CRKT Folts Minimalist Bowie Fixed Blade Knife (2.15" Bead Blast)


  • Bead-blasted clip point blade made from 5Cr15MoV stainless steel.
  • G-10/green cloth handle that is contoured for comfort.
  • Black Zytel sheath with an optional neck cord and belt attachment.


The CRKT Minimalist line is a series of, well, minimal fixed blade knives based on Alan Folts' original custom models. Each is made to fit your grip like a glove, to maximizing comfort while minimizing material—and believe me, it does maximize comfort! They're not only light in hand, but light on your wallet, offering remarkable value for the price. You may be tempted to purchase two or three—consider yourself warned!

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Item #BHQ-7033
MSRP: $44.99
Our Price: $29.95
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  • Overall Length: 5.125
  • Blade Length: 2.125
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Hardness: 55-57 RC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Bead Blast
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.00
  • Handle Thickness: 0.43
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Green
  • Weight: 1.60
  • Sheath: Zytel
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: Folts Minimalist
  • Model Number: 2387
  • Designer: Alan Folts
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Great knife on a budget!
Wilson M. on Apr 18, 2023

Amazing knife, feels really good in my large hands it’s easy to sharpen but wish it was D2 because I’ve had to use a steel wire brush to stop it from rusting a little bit, other than that it’s a great lil dude, if your considering getting this then why are you reading this BUY IT?

Great little knife
Alicia C. on Apr 20, 2022

I've had this knife for years (in black) and absolutely love it. It's sharp, small enough to wear as a neck knife without weighing me down and extremely handy. In my line of work I'm frequently wearing gloves and this little knife is easy to access at those times, whereas my folder is difficult to get to and impossible to open with gloved hands. The handle is awesome and feels as if it were designed specifically for my little hands but at the same time fits comfortably in my husband's large hand. Great design. I've been considering getting a second one.

Best EDC Fixed Blade
Paul S. on May 21, 2021

Extremely easy to carry. Razor sharp and fits my hand nicely. Love it!

Great EDC
Josh K. on Aug 13, 2020

I think this is a great little knife. I never carried a fixed blade prior to this. Easy to wear around the neck and easy to throw on my belt. I think this is just a solid knife, came pretty sharp right out of the box.

The perfect EDC
Mitchell C. on Apr 12, 2020

This bad boy is awesome! Came in real sharp, and it cut me on the first day that I had it, so in my book it is meant to be. I have it currently set up to carry on my belt with the handle pointed down. You think you might be scared to do that, but the sheath holds in the knife real good. I have gone running in it at night just to have some form of security on me just by slipping the waste band of the gym short between the belt loop and the sheath. Didn't move one bit, and it is so light that you don't feel it. The run was about a mile and a half so carrying it upside down is no problem.

Small package that packs a punch!
Ryan M. on Oct 3, 2019

I only recently picked up this knife after countless people badgering me to get it. It suprised me at first because of its ssmall size but once I picked it up it fell right into my hand like it was meant to be. I wear a large glove to give a frame of reference. This knife is perfect for a smaller scout carry or as a neck knife. I love it more than I ever thought I would!

Only neck knife I use
Daniel S. on Jul 5, 2019

This is the only neck knife I use and recommend!

Good small fixed blade
Mathew H. on Feb 24, 2019

This is a great small fixed blade that's lightweight and fits well in my med/large hands. The deep grooves in the handle really lock it into your hand which makes it a lot easier to use despite its small size. I'm not one for neck knives but I tried once wearing it around my neck and it's not bad at all.

Nice Neck Knife
Seth M. on Aug 6, 2018

I purchased this being unsure about carrying a neck knife. But this changed my mind, its low weight, sharp blade was right on. I thought I would dislike the handle, but to my surprise I thought it was very ergonomic.

Thank God its Sharp
Derek S. on Apr 25, 2018

I got this knife about 4 months ago. It is incredibly comfortable and very convenient. The belt mount is a little bit awkward, but not really a problem. Its also very sharp passing all 3 sharpness test: paper, shaving arm/leg hair, and accidentally impaling your hand not not feeling it because of how sharp it is.

