Look at those specs. The Jettison is a rather compact framelock knife, but it has a big appetite. Designed by Robert Carter for everyday tasks, the Jettison is an eager companion, ready to do its bidding. It has a modified wharncliffe style blade with a flipper opener. The stonewashed titanium handle has a framelock with a lockbar stabilizer and a lanyard hole backspacer extension for quick access to this everyday pocket knife.
Robert Carter is an up-and-coming knife designer from Hillister, Texas. He spent years learning the knife making traditions of his father, Joe Pardue and grandfather, Mel Pardue.
Knife came very sharp . Flipping was a little stiff at first but gets better over time now it’s solid. No blade play and is centered
Very durable and well made. I'm glad I got mine before they sold out! It's no wonder they did!!
Only got this knife because it was really cheap and had titanium scales that I wanted to mess around with. Experiments aside, this is a really good knife. The blade design is very utilitarian and the edge is sharp out of the box. Although deployment is hard because the blade has no weight, it is still manageable with a small wrist flick. Would go really well on a key lanyard and easy to add your own flair!
Smaller than I thought it was going to be. I guess I should have read the description better. That being said I still like the knife. It is a great small knife for the money.
First off this knife comes very sharp with a mirror edge. This knife has lived on my keychain for months and it is small and light feels like it isn't even there. The only downside it the detent is a little weak but if you tighten the pivot a little it's perfect and still flips well.
Well designed little knife! Excellent for users with smaller hands. Well machined titanium scales. The washers are a bit stiff out of the box, but loosen up quickly with use. The blade also wasn't as sharp as it could have been. I really like the backspacer with lanyard hole and lockbar stabilizer. A very unique knife with few competitors in this category!
This is definitely a cool little knife. I find myself reaching for smaller knives a lot of the time. This knife has an awesome blade shape and design. Fits very nicely in the hand for light duty tasks as well. The over travel stop is a cool little feature as well. Now on to the glaring flaws. This may just be mine, but the lock stick is pretty rough. That by itself would not bother me too much, but the other larger issue is it is very difficult to access the lock bar. No cutout so it’s often difficult to disengage one-handed. I find myself rotating the knife to reverse grip and using my pointer finger a lot of the time. That is my only major gripe though. The action was really great for push-button deployment after I took apart and cleaned it up a bit. That’s a huge plus. Highly recommend it if you are looking to get into anodizing and want something cheap to practice on. I’m gonna stay at 4 stars just for the lock bar being hard to reach, but I think it’s still a great buy!
Great little knife to throw on a keychain or to put in your pocket if you have to dress up and don’t want a pocket clip hanging out of your pocket. BUT the flipper action on mine was not good. It wasn’t smooth at all and you really had to put a lot of force on the flipper to deploy the blade into a locked position. Love the blade shape and came pretty dang sharp. If you’re considering this one over the full size just to save a couple bucks I would recommend you just get the full size but if you just want a little, minimalist knife then this is a good one.
Again I think this is the wrong knife in the video. The knife shown is the full sized Jettison not the compact.
The knife came super stiff and not very sharp. It had tremendous lock stick out of the box but after a little heat and some graphite the lock stick went away. I've had it now for about 3 months, it's broken in very nice. When I got it, it was 40 dollars, now I see the price has dropped. I'd say all together it's a neat little knife
When I first saw this knife unveiled, I got all excited. A titanium frame lock for 30 bucks? That sounds too good to be true! Well folks, it IS too good to be true. This knife is a disappointment. Mine came kinda dull and the grind was not even. This knife is not a good flipper. It uses plastic washers for the pivot and they are sub par. The detent is weak. That coupled with the small size of this knife makes it so you have to pay extra attention to get it to flip properly, and even then it's easy to flub. It's just a darn shame too, because the design of this knife is super cool, but the quality makes it little more than a novelty. This little guy has spent more time on the bottom of a drawer than anything. I think CRKT may have been a little too focused on manufacturing overhead and not enough on quality. Robert Carter's design deserves better.