Our Photo Gallery Review of the New Ken Onion Design from CRKT
The Facet is the latest Ken Onion-designed folding knife from CRKT. It is also one of the best designs to come out of this collaboration. The overall fit and finish of this knife seems to be a step above a lot of CRKT’s previous budget pocket knife options, and the D2 steel blade is a welcome upgrade from the 8CR13MOV steel blades we usually see on CRKT’s budget folding knives.
In a recent review of a different CRKT folder (designed by Richard Rogers), YouTube knife reviewer Nick Shabazz stated CRKT’s “product designs are great, but their accountants kill the knife”. Unfortunately this statement rings true. However, it is slightly less true with the Facet than a few of CRKT’s other designs (and with the CRKT Cinco Shabazz was talking about).
The Facet is very much a budget knife, but there is a noticeable upgrade in overall quality compared to most other CRKT knives in this price range. It is a good looking, tough hard use knife that takes up very little room in the pocket. Currently the Facet and the Revo Warden 2 are my favorite assisted open pocket knives under $50.
Ben started a twenty year commercial photography career after a blurry stint in the navy. He spent a lot of time losing and breaking knives and other EDC gear on location shoots before starting Nothing But Knives. He has reviewed and tested hundreds of both outdoor and kitchen knives over the course of the last six years, and he was mostly sober while testing and reviewing.