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Badger 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

Barry Gallagher’s popular CRKT® Badger™ assisted opener features

our Fire Safe™ actuation as well as our patented OutBurst® assist.

You don’t have to be a rock star to afford this Barry Gallagher Badger™ folder by

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®).

As you know, Barry Gallagher is well known for his award-winning high-end custom art

knives. So we had a special challenge in producing Barry’s Badger™ design at a quality level

that would satisfy him, while keeping the price low enough to satisfy you.

The Badger features our patented OutBurst® assisted opening with the patent-pending* Fire

Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be

opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb

stud is nudged outward. Then the blade springs open instantly for use.

Yes, this is a design for right-hand opening, but it is the best integration of folder safety and

fast access that we have ever seen in sport and work folders.

This popular folder uses high-carbon 5Cr15MoV stainless steel for the 2.85” blade, and has

a nonreflective black oxide coating for maximum corrosion resistance. We call the blade

shape a “notched drop point” with a high hollow grind and a strong center spine. The result is

a blade with excellent slicing ability and good penetrating ability with minimum weight.

Our InterFrame locking liner build has two stainless steel liners, also black oxide finished,

and a black aluminum back spacer. For the Badger scales, we have created a special layered

green and black textured G10, which is CNC machined top and bottom to aid grip. As a final

touch, we added a removable custom stainless steel clip.

The effect from this knife is indistinguishable from the best custom builds. You can tell

your friends it’s a Barry Gallagher design, but you don’t have to mention the very

affordable price of only $59.99 MSRP.

*Patent pending




Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 2.85” (72 mm)

Thickness: 0.10” (2.5 mm)

Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC



Handle length: 3.88” (98 mm)


Overall length: 6.75” (171 mm)


2.7 oz. (77 g)


$59.99 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 or other reputable web site


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