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Columbia River 1091K My Tighe Assisted 3.625" Black Combo Blade, GFN Handles

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Part Number: CR1091K
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR1091K: 1091K My Tighe
Canadian knifemaker Brian Tighe is a true Renaissance Man, with an array of professional skills including tool and die making, metallurgy, engraving and photography. In his St. Catharines, Ontario, workshop, he produces a wide array of custom folders, all with those signature touches that immediately make them stand out as Brian Tighe knives.

CRKT have carefully translated Brian's popular My Tighe custom frame lock folder into an affordable production line. At first glance, the knife seems like a design exercise until you grasp it and understand that the concave cut scales are craftily shaped to enhance grip, aggressive with contours in just the right places.

Brian's blade design is unique too, with its asymmetrical spine facets, high-hollow grind and deep belly with recurve. CRKT uses 1.4116 stainless steel in a high satin finish with the exclusive Combination Razor-Sharp and patented Veff Serrated edges. Designed by knifemaker Tom Veff, these unique scalloped and angled serrations cut through rope and cord smoothly without snagging.

On the "K" model, the blade is coated with black non-reflective titanium nitride for maximum corrosion resistance and the frames are black EDP plated. The result is a non-reflective tactical look.

The frame lock folder has an open build with heavy-duty 420J2 stainless steel frames and a 6061 T6 aluminum back spacer. The injection-molded black glass filled nylon scales have a carbon fiber texture. Torx fasteners are used throughout.

The patented OutBurst assisted opening mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30°. There are bronze and lubrous washers at the adjustable blade pivot for fast action. 

Dual ramped thumb studs allow the My Tighe to be quickly opened with either hand.

The knife features a removable black stainless steel pocket/gear clip.

It's hard to ignore any Brian Tighe design, especially these highly personal work knives. Carry one and you will certainly start a conversation among knife fanciers everywhere. The knife industry was so impressed at the BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia, it was named the 2006 Imported Knife of the Year.

U.S. Patent No. D559,939
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 8.125 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.5 inches
    • Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.625 inches
    • Thickness: 0.124 inches
    • Material: 1.4116
    • Blade-HRC: 55-57
    • Finish: Black Titanium Nitride
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Deep Belly with Recurve
    • Edge: Veff Serrations
  • Handle
    • Material: 420J2 Steel with Glass Filled Nylon scales
  • Lock
    • Type: Frame-Lock
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • OutBurst: Yes
  • Patent: U.S. Patent D559,939
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023109115

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Feb 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
CRKT-my tighe
Great feel. Fast opening. This knife is ALL business. Worth every penny.
5 out of 5
Arvika, Other
May 25, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Columbia River My Tighe 3.6"
great EDC knife. a lot of cuttingpower in a small package, it takes 2 minutes to split a deers ribbcage. outburst gives you fast and easy opening even with gloves. the scales supplies gripp even if hands are wet or bloody. great knife!
4 out of 5
Ron S.
Detroit, MI
Jan 19, 2012
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Gorgeous Knife
This is a great knife. The look of the blade is really mean and the handle feels great in your hand. The weight of the handle itself, is reassuring that this isn't a cheaply made knife. My only problem is the blade lock, you will probably develop a callus working it.
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