Provoke: The knife just got a makeover

Knife maker Joe Caswell is pulling the folder into the future whether it’s ready or not. The folder has been around for over 2,500 years and it might have gone untouched for another century if one designer hadn’t posed a simple question: how can you keep your fingers out of the rotational path of the blade?

The 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. Kinematic innovation deploys the blade quickly for first responders.

D2 blade steel holds an edge well and has a titanium nitride finish for corrosion resistance, while the 6061 aircraft grade aluminum handles are strong and lightweight

The CRKT team refer to designer Joe Caswell as somewhat of a mad scientist, and the Provoke knife kind of proves this. Kinematic is pulling the folder into the future whether it’s ready or not.

The CRKT Provoke knife designed by Joe Caswell will retail for $200