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

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 steel-on-steel lockup. We have also added an automated liner safety which is the locking liner safety innovation taken to the next level. The automated liner safety sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use. To close the knife, pull the red button safety lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.

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.

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.


1120: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
1121: Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
Blade: Length: 3.50” (89 mm)
Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)
Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)
Open: Overall length: 8.125” (206 mm)
Weight: 6.4 oz. (181 g)
MSRP: $99.99 US
1120K: Black finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
1121K: Black finish, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
MSRP: $119.99 US

Founded in 1994, CRKT® is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design. For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email:, on the web:

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