CRKT Cordite Compact favorite camping knife

My Go-To Camping Knife Is on Sale: CRKT Cordite Compact EDC for $30

I just recommended this knife to a friend, so now I’m recommending it to you. This is my go-to knife for camping and most outdoor pursuits. It’s burly as heck, great at prepping food, incredible at batoning, and affordable.

The CRKT Cordite Compact is a 6-inch, fixed-blade knife with a 3.2-inch blade. It uses 8Cr14MoV steel and has a nylon cord wrap handle.

CRKT Cordite Compact
You can remove any cord you don’t want

Normally, this blade costs $50. But Amazon has it for $30, saving you a pretty penny.

For the past 6 months, I’ve brought the CRKT Cordite Compact with me on almost all of my outdoor pursuits. I’ve used it to finely chop onions, peppers, and other food, strip wood off a stick to make a nice marshmallow skewer, and baton wood time and time again.

The fixed-blade style makes it great to pound into larger pieces of wood. This thing is virtually indestructible. For such a small blade, it holds itself well. Batoning with this blade is incredible.

Its steel, 8Cr14MoV, is very affordable and when ground appropriately can be a winner from a value standpoint. Learn more about 8Cr13MoV, a related steel, here.

CRKT Cordite Compact Fixed Blade Sale: $30

One day, I’m chopping kindling with this blade. The next, I’m slicing lime for my post-bike ride Pacifico. The CRKT Cordite Compact is versatile, burly, and, importantly, affordable.

CRKT Cordite Compact: $30 (40% Off)

CRKT Cordite Compact knife

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Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.