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Lumabiner 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

Yes, Inspired Design works.®

The CRKT® Lumabiner®, an organically shaped carabiner-carry

knife and flashlight in six cool colors.

Here at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) we’re inspired by great design. Our

I.D. Works® products are not tools you will find anywhere else. We’re motivated by

design that is both inspired and functional, as created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor,

architect, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who said “observe everything” in nature.

We’ve partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this vision of

putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and ergonomic shapes, sometimes

whimsical, alway useful. These unique tools make up our growing I.D. Works® line. Put

them to use, enjoy them, and always remember what inspires you!

Our patented* Lumabiner® is another unique carabiner tool designed by Launce Barber

and Tom Stokes. It is a folding knife, L.E.D. flashlight and carry carabiner available in a

variety of cool metallic colors.

It is the intricate design of the Lumabiner cast-aluminum body that makes this tool so

distinctive— reminiscent of prehistoric sea creatures— with sinuous curves, gill-like

shapes, and rippled friction grooves. When the blade is open, some people see a shark-

like nose and eyes.

The 1.625” drop-point blade is high-carbon 7Cr17MoV stainless steel with a Razor-

Sharp edge. Dual thumb studs allow fast opening with either hand. A stainless steel

locking liner locks the blade in place, and can be easily released for one-hand closing.

The carry carabiner (non-weight-bearing) has a small detent which locks the carabiner

closed for additional carry security when carrying on belt loops, webbing, or equipment


Hidden near the nose of the Lumabiner is a bright L.E.D. flashlight. Just press the soft

little black button to turn it on and off.

The Lumabiner is available in a variety of cool metallic colors, including Charcoal,

Electric Blue, Dusty Rose, Leaf Green, and Sonic Silver, plus non-metallic Ice White.

This is a handy little knife that belongs in every pocket, purse and briefcase. It has

dozens of uses around home and office, plus it makes a very effective key fob flashlight.

And with an MSRP of $29.99, just about everybody can have one.


Lumabiner knives in all colors are available in retail clampacks as the 9080C, 9080BC,

9080PC, 9080GC, 9080WC, and 9080SC.

*The Lumabiner is covered by U.S. Patent No. D584,437.



Knife, L.E.D. flashlight with locking carry carabiner.




Electric Blue


Dusty Rose


Leaf Green


Ice White


Sonic Silver

Blade Length:

1.625” (41 mm)

Blade Thickness:

0.08” (2.0 mm)

Blade Steel:

7Cr17MoV, 57-59 HRC

Handle Length:

3.375” (86 mm)

Length, blade open:

5.0” (127 mm)

Tool Weight:

1.8 oz. (51 g)


Two CR927 3V Lithium


$29.99 US

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty. On those CRKT

products which contain an L.E.D. flashlight, the light mechanism has a 90-day limited

warranty to the original purchaser against defects in material or manufacturing.

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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