Columbia River Knife and Tool introduced a wide range of new products for 2016. Among them were a variety of knives and other tools in its Tactical line. Here is a quick look at three of them.
The Sangrador is a dagger style knife with a dual edged blade. Designed by Darrin William Sirois who comes from the special operations community, the Sangrador is part of the CRKT Forged by War program. CRKT uses SK5 steel for the 5.5″ fixed blade. The knife is black powder coated and has Tom Veff designed serrations on part of the blade. Handles are made of G10, and the knife comes with a sheath that is compatible with PALS webbing. The MSRP is $150.
Another fixed blade knife, the Shrill is design for boot carry and comes with a specially design sheath for that purpose. It has a 4.8″ blade with a spear point to “pierce anything in sight.” The blade is made of 8Cr13Mov steel and has a titanium nitride finish. The handle is made of a polished resin infused fiber that is similar to G10. The MSRP is $70.
Rounding out the new tactical tools is the Trencher. A new take on the entrenching tool concept, this 27″ shovel has a threaded locking collar to lock the tool head into one of three positions. Along one edge of the shovel head is a saw blade. The opposite side of the head has a beveled cutting blade. The tip of the shovel head is reinforced for prying. The Trencher comes with a nylon sheath and retails for $100.