COAST Displays New Innovative LK375 Light Knife

High Performance LED Light Combined with Extremely Versatile Knife

Coast LK375 Light Knife
Coast LK375 Light Knife
COAST Products
COAST Products

Portland, OR -( We’ve all been in this situation: a sharp knife in one hand and a flashlight in the other, trying to make a decent cut, one-handed, in a dark environment.

If you’re lucky, you make a cut that’s “good enough”. That “good enough” cut may not be sufficient, however,especially while working in a time intensive contractor or DIY project environment. COAST Products customers have asked for a stand-alone tool that combines both a high quality knife with a quality, high-output light, one that places emphasis on safety, accuracy and peace-of-mind.

With 96 years of knife making combined with their industry leading flashlight technology, COAST exceeded customer expectations with the introduction of the new LK375 Light Knife. For maximum versatility in one tool, this new knife is ideal for contractors, remodelers, or home improvement enthusiasts in multiple jobsite situations. See the LK375 at the National Hardware Show (NHS) May 5-7, Booth 34053 and as a featured product at the New Product World’s Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery.

Their products offer advanced quality and innovation, the latest patented and proprietary features and technology, and are perfect for every professional, DIYer, retailer and distributor in the hardware and home improvement industry.

Innovative Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Create One-of-a-Kind Light Knife Providing effortless performance, day in and day out, COAST’s new LK375 is the first knife that includes a real, usable LED flashlight rated by the ANSI FL1 standard to 110 lumens. Powered by a single AAA battery (not button cells), the LK375 is truly a two in one tool, a high quality flashlight with a top-notch optic, the COAST Universal Spot Beam, and a one handed opening, partially serrated knife. The light will project a beam for 53 meters and will run for one hour and 30 minutes on high and over four hours on low. The LK375 is also waterproof rated to IPX7.

The LK375’s 110 lumen output provides exceptional light when working in a challenging, darkened area, while at remote job sites or in any low light or dark conditions. The LK375’s on and off button controls the on/off function and is easy and comfortable to reach with a thumb or one finger of the hand the knife is being held in. The switch function stays on momentarily and has low and high selection levels.

Exceptional Craftsmanship, Built to Last

The Light Knife features a heavy duty, drop point blade, an oval cut-out in the blade for fast, easy opening and a liner lock that automatically locks the blade in the open position. The blade has a partially serrated edge with glass bead finish that resists corrosion. It is 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) long, when closed, and 8.5 inches long (21.5 cm) when open, weighs 5.30 ounces and has a Polycarbonate handle housed in a stainless steel frame. The Light Knife has a pocket clip for convenient carry and the handle has thumb notching for added versatility and control. Resilient in all-environments and temperatures, the LK375 blade is made of high-quality 7Cr17 stainless steel, making it the ideal knife for a variety of jobsites.

Providing a consistent cut each time, along with an exceptional LED light, the LK375 also meets ANSI specifications. And, as with COAST’s entire product line, the new Light Knife is backed by a lifetime warranty.

LK375 Knife Specifications:

  • 2.75 mm, drop point, flat grind 7Cr17 stainless steel blade
  • Polycarbonate handle
  • 3.75 inch blade
  • 4.75 inches (120 mm) closed
  • 8.5 inches (216 mm) open
  • 5.2 ounces (150 grams)

LK375 Light Specifications:

  • Lumens: 110 (High), 29 (Low)
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes (High), 4 hours (Low)
  • Beam Distance: 174 feet (53 meters) on High, 88 feet (27 meters) on Low
  • IPX7-Rated: Waterproof
  • Battery: 1 AAA

“Our customers want a professional, high-quality knife with exceptional lighting capability. Our new LK375 delivers on this goal and is backed by extensive in-field and lab testing,” remarked David Brands, President of COAST. “The new LK375 has superior cutting capability, yet it also provides a strong light on nearly any project, making it the perfect tool for any home improvement enthusiast – and for builders, remodelers, or professional tradespersons. This multi-function knife and light makes everyday work and project experiences easier, much safer and more expeditious. This new Light Knife meets the rigorous daily standards for contractors and do-it-yourselfers to complete their tasks or projects.”

The LK375 Light Knife’s suggested retail is $58.99 and is available for shipments now. Follow COAST at one of the social media channels below for the latest information, or check the COAST website for the latest information.

National Hardware Show (NHS)
National Hardware Show (NHS)

About National Hardware Show

The National Hardware Show will be held on May 5-7, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and celebrates a rich history spanning 70 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes.

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About COAST Products – A History of Innovation

Well-known for their knives and multi-tools, for nearly 95 years, COAST is now a market leader in premium LED flashlights – developing innovative products trusted by everyone from the weekend warrior to the Navy Seals and soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. COAST’s technologically advanced products are safer and easier to use, while at the same time being extremely functional and enjoyable to own. COAST Products was founded as COAST Cutlery Company in 1919. Originally established to provide quality knives to the farmers, ranchers and workers of the Pacific Northwest, today COAST produces premium LED lighting products, including top-rated flashlights, headlamps and EAL (emergency area lighting), as well as fine-crafted knives and world class multi-tools. Every COAST product reflects an investment in skilled craftsmanship and quality materials and is backed by a COAST guarantee. COAST products are available from leading home centers, hardware stores, professional outlets, automotive stores and supplies, sporting goods stores, and numerous online retailers.

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