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Columbia River 2387 Folts Minimalist Neck Knife 2" Bowie Blade

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Part Number: CR2387
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2387: Minimalist Bowie
Columbia River

The CRKT Minimalist, the most comfortable small fixed blade design we have ever seen, is now available in Wharncliffe, Tanto and Bowie blade grinds.

Alan Folts is a knifemaker and metalworker in Greenville, N.C., who makes a remarkable range of custom objects, including titanium chopsticks. His Minimalist neck knives have proven to be very popular, so we are now offering three CRKT production versions.

They are very small and lightweight knives which give surprising comfort and control, thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang blades, aided by three finger choils, friction grooves for the thumb, hand-contoured green-black Micarta scales, and a braided fob. Unlike many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting tasks. Each Minimalist comes with a custom-fitted Zytel sheath and neck paracord for inverted carry as a neck knife. The knife is held securely in place by a positive detent which locks the base of the blade in place for maximum safety. Because the knife and sheath weigh about two ounces together, it is a personal carry you will barely notice.

Minimalist Wharncliffe. This 2.0" Wharncliffe blade has a point which gives excellent penetration, while the Razor-Sharp straight edge is perfect for scraping, woodworking and precision carving.

Minimalist Tanto. The 2.125" Tanto blade shape is very strong because of the strong central spine of metal which extends nearly to the tip. This version has a straight Razor-Sharp front edge, which allows push cutting, and a concave main edge which feeds material into the edge for fast cutting.

Minimalist Bowie. We also offer a deep-bellied clip-point Bowie style 2.125" blade for those who desire a classic hunting knife blade shape. The Minimalist Bowie makes a great wilderness carry, and can be used for camp chores, cooking, and even skinning and dressing in a pinch. It is also an excellent survival knife.

True to their name, these really are minimal fixed blades, but they are also the most useful for their size that we have seen. And they are certainly great values which explains why the Minimalist family continues to grow.

Features
  • The Minimalist fits the hand perfectly, giving a surprising level of comfort and control in a lightweight fixed blade.
  • The Minimalist Bowie blade is an ideal short skinning blade for the hunter, as well as an outdoor utility knife.
Specifications
  • 2387: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
  • Blade:
    • Length: 2.125" (54 mm)
    • Thickness: 0.108" (2.7 mm)
    • Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC 
  • Knife:
    • Overall length: 5.13" (130 mm)
  • Weight: 1.6 oz. (45 g)
  • Minimalist Sheath:
    • Material: Zytel
    • Length: 2.5" (64 mm)
    • Width: 1.80" (46 mm)
    • Weight: 0.5 oz. (14 g)
About Alan Folts
Alan Folts of Greenville, North Carolina, has been making knives since 1992. During his college career he entered knives in Art Shows, winning "Best of Show" and honorable mentions.He was also awarded a scholarship based on his artistic/design abilities. Upon moving to North Carolina in 1995, Alan joined the North Carolina Custom Knifemaker’s Guild. Alan won "Best Fixed Blade" at the 10th Annual Southeastern Custom Knife Show. Alan is adamant about teaching and passing on the skills of custom knifemaking to others. Alan has been teaching knife enthusiasts and assisting other makers with their craft for many years. Alan specializes in both limited production small fixed blades and one-of-a-kind fixed blades and linerlock folders. He is best known for small carriable blades, such as the CRKT Folts Minimalist, that both function well, have proper ergodynamics, and a sleek and often futuristic design. He also makes custom neck knives, kitchen knives, swords and art collectibles.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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The Night Owl
Arlington, Texas
Aug 26, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Materials
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Really SHARP!
I bought this knife to wear in the horizontal position on my left side for a right hand draw. When I opened the box I knew immediately the belt loop was too narrow for any of my belts. Yes, it is tall enough to fit most any belt, but unless the belt is as flat as a sheet of notebook paper, then it's useless. Nevertheless, I went online and bought a universal belt clip, and some matte finish black ball chain for use in neck carrying, and now all's right with the world. Why did I go through this much hassle? Simply put, the CRKT Folts Minimalist TRULY IS A GREAT LITTLE KNIFE! It fits snugly in its Kydex sheath, and wont fall out. Its steel isn't as hard as some people might want so it will eventually have to be sharpened, but I've done some pretty severe cutting and even some light skinning with mine, and its still as sharp as when it came out of the box, and the gimping on top provides great control. The one thing I really would change about it is the Grip. I have medium-small hands and the grip finger cut-outs are much too close together. Also, the handle should include space for the fourth finger instead of the little paracord dingleberry hangin out there. So, would I buy it again after all that? YouBETCHA! As I said, it's a GREAT knife!
5 out of 5
Larry
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 01, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: None
Great knife,great knife company.
I've had this knife for about 2 weeks and haven't used it a lot but I know this is a quality product. Carried it around last week as an EDC and do like the idea of a neck knife for that application although it will take some getting used to. Normally I carry a folding Benchmade clipped inside my right front pocket and still find it to be my best option for EDC but I can see advantages to neck carry and this is an amazing little blade. This came to my door as sharp as any knife I've ever had and the size is perfect for skinning, cleaning and overall outdoor kitchen use. Scabbard is nice with a real good fit to the knife although the belt clip is not wide enough for any belt I wear. Would have like to have seen a bead chain instead of paracord as the chain will snap if under stress (like being choked with it) but maybe I'm too picky. Good little knife. For the money it's a great buy.
4 out of 5
Luke C
Minnesota
Dec 09, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Folts Minimalist
I have been very impressed with this knife. I have only been able to use it for small kitchen tasks and have not been out in the field to test this knife. It is very easy to sharpen. It is light you forget that you are wearing it. The sheath holds the knife in very tight I havent had it fall out and dont expect it to. The cord that comes with it is very long Im not sure what material it is made of. I recommend this knife to my friends and will be purchasing another one in the future.
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