Knifemaker CRKT and renown designer Ken Onion teamed up to create the new Wrinkle folding pocket knife for Snap-on. The Wrinkle knife features a high carbon steel blade with modified hollow ground drop point blade, a super-smooth IKBS bearing system, and anodized aluminum handle.
There are four color options: black (SEK74MAKK), orange (SEK74MAKO), green (SEK74MAKG), and red (SEK74MAKR).
- Japanese AUS 8 high carbon steel
- Ambidextrous flipper with IKBS bearing system
- Friction groove for positive engagement of thumb or index finger
- 6061 T6 cold forged anodized aluminum scales
- Liner lock with recessed liners and barrel spacers
- Stainless steel tip-down pocket clip
- Lanyard hole
- Country of origin: Taiwan
MSRP is $125, and the web price is $127.50. Local Snap-on dealer prices might vary. You can purchase these knives via your local dealer, Snapon.com, or via Snap-on phone sales (877-762-7664).
Don’t mistake this for the $10 licensed Snap-on knives you can buy at Amazon and Costco. Ken Onion knows how to design great knives, and CRKT knows how to make them.
I own and have used several Onion-designed knives, and they haven’t disappointed me yet. The Kershaw Leek (reviewed here) is one of my all-time favorite designs, and the CRKT Shenanigan Z and Foresight left me quite impressed.
The blade looks stout, the handle comfortable, and the IKBS bearing should provide for smooth and secure opening. Looks good to me. $125 seems like a fair price, but puts this knife above “who cares if I break or lose it” territory.