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Has anybody handled one of the CRKT Tighe Tac's yet ???

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing Archive' started by DeadinNC, Feb 25, 2001.

  1. DeadinNC


    Jan 7, 1999
    I'm thinking about picking one of these up soon and would just like to hear about it from some of you guys. Let me know about the quality and fit and finish.



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  2. Dexter Ewing

    Dexter Ewing Moderator & Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1998
    Hey Mike! I got one coming in early part of this week. I'll post scans and first impressions of it here.

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  3. DeadinNC


    Jan 7, 1999
    Thanks man. Thinking about making it a project knive for scales and maybe some new bolsters.



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  4. Rick

    Rick Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 1998
    Brian handed me one at the Vegas show, and I was really impressed. I’m not sure that the knife I handled was a factory proto or one of the regular production run, but it was pretty close to the real (custom) thing. The blade was well centered and symmetrically ground, the lock seemed secure without sticking, and the entire knife felt strong and light weight. IMHO, it was the best thing CRKT has done to date. The steel, finish, and attention to fine detail are, of course, much better on the handmade, but the gap between the copy and the custom is not as wide as it used to be before CRKT and Brian got together.
  5. sniperboy

    sniperboy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    in my opinion the tighe tac seemed rather boxy, although a good translation of the custom copy I felt that CRKT shoudl have bought the rights to the (tighe pan?) i forget but one of Tighe sleeker customs.. all my whining is all aesthetics though. for the price the finish is grreat.

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  6. Guest

    got one, it's not bad for a crkt, the main problem i see is that the tightness of the blade from crkt is hit or miss of the three my store got in one was too loose by far, one was way too tight, and one was pretty damned good. guess which one i took.
  7. mr44


    Dec 16, 1999
    Well, the pivot tension is adjustable...
  8. Bugs3x


    Feb 21, 2001
    Have had mine a few days now.

    The fit of the bolster/scale underneath the clip isn't right. The scale is at least 1/32nd of an inch high, maybe close to 1/16th. It looks to me almost as if the Zytel has a memory, and because it isn't attached to the liner there, that it sprung up a bit.

    As I said, it's underneath the clip, so you have to look for it. The other side is perfect. My action is probably the best of my CRKTs. Smooth, easy, good lockup. Whacked spine a couple times, no problems.

    An earlier post called it boxy -- I think I'd use the word angular. It isn't really uncomfortable in the hand, but you can feel most of the edges. It is in no way rounded. I like the thumb stud better than the disk on the Point Guard by a wide margin. Came very sharp out of the box.

    I had awful high expectations for this knife, because I think it so gorgeous. Guess I'm slightly disappointed, yet awfully glad I got it. Make any sense? I do think I'll replace my LUS as left pocket backup with it, and tuck the LUS in my fanny pack.

    By the way, got mine at Bayou Lafourche, and was very pleased with the service and the price! Roger is very good to deal with, in my limited experience. I know I'll be buying from him in future, over almost all other net dealers.

    Hope this helps,


  9. shootist16

    shootist16 knife law moderator Moderator

    Dec 25, 1998
    Just got some of the Tighe Tacs in. I think Columbia River did a pretty good job with this one. The bolsters are a nice touch at this price point. The ones I got in lock up good also.

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  10. Cosmic Superchunk

    Cosmic Superchunk

    Jan 28, 2001
    I just ordered one from 1 stop. Is the Tighe Tac worth it?
  11. Coonskinner


    Mar 28, 2001
    I bought one, and have no complaints whatsoever about fit, finish, or lockup. I only wish they would have at least used AUS8.

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