The CRKT Avant 4620 is a cool and practical EDC pocket knife, designed by Eric Ochs. Characterizing for the Avant is that it has a couple of features that might suggest that this knife is worth double than its actual price. The custom pivot, carbon fibre handle, bronze accents and nicely shaped backspacer are those striking details.
The lines of this design betray that Ochs knows very well what he is doing when it comes to pocket knife designs. The blade is made from 8Cr14MoV-steel. An easy to sharpen, stainless type of steel. The hollow grind is perfectly applied. You open the blade with the flipper or the bronze coloured thumb stud. Because of the IKBS-ball bearings the blade will shoot from the handle.
The linerlock locks it when opened. The handle is made from G10-carbon fibre laminate. a top layer of carbon fibre for the cool looks, the solidity comes from the G10. In between the handle you will find polished liners. At the end of the handle you can spot a nicely modified backspacer.
Because of its chic look and feel the Avant will also be great as a gentleman's knife. At the same time it is solid and affordable enough to be used on a daily basis.
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Laurent Bernizet, Vedène
Tuesday 12 January 2021