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Anubis 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 15, 2009

The Elishewitz Anubis™ is a serious knife from a serious knifemaker.

This is one hefty and secure open-build button lock, available in black

or sport dress.

Allen Elishewitz, the acclaimed Canyon Lake, Texas, knifemaker, designed the

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) production version of his Anubis (the jackal-

headed god of the underworld, according to ancient Egyptian mythology). Our Anubis™

shows its lineage as an Elishewitz shape, with the benefits of advanced production


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, resulting in the strongest lock possible.

We have added a version of our patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety, giving maximum

security against accidental closing. To fold the knife, you must pull back the safety lever and

press the button at the same time, making accidental release during vigorous use just about


Allen’s design also features an unusual open build with a Zytel® spine back spacer that

allows easy cleaning of the blade groove. Construction is stainless steel for the frame with

injection-molded Zytel 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.

Black-out models. We also offer black-on-black “K” models with titanium nitride blade

coating, plus black liners, bolsters, fasteners and clip.

Everything about the Anubis shouts strength. It has the rigidity, sure lockup and heft of

folders costing twice as much, and we welcome comparison.

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.

Manufacturer’s suggested list price for the standard bead-blast/black Anubis models is

$99.99, while the black “K” models have an MSRP of $119.99.



The combo-edged version is available in retail clampack as the 1121C.

*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822




Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge


Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)


Overall length: 8.125” (206 mm)


6.4 oz. (181 g)


$99.99 US


Black finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Black finish, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge


$119.99 US

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 reputable web site purveyors.

For information on the Anubis, other CRKT products, and the name of the CRKT

dealer nearest you, call (503) 685-5015 or (800) 891-3100 or fax (503) 682-9680, or

write Columbia River Knife & Tool, 18348 SW 126th Place, Tualatin, OR 97062 for a

free brochure. Reach us via e-mail at Our web site is

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