CRKT 2024 Lineup Arrives on the Scene

The first wave of new for 2024 CRKT models has just popped up on the company’s website. As usual, collaborations are the name of the game here, with stuff from old and new partners alike, with an emphasis on premium materials and even some automatics thrown into the mix.


Philip Booth brings us both of the automatics in the 2024 lineup, both produced by OEM partner Hogue Knives. The Michaca sports a nice, clean EDC-style look with a 3.3-inch drop point blade – made from CPM MagnaCut, no less. The Michaca, like many of Booth’s custom autos, opens up with a single action, scale slide mechanism.


Another Booth joint, the Minnow mimics a Booth custom of the same name. It’s a very small, California-legal automatic with a 1.68-inch MagnaCut blade. This one does use the more commonly seen button deployment for its signal action opening.

Homefront Compact

Meanwhile, Ken Onion’s Homefront design returns again, this time with a scaled down blade and scaled up materials. Made from S35VN, the Compact’s blade length is 2.91 inches, and folds into a tan 2/3rds G-10 scale capped by a black aluminum bolster. Note: there is no Field Strip functionality on this premium flavor.


CRKT has dabbled with traditional knives from time to time, and this latest one comes from an unexpected designer: Darriel Caston, better known for his futuristic locking folders. This is a two-bladed dogleg pattern, with both main and pen blades being made from 12C27N’; the covers, meanwhile, are red and black G-10.


This one comes from newcomer Pedro Buzetti, a Brazilian custom maker who studied under frequent CRKT partner Flavio Ikoma. Apparently named after an obscure science fiction franchise, the Padawan features a 3.01-inch 14C28N blade and an all steel handle and frame lock. It comes with either the flipper only harpoon drop point blade (pictured above), or with a modified wharnie with an opening hole.


With GFN scales, D2 blade steel, and an IKBS-assisted assisted opening, the Richard Rogers-designed Persian is right in the pocket for current generation entry level CRKT designs. And this one in particular should appeal to fans of the more outre blade shapes, with its 3.44-inch trailing point profile.

Bear Claw

Russ Kommer’s Bear Claw, a staple in CRKT’s fixed blade lineup, gets three new variations this year. Perhaps most notable is a version with a refined, sharper tip, but there’s also a blunt tip, Veff-serrated model designed to be used around inflatable watercraft without fear of accidental punctures.


This knife, from Ken Steigerwalt, is another slipjoint, with a Boy’s Knife or Barlow-style look to it – albeit without the bolster. Instead, this premium CRKT release has full Fat Carbon scales and a 2.88-inch blade made from M390.


Another Darriel Caston design, the Ancestor is, again, a departure from the kind of shapes and blades Caston is generally known for. Look at that trailing point tanto blade, which is made from D2 and measures 3.6 inches long; the scales are made from G-10 and there’s a liner lock in tow underneath.


Lucas Burnley’s newest CRKT design is the Ibis. Its upswept modified wharnie blade is made from 14C28N and is about 3 inches in length. The light blue G-10 show scale gives this one a unique identity, while the off-side is all business with a full stainless steel frame lock.

CEO Microflipper

The smallest version of the CEO line gets a third version, this time with the drop point blade and handle all blacked out, as well as D2 steel instead of 12C27.


The Drifter is back! One of CRKT’s classic budget offerings has been updated for 2024, with D2 blade steel and a flipper tab to go along with it. It’s follow-up to the Micarta-handled, 12C27 version of the Drifter that released last year.

Squid Compact in G-10

Burnley’s Squid Compact gets a line expansion this year, with G-10 front scale to make it lighter than the original 2.8 oz. all-steel flavor (this one weighs 2.2 oz.). The blade steel is bumped up to D2 as well.

Knife in Featured Image: CRKT Padawan

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