There’s nothing like a purpose-built knife. The way it feels. The self-sufficiency it gives you. The confidence it inspires. The right tool is everything, which is exactly why we’re here.

History of Innovation

For three decades, Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) has relentlessly pursued what’s next. We’re always exploring, experimenting, and pushing the envelope. It’s an endless collaboration with our designers. A constant questioning—“What if you could make a stronger, safer lock?” “Wouldn’t it be cool to revolutionize the way a folding knife deploys? “Why not make our innovations available to all our designers to cross-pollinate ideas?” Our curiosity has made all the difference for industry leading innovations like the Field Strip, Deadbolt®, Kinematic®, and iconic designs like M16®, Minimalist®, and Pilar®.

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