Columbia River 7030 Argus

Columbia River 7030 Argus

The CRKT 7030 Argus folding knife is designed by Matthew Lerch and offers an attractive sculpted handle with flowing lines. It’s made from cold forged 6061 aluminum for a great balance of strength and weight. The blade is satin finished and features CRKT’s rotating thumb disk FireSafe safety mechaism and OutBurst Assist for easy one hand opening. Once you get a hang of how the mechanism works (you push in on the disk toward the liner lock mechanism then up and outward on the blade for fire it open), you’ll realize it might just be the fastest opening knife in your collection. Another great design from CRKT that won’t break the bank, see more info at www.knifecenter.com.

Columbia River 3085 Clark Fork Folder

Columbia River 3085 Clark Fork Folder

CRKT Ken Steigerwalt’s Clark Fork is a must have for fisherman of any level. With a long, flexible stainless steel blade and glass reinforced nylon handle – it makes for extremely easy cleaning of both fish and the knife once you’re finished. Big enough for filleting nearly any sized catch but once folded, compact enough to fit in smaller tackle boxes.  Includes  a black nylon sheath for safe storage on your person in the open position. See more details at www.knifecenter.com.

Columbia River 7040 Cobia

Columbia River 7040 Cobia

Brand new from CRKT, the grooved pattern stainless steel handle makes the Cobia one beautiful knife. With the Outburst assist opening mechanism and tapered thumb stud, opening this knife is a breeze. Also includes a stainless steel, tip down carry  pocket clip and simple dependable frame lock, both sleek and sturdy. This knife is a must see, so check it out at www.knifecenter.com.

Columbia River 2044 Kommer Free Range Hunter

Columbia River 2044 Kommer Free Range Hunter
Lightweight and portable – this is a great hunting knife.  The practical drop point blade makes short work of dressing and breaking down big game and the all-weather, rubber grip handle has a great feel and provides traction in almost any weather or working conditions. Comes fit with a nylon sheath that has an external pocket for survival or sharpening items, see more about this knife at www.knifecenter.com

Columbia River K280TXP Ken Onion Hi Jinx

Columbia River K280TXP Ken Onion Hi Jinx
It’s a “rip and tear your way out of a bad situations” sort of beautiful. And that’s exactly how Ken Onion designed it. The Hi-Jinx is a gentleman’s beast of burden blade with all the classical curves and subtle elegance that has become the anthem of Ken Onion knife design. With a sand blasted 6AL4V titanium handle and premium Sleipner blade steel, satin drop point blade that is flat ground and measures nearly a quarter inch thick along the spine. The Hi-Jinx™ is made in Maniago, Italy with centuries of knife-making expertise milled into the scalloped handles. The blade opens with a flipper and includes an IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system that facilitates fast and smooth opening. A titanium frame lock seals this knife in the open position like a bank safe and a lock overdraft protection is built into the ornamental pivot to avoid overextending the lock. The stainless steel pocket clip is reversible for left or right handed tip up carry and is designed to sit deep in the pocket. Ken Onion designed the Hi Jinx™ knife to stroll comfortably into a business meeting with all the confidence and beefy brawn necessary to cut a hole through the wall for a fast getaway– should the need arise. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com

Blade Show Winners

Blade Show 2014 Award Winners

Accessory of the year SOG Light Sheath

Kitchen Knife of the year. KAI Shun dual core

Investor collector. Protech Ultimate Godson 2012

Collaboration of the year. Spartan blades and Les George

Best buy if the year. Kershaw Emerson

Manufacturing quality. Lion steel

Goldie Russell is the first woman inducted into the Cutlery Hall of Fame! Well deserved.

Most innovative imported knife of the year. Klecker Knives Tri Klaxon

Most innovative American knife. Spartan blades Integral Frame
Imported knife of the year. Spyderco Rubicon
America made knife of the year. Zero Tolerance 0562cf
People’s choice award. Cited through the blade web site. RATWORX MRX

OVERALL  knife of the year. CRKT Ken onion Hi Jinx. 

 

 

Brian Tighe Coon and Tighe Dye Folders

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CRKT has been pumping out the Brian Tighe designs hard and fast recently, and for good reason. Each and every model he comes up with is refreshingly different and once you get one in the hand, is hard to put down. The two newest to arrives through the KnifeCenter doors are the Tighe Coon and Tighe Dye folders. They both have flipper mechanisms, gray aluminum handles, button locks, and reasonably deep carry pocket clips. However, apart from these material similarities, they really are quite different designs. The Dye model is a single edged version of an Italian Stiletto, but the handle provides a much more stout feeling for more demanding cutting tasks. The Tighe Coon knife is ultra smooth opening with a slightly recurved drop point blade for better slicing performance. Both knives feature mirror polished AUS-8 blades and are built like tanks. Check out these Tighet new knives at www.knifecenter.com.

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Ken Onion Swindle – An honestly Great Deal

Ken Onion Swindle – An honestly Great Deal
Columbia River’s models that are designed by world famous knifemaker Ken Onion have a great reputation for innovation and quality. This latest release, the “Swindle” is a really innovative pocketknife. The handles are super slim and smooth allowing for easy pocket carrying. The IKBS system of blade pivot is very slick and the opening is just silky smooth. The overall shape is very unique and artsy and the hollow grind is so deep that the edge is really hair thin. We like this folder a lot. The steel is basic and we wish it was a little (or a lot!) more premium, but, as it is, this is a great every day carry knife. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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