As Horatio says in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “There’s something rotten in Denmark.” It’s the pronunciation of the names of new CRKT knives. Take for example the sleek new Vox-designed CRKT Ibi. My East Tennessee brain tells me that’s “ih-bee”, but it’s not. According to famed Danish knife designer, Jesper Voxnaes, it’s “ee-bee”. See what I mean?
The CRKT Ibi is as different as it’s Danish name. It’s sleek, slender and even has a copper finger ring, but you’d never mistake it for a Karambit. CRKT says it’s what happens, “When your EDC thinks it’s a kubaton.”
The CRKT Ibi features a 2.7″ D2 sheepsfoot blade with a black stonewash finish. Except this sheepsfoot is .15″ thick and is upswept if you squint your eyes and look at it really hard. That’s because unlike a standard sheepsfoot that has a straight belly, this one has a long curved belly that round outs the long, loose S-shape formed when the Ibi is fully open.
It’s also a manual flipper with the IKBS Ball Bearing System. The handles are grippy, black G-10 on this liner lock, and there’s a copper finger ring at the butt of the knife. In fact when it’s closed and dangled by the finger ring, this thing reminds me of a Marlin (minus the sail and the sword) hung up to be weighed on the docks.
It’s 4.8″ closed (including the ring) and 7.5″ overall, and the ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip allows just the ring to ride above the pocket line. The blade all but disappears into the handle when it’s closed, making a very slim, light pocket carry at just 2.8oz.
CRKT Ibi Details
2.7″ D2 Modified Sheepsfoot Blade
Black Stonewash Finish
IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot
Black G-10 Handles
Copper Finger Ring
Ambidextrous Tip-up Pocket Clip
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