CRKT Vox Piet Liner Lock Knife Black GFN (2.63" Satin) 5390


  • 8Cr13MoV spear point blade
  • Thumb hole opener
  • Black GFN handle
  • Reversible deep carry pocket clip


The CRKT Piet, designed by Jesper Voxnaes, is a lightweight and capable pocket knife. The blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and has the classic Voxnaes thumb hole for easy ambidextrous deployment. The handle is made from black GFN to maximize strength and minimize weight. There's also a reversible tip-up pocket clip. Add all these great features to the clean lines of a Voxnaes design, and you've got a great EDC knife!

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Item #BHQ-103938
MSRP: $49.99
Our Sale Price: $13.99!
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  • Overall Length: 6.50"
  • Blade Length: 2.625"
  • Blade Width: 1.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.75"
  • Handle Width: 1.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.46"
  • Handle Material: GFN
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 2.50 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: Piet
  • Model Number: 5390
  • Designer: Jesper Voxnaes
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Recommended budget edc
Mason o. on Nov 22, 2023

I first purchased this knife about a year ago and found myself carrying it often. The weight, size, feel and especially price are all reasons to love this knife. I actually lost my original a few months back and just purchased another to replace it because of how much I liked it.

Lovely little knife
Billy K. on Oct 30, 2023

Got this at the sale price of $16 and have had a wonderful experience with it. The only con for myself is that opening is just a smidge difficult to catch the thumbhole, but that is likely just a hand size issue. Super sharp out of the box. Clip is very nice. Not too rigid and easily slid onto pocket.

Good knife on a budget
Oswaldo P. on Sep 30, 2023

I feel like I won with this knife. I got it on sale for $14+ shipping. It came sharp out of the box. It will shave your arm, so careful. It feels pretty sturdy. It looks and feels like a more expensive knife. There is a good mix of colors to make it aesthetically pleasing. Satin, black, and blue look great together.

A great edc & gift
Gordon H. on Sep 11, 2023

CRKT has never disappointed me all of them have a razor sharp edge and they hold their edge very well, and this knife is no different. Considering the quality, size, and price this knife is just great! I bought 2 so I would have one to gift and I think the ladies would appreciate owning one as well.

Cannot beat this knife for $16. Wow
Warren B. on Jul 18, 2023

For $16 this knife is insane value.

A great purchase
John S. on Jun 27, 2023

Bought the Piet on sale and found it to be a super deal. Knife is sturdy, slicey, smooth, and fits in 5th pocket. Order was handled quickly and accurately by Blade HQ.

Best knife under $30
Owin h. on Apr 21, 2023

Such a good looking knife

Affordable EDC with style
Marvin B. on Mar 5, 2023

I got this knife because I saw it featured in the EDC video and I was enamored with the blue detail. But, this really is a nice little folder. The thumb hole has been rounded on the edges so it is comfortable. The action is smooth and just tight enough. It is sharp enough to work with out of the box. I got mine on sale for $20, and as I write this it is $15. I'm super tempted to buy 2 or 3 more to gift. This knife is just charming. The lock is tight enough but not difficult to release. I also have a Benchmade Bugout Mini, which is a different thing altogether, but this one brings me just about as much joy on an aesthetic level. Plus, I'm not scared of damaging or losing this one. Get yourself at least one of these! I also like that the steel is pretty anti-corrosive. I've got some CruWear and M4 and I'm worried I'll let it rust (I live in Michigan where it is always humid). I made a 1 min video showing more of this blade in action. Enjoy! (I am not a BladeHQ affiliate so the link I provided on the video is purely a convenience for the viewer.)

$uper bang for your buck!
James S. on Mar 2, 2023

Picked this up on mark down for $15. I should have bought 3 or five. My sons want mine, but they will have to wait for birthdays. Light weight, deploys with a bit of work, but once you get used to it, it's easy. Sits deep in your pocket with the reversible clip. Not sure what the comments are regarding sharp edges and such. Mine has none. Blade is sharp and just the right size for EDC. Have not had to sharpen yet, so cannot comment on how well it holds an edge or takes one. Blade sits tight with no movement. I'd buy again. In fact, going to order a few as gifts.

Must buy!
Jeremy J. on Feb 9, 2023

At the sale price this is a must purchase folks. Fantastic little EDC blade for the price. Highly recommend!

Great budget beater
Landon K. on Jan 16, 2023

At less than $20, this is a terrific knife! Solid feel, great blade shape, good lockup. Deployment isn't great due to the shape of the hole. Also, the scale cutout on the back side for the thumb hole is higher than in the front, rendering it nearly impossible to spydie-flick with the right hand...but it is easy with the left hand. It runs on teflon washers, which if you use your knife for more than fidgeting and opening cardboard boxes at home, you would know they are better for outdoor use which makes this a perfect work beater. After rolling it open and shut and few hundred times, I added some lube to the pivot and now it flicks open almost like it has IKBS. Little to no blade play, nice grip, great blade shape and 8cr which is easy to sharpen and takes a very sharp edge, all make for a great beater knife. When this was selling for over $30, I thought it was a ripoff, at $15 or even $19, it is a steal! It looks better in person than it does in the pictures. Don't overthink it... Get one and enjoy it for what it is, not what it is not.

