CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Hogue Knives X5 Spear Point

  • Great for camping and survival
  • Sharp out of the box
  • Feels great in hand
  • Packaging is simple but satisfying to open
  • Design is killer
  • Great for hunting
  • Durable blade
  • Comfortable handle
  • Easy to sharpen
  • Comes with a sheath

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Blade

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Hogue Knives X5 Spear Point
Hogue X5 Review | BladeReviews.com
Centering is dead nuts perfect. Hogue X5 Review – Final Thoughts. All said I’m a fan of the X-5
PositivePositive
2 months ago
bladereviews.com
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Handle

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Outer layer of handle wears thin.
The outer layer of the handle is so thin that it is worn through in multiple spots straight from the seller. It gives the handle of the knife a very shop-worn appearance right out of the box. It makes it look like someone has used the handle portion of the knife for a long time.
2/5
Amazon Customer
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Hogue Knives X5 Spear Point
Hogue X5 Review | BladeReviews.com
Centering is dead nuts perfect. Hogue X5 Review – Final Thoughts. All said I’m a fan of the X-5
PositivePositive
2 months ago
bladereviews.com
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Material

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Good stuff, but room to improve
The design is killer. Potential to be one of the safest camping and survivalist knives one could get for its size. Two downsides I see: -Bead-blast finish is nice, but prevents the spline from being effectively used as a striker for ferrous rods. A quick run over the back with a sanding bit on my dr...
5/5
Rumble righteously
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Hogue Knives X5 Spear Point
youtube
The Hogue X5 Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
The final conclusion is that, as a reviewer, I like this knife, almost as much as I hate this knife, because at some level it's really really neat they're doing something fundamentally different here than make it a knife that looks like a stealth bomber which is kind of Interesting, I'm they're using a button lock they're using an interesting assist with that assist that only really kicks in at the end, which makes it easy to close they're doing a design. That's fundamentally kind of unusual and strange to it. Um and they're also doing it with great fit and finish I mean this freaking edge blows me away and the rest of the knife is really well made, though so as a reviewer
NeutralNeutral
Nick Shabazz
2 months ago
youtube.com
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Durability

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Great little knife. Would make a great gift.
Great little knife. Comes razor sharp. Sheath is secure but if I comes loose I will just heat the plastic and push together to make it tighter again. Highly recommended, especially for under $30. Also very small so keep that in mind.
5/5
Jovana Muñoz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Hogue Knives X5 Spear Point
youtube
The Hogue X5 Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
The final conclusion is that, as a reviewer, I like this knife, almost as much as I hate this knife, because at some level it's really really neat they're doing something fundamentally different here than make it a knife that looks like a stealth bomber which is kind of Interesting, I'm they're using a button lock they're using an interesting assist with that assist that only really kicks in at the end, which makes it easy to close they're doing a design. That's fundamentally kind of unusual and strange to it. Um and they're also doing it with great fit and finish I mean this freaking edge blows me away and the rest of the knife is really well made, though so as a reviewer
NeutralNeutral
Nick Shabazz
2 months ago
youtube.com
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