The CRKT Caligo was new in 2018, and was actually the official knife of Blade Show 2018. While this was a purchased sponsorship, the company felt highly enough about the knife that it was chosen from the myriad new CRKT releases as the knife they highlighted. So that says something about how the company feels about this TJ Schwartz designed EDC knife.
We are in the home stretch of our Giveaway, but there are still some great knives coming up. There is a Hoffner, a Ruana, a WE, an Artisan, a whole bunch of more budget oriented folders, a handful of Condor Kepharts, some more Brownings, and the “most awesomest” knife in our Giveaway – A Custom knife by David Kurt. If you want to win these or other knives from our 100 Days Giveaway, you must Register for a free account, and leave a comment on our official contest thread (here) – Your single comment remains good as your entry for the duration of the contest.
Hello, horsepower. The Caligo™ is a study in high-aesthetics. But that’s not where designer TJ Schwarz called it quits with this everyday carry folding knife. He has an affinity for classic cars.…and it shows. Gentlemen, start your engines.
This knife is a lot of fun to flip. It might even be my favorite of the The blade is heavy enough to have enough momentum to glide effortlessly on the IKBS bearings. There is an audible snap as blade and liner lock snap home. I wouldn’t mind a slightly more robust bar, but the lockup feels secure and the blade does not wobble.
There is jimping, but it is subtler than some. While more aggressive jimping would be from a grip perspective, it would detract from the clean elegance of the knife.
Ergonomics are perfectly acceptable, but would gain points from a bit more “melting” of the crisper edges, and the only hotspot I got was from the lock bar itself. This only happened if I grip the knife tighter than I would for a typical EDC task.
The single-position pocket clip rides comfortably, but I wish they had brought it up a touch more for true deep carry.
Did I mention how much fun this knife is to flip? Because it is.
I would like to thank CRKT for providing 6 knives to our giveaway. It is very much appreciated. I have said it before, but it is one thing for a company to give us a knife to test and review. It is quite another thing for them to give us a half dozen, simply to give away.