CRKT Knives (Columbia River Knife and Tool) was founded in 1994 by Paul Gillespie and Rod Bremer. They gained valuable insight into knife manufacturing while working at Kershaw Knives which led them to leave Kershaw and create CRKT (with Pete Kershaw's blessing). From day one, Gillespie and Brenner have put innovation and integrity first, working with some of most innovative designers in the industry. We knew early on that these knives were going to make it big in the industry and as such, we have carried CRKT Knives since the beginning. Innovative, quality craftsmanship can always be expected with this spectacular knife line.