CRKT® Pursue: Walker’s Masterpiece Blends Superior Function and Artistic Design

Elegant, durable, compact, ergonomic, superior

Ah, a traveler's delight and an adventurer's confidante, I can't help but marvel at the splendid craftsmanship of this companion, the Pursue by CRKT®. Picture this – you're at a campsite, the air is sharp, and a resolute hush descends with the twilight. In your grip is a tool, a friend, a piece of art that not only beholds the whispers of the wilderness but tells its own story.

What we have here is a perfect marriage of superior performance and exquisite design, lovingly birthed in the hearty smithies of Italy. It's the brainchild of the legendary Michael Walker, the genius behind the now ubiquitous liner lock, a knife wizard who's been rightfully celebrated in the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame. His attention to detail, his understanding of balance and usability, they all sing praises in the subtle curves and the superior grip of this blade.

The Pursue, it's more than just a knife. It's a testament to Walker’s illustrious career and his extraordinary knack for knife-making. This limited-edition offering from CRKT® takes inspiration from one of Walker’s original zipper blade customs, presenting a unique handle shape that's not only visually captivating but also ergonomically smart. The oversized pivot tapers gracefully, promising a fit that feels just right, irrespective of how you hold it.

One of the most striking aspects of the Pursue is the Super Dense Twist™ Damasteel® blade, a steel that's synonymous with superior cutting performance. Measuring a modest 3.15″, it's a practical and agile companion. And the acid-etched finish? It lends the blade an aura of rugged elegance, perfect for those who love to rough it out yet appreciate the finer things in life.

The Carbon Dark Matter handle, with its futuristic appeal, is not only lightweight but also strong, ensuring durability without adding unnecessary bulk. This is particularly handy for those of you who love keeping your gear to a minimum, leaving more room for the experiences you collect along your journey.

One of the features that stand out for me is the liner lock mechanism, allowing for an easy one-handed close. In an active, fast-paced outdoor scenario, this function is not just a convenience but a safety measure. And, with the deep carry clip, it rides low in the pocket, further enhancing its low-profile appeal.

In sum, the Pursue is not just a tool, it's a narrative of craftsmanship, functionality, and design, a narrative that's ready to be woven into your adventurous tales. It's a companion that whispers, “What's next?” in the ear of every active explorer. Whether you're a trekking enthusiast, an adrenaline junkie, or a Sunday afternoon wanderer, this blade fits the bill, etching its mark as the companion that's always ready to pursue what's next.

Pros of the CRKT® Pursue:

  1. Uniquely Designed Handle: Inspired by one of Michael Walker’s original customs, the handle's shape and oversized pivot ensures a comfortable and secure grip.
  2. Superior Blade Material: The Super Dense Twist™ Damasteel® blade is known for its superior cutting performance. This blade is acid-etched, further enhancing its durability and aesthetic appeal.
  3. Smooth Opening and Easy Closing: The IKBS™ ball bearing pivot ensures the blade deploys smoothly while the liner lock mechanism allows for easy one-handed closing.
  4. High Tech and Durable Handle Material: The Fat Carbon Dark Matter handle is not only visually striking but also strong and lightweight, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
  5. Low Profile and Portable: Thanks to the deep carry clip, the knife rides low in the pocket, making it easy to carry around without taking up too much space.

Cons of the CRKT® Pursue:

  1. Premium Price Tag: Priced at $400, the Pursue is a high-end product, which may not be affordable for everyone.
  2. Limited Edition Release: As a limited-run release, availability may be an issue. If you love the knife, you might have trouble finding another one once it's sold out.
  3. Blade Size: While its 3.15″ blade length is practical and compliant with many local laws, some may find it a tad small for certain tasks.
  4. Specialized Maintenance: Given the premium materials and construction, maintaining the knife's quality may require more specialized care and upkeep compared to simpler models.

$400

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