5317D2 PILAR® III BLACK W/D2 BLADE STEEL
Designed by Jesper Voxnaes in Loegstrup, Denmark
The Pilar® III with D2 Blade Steel transforms the minimalist’s sailor knife into a distinctly urban everyday carry folder while keeping the spirit of the classic and the epic tale behind its name. It’s still low profile and understated when tucked away, and carefully designed to punch above its weight when in use.
- Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
- Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
- Easy opening: Thumb slot for easy one hand opening
- Tough and Durable: G10 with stainless steel handle combines durability and strength
- Brute Strength: Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
- Low Profile: Pocket clip provides secure carry
- Visual Appeal: Brass stonewashed backspacer
|Product Name||Pilar III|
|Blade Length (in)||2.97|
|Blade Thickness (in)||0.15|
|Overall Length (in)||7.19|
|Closed Length (in)||4.26|
|Handle Material||Front/G-10 Back/2Cr13SS|
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I’ve owned a handful of CRKT folders (all of which have served me well) but this is by far the best one.
High marks especially for their execution of the ball bearing pivot/detent and the stonewashed finish. Further, the contour and (understated) texturing of the handle is very ergonomic and secure in the hand. All the surfaces are well chamfered, meaning no jagged edges. And the backspacer is solid brass, a very nice touch.
While thick for a pocket knife, the blade comes to a very fine edge and acute point. Additionally the improved performance of the D2 is readily apparent in both cutting and sharpening, which is needed much less often than with 8Cr13MoV blades. All in all I really don’t see how your $50 could be better spent.
…Also would like to mention that the customer service at Knifeworks was absolutely fantastic, in addition to them having the lowest price;)