CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder (CR4042)
CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder with Sheath

CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder with Sheath

CRKT Provoke Kinematic First Responder with Sheath

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  • Overall Length7.30 in.
  • Blade Length2.38 in.
  • Blade MaterialD2 Tool
  • Blade Thickness0.20 in.
  • Blade FinishBlack TiNi
  • Edge TypeSingle Edged
  • Handle MaterialAluminum
  • Handle Length5.75 in.
  • Handle ColorBlack
  • Handle Thickness0.60 in.
  • Closed Length4.65 in.
  • Weight4.30 oz
  • AttachmentCombat Loop and Belt Loop
  • SheathKydex


Provoke (verb, Latin) - from the prefix pro meaning "forward, forth, to the front" and vocare meaning "to call"

The CRKT Provoke Morphing Karambit with the sheath is like no folding karambit knife you've ever seen. This innovative, futuristic curved knife draws from traditional karambit designs but underneath its sleek exterior, it hides a science fiction-worthy secret. With a single press of your thumb, this revolutionary folder karambit instantly shoots into its extended position, all without ever risking contact to your fingers. Since the blade deploys directly forward and then retracts back into its closed position for carry, your fingers are always out of the path of the blade, unlike every other folding karambit out there.

Specifically designed for first responders by knife designer Joe Caswell, the CRKT Provoke truly has to be seen to be believed. It's the first knife to feature the cutting edge Kinematic™ technology, which is what allows instant, seamless extension and retraction of the blade without springs or other propulsion mechanisms. Thumb pressure to the upper crossbar triggers the deployment of the razor sharp blade whereas pressing the inset lever just below the safety ring reverses the mechanism.

While the deployment mechanism and carry style of this karambit is a marvel of modern engineering, they aren't the only things unique about this tactical karambit. The pocket clip sits almost flush to the body of the blade so you never have to worry about it getting hung up or caught on things. When you want to clip it to your pocket or to an equipment vest / belt for carry, just press the clip to open it and slide the Provoke securely into place. Additionally, the design of the pocket clip appears ornamental, unlike most others. This allows for zero profile carry into even the roughest situations.

CRKT Provoke Karambit Features

  • Kinematic™ technology deploys the blade quickly and safely
  • D2 blade steel for optimal edge retention
  • Titanium nitride finish for added resistance to corrosion
  • Black milspec Type III hard anodized finish
  • Strong, lightweight, durable handles made of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum
  • Seamless integration of carry and deployment features
  • Designed for first responder use, including law enforcement and other tactical specialists
  • Transitions from closed blunt force weapon to sharp force weapon without ever requiring a regrip
  • 1" safety ring diameter allows for use with or without gloves
  • Uniquely designed pocket clip allows for zero-profile deep carry
  • Razor sharp out of the box
  • Come with a Kydex Sheath

How the CRKT Provoke Karambit Deploys


A Karambit knife is a curved, claw-like knife originally designed for agricultural and utility purposes. It is now widely used in various applications, including self-defense, martial arts, and outdoor activities due to its ergonomic design and versatility.

The legality of carrying a Karambit knife varies by location. It's essential to research and comply with local laws and regulations regarding knife possession and carry.

Yes. From the 11th century on, the karambit has proven itself to be a fully capable every day carry knife. Whether wielding a karambit for work, chores, household use, hunting, fishing, recreation, backcountry survival, self defense or for martial arts, a karambit knife is a practical choice for a safe, multi-use every day carry blade.

Choosing the right Karambit knife depends on your intended use. Consider factors like blade material, size, and handle design. Our product descriptions provide details to help you make an informed decision.

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