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 19, 2010
Kit Carson’s classic M4™ custom folder is now a CRKT® E.D.C. model,
complete with OutBurst® assisted opening and LAWKS® safety on two
Custom knifemaker and Knifemakers’