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 15, 2009
Named after the Egyptian lord of the sky, Allen Elishewitz’s edgy
CRKT® Horus™ folder is all facets, reminiscent of today’s lord of the
sky, the stealth fighter.
Horus is familiar to Egyptologists as the hawk-headed god, lord of the sky. As Canyon
Lake, Texas, knifemaker Allen Elishewitz developed this new design for Columbia River
Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), similar in many ways to his larger custom Creedmore, we saw
an aggressive hawk-like character in its crisp edges, facets and choils, hence the Horus™
name. It reminds us of an F-117 stealth fighter, too.
This is much more than an Elishewitz design statement, even though it is a piece that grabs
your attention immediately. It’s a very functional every day carry with the patented features
that have made CRKT folders so popular, including OutBurst™ assisted opening1 and the
The Horus frame features an unusual choiled pistol-grip curve. The stainless steel
InterFrame build has one locking liner and sculpted black textured Zytel® scales. The wild
honey gold variegated inlays are the latest CPL composite, like that used in modern bowling
balls. Injection molding makes each one unique.
The blade is AUS 8 premium stainless steel in a bead-blast finish. We call it an “Elishewitz
stealth grind” because it is composed almost entirely of flat angular facets. The result is a very
strong blade with a strong central spine which extends very near to the tip. It is available in
both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge models.
Of course, this design demands our patented OutBurst™ assisted opening mechanism, which
instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30
degrees. The OutBurst mechanism can be removed to allow fast, conventional one-hand
opening using the custom Elishewitz ramped thumb stud, depending on your preference or
In addition, our patented LAWKS® safety effectively converts your folder into a virtual
fixed blade when actuated. Just slide the lever forward to lock, and slide it back to enable easy
Typical of all CRKT Elishewitz folders, you get a gold Elishewitz logo on the blade and a
custom removable stainless steel pocket/gear clip.
The Elishewitz Horus makes a strong statement, and it will certainly spark a conversation
among your knife-fancier friends. But then, the lord of the sky has never been shy, either.
Manufacturer’s suggested list price for the Horus is $79.99.
1. U.S. Patent No. 6,834,432
2. U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
Length: 3.125” (79 mm)
Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)
Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)
Overall length: 7.125” (181 mm)
4.6 oz. (130 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 reputable web site purveyors.
For information on the Horus, other CRKT products, and the name of the CRKT
dealer nearest you, call (503) 685-5015 or (800) 891-3100 or fax (503) 682-9680, or
write Columbia River Knife & Tool, 18348 SW 126th Place, Tualatin, OR 97062 for a
free brochure. Reach us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our web site is www.crkt.com.
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