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CRKT Provoke Kinematic Folding D2 Karambit by Joe Caswell 4040

Manufacturer: CRKT

Model: CRKT-4040

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Designer and "mad scientist" Joe Caswell wanted to answer a question that will re-imagine 2500 years of folding knife design: how can you keep your fingers out of the rotational path of the blade? The answer: Mr. Caswell's morphing Karambit that would become the CRKT Provoke. Tough 6061 T6 Aluminum, a sub-2.5" D2 tool steel blade and the innovative Kinematic operating mechanism offer a robust tactical and utility tool that will thrust the folding knife into the future whether it’s ready or not.

Brand new direct from CRKT Knives. 

Blade: A robust D2 tool steel blade is executed in the traditional "hawkbill" profile of the Karambit with a full flat grind that delivers excellent slicing performance and a devastating, piercing point. The sub-2.5" length means this knife is legal for carry in most areas. The black Titanium Nitride coating offers enhanced corrosion resistance and a discreet, non-reflective finish. Deploys fast and smooth via the Kinematic operating mechanism. See more below.

Handle: Black, hard anodized 6061 T6 Aluminum makes the Provoke tough yet light weight, perfect for every day carry. Four chain ring bolts attach the swing arms which connect the ring-end handle to the blade. A discrete lever at the base of the finger loop serves as the locking mechanism and easily disengages for closure of the knife.

Kinematic™While the look of the Provoke might make it seem like a tool for the professional, operation is simple and intuitive. Thread your finger through the ring, firmly grasp the handle and your thumb naturally comes to rest on the deployment curve. Light pressure is all it takes to launch the blade to life. Disengagement is simple: shift the lever at the base of the finger loop and nudge the blade back into the "closed" position.

Carries via a zero-profile steel deep carry clip set up for right hand carry to facilitate point down, edge forward deployment.

D2 Tool Steel: D2 is a cold work tool steel that has been used as a die cutting steel since WW II. D2 has a high chromium content for a tool steel (10-13%) which gives it greater corrosion resistance than most high carbon steels making it semi-stainless. D2 offers a good combination of toughness, corrosion resistance and wear resistance for a good all around knife steel.


Overall Length 7.25"
Blade Length 2.41"
Blade Thickness 0.21"
Blade Material D2
Blade Type Carbon
Blade Rockwell 55-62 HRC
Opening Mechanism Kinematic
Lock Lever Lock
Closed Length 4.97"
Handle Material Aluminum
Clip Stainless Steel
Weight 6.1 oz.
Country of Manufacture Taiwan