CRKT® (Columbia River Knife and Tool®) was founded in 1994. From day
one, CRKT put innovation and integrity first. They made a commitment to
build knives and tools that would inspire and endure. CRKT collaborate
with the best designers in the world and operate on a simple principle:
that the greatest thing we can give our customers is Confidence in
Budget friendly steel
Sandvik steels (12c27, 13c26, 14c28n ETC) are largely found on affordable, entry-level knives. Generally speaking, the higher the number at the front, the better the steel. 14C28N may be an improvement over 12C27, but realistically the performance between the two is not significantly different. Don't hesitate to buy a knife in Sandvik steel, but understand that you're likely buying a budget knife.