Columbia River Knife & Tool or(CRKT) started making knives in 1994. It's headquarters is located in Tualatin, Oregon. Even though they are located inside of United states most of there knives are made in China or Taiwan. Columbia River Knife & Tool was founded by Rod Bremer, and Paul Gillespi. These two men use to work for Kershaw knives.
Columbia River Knife & Tool had a slow start however in 1998 they came out with a small folding knife called K.I.S.S Witch refers to Keep It Super Simple. This knife was designed by Ed Halligan. The K.I.S.S was Columbia River Knife & Tools first outcomes. The K.I.S.S soled the first day. Evident than when you a huge boost to the Columbia River Knife & Tool.
Columbia River Knife & tool holds many patents. A couple of the most obvious are the patents for there AutoLAWKS, and the assist opening Mechanism. Two features that set Columbia River Knife & Tool faraway from the other knife manufactures. The AutoLAWKS is a safety feature. It can be a typical locking liner with an extra twist it displays small lever build sure that the lock does not slip out. And is also also just as fast to open and close, all that you do is hold down a small Lever and it folds right up very much like all other pocket knives.
Now the Patent that I think is the best feature that Columbia River Knife & Tool has will be the assist Opening mechanism. This is just a small lever on your back of the knife and then allowing it a little flick the knife pops open. Is actually possible to a feature which love about my Columbia River Knife & Tool we am sure in order to would love it to.
Back in 2000 the US Customs seized a shipment of knives for Columbia River Knife & Tool worth over $4.3 thousands of. The inspector thought that Because of the assist opening mechanism was to very like a switchblade even thought these pocket knives had come thought customs many before, this time they did but not. After 17 days CRKT got there knives back. Even thought the pocket knives are very as well as quick to open none of them fit the associated with a switchblade defined by the U.S. Switch Blade Knife Act of 1958.
Columbia River Knife & Tool are excellent pocket knives, hunting knives and knives for the government. They also make a range of tool that are of great value. These knives are simple but creative at the same time. I'm more than pleased with mine and I'm sure that you would be happy with one as skillfully.