PORTLAND, Ore. – November 17, 2022 – COAST’s new 1919 Founder’s Collection of heritage-inspired knives is designed for everyday use with a streamlined, sophisticated look in the pocket, on the desk, or out on the job. The SELECT™ and ORIGIN™ knives are constructed from top-grade materials to perform flawlessly for a lifetime like all COAST knives—but their tailored aesthetics make the knives equally at home on the avenue as they are out on an adventure.
The SELECT™ knife is intentionally discreet, perfect for those who prefer to carry a knife inconspicuously. Available in three models, variations of the SELECT™ are distinguished by handle colors and materials and blade finishes: linen micarta handles for a soft but sturdy feel, a sleek aluminum handle for simplicity, and a titanium nitride blade coating for bold looks and added wear-resistance. Users can personalize the Select knife by changing out the colored detail pin (two included with purchase) to match their own style.
The ORIGIN™ knife recalls an earlier time with its stiletto-like looks and all-metal construction. Long, sleek, and aggressive, this knife is the epitome of design efficiency—ideally suited to the user who needs everyday function but wants timeless style. Also available in three models, ORIGIN™ options differ by handle and blade finishes. A glass bead-finished aluminum handle defines simplicity, where the titanium nitride black coating (with or without brass screws on the handle) adds intrigue and wear-resistance.
The all-new 1919 Founder’s Collection celebrates the pioneering character of COAST’s founder Henry W. Brands, who launched the company more than a century ago with the development of an innovative fillet knife for cannery workers. Like all COAST cutting and lighting products, the new SELECT™ and ORIGIN™ knives are quality-guaranteed and backed by a lifetime warranty.
COAST was founded in 1919 by Henry W. Brands, a clear-eyed inventor who saw how improved knife designs could make workers’ lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable. Today, the company is still family-owned and operated, now in its fourth generation, and the core mission remains the same. That’s why professionals in the world’s toughest lines of work rely on COAST lights, knives, multi-tools, and safety gear to excel on the job—and then to make the most of the weekend. COAST products are designed for a purpose, built with top-grade materials, and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Pricing and availability
The new COAST ORIGIN™ and SELECT™ knives are now available in multiple colors and finishes on Amazon.com and CoastPortland.com for $49.99.