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Knife Industry Elects New Vice President, Mark Schreiber, President of CRKT

Mark Schreiber, President of CRKT The American Knife & Tool Institute Elects Mark Schreiber as Vice President Knife Industry Nonprofit Elects the President of CRKT as its Vice President Cody, Wyoming (August 18, 2021) – At a recent meeting, the … Continue reading

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NEW: Assisted Knives from Ken Onion

      NEW KEN ONION DESIGNS Introducing a new lineup of Assisted Opening knives from designer Ken Onion suited to fit every pocket you carry in. SHOP NOW STYLUS™ Designed by Ken Onion SHOP NOW SHENANIGAN™ Designed by Ken … Continue reading

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New 2021 Innovations from CRKT

    INTRODUCING FIELD STRIP GEN II & ASSISTED OPENING Most of the year, we’ve got the throttle fully punched. 2021 proves to be no exception, as two more innovations join the CRKT lineup: Field Strip Gen II and Assisted Opening. … Continue reading

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Limited Edition Bona Fide™ Debuts Field Strip Gen II

    INTRODUCING THE SECOND GENERATION OF FIELD STRIP TECHNOLOGY Introducing the newly evolved Field Strip Gen II innovation, on a premium knife platform designed by Ken Onion. The Limited Edition Bona Fide™, with S35VN steel, Titanium Handles, and the IKBS™ … Continue reading

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Septimo™ Multi-Tool

    INTRODUCING THE SEPTIMO™ MULTI-TOOL Forged to serve as a lifeline. In honor of Veteran’s Day, CRKT is proud to launch the Septimo™ Multi-Tool, designed by veteran Jeremy Valdez. A tanto blade with a single Veff Serration™, Philips and … Continue reading

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CEO Bamboo Back in Stock

     CEO BAMBOO BACK IN STOCK Back by popular demand. This board-room ready knife has a supremely low profile, designed to resemble a pen tucked into a shirt pocket. The handle design is inspired by Richard Roger’s custom version … Continue reading

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Columbia River Knife and Tool M40-03 a Kit Carson Design

The M40-03 is pure Kit Carson with a technology upgrade. The IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System and Deadbolt® Locking Mechanism makes the M40-03 a gentleman’s EDC with industrial strength performance. Read my review…

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Sneak Preview: Columbia River Knife and Tool M40-03 a Kit Carson Design

Kit Carson, a Kentucky resident and retired Master Sergeant was a distinguished knife designer. Kit passed in 2014, but prior to making his final journey Kit devoted 44 years of his life to designing excellent blades. The M40-03 is a … Continue reading

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XOLOTL A Michael Rodriguez Design by CRKT

   Michael R. Rodriguez was one of only two Americans to ever graduate the Irish Army Ranger Wing Sniper Course; he was also an advisor to George W. Bush and has received numerous awards, but most relevant to this review … Continue reading

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Introducing the Provoke Earth

         SAME TOOL. ENTIRELY NEW LOOK. SHOP NOW

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2019 Knife of the Year Award Winners Announced

Blade Magazine, the world’s number one knife magazine, has published the Blade 2019 Knife of the Year Awards and here they are: American-Made Knife of the Year®: Microtech Socom Elite Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight     … Continue reading

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Upcoming Reviews

At Shot Show 2019, in Las Vegas, Streamlight introduced its newest addition to the company’s highly successful TLR line of weapon mounted lights. The new light designated TLR VIR II combines visible and IR illumination with an IR aiming laser … Continue reading

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WORK SHARP OUTDOOR, KEN ONION AND MORE JOIN FORCES TO "SHARPEN" 2019 BLADE SHOW

ASHLAND, Oregon (June 5, 2019) — Work Sharp Outdoor, the industry-leading manufacturer of knife and tool sharpeners, will showcase their new products and offer three opportunities for showgoers to explore the importance of legacy, preparedness, and success during the 38th … Continue reading

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CRKT and KEN ONION COLLABORATION the HELICAL and SLACKER POCKET FOLDERS

Both of these Ken Onion designed EDC pocket folders are sleek and very sexy but make no mistake the inspiration is unquestionably tactical. Ken Onion has no shortage of genius ideas resulting in innovations like the Field Strip feature of … Continue reading

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CRKT Unveils its new Deadbolt Technology with new Seismic Folding Knives.

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A. When Brazilian designer Flavio Ikoma introduced his new, incredibly strong Deadbolt™ technology to the product developers at CRKT® their jaws dropped. The rest is history. This locking mechanism employs steel bolts that interlock with the blade when … Continue reading

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With the release of the futuristic CRKT® Kinematic™ technology comes the game-changing Provoke™.

Designer Joe Caswell has always been regarded as somewhat of a mad scientist. When he introduced Kinematic™ technology to the CRKT® team, the title was eternalized. One gentle nudge on the upper crossbar activates this completely unique opening mechanism and … Continue reading

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OUR LIST OF RECOMMENDED STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE 2018 HOLIDAY SEASON

MANTIS TECH MANTIS X SHOOTING PERFORMANCE SYSTEM The Mantis Tech geeks, as they describe themselves, are some very sophisticated developers who also share a passion for the shooting sports. Mantis X is a sophisticated and ruthlessly accurate system that analyzes … Continue reading

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Work Sharp Gears Up for Annual Knife Day with Columbia River Knife and Tool

ASHLAND, Ore. (August 15, 2018) — At home, in the field, or wherever you carry a blade, you need it to be sharp. Help Work Sharp Outdoor — the leading manufacturer of knife and tool sharpeners — Columbia River Knife … Continue reading

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CRKT’s Williams Tactical Pen

In 2018 Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT®) introduced a new version of its wildly successful John Williams tactical pen, but before presenting the salient points, let’s define what a tactical pen is. The tactical pen is a writing implement … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: CRKT’s SIWI™by Sergeant Major Darrin Sirois

