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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

CRKT® Carson Desert Tactical Folders with the AutoLAWKS™ safety.

Designed especially for coalition forces, these rugged folders are in wide

use by military personnel.

The service men and women of the coalition forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan

require cutting tools that can stand up to the harsh demands of the desert. The Carson

Desert Tactical Folders from Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) have been

developed specifically to blend into the desert environment.

Our two special M16 Zytel® models feature our super rigid InterFrame build with 420J2

stainless steel liners, threaded stainless steel back spacers, and Desert Camo pattern Zytel

scales. Blades are non-reflective bead-blast finished AUS 4 stainless steel. They blend and

almost disappear in the desert.

M16®-13ZM Military. This model features a 3.50” (89 mm) spear point blade and weighs

only 3.5 oz. (99 g). It is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum, and is usable

in a variety of carry positions. It comes with a removable clothing/gear clip.

M16®-14ZSF Special Forces. Our tactical SF models feature two Carson Flippers, resulting

in a true hilt when the blade is opened. Our Big Dog Zytel version has a 3.875” (98 mm) blade

and full-size handle with a pommel which is exceptionally powerful in tactical situations.

Weight is a hefty 6.3 oz. (179 g).

M16®-14D Desert Big Dog. This is an aluminum frame M16 in desert camo. The contoured

handles of 6061 T6 aluminum are hard anodized Desert Tan. The 3.875” (98 mm) AUS 8

stainless steel blade, chosen for edge retention and durability, receives a highly corrosion-

resistant Desert Tan non-reflective titanium nitride coating.

Each M16-14ZSF and M16-14D comes with two stainless steel clothing/gear

clips, extra screws and a Torx® tool, allowing four-position carry on belts or webbing— tip

up, tip down, left or right. Please note: These knives are not designed for tip-up in-pocket

carry.

All models feature our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ safety, which automatically

turns the folders into fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked.

One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of precision tolerances and

lubrous washers at the blade pivot. The dual ambidextrous thumb studs with checkered

surfaces provide instant access in any circumstance.

All blades have Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges.

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Pricing for the Carson Desert series makes them exceptional values. The M16-13ZM

is only $59.99 MSRP, the M16-14ZSF is only $69.99 MSRP, and the M16-14D is $99.99

MSRP.

The Carson Desert Tactical Folders are available in retail clampack packaging as M16-

13ZMC, M16-14ZSFC, and M16-14DC.

*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822

Specifications

M16®-13ZM:

Build:

InterFrame with Zytel Scales

Color:

Desert Tan with Bead-Blast Blade

Blade:

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.10” (2.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 8.25” (210 mm)

Weight:

3.5 oz. (99 g)

MSRP:

$59.99 US

M16®-14ZSF:

Build:

InterFrame with Zytel Scales

Color:

Desert Tan with Bead-Blast Blade

Blade:

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.875” (98 mm)

Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 5.375” (137 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 9.25” (235 mm)

Weight:

6.3 oz. (179 g)

MSRP:

$69.99 US

M16®-14D:

Build:

6061 T6 Aluminum Frame

Color:

Desert Tan Handle and Blade

Blade:

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.875” (98 mm)

Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 5.375” (137 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 9.25” (235 mm)

Weight:

5.3 oz. (150 g)

MSRP:

$99.99 US

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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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