Columbia River’s Tribute to the Godfather of the Guild

Columbia River Centofante Tribute Knife
Columbia River’s Tribute to the Godfather of the Guild

Frank Centofante started making pocket knives in 1970. A year later he became a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild, and has since served on the board of directors for 20 years, including 8 years as the President of the Knifemaker’s Guild. His prowess at knifemaking has resulted in his being called the Godfather of the Knifemakers Guild. Unfortunately, Frank Centofante passed away in September of 2009. Before he passed, however, he designed one last collaborative effort with Columbia River. In honor of his memory, Columbia River chose to call his final collaborative knife the Centofante Tribute.

The Centofante Tribute comes in two different models. The Tribute has a 3.125″ blade, while the Tribute 2 has a 2.875″ blade. The design is simplicity and elegance. The slender spear point blade is opened with a classic nail nick, and is complemented by a red wood patterned Micarta handle. The lockback locking mechanism allows the handle of the knife the be extremely thin, just a little bit over a quarter of an inch at its thickest. The result is a thin, light blade that would go well with a suit, but is also capable of anything you might need your every day carry knife for. All of this for under $30.00.

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Ken Onion’s Eros Gentleman’s Folding Knives

Ken Onion Eros Gentleman's Knife
Ken Onion’s Eros Gentleman’s Folding Knives

Ken Onion is famous for the assisted opening knives he developed for Kershaw over a ten year period. Now that he has moved on from Kershaw to Columbia River, he also seems to have moved on from assisted openers. Not to worry, fans of fast opening knives, his new CRKT Eros folder opens just as fast-if not quicker. The secret to Ken’s new speedy folders is the bearings that the blade floats on-the official name is IKBS-that allow it to open like its on roller skates! CRKT is so proud of these knives that they are serial numbering them.

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Really Smart Emergency Tool: ExiTool Seat Belt Cutter

Columbia River Kommer ExiTool Seat Belt Cutter
Columbia River Kommer ExiTool Seat Belt Cutter
This is about the most clever contraption we have seen in a while. This emergency tool from Columbia River Knife and Tools, will be there when you need it. Instead of being stashed in the glove box, this one clamps right on your seat belt. It has a cutter, a light and a glass breaker. These make a very thoughtful gift, too.
You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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Columbia River Pocket Classic Series

Columbia River Pocket Classic Series
Columbia River Pocket Classic Series
Columbia River Knife and Tool usually comes up with the unusual. They decided to offer this series of classic pocketknives and we like them. They’re low priced and high quality.
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Columbia River Klecker NIRK

Columbia River Klecker NIRK
Columbia River Klecker NIRK
Columbia River Knife and tool company comes up with some great designs. This one, the NIRK, is one of the most clever we have seen. Look closely at the handle…it’s a single piece of sheet metal cut and bent so that the handle and the back spring are all from the same piece. And it works very well! It allows them to produce these at an incredible price and we are proud to sell them.
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Columbia River Flux Component Tools

Columbia River Flux Tools
Columbia River Flux Tools
Columbia River Knife and Tool comes up with some of the most creative items in the world. The new Columbia River FLUX tool is one of their best. This tool is built around a frame and you can put various tools on each side. They offer a folding knife, a wine tool, a computer flash drive, a flashlight, a bit driver and more. You can combine the FLUX into just the tool you may need for a particular day. It’s very clever.
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Columbia River New Items for 2010

New Columbia River items for 2010
Columbia River New Items for 2010
We have a listing of the new items that Columbia River Knife and Tool will release throughout 2010. We don’t have delivery dates, but these are available for preorder. You will not be charged, of course, until the items ship to you.

Columbia River Carson M4-02LTD Limited Edition

Columbia River Carson M4-02LTD Limited Edition

Columbia River Carson M4-02LTD Limited Edition

This Columbia River Knife and Tool item is really special. It is their 15th anniversary release and has white bone handles and G10 bolsters. The wood presentation box is extremely nice. Grab one at www.knifecenter.com while you can
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Columbia River Ken Onion Ripple Series of Folding Knives

Columbia River Ken Onion Ripple Series of Folding Knives
Columbia River Ken Onion Ripple Series of Folding Knives
Columbia River Knife and Tool introduces the Ken Onion Ripple series of folding pocketknives.
Columbia River Ripple Series is designed by Ken Onion. This is the first production knife we have seen designed by Ken Onion that is not made by Kershaw. It is also, and more significantly, the first production knife series utilizing the amazing IKBS system of opening – these are not assisted openers. This system utilizes ball bearings in the pivot area and allows for super smooth and fast opening. These knives are AMAZING! You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
This is our favorite series since the Leek from Kershaw- also designed by Ken.
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Columbia River Cicada™ LED, Knife, Scissors with Plastic Sheath

Columbia River Cicada
Columbia River Cicada™ LED, Knife, Scissors with Plastic Sheath
Columbia River Knife and Tool has released a really clever new tool that is easy to carry. The Cicada has some great features. The hard, plastic sheath has a clip that can be used on a belt. It says it can be used as a money clip, but I really don’t see that happening easily. You need to bunch the bills up and slide them under the clip because there is a lip that sort of locks the end of the clip in a groove. Other than that, this is a great tool You can see them at: www.knifecenter.com.
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