CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs WE Esprit

  • Great for camping and survival
  • Sharp out of the box
  • Feels great in hand
  • Packaging is simple but satisfying to open
  • Design is killer
  • Made for professional chefs
  • Blade is made of high quality stainless steel
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Sharp blade
  • Easy to clean and maintain

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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.
WE Esprit
1989 Lotus Esprit Road Test - The Classic Motor Hub
Chapman’s mantra is famous, “add lightness and simplify.” To that end the Esprit is a perfect example of this engineering philosophy. The car is uncomplicated in every regard and with its resin injected body, it is very light
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5 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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WE Esprit
What is your absolute favorite knife.? You love it with both your heart and soul.
I just got the new We Espirit and it is glorious! Orange peel titanium scales, and the blade is polished so smooth. The action both on the open and the close are great with satisfying acoustics on both.
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billebersohl
1 year ago
reddit.com/r/knifeclub
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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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WE Esprit
1989 Lotus Esprit Road Test - The Classic Motor Hub
Chapman’s mantra is famous, “add lightness and simplify.” To that end the Esprit is a perfect example of this engineering philosophy. The car is uncomplicated in every regard and with its resin injected body, it is very light
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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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WE Esprit
youtube
WE Knife Co Esprit Review - One of the Best WE's in a While
If you go for the carbon fiber variant with the stonewash blade and if you've got a discount code from any major retailer that saves you 10 or so that price drops to below 200 bucks and even at the full retail price, i say this is uh the Steal of the month, especially with that orange peel finish, i need shish and even if you really don't like front flippers the addition of the thumb studs that work flawlessly, i might remind you - should keep this thing on your wish list. I i really love it. I really do i
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Tristate_EDC
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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WE Esprit
youtube
WE Knife Co Esprit Review - One of the Best WE's in a While
If you go for the carbon fiber variant with the stonewash blade and if you've got a discount code from any major retailer that saves you 10 or so that price drops to below 200 bucks and even at the full retail price, i say this is uh the Steal of the month, especially with that orange peel finish, i need shish and even if you really don't like front flippers the addition of the thumb studs that work flawlessly, i might remind you - should keep this thing on your wish list. I i really love it. I really do i
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Tristate_EDC
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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WE Esprit
youtube
WE Knife Co Esprit Review - One of the Best WE's in a While
If you go for the carbon fiber variant with the stonewash blade and if you've got a discount code from any major retailer that saves you 10 or so that price drops to below 200 bucks and even at the full retail price, i say this is uh the Steal of the month, especially with that orange peel finish, i need shish and even if you really don't like front flippers the addition of the thumb studs that work flawlessly, i might remind you - should keep this thing on your wish list. I i really love it. I really do i
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Tristate_EDC
5 months ago
youtube.com
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