Today we are giving away a CRKT Pilar Large. designed by Jesper Voxneas and is an enlarged version of the popular Pilar model sheepsfoot framelock flipper. Tough enough for EDC use, but class enough to dress up as well. It is the second one we are giving away, along with a pair of Cuatros, and another pair of Caligos. All graciously donated by the folks at CRKT.
While not quite as celebrated as their BLADE Show “Best Buy” winning CEO, the Pilar Large is a great knife in its own right.
Where minimal design meets maximum utility. The Pilar® is a minimalist’s everyday carry folder with clean design and an epic tale behind its name. It’s understated when tucked away, and carefully designed to punch above its weight when in use.
I would say that is a fair description. The Pilar Large has a sleek style and a useful shape for Everyday Carry use. I like a Wharncliffe/sheepsfoot blade for EDC, as the shape of the tip is more handy at cutting out coupons, Box Tops, or other detail work that is harder with a more sweeping blade. Yet it does not sacrifice much in the slicing tasks. The only thing it is not good for is skinning, but while it is an occasional tasks for my fixed blades (or a Buck 110) it is not a common EDC occurrence.
The fit and finish are what one has come to expect from CRKT. Not Chris Reeve level, but certainly meeting or exceeding the price point of the knife.
The ergonomics are good, when choked back to a 3 finger grip, but even better when one employs the generous finger choil.
It is also a fun knife to play with, ranking high on my unofficial list of good “fidget-knives”. It should get even better as it wears in over time.
The CRKT Pilar Large is an extremely popular knife, as illustrated by the fact that I found reviews by three of my favorite review sites:
Everyday Commentary also does a review, but it isn’t embedding in the post. (Click here)
We would like to thank CRKT for donating not just this, but 6 knives total to our 100 Knives in 100 Days Giveaway. I will always have a soft spot for CRKT. Back when I started at TTAK, it was CRKT reps Ben Perterson (now with BladeHQ) and Lindsey Phelps (now with Buck) that made me feel most welcome and as if I belonged.