CRKT offers hunting knives, pocket knives, sport & work knives, multi-tools, and tactical knives built "For Those Who Serve". The most innovative custom knife makers and designers in the industry have designed their knives, tools and accessories. The result is that the hottest custom designs are available to the consumer for daily use at affordable prices.
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded by Paul Gillespie and Rod Bremer in 1994. From day one they put innovation and integrity first. Along the way CRKT has helped to define the industry with innovations like their iconic K.I.S.S. and M16 series to the most recent Tighe designs that features the innovative Klecker Lock. Making a commitment to build products that would inspire and endure, CRKT operates on a simple principle; that the greatest thing they could give the consumer is confidence in hand. At CRKT, they have always focused on bringing the most innovative new ideas in the knife and tool industry to market. They strive not just to be different, but to provide useful improvements, including fast folder opening systems, folder locking systems, carry systems, serrations, new multitools, and even entirely new product concepts. That may explain why leading many custom knifemakers and industrial designers come to them with their ideas, knowing that they are open to developing new products.
All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available. Quality. Innovation. Value. They have built their reputation on creating innovative, top quality knives, priced very competitively. CRKT offers a broad line of sport, work, and professional knives and tools that are purpose driven designs. CRKT’s purpose is to provide useful improvements and entirely new product concepts that embrace their historic core company values of quality, innovation and value. CRKT continues to “think outside the box” by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. This exciting line continues to be dedicated to multifunctional tools that are uniquely creative. The motto is simply “Inspired Design works.”
CRKT is exceptionally proud to collaborate with the leading knifemakers, inventors and industrial designers in their product development. They are among the most respected craftsmen and artists in our industry. They work to carry out their creative and innovative designs to the highest quality standards possible, enabling you to own, use, and collect innovative production knives and tools.