EDC Stud!
Sean M. on Jan 19, 2018

This little guy is awesome! It's been in my EDC for the last 6 months and I love it. I carry it horizontal on my belt and I forget it there at time. Even for a little guy because of the handle design and lanyard you get a great grip on it.

everyone should have one
Tyler K. on Jan 13, 2018

I have this knife on my keys and it’s on me everywhere I go. It’s also small enough and thin enough that you can carry it in pocket if you wanted to.

Best Neck Knife I've Used
Jace M. on Jan 5, 2018

Small and fits my had perfectly, though it may be less comfortable for others due to the finger grooves. While the steel is comparatively low quality, it sharpens easily, and takes a nice edge. Conceals under shirts like is not even there and comes with paracord and a belt attachment, both work great. The lanyard is easily removed by taking the scales off, if desired. It's the best budget EDC neck knife I have yet used.

Amazing Handle
Ricardo A. on Jan 5, 2018

ThIs knife feels so comfortable in hand. It seems a bit weird but seems to fit into people’s hands perfectly.

Superb for the purpose
Jason E. on Mar 31, 2017

I carry this knife around my neck daily. Does not print even under a T shirt, quick to deploy and even after 16 hours it's lite enough not to notice. Sharpens to razor quickly and with normal use, holds the edge well, also even against skin I've never had a problem with rust! I own more expensive neck knives but none better at fulfilling the purpose!

Bowie Includes Tanto Sheath
Jon R. on Jan 28, 2023

Love these knives, but I just wanted to point out something for the extra particular folks out there. The Bowie knive (and possibly others) include the Tanto sheath. I emailed CRKT support to inform them I had the wrong sheath (not formed to the Bowie, though it fits perfectly), and they replied several of the knives share a common sheath. Again, nothing wrong as it fits, but the forming of the sheath doesn't match the shape of the blade. Minus one star for CRKT cutting corners or trying to be efficient with the universal sheath.

Perfect edc
Kenneth M. on Jul 25, 2019

While you can pocket carry, or use a clip, the sole reason i got this one for a good edc neck knife. Light and its always accessible when i go outdoors, or at work. Very concealable, if necessary. Quality made, perfect grip to get a hole of. Downsize is that its sharp, but not the best edge in the world. Going to roll with it for a while, but may decided to put a better edge on it. Also, for the price, i cant imagine someone not loving to get this as a gift.

My back up
Izzy F. on Jul 16, 2019

Small, light weight, really great scout carry or neck knife. The steal is soft but this is CRKT, what do you expect. The size makes it legal basically everywhere and its a great design.

Great neck knife
Hunter A. on Feb 22, 2019

Great size for carrying as a neck knife! Decent blade steel for the price and a great design!

Victor s. on Sep 27, 2018

Good for the wintertime when you're wearing thick gloves, you can hang it around your neck and access it easily rather than fumbling around in your pockets

Eddie K. on Jan 6, 2018

Definitly in my top 5 all around, top 3 neck knives fur sure!

Not for me
Scott B. on Jan 25, 2018

I purchased this knife and carried it horizontally on my belt. It's definitely small and is easy to carry discreetly, but so is a quality, small folder in the pocket. The handle is surprisingly comfortable, although the lanyard was annoying to me, it didn't help for handle purchase so I removed it. In my opinion a fixed blade is a knife for harder use than you'd expect from a folder. This knife is in no way heavy duty and I really couldn't justify carrying this over, or in addition to a folder. It's a great throw it in a bag or in your car and forget about it until you need a knife for small tasks.

Light on the hip
Lucas A. on Jan 6, 2018

This is one fine backup knife for the hip. I love the design, small but feels nice. The sheath works nice Though the screws on the belt attachment feel like they can be torn easily. Along with that the knife steel does feel a bit soft which means it will need to be sharpened frequently and being that it is so small that is an issue.

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