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ABC Operators PR


For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail:

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The Hammond A.B.C. Operator’s Model.

We took Jim Hammond’s All Bases Covered concept and ground a

powerful Tanto blade. The result is the perfect fixed blade system for

emergency services and special forces.

One good idea often leads to another. As custom knifemaker Jim Hammond was

designing his A.B.C. (All Bases Covered) diving and whitewater knife/sheath system, it

suddenly became obvious that the system had all the qualities to make an excellent dry

land fixed blade—strength, a flat profile, carry versatility, corrosion resistance, and a

low-reflectance black finish.

And so the Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) pointed-tip A.B.C. Operator’s

Model was born, with a drop point dual grind Tanto Razor-Sharp blade, a false top edge

and Triple-Point™ Serrations. It is an ideal general-purpose fixed blade for hikers,

climbers, pilots, parachutists, and military personnel.

Like the A.B.C. Aqua, the blade is a full-tang skeletonized design of premium AUS 8

stainless steel, which takes an excellent edge and holds it through the roughest use. 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 black injection-molded Zytel® scales have an aggressive texture and are held in

place with corrosion-resistant Torx® fasteners.

The Zytel sheath with dual attachment panels and a black plated 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, so you can carry the knife inverted with confidence and fine-tune the draw.

Equally important, they can be used for a multitude of attachment orientations: on belts,

webbing, pocket flaps, with leg straps, on PFDs, or with a neck cord.

You decide how and where to carry the A.B.C. Operator’s Model. When you need it,

you can be sure it will be up to the task.

Best of all, you get the entire knife/sheath system for an MSRP of only $79.99.

It is available in retail clampack packaging as the 2605C.



Hammond A.B.C. Operator’s Model


Drop Point Tanto 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: 8.25” (210 mm)


4.0 oz. (113 g)


$79.99 US

A.B.C. Sheath (included with knife)



Overall length:

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 or other reputable web site


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