If you’re a fan of the CRKT Facet folding knife designed by Ken Onion, now you have two more models from which to choose.


CRKT launched two new premium Facet™ folding knives, the Rivet and the Viral. Developed in conjunction with renowned knifesmith Ken Onion, the new Facet™ knives combine the timeless design of Ken’s original custom version with high-grade Bohler M390 blade steel, titanium handles and IKBS™ bearings for smooth, fast deployment.

Crafted in Italy, these limited-edition knives feature accents more commonly found in custom creations. True to its name, the Rivet boasts a striking, laser-engraved, WWII inspired rivet pattern on its handle, while the Viral invokes a more apocalyptic, walking-dead feel.

CRKT Facet Viral

The Viral is the other new Facet model from CRKT.


Like the original production model, both knives feature a subtle taper of the handle that allows it to flow seamlessly to the versatile, drop point, satin-finished blade. Combined with a sturdy pocket clip, generous jimping on the knife’s spine for added grip, and Onion’s unique take on a liner lock that secures the blade in the open position, this complete package results in a knife that is both a functional tool and arguably a piece of art.

“A stalwart Ken Onion design, the new Facet knives are both elegant and extremely functional, and are a true testament to our shared vision of what a premium pocket knife should be,” said Doug Flagg, VP of Marketing & Innovation for CRKT. “Bringing high end materials, fit and finish into one of our tried and true designs represents the continued evolution of the CRKT brand and we think consumers will really like the end result.”

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Models: CRKT Facet Rivet, Viral

Blade: Length: 3.5 inches

Edge: Plain

Steel: Bohler M390

Finish: Satin, Rivet

Thickness: 0.12 inch

Overall Length: 7.75 inches

Weight: 3 ounces

Handle: Titanium

Lock Mechanism: Liner lock

MSRP: $275