Hawaii’s Ken Onion is one of the most influential and masterful living knifemakers — bar none. And some of his best designs have been unleashed via the CRKT brand. Now their collective catalog has just become even more impressive thanks to the addition of a new ultra-premium blade they’ve called the Panache.
Let us start by saying that this is not a regular production knife; rather it’s a limited edition of which only 550 individually-numbered examples will ever be made. And if that exclusivity isn’t enough to get you interested, maybe its carbon fiber-inlaid titanium handle, high-end CTS XHP blade steel, and IKBS ball-bearing deployment might do the trick. A near-flawlessly executed everyday carry knife that surely won’t be on the shelves for long, the Panache is available now for $295.