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April Auction

Support the American Knife and Tool Institute and bid on a limited edition, Brian Tighe-designed Buy Tighe™ knife from CRKT!

Proceeds from the AKTI monthly auction support the organization’s legislative efforts to keep knives in American lives!

Limited edition Brian Tighe-designed Buy Tighe™ knife from Columbia River Knife & Tool, part of the April 2014 American Knife and Tool Institute's monthly fundraising auction.

The limited edition Brian Tighe designed Buy Tighe™ from CRKT is the knife to show off to collector friends given the fact only 500 will be issued.

Designed to celebrate CRKT’s 20th anniversary, this knife’s double blade design was awarded the most innovative custom knife at the 2012 Blade Show. A recurve blade with lots of belly for cutting, carving and skinning and a drop point blade both easily open with one hand through a simple press of their flippers. Whichever blade you use will lock into place with a patented Klecker Lock that’s integrated into the precision cut handle.

The titanium handle has a Ti-Nitride coated liner with high spots that are brushed off to reveal an attractive blue and stainless steel finish. The Buy Tighe knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $750.00.


  • Blade: Edge: Dual Plain
  • Steel: 154CM, 59-61 HRC
  • Thickness: 0.120” (3.0 mm)
  • Finish: Satin
  • Length: 3.520” (89.4 mm)
  • Closed: 5.030” (127.8 mm)
  • Open: 12.310” (312.7 mm)
  • Weight: 6.3 oz. (179.0 g)
  • Handle: 6Al-4V Titanium
  • Style: Klecker Lock

To bid, simply fill out the form below before 11:59 ET on April 30, 2014. The highest bid received will win the auction and will be notified after the auction closes. All proceeds go directly to AKTI’s legislative work to promote the responsible use of knives throughout the United States.

Thank you to CRKT for their donation!

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