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 nearly 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®.Explore Our Innovations
Connected by our passion
Beyond our passion for design and function, we are forging a community with a shared love of all things knife and tool. Inspired artists, skilled makers, passionate users—people in pursuit of something better come together at CRKT. We share stories. Trade ideas. Create legacies. And change lives.Join Our Community
Next-Level quality.Purposeful designs.
We’re pushing the limits in fit, finishes, and design collaborations. Our new premium offerings combine our most loved designs with new ideas and next level materials. They’re the next best thing to a custom knife.Shop Everyday Carry Knives
Bringing togetherthe industry's best
Collaborating with designers, makers, and inventors devoted to developing the best knives and tools is inspiring. Working with the best in the industry pushes us to be better, think bolder, and bring their visions to life in a way that honors their expertise.Meet Our Designers