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CRKT 4040 Provoke Folding Knife Black – Black


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CRKT 4040 Provoke Folding Knife Black – Black

The CRKT 4040 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.The Provoke comes up strong when it’s called in for duty.

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. 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 CRKT Provoke’s 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.

CRKT Provoke Knife Features

Unique Kinematic innovation deploys the blade quickly with push of the thumb

D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention

Black titanium nitride coating for enhanced corrosion resistance

Durable and lightweight hard anodized aluminum handles

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. Reference to the video at the bottom of the page for a visual example.

Knife Care Instructions » 


Blade Length 2.41″

(61.21 mm)

Blade Edge Plain
Blade Steel D2
Blade Finish Black Titanium Nitride
Blade Thickness 0.209″

(5.31 mm)

Closed Length 4.96″

(125.98 mm)

Weight 6.1 oz.
Handle 6061 T6 Aluminum
Style Folding Knife w/Kinematic
Overall Length 7.25″

(184.15 mm)


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