CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Microtech cypher

  • 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 EDC
  • Good blade steel
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Easy to sharpen with a diamond sharpener
  • Handle is comfortable and grippy

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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.
Microtech cypher
Microtech Dirac Review | BladeReviews.com
Microtech Dirac Review – Final Thoughts..I’ve had a few side-opening switchblades over the years (in fact I just got the Kershaw Launch 13 side-opening switchblade for an upcoming review) and I used to think their level of convenience and ease of use was unmatched
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6 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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Microtech cypher
youtube
Microtech Cypher OTF Knife Review - The John Wick 3 Knife!
You know it's for for slashing and stabbing, and this blade is, is king for that and the look and sound of this knife might be enough to make an attacker reconsider whether they truly want to acquire your personal effects by force. This is really just just an ideal, an ideal defensive shape for a lot of reasons, final thoughts, I, like everything about this knife, it's sturdy, it's beautiful to look at it's made of crazy-good steel, and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy when I have it in My pocket, what more could you want from a knife? Micro Tech's often aren't just knives, frequently they're a marriage of form and function, proof that a weapon can be both a work of manufacturing, art and a powerful defensive tool and the cipher it exemplifies that ethos.
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thegunpenguin
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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Microtech cypher
youtube
Microtech Cypher Review: Just Got Real! | Cypher OTF Knife | John Wick’s Knife
This is by the microtech cipher. I gives it two thumbs up 8.5 because of all the wiggle and noise coming out of it, but i think they only made 100 for each one of these, and this is a number 69 guys, okay or 63 or 69
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MyRealEstate DOJO
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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Microtech cypher
youtube
Microtech Cypher Review: Just Got Real! | Cypher OTF Knife | John Wick’s Knife
This is by the microtech cipher. I gives it two thumbs up 8.5 because of all the wiggle and noise coming out of it, but i think they only made 100 for each one of these, and this is a number 69 guys, okay or 63 or 69
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MyRealEstate DOJO
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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Microtech cypher
Microtech Dirac Review | BladeReviews.com
Microtech Dirac Review – Final Thoughts..I’ve had a few side-opening switchblades over the years (in fact I just got the Kershaw Launch 13 side-opening switchblade for an upcoming review) and I used to think their level of convenience and ease of use was unmatched
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6 months ago
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