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Cicada 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

Yes, Inspired Design works.®

The cool CRKT® Cicada™ is a compact knife, scissors, L.E.D. flashlight,

and bottle opener with a unique carry caddy.

Here at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) we’re inspired by great design. Our

I.D. Works® products are not tools you will find anywhere else. We’re motivated by

design that is both inspired and functional, as created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor,

architect, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who said “observe everything” in nature.

We’ve partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this vision of

putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and ergonomic shapes, sometimes

whimsical, always useful. These unique tools make up our growing I.D. Works® line. Put

them to use, enjoy them, and always remember what inspires you!

Our Cicada™ is a lightweight and compact outdoor tool designed by Dana Bainbridge

and Joseph Sundby of Roundhouse Design Collective. It’s a folding knife, mini-scissors,

L.E.D. flashlight, and bottle opener. It has an organic, oval shape which fits very nicely

in the palm.

The unique injection-molded Zytel® carry caddy gives instant access to the Cicada tool

by pinching two detents. The sheath features a stainless steel clip with a retaining lip,

allowing it to securely attach to belts, webbing, or personal flotation device accessory

panels. The clip can also be used as a money clip.

The body of the Cicada is durable stainless steel and Zytel, and contains a bright

L.E.D. flashlight. Just slide the button forward to turn the light on, and back to turn it off.

The 1.38” drop-point blade is high-carbon stainless steel with a Razor-Sharp edge. An

oval thumb hole allows fast opening with either hand.

A mini-scissors folds out to handle all sorts of small trimming tasks.

The butt of the Cicada is a large and functional bottle opener, ideal for microbrews.

Weight of the Cicada tool alone is only 2.0 ounces.

So here’s another I.D. Works tool that stands alone. Yes, it’s versatile and whimsical,

but it is also a tough work tool that can handle many tasks. And it is also very affordable

with MSRP of only $29.99.

The Cicada is available in retail clampack as the 5450C.




Knife, mini-scissors, L.E.D. flashlight, bottle opener, carry caddy with clip.


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Blade Length:

1.38” (35 mm)

Blade Thickness:

0.08” (1.9 mm)

Handle Length:

3.00” (76 mm)

Sheath Length:

3.25” (83 mm)

Sheath Width:

1.88” (48 mm)

Tool Weight:

2.0 oz. (57 g)


Two CR927 3V Lithium


$29.99 US

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty. On those CRKT

products which contain an L.E.D. flashlight, the light mechanism has a 90-day limited

warranty to the original purchaser against defects in material or manufacturing.

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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