CRKT by A.G. Russell
A.G. Russell has been deeply involved in the knife industry for over forty years. A.G. was the first member of the Knife Digest Cutlery Hall of Fame.
CRKT by Abe Elias
Abe Elias has been designing and crafting user knives since 2003. Additionally, he edits and writes for Knives Illustrated, Knife World and Blade Magazine.
CRKT by 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.
CRKT by Austin McGlaun
When asked about his design philosophy, Austin McGlaun will tell you that if a knife is ugly but effective, it’s not ugly. It’s perfect.
CRKT by Brian Tighe
Brian Tighe is a Canadian "Renaissance man": tool and die maker, photographer and extraordinary custom knifemaker and CRKT knife designer.
CRKT by Corey Brewer
From his cluttered garage in Lafayette, Alabama, Corey Brewer’s vowed to make knives that aren’t simply useful, but artful—pieces that people resonate with.
CRKT by Darrin William Sirois
Coming from a Special Ops background, Darrin doesn’t design knives that just work in theory. That’s why you’ll often find him hounding his Special Operations teammates and asking them what they like and don’t like about their knives.
CRKT by Dew Hara
Son of legendary custom knifemaker Koji Hara, Dew is coming into his own and this is his first time working with a production company.
CRKT by Ed Halligan
Ed Halligan "Big Daddy K.I.S.S." was the second noted knifemaker to work with CRKT. After 37 years as an aircraft technician with Delta Airlines, he founded Halligan Knives. We were sad to hear that Ed passed away in November of 2014.
CRKT by Ed Van Hoy
Ed Van Hoy has been making custom knives since 1975, specializing in folding and fixed blade Damascus designs. His home and studio are in Abingdon, Virginia.
CRKT by Elmer Roush
Elmer enjoys hand forging functional edged tool designs and implements that go back thousands of years and brings over 40 years of experience to the Forged By War program.
CRKT by Eric Ochs
Eric Ochs is a self-taught talent is still inspired to this day by the pursuit of adventure in the Pacific Northwest’s rugged terrain from the top of the North Cascades to the lazy, meandering rivers at their feet.
CRKT by Flavio Ikoma
Flavio Ikoma is a Brazilian knife designer who says, "Since I was a kid, my life was influenced by blades, mainly the Japanese style swords and knives. My first knives were made of bamboo. In my adolescence I started to work... "
CRKT by Glenn Klecker
Glenn Klecker is an award-winning knife and tool designer who lives in Silverton, Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
CRKT by James Williams
James Williams is a former U.S. Army officer with over 45 years of experience in numerous martial arts disciplines. He knows cutlery as President of Bugei Trading Company.
CRKT by Jason Scarvalas
Jason Scarvalas is young with a unique eye for design. His work in various fields has been featured in magazines and on television. His true love is knives.
CRKT by Jeff Park
Jeff Park is a detail-oriented type of guy, and an artist in the most fundamental respect: form follows function, and his knives reflect a remarkable understanding of both.
CRKT by Jesper Voxnaes
When Jesper needs to test a design, he only has to step into his own backyard. The harsh elements and conditions of the fjords and forests in his native Denmark do the rest.
CRKT by Jeremy Valdez
Jeremy Valdez is a 14 year Green Beret veteran who learned to make folding knives under the tutelage of renowned designer Bill Harsey.
CRKT by Jim Hammond
Jim Hammond was the first knifemaker to work with CRKT, beginning in 1994. His designs for CRKT folders set new standards of construction for production folding knives.
CRKT by Karen Hood
If you’re stuck in the wilderness, you want to run into Karen. With her experience in bushcraft, jungle, and urban survival, chances are good she’d save your bacon.
CRKT by Kelly Rodriguez
As an active duty soldier and combat medic for the Army for over 20 years, Kelly brings raw talent and abundant knowledge to the Forged By War program.
CRKT by Ken Onion
Ken Onion is an award-winning knifemaker most notably known for inventing the "SpeedSafe" assisted opening mechanism used by Kershaw Knives. Onion teamed up with CRKT in 2010 to collaborate with CRKT on many different knife designs.
CRKT by Ken Steigerwalt
Ever since he was a kid, if Ken needed a knife he just made one. His first one was built from a saw blade at the kitchen table using a vise, files and sandpaper.
CRKT by Kit Carson
Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, is a retired professional soldier, rising to the level of Sergeant Major. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993. Sadly, Kit passed in September of 2014
CRKT by Larry Fischer
An avid traditional bowhunter, outdoorsman, and conservationist, Larry's no nonsense approach to all he endeavored was readily apparent in everything he did. Larry served on the National Board of Directors for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.
CRKT by Larry Hanks
Larry Hanks met Ken Onion over 20 years ago and there’s no doubt that his knifemaking career will soon eclipse his tattooing career.
CRKT by Launce Barber
Launce Barber is dedicated to discovering great design ideas by using the most fundamental tool we all share in common–our creative minds.
CRKT by Liong Mah
Liong Mah is a designer working in New York City. He says, "As a kid my uncle would give me pocket knives and I would see what I could change to improve the design."
CRKT by Lucas Burnley
Over the years, Lucas Burnley has experimented with a broad range of styles to artfully combine classical examples with modern materials and techniques such as with his Obake knife. Lucas believes knives are a personal expression of independence.
CRKT by Matthew Lerch
What happens when you cross art and mechanics? You get something that looks like Matthew Lerch.
CRKT by Michael Rodriguez
Michael R. Rodriguez was one of only two Americans to ever graduate the Irish Army Ranger Wing Sniper Course which he did at the top of his class and he was one of President George W. Bush's advisors.
CRKT by Pat and Wes Crawford
Pat Crawford and his son Wes are recognized as leading practitioners of the bladesmith's craft. Their company, Crawford Knives, is located in West Memphis, Arkansas.
CRKT by Philip Booth
Philip Booth is a mechanically orientated custom knifemaker and former artist, and his innovative, artful tools are proof.
CRKT by Ray Kirk
Ray Kirk received his Mastersmith rating in the American Bladesmith Society in 2005. He has been making and designing knives since 1989.
CRKT by Richard Rogers
Richard Rogers' life both as a rancher and a designer are governed by one serious principle: “good enough” isn’t acceptable.
CRKT by Russ Kommer
Russ Kommer of Fargo, North Dakota, has been a commercial hunting guide since 1980. He started making knives when one of his hunter clients brought a custom knife and dressed an entire moose without sharpening it.
CRKT by Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson (Chattanooga, TN) is president and primary designer at RMJ Tactical, LLC, whose Tomahawks have become a mainstay in the special operations community.
CRKT by Terry Renner
Terry Renner is an artist and mechanical designer who previously designed and constructed tooling and fixtures for the bicycle industry for thirty years.
CRKT by TJ Schwarz
TJ takes it upon himself to study exactly what attributes are necessary for a quality knife design. He understands that beauty is second to function, but that both can exist in a truly well refined knife.
CRKT by Tom Hitchcock
Tom Hitchcock of Talent, Oregon, is a custom knife and hand tool designer with many products to his credit. He has been designing knives and combination hand tools since 1979.
CRKT by Tom Stokes
Tom Stokes is an experienced product designer and mechanical engineer from the University of Virginia who has worked in the aerospace industry for over 20 years.