We’ve long been fans of knifemakers CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool). Their understated EDC is reliable, stylish, and will last years to come. Their latest offering is an upgrade to the CEO Compact. Designed by Richard Rodgers, the CEO Compact is a simple, elegant folding knife. And the new version reimagines this pocket knife with a lightweight carbon fiber handle and durable S35VN steel blade. Coming in at 2.62″, the blade is a touch smaller than past versions making it the ideal everyday pocket knife. Plus, the liner lock allows for one-handed closing and the IKBS ball bearing pivot allows for a fast, smooth opening. Adjust the clip on the side for left- or right-handed carry and you’ll be ready for whatever the day throws at you.