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, alway 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 new 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 new 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 GoPlay™ Pack (Flux Wine Tool
and Flux L.E.D. Light) is a handy addition to almost any outdoor social
function, on the trail or in the backyard.
Flux™ Wine Tool. This is a sommelier's tool which includes a corkscrew,
foil knife with a serrated hawksbill blade, and a bottle opener. While
small and lightweight, the Wine Tool comes in very handy opening your
Flux™ L.E.D. Light. This is a small but powerful L.E.D. flashlight with
dual L.E.D.'s. Press the button once to light a single L.E.D.; press it
twice to light both L.E.D.'s for maximum light. A stainless steel pocket/gear
clip allows the Light to be attached to the bill of a cap, very useful
when hiking at night or searching for firewood.
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 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.