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Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— May 29, 2014

Innovative locking tail on new folding fillet knife makes cleaning fish a snap.

CRKT is partnering with Ken Steigerwalt to launch the Clark Fork™ fillet knife and it couldn’t happen soon enough. The days of cumbersome and unsafe folding fillet knives are over.

Steigerwalt has created a truly unique handle design. It houses a tail mechanism that protects the blade when closed and then folds into the handle for a secure lockup of the blade when it’s open. There’s no more risk of blades closing midway through filleting, be it on the kitchen table or the tackle box. A double injection molded handle also provides a secure grip and the knife is light enough to throw in a backpack for easy use. It’s the kind of knife Ken has wanted to create for a while as he recalls the story behind it.

“I’ve been an avid trout fisherman for many years. I would have liked to go on all day hunting and fishing trips but could never find a lightweight fillet knife that would fit into my fishing vest. So I realized I just had to make one myself.”

Just like any great fish story, the Clark Fork™ fillet knife gets bigger as it unfolds. When fully open the blade is a long 10.940”.

The Clark Fork™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $19.99.


SKU: 3085
Blade: Edge: Plain
  Length: 10.940” (277.9 mm)
  Steel: 5Cr13MoV, 53-55 HRC
  Thickness: 0.060” (1.5 mm)
  Finish: Satin
Closed: 7.130” (181.0 mm)
Open: 10.940” (280.0 mm)
Weight: 1.8 oz. (51.0 g)
Handle: Glass Filled Nylon w/Plastic Insert
Style: Folding Knife w/Tail Lock

Patent Pending

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