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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:

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

worst abuse.

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


C/K Dragon™


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)


$89.99 US

C/K Dragon Sheath (included with knife)

Material: Kydex

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 Our web site is

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