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Horus 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 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

LAWKS® safety2.

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

local ordinances.

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

one-hand closing.

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)


$79.99 US

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 Our web site is

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