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CRKT Provoke Kinematic EDC Folding Pocket Knife

Original price $199.99 - Original price $199.99
Original price
$199.99 - $199.99
Current price $199.99

CRKT Provoke Kinematic EDC Folding Pocket Knife: Morphing Karambit, D2 Blade Steel, Kinematic Pivot Action, Integrated Safety Lock, Low Profile Pocket Clip 4040

Serve. Protect. The Provoke knife draws on ancient karambit design but it’s hiding a futuristic secret. The first knife ever to feature Kinematic technology, it stays neatly tucked away in transit and comes to life when there’s trouble afoot. 

Around here, 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 Provoke—designed in Newbury Park, California—we knew he was destined to become one of the most innovative designers the knife world has ever seen. Modeled after a traditional karambit, the black oxide-finished hawkbill-style blade is forged of a premium D2 steel for high durability and excellent edge retention. 

The opening mechanism is pulling 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 to action while you’ve got a firm grasp on the handle. It’s crafted of aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum for supreme toughness. In true Joe fashion, the pocket clip is also a world’s first—sitting almost completely flush with the handle and likewise activated with light thumb pressure.

How Kinematic Works

Nudge the upper crossbar with your thumb—while the rest of your fingers firmly grasp the handle—and the blade lunges to life and locks into place. Shift the discrete lever at the base of the finger loop and the blade retreats into its closed position.


  • Blade Length: 2.41" (61.21 mm)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Steel: D2
  • Blade Finish: Black Titanium Nitride
  • Blade Thickness: 0.209" (5.31 mm)
  • Grind: Chisel
  • Closed Length: 4.96" (125.98 mm)
  • Open Length: 7.25" (184.15 mm)
  • Weight: 6.1 oz (172.93g)
  • Handle: 6061 T6 Aluminum
  • Style: Folding Knife with Kinematic™


  • Kinematic innovation deploys the blade quickly for first responders
  • D2 blade steel holds an edge well and has a titanium nitride finish for corrosion resistance
  • 6061 aircraft grade aluminum handles are strong and lightweight
  • Designed by Joe Caswell in Newbury Park, California
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, see company site for details

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Funky, solid little knife with only one gotcha.

Pros: Very unique. Very solid when open (almost a fixed blade). Very fun to *sniiikkk*, better than a fidget spinner. Can open with thumb or a flick.

Cons: Tad pricey (I'm okay with that). So far I haven't experienced the screw problems (and if I do, who doesn't have Loc-Tite?!). Tricky to fold back up one-handed (doable with practice, but I haven't gotten past the awkward stage yet). The pocket clip isn't great for thick pocket lips (or whatever they're called).

The only real flaw: because of the opening mechanism's location you may not be able to trivially carry it on the left side.

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