Knifemaker Ken Onion is the mastermind of such iconic and well-received knives as the Kershaw Leek, Kershaw Blur, CRKT Shenanigan, CRKT Onion Skinner and more.
The Hi Jinx from CRKT is a high-end folder based on Ken Onion’s Old Scallywag custom design made with quality materials and fine craftsmanship that would leave even casual knife fans drooling. The 3.32-inch blade is made of Böhler Uddholm’s Sleipner steel from award winning manufacturer LionSteel and uses a flipper for quick deployment.
It’s a “rip and tear your way out of a sinking vehicle” sort of beautiful.
And that’s exactly how Ken Onion designed it. The Hi-Jinx™ is a gentleman’s beast of burden blade with all the classical curves and subtle elegance that has become the anthem of Ken Onion knife design. This gentleman’s tactical knife has a sand blasted 6AL4V titanium handle and premium Sleipner blade steel. It has a satin drop point blade that is flat ground and measures nearly a quarter inch thick along the spine.
With an overall length of 8.1-inches when engaged and a weighty 6.4 oz., the knife packs a big punch.
This is an interesting and promising move by CRKT into the premium blade market. The MSRP is currently set at $500, but the street price will probably be a good $150 cheaper.