Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT)—widely recognized for innovation, craftsmanship, and purpose-driven products—and Hogue Knives, a leading US-manufacturer of precision-built knives, announced a partnership this week focused on the next generation of CRKT knives.
The alliance melds two of the top names in the knife and tool industry, aligning CRKT’s acumen for design with Hogue’s trade expertise in form, function and ergonomics. The partnership kicked off at SHOT Show 2023 with the launch of two new US-made CRKT knives, the Definitive and LCBK, and will continue moving forward as the two brands collaborate on future projects.
“We’ve known the team at Hogue Knives for quite some time and their sterling reputation in the marketplace is well deserved,” said Doug Flagg, vice president of marketing and innovation at CRKT. “As we looked towards partners in U.S. manufacturing, they were an obvious fit in helping us develop top-notch American-made knives and we couldn’t be more pleased to be working with them.”
Hogue Inc., parent company of Hogue Knives, began its journey with the manufacture of handgun grips and rifle stocks, each made in the United States. The brand’s early success set the stage for the company to expand offerings into the knife market and both facets of the business have become synonymous with American-made quality and tradition.
“Today we manufacture knives in collaboration with major firearm brands such as SIG Sauer and Heckler and Koch, and feature designs with key industry names, including Boker, Jesper Voxnaes and Kyle Lamb, so this partnership with CRKT is a natural extension for our business,” said Jim Bruhns, president of Hogue Knives. “CRKT’s penchant for design and willingness to take risks and stand out fits right in with the ethos here at Hogue Knives and we’re excited for what the future holds for both brands.”