Born in Oregon in 1994, CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) is an American company known for distinction in design, selection, and quality. For more than 20 years, CRKT has put innovation and integrity first, making a commitment to build products that inspire and endure.
CRKT's first hit model was the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple), first introduced at the 1997 SHOT Show. Compact, affordable, and innovative, the K.I.S.S perfectly represented the type of products CRKT would be known for over the ensuing 20 years. With most of their product line coming in at under $50, any knife collector can afford to try some of CRKT's innovative designs and groundbreaking technology. With collaborations in place with all of the top knife designers within the knife industry, you no longer need to spend thousands of dollars on a custom to get a piece from your favorite maker.