CRK Project II Destruction Test

By Ashley


This week’s destruction test features the Chris Reeve Project II knife. This knife has a strong reputation online, as do many Reeve knives. Although this knife is hard to track down due to its discontinued status, some sites like still have information about where to get it. The CRK Project II is a one-piece knife, which means there’s no separation between the handle and blade. The 7.5 in. blade is made from A2 tool steel, which Knife Collectors says is not “as resistant to rust as stainless steel.” The style of this blade also means it’s less likely to “break at the tang.”

This destruction test starts off with cutting fruit and slicing through webbing. Despite it’s size the blade appears to do this pretty easily. Next, Noss hacks away at some wood, and notches form quickly in the plank. The knife splits a piece of wood almost instantly when hammered with another wood piece. After some additional webbing slicing, Noss bores the knife tip-first into wood. He does the same with a piece of metal. The knife does well until a mallet on the spine breaks off the entire blade from the handle. This demonstrates the weakness of this design, although it’s a design that works well for many tasks where the impact is more evenly distributed.

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Via: All Outdoor

Category: Gear, Knife Tests, crk project II, destruction test,, knives


Charles is the editor for 248 Shooter a midwest based gun news and gear review site as well as Online Content Director for On Target Magazine. He is an avid student taking classes from top tier trainers around the country. Charles shares his love for training as well as experience and opinions on some of the most talked about gear and products used by competitive shooters, military, leo and civilians.