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.
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.
|Open Overall Length||4.795 inches|