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Brian Tighe 4" Zip Tighe Compound Cracked Ice Blade

Manufacturer: Custom Knives

Model: CU-3014


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The Zip Tighe 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 drop point-styled blade. It's nice and sharp 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 is a hole cutout 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 the machined stepped "zip" pattern with a clean polished finish. The waves 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. A zipper swirl engraved titanium backstrap extends slightly out of the handle for a cool look. 

The Zip Tighe 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.


Overall Length 8.50"
Blade Length 4.00"
Sharpened Length 3.75"
Blade Thickness 0.125"
Blade Material RWL-34
Steel Type Stainless
Opening Mechanism Flipper
Lock Button Lock
Closed Length 4.75"
Handle Thickness 0.48"
Handle Material Titanium
Clip Titanium
Sheath Zipper Pouch
Weight 5.10 oz.
Country of Manufacture Canada