CRKT Forged By War Program Supports Returning Veterans and Their Charities of Choice

Mission ready tools that are…Forged By War

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The first three tools we are proud to announce include the new Clever Girl, designed by Austin McGlaun of Columbus, Georgia. This fixed blade tactical knife features a black, powder coated upswept blade with a tough, injection molded, glass-reinforced nylon handle that sits comfortably in a sheath that’s MOLLE-compatible for multiple carry options. It aligns with Austin’s philosophy that in a fight you want something you can grab quickly, use if necessary, and then go home to your family. Austin’s charity is The Green Beret Foundation.

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In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   To help work through their challenges, they had been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wish they had available to them in the battlefield.   CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and we saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016 we’re honored to announce the launch of the Forged By War program.   These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net profits of the program donated to the veterans’ charity of choice.

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The Birler tactical pack axe won’t go AWOL on you when you need to break down doors, bust floors, or take down trees to rescue a fallen soldier. Designed by Elmer Roush of Brasstown, North Carolina, a blacksmith and Vietnam vet, the blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel and features a hickory handle. It cuts down pack weight and anything in its way. Elmer’s charity is The Green Beret Foundation.

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In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   To help work through their challenges, they had been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wish they had available to them in the battlefield.   CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and we saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016 we’re honored to announce the launch of the Forged By War program.   These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net profits of the program donated to the veterans’ charity of choice.

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The Sangrador—which means “bleeder” in Latin—features a 5.5” dual-edged SK5 steel dagger-style blade with a black powder coat finish, non-slip G10 handle and MOLLE-compatible sheath. Its designer, Darrin Sirois of Fayatteville, North Carolina, has seen his fair share of knife fights as a Special Ops fighter, but his best feedback still comes from teammates. Darrin’s charity is Purple Heart Homes.

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The Birler pack axe manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $89.99

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The Clever Girl knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $125.00

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The Sangrador knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $150.00

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