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My Tighe PR


For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail:

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The award-winning CRKT® My Tighe™, Brian Tighe’s production folder series, is

available in two sizes, in bead-blast or black dress, with patented* Veff™ Serrations.

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.

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) has 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 and offer both

Razor-Sharp and 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” models, the blade is coated

with black nonreflective titanium nitride for maximum corrosion resistance.

The frame-lock folder has an open build with heavy-duty 420J2 stainless steel frames and a

6061 T6 aluminum back spacer. Frames are bead-blast on the bright models, and black EDP

plated on the “K” model. The injection-molded black Zytel® scales have a carbon fibre


Our patented OutBurst® assisted opening mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open

after you have opened the blade approximately 30˚.

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

All models feature a removable black pocket/gear clip.

Mini My Tighe™. The slightly smaller personal carry version of the My Tighe™ is not

simply a scaled-down version of the bigger frame-lock model, but was carefully

reproportioned by Brian, reflecting his passion for design detail.

Handle length is 3.73”, blade length is 3.0”, and weight is reduced to 3.8 ounces, much more

convenient for daily in-pocket carry.

It’s hard to ignore any Brian Tighe design. 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, that the My Tighe was named the 2006 Imported Knife of

the Year.











High Satin Blade, Bead-Blast Frame, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge,

OutBurst Assisted Opening

High Satin Blade, Bead-Blast Frame, Combined Razor-Sharp &

Veff Serrated Cutting Edge, OutBurst Assisted Opening

$89.99 US

Black Blade and Frame, Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff

Serrated Cutting Edge, OutBurst Assisted Opening

$99.99 US

Length: 3.625” (92 mm)

Thickness: 0.124” (3.1 mm)

Steel: 1.4116, 55-57 HRC

Handle length: 4.50” (114 mm)

Overall length: 8.125” (206 mm)

5.6 oz. (159 g)

The bright-finished My Tighe models have an MSRP of only $89.99, while the black-

on-black model is $99.99 MSRP, remarkable for folders with these features and build

quality. Mini My Tighe bright-finished models are $79.99 MSRP, and the black-on-black

model is $89.99.

Models 1091C, 1091KC, 1093C, and 1093KC are available in retail clampacks.

*U.S. Patent No. D559,939


My Tighe™

Mini My Tighe™










High Satin Blade, Bead-Blast Frame, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff Serrated Cutting Edge

$79.99 US

Black Blade and Frame, Combined Razor-Sharp &

Veff Serrated Cutting Edge

$89.99 US

Length: 3.0” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: 1.4116, 55-57 HRC

Handle length: 3.73” (95 mm)

Overall length: 6.5” (165 mm)

3.8 oz. (108 g)

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.


Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories

of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are

distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers

knowledgeable service and are available from or other reputable web site


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