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Flame 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

Designer Tom Stokes thought that an exciting mechanism deserved an

exciting look. Stand back. Here it is. The CRKT® Fulcrum™ Flame.

When Tom Stokes saw the Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) Kommer Fulcrum™,

he was excited about Charles Kain’s cool patented* opening action, but he was even more

excited about designing a new knife around it. That’s understandable, because Tom is the co-

designer of many of our stunning I.D. Works® tools, and has a flair for the unusual. So he sent

us drawings for the Fulcrum™ Flame, and now it’s a CRKT production knife. The knife

design is a study in curves, with nary a straight line to be found.

The 2.75” AUS 8 premium stainless steel blade is a drop point, swedged and recurved

with a high hollow grind. Tom came up with a curvilinear CRKT logo that is laser cut

into the blade.

Structurally, the Flame uses our high-carbon stainless steel InterFrame build with a steel

pivot at the back spacer. Scales are 6061 T6 aluminum, black anodized, with radiating circular

engraving and a flame relief on the front scale. The handle shape is designed to fit the hand

with an extremely deep finger choil resulting in a wasp-waist, then swelling into a comfortable

curved butt.

If your friends aren’t impressed by the Flame’s flowing design, they will be when they see

the crisp click-click instant opening.

To open the Flame, simply press the left side of the frame down with your thumb. The blade

swings out to the 90-degree position. Click! Then pull the left side of the frame back, gripping

with your index finger at the choil, and the blade continues to rotate open and lock in the open

position. Click! After a few openings, you can do it naturally in one continuous, fluid action,

or “fulcrumation.”

To close the Flame, simply release the stainless steel locking liner. One-hand closing is also

fast and easy.

Model 7406 has a bright satin finished blade, liners, and removable stainless steel

pocket/gear clip.

The black-out model 7406K has a non reflective black titanium nitride blade finish for

maximum corrosion resistance. Liners and stainless steel clip receive a spectral titanium

nitride finish which shows through a relief in the left scale.

At CRKT, we’ve produced many eye-popping designs over the years, but the Flame is

certainly the most sensuous of the lot.

Best of all, this cutting-edge design is a great value: MSRP for the satin-finished 7406 is

only $89.99 and the colorful ti-nitride-finished 7406K is only $99.99.


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Satin Blade and Liners

$89.99 US

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Black Blade, Spectral Titanium Nitride Liners

$99.99 US

Length: 2.75” (70 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (2.9 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Handle length: 4.25” (108 mm)

Overall length: 7.0” (178 mm)

4.4 oz. (125 g)








*U.S. Patent No. 7,513,045


Fulcrum™ Flame

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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