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CRKT Introduces Two New American-Made Folders, the Definitive and LCBK

New for 2023, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) is pleased to release two new American-made folding knives, the Definitive and LCBK. Crafted in conjunction with Hogue Knives, these new premium offerings sprung from the minds of renowned designers MJ and Matthew Lerch respectively. Both feature top quality materials, a striking blend of aesthetics and performance, and include the intuitive, fully ambidextrous Crossbar Lock.

Definitive ($215)

Made in the USA, this folding knife from designer MJ Lerch is one of the first CRKT knives to incorporate a Crossbar Lock. Fast, smooth, and fully ambidextrous, the Crossbar Lock is easy to operate and very fidget friendly.

The Definitive balances its elegant and understated appearance with extreme durability. The 3.7-inch drop point blade uses 154CM steel, providing exceptional strength and edge retention, while its black G10 handle offers solid all-weather grip.

With a deep-carry pocket clip and overall weight of just 3 ounces, the Definitive will rest comfortably and discreetly in your pocket. Not that you’ll want to leave it there long.


Blade: Length: 3.70″ (93.98 mm)
Edge: Plain
Steel: 154CM
Finish: Stonewash
Thickness: .13” (3.18mm)
Closed: 4.91” (124.82 mm)
Open: 8.63” (219.08 mm)
Weight: 3.0 oz. (85.05 g)
Handle: G10
HRC: 58-61
Style: Folding Knife w/
Crossbar Lock

LCBK ($215)

The LCBK, or Lightweight Crossbar Knife, is a high-end everyday carry distilled down to the essentials. Quality materials and craftsmanship that give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. One of the first CRKT knives to feature a Crossbar Lock, it’s fast, sturdy, and fully ambidextrous.

Designed by Matthew Lerch and made in the USA, the LCBK combines a striking appearance with high performance. The aggressively angular stonewashed blade looks rugged and ready for business, and thanks to the exceptional edge retention of its 154CM steel, it is. Simple and effective, the black G10 handle is lightweight and offers good grip in all weather conditions.

But while its design readily commands attention when in use, the LCBK can vanish just as easily, thanks to its minimal weight of 2.8 ounces and included deep-carry pocket clip. It’s a true premium everyday carry, combining high-performance materials, American manufacturing, and all-day comfort.


Blade: Length: 3.48″ (88.47mm)
Edge: Plain
Steel: 154CM
Finish: Bead Blast
Thickness: .12” (3.12mm)
Closed: 4.50” (114.30 mm)
Open: 8.00” (203.20 mm)
Weight: 2.8 oz. (79.38 g)
Handle: G10
HRC: 58-61
Style: Folding Knife w/ Crossbar Lock

For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email: [email protected], on the web:

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