The Tighe Rade model from custom maker Brian Tighe is a modern interpretation of the tactical gentleman's pocket knife. Progressive knife designs are Mr. Tighe's forte as he is no stranger to unique lines and configurations. Appealing to the modern man or woman with outstanding fit and finish one would expect from such an elite maker.
The Blade: This is a 4 inch model featuring a compound ground spear-styled blade. It's pointy and comes with what Brian calls his "cracked ice" finish. It is a combination of light tumbling and high polishing that can truly only be appreciated in person. The flats have a horizontal satin finish and Brian's signature marking on the front. There dual thumb studs and an integral flipper tab for deployment. The RWL-34 glides on Brian's STBS (Sealed Thrust Bearings System) for some of the smoothest operation on the planet.
The Handle: Two titanium slabs have step textured pattern with blue splatter two-tone anodization and a brushed finish. The steps on the handle add a nice texture. Not only does it look cool, but the ergonomics make it feel cool too. Built into the handle is a tough button lock used to hold the blade open. Two barrel spacers open construction for this piece.
The Tighe Rade is a very cool design from Brian. This custom folder includes a tip-up carry textured titanium pocket clip and signature Brian Tighe zipper pouch.
|Country of Manufacture||Canada|