I appreciate knife companies that not only do in house designs but work with other knife makers to create some beautiful blades. When I think of collaborations, I immediately think of Columbia River Knife and a Tool. Founded by two guys in '94 that use to work at Kershaw, they have shaken up with industry time and time again. CRKT's commitment to design, craftsmanship, and functionality show in their incredible library of products. Over the decades they've released a dizzying array of knives and tools, and it's allowed the average Joe to enjoy incredible designs at an affordable price.