From: American Handgunner
By Pat Covert
“You’d need a calculator to count the number of custom knife-makers who have jumped into the tactical fray over the past five years. You can tally the cream of the crop on two hands, being sure to earmark one of those digits for knifemaker Brian Tighe. In a matter of just a couple of years Tighe (pronounced “Tie”) has risen from the rank and file of edged weapons artisans to the rarefied air of the top 10 elite.”
Canadian knife veteran Brian Tighe has spent the last 30 years honing his skills as a quality knife maker, creating award-winning knives that are consistently recognized in the industry for their bold sense of design, impeccable craftsmanship and precision engineering.
Brian Tighe specializes in custom folding tactical knives that combine high-tech materials with high-tech styling. Each blade is one-of-a-kind in style featuring original locks and steel designs known for their supreme functionality.
All of Brian’s tactical blades are made with top-quality Titanium, Carbon Fiber, Damasteel and other top-quality Stainless Steels. He is currently working with “Glow in the Dark” Carbon Fiber as well as “Glow in the Dark” inlays in various composites.
Brian’s knives have been featured in respected publications like BLADE magazine, Knives Illustrated, Tactical Knives and American Handgunner as well as in all four of David Darom’s books “The World of Art Knives”. Brian won “Most Innovative Design” at the 2010 and 2012 BLADE show.
Beyond his custom knife work, Brian has worked on production collaborations with Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) and Spyderco Knives. In June 2016, Brian launched his own line and business venture: Brian Tighe & Friends. BT&F specializes in bringing innovative and advanced technology to the mid-tech knife market making affordable, professional-grade folding knives, made in the USA and assembled by hand.
In June 2017 at BLADE Show BT&F were awarded “Most Innovated Design” for the Tighe Breaker Integral Automatic the 1st of its kind.