Columbia River Get-A-Way Driver™

Columbia River Get-A-Way Driver
Columbia River Get-A-Way Driver™
Yes, Inspired Design works.™

A carabiner screwdriver, bit carrier and LED flashlight designed to be part of the I.D. Works™ tool system.

At Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), they’re inspired by great design. Their I.D. Works™ products are not tools you will find anywhere else. They’re motivated by design that is both inspired and functional, as created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who said “observe everything” in nature. They’ve partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this vision of putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and ergonomic shapes, sometimes whimsical, always useful. These unique tools make up our growing I.D. Works™ line. Put them to use, enjoy them, and always remember what inspires you!

The Get-A-Way™ Driver is another creative design by Launce Barber and Tom Stokes which is designed to be an integral part of our I.D. Works™ tool system.

The tool itself is a screwdriver; flat and Phillips hex bit carrier with four standard hex bits, two flat and two Phillips; a specialty wrench; bottle opener; and LED flashlight with carry carabiner.

Launce and Tom have designed this multi-tool to be as compact and lightweight as possible. Handle length is only 3.75”, and weight is only 1.9 ounces. Continue Reading

Spyderco Knives SpydeRench … Returns – Again!

Spydercos Spyderrench
Spyderco SpydeRench
After an absence of over 6 years, Spyderco has reissued their innovative SpydeRench. The original was made in the US but had several problems. Among them was that they were difficult to close properly. This reissue made in Taiwan seems to have solved that problem and we like the overall fit and finish. They also now include a Nylon sheath. The ByrdRench version that we also have available is made in China but has a similar level of quality- without the diamond coating to the file.

Gerber Artifact Multitool with Folding Blade

Gerber Artifact Multitool with Folding Blade
Gerber Artifact Multitool with Folding Blade
A small multitool that fits the lifestyle of many. It has just a few tools but they are well placed and easy to carry. Minimalist design makes the Gerber Artifact lightweight pocket-size tool the perfect companion when you just want the basics. The Artifact features an exchangeable/removable #11 hobby blade, cross driver, small and medium flat drivers, wire stripper, pry bar/paint can opener and lanyard/keychain attachment hole. Simplicity is timeless.


* Overall Length: 4.80″
* Closed Length: 3.50″

Columbia River L’il Guppie Multitool

Columbia River L'il Guppie Multitool
Columbia River Knife and Tool L’il Guppie Multitool
The Guppie from Columbia River has been a great seller since it was introduced last year. This smaller version keeps a lot of the functionality but allows for easier carry due to the smaller size. You don’t get the LED light or the bit holder and bits but it is easy to lug around. Here is the sales material (maybe a little silly!) from Columbia River: Continue Reading

Leatherman Skeletools – A New, Better Idea

Leatherman Skeletools - A New, Better idea
Leatherman Tools Skeletools.
The Skeletool is a great tool without all wasted space and size. This is a better idea for a multitool. They are lightweight, having been stripped down to the bare minimum. They feature a blade, a Carabiner/Bottle Opener and a bit holder. Two double sided bits fit in the handle and so you can carry the ones that you need most. So, you get all the functionality without the weight. Those are some smart folks at Leatherman! Here is the Leatherman Skeletool sales material: Continue Reading