Gear & Optics|Knives

By Drew Bryant
February 6th, 2023,

CRKT makes quality knives, axes, and multi-tools at a fair price. Recently, CRKT released the new Provoke EDC knife. The Provoke EDC uses the same Kinematic technology from the original Provoke Karambit released a few years ago. Many users wanted the Kinematic technology in a normal but didn’t need it in a karambit knife style. So, CRKT has designed the Provoke EDC with a plain edge made from D2 steel that is strong yet lightweight. The Provoke EDC provides users with the versatility of the kinematic design with an all-purpose blade.

Below are the product description and specs for the Provoke EDC.

Product Description

The standard folding knife that’s anything but. The Provoke® EDC takes the powerful Kinematic™ technology from the original Provoke® karambit and applies it to a “standard” folding knife that’s flexible in more ways than one. For anyone who lusted after Kinematic™ opening but didn’t need a karambit, now you can get the same innovative tech in a knife designed for everyday carry. The Provoke® EDC features a new plain-edge blade made from D2 steel for excellent edge retention and a lightweight aluminum handle that allows it to ride comfortably in a pocket.

We think of designer Joe Caswell as somewhat of a mad scientist. When we got an eyeful of the sketches that were to become the original Provoke®, we knew he was destined to become one of the most innovative designers the knife world has ever seen. The Provoke® EDC continues the trend and inherits the original’s nearly flush pocket clip activated with a light press of the thumb.

The Kinematic™ opening mechanism has pulled the folder into the future—whether it’s ready or not. Thumb pressure on the upper crossbar sets the chain reaction in motion, causing the blade to lunge open while you have a firm grasp on the handle. It’s crafted of aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum for supreme toughness. Although it looks complex, this system is easy to use, fast, and safe.

• Unique Innovation: Kinematic® deploys the blade with push of the thumb

• Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention

• Strong And Lightweight: Aluminum handle combines strength with minimal weight

• Unique Function: Flush-mounted clip for secure carry


Blade Length: 2.56″ (64.95 mm)

Blade Edge: Plain

Blade Steel: D2

Blade Finish: Satin

Blade Thickness: 0.27″ (6.76 mm)

Overall Length: 7.25″ (184.15 mm)

Closed Length: 4.66″ (118.41 mm)

Weight: 3.60 oz. (102.06 g)

Handle: Aluminum

Style: Folding Knife w/Kinematic™

The Provoke EDC is available now on retail websites. The new knife using CRKT’s Kinematic technology retails at $175. For more on CRKT and its other products, click here.

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