The CRKT® Daktyl™ is a non-traditional pocket knife. Oregon designer and inventor Tom Hitchcock rejoins the ranks with this impressive feat of engineering. It’s named after a finger for a reason: deployed with a simple flick of a digit, it fires up with a unique, 180° swing motion.
The Daktyl™ pays homage to its predecessor, the Hole In One®, while notably improving on its award-winning design. To open, simply press the front lever mechanism with your thumb and rotate the blade outward until it fully extends and securely clicks into place. To close the knife, press down on the lever to disengage then swing the blade back into the closed position.
The Daktyl™ comes with an added security measure—the Slide Lock mechanism. When the knife is in the closed position, sliding the lever at the top of the handle backwards clicks it into place and reduces the chance of it opening unexpectedly. When open, sliding the lever forward locks it into place which is exactly where it’ll stay until you reverse the procedure to disengage the blade and return to the closed position. As an added bonus, the blade is completely ambidextrous, rotating both to the right and to the left.
The blade itself is nearly as interesting as the opening mechanism. A bead blasted modified wharncliffe style, also known as the “Hitchcock” blade, fits snugly into the handle when closed and performs flawlessly when deployed. The skeletal, yet ergonomic frame sits remarkably well in the hand and the round hole at the base of the blade only serves to improve grip.
While Hitchcock’s Hole In One® quickly rose to the upper echelon in the industry, he refused to simply close the book on it. The Daktyl™ is proof of his unrelenting demand for perfection—it’s truly thoughtful from end to end.
The digit is the evolutionary advancement that sent us straight to the top of the food chain. Likewise, this powerful design boosts the Daktyl™ to the top of the EDC pack.
The Daktyl™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $59.99.
- SKU: 5151
Length: 3.05” (77.47 mm)
Steel: 420J2 Stainless Steel
Finish: Bead Blast
Thickness: 0.145” (3.68 mm)
- Closed: 4.422” (112.32 mm)
- Open: 6.813” (173.05 mm)
- Weight: 2.4 oz. (68 g)
- Handle: Stainless Steel
- Style: Folding Knife w/Slide Lock