Columbia River (CRKT) NIRK Tighe Plain Edge Pocket Knife
Glenn Klecker and Brian Tighe are two of the best and most innovative knife makers currently alive. The CRKT NIRK Tighe majestically combines the ingenuity of Klecker with the designing prowess of Tighe into a truly original knife.
It all started when Klecker approached Tighe to make a knife with his new NIRK Lock mechanism. The two collaborated on a custom knife that won the Most Innovative Custom Design Award at the 2010 BLADE Show. CRKT couldn't let an opportunity pass and decided to make a factory version of this masterpiece.
The result is the CRKT NIRK Tighe. It features a 3.875-inch drop point blade made of AUS 8 stainless steel with a hollow grind. A built-in flipper mechanism, accompanied by a caged mini ball bearing system, makes it easy to engage quickly with either hand. Cutouts near the spine of the blade give users another option for opening the blade.
But the real inventiveness unveils itself in the NIRK Lock. It acts similar to a traditional lockback but it uses pressure from the frame itself to lock the blade into place. It even becomes stronger when you hold the knife while in use.
An ergonomic grip of the skeletonize 420J2 handle feels smooth and comfortable in the hand. It has a one-position pocket clip.
|Closed Length||5.25 inches|
|Blade Length||3.875 inches|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (AUS8)|
|Lock Type||Back Lock|
|Handle Material||Stainless Steel (420J)|
|Total Length||9.13 inches|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
|Knife Weight||5.1 ounces|
|Blade Type||Hollow Ground|
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.
CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be builtÂwithout compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customersÂ high expectations.
Sport & Work Knives
CRKT continues to "think outside the box" by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the
Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRKÂ all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden itÂs traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.
More natural and premium materials.
CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives
with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.
CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, weÂll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.
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Excellent knife! Ergonomically beautiful,light weight,and easy to open and close. Blade size is perfect,and design of whole knife is 23rd century! I recommend this knife to any serious collector,or just the casual user who is looking for a good carry.
Very gorgeous knife and very practical. However, I would suggest some medium strength thread locker for the small screws that hold the clip on if you're going to be continually using this knife. Other, than that, no complaints.
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