Once your eyes lock on to the artistry in the skeletonized handle, you begin to see the true purity of the Nirk™ Tighe form.
Brian Tighe and Glenn Klecker reinterpreted the Klecker NIRK™ folder with stainless steel being stamped and machined into a very dynamic, functional design. The steel frame is not only visually exciting, but offers a formidable cutting tool handle as well. Glenn's patent pending integral lockback mechanics are such that, the tighter you grip the handlethe stronger the blade lock-up. Brian's drop point blade design flows nicely from the handle shape, and its subtle recurve along the cutting edge is a nice touch as well. To keep the blade action smooth, a specially caged mini ball bearing system affords fast and smooth operation. A custom removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip is provided.
Select from either the NIRK Tighe or the new smaller sized NIRK Tighe 2 to get the ultimate in mechanical simplicity masterfully designed into a knife form that takes metal work to a whole new level.
I purchased this knife from my tool guy to replace a 15 year old Schrade. I love the knife and the way it feels in my hand.It opens effortlessly.I use it multiple times a day everyday and it goes where I go. work play shopping whatever is on tap.. The only thing I don't like is the fact that the 2 clip screws keep coming loose and the knife didn't come with the microscopic tool to tighten them. my tool guy only comes once a week so I have to be careful once they loosen so I don't lose them.I really would like to know where to get a tiny torx driver for this and can I dab a tiny bit of thread locker on them or is this going to be the downfall and me give it back to my tool guy.I thought it was a great buy for 130.00 from him.. happy but irritated - CRKT Response: Thread locker (Loctite) is recommended if you are having issues with your screws loosening. We also have a parts request page on our site if you ever lose one of the screws.
2014-10-16 Gainesville, GA
Great knife, debated on the larger 5250 Nirk Tighe knife and glad I got the smaller 5240 Nirk Tighe 2. The knife is very easy to open-full with one click of finger, looks and feels great.
2014-08-31 Clarkston, MI
My wife bought me one of these for Father's day, after I had gifted one to my nephew for his 18th. Birthday. I almost didn't want to give it to him I liked it so much A beautiful unique knife that gets comments from all who see it. Opening is so fast and smooth folks can't believe it's not assisted opening Super sharp and rock solid blade lock makes this high on my EDC rotation