Serve. Protect. The Provoke™ morphing karambit knife draws on ancient design but it’s hiding a futuristic secret. The first knife ever to feature Kinematic™ technology, it stays neatly tucked away in transit and comes to life when there’s trouble afoot.
Around here, we think of Designer Joe Caswell as somewhat of a mad scientist. When we got an eyeful of the sketches that were to become the Provoke™—designed in Newbury Park, California—we knew he was destined to become one of the most innovative designers the knife world has ever seen. Modelled after a traditional karambit, the black oxide-finished hawkbill-style blade is forged of premium D2 steel for high durability and excellent edge retention.
The opening mechanism is pulling the folder into the future whether it’s ready or not. Thumb pressure on the upper crossbar sets the chain reaction in motion, causing the blade to lunge to action while you’ve got a firm grasp on the handle. It’s crafted of aircraft-grade 6061 aluminium for supreme toughness. In true Joe fashion, the pocket clip is also a world’s first—sitting almost completely flush with the handle and likewise activated with light thumb pressure.
The Provoke™ comes up strong when it’s called in for duty.
How Kinematic™ Works
Nudge the upper crossbar with your thumb—while the rest of your fingers firmly grasp the handle—and the blade lunges to life and locks into place. Shift the discrete lever at the base of the finger loop and the blade retreats into its closed position.
Unique Kinematic™ innovation deploys the blade quickly with push of the thumb
D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention; black titanium nitride coating for enhanced corrosion resistance
Durable and lightweight hard anodized aluminum handles
2.41" (61.21 mm)
Black Titanium Nitride
0.209" (5.31 mm)
4.96" (125.98 mm)
6061 T6 Aluminum
Folding Knife w/Kinematic™
7.25" (184.15 mm)
Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories was founded by Rod Bremer in 1994.
CRKT offers a broad line of sport, work, and professional knives and tools that are purpose driven designs.
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