Snap On Rave From CRKT and Ken Onion Review
CRKT knives are one of the most popular brands in the world. They have been around since 1982 and they produce some of the best quality products out there. You may think that these knives would be made with high-quality materials, but you’d be wrong! These are cheap knockoffs from China!
The only thing that makes them different than other Chinese knockoff knives is their name. When I first started using them, I thought it was funny how they were called “Rave” because they looked like rave partygoers. They’re not even real raves; they’re just fake ones! If you want to go to a real rave, you need special tickets or something similar.
I’ve used many of their knives over the years, and I always had problems with them breaking. I don’t care what kind of knife it is, if it breaks after a few uses then it’s not worth buying. CRKT knives are designed to break easily so they can be cheaply produced.
They’re made from cheap plastic and they tend to bend when you use them. When they do break, they turn into really sharp pointed pieces of plastic. I got stabbed in the palm once and it bled for a really long time!
There’s no situation where I’d use a CRKT knife over any other one. There are many better knife manufacturers out there that produce higher quality products.
I don’t get why people buy their knives — are you guys all morons?
I’m Ken from Ken’s Knives and Tools. While I’m not as popular as CRKT, my knives are much higher quality. My company has been around for forty years, and we make sure to bring our customers quality tools.
These CRKT Rave knives may seem appealing to the eye, but that’s the only good thing about them. They’re made from cheap materials that can break or deform at any time. The handles are plastic and they bend very easily. I don’t care how much you tighten them, they still come loose after a few uses. I guess that’s what you get for buying cheap Chinese knockoffs.
I make my own knives from high-quality stainless steel. They don’t break or deform, and the handles are lightweight aluminum. I also make sheaths for all of my knives so they can be easily transported.
If you’re looking to buy a knife, I highly recommend my products over CRKT’s. They may cost a little bit more, but you’re paying for quality.
Snap-On Rave From CRKT and Ken Onion
As you may know, I’m a big fan of Ken’s knives. They are much better than all of that CRKT garbage. Most of the people that buy knives today are idiots that don’t know any better. They buy into the whole CRKT brand because it has a catchy name. I’ve talked to many people who have bought their products, and they all ended up disappointed.
While I do enjoy Ken’s knives, I don’t think they’re worth the money he charges for them. He has some basic designs that he repeats over and over again, yet he charges an exorbitant amount of money for them. It’s no wonder he’s not a well-known company; he’s deliberately keeping himself small by overcharging his customers!
Ken is a competent designer, but he needs some original ideas. All of his knives look very similar to other designs out there. I own several of his knives and they’re good, but some of the parts can fall off over time. The snap-off blade that he’s known for can become loose after a period of extended use. If you tighten it too much, it’s going to break.
If you want good quality, you should look somewhere else. CRKT specializes in cheap products that look good but don’t last. While Ken’s designs might be better than CRKT’s, his company doesn’t have the best reputation. He refuses to license out his designs to larger knife manufacturers, so you can only buy his products from his online store or at a gun show. If he can’t make enough money selling his knives, then that’s his problem.
What this all comes down to is that both of these companies make sub-par knives. While Ken’s knives look nice, I don’t think they’re worth the money. If you want an indestructible knife, you should buy a KA-BAR. They’re not fancy, but they can last a lifetime.
I am CRKT and I am the real deal. You won’t find any of my knives falling apart like these cheap knockoffs out there. My designs are ground-breaking and unlike anything on the market. If you want to look like a badass while carrying a weak, easily breakable knife, feel free to buy one of my competitor’s knives. I’ll be here when you’re ready to buy a real knife.
Did You Know…
…that the original switchblade patent holder, Robert Antoine Jr., was an amateur inventor from
He accidentally discovered the concept of the switchblade when he compressed a spring inside a tube too much and it shot out, thrusting a blade outwards. He applied for a patent in 1934 after much experimentation and finally created a workable prototype. His patent number is ISA-18326. He licensed out the manufacturing of his switchblade to Imperial Cutlery in California. They produced them with the name ‘Switch-Knife’ and cost $3.50 when they were released in 1935.
Imperial later renamed the switchblade to the ‘Knife-O-Matic’ after a complaint by Robert Searles, who felt that the word ‘switchblade’ infringed on his registered trademarked term, ‘Switch-Axe’. Searles was the inventor of the infamous switchaxe and was a rival of Antoine’s in the knife-making business.
Antoine greatly disliked the term ‘knife-omatick’ and tried to find another company to manufacture his switchblades, but Searles had already licensed out all of the companies that were capable of doing so at the time. Antoine would then form his own manufacturing company with a handpicked group of individuals in St. Louis, Missouri. The factory was in a poor area of town, so the cops wouldn’t bother them and Antoine could keep a closer eye on things.
One of these workers, 16 year-old John Steven Davison, caught Antoine’s eye. He was a quiet kid that kept to himself and worked hard. Antoine liked him because he didn’t participate in the union strikes that occurred from time to time. He eventually became the official switchblade inspector and was paid a higher wage than the other workers. The other workers hated him for it, but he didn’t care.
He just wished his mom could experience the same success since she also worked in the factory, but she died while operating a machine there in 1942.
Davison would eventually go on to invent other tools related to knives and scissors. He was never able to duplicate the success he had with the switchblade, but he did earn 26 patents during his lifetime.
The Ideal Cutlery Company of America bought out all of Antoine’s interests in his company in 1953. He moved back to New Orleans and was never heard from again. It’s believed that he may have been killed by a hitman, but his body was never found.
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