Allen Elishewitz, the acclaimed Canyon Lake, Texas, knifemaker designed the CRKT production version of his Anubis (the jackal-headed god of the underworld, according to ancient Egyptian mythology). Our CRKT Anubis™ shows its lineage as an Elishewitz shape, with the benefits of advanced production technology.
The blade shape is uniquely Allen's, with a pronounced drop point, long spine and a high hollow grind, resulting in strength and cutting power. For superior edge retention, we use AUS 8 stainless steel in a non-reflective bead-blast finish. It is available in both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge grinds. A gold-plated Elishewitz logo is inset into the stainless steel blade in the manner of custom knives.
Lubrous washers and brass bearings at the blade pivot assure fast either-hand opening, using dual checkered thumb studs which also act as blade stops.
The button lock gives absolute steel-on-steel lockup. We have added a version of our patented AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety, giving extra security against accidental closing. To fold the knife, you must pull back the safety lever and press the button at the same time.
Allen's design also features an unusual open build with a glass filled nylon spine back spacer that allows easy cleaning of the blade groove. Construction is stainless steel for the frame with injection-molded glass filled nylon scales and an inset brushed stainless steel bolster at the butt. The handle perfectly fits the average adult hand. Dual reliefs at the finger choil aid grip, and make opening easier.
Everything about the Anubis shouts strength. It has the rigidity, sure lockup and heft of folders costing twice as much.
Of course, in the CRKT tradition, all models come with a removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip, and all fasteners are Torx®.
This is a sport and work knife that is built to be around for a long, long time. Who knows? Like Anubis, it may prove to be immortal.