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COAST, based in Portland, Oregon, is one of the largest manufacturers of high-quality multi-tools, knives, and innovative LED products. Henry W. Brands founded COAST in 1919 near the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The company can pride itself on being the first knifemaker in Oregon—generations of salmon fishermen have relied on the COAST filleting knife and loggers have relied on the COAST work knife. Over the years COAST has continued where Henry left off—developing tools for professionals and those who work like professionals. COAST soon became a pioneer in multifunctional pocket tools, consisting of pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, wrenches, saws, blades, and other tools. 99 years after its foundation, the COAST portfolio comprises high-quality products for indoor and outdoor use—innovative and high-quality LED torches, headlamps, camping lights, knives, and multifunctional tools for almost every area of application.

COAST products have been selected several times for the U.S. Olympic Team, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Squadron, N.F.L., U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army, Navy Seals, C.I.A., and F.B.I. The company has a distribution network with more than 10,000 offices in the U.S.A. alone and in more than 30 other countries. Their products are sold around the globe.

Looking back over the last 100 years, it's easy to say that the Pacific Northwest is now a little less tough than 1919. The true origins of COAST products have never changed—they are built for the working professional and are the result of insight, innovation, problem solving, hard work, and craftsmanship.

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