In hand or in action, this is one to show off. Brian Tighe doesn’t know how to do anything subtle. Case in point: his latest everyday carry folding knife with a button lock screams style. The aluminum handle features contoured, textured grooves. A compound ground blade deploys swiftly with a flipper or ambidextrous dual thumb studs. About the only thing it doesn’t do well is sit idly; it’s apt to go on a tirade.
Designer Brian Tighe of Ridgeville, Ontario, Canada, upped the ante when he created the Tighe Rade. From tip to tail this one-of-a-kind, high-tech folder boasts looks that seem more at home on a fighter jet than a knife. It’s a welcomed new addition to the impressive line of award-winning knives that Tighe has become so well known for designing.
Blade Length: 3.38" (85.85 mm)
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Thickness: 0.12" (3.05 mm)
Overall Length: 7.88" (200.15 mm)
Closed Length: 4.53" (115.06 mm)
Weight: 4.5 oz. (127.57g)
Handle: 6061 T6 Aluminum
Style: Folding Knife w/Button Lock