Offbeat folding knife- CRKT


The Offbeat folding knife is one unique knife! It is an slim EDC design that slips in your pocket.

Designed by Pat & Wes Crawford in West Memphis, Arkansas and they wanted to re-incarnate the Offbeat to once again showcase their ‘Crawford Lockback’ mechanism which is de-activated by pushing the thumb stud on the elongated cutout on the spine to the side and closing the blade.

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The Offbeat folding knife- CRKT is a distinctive and slim EDC (Everyday Carry) design crafted with precision by Pat and Wes Crawford in West Memphis, Arkansas. This knife stands out not only for its sleek appearance but also for its innovative ‘Crawford Lockback’ mechanism. It is a testament to the Crawford duo’s commitment to ingenuity and functionality.

The Crawford Lockback mechanism, a highlight of the Offbeat design, is activated by pushing the thumb stud located on the elongated cutout along the spine of the knife. This unique mechanism showcases the Crawford’s dedication to reinventing traditional locking systems. Closing the blade is achieved by pushing the thumb stud to the side, disengaging the lock and allowing for safe storage. This sophisticated engineering sets the Offbeat apart from conventional pocket knives.

Upon deployment, the blade unfolds elegantly with its ambidextrous thumb stud, and the cutout slides around the butt end of the blade until it securely fits into a notch along the backside. This innovative lockback design ensures a reliable and stable open position for the blade. The added benefit is that the grip strength enhances the security of the open blade.

The Offbeat incorporates a hollow blade grind, contributing to its versatile cutting capabilities. The dual thumb studs facilitate ambidextrous and smooth blade deployment, catering to a diverse range of users. The integration of a sturdy, low-profile, extra-long pocket clip allows for convenient tip-up carry.

In conclusion, the Offbeat folding knife- CRKT is a remarkable fusion of contemporary design and inventive engineering. Every aspect reflects the Crawford duo’s commitment to creating a standout EDC knife. With its distinctive design and innovative features, the Offbeat promises not only style but also practicality for enthusiasts seeking a cutting-edge pocket knife.

Technical Specifications:

  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Dual Thumb Studs
  • Pocket Clip: Single Position


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Additional information

Blade Length

8.95 cm





Edge Type


Knife Type


Overall Length

20.35 cm


2Cr13 w/Brush Finish

Blade Steel

8Cr13MoV w/Satin Finish



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