A photograph over at Daily Timewaster led me to investigate this strange-looking knife. It's the Daktyl model from CRKT.
I understand it's not the first side-opening knife CRKT has produced. I couldn't help but wonder why. I mean, apart from the cuteness factor, why not use a traditional knife body, one that protects the blade against other debris in one's pocket? I can see a receipt, or something like that, slipping between the outer wire frame and the edge of the blade, and getting cut when you pull one or the other out of your pocket.
However, the reviews on Amazon are sometimes fun. Examples:
- It is the coolest knife in the world. You will automatically become 30% cooler if you carry it.
- This thing is like a cross between a fidget spinner and a knife. I can't stop playing with it. PLEASE, MAKE ME STOP!!!
- It is now safe to use the belt clip that was so dangerous on the old model. (I can't help but wonder why it was dangerous.)
- If a knife can be sexy... this one is Raquel Welch!
I suppose it's another example of toys for boys. I can't complain. I have a few "useful toys" that make my wife roll her eyes at me on occasion . . .