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Gekkota 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

What do we have that’s new and unusual in gadgets in 2010?

How about Launce Barber and Tom Stokes’ new multifunctional

Gekkota™ line?

Most readers of the Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) catalog will know that

Gekkota is an infraorder in the suborder Scleroglossa, comprising all geckos. But what the

heck is the CRKT Gekkota™? Well, it’s a useful little product designed by Launce Barber and

Tom Stokes that’s available in two models, one a daily personal carry, and the other a golf


Gekkota™ Pocket. At first glance, this looks like a brooch with a gecko design on the green

anodized 6061 aluminum face.

But what’s this? Push one of the little flipper tabs, and out pops a 1.375” long spear point

blade with a CRKT script laser cut in it. It is firmly held open by the frame lock cut into the

Gekkota stainless steel back panel.

Push the other tab, and you have a tool that is both a blade screwdriver and a bottle opener,

handy when you need to open your favorite soda or microbrew.

Then you look more carefully, and find the stainless steel clip on the back, which can be a

pocket clip, or a money clip. And there’s a folding loop that allows the Gekkota to be carried

on a neck chain or by a small carabiner.

Weighing only 1.8 ounces, this is a lightweight tool that has hundreds of daily uses.

Gekkota™ Golf. Here’s a tool for the serious golfer that has it all in one small and

lightweight package that’s easy to carry around the course.

First, there’s a fold-out locking divot fork with two tines. No more ruining the pockets in

your golf trousers with the sharp points of a regular divot tool.

Second, there’s the screwdriver and bottle opener, which can certainly come in handy on hot

days on the course.

There’s a magnet which holds a stainless steel ball marker.

Finally there’s the stainless steel money clip, which is a great place to stash all your golf


The folding loop allows you to attach the Gekkota Golf to your golf bag with a small

carabiner or clip.

Both these cute little Gekkota models make affordable and unusual gifts and premiums, both

for men and women.

The Gekkota models are priced at a very affordable $29.99 MSRP.



Gekkota™ Pocket


Knife with Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Screwdriver, Bottle Opener,

Money Clip


Length: 1.375” (35 mm)

Thickness: 0.093” (2.4 mm)

Steel: 3Cr13, 51-53 HRC


Handle length: 2.125” (54 mm)


Overall length: 3.50” (89 mm)


1.8 oz. (51 g)


$29.99 US

Gekkota™ Golf


Divot Fork, Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Money Clip,

Magnetic Ball Marker


Handle length: 2.125” (54 mm)


Overall length: 3.50” (89 mm)


1.8 oz. (51 g)


$29.99 US

Caution: Magnet may harm electronic media.

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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