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Lift Off 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

The CRKT® Lift Off™ series has blasted off. This striking

design is fully equipped with OutBurst® opening, Fire Safe™ actuation,

and stainless steel scale inserts.

This Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) knife series embodies everything that we

look for in a CRKT product: rugged construction, premium blade steel, good grip and balance,

striking design and superfast assisted opening. All these qualities come together in a knife

group that is also very competitively priced. It’s a line that’s really taking off, so we call it the

Lift Off™.

This is a knife for those who want a bit of style and shine in their personal carry. At its core

is our InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one locking, with textured black Zytel®

scales. The left scale features a stainless steel insert with a bright brushed finish and deep

arrow pattern. In addition, both liners feature fine friction grooves at the finger contact zone.

The blade is a satin-finished modified drop point design with a notched and swedged top

edge and a high hollow grind. Blade steel is our favorite premium stainless steel alloy, AUS 8.

The Lift Off is available in both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™

Serrated edged models.

To give instant one-hand opening, we have incorporated our patented OutBurst® assisted

opening with the patent-pending* Fire Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely

locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb

stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. Just press and nudge for

instant lift off. It is both very fast, and very safe, because simply pressing the Fire Safe button

does not open the knife. You must both press down and nudge the blade outward deliberately

before the Lift Off will open.

Lift Off™. The larger Lift Off models are full-size work and sport knives with 4.88” handles

and 3.50” blades. They’re solid, heavy-duty knives at 5.2 ounces.

Lift Off™ 2. For a personal carry, we also offer the slightly smaller Lift Off 2 models with a

3.0” blade.

Lift Off models include a removable polished stainess steel clip.

All in all, the Lift Off series is a remarkable package of engineering, design, and precision

manufacturing. We did the work; all you have to do is count backward from ten and visit your

local cutlery retailer.

The Lift Off also features out-of-this-world pricing. MSRP for the larger Lift Off models is

$79.99, and for the smaller Lift Off 2 models, an amazing $69.99.

The Lift Off 2 model 6820C is available in clampack retail packaging.


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.00” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Handle length: 4.13” (105 mm)

Overall length: 7.13” (181 mm)

3.9 oz. (111 g)

$69.99 US

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Handle length: 4.88” (124 mm)

Overall length: 8.50” (216 mm)

5.2 oz. (147 g)

$79.99 US








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*Patent pending


Lift Off™ 2

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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