CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Victorinox Midnight Manager

  • 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 everyday tasks
  • Small, functional, durable and lightweight
  • Perfect blend of truly useful tools
  • Small blade
  • Phillips screwdriver

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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.
Victorinox Midnight Manager
I enjoy and collect several multitools
I enjoy and collect several multitools. In the past, I used a Leatherman Micra on my keychain. While my opinion of it hasn't changed (it's a great tool), the victorinox midnight manager replaced it, and is now the one that actually goes on my keychain. So reasons for switching? 1. Weight. The Victor...
5/5
D. Freckleton
6 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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Victorinox Midnight Manager
The Perfect Keychain Knife, Hopefully TSA Legal Soon
As soon as I learned that the TSA has announced plans to allow small knives starting April 25, I rushed to my computer and bought the basic Swiss Army keychain knife, theVictorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife . Then I realized I couldn't live without the tools in the Midnite Manager, so I upg...
5/5
Joseph91
10 years ago
amazon.com
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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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Victorinox Midnight Manager
The Perfect Keychain Knife, Hopefully TSA Legal Soon
As soon as I learned that the TSA has announced plans to allow small knives starting April 25, I rushed to my computer and bought the basic Swiss Army keychain knife, theVictorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife . Then I realized I couldn't live without the tools in the Midnite Manager, so I upg...
5/5
Joseph91
10 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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Victorinox Midnight Manager
The perfect urban keychain knife.
I carried the classic Victorinox SD knife for years on my keychain, and it was certainly a blessing. The slight extra bulk of this product more than justifies the upgrade. I will talk about the features besides those that come with the normal SD with its knife, file/flathead, and scissors. The main ...
5/5
Nick
9 years ago
amazon.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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Victorinox Midnight Manager
Small, durable, and highly useful...
This little tool packs an amazing amount of utility in a tiny package. Not only is it no larger than a tube of chapstick, it has in my opinion the perfect blend of truly useful tools. Although a carry both a regular pocket knifeBenchmade - Mini Griptilian 556, Plain Drop-Point, Satin Finish, Black H...
5/5
G. Chapman
6 years ago
amazon.com
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