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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

The CRKT® E.R. Knives Line: Special knives for firefighting, EMT,

highway patrol, whitewater and underwater rescue. Designed for

quality, visibility, and affordability.

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) is proud to continue its successful line of

knives designed for emergency rescue for firefighters, EMTs, highway patrol officers,

and those involved in whitewater and underwater rescue.

At the request of those in the emergency services field, we have modified some of our

most successful designs for these rugged applications. Handles have scales of tough

Zytel® in high-visibility orange. We have chosen tough blade steels to withstand abuse,

and given them a polished finish to resist corrosion. On the Bear Claw E.R. and A.B.C.

E.R., the Zytel scales can be removed with a Torx® tool so the full-tang blades can be

thoroughly cleaned after use in muddy or salt water. Finally, we have priced them to be

as affordable as possible.

Bear Claw™ E.R. This popular Russ Kommer design has a blunt tip and serrated edge,

making it perfect for seat belt removal during emergency rescues and extrication from

lines or nets in the water. A locking Zytel sheath has slots for carry on belts or webbing,

plus a removable stainless steel clip.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Bear Claw E.R., complete with sheath, is

$46.99.

M16®-12Z E.R. This is the smaller Tanto-blade version of Kit Carson’s very popular

M16 Zytel line. The very strong blade grind, Combination Triple-Point™ Serrated edge

and Carson Flipper make this a compact and versatile rescue folder. A stainless steel

pocket/gear clip and our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety are

standard.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the M16-12ZER is $59.99.

M16®-13Z E.R. This mid-size M16 with spear point blade is a perennial favorite, with

all the trademark Kit Carson features. The Carson Flipper allows instant one-hand

opening, and also acts as a blade guard when open. The Combination Triple-Point™

Serrated edge speeds cutting through cord and vegetation. A stainless steel pocket/gear

clip and our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety are also standard.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the M16-13ZER is $59.99.

A.B.C. E.R. Designed by Jim Hammond for dive and whitewater rescue use, the

A.B.C. E.R. has a blunt tip that allows prying, and also won’t puncture air compartments

if accidentally dropped. Dual cutting edges, one Razor-Sharp, and one Triple-Point™

Serrated, give versatility in cutting lines, nets, and vegetation.

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The A.B.C.’s Zytel sheath with dual attachment panels and black stainless spring steel

clip allows eight carry modes and countless variations. Black finish brass Chicago screws

allow adjustment of the knife compression fit into the sheath. Equally important, they are

used for a multitude of attachment orientations: on diving buoyancy compensators and

pocket flaps, webbing, with dive leg straps, on PFDs, or with a neck cord.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the A.B.C. 2604ER is $74.99.

Selected E.R. models are available in retail clampacks as the M16-12ZERC, M16-

13ZERC, and 2604ERC.

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

E.R. Line Specifications

Bear Claw™ E.R.

2510ER:

Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge with Tear Drop Tip

Blade:

Length: 2.375” (60 mm)

Thickness: 0.13” (3.3 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Weight: 3.4 oz. (96 g)

Knife:

Overall length: 5.75” (146 mm)

MSRP:

$46.99 US

Bear Claw Sheath (included with knife)

Material:

Black Zytel®

Overall length:

4.25” (108 mm)

Width:

1.81” (46 mm)

Weight:

1.1 oz. (31 g)

M16®-Zytel® E.R. Folders

M16-12ZER: Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Blade:

Length: 3.00” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 4.25” (108 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 7.375” (187 mm)

Weight:

3.6 oz. (102 g)

MSRP:

$59.99 US

M16-13ZER: Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Blade:

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)

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Weight:

3.5 oz. (99 g)

MSRP:

$59.99 US

Hammond A.B.C. E.R.

2604ER:

Blunt Dive Blade,

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Blade:

Length: 3.75” (95 mm)

Thickness: 0.16” (4.0 mm)

Steel: 420J2, 51-53 HRC

Knife:

Overall length: 8.5” (216 mm)

Weight:

4.6 oz. (130 g)

MSRP:

$74.99 US

A.B.C. Sheath (included with knife)

Material:

Zytel®

Overall length:

5.37” (136 mm)

Width:

2.50” (64 mm)

Weight:

3.4 oz. (96 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 www.crkt.com or other reputable web site

purveyors.

www.crkt.com

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