Cutters Knife & Tool Brend Folding Knife
The CKT Brend folder was made in very limited numbers by Cutter’s Knife and Tool, who appear to be mostly inactive now, but still have a website. They have manufactured knives under license for Knight’s Armament as well. Their knives are built to extremely high tolerances and represent some of the most well-made production knives I have ever owned.
This knife was also available in a Dual Action automatic version, with a leaf spring operated automatic opener, but this example is the manual action. The blade is a 4″ 154CM beast, with the signature Walter Brend plunge grind. Edge is very sharp, and the knife would be a great larger EDC. One complain I do have is the non-removeable, non-adjustable pocket clip.
I mentioned this in the video, that the washers are some of the thinnest I’ve ever seen in a production blade, while maintaining a buttery smooth action and perfect lockup. All great indicators of an extremely well-built knife. Thick washers allow more room for error in the construction of the knife.
Overall this Brend is a great knife, and more than anything a great collectible. They don’t make ’em like this anymore, and the CKT Brend knives are long out of production. Dual Action models command up to $500 on the market, and manual action models over $300. If you can get yourself one of these, don’t let the chance get away!
Blade Length: 4″
Blade Steel: 154CM
Handle Material: Titanium
Overall Length: 9 1/4″