For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
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Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010
Now there are two patented CRKT® Edgie™ knives that sharpen
themselves, thanks to inventor Maj. Howard Pope and knifemaker
Since the dawn of human history, man has dreamed of a knife that would sharpen itself during
normal use. Here it is, the patented* brainchild of inventor Maj. Howard Pope (USAR Ret.),
who collaborated with custom knifemaker and Knifemakers’ Guild member Steve Jernigan.
We at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) call it the Edgie™ line, because they hone
their edges every time they are opened or closed.
The secret is diamond-coated spring sharpeners built into the folder frames, placed at the
precise angle to give the blades a sharpening stroke as they are closed and opened. Not only
do you never need to sharpen the Edgie blade with stones or wheels, but you should not,
because it may alter the blade’s proper self-sharpening edge angle. Of course, it is important
during a long cutting work session to periodically open and close the blade to maintain the
The diamond sharpening strip causes a tiny burr to form, acting as a micro serration, which
helps cutting action. This makes the Edgie tops for cutting cardboard boxes, rope, cord, garden
stalks, and even ripe tomatoes.
All Edgie models feature removable stainless steel clips in satin finish.
Original Edgie™. The first CRKT Edgie is a single-edged utility knife. The 2.875” high-
carbon stainless steel blade in satin finish features a strong full-width spine. For strength and
long life, we’ve used our InterFrame build, with two stainless steel liners and stainless steel
back spring, all in satin finish. The injection-molded Zytel® scales have castellations at the
spine and a checkered inset pattern to enhance grip.
Edgie™ 2. Next, Steve Jernigan came up with a dual-edged Edgie lockback with a 3.25”
blade. The “American Eagle Wharncliffe” blade grind tapers at the tip for better penetration
and much easier cutting of thick materials such as corrugated cardboard.
Again, the frame is superstrong thanks to our stainless steel InterFrame build with Zytel
scales. A textured surface and soft grooved TPR insert give excellent grip under all conditions.
Blue or yellow insert models are available.
The long blade slot allows easy one-hand opening. The lockback release is at the butt for
exceptional lockup safety.
That’s the Edgie story. It’s not too glamorous, just a tale of affordable and tough little work
knives designed to take a lot of use and stay sharp.
Micro-serrated Cutting Edge
Length: 2.875” (73 mm)
Thickness: 0.10” (2.5 mm)
Steel: 420J2, 51-53 HRC
Handle length: 4.125” (105 mm)
Overall length: 7.00” (178 mm)
3.8 oz. (108 g)
Micro-serrated Cutting Edge, Blue Scale Insert
Micro-serrated Cutting Edge, Yellow Scale Insert
Length: 3.25” (83 mm)
Thickness: 0.10” (2.5 mm)
Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC
Handle length: 5.30” (135 mm)
Overall length: 7.50” (191 mm)
4.3 oz. (122 g)
We’ve priced the Edgie to be an affordable volume seller. The Original Edgie has an
MSRP of only $29.99, while the Edgie 2 models are priced at $39.99.
All Edgie models are available in clampacks, designated 6442C, 6444BC, and 6444YC.
*U.S. Patent No. 6,643,934b2
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
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