CRKT Jettison Knives: One Big, One Small

CRKT Jettison

Earlier this year, Columbia River Knife & Tool Inc. (more commonly called CRKT) announced a wealth of new knives and other tools of interest to shooters, hunters and outdoorsmen. A pair of those knives are the Jettison folders. These knives are offered as a standard model and as a compact version. Both were designed by Robert Carter, a Texan with a family history of knife making.

The standard Jettison is a folder with a 3.26″ long blade. Made of 8Cr13MoV steel, the blade has a plain edge and a modified sheepsfoot design with a satin stainless finish. CRKT states the blade has a Rockwell hardness of 58-60 and is held in place with a frame lock.

CRKT uses a stainless steel handle with a stonewash finish. The handle is a little more than 4.5″ long, and when opened, the knife is exactly 7.75″ long. The knife weighs in a 4.5 ounces. CRKT puts the suggested retail price of this knife at $49.99.

CRKT Jettison

As one might expect, the Jettison Compact is similar to, but smaller than, the standard model. The Compact model uses the same blade material, but has a Wharncliffe design that is just over 2″ in length. The handle is made of titanium with a stone washed finish.

The overall length of the knife is 5.2″ (3.2″ folded) and it weighs only 1.3 ounces. The MSRP on this one is the same: $49.99.

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  • wetcorps

    Neat, but why do all mordern knives have to be covered in torx screws?

    • Sianmink

      1: Who doesn’t have a torx set by now?
      2: they look better than flatheads.

      • Anomanom

        As a technician, whoever invented TORX and other non-standard screw heads should be drug out in the street and shot.

        • Sianmink

          Personally I kind of like TORX. They don’t round out like hex and the bit tends to stay in place and not slip.

          I still don’t know why Robertson square-heads aren’t more popular.

  • claymore

    Looks like it will be nice and slippery when wet. Who doesn’t like that………

  • Scott Tuttle

    kershaw leak’s long lost brother.

  • Wanderlust

    Before long it will be way below that $49 price.

    • Sean

      $32 at Knife center. $30 plus free shipping at Amazon

      • Yah, knife “MSRPs” are typically lol.

  • Love the look, but not blade shape ???