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PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release.

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

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: info@crkt.com

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

The successful CRKT® Bear Claw™ series was designed for those times

when you wish your knife was part of your hand.

Russ Kommer is a bright young custom knifemaker who worked for many years in

Anchorage, Alaska, where conditions are rugged, either from the climate or the work

folks are doing. He thought a knife that was easy to grip and hard to lose would be a big

hit, and since he made the first Bear Claw™, he hasn’t been able to meet the demand. His

original concept was a self-defense knife for women that would be lightweight, easy to

access and control. But it seems that every parachutist, bush pilot and commercial

fisherman who sees one, wants one.

As a result, Russ and Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) teamed up to make the

production Bear Claw, a cutting machine that, thanks to the generous size finger hole,

acts just like an extension of your hand. It is the perfect emergency cutting tool for

anyone who needs to quickly cut rope, webbing or netting, especially if their life is going

to depend on it.

The Bear Claw is available in three blade styles: Razor-Sharp and full Triple-Point™

Serrated with pointed tip, plus Triple-Point™ Serrated with tear drop tip for fast cutting

without danger of point penetration—ideal for law enforcement and emergency rescue

personnel. Blades are full-tang, taper-ground AUS 4 stainless steel with a fine bead-blast

finish. Friction grooves are placed on the blade spine, choil and near the tip for maximum

blade control and safety. The contoured Zytel® handle fills the hand neatly. The Bear

Claw weighs in at a lightweight but stout 3.2 oz. (The tear drop model is a bit heavier.)

We’ve developed one of our CRKT trademark high-tech sheaths for the Bear Claw

that’s only 1.1 oz. of tough, durable, injection-molded Zytel. It allows efficient quick

release of the knife—just thumb push against the sheath to release smoothly and

quietly—or give a sharp pull.

It features molded-in threaded fittings for attachment of the new wider black stainless

steel pocket clip at either end, using the Torx® tool and screws provided.

The sheath also has a total of seven lanyard holes and belting slots to permit a variety of

carry positions, and a lanyard is provided.

The Bear Claw is protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty. Manufacturer’s

suggested retail price for each Bear Claw, complete with sheath, is $44.99.

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Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge with Pointed Tip

Length: 2.375” (60 mm)

Thickness: 0.13” (3.3 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Weight: 3.2 oz. (91 g)

Overall length: 5.75” (146 mm)

$44.99 US

Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge with Tear Drop Tip

Length: 2.375” (60 mm)

Thickness: 0.13” (3.3 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Weight: 3.4 oz. (96 g)

Overall length: 5.75” (146 mm)

$44.99 US

Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge with Pointed Tip

Length: 2.375” (60 mm)

Thickness: 0.13” (3.3 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Weight: 3.2 oz. (91 g)

Overall length: 5.75” (146 mm)

$44.99 US

Specifications

Bear Claw™

2500:

Blade:

Knife:

MSRP:

2510:

Blade:

Knife:

MSRP:

2515:

Blade:

Knife:

MSRP:

Bear Claw Sheath (included with knife)

Material:

Black Zytel®

Overall length:

4.25” (108 mm)

Width:

1.81” (46 mm)

Weight:

1.1 oz. (31 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 www.crkt.com or other reputable web site

purveyors.

www.crkt.com

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