CRKT Pilar Frame Lock Knife Carbon Fiber (2.4" D2 Satin) BHQ Exclusive

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CRKT Pilar Frame Lock Knife Carbon Fiber (2.4" D2 Satin) BHQ Exclusive
MSRP: $79.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.90"
  • Blade Length:2.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.15"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.11 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Pilar
  • Model Number:5311CFD2
  • Designer:Jesper Voxnaes
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.90"
  • Blade Length:2.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.15"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.11 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Pilar
  • Model Number:5311CFD2
  • Designer:Jesper Voxnaes
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This Blade HQ exclusive CRKT Pilar has been upgraded with a tough D2 steel blade and a sleek carbon fiber scale. The Jesper Voxnaes CRKT Pilar, named after Ernest Hemingway's beloved sailboat, is a compact folding knife for the minimalist looking to maximize their EDC utility. It features a 2.4" flat ground blade with a fine tip for detailed tasks. A durable stainless steel frame lock provides secure blade lockup, and sports a reversible right side pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry.

Features:
  • Blade profile designed for everyday utility and fine detailed tasks.
  • Classy carbon fiber handle with solid ergos for a comfortable grip.
  • Right side tip-up or tip-down carry accommodated with a two-way reversible pocket clip.

Check out our CRKT Pilar Review for a better look into this knife!

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Great little knife from CRKT
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Michael B.
06-10-2019
Been wanting a Pilar for a while now and it doesn't disappoint. The CF is nice but the fact that the blade is D2 is really nice. I can get a good four finger grip with the finger choil and it feels really comfortable in the hand. Overall really impressed with the knife.
Great design but...
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Louis G.
05-24-2019
I love the design. Be warned it is TINY. Smaller than I expected. But the design makes up for that, despite its tiny overall size it is still very comfortable in my large hands and I easily get all four fingers on it. Love the blade shape and the control you have over the blade. Let me be clear: this knife is absolutely outstanding for whittling type activities. Its hard to think of a knife that is more well designed for that purpose.

Now, there are some quality issues with this knife but for the money you can't really expect more. As an example there was some really ugly machining done around the edges of the frame lock. Bad enough that I had to file them down. The action is also a little stiff and the small size makes it difficult to open this knife with one hand.

But overall I'm very happy with it.
1 major flaw
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Maxime L.
04-22-2019
Love the design, love the steel, love the handle.
But after all these wonderfull (ahum ahum, necessary) upgrades, that finally bring out the gloriousness in Jesper's design, why not go all the way and get phosphor bronze washers.....

I'm going to get some after market one, when I get the chance. But it feels like they were hitting a homerun, only to just barely not.
I would not buy one again
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Josiah C.
04-10-2019
I like the size and blade shape is excellent. However, its stiff, and not extra easy to open. Its clip is really tight, like rip your jeans tight. All and all there is nothing really wrong with the knife, but nothing awesome either. Save your money.
Sharp edges all over the metal scale.
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Brandon L.
04-08-2019
The washers are two different sizes, but that doesn’t bother me. If I was worried about aesthetics, I would have bought a higher end, more expensive knife.

What does bother me....

EDIT: After a few days of having my thumb accosted while disengaging the frame lock, I disassembled the knife and filed all the sharp edges on the inner side of the metal scale. I also removed the manufacturing edges that were like razor blades. Very happy now.
Good as budget gets
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Justin M.
03-27-2019
For the price this knife is right on point. I too noticed the different sized washers and looked into why that is but couldn't find an answer. It's kind of an eye sore once you see it. Looking into buying different washers. Over all love the blade and fit of the handle in hand. No regrets on this purchase
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jeff n.
03-26-2019
i expected this pilar to be of better quality than the original pilar that has cheaper materials , i was wrong , this one has unfinished edges in the frame lock area and the spacer seems either over tightened or is of different thickness from one end to the other .. either way you're better off just buying the original pilar
Washers are different sizes
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Egan R.
03-26-2019
Has anyone else noticed that the washer on the CF side is considerably bigger than the washer on the clip side?
Three in a row
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Steve B.
03-26-2019
Another Blade HQ exclusive CRKT Pilar that I've received that is of good quality. IMHO the satin finish of the carbon fiber is perfect. Sure the action could be a little smoother, but I find it to be OK for everything you're getting at this price. Besides, it's an easy to fix with a little tuneup. Still waiting for that Micarta version next time... ;-)
Great knife at a great price
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Brian F.
03-25-2019
Good little knife for the price. D2 and carbon fiber scale are nice for this price point. Quality was decent. The finger choil is perfect.
Fishing with Pilar
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Richard W.
03-17-2019
One of my favorite knifes. Could use some quality control and better materials. Still a lot to love at a good price point. Named after Hemingways beloved fishing boat, no sails involved just two engines. RD Wynn
Good Compact EDC
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Joseph M.
03-14-2019
For a knife with a blade length under 2.5” makes it perfect to EDC in school. For such a small knife it fills the hand really well because of that finger Choil. I give it 4 stars because of the bead blasted handle and Teflon washers. I would like to see bladehq come out with bronze phosphorus washers and a different finish on the scale.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

This Blade HQ exclusive CRKT Pilar has been upgraded with a tough D2 steel blade and a sleek carbon fiber scale. The Jesper Voxnaes CRKT Pilar, named after Ernest Hemingway's beloved sailboat, is a compact folding knife for the minimalist looking to maximize their EDC utility. It features a 2.4" flat ground blade with a fine tip for detailed tasks. A durable stainless steel frame lock provides secure blade lockup, and sports a reversible right side pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry.

