Brian Tighe Custom Tighe Fighter Auto Tanto DLC S90V San Mai Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Folder 4553

Model: CU-4553
Manufacturer: Custom Knives
Out of stock

Note: Automatic Knives may not be shipped outside of the United States. Additionally we cannot ship to the following states: Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Washington or the District of Columbia.

Blade Length Restrictions may apply to Connecticut and Vermont.


The Tighe Fighter Automatic from Canadian custom knife maker Brian Tighe is his answer to the call for a modern, tactical folder. The contoured handle fills the hand and thanks to the full Carbon Fiber construction keeps the weight under 4 ounces while retaining a beefy +5 mm thick blade! The Tighe Fighter is a modern tactical design with a dramatic and sophisticated look that catches the eye with Brian's signature organic lines, attention to detail and high-end fit and finish. This piece comes with a milled and contoured unidirectional carbon fiber handle and a San Mai CPM-154 and S90V, DLC coated Tanto blade.

Brand New, directly from Brian Tighe, Canada.

Blade: A compound ground Tanto blade offers excellent performance in piercing, slicing and utility cutting, especially on flat surfaces, along with solid durability. San Mai construction delivers a subdued look under the durable, black DLC coating for discreet carry and use. The outer layers of CPM-154 have satin flats and polished and tumbled grinds, while the CPM-S90V core is matte blasted and provides exceptional edge retention. The blade deploys fast and smooth via the button operated, automatic coil spring mechanism. The blade is marked with Brian's signature logo on the front.

Handle: 3D milled and contoured unidirectional carbon fiber is used for the entire handle along with a full length black G10 back spacer for high performance visual appeal. Stepped texturing provides a contoured feel as well as traction in the hand which pairs with the milled finger grooves, pommel swell and index guard for a solid, secure grip. The button lock mechanism reduces the weight considerably while maintaining a balanced feel in the hand and providing solid, secure lockup and smooth operation. A large cut out at the pommel exposes the lanyard hole milled back spacer. Includes a custom zippered nylon storage pouch.

Carries via a right hand, tip-up DLC titanium pocket clip with ceramic tension ball.

San Mai: San Mai is a Japanese technique that typically refers to a blade with a hardened steel core, with either iron or stainless forming a jacket on both sides. This blade has carbon fiber outer layers with a CPM-S90V core.

CPM-S90V: A high alloy stainless steel made using the Crucible Particle Metallurgy (PM) process, CPM S90V offers excellent edge retention (high wear resistance) with corrosion resistance similar to 440C. Toughness-edge retention balance is high, better than M390, with toughness being similar to S30V/VG10. An excellent choice where wear and corrosion resistance are key.


Overall Length 8.88"
Blade Length 3.75"
Sharpened Length 3.50"
Blade Thickness 0.20"
Blade Material CPM-154, CPM-S90V, San Mai
Blade Type Stainless
Lock Button Lock
Closed Length 5.13"
Handle Thickness 0.62"
Handle Material Carbon Fiber
Clip Titanium
Weight 4.09 oz.
Sheath Nylon Pouch
Country of Manufacture Canada