The CRKT Biwa is a compact fixed blade knife designed by Alan Folts, a true master of small fixed blades. The Biwa is very slim and light weight, making it incredibly easy to carry. It's designed to be a low-profile companion in every day life and in the field.
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I got this because I wanted a small fixed-blade knife to carry in my shirt pocket. This little guy goes in and out of the sheath easily, with a little tactile click, would make a nice neck knife, and had a good utility edge on arrival. It is easy to hold and use, and has been perfect for all the uses I got if for, including using it to cut food. It is, as my title says, absurdly pretty. I find myself taking it out to just admire it. I have previously bought several different knives of this size, but this one is exactly what I was looking for.
Love the design of this knife. Great everyday carry and slices through boxes like butter also great little knife for food prep and cutting up fruit and chicken for lunch. That said, the steel is crap whish there was option for better steel. I sliced through maybe 10 carboard boxes and inspected the blade later to find half of the entire blade was covered in micro chips. I couldn't believe it with that light use you would think i just been slicing aluminum. I'll probably steer clear of Chinese steel going foward.