Features:
  • Blade profile designed for everyday utility and fine detailed tasks.
  • Classy carbon fiber handle with solid ergos for a comfortable grip.
  • Right side tip-up or tip-down carry accommodated with a two-way reversible pocket clip.

Check out our CRKT Pilar Review for a better look into this knife!

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.90"
  • Blade Length:2.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.15"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.11 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Pilar
  • Model Number:5311CFD2
  • Designer:Jesper Voxnaes
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Great little knife from CRKT
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Michael B.
06-10-2019
Been wanting a Pilar for a while now and it doesn't disappoint. The CF is nice but the fact that the blade is D2 is really nice. I can get a good four finger grip with the finger choil and it feels really comfortable in the hand. Overall really impressed with the knife.
Great design but...
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Louis G.
05-24-2019
I love the design. Be warned it is TINY. Smaller than I expected. But the design makes up for that, despite its tiny overall size it is still very comfortable in my large hands and I easily get all four fingers on it. Love the blade shape and the control you have over the blade. Let me be clear: this knife is absolutely outstanding for whittling type activities. Its hard to think of a knife that is more well designed for that purpose.

Now, there are some quality issues with this knife but for the money you can't really expect more. As an example there was some really ugly machining done around the edges of the frame lock. Bad enough that I had to file them down. The action is also a little stiff and the small size makes it difficult to open this knife with one hand.

But overall I'm very happy with it.
1 major flaw
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Maxime L.
04-22-2019
Love the design, love the steel, love the handle.
But after all these wonderfull (ahum ahum, necessary) upgrades, that finally bring out the gloriousness in Jesper's design, why not go all the way and get phosphor bronze washers.....

I'm going to get some after market one, when I get the chance. But it feels like they were hitting a homerun, only to just barely not.
I would not buy one again
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Josiah C.
04-10-2019
I like the size and blade shape is excellent. However, its stiff, and not extra easy to open. Its clip is really tight, like rip your jeans tight. All and all there is nothing really wrong with the knife, but nothing awesome either. Save your money.
Sharp edges all over the metal scale.
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Brandon L.
04-08-2019
The washers are two different sizes, but that doesn’t bother me. If I was worried about aesthetics, I would have bought a higher end, more expensive knife.

What does bother me....

EDIT: After a few days of having my thumb accosted while disengaging the frame lock, I disassembled the knife and filed all the sharp edges on the inner side of the metal scale. I also removed the manufacturing edges that were like razor blades. Very happy now.
Good as budget gets
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Justin M.
03-27-2019
For the price this knife is right on point. I too noticed the different sized washers and looked into why that is but couldn't find an answer. It's kind of an eye sore once you see it. Looking into buying different washers. Over all love the blade and fit of the handle in hand. No regrets on this purchase
blemished
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jeff n.
03-26-2019
i expected this pilar to be of better quality than the original pilar that has cheaper materials , i was wrong , this one has unfinished edges in the frame lock area and the spacer seems either over tightened or is of different thickness from one end to the other .. either way you're better off just buying the original pilar
Washers are different sizes
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Egan R.
03-26-2019
Has anyone else noticed that the washer on the CF side is considerably bigger than the washer on the clip side?
Three in a row
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Steve B.
03-26-2019
Another Blade HQ exclusive CRKT Pilar that I've received that is of good quality. IMHO the satin finish of the carbon fiber is perfect. Sure the action could be a little smoother, but I find it to be OK for everything you're getting at this price. Besides, it's an easy to fix with a little tuneup. Still waiting for that Micarta version next time... ;-)
Great knife at a great price
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Brian F.
03-25-2019
Good little knife for the price. D2 and carbon fiber scale are nice for this price point. Quality was decent. The finger choil is perfect.
Fishing with Pilar
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Richard W.
03-17-2019
One of my favorite knifes. Could use some quality control and better materials. Still a lot to love at a good price point. Named after Hemingways beloved fishing boat, no sails involved just two engines. RD Wynn
Good Compact EDC
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Joseph M.
03-14-2019
For a knife with a blade length under 2.5” makes it perfect to EDC in school. For such a small knife it fills the hand really well because of that finger Choil. I give it 4 stars because of the bead blasted handle and Teflon washers. I would like to see bladehq come out with bronze phosphorus washers and a different finish on the scale.
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