CRKT – Pilar

CRKT Pilar is a is a compact and minimalistic EDC folder designed by Danish knife maker Jesper Voxnaes. It is named after Hemingway´s sailboat “Pilar” and features a 6,1 cm long flat ground blade with satin finish, and a fine tip for those small detailed tasks. The stainless steel handle features a secure frame lock, and the pocket clip can easily be reversed depending on your preferred tip-up or tip-down carry style.


Knife: CRKT Pilar, designed by Jesper Voxnaes
Length: 15.1 cm
Blade: 6.1 cm, full flat, satin finish
Materials: Stainless steel handle, 8Cr13MoV blade
Sharpness: Sharp right out of the box!
Feel: Well build, feels very solid, no wobbles.
Value: 40$

Custom laser etched Pilar. Let´s hope Voxnaes approves!

Final thoughts

I have been carrying around this knife for a few days now, and I have been happy with it. It´s small size makes you almost forget you are carrying it. It is very sharp right out of the box, and it has been very use full cutting a few cables (rj45 network cables) and some weird plastic wrapped around new HP computer screen stands. The cutting hasn’t left any dent´s or weird spots in the edge. The only downside I have experienced so far is a nasty cut in my thumb that are infected now!

Earlier articles:

How to maintain and care for your knife.
How to sharpen your knife using a Lansky system.
How to sharpen your knife with WorkSharp guided system.
How to strop your knife for extreme sharpness.