The CRKT Foresight from renowned knife designer Ken Onion is one of the company’s latest offerings. The Foresight is a folding knife with several unique designs that a lot of knife enthusiasts will like.
If you are not familiar with Onion, he has been producing knives since 1991 and was inducted into the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame back in 2008. He also holds 36 patents for his designs, and is credited with being the first knife designer to produce a commercially successful assisted opening mechanism in 1996.
The Foresight Blade
When starting this CRKT Foresight review, the blade jumped right out to me. The shape of the blade reminded me of the Gurkha Khukuri knives. The Foresight blade gradually gets larger the further it extends from the handle, until it begins a distinctive curve into the point. This deep bellied drop point blade design is a Ken Onion signature item.
The top of the blade starts out level with the top of the handle, but then begins a downward curve in the last third of the blade. The combination of larger mass on the bottom with distinctive curve up, and the downward curve from the top creates a visual of the old Khukuri knives. I know it doesn’t have the trademark bend of the Khukuri, but that is the image jumped out at me when I first saw the Foresight.
The Foresight has two options for blade edge. A standard razor-sharp cutting edge, and a combination razor-sharp and triple-point serration edge. Both blade styles have a non-glare Titanium-Nitride finish, and are made with AUS-8, 58-59 HRC steel.