Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #15 CRKT Snap Lock

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The CRKT Snap Lock is exactly the kind of lovable oddball collaboration that nobody but CRKT would dare attempt. “Custom knife maker Ed Van Hoy designed this knife to ‘wow’ people,” Doug Flagg, VP of Marketing & Innovation at CRKT tells us.

The Snap Lock literally turns knife design on its side, with a blade that rotates in and out of the side of the handle rather than around a traditional pivot. “When you press the lever and rotate the blade 180 degrees out, friends will be amazed,” Flagg says. “The blade locks in place until you press the lever and rotate the blade 180 degrees back in place.”

Ambidextrous, sturdy, and lightweight, the Snap Lock plays the role of a neck knife especially well. The 2.5 inch wharncliffe blade is utility-focused, but the unique deployment does take a bit of practice to master.

The Snap Lock is hardly new to the knife world. When it was first introduced it won Most Innovative Knife at Blade Show in 2004. “We discontinued it in 2013 and fans begged us to bring it back so we did this year,” Flagg says.

Clearly, that was a wise decision. When it comes to popularity, even among CRKT’s portfolio of knives with unusual locking and opening mechanisms, the Snap Lock is the cream of the crop.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #14 on our countdown of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

The TOP 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 is based on a ranking of year-to-date dollar sales per day of all non-kitchen cutlery at The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world and serves the most diverse customer base of any knife retailer.

We chose to remove knives available only at from consideration. Exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include:
the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood
the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood
the s35vn Orange Southard Positron
the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper
the Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives

Certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though based on pre-orders it’s clear they are among the year’s most popular.

Knife featured in image: CRKT Snap Lock

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#24 ESEE-CL1 Cleaver
#23 Kershaw Reverb
#22 Condor Primitive Bush Knife
#21 We Knife Co. 708 Karambit Flipper
#20 Gerber Center-Drive
#19 Steel Will Cutjack
#18 Mora Companion
#17 Spyderco Polestar
#16 Microtech Tachyon III
#15 CRKT Snap Lock
#14 Cold Steel Knives Steel Tiger Karambit
#13 Spyderco Chaparral Raffir Noble
#12 TOPS El Chete
#11 Schrade Manilla Balisong
#10 Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka
#09 SOG Baton Q2
#08 Olamic Wayfarer 247
#07 CRKT Pilar
#06 Benchmade Proper
#05 Zero Tolerance 0850
#04 BRS Replicant
#03 Buck 110 Auto
#02 Kershaw Al Mar AM-4
#01 Spyderco Para 3