Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #7 CRKT Pilar

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The CRKT Pilar, designed by Danish knifemaker Jesper Voxnaes, offers high-end design and quality at an astonishingly low price. Perfectly sized for everyday carry virtually anywhere, the compact Pilar has been a huge hit for CRKT who have been working hard to keep up with the demand. The 2.4-inch blade is comfortable to use thanks to a generous forward finger choil and thoughtful handle ergonomics. The cleaver-esque blade is flat ground to a keen edge, and slices well despite the stout thickness of the 8Cr13MoV blade steel.

We asked Doug Flagg, VP of Marketing & Innovation why the knife has been such a success and he tells us it’s because the quality exceeds the price. “The fit and finish is precise and rare for a knife at this price point,” Flagg says. “The satin finished blade with crisp grind lines and the CNC’d handle with fine detail work around the lock relief surprise people when they see the price.”

If there is a criticism to be levied against the Pilar it’s that it’s on the heavy side for a knife of its size. Some resourceful Pilar owners, like YouTuber Zelrick, have gone so far as to swap out the stainless steel show side scale with lighter materials like carbon fiber with impressive results.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #6 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 Pilar

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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