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Columbia River My Tighe - Razor Edge


Retail Price: $89.99
Our Price: $49.99
Item Number: CR1090
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 1090
CRKT My Tighe - 1090

Canadian knifemaker Brian Tighe is a true Renaissance Man, with an array of professional skills including tool and die making, metallurgy, engraving and photography. In his St. Catharines, Ontario, workshop, he produces a wide array of custom folders, all with those signature touches that immediately make them stand out as Brian Tighe knives.

CRKT has carefully translated Brian's popular My Tighe custom frame-lock folder into an affordable production line, with two models in bead-blast finish and one in black. At first glance, the knife seems like a design exercise until you grasp it and understand that the concave cut scales are craftily shaped to enhance grip, aggressive with contours in just the right places.

Brian's blade design is unique too, with its asymmetrical spine facets, high-hollow grind and deep belly with recurve. CRKT uses 1.4116 stainless steel in a high satin finish and offer both Razor-Sharp and their exclusive Combination Razor-Sharp and patented Veff Serrated edges. Designed by knifemaker Tom Veff, these unique scalloped and angled serrations cut through rope and cord smoothly without snagging.

The frame-lock folder has an open build with heavy-duty 420J2 stainless steel frames and a 6061 T6 aluminum back spacer. Frames are bead-blast. The injection-molded black Zytel scales have a carbon fibre texture. Torx fasteners are used throughout.

CRKT's patented OutBurst assisted opening mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. All models have bronze and lubrous washers at the adjustable blade pivot for fast action.

Dual ramped thumb studs allow the My Tighe to be quickly opened with either hand.

All models feature a removable black stainless steel pocket/gear clip.

It's hard to ignore any Brian Tighe design, especially these highly personal work knives. Carry one and you will certainly start a conversation among knife fanciers everywhere. The knife industry was so impressed at the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, it was named the 2006 Imported Knife of the Year.
  
  
Specifications
Dimensions
   Open Length    8.125 inches
   Closed Length    4.5 inches
   Weight    5.6 ounces
  
Blade
   Length    3.625 inches
   Thickness    0.124 inches
   Material    1.4116
   Blade-HRC    55-57
   Finish    High Satin
   Grind    Hallow
   Style    Deep Belly w/Recurve
   Edge    Plain
  
Handle
   Material    Alum. & Zytel
   Liner    420J2
  
Lock
   Type    Frame Lock
  
Carry
   Carry System    1 Position Clip
  
Features
   OutBurst    Yes


Designer:  Brian Tighe


Brian Tighe Brian Tighe is a Canadian "Renaissance man": tool and die maker, photographer and extraordinary custom knifemaker and CRKT knife designer. He says, "I started making knives because I always carried one and had a passion for them. When I was first introduced to custom knives, I knew I could make them as well, got hooked and never looked back. I knew from my experience how to cut metal, what tools were needed and how to achieve the top fit and finish. I test my knives by carrying one every day, and I use it for everything I need to do around the house and work. I also get a lot of feedback from customers who use my knives to make their living." Pat Covert of American Handgunner has said, "Brian Tighe has risen from the rank and file of edged weapons artisans to the rarified air of the top 10 elite. His sense of design is extraordinary, his pride of workmanship exemplary. These are qualities that have propelled Tighe to the top." His custom workshop is in Ridgeville, Ontario.

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