CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Kershaw Camp 18

  • 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 chopping and shaving
  • Handle fits the hand perfectly
  • Blade swings like a dream
  • Comes with a sheath
  • Razor sharp blade

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Weight

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Topic of the Week - Week of February 22, 2021 - Packing your fears
Through many others, I finally have been using the CRKT minimalist and actually just ordered a SpyderCo LadyBug (supposed to be about 15 g). I don’t think I’ll ever be someone who ditches a knife completely or goes the razor blade route, but I’ve definitely shaved a lot of weight over the years.
Kershaw Camp 18
Excellent camp knife
Excellent camp knife, machete and well made Sword. Durable thick steel blade, more than 3/16 thick. Razor sharp and well balanced. Quality control like kold steel used to have years ago. Slices and takes impact as well. Great sheath, safe, protects blade well, versatile options for pack or lugging a...
5/5
Ulrik Bekker
7 years ago
amazon.com
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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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Kershaw Camp 18
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Kershaw Camp 18" Machete Review (1074)
You know your bug out bag or some type of hunting back, and have it like that due to the fact of how easy it slides out of this sheath, but overall guys with the sheath in with it being on your hip, it's not bad. Oh, they have it guys, the Kershaw camp 18.
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5 months ago
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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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Kershaw Camp 18
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Kershaw Camp 18" Machete Review (1074)
You know your bug out bag or some type of hunting back, and have it like that due to the fact of how easy it slides out of this sheath, but overall guys with the sheath in with it being on your hip, it's not bad. Oh, they have it guys, the Kershaw camp 18.
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5 months ago
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Price/value Ratio

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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Kershaw Camp 18
and what an awesome piece of hardware
WOW can't beat the price, and what an awesome piece of hardware, I originally found this in one my survival magazine's at a much higher price Can't beat the quality
5/5
DANE SHERMAN
7 years ago
amazon.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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Kershaw Camp 18
Zombies Beware
So ... I had a certain small tree that needed to be removed. And while I have an abundance of sharp tools that could have done the job (including several other machetes and axes and chainsaws for that matter) I also needed an excuse to buy yet another large pointy piece of metal. I probably have som...
5/5
ReignMan
8 years ago
amazon.com
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Sheath

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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Kershaw Camp 18
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Kershaw Camp 18" Machete Review (1074)
You know your bug out bag or some type of hunting back, and have it like that due to the fact of how easy it slides out of this sheath, but overall guys with the sheath in with it being on your hip, it's not bad. Oh, they have it guys, the Kershaw camp 18.
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5 months ago
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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
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Kershaw Camp 18
This is easily a competitor for the best machetes out their that ...
Full tang, very durable and sharp. This thing is one part Machete, one part knife, one part sword and one part hatchet. This is easily a competitor for the best machetes out their that are mass produced. For the noise it makes when its in the sheath I just jammed a small wad of the paper that made u...
4/5
Joshua Bigelow
8 years ago
amazon.com
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