The Columbia River Knife & Tool company (aka CRKT) is well known for its knives and outdoor tools. I own several of the company’s folders and have found them to be good working blades for the price. Some of the company’s unique features, like the Veff serrations do help them to stand out in a market loaded with quality knives.
For 2017, the company announced a lot of new knives and tools. One of the new knives introduced is the Directive.
The Directive is a folding knife that comes in your choice of blade styles. Model #1062 has a tanto style blade that is 3.61″ long. The other model, #1063, has a drop point blade that is slightly longer at 3.62″ in length. Both blades have a plain edge and are made of 8CR14MoV steel. CRKT treats both blades to a black oxide finish.
Both models of knife have jimping on the spine of the blade. The textured handles are made of glass reinforced nylon and have metal liners. CRKT uses a flipper type opener instead of a thumb stud or hole to deploy the blade. The pocket clip is reversible and can be affixed to either side of the knife for maximum versatility.
Matthew Lerch is the designer behind this knife. A trained jeweler and watchmaker, Lerch has multiple patents and awards for his knife designs. Both models carry a suggested retail price of $49.99. Additionally, they are backed by a lifetime warranty.