CRKT Unveils an EDC-Specific Version Of Its Morphing Provoke Knife

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Originally debuting as the Caswell Morphing Karambit on Kickstarter in 2017 before being adopted by CRKT and put into mass production in 2019, the Provoke is a uniquely-designed self-defense knife that sports a clever Kinematic folding and deployment system. The immense popularity of the Provoke has prompted CRKT to produce the morphing Karambit in a slew of different variants and color options, though for 2023, the knife is getting its biggest update yet with the release of the new CRKT Provoke EDC. 

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As its name suggests, the latest version of the Provoke was designed specifically for everyday carry use. Alongside gaining a royal blue-finished aluminum handle, the standard model’s 2.41” hawkbill blade has been jettisoned in favor of a more utilitarian and less self-defense-focused 2.56” drop point item. Boasting a thickness of 0.27”, the new blade retains its predecessor’s D2 blade steel construction. 

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Additionally, the Provoke EDC also maintains Joe Caswell’s Kinematic folding system, karambit finger hole-equipped frame, and integrated pocket clip. The new model ultimately allows its carrier to enjoy the idiosyncratic deployment of the original Provoke in a more practical, EDC-focused package. And, while we anticipate CRKT releasing a sheath for the new EDC-spec knife, it remains to be seen if the brand will produce serrated, compact, or additional color variants like it has with the original model. 

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The CRKT Provoke EDC is available now, with pricing set at $175.