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.
We 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. We use 1.4116 stainless steel in a high satin finish with our 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 our "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 fibre texture. Torx® fasteners are used throughout.
Our 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.
I've been carrying this knife for a little over a month now. No job to big or small. I love the feel and it is a very solid knife. Yep, I'd buy it again and definitely recommend it to a friend.
2015-12-25 Bremerton, WA
This knife was given to me as a gift and I have carried it on my person both stateside and overseas, I'm always getting asked where I got mine and will be carrying it overseas again. I will be ordering the mini version soon for all of them to have.
2014-08-09 Sandy Springs, GA
Very satisfied with this knife. It wasn't the exact knife I was looking for but like it so much that I'm keeping it.
2014-07-08 Thornton, CO
Love it. Looks super awesome and functions well. The grip impressed me since it looked like it was made for more form than function but when I held it all those crazy turns it takes fit very well in my hand. The assisted opening is smooth and quick. The blade itself is top notch and does what a knife should. I have a tough time deciding between leaving my house with my Fossil or my My Tighe.
2014-03-25 Macon, GA
This "My Tighe" is my first CRKT knife, and it will not be my last. It has proven very versatile, I'm using it way more than I thought I would.
It can be easily used with each hand. It is relatively lightweight. The serrated edge is perfect for cutting rope or fishing lines. And to top it off, it just looks awesome
2014-02-24 lake Charles, LA
It's not what I was expecting and looking into returning it.
2013-12-30 salt lake city, UT
Love this knife, I just lost mine so am going to be getting another soon.