EDC For CCW: CRKT ‘Carajas’

Image courtesy CRKTThe title probably exceeded your CDC-recommended daily levels of acronym exposure, but I figured you would tolerate a little alphabet poisoning to see a knife like this one.

Columbia River Knife And Tool’s ‘Carajas’ was designed in collaboration with Brazilian designer Flavio Ikoma, and it’s not just a tarted-up 8cr14MoV flipper. It’s got a super-hardened Sandvik 12C27 blade, G10 scales and a ball-bearing pivot. The spacer is ridged for extra grip, and it’s available with a plain edge or with partial Veff serrations.

And all for under $90? I’m definitely interested.


  1. MothaLova says:

    Very nice indeed. Thanks for the information.

    Unfortunately for those of us living in servitude in leftist cities, the means of opening the blade is likely to get us in trouble with the law if we are ever caught carrying it.

    1. Roger says:

      What? It’s not, a switchblade. Totally manual opening with some balls to help roll the blade along.

      1. MothaLova says:

        Of course it’s not. You’re absolutely right. But, as a Shakespearean fool once said, “The law is an ass.”

        NYC Atty General, Cyrus Vance, among many others in leftist cities, has been arresting citizens for carrying just these sorts of knives. Knife Rights, Inc. has been suing, but so far to no avail.


        Note that New York City administrative code has an under-4-inch length limit and requires knives be carried concealed. Knife Rights recommends that you never carry your knife clipped to your pocket in New York City. Even when covered by a jacket, simply moving the jacket aside to get to a wallet has been enough to get folks arrested. Always ensure your knife is completely concealed at all times, including not “printing” on the outside of your clothing. In addition, be extremely circumspect about using a knife for any purpose in a public setting.

        Note also that NYC has interpreted the state law against gravity knives such that if an officer can “wrist flick” the knife blade open and the knife blade locks open, that knife is an illegal gravity knife. NYC takes this position even if it requires multiple tries and use of exaggerated arm thrust or motion. Using this interpretation, most any lockblade knife might be deemed an illegal gravity knife.

        1. Chris Dumm says:

          New York sucks. As a schoolboy I lived in upstate NY, and it disgusts me that I would immediately go to jail if I attempted to exercise the same freedoms there now which I enjoy here in the free state of Washington, or which law-abiding citizens enjoyed back then.

          I haven’t darkened the Empire State with my shadow in a quarter-century, and I have no reason to do so now.

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EDC For CCW: CRKT ‘Carajas’

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