CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Kizer October

  • 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 the price
  • Good build quality
  • Very premium fit and finish
  • Blade is very sharp
  • Nice weight for a folding knife

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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.
Kizer October
Kizer Sheepdog Review | BladeReviews.com
And you can’t argue with the material selection or the fit and finish. Top notch materials combined with excellent fit and finish all lend a premium feel to this knife.
PositivePositive
7 months ago
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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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Kizer October
Kizer Sheepdog Review | BladeReviews.com
And you can’t argue with the material selection or the fit and finish. Top notch materials combined with excellent fit and finish all lend a premium feel to this knife.
PositivePositive
7 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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Kizer October
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Kizer D.O.C.K. October Folding Knife - Overview and Review
I think uh. I think it's smart to move away unless you're gon na do some knives that are sub the kaiser's been doing a good job of their vanguard line, doing cpm 154 and my card up for sub 100 at the 100 mark. S35Vn, i think, is okay. If they're going to go to the 70 to 80 mark, i think the cpm 154 is right.
NeutralNeutral
Metal Complex
5 months ago
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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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Kizer October
youtube
Kizer D.O.C.K. October Folding Knife - Overview and Review
I think uh. I think it's smart to move away unless you're gon na do some knives that are sub the kaiser's been doing a good job of their vanguard line, doing cpm 154 and my card up for sub 100 at the 100 mark. S35Vn, i think, is okay. If they're going to go to the 70 to 80 mark, i think the cpm 154 is right.
NeutralNeutral
Metal Complex
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
amazon.com
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Kizer October
Kizer Sheepdog Review | BladeReviews.com
And you can’t argue with the material selection or the fit and finish. Top notch materials combined with excellent fit and finish all lend a premium feel to this knife.
PositivePositive
7 months ago
bladereviews.com
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