New from CRKT: The Bita™

I regularly carry the CRKT Minimalist neck-knife. It is my primary backup blade when guiding. I have never written a formal review, but I have put it through the wringer. I even did a pineapple shootout between it and the Halfachance machete.

CRKT has just announced a new neck-knife. The Bita is designed by Jesper Voxneas, and has a 1.9″ blade. As much as I like my minimalist, I wish the blade were a bit bigger – especially in the handle. The Bita looks to hit a better balance between “minimalism” and usability.

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From CRKT:

The stealthy Bita™ does little to mirror its Viking heritage; though a pillaging Viking would have undoubtedly taken it everywhere.

Covert in its sheath, but mighty in-hand, the Bita™ is an adventure-inspired everyday carry knife. Clean lines and simplicity are obvious at first glance. But the powerful functionality of this 1.9″ fixed blade lurks under the radar until the moment it’s needed.

When Jesper Voxnaes of Løgstrup, Denmark needed a backup carry to take into his rugged backyard, he channeled inspiration from clean Nordic design. The drop point blade features a bead blast finish for powerful protection against the brutal elements. Holes carved into the stainless steel handle reduce the already minimal weight and can be laced with paracord or webbing. The gear-compatible sheath elevates on-the-go options.

The Bita™ might not have been on the front lines of a Viking charge, but it certainly would have been close behind to pick up the pieces.

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Specs:

Dimensions
Open Overall Length 4.795 inches
Weight 1.4 ounces
Blade
Length 1.9 inches
Thickness 0.15 inches
Material 8Cr13MoV
Blade-HRC 56-58
Finish Bead Blast
Edge Plain
Handle
Material Stainless Steel
Carry
Carry System Sheath

MSRP: $39.99

comments

  1. Sam L. says:

    I just don’t like the idea of having paracord around my neck. A dog-tag chain that would break away if caught suits me better. Neat little knife, though.

    1. knightofbob says:

      Part of the reason I haven’t jumped on the neck-knife bandwagon. Strong cord has the potential to snag, break-away chains aren’t strong enough to withstand the knife being drawn if the sheath has good enough retention. I can’t imagine myself in any situation where it would be a more ideal carry method than pocket or belt.

      1. In my case it is a backup to a fixed blade on my belt when guiding. It is tucked inside my shirt except when rigging a rod where it’s diminutive size is more useful in trimming line.

        Other times I will wear it when I am going for maximum concealment and don’t want a knife in my pocket.

        1. knightofbob says:

          I didn’t mean there isn’t a place for them, just not for me. I’d rather have a small fixed blade like that in a pocket sheath. I guess it makes sense as something accessible regardless of cover garment that stays with the wearer, but that’s just not a situation I see myself getting in.

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