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Brian Tighe designed the Tighe Rade Folding Knife - pronounced Tirade - for CRKT to be as elegant looking as it is useful and versatile. The 3.4" 8Cr13MoV prop point stainless steel blade features a hollow double grind: the tip is ground and reinforced for stronger cutting applications, while closer to the handle it is perfect for finer cutting tasks and wire stripping. The blade opens using the IKBS system that utilizes a ball bearing pivot system to smoothly deploy blade. When the blade protrusion or thumbstuds are pressed, the bearings allow the blade to open quickly and smoothly without having to flick the wrist as with other knives. When the blade is open, a pin moves into place to lock it. To release the lock, simply press the button the right side of the handle.
The handle has elegant lines and custom pivot covers to give it a refined and sleek look. Fore and middle finger grooves, an ergonomic overall shape, and a rear pommel protrusion locks the hand comfortably in place for safe and secure use. A single position right-hand carry tip-up clip allows for discreet carrying, and its 4.5" closed length and 4.5oz weight allows for easy carrying in most pockets without adding excessive bulk.
Thickness: 0.12" (3.0mm)
Drop point blade
8Cr13MoV stainless steel
Full edge blade style
High hollow dual-grind edge
Tip is ground and reinforced for stronger cutting applications
Edge closer to the handle for finer cutting tasks and wire stripping
Dual ambidextrous thumbstuds and blade protrusion
IKBS ball bearing pivot system smoothly deploys blade
58-60 HRC rating
To release, press button on right side of handle to move locking pin out of the way and close
6061 T6 aluminum alloy
Elegant lines and custom pivot details for a refined look
Fore and middle finger grooves provide secure grip
Ergonomic design with pommel extension locks hand in place for increased safety and control
Single position right-hand carry tip-up pocket clip
In the Box
CRKT Tighe Rade Folding Knife
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Table of Contents
8Cr13MoV stainless steel
6061 T6 stainless steel
Blade: 3.4" / 8.6 cm Closed: 4.5" / 11.5 cm Open: 7.9" / 20.0 cm