I acutaly love this knife.
wesley H. on Dec 17, 2022

I was going to give this one away as a holiday gift, but I love this little thing. VOX knives are great and this stays true, even tho it's budget. 100% would recommend.

Love the simplicity
JORDAN R. on Jan 4, 2022

This is a knife that has A LOT going for it for the price. Ergos are fantastic, grippy handle material, simple deployment, great lock up, ideal blade shape. I’m a fan of all the Voxnaes designs I’ve owned. This is a knife that should be appreciated a lot more! CRKT needs to make a D2 version with maybe just a little bit more access in the lock bar side to reverse flick and it would be an absolute home run. Regardless, this knife is up there with your tenacious, Civivis, rat 2 and Kershaw's all day. Great first knife or gift idea as well.

A Classic Vox Beauty
Josh K. on Jun 22, 2021

This is another CRKT Vox knife that I have bought and loved my decision. This knife fit in hand is amazing, like every other Vox this is well designed and worth way more than the asking price, this is a must buy to have or give to family/friend. I gave mine to my brother and he is now a EDC guy.

Well made and affordable
ROBERT M. on May 14, 2021

This little knife checks all the boxes I want in a pocket knife: [x] deep carry clip [x] reliable liner lock [x] not crazy expensive [x] very thin profile [x] light weight [x] no snag points This knife is my favorite bare bones pocket knife. I really like the overall design too. It has a lot of polished metal and they even put a chamfer on the thumb hole.

My new Favorite Knife!
Eric F. on Apr 21, 2020

First off buy this knife. Super cool design, fits great in the hand, super easy to open, and just an all around great package. Been my EDC for the last couple months.

Darn good
Aaron G. on Jan 25, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised by this. It's really well made for the price. There's no give anywhere when it's open, and opening it has a smooth snappy feeling. Also, fur how small it is it's still a four finger grip.

Vox quality, CRKT price
Michael C. on Jan 22, 2020

Pros: - Very sharp out of the box - Great little cutter for light duty work - Light weight - Very low profile in pocket - Super easy to sharpen, although all I've had to do is touch up the edge on my ceramic and strop - Feels good in the hand even though it is a small knife, and I have exceptionally large hands Cons: - Blade centering was ever so slightly off (fixed with a slight turn of the screw) - Action is a little stiff, although that should correct itself with break in time. Overall excellent knife, especially considering the price point.

Oh yeah
Mark L. on Jan 21, 2020

This is one nice little knife. Perfect ergos as you would expect.

CRKT Vox Piet Liner Lock Knife Black GFN (2.63" Satin) 5390
Tim P. on Jan 21, 2020

Lightweight, very sturdy knife. The pocket clip can be switched to either side. Accented with a splash of the color blue on the spine Opens lightning fast with a flick of the thumb. Can attach a lanyard if desired. Also the personalization of the knife is well worth it. Well done, CRKT!

Nice little knife
JOHN M. on Aug 31, 2023

It needed a few little adjustments, but now works well. Just a little liner lock stick. Good deployments. Beautiful little knife, The sharp square spine is probably really good for a firestick.

Not a terrible little pocket knife on sale for a very good price.
Sam K. on Aug 23, 2023

First off, wish I had only paid $13.99 for this knife. If it's still in stock at that price, just go ahead and add it to your cart. If you don't like, you can always give it as a gift. As long as you recognize the limits of what you're going to get for $15-$20, you should be ok with this pocket knife. The knife came out of the box a bit dull but sharpens up pretty easily. Not sure how long it will stay sharp but it will definitely be a secondary knife for me so I doubt I'll have to be sharpening it every week. The lock feature works just fine when fully deployed. The looks & layout of the knife are good. Cutting is probably going to be limited to small tasks like opening boxes, cutting twine or cord, etc. The size is small enough you can drop it into your pocket and almost forget it's there. The opening on my knife is stiff. There's no one-handed flick. It's more like a pocket knife of old where you either use two hands or use your thumb and slowly open the blade. The large thumb hole is definitely helpful in opening. Fyi be careful with the lock. There is a bit of false "first" lock that sounds like the lock deployed and the blade is virtually fully extended so it looks right too. If you're paying attention you'll notice it right away and continue opening until you get full deployment and a good lock. However, if you're not paying attention you might miss it. I've been careful, so far at least, to make sure it's fully extended prior to use so there hasn't been a problem. Would I buy it again? Now that it's only $13.99, maybe I'll get a second one. Otherwise, in the future I'd probably refrain and put the $19-$20 that it normally costs towards something else.

