CRKT Hootenanny Flipper Knife ReviewJuly 7, 2015
- KBS flipper action
- Hollow ground, drop point blade
- Slim and stylized profile
- Multiple sets of jimping for better grip and functionality
- Single position pocket clip
- Slippery when wet
- No lanyard hole
The blade shape on the Hootenanny is unique and a little off-putting at first, but any doubt about its effectiveness goes away when cutting and slicing with this knife. CRKT hit the nail on the head in terms of balance, thickness, and design, ultimately making this knife a suitable companion for any occasion.
CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS
CRKT was mindful of material costs when they designed the Hootenanny, choosing glass reinforced nylon (GRN) handle scales over Carbon Fiber or G10 and using Cr13MoV stainless steel for the blade. For what this knife was built for, these materials will suffice, and the quality of the build is exceptional.
EASE OF USE
Without all four sets of jimping on the Hootenanny, it would likely slip in your hand under duress. Though the GRN scales are textured, they’re a wee bit slick. Otherwise, this knife performs well and is versatile enough to be deployed in a multiple scenarios.
STEEL QUALITY/EDGE RETENTION
The Hootenanny is razor sharp out of the box. And although it didn’t falter during testing, it did need a few passes over an oil slicked stone to get back on track.
The CRKT Hootenanny will stand up to any task as it’s built on a solid foundation and screwed together with longevity in mind. My one concern is the lock-side handle scale. In testing it got hung up on my pocket due to the protruding scale on the bottom corner.