Developed by Texas knife maker Allen Elishewitz, the Horus is named after an Egyptian hawk-headed lord of the sky. Indeed, when the blade is deployed, the shape is very reminiscent of a hawk’s profile. Much of this look is added by the choiled handle which is shaped with a pistol grip curve, inlaid by wild honey gold CPL composites and accented by black Zytel scales. The stainless steel frame employs a locking liner.
The blade is a 3 1/8-inch partially serrated AUS 8 premium stainless steel with bead-blast finish. The blade is very strong with a central spine extending almost to the tip. CRKT has dubbed the grind an “Elishewitz stealth” because of the flat, angular facets. The tip would be a melange of clip and spear.
The blade uses an assisted opening mechanism patented by CRKT under the name Outburst. Once the blade is deployed 30 degrees, this mechanism kicks in and swings the blade to a fully opened, locking position. Of course, by preference, the Outburst system can be disabled and the Horus traditionally opened with one hand by the ramped thumb stud. The (again) patented LAWKS safety system will practically convert the blade into a fixed blade by pushing the lever forward. To reconvert back to quick, easy, one-handed closing, simply slide the lever back. A pocket clip provides tip-down carry.
Overall, this is a great knife. CRKT is often on the forefront of innovative style and function. The look of this blade is fantastic, ultra-sharp, and eye-catching. The blade is dependable, quickly deployed, and safe. Can’t get much better than that.
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