CRKT CEO Liner Lock Knife Shred Carbon Fiber (3.1" Black SW) BHQ Exclusive

Item #BHQ-116588
MSRP: $129.99
Our Price: $99.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.54"
  • Blade Length: 3.10"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.125"
  • Blade Width: 0.50"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.08"
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Blade Style: Standard
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.44"
  • Handle Width: 0.50"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.42"
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.14 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: CEO
  • Model Number: 7096CMD2
  • Designer: Richard Rogers
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The Blade HQ Exclusive CRKT CEO has been immensely popular since its release, thanks to its clean, sleek design, addictive action, and light weight. Now, CRKT and Blade HQ have worked together to bring a premium model to the market! This high-end version features a shred carbon fiber handle, bronze finished liners, and a smokewashed D2 steel blade.

  • Black stonewashed blade made from D2 steel.
  • Thumb stud opener coupled with an IKBS ball bearing pivot.
  • Black shred carbon fiber handle with black hardware.
  • Bronze liner lock mechanism.
  • Tip-down, black finished pocket clip.


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.

Customer Reviews

CEO just got cooler
William M. on Mar 22, 2021

I have another CEO with the black Micarta scales and I am very happy with it. It is a great knife to carry when you wear a suit or business casual. It is a great little knife and has a very elegant look to it. When I saw the Blade HQ exclusive with the shred carbon fiber scales and the copper colored accents I immediately wanted it despite the fact that my other CEO was just a month old. Well, it didn’t disappoint. As cool as the old CEO is, this one is cooler. Looks fantastic and has the same great functionality. Great little knife.

Might take some time to get used to
Dylan T. on Mar 20, 2021

I have been looking at the CRKT CEO line since the original came out. I bought this one because most of my EDC is based around carbon fiber, albeit shred CF is not my favorite but it was enough of a reason for me to finally buy one.This is one of those knives that isn't too big or too small, but is in a weird in between area. The extra 1/10 of an inch is on the blade doesn't help anyone that has a 3 inch or under blade length law, and really doesn't do much for the knife in general. I don't love the thumb stud, it took me a good minute or two to actually get it to fly open, but once I figured out the proper hand position, it definitely did fly open. Something else to consider is that mine at least was delivered with a drop shut action. Normally this is something you have to fidget with in order to start seeing but this was right out of the box. While this is typically a great thing, I recommend using caution as there is nothing stopping the blade from slicing anything in its path. Since the knife is overall so thin and doesn't have a lot of handle room, I somehow managed to slice my thumb. This bring me to my next point, this might be the sharpest CRKT I have ever gotten out of the box! Overall, I think that this is a knife that might not be your best EDC option, but if you like it and can get used to it, it still is a pretty solid option.

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