CRKT's Homefront Folding Knife

by
posted on May 25, 2016
crkt-main.jpg

It looks like a family heirloom from WWI, but the Homefront by CRKT is an innovative knife of today. The designer, Ken Onion, has implemented novice technology that allows for something rarely seen in a knife: The ability to field strip.

The Homefront has the patent pending ability to be taken apart and reassembled, without any tools, while in the field. When simple maintenance or a necessary cleaning needs to be done, you don’t have to take the Homefront to a tool-loaded workbench. Additionally, opening the knife is easy. Simply push the front lever away from the blade, spin the turn release wheel on the rear of the handle away from the pivot shaft and when you feel the handle release, pull it up and away from the blade. As for reassembly, simple reverse the procedure.

The vintage look of the knife may have you in disbelief of its contemporary internal technology. The bayonet lug-style flipper sets off the smooth open action of the 3.5-inch drop point blade. The tank jimping on the back strap adds to the antique look, and it helps to sit the knife handle snugly in the user’s palm.

“The applications are vast. Hunters can clean the blood and entrails easily from their knife. Mechanics can clean the grime and grease out. Soldiers can take the dirt, dust and sand out,” said designer Ken Onion.

The Homefront handles are made of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and the blade is constructed of AUS 8 stainless steel. The overall length when opened is 8.3 inches and 4.7 inches when closed, the Homefront weighs 4.8 ounces and features a locking line style.

MSRP $150

Latest

stopwatch
stopwatch

Controlling the Reactionary Gap

More space equals more time equals more opportunity to solve the tactical problem. The converse is also true: Less space equals less time equals fewer opportunities to solve the tactical problem. How can you create and control the reactionary gap affording you a tactical advantage when bad things happen to good people?

First Look: Mauser M18 Savanna Bolt Action Rifle

Blaser Group is adding a new bolt action rifle to value-oriented Mauser M18 stable of rifles.

Shotguns: What’s New In 2022

Although I tend to believe being well trained with any shotgun is better than being untrained with the best one, why not be well trained with a great gun? To that end, here are a few defensive shotguns for all tastes, and all-new for 2022.

First Look: DeSantis SlimTuk for the SIG Sauer P365

A new IWB holster option for a popular subcompact defensive pistol.

Springfield Armory Announces Gear Up Promotion for All Striker-Fired Pistols

Three free magazines and a pistol bag are yours when you buy select Springfield Armory pistols.

First Look: Gatorz Laser Defender

Protect your eyes from damage from more than one source of light.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.