Posts Tagged ‘folding knives’

Ron Lake: The Man behind the Rapid Response Design

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

When we decided to design a new line of folding knives that would blow away the competition in terms of utility and convenience, we naturally turned to one of the most sought-after custom knife makers in the world – who also happens to live right in our backyard.

Ron Lake, a resident of Eugene, Ore., has been making knives for more than 40 years. His creations have earned him media attention, numerous awards and have even ended up in collections at the Smithsonian Institute and other museums. Recently, he applied his genius to designing our Rapid Response hunting knives, whose innovative Blade Assist Technology makes them some of the most impressive folding knives we’ve ever seen.


Knife World Reviews the COAST Products Rapid Response Knives

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Rapid Response KnivesOur new Rapid Response knives are making their way around the globe and getting tons of positive feedback – most recently in a feature article in Knife World magazine.

These simple yet elegant folding knives, designed by custom knife maker Ron Lake, are notable primarily for their Blad Assist technology, a system “that’s unlike anything ever made before.” The roller-bearing design reduces friction and allows the knife to spring open smoothly and cleanly with just the nudge of a thumb.


Video Review of COAST Rapid Response Knife Highlights

Monday, April 30th, 2012
Rapid Response 3.90

Rapid Response 3.90

If you want to see the new Blade Assist Technology on our new line of Rapid Response knives in action, check out this video review by Randall, a law enforcement officer who writes at


Our Picks for this Year’s Best Groomsmen Gifts from COAST

Monday, April 30th, 2012

wedding tableWe’re heading into wedding season, which means there are quite a few prospective grooms out there who are probably wondering what the heck to give as groomsmen gifts. It can be tough to find just the right gift – you want to give them something they’ll like and use, without spending a lot of money.

Here at COAST, we’ve got just the gifts you’re looking for. From folding knives to LED flashlights, you’ll find plenty of quality, useful gift ideas at an affordable price. Here are our top three picks for groomsmen gifts:


Rapid Response Knives: What Is Blade Assist Technology

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Some people say humans are the most successful species on earth because we specialize. If each of us had to figure out how to grow food, for instance, our complex civilizations would not exist. Through trade and barter, humans have been able to achieve what we have Folding Knife Imageprecisely because we don’t have to understand everything about our lives. The new line of Rapid Response Knives with Blade Assist Technology by COAST exemplifies the accomplishments our species can attain through specialization.

Setting the Stage: An Overview of Blade-Assist Technology


How to Say Happy Valentine’s Day to Your Outdoor Enthusiast

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Multi-Tool LoveJust because Valentine’s Day occurs during the heart of the winter season doesn’t mean you can’t start looking forward to hiking and camping again when those warmer spring and summer days return. Indeed, in some parts of the world, Valentine’s Day is considered the first sign of spring.

This year, consider some helpful gadgets for your outdoor-loving significant other – such as an LED flashlight, folding knives or multi-tools. An LED flashlight may not sound like a romantic gift, but keep in mind that the gesture is a way of honoring your loved one’s hobby and letting him or her know you understand how important it is.


Save Money With a Multi-Tool

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

coast pocket tool box
The country may be slowly inching its way out of a recession, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t still looking for savings. What better way to save money than to buy an all-in-one multi-tool? Unlike single-use tools, multi-tools are cheaper, more portable and often easier to use. Here are three of our favorites:

1. Coast Pocket Tool Box
This small, versatile tool does the work of a number of common single-use tools. The stainless steel, 3.75-inch design holds four wrenches, a bottle opener, knife, file blade, nail pick, ruler, saw blade, and large and small Phillips screwdrivers. This is the perfect multi-tool to have on hand in any situation.


Camping Essentials: The Knife

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Camping in different climates necessitates different needs.  Snow camping is obviously different from camping on desert plains, so having the right gear for the right environment is crucial for a successful trip.  There are, however, a couple of essentials that transcend location and are just good tools to have anywhere you camp.

A good knife, for instance.