ABC Aqua PR
For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010
Jim Hammond’s A.B.C. Aqua.
We have All Bases Covered with this knife/sheath system. It’s the
ultimate dive and whitewater knife, with two sets of scales included and
a special combo blade grind.
Jim Hammond is an active outdoorsman as well as a custom knifemaker and
Knifemakers’ Guild member. When his diving and whitewater friends pointed out the
need for a better multipurpose fixed blade, he developed his custom A.B.C. (All Bases
Covered) knife/sheath system. The Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) production
version is faithful to Jim’s designs and priced to put it within reach of everyone who
depends on a knife in or near the water.
The blunt-tipped A.B.C. Aqua is designed to fill all the needs of the scuba diver and
whitewater enthusiast in a single knife. The bottom hollow ground Razor-Sharp edge is
suited to fine cutting tasks. The spine incorporates a Triple-Point™ Serrated edge ideal for
rapid rough cutting through cord, nets, fishing line, kelp, and for safe release of
The combo and razor edge grinds are equal in length, starting at 0.75” from the blade
tip, which ensures that the blunt point won’t pierce air compartments if accidentally
dropped. It is also an indispensable work tool for swift water rescue teams, paramedics,
and law enforcement.
The blade is a full-tang skeletonized design of premium AUS 8 stainless steel. For
maximum corrosion resistance, the steel is first mirror polished to close the pores, and
then black titanium nitride coated. The finger choils are heavily friction grooved for sure
The A.B.C. Aqua comes with two sets of injection-molded Zytel® scales, in black and
high-visibility yellow, both with an aggressive texture for grip. A tool is also included to
allow you to quickly switch scales, which are held in place by corrosion-resistant Torx®
The Zytel sheath with dual attachment panels and black stainless spring steel clip
allows eight carry modes and countless variations. Black finish brass Chicago screws
allow adjustment of the knife compression fit into the sheath. Equally important, they are
used for a multitude of attachment orientations: on diving buoyancy compensators and
pocket flaps, webbing, with dive leg straps, on PFDs, or with a neck cord.
Strong. Simple. Versatile. Extremely corrosion resistant. You have all bases covered,
at an MSRP of only $79.99.
Hammond A.B.C. Aqua
Blunt Dive Blade,
Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
Length: 3.75” (95 mm)
Thickness: 0.16” (4.0 mm)
Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
Overall length: 8.5” (216 mm)
4.6 oz. (130 g)
A.B.C. Sheath (included with knife)
5.37” (136 mm)
2.50” (64 mm)
3.4 oz. (96 g)
All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories
of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are
distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers
knowledgeable service and are available from www.crkt.com or other reputable web site
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