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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

This classic new CRKT® Delegate™ knife line is suitable for the Founding Fathers,

with our revolutionary Fire Safe™ thumb stud release and OutBurst assist.

If you were a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadephia in 1787, you would

feel right at home with new Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) line of gentleman’s

folders, so we’re calling it the Delegate™ line. Classic knifemaking tradition comes through in

their understated design and use of natural materials.

But like the Founding Fathers, there is a revolutionary aspect to this line. We have

incorporated our patented OutBurst® assist with our patent-pending* Fire Safe™ release

mechanism which is built into the thumb stud.

When the blade is closed, it is securely held in place by the OutBurst spring bias, and is also

locked in place by the Fire Safe pin in the locking liner, which engages the blade.

To open the blade, simply press in on the Fire Safe thumb stud, and rotate it forward to

begin blade opening. Once the blade is open approximately 30 degrees, the OutBurst assist

takes over and instantly completes the opening action. In practice, one-handed opening is a

fast, single movement of the thumb.

This system provides exceptional safety because it is very difficult, if not impossible, to

open the blade accidentally. Bumping or pressing the thumb stud does nothing. The user must

know the secret rotating action to open the blade.

Delegate™ EDC. Our two larger Delegate models have 3.125” drop point blades of

premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel. Our rigid InterFrame build uses stainless steel liners, one

locking, with black anodized 6061 aluminum bolsters and inlaid scales. The bright model

1055 has a satin blade and white bone scale inlays, while the dark model 1055W has a black

oxide-coated blade with cocobolo wood scales. Both models feature a high-mounted stainless

steel clip.

Delegate™ Gentleman. We also offer a smaller Gentleman’s Delegate model with a three-

inch blade and a weight of only 1.7 ounces. It is noteworthy for its custom-style black G10

bolster perfectly inlaid with a light burl scale. It also has a custom stainless steel clip.

Our founders were a thrifty bunch, so another revolutionary statement made by the Delegate

line is their remarkably affordable retail prices. The Delegate EDC models have an MSRP of

only $59.99, while the smaller Delegate Gentleman is just $49.99 MSRP.

They could be a shot heard round the cutlery world.

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Specifications

Delegate™ Gentleman

1053W:

Satin Blade, G10 Bolsters, Burl Scales,

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Blade:

Length: 3.00” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.096” (2.4 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 6.50” (165 mm)

Weight:

1.7 oz. (48 g)

MSRP:

$49.99 US

Delegate™ EDC

1055:

Satin Blade, Aluminum Bolsters, White Bone Scales,

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Weight:

2.7 oz. (77 g)

1055W:

Black Blade, Aluminum Bolsters, Cocobolo Scales,

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Weight:

2.6 oz. (74 g)

Blade:

Length: 3.125” (79 mm)

Thickness: 0.098” (2.5 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 7.00” (178 mm)

MSRP:

$59.99 US

*Patent pending

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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