I've owned and used Columbia River knives for a few years now.
My daily carry is a full size plain M21 that just feels like an extension of my hand, I also have numerous M16s and many other CRKT blades.
You could say I am a fan of their cutlery.
But for those of you that don't know they have recently made the LAWKS feature automatic, previously it was optional. It's a good feature but I don't want to have to use it when I don't want to and see this as a mistake by CRKT, they are trying to be too safe.
I was bought a new M16 for Christmas and noticed the change, the LAWKS lever is now bright red.
Now when you want to fold the knife it takes either a convoluted one handed action, or two hands. That isn't acceptable when with my M21 I can open and close with one hand in pitch darkness.
They've over-complicated a good thing.
Also, all previous CRKT knives of mine were made in Taiwan, this one is made in China. A subtle difference but the finish and materials seem poorer in comparison, for example the matt black paint on the blade has two areas where the paint is missing.
In short, I am anticipating the decline of the once great (for the price) CRKT. I hope they pull themselves back up, I may need to buy another M21 one day.