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.
It is the perfect small screwdriver. Not only can it be rotated like a conventional screwdriver, but the bit driver can be removed and placed in a hex relief in the handle, where it becomes an angle driver when more torque is needed. The four hex bits each have a spring-loaded ball to retain them in the handle securely, and also have a thin groove so that they can be easily pressed out of the handle and removed with a fingernail.
On the opposite end of the handle is a powerful LED flashlight with a press-on, press-off switch button.
The underside of the handle is a mirror-polished stainless steel frame with wrench reliefs for hex bits, 10 mm nuts and standard oxygen bottle valves. It also has a stainless steel bottle and jar opener attached.
A stainless steel carry carabiner allows the Get-A-Way Driver to be attached to belt loops, webbing, packs, or work equipment.
It also allows the Get-A-Way Driver to perform as part of the I.D. Works™ tool system, attached to the Zilla-Tool Jr. or Li’l Guppie, giving both of these tools additional screwdriver/wrench/flashlight capabilities.
* Handle Length: 3.75” (9.5 cm)
* Handle Thickness: 0.5″ (1.3 cm)
* Hex Bits: 1 small flat, 1 medium flat, 1 small Phillips, 1 medium Phillips
* Wrenches: Hex Bit, 10 mm, Oxygen Bottle
* Tool Weight: 1.9 oz. (54 g)
* Batteries: Two CR927 3V Lithium
About the Knife Designer
Launce Barber is dedicated to discovering great design ideas by using the most fundamental tool we all share in common–our creative minds. His focus is to produce innovative and creative design by discovering elegant new solutions for old problems. He feels that it’s very important to partner with individuals and companies that are leaders in their industry and understand and share his long-term vision for a product. Product design is not static even after the product hits the store shelves–it’s dynamic. Launce and his long time engineering partner, Tom Stokes, have won numerous awards for product design including the prestigious international iF Product Design Award–Silver 2004, Most Innovative Import Design of the Year–Blade Magazine 2003, Best in Show–SHOT Show 2003, Best Buy of The Year–Blade Show & International Cutlery Fair 2007, SHOT Show’s Best–Army Times 2007. Launce wants everyone to hold onto their dreams–some just take more time than others. Launce’s design collaborations and vision brought life to the I.D. Works line.