I hold an extensive background in the Tool and Die trade and have completed four College courses in metallurgy as well as having a solid foundation in design, construction and heat treating. Also I benefit greatly in having skills as a professional photographer. Many photos of my work have been published in BLADE magazine, Knives Illustrated, Tactical Knives and American Handgunner as well as David Darom's first book "Art and Design in Modern Custom Knives". I have spent the last eighteen years honing my skills as a quality knife maker having specialized in folding knives, however within this last few years I have decided to introduce and have developed the first Button Lock Flipper knives three models the "Tighe Coon", "Tighe One On" and the "Twist Tighe" with more to come. I also make Tactical and Art Knives, with Liner Lock and Frame Lock construction. I enjoy working in varying styles as I find the change challenging and refreshing. All my knives carry a distinctive Brian Tighe trade mark look and support important design features found on each model utilizing space age materials and exotic blade steels. I prefer to employ a combination of High Tech materials with high tech styling. The Tactical models have Titanium liners and bolsters, scales are G10 or carbon fiber, blade steels range from BG 42, RWL 34, Duratech 20V, D2, A2, CPM S30V, CPM S60V (CPM 440V) to CPM S90V (CPM 420V) The art knives I produce have a combination of classic lines with a high tech twist and variety of scale materials are available including Exotic Woods, Mother of Pearl's, Mammoth Tooth and Fossil Ivory's. I enjoy working with Damascus steels made by various Blade Smith's and Damasteel , these include mosaic and Stainless Damascus. Currently I am also working with Columbia River Knife and Tool, the My Tighe Assisted Opener in two sizes and Tighe Breaker Assisted Opener are being produced by CRKT with more models to come. I take great pride in the production of quality handmade knives and it is my sincere hope that you find my site both enjoyable and informative.