I hold an extensive background in the Tool and Die trade and have completed four College courses in metallurgy as well as having a solid foundation in design, construction and heat treating. Also I benefit greatly in having skills as a professional photographer. Many photos of my work have been published in BLADE magazine, Knives Illustrated, Tactical Knives and American Handgunner as well as David Darom's first book "Art and Design in Modern Custom Knives". I have spent the last twenty five years honing my skills as a quality knife maker having specialized in folding knives, however within this last few years I have decided to introduce and have developed the first "Button Lock Flipper" knives five models the "Tighe Coon", "Tighe One On","Twist Tighe Dagger", "Tighe Breaker" and the "Tighe Rade" with more to come. I also make Tactical and Art Knives, with the "Klecker" or "NIRK" Lock construction. I was awarded the "Most Innovative Design" award for the "NIRK Tighe" at the BLADE Show in 2010 and again in 2012 for the "Buy Tighe" design. I enjoy working in varying styles as I find the change challenging and refreshing. All my knives carry a distinctive Brian Tighe trade mark look and support important design features found on each model utilizing space age materials and exotic blade steels. I prefer to employ a combination of high tech materials with high tech styling. I am making my knives now with either the "Klecker" or "NIRK" Lock or the "Button Lock Flipper" and discontinuing the liner or frame locks as they are an inferior design with Flippers. The Tactical models are made of Titanium 6Al4V, scales / inlays are G10 or carbon fiber, blade steels range from BG 42, RWL 34, D2 and some A2. The art knives I produce have a combination of classic lines with a high tech twist and variety of scale materials are available including Exotic Woods, Mother of Pearl's, Mammoth Tooth and Fossil Ivory's. I enjoy working with Damascus Steel and have found Damasteel to be the very best in every regard being the only Powder Metal Stainless Damascus and producing the most constant results and patterns. Currently I am also working with Columbia River Knife and Tool, the My Tighe Assisted Opener in two sizes as well as the NIRK Tighe in two sizes and the Tighe Rod, Tighe Dye Dagger and the Tighe Coon available in the Summer of 2013 are being produced by CRKT with more models to come. I take great pride in the production of quality handmade knives and it is my sincere hope that you find my site both enjoyable and informative. 

Many thanks, Brian Tighe