CRKT and Blade HQ have worked together to bring a premium CEO model to market! This high-end version features a marble carbon fiber handle. It is a Blade HQ Exclusive. With only 250 pieces available, you'll want to grab one quick!
The CEO is a flipper knife that is low profile, making it perfect for everyday carry. The slender blade, being made of high quality steel, is not only great for delicate cutting, but can accomplish day to day slicing. The IKBS ball bearing pivot, combined with the textured opener, offer whippy deployment.
The skinny, tip-up clip is easy on the pocket and prevents bulky, pocket jangle. The stainless steel hardware secures the handle scales and liners together ensuring long term use of this eloquent pocket knife. The smooth construction is lightweight and easy to navigate through cuts. Pick up a new knife that is a sleek and sophisticated EDC folder designed for streamlined gentlemen's carry.
The CEO Liner Lock knife comes in a variety of colors, blade finishes, and handle materials.
My first CEO, took a bit of time learning to hold the skinny handle and be able to open the blade. Nice flickable action that is good for fidgeting and playing with. Highly recommended for an office setting or for opening envelopes.
Hadn't bought a pocketknife in decades, and they were all nail-nick knives; not of the quality of the CEO (except for a sterling-silver SAK keychain knife). Drawn by the size and the carbon-fiber scales. Thoughts one month in: I LIKE: Compact, discreet, very good steel (S35VN) for the price paid. Fidgetable (sort of). Should not freak out colleagues and friends when using. Great way to start appreciating good knife craftsmanship. Definitely has pocket jewelry cred. I WISH Smoother operation (frequent lubrication helps). Symmetry - Liner lock tension when closed bows out the carbon-fiber scale on one side. One-handed operation for opening is a bit stiff; for closing, the thumb stud notch chews up my thumbnail, or I'm reaching into the frame channel with the pad of my thumb to release the lock. Neither is ideal. I just received a Civivi Elementum flipper in ebony with D2, and a CRKT Pilar III arrives today. One goes to my son as a gift...and it will be hard to part with the Elementum. (And so it begins.)
First and foremost, I do love this knife. But I have to point out that it's definitely shredded carbon fiber and NOT marble as advertised. I don't mind too much because I like shredded carbon fiber and if we're being honest, the picture itself looks like shred and not marble so I was somewhat expecting it anyway. I just get the feeling that I got charged extra for something that was not as advertised, so buyer beware.
I had been looking for something I could EDC with a suit and this is perfect. I felt the regular CEO was a little cheap for a gentleman’s knife but dressing it up in marbled CF and changing the D2 steel to S35-VN did the trick. Very snappy action and lock up. My only real complaint is the non-moveable pocket clip. I’m a tip-up fan and you can only carry this tip down. I keep it right next to my own and nobody knows it’s a knife until it’s taken out.
I have a few issues with this knife. The knob to flip the knife open is very awkward to operate and the lock is as well. I also expected to have a nice finshed carbon fiber handle but it looks really bad. It doesn't look like marbled carbon fiber, instead it looks scaly and pitted. Would of looked more professional if it had been polished.