Maybe it’s just me, but the tactical world and tactical industry are starting to trend towards discrete and concealed carry. I’m in no way against this, in fact, I rather enjoy it. It’s fascinating to see the industry change and evolve into one that’s more friendly to concealed carry and civilian carry. Crate Club is never behind the times and that’s been reflected in December’s Crate with a few discrete carry tools. One being the Crate Club Neck Knife, one of the first of many Crate Club Exclusives.
The Crate Club Neck Knife is a small fixed blade knife that’s, lightweight, but devastating. The blade itself is reminiscent of the famed linoleum knife favored by street criminals in Eastern Europe. The Crate Club Neck Knife features an aggressive hook and a razor sharp blade. The inward curve of the blade and sharp hook at the top make a small blade capable of deep and fierce slashes.
The blade is a one piece, full tang knife that comes with a Kydex sheath and ball bead chain. Its low weight makes it quite comfortable for everyday carry and hardly noticeable. It’s thin blade and handle makes it disappear under a nothing more than a standard t-shirt.
Drawing the blade is simple. Reach under your shirt and rip the blade from the Kydex sheath. You can alternate the means you carry the knife if you prefer something other than necklace carry. It can be easily lashed to a belt or to another piece of gear.
Design Details that Matter
The blades nasty hook is one aspect of its design that’s impressive. Below the blade, where the grip starts is a deep indentation. This indentation is designed to fit your trigger finger and gives you a stable grip. Because small knives have small handles your grip is incredibly important. If it slips you can cut your hand at worst and lose your knife at best. That deep indent keeps the blade where it needs to be.
On the backside of the blade is a series of ridges that are designed to accommodate your thumb. With the thumb present, you can apply more downward force and get a deeper cut. Finally, the handles have G10 grip panels to help the knife better fill your hand and provide additional grip texture.
Crate Club Neck Knife Final Thoughts
The Crate Club Neck Knife is small, but very well designed. The features are numerous and nothing was looked over. From the handle to the blade the knife is well thought out and built for defensive purposes. It’s easy to carry, and fierce in a fight.