Blade Show 2012 Award Winners

Blade Show 2012 Award Winners

2012 Industry Achievement: Knife Rights & AKTI

2012 Accessory of the Year: Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener Pro-Pack I

2012 Kitchen Knife of the Year: Shun Tayo Kitchen Knife

2012 Investor Collector Knife of the Year: William Henry B12 Freedom

2012 Collaboration of the Year: Zero Tolerance & RJ Martin 0600

2012 Best Buy of the Year: Kershaw Cryo

2012 Manufacturing Quality Award : Chris Reeve Knives

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee: Harold Kit Carson

2012 Most Innovative Imported Design: Lionsteel DPX Gear HEST 2.0

2012 Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Autonomy

2012 Imported Knife of the Year: CRKT Ken Onion Foresight

2012 American Made Knife of the Year: Microtech Socom Delta

2012 Overall Knife of the Year: Zero Tolerance 0888

CRKT Liong Mah Eraser Tactical Folders

Columbia River Knife & Tool has some of the best and highest value knife designs available on the market today. The Eraser from Liong Mah is the next combat worthy folder that you will be able to count on for your life. The knife features a 3-7/8″ blade with an extremely versatile blade shape which also happens to be a personal favorite. The reverse tanto blade is extremely strong, durable, and fit for every use from slicing to stabbing to chopping. The slight curvature in the handle is very ergonomic and locks the knife in your hand with a full four finger grip. The handle scales are contoured G10 and the blade steel is AUS8, hollow ground, with a bead blast or Titanium-Nitride finish. There are no thumbstuds on the knife but the pocket clip can be positioned in four places for complete ambidextrous carry. The Mah Eraser is a highly functional knife design which is extremely well built, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.

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CRKT Ken Onion Aluminum Ripple


The CRKT Ripple introduces a new knife to the line, an economical version with aluminum handles and a linerlock. The original Ripple models are available in two sizes, one with a 3.125″ blade, the other 2.7″ and both feature titanium nitride coated stainless steel handles and a framelock. Designed by well known knife maker Ken Onion, the Ripple integrates the IKBS internal knife ball-bearing system for super smooth and fast opening action. All the handles are CNC machined with the ripple pattern as well as over 40 small holes to lighten the weight of the knife. For a nearly 7.5″ overall knife, it’s extremely light at only 2.5 ounces. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.

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CRKT Folts S.P.E.W. Everyday Wharncliff

CRKT Folts S.P.E.W. Everyday Wharncliff
CRKT Folts S.P.E.W. Everyday Wharncliff
Columbia River Knife and Tool creates some of the greatest products we offer. This is a great design on a great product. The blade style is useful and the sheath allows for really easy carry options. The price is right and we feel you won’t go wrong with this one.

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SHOT Show 2012 News! Columbia River and SOG

SHOT Show 2012 CRKT and SOG Information
Every January the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade show is held in Las Vegas. We bring back all the news so you’ll have an idea as to what’s ahead this year in the knife industry.

Columbia River: They are offering the Ripples in an aluminum handle with liners. The action is still fast. The m16 series will be available as steel handled frame locks. Kommer models include orange handle two shot folder and the Free Range line of low cost hunters. Also a “surf n’ Turf folder for fish or all around camping. Their new multitool has switchblade style screwdrivers wrenches and blade and more. Price will be 49. Folts minimalist with a wharnclifff blade. Heiho assisted model with smaller size. M2112 in desert tan. Leong Mah Eraser folder with a bolstered handle with g10 in tactical or satin at retail of 140 and 150. Plus a rescue m16 with orange handles and seatbelt cutter built into the flipper. There is also a key chain sharpener with a few tools designed by Tom Stokes.

SOG has some great new entries for 2012. Tool logic has a key knife with a lock back. They have a light, the transforma, which holds knife blade, scissors, fire starter, eyeglass screwdriver and works on one aaa battery. Also a pocket clip. SOG has a new multitool the power duo that will retail for about $80. Plus 2 flashlights with great led bulbs and great pricing. The name for the line is dark energy. They have several knives with built in lights. The fixed blade is called the blade light. The folder also has 6 led bulbs and has a nylon sheath. The Slim Jim is the thinnest assisted opener they can make. It has aus8 steel blades. It has a pocket clip, safety and 2 sizes for now. These are great folders and will be very easy to carry and will solve the issue many people have with pocket knives- that they are just too bulky to carry!  Also a resue knife which is not assisted and will be available in black or bead blasted blade. The sogzilla will be available in a slip joint model with a 3.2 inch blade. Their tomahawk will be available in a polished version. They have great molded sheaths or nylon available and we will offer both.

Columbia River iNoxCase for iPhone 4/4s

Columbia River iNoxCase for iPhone

Just arrived from Columbia River Knife & Tool, it’s their new line of stainless steel cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone4S! These solidly built cases feature a flip-down steel cover to protect the screen and black Delrin posts to shield the edges and hold the case together and safeguard your investment. A rubberized band around the cover provides additional protection, while offering a secure place to store cash, credit cards, or IDs. The included black felt disc provides a buffer against scratching the back of the phone, and a plastic screen cover helps further resist abrasion. The rugged iNoxCase is available in a variety of finishes-black, gold, rainbow, camo, and silver-so check them out today at www.knifecenter.com!

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Columbia River Williams Shinbu

Columbia River Williams Shinbu

New from Columbia River Knife and Tool, it’s the stunning new Shinbu, designed by James Williams. It boasts an aggressive tanto-style blade made from YK-30 steel, cord-wrapping over stingray skin handle, and comes in a custom dark lacquer wooden presentation and storage. Make no mistake, however; this isn’t a museum piece-it was designed for our coalition forces serving overseas. Ships with a custom-fitted Kydex® sheath which can be belt-mounted.

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Columbia River M6014NKI Medium Size Combat Fixed Blade

Columbia River M6014NKI Medium Size Combat Fixed Blade
SPECIAL! Columbia River M6014NKI Medium Size Combat Fixed Blade
Columbia River Knife and Tool has had some great knives though the years. The M60 series of combat knives were some of them but they are now mostly unavailable. The M6014 is the smaller size fixed blade, but it has all the bells and whistles and we got some in at a fantastic price. These have the inscription “Operation Iraqi Freedom Certified” on the blade. The sheath is really a deluxe combat Nylon model with a lot of attachment options. So, with this closeout sale, you get a well designed and well made combat knife with a 4.5″ Tanto partially serrated blade made of AUS 8 stainless, a top quality combat sheath all at the amazing price of $32.95. These can, of course, be used for a wide variety of applications- they are easy to carry and lightweight and so they will work well for camping and hiking. This is a special purchase, so grab one (or more!) if it suits you. We’ll feature them on a sale list next week and may sell through quickly, but the blog readers deserve a few days lead time on this great deal.
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Columbia River Ikoma Sampa IKBS Fast Folding Knife

Columbia River Ikoma Sampa IKBS Fast Folding Knife
Columbia River Ikoma Sampa IKBS Fast Folding Knife
Columbia River Knife and Tool offers a lot of innovative pocketknife products and gadgets. Flavio Ikoma is the designer behind the hottest technology top reach the knife industry in several years- the IKBS ball bearing system that makes the pivot of the knife literally roll on ball bearings. The system has been adopted by a slew of custom knife makers and now, by one of the largest of the production knife companies. The SAMPA is the first model in mass production of this great system and it is spectacular. The knife really flies open running strictly on the ball bearings and it doesn’t need the assistance of a spring in any way.
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Blade Show 2011

The Blade Show 2011. Continue Reading