I really like everything about the knife, except the clip
Stewart L. on Jun 16, 2023

I bought one of these knives, and found I really liked it. When I lost it I immediately bought two more. Now that I've lived with the replacement for a while, I think I know why I lost the first one: the clip. The clip is prone to bending very easily and I believe with my first one it bent and then fell off my pants. I've now bent the clip on my second knife three times. I have removed the clip and rebent it, but I worry about carrying it using the clip since it catches on things as I walk past them (my fault) and then bends wide open (arguably the knife's fault). The price is great, feels great, decent blade, handsome design. I'd pay $5 more for a more sturdy clip though!

The tiny budget beater
Grant H. on Feb 16, 2023

A great little lightweight knife (for $19.99), barely noticeable in running shorts, staying clipped and closed without an issue. While 8rc isn't my favorite steel, it holds up to the rigors of sweat well and sharpens easily. My only gripes being that the pivot screw was unreasonably over tightened out of the box, and the grips needed sanding on the edges of the spine to get rid of some sharp areas. Acceptable faults for sub-$20, but kinda lame for the $50 msrp. Overall a good lightweight beater with great ergos for something so small, but with the caveat of the price point.

Great Value
Elle R. on Jan 3, 2023

Grabbed this for $15 on sale. Definitely a steal at that price! Feels like a good EDC when I don't want to worry about an expensive knife, without carrying something that couldn't cut through packing tape. Couple things: this knife is not tip up/down carry - it's tip up for left or right hand. Can be tricky to spydy flick due to the frame blocking part of the thumb hole, but practicing for a handful of minutes makes it possible. Disassembly is kind of a nightmare. I couldn't get all the frame screws off and decided to stop and reassemble because I felt like I was going to strip a screw.

Understated beauty
Eric W. on May 11, 2020

I’ve been carrying the Piet for about ten days, and I love how light and functional it is. The beautiful design doesn’t come across super well on websites. This knife has more aesthetic value than you would expect from a cheap CRKT. My only warning is that the thick blade and flat grind make this knife a poor choice for food prep. You do not want to use it to slice an apple.

Great budget folder, shoutout Voxnaes
Robert S. on Feb 20, 2020

For under $30, CRKT has done it agaon and created a great budget folder. GRN feels good and textured, fit is great, but the action came very grimy (due to lack of lubrication and a semi-bent nylon washer). Lubed it up and she runs like a charm!

Get what you pay for
Patrick H. on Oct 11, 2023

It's exactly what you'd expect for $18. Materials are ok, fit&finish are nonexistent, looks pretty good. If you want this as an EDC be prepared to put in a little work tuning it up, but for under 20 it's fine.

Appropriately priced at $15
TROY M. on Mar 30, 2023

The $50 original price point is wildly overpriced. I ordered two at the price drop to $15 and IMO that is what it’s worth. both have wobbly pivots, yet stiff action, horrible factory grinds, and rough finishing. The heat treat seems average but I will have to put my own edge to get an idea. The inside of the thumb hole is chamfered, but otherwise totally unfinished (bare stamped metal) and right handed spydie flicking is obstructed by the liner lock and handle (a rare miss for Jesper). Both backspacers have rough finishing marks and knicks. It’s a true $15 knife with the Vox name (my absolute favorite designer) but at least finally appropriately priced and as always ergos in the hand are good.

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Good looking...
Eric H. on Jan 9, 2023

I love the looks of this knife. It's pretty small and easily fits in any pocket without weighing it down. That said, there's not much metal backing the scales so it feels weak in the mid section, easily flexing under the slightest pressure. The one I received will not flip out at all, allowing only manual opening/closing of the blade. I only paid $15 so it will make a good gift for a new enthusiast to begin an obsession.

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Feels like a cheap plastic toy
scott j. on Jun 11, 2023

Even at the price of $15 this knife is low quality. Extremely thin liner lock and it just quite honestly feels like it would break if you did anything other than open an envelope with it. I would rather spend $15 on a decent small size box cutter.

Good price bad metal
Camren D. on May 30, 2023

I cared this knife for about 2 weeks the pocket clip bent and the knife doesn’t hold a edge and I do not like deploying this knife

Mike T. on Nov 21, 2022

Pros - Design - Out of the box sharpness - Pocket clip Cons - Quality The handles are pretty sharp out of the box, but yes you can dull them for comfort. The washers are plastic and I tried replacing them with bronze washers and the function improved, but not by much. Whoever keeps designing the body screws for CRKT folders needs to be fired. They are terrible. Taking the knife apart for maintenance will be a nightmare. The screws are cheap and I don't know why CRKT can't get such a simple thing right.

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Great Idea, Bad Implementation
BRANDON C. on Nov 20, 2022

This knife was on the verge of budget EDC greatness. Normally, if you have a thumb hole, us knife guys have grown accustomed to the spydy flick. On this knife, it is impossible unless you're left-handed because the thumb hole is blocked by the liner where you would out your middle finger. You can ONLY use your rhumb to deploy this knife.

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Hit & Miss
John P. on Jun 18, 2022

I have two of these now and what a difference between the two. No issues with one, but the other was just poor. Tight pivot and problems with liner release. Must be a burr or too long making it difficult and dangerous the close. Bad quality control. I love my first one and will live with the other.

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