The CRKT HVAS offers a minimalist design from Jesper Voxnaes of Loegstrup, Denmark. This outdoors folding knife was crafted for performance in the difficult and rugged terrain that Jesper calls home. CRKT's field strip technology provides an added level of functionality that will take your preparedness to new heights. Take on any EDC cutting chore with the CRKT HVAS.
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Alright, so for the sale price of $29.99 I am all about this knife. Easily something I can throw into a backpack for a backup knife or use as a beater without hesitation. I have no gripes with the knife, I love the design Jesper Voxnaes never fails to deliver, and is probably my favorite knife designer, bar none. That being said I would love for CRKT to re-release this knife with 3 upgrades: Field strip 2.0, bronze bushings, and better blade steel (nothing wild just D2 or something in that price point). With those additions I wouldn't hesitate to drop $65-$85 on it. With those upgrades, I think more people would be Excited about this blade. Again overall, I love the current iteration of it and have no doubt that it will serve me well for years to come. P.S. It could probably use some jimping too.
It came razor sharp and the action on it is smooth as butter. Field stripping is easy, as it is one of the big selling points for this knife. I have really large hands and the fit in hand feels really good without being so large as to create an issue carrying this knife in most cities. This knife just became my EDC.
The blade centering is always off, but doesn't hinder opening or closing at all. That's my only gripe. The field strip capability is an impressive innovation.
The edges of the back of the blade thumb hole are a little sharp, but the field strip overall shape of it is compelling.
Awesome design! Opens smooth and feels comfortable. Field strip is an awesome feature.
the factory edge was perfect on one side and thin on the other so i will have to reprofile it to get it sharp, it works out of the box but i had a better factory edge on a 25 dollar kershaw that i bought at the same time. i love the design, field strip technology, dont mind the budget steel either. just wish the factory edge had been better and the pocket clip is a little bit of a hot spot for me.
This knife is an almost perfect EDC out of the box, with a beautifully thin and sharp blade, good ergonomics, and a useful gimmick in the field strip technology. the only two complaints I have are that the opening hole comes uncomfortably sharp and the detent was too soft for my tastes. Both of these are easily fixable, thirty seconds with a round file fixed the opening hole and just bend the lockbar a bit to increase the detent (easily done with the fieldstrip).
Bought this for a down & dirty camp knife, but i find i,m using it as a Edc. field strip function is excellent,but be careful with the 2 washers. beefy sharp blade, centering is not perfect, but has no effect on a quick deployment.the longer i own it the better i like it...good buy!
Knife came very sharp. good blade profile but different handle/heavier material would get it to 5 stars for me
I like the blade profile of this knife. I really like a lot of Jesper's designs. Quality, sharpness, lock-up, fit & finish is all fine. The field strip tech is great if you have a need for that. My issue on this one is the steel & other materials choice. These are too cheap to be over $50....I wouldn't buy for more than $39 at a non-sale price. A great deal on this blade is $19.99. I don't necessarily mind GFN handles either....the requirements of the field strip just dictate very thin handle materials in this design so the end result just looks/feels cheap. It's a good knock around blade but too expensive for what you get.