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Get a Discount on This Crowd-Favorite Pocket Knife

Since its release in 2017, CRKT’s Pilar has become a best-seller and a favorite among knife users with it’s mini cleaver design.


Every year, knife companies refresh their catalogs with hundreds if not thousands of new designs. Some are updates on past models while others are entirely new — few are notable enough to make a lasting impact, but CRKT’s Pilar might be one to achieve it.

The knife was first released in 2017 and has been a best-seller since. CRKT is expanding upon the Pilar in 2019 with a larger size as well as an all-black version, a move it wouldn’t be making had the original been a flop.

The Pilar was designed by Jesper Voxnaes, who named the blade after the boat that Ernest Hemingway used to do recon on German U-boats in the Caribbean during World War II. Much of its appeal comes from the 2.4-inch blade that’s shaped to function as a miniature cleaver (it’s actually a modified Wharncliffe, a shape made for slicing and chopping that has a muted tip, so it’s safer to carry). The Pilar succeeds with that shape because its handle is wide and it includes an enlarged choil that allows wielders to use a full and firm grip. The resulting sum is a small, EDC-friendly pocket knife that outperforms its size.

CRKT made the Pilar affordable from the start, but it’s currently even more so thanks to a 37 percent discount at Massdrop that brings it from $40 down to $25.

Buy Now: $40 $25

A note on Massdrop:
Massdrop is not like other online retailers. It’s a members-only site that requires signing up (all it takes is an email address). If you’re not a member, you can sign up here. When you place an order from Massdrop at a discounted price, you’re not buying from them directly. The site works by taking orders from consumers, then bulk ordering product at a discount directly from brands and other wholesalers. For more information on how Massdrop works, click here.

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