Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) showed off its new Minimalist Black Drop Point knife at the SHOT Show this year. Considered a utility knife by the company, the Minimalist makes a lot of sense as a deep cover, self-defense tool carried in the oft-ignored neck knife position.. As you know, the BlueSheepdog Crew are big fans of CRKT knives and tools as they provide. This sleek little EDC knife comes with a 3” blade, and a D2 steel edge, and a very low-profile, reversible pocket clip.. The blade features SpeedSafe open-assist. This flicks the blade open very quickly, with just the touch of a button. The locking mechanism is located at the bottom of the handle and fixes the blade in place when engaged.