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Elishewitz F.T.W.S. 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

In the CRKT® Elishewitz F.T.W.S.™, Allen Elishewitz has applied his

considerable design skill to the development of a superior heavy-duty

tactical fixed blade.

If you look at the web site of custom knifemaker Allen Elishewitz, you’ll see that he is a wide-

ranging designer, offering not only exquisite custom folders, but also timepieces and writing

instruments. But Allen is also a serious martial artist, hence his interest in designing a superior

fixed blade.

This Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) knife/sheath system is the culmination of

two years of work, and the finest tactical fixed blade we have ever manufactured. Because it is

designed For Those Who Serve®, we are calling it the Elishewitz F.T.W.S.™

Allen has carefully considered every facet of the full-tang 6.30” blade. SK 5 carbon steel

was chosen for its strength and hardness. The tip is a modified spear point with full width near

the tip for penetrating strength. The top of the blade features a four-inch-long flat grind with a

chisel ground edge for heavy hacking and chopping tasks. The blade is black powder coated to

resist corrosion and minimize reflectivity.

Likewise, the handle is carefully thought out to provide best grip under all conditions. There

is a semi-hilt, plus four finger choils and a parrot beak at the end for maximum security. The

injection-molded Zytel® scales feature an aggressive pyramid texture. The blade tang is taper

ground to allow the handle to swell at the palm and become narrower at the end. A lanyard

hole is provided.

Tactical Sheath. Our battle-proven custom black Cordura®/Zytel® sheath has an injection-

molded liner. Dual belt loops are Velcro® adjustable. For maximum versatility, there are

ample grommets with a length of 550 paracord included, an adjustable leg strap, plus a slotted

sheath back that can mount on MOLLE gear. Two removable security handle straps with

snaps give access and security, and qualify the system as jump and water operation accepted.

A utility pocket with a Fastex™ buckle will carry a variety of folding knives, multipurpose

tools or sharpeners.

The operator today has many fixed blades to choose from. Allen has combined their most

successful elements in a fixed blade that is strong, well-balanced, secure to grip, and

competitively priced. Best of all, it’s a true Elishewitz, priced at a very competitive $159.99



Elishewitz F.T.W.S. Sheath (included with knife)

Material: Cordura/Zytel

Overall length: 14.370” (365 mm)

Width: 3.031” (77 mm)

Weight: 7.5 oz. (213 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 or other reputable web site


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Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Top Chisel Grind

Length: 6.30” (160 mm)

Thickness: 0.23” (5.8 mm)

Steel: SK 5, 57-58 HRC

Overall length: 11.63” (295 mm)

10.8 oz. (306 g)

$159.99 US


Elishewitz F.T.W.S.

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