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KRUDO Knives’ STRICK9 Folder stands out in a crowd of tanto blades. There are lots of tanto folders out there, but Louis Krudo’s design departs from the traditional by adding the thickness of a 3/16” blade with 4 separate grinds. STRICK9 sports the look and feel of a custom blade with a top grind, a blade grind, a tip grind and a spine grind that all add to its individuality. This beautiful blade angles to come to a strong, no-nonsense tip that you expect in a tanto. Elegant carbon fiber inserts lend to its simple beauty and outright toughness, making this the perfect EDC knife.


FACTORY 2ND’S are now available! 

Factory 2nd blades are just as functionally fit and come with the same KRUDO Knives warranty that you know & trust, but have some cosmetic difference(s).

Possible reasons a knife is considered a Factory 2nd would be smudge, scratch, color variance, chatter mark, some cosmetic inconsistency. 

You get a fully functional KRUDO Knife at a fraction of the cost. There will, however, be some unique, cosmetic difference that makes this item a 2nd.

No coupons or added discounts will apply to any Factory 2nd item.

Fonts available: Times New Roman , Calibri, Arial, and Seagram. Location of engraving will be on the blade close to the frame or handle and as large as practical for the size of the blade it is being engraved on.

Logos will require a one time artwork setup fee, depending on the complexity, of $60.00 in addition to the per engraving charge.

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STRICK9 Folder is Louis Krudo’s long-anticipated hybrid tanto blade. Folks have been asking for a tanto blade from KRUDO Knives for some time now. You asked we listened.

STRICK9 Folder

The styling and symmetrical look lends itself to complement any EDC carry.

Tailoring of the handle lines makes STRICK9 hit the sweet spot in your hand. The thickness of the blade instills confidence that this knife will breeze through your workday right along with you.

With the carbon fiber inserts, some people tell us. “It’s too pretty to use every day!”

We say, “Use it!”  We make our knives with you in mind and we intend for them to be put through their paces.  The STRICK9 Folder is no exception. Krudo designed this tanto with his own flare. The angled tip and multiple grinds allow for maximum utility for slicing, puncturing and just plain cutting. No package or box stands a chance with this knife in hand!

Ceramic ball bearings create a smooth opening and front flipper for an alternate opening method. The Thumb Wedge, as seen on nearly all of Louis Krudo’s folder designs, puts your thumb in natural, ergonomic positioning and allows for a lightning-fast out of the pocket opening. These describe two of the 5 ways of opening this knife. See Louis Krudo’s videos demonstrating these openings.

STRICK9 Folder Specifications

  • Silver and Black Tone
  • Overall Length 7 3/4”
  • Blade Length 3 1/4″
  • Weight 7.1 oz
  • 9Cr18MoV Blade Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.187″
  • Frame Lock
  • Carbon Fiber Inserts
  • Ceramic Ball Bearing Washers
  • Thumb Wedge for Ergonomic Grip & Pocket Deployment

Designed in the U.S.A. by Louis Krudo.

All aspects of production of KRUDO Knives designs are overseen by Louis Krudo — relentlessly, meticulously, verging on OCD, mixed with odd hours and lots of hot coffee.

Built in China and hands on, quality controlled in Cave Creek, AZ, USA.

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 6.75 × 3.5 × 1.3125 in

The KRUDO Standard, Factory 2nds


  1. Barry Ormont

    I received MY STRICK 9 EARLY as a pre order and I live it. Krudo = SOLID-ATTRACTIVE-BEAUTIFUL- FUNCTIONAL-AND A BLADE TO DIE FOR…ITS A TRUE 5 STAR KNIFE WITH A VERY COMFORTABLE IN THE HAND FEELING. BIG hands will love it which is incredible because I have small hands and its fits just right. That can’t be an easy task to satisfy both ends if the spectrum. Absoultly get this knife and the other new offering REVOLUTE. I actually like the REVOLUTE more so you can imagine how nice that BLADE is !!!

  2. voodoobones28 (verified owner)

    The STRICK9 is an absolutely gorgeous knife, from its modified tanto blade, down to its carbon fiber scales! I currently own 3 versions of the Krudo SNAG, so I was highly intrigued by the design of the STRICK9, a major departure from the reverse karambit look of the SNAG. The handle is simple, yet highly ergonomic. The blade is chunky, but not clunky…not unlike that of a cleaver only with a wicked tanto tip! The blade is easily deployed with the flick of the flipper and smoothly locked into place. An ergonomic thumb stud is supplied allowing a great grip, and doubles as a quick deployment notch out of the pocket! Closed, the knife features a small protrusion that can be used as a glass breaker or as a head knocker, depending on the situation. The knife has a sturdy frame lock and a reversible pocket clip. In my opinion, this is Louis Krudo’s most awesome design, as it is a straight forward and highly functional, no nonsense knife. My only recommendation would be that the flipper had some jimping to allow for better finger grab, but that aside…this is probably my favorite EDC. Highly recommended!

  3. John Papadopoulos (verified owner)

    I’ve been dreaming about this knife ever since I saw it on an advertisement on Facebook a few months ago. Now that I finally have it in my hands, my dreams have come true! What an attractive, well-built knife! A real head-turner. The blade design is genius as is the frame and the multiple ways to deploy the blade. The only thing that I could say would improve this knife is if it used S35VN or some other premium steel for the blade, 9cr13mov is no slouch and will definitely hold an edge and do anything well, but such a beautiful and well-crafted knife in my opinion deserves something like S35VN just for bragging rights….but I digress. This knife is everything I hoped it would be and for the price I paid, I am 110% satisfied. I look forward to as adding several more Krudo folders to my collection!

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