C/K Dragon PR
For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: email@example.com
Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 15, 2009
Enter the C/K Dragon™, an unusual Pat Crawford/Bob Kasper
collaboration designed as a professional close combat fighting system.
It makes a neat utility knife, too.
Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) is gratified by the acceptance by professionals
of its fixed blade knife/sheath system, the C/K Dragon™. Bob Kasper, the late writer and
combat instructor, designed the basic outline of the C/K Dragon after ten years of study into
the principles of extreme in-close fighting developed by Dr. Gordon Eric Perrigard over
fifty years ago. These techniques use automatic conditioned reflexes with minimal body
movement. The knife is considered as part of the hand.
Bob sent his sketch to award-winning custom knifemakers Pat and Wes Crawford of
Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, who developed the handle scales. As Pat
Crawford says, “This knife is all business. I hope it will become a part of Bob’s legacy to
the professional martial arts community.”
Like its namesake, the C/K Dragon bites (with the tapered tip), claws (with the long
Wharncliffe cutting edge), and strikes (with the pommel) its adversary. We at CRKT
have engineered our production model to be as close as possible to the Crawford custom
Dragon, which has proven popular with law enforcement and military operators.
The 4.50” full-tang blade has a tapered Wharncliffe grind for great penetrating power.
It is made of exceptionally tough 9Cr18 high-chromium stainless steel to stand up to the
The handle features a deep finger choil and textured G10 scales with deep diagonal
grooves for optimum grip with gloved hands and under wet conditions, aided by deep
friction grooves at the thumb. At the pommel, a pointed metal hammer tip is useful for
window breaking and other tactical impact needs.
True to Bob Kasper’s concept, this is a knife with perfect balance that truly feels like
part of your hand. Mass is centered at the palm, and the tapered blade tip makes the
Dragon feel like a much smaller knife.
We’ve designed a lightweight Kydex sheath with a patented* multi-position clip, which
can be attached for vertical or horizontal carry on belts, webbing or equipment. Using the
MercHarness carry system, it can be carried comfortably under the arm. There is also a
hole at the butt of the knife for a lanyard or fob.
Despite its tactical intentions, we have found that thanks to its weight, balance, grip and long
precision cutting edge, the Dragon makes a very functional and versatile knife in the shop, too.
Priced at only $89.99, it is also an exceptional value. Enter the C/K Dragon.
*U.S. Patent No. 7,007,352
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Length: 4.50” (114 mm)
Thickness: 0.138” (3.5 mm)
Steel: 9Cr18, 58-60 HRC
Overall length: 9.25” (235 mm)
Weight: 4.3 oz. (122 g)
C/K Dragon Sheath (included with knife)
Overall length: 6.0” (152 mm)
Width: 2.5” (64 mm)
Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g)
Weight with Clip: 2.5 oz. (70 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 reputable web site purveyors.
For information on the C/K Dragon, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our web site is www.crkt.com.
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