SHOT Show 2009- Day 3 – Columbia River Knives – the latest news!
Columbia River Knife and Tool only has 47 new items this year! That would sound like a sarcastic statement except that last year they had over 90! Very creative and well designed items.
They will have an orange handle Kommer with a wide blade (2 show trends in one knife!), several new models using the Fulcrum opening mechanism, Folding Razel models!- these are fantastic.
CRKT has released a new opening system which is called the Fire Safe. The thumb stud is pushed down and then you start opening it and the assisted mechanism takes over. It takes some getting used to, but it works great! The Ignitor models use it as well as the new Lift Off series.
The “Natural” series designed by Wes Crawford is a very heavy folder with the Outburst assisted system. They really have the “custom knife” feel with top quality materials includiing Micarta and bone handles and grreat tooling on the liner.
The Van Hoy Yea-go has another new opening system. You just push down on the thumb ramp and let go and the blade pops out. Again- it takes some getting used to, but works well.
The new neck knives called the “Neckolas” are ornate and work well. They are available in black or orange (show trend).
We like the McGinnis line of elegant folders. Simple set up with shaped Micarta scales, anodized liners and great handle and blade shape and a blade with a flipper on and the whole thing just has the smoothest action we have seen.
New Edgies! These are self sharpening folders and this time they have a double bevel.
The “Minimalist” is a tiny neck knife with a utilitarian blade- sort of a “Kiridishi” style (show trend).
The crossover is a scissors that comes apart and one side’s finger guard tucks into the handle so that it looks like and works like a knife!
They also have a new folding fillet, a Get-a-way tool with Torx® bits, the new Cicada tool with a pocket clip on the plastic housing, a super long Tanto fixed blade designed by Williams,a great Elishewitz combat fixed blade, and more.

Stay tuned as we add these items to our site and add lots of information as only Columbia River gives us!