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CRKT... My last try.

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by green marauder, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. green marauder

    green marauder Fabricators build what 95% of the population cant

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    I just got my 3rd and 4th replacement knives from CRKT for ones that broke. The first one was a McGinnis Tuition which the lock broke on in less than 6 months; they let me replace it with a Lake Thunderbolt 2. On that one the holes for the pocket clip were stripped they were very nice about it and told me to send it back and I could get another one or anything else and pay the difference. I picked the MT. Whitney which looked like a sturdy one. While I was waiting I did a review of the first two on their website it wasn’t a good one and they didn’t post it so after a few days I sent an e-mail asking if they only posted the good reviews, a few hours later I got an e-mail back and they wanted to send me my choice of an M16 or an M21-02 (which they call their bread and butter models) for all my troubles I picked the M21 I guess we'll see how they work out. I not sure about their products yet but with their great service I'm willing to give them one more chance. Wish me luck. :dunno:

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  2. Richard Simmons

    Richard Simmons American Icon

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    Good luck. I've never bought anything of theirs and probably never will. They have some decent stuff but I've just read too many reports of issues to take the chance.
     

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    para40 curmudgeon

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    Emerson knives. :cool:
     
  4. crash09

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    Good luck. I had a Mt. Whitney for about a week. Still have the scar on my leg from the one of about two dozen times it opened on its own while inside my pocket. :wow: CRKT makes some good knives, but the Summit serires aren't among them. I traded mine for an M-16 and haven't looked back. The M-16 and M-21 serires do not have the problem and the M-16 is my EDC.
     
  5. tripton

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    I've never been overly impressed with anything CRKT. For the range they are in, its pretty easy to find better knives that are made in the USA.

    If you really want a Taiwan made knife, get a Rat-1. It will hold it's own against any CRKT.
     
  6. Mjames

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    I have carried a M16-01K EDC for about 3 years. Never had a problem.
     
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I like the M16-13 models, but I hate CRKT's blade edge.
    I takes a lot of work on the blade to get it to sharpen like a normal knife.
     
  8. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I've been EDCing and abusing an M21-04 for about 3 years now, no problems at all. About once a year I'll take it apart and replace the teflon and brass washers, and they always send them to me at no charge.
     
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    If this one breaks tell them you want a Hissatsu with assisted open. That's a good knife.
     
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    Can't ***** too much with that kind of service though. Sooner or later you'll get a keeper. That being said, they aren't trust your life with kind of knives. But for everyday, hey why not, at least they atan behind them.
     
  11. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    CRKT is great on customer service.
    Even going to far as to have a spare part order form on their website.
     
  12. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Never been a fan. They flex too danged much - scares the crap outta me.

    I got a $15 M16-13Z and fooled around with another M16 a buddy used to carry. Not comforting at all.

    And they are a bear to open swiftly. The thumbstud is buried in the plastic handle. Grrrr.
     
  13. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    If these break, get an Emerson because it won't.
     
  14. green marauder

    green marauder Fabricators build what 95% of the population cant

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    I know that M16, my son got one 2 years ago at walmart and your rite its a totaly different knife compaired to the M21-02 it has NO plastic
     
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    had my m16 awhile and no complaints here
     
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    they have problems too..

    not impressed by the knives, but am impressed with the people and customer service
     
  17. green marauder

    green marauder Fabricators build what 95% of the population cant

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    Yep and their all at no charge just call them and tell them what you need.
     
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    I've never owned any of their folding knives, but I have a fixed "Stealth First Strike" that's an awesome EDC blade for $20. They don't sell it anymore. The only downside of it is that it has a pretty thin tang, but for $20 I can't complain.
     
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  19. citori59

    citori59 Lock Guru

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    I've had an M16 for a little over 6 years. I use a knife very hard and have never had a problem. In fact I've been given spydercos and sogs but they just don't look like they will stand up to the abuse I've put my M16 through.
     
  20. repoman1984

    repoman1984 under the pully

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    I've carried the Bull and M16 for a long time I like them both a lot. The M16 I abused the snot out of as its my work knife and it gave out after 3 years of daily use. The bull has been my "pretty" knife for about 2 years now.