Product Review

Smoothest Folder Ever

Product: CRKT Hi Jinx Z Knife

Price: $47.97

Durability: Very High

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My Overall Rating: 9.5

Quick Product Overview:

The Hi Jinx™ Z is a gentleman’s everyday carry blade with all the classical curves and subtle elegance that has become the anthem of a Ken On-ion knife. This gentleman’s knife has a shapely black glass-reinforced nylon handle with a “feel” that is just right. The satin drop point blade features a sleek flat grind, that will hold a good edge and it matches the handle’s good looks.  The Hi Jinx™ Z blade opens with a flipper and includes an IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system that facilitates fast and smooth opening and it has a stainless steel frame lock that holds this knife in the open position very securely. The pocket clip is reversible for left or right handed use and can be carried tip up or tip down and is designed to sit deep in the pocket. 

Specifications Of This Product:

Blade Length3.29″ (83.64 mm)
Blade EdgePlain
Blade Steel1.4116
Blade FinishSatin
Blade Thickness0.11″ (2.82 mm)
Overall Length8.00″ (203.20 mm)
Closed Length4.72″ (119.91 mm)
Weight4.90 oz. (138.91g)
HandleGlass Reinforced Nylon
StyleFolding Knife w/Liner Lock

What I Like About This Product:

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of this knife is the smoothness of the IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System.  It is unbelievable how smooth it really is.  The blade is equipped with a flipper that aids in deployment of this knife.  Right out of the box it works well but seems to get better the more you use it.  If we continue with the blade, it’s sharpness is excellent just out of the box.  There was no reason for me to touch it up with my ceramic stone, it was just that sharp.  The blade also locks up very well, which helps to make this knife very sturdy.  It’s a great little knife.

What I Would Change About This Product:

This knife fits my needs and is everything I wanted in a knife.  At this point I do not have anything I would change about this knife.

Final Remarks:

When I think of the CRKT Hi Jinx Z knife I think of a smooth, sharp knife that is very cool looking.  It fits very well in my pocket and does not feel like I have a 2 x 4 in there.  When deploying this knife it has the smoothest action of any knife I have owned and the blade was extremely sharp right out of the box.  The lock-up of the blade was very tight and it disengaged easily.  The pocket clip is shorter than I am used to but does the job and is reversable.  I highly recommend this knife for anyone that wants a really good knife.  

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