Columbia River describes this item as follows:
Here at Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) we're inspired by great
design. Our I.D. Works products are not tools you will find anywhere
else. We're motivated by design that is both inspired and functional, as
created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor
Leonardo da Vinci, who said "observe everything" in nature. We've
partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this
vision of putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and
ergonomic shapes, sometimes whimsical, always useful. These unique tools
make up our growing I.D. Works line. Put them to use, enjoy them, and
always remember what inspires you!
Our Flux modular tool system is another creative design by Launce Barber
and Tom Stokes as a part of our I.D. Works tool family. It is a
lightweight, high-tech system designed for people with active outdoor
This exciting system was named the 2009 Most Innovative Imported Design
at the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, when it was first displayed in
May of 2009.
At the core of the Flux system is the lightweight aluminum carabiner
chassis which allows tools to be quickly selected, attached, and clipped
on clothing and gear. Two chassis are available; one with dual rails
which will hold any two Flux tools, and one with a single rail which
provides a carabiner for any single Flux tool. Note: Flux carabiners are
non-weight-bearing and must not be used as a climbing aid.
We are marketing the Flux system in value clampacks which include two
tool components and a double chassis. The GoNerd Pack (Flux Driver and
Flux Flash Drive) is aimed at those in the high tech world who might be
swapping out a hard drive at one moment, and transferring data at the
Flux Driver. This hex driver functions as a standard screwdriver and as
a T-handle driver, depending on where the bit extension adapter is
placed. It includes three hex bits (one Phillips, two flat) which each
have small ball detents to hold them securely in the driver handle until
needed. The Driver's utility is enhanced by a small L.E.D. work light
near the tip to light the work space.
Flux Flash Drive. Everyone today needs a flash drive to transfer files.
Just press the button on the Flash Drive holder, and the 2 GB Micro SD
USB Flash Drive flips out for instant use. There is also a small storage
compartment in the handle which will hold extra memory cards.
Using the Flux system, the lightweight tools are easy to select and
carry for any activity. Just "pick and click" the tool you need.
See all components of the Columbia River Flux Pick & Click Tool System.
About the Knife Designer
Launce Barber is dedicated to discovering great design ideas by using
the most fundamental tool we all share in common–our creative minds. His
focus is to produce innovative and creative design by discovering
elegant new solutions for old problems. He feels that it's very
important to partner with individuals and companies that are leaders in
their industry and understand and share his long-term vision for a
product. Product design is not static even after the product hits the
store shelves–it's dynamic. Launce and his long time engineering and
design partner, Tom Stokes, have won numerous awards for product design
including the prestigious international if Product Design Award Silver
2004, Most Innovative Import Design of the Year (Blade Magazine 2003),
Best in Show (SHOT Show 2003), Best Buy of The Year (Blade Show &
International Cutlery Fair 2007), SHOT Show's Best (Army Times 2007),
2008 IWA International Knife Award, and 2008 Blade Show Accessory of the
Year. Launce and Tom's design collaborations and vision brought life to
the I.D. Works line.