Friday, June 17, 2011

Review - CRKT Edgie 2

Knives are extremely useful tools. They can do a lot. However, that great edge that you had when you first got your knife can quickly become dull with use. The solution to that is, obviously, to sharpen the knife. But sharpening can be a daunting task to those unfamiliar with it. Not to mention, sharpening freehand with a ceramic rod or sharpening stone can be downright difficult to do well. Sadly, those that are afraid or don't know how to sharpen a knife are stuck with dull knives.

The CRKT Edgie 2 has two colors, blue and yellow.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a knife that would sharpen itself? You'd be guaranteed a sharp knife every time you used it. Well, there is such a knife and it's called the Edgie by CRKT. The most current version of the Edgie, the Edgie 2, has all the features that you'd expect out of a quality folding knife and then some.

The CRKT Edgie 2 comes in two versions, one with a blue rubber handle scale insert and one with a yellow one. The rubber insert adds some nice flair to Zytel handle scales, along with adding some extra grip to the handle. The Edgie 2 weighs in at 3.9 oz. It has a 3.2" blade. It is 4.4" when closed and 7.5" when fully opened.

The secret to the Edgie's self-sharpening ability
are diamond sharpeners within the handle.
Unlike the original Edgie which has a slip-joint folding mechanism, the Edgie 2 has a locking back, which keeps the blade securely opened when in use. Due to the slot cut into the top of the blade, the knife can be opened with one hand, something I feel is essential for a utility knife. The Wharncliffe blade is made out of 5Cr15MoV, with a Rockwell Hardness of 55-57. This is a slightly softer steel, but it enables the blade to be easily sharpened.

The key to the knife's self-sharpening ability are the dual diamond sharpeners within the handle. These sharpeners hone the edge every time it is opened or closed, allowing the blade to always stay sharp. This is a genius idea and I'm surprised that a knife like this hasn't come along sooner. For someone who uses cutting tools often, this ability alone is worth picking up an Edgie 2.

The method of carry is also excellent. It has a standard pocket clip, like any other folding knife. This pocket clip is high up on the handle and loops over, allowing the blade to site really low in the pocket. Personally, I really like these kinds of pocket clips, so the clip gets a big thumbs up from me.

All in all, the Edgie 2 is a very unique, high quality and functional knife. For someone that uses a knife daily for various cutting tasks, especially tasks such as cutting boxes that would quickly dull a standard knife, I feel like there is nothing better on the market than the Edgie 2.

2 comments:

  1. Really nice one!
    Thank you Sir, I am also a big fan in collection of knives and having a website of my own. Link is:- http://netknives.com/

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