EDC For CCW: CRKT “Tighe Dye” Flipper

Looking for all the world like a small dagger from Assassin’s Creed, CRKT’s new Tighe Dye isn’t exactly what it seems to be. But for a single-purpose defensive knife it still looks pretty neat . . .

It looks like a double-edged fixed blade, but CRKT reveals that it’s actually a flipper with a single-sided spear point. I couldn’t tell it from this picture, but the 3.9″ AUS 8 blade is unsharpened on the false reverse edge.

Spear points don’t make the best general-purpose knives, but this preserves the enhanced piercing ability of the spear point blade while avoiding being a prohibited ‘dirk’ or ‘dagger’ under many state laws.

It goes on sale soon for $89.99. If you get your mitts on one, shoot me an email and let me know what you think of it.


  1. Matt in FL says:

    Single position, tip-down clip. I think if I was into carrying a knife for self-defense, which I’m not, this might be a decent one. The problem is whatever knife I’m carrying gets used for all manner of non-defensive stuff, and I don’t think that’d be a good thing for this knife.

    1. Chris Dumm says:

      Exactly: A partial spear point, with a short reverse swedge, might be much more useful for routine day-to-day uses.

      1. Mr. Lighter says:

        My EDC knife is a Benchmade 530s (it has a spear point), and it serves me well in pretty much every situation. As of late, it’s been living in the top of my riding boot (I work at a barn), and it’s been a wonderful tool.

        So, a spear point can be a good EDC knife, if a little uncommon.

  2. Pat says:

    Cool to have. Not cool to carry on you, when other options work about as well and wont get stolen by a cop or put you in a jam for no reason. Defensively, a good serrated slasher like an Endura can work even better, if your trying to just get away.

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EDC For CCW: CRKT “Tighe Dye” Flipper

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