Later this month I’ll introduce you to one of the best fixed blade designs, at any price point or country of origin, that I’ve had the opportunity to review, . Retired Sergeant Major Sirois’ SIWI design is part of CRKT’s … Continue reading

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CRKT THE TECHNICIAN™ MULTI-TOOL a Glenn Klecker Design

  Glenn and CRKT created a superb multi-tool that will serve the auto technician, or anyone needing a generously apportioned multi-tool, extremely well. It’s all there,  including the typical CRKT quality. Check it out! Read my review…

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Sneak Preview: CRKT’s TECHNICIAN MULTI-TOOL

There are a number of task specific multitools on the market, many of questionable quality; however, there are few high quality general purpose multi-tools with a technical orientation. Columbia River Knife and Tool introduced a Glenn Klecker designed multi-tool, the … Continue reading

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CRKT TECPATL – a Michael R. Rodriguez Creation

  Michael R. Rodriguez has taken a timeless combat tool and enriched it with Aztec lore and symbols of his military life. In so doing, he’s produced a unique edged weapon worthy of a place in CRKT’s Forged By War™ … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: CRKT TECPATL

Michael R. Rodriguez of Fayetteville, North Carolina designed the Tecpatl™ as a part of the CRKT® Forged by War® program. His conviction: a good combat fighter relies on instinct; a great fighter understands the importance of an ergonomically flawless weapon. … Continue reading

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CRKT HOMEFRONT WITH FIELD STRIP TECHNOLOGY

CRKT and Ken Onion have created an impressive EDC pocket folder. Handle, blade profile, liner lock make the Homefront a top of the line design, but what makes it truly exceptional is Ken Onion’s patented Field Strip Technology. Gone is … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: CRKT HOMEFRONT WITH FIELD STRIP TECHNOLOGY

For 2017, CRKT introduced a line of pocket folders that are classic Ken Onion design, the HOMEFRONT. In addition to Ken’s typical balance between elegance and function, HOMEFRONT features something that is both new and unique, Field Strip Technology. If … Continue reading

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HOMEFRONT BY KEN ONION WITH FIELDSTRIP TECHNOLOGY

Kaneohe, HI is one of my favorite spots on the planet and it’s also home to one of the best knife designers in the U.S. Mr. Ken Onion. Ken’s designs are imaginative, practical and very functional; however, this year he … Continue reading

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TEN HOLIDAY GIFTS THAT ARE SURE TO MAKE SOMEONE VERY HAPPY (6–10)

Some great stocking stuffers come from OTIS Technology a company that has earned a global reputation for excellence in weapon cleaning products. The OTIS Ripcords make cleaning your weapons at the range immediately after firing a snap. The company’s AR … Continue reading

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TEN HOLIDAY GIFTS THAT ARE SURE TO MAKE SOMEONE VERY HAPPY (1–5)

  Spyderco added a new interpretation to its highly successful Para Military 2. The new for 2016 Para Military 2 Dark Blue is the company’s latest addition to its Dark Blue line of CPM S110V knives. In this review, I … Continue reading

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COLUMBIA RIVER KNIFE AND TOOL TRENCHER – Tactical Entrenching Tool

Although the E-Tool’s key strength is its compactness, its function is limited to digging or a capable blunt object, should all else fail. Modern designs, like the CRKT Trencher, offer a number of features not found in the standard issue … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: CRKT TRENCHER

We’ve been digging around for something cool to review for our readers and found CRKT’s Trencher. How many times have you gone camping  and found your self in need of a shovel, saw and ax? Well, look no further readers … Continue reading

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Gear Review: CRKT CLEVER GIRL

We had the pleasure to review a new addition to CRKT’s Forged by War series marketed as Clever Girl. Its designer, Austin McGlaun, is a U.S. Army Iraq veteran with a flair for what I’ll call “intimidating” designs. Clever Girl … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW CRKT’s CLEVER GIRL

We have another great review coming your way, which we’re shure will appeal to the edged weapon aficionado that is into ruthless efficiency. I won’t spoil the story for you but this is a design coming straight out of Fort … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2016 WITH COLUMBIA RIVER KNIFE AND TOOL

CRKT has a number of new fixed blade designs that are part of their Forged By War™ program, the company has also launched a new line of Ruger knives. Also new for 2016 is the Birler Ax designed by the … Continue reading

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OUR 2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING IDEAS

Each year we go back through many of the items we’ve had the opportunity to review and select 10 that we feel would make exceptional gifts or stocking stuffers. The selection criteria is heavily influence by function, reliability, relevance and … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend Kit Porn

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Gear Review: CRKT ARGUS™ – a Matthew Lerch EDC

Matthew Lerch’s signature is his combination of innovative mechanisms with relatively elaborate carvings; his knives combine art with function. The ARGUS dispenses with the elaborate but retains the elegant… Read My Review

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Sneak Preview CRKT ARGUS Folder

Prolific designer Matthew Lerch and Columbia River Knife and Tool team up to create an assisted open EDC folder with a gorgeous blade profile. We’ll tell you all about ARGUS in our upcoming review. Coming soon…

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CRKT Yukanto A James Williams Design With A Point

If you favor knife designs heavily influenced by Samurai feudal art form, James Williams and Columbia River Knife and Tool are for you. James Williams’ collaborations with CRKT have resulted in some fabulously successful offerings that include the Sakimori, Hissatsu, … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Columbia River Knife and Tool James Williams Design YUKANTO

In May, I’ll have a review of an awesome close quarters combat tool, the CRKT James Williams Design YUKANTO. This edged tool has a deeply traditional history that retains the close quarter effectiveness of its lineage. The YUKANTO is typical Williams … Continue reading

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