TTAK Associate Editor David Andersen had a chance to review the original CRKT Homefront earlier this year. This Ken Onion designed knife is most notable for its “Field Strip” technology, and by and large David liked it a lot. He alluded to the system being incorporated into other models and blade shapes, and it appears that this has come to pass.
CRKT issued an email blast today announcing this new release:
HOMEFRONT™ TACTICALDesigned by Ken Onion in Kaneohe, Hawaii
This mean combat-ready remake of your grandpa’s classic WWI folder has got an impressive secret.
The Homefront™ Tactical is among the first in our fleet to feature “Field Strip” technology. This in-field, no-tool take apart capability lets you purge your utilitarian and tactical mainstay of grit, and whatever else it may encounter right where you are, without leaving the arena.
- Breakthrough “Field Strip” technology innovation
- Field Strip lets you easily disassemble your knife for cleaning without tools
- 1.4116 Blade Steel + Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
Blade Length 3.427″ (87.05 mm) Blade Edge Combination Blade Steel 1.4116 SS, HRC 55-57 Blade Finish EDP Coating Blade Thickness 0.138″ (3.51 mm) Closed Length 4.684″ (118.97 mm) Weight 4.3 oz Handle Glass Reinforced Nylon Style Folding Knife w/Locking Liner Overall Length 8.125″ (206.38 mm)
Personally, I am waiting for a wharncliffe blade version of the Homefront. That is far and away my favorite blade shape for EDC.
The Homefront Tactical is available directly from CRKT. MSRP $99.99. It is available for slightly less from several major online retailers as well.