CRKT Overland

A Multi-tasker with style

The T.J. Schwarz-designed CRKT Overland combines eye appeal with sturdy construction in a lightweight package.

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) built their company on collaborations with custom knifemakers and Boise, Idaho’s T.J. Schwarz is one of the latest. Unlike typical knifemakers, T.J. concentrates his time as a designer for manufactured knives and CRKT has climbed aboard the gravy train in a big way. The Overland model is the fifth feather in his cap for the company.

Schwarz likes classic design and the Overland has hints of Art Deco techno-industro complex styling in its overall vibe. It is 7-3/8″ overall with a 3″ blade, a medium-sized folder perfect for urban EDC carry or, as the name implies, out in the field tackling light to medium chores. The Overland’s 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade sports a modified Wharncliffe design with a deep grind and there’s jimping along the lower back spine for added purchase — all spiffed up in a Stonewashed finish. The handle, with its Olive Drab G10 front scale and spot-color orange anodized back spacer and pivot ring, is loaded with eye appeal. On the backside is a frame-lock mechanism for securing the blade and a tip-up pocket clip — both done up in the same Stonewash finish found on the blade. At only 3.6 oz. the Overland is light in the pocket.

On the Overland’s backside you’ll find a frame-lock blade securing mechanism and
tip-up pocket clip done up in the same Stonewash finish as the blade.

Why You’ll Like It

Like most CRKT knives you get a lot of bang for your buck. At only $69.99 suggested retail, there’s a lot to like about the Overland. T.J. Schwarz’s styling alone makes this folder stand out in the crowd and its sturdy frame-lock construction won’t let you down. Wharncliffe designs are the workhorses of the blade stable and can perform a myriad of chores, including everything from wire stripping to meal prep. In a nutshell, the Overland will serve you well regardless of where you travel at a price you can afford.

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