Brian Tighe is a well known knife maker and designer in the custom knife world. He produces one-of-a-kind designs with a unique visual flair - often called “Art with an edge.” Brian’s knives have been featured in hard cover books, magazines, and trade shows, winning “Most Innovative Design” at the 2010 and 2012 BLADE Shows. Brian Tighe and Friends is the midtech side of Brian’s work giving you the innovations of his custom work without the custom price tag. All Brian Tighe and Friends models are made in the USA and assembled by hand utilizing a plunge lock giving you a secure lock with one handed opening and closing that also keeps your fingers out of the blade’s path when closing. The blades are 154CM and are offered in multiple finishes, giving you great balance of edge retention and sharpenability. The handle scales are milled Aluminum, Carbon Fiber or G-10, keeping the knives strong yet lightweight. The folding models are also available in manual or automatic so you will be sure to find one that meets your preferences. Above all, Brian Tighe and Friends is a group of passionate makers who take great pride in producing high utility and high quality folding knives and automatics for knife enthusiasts and everyday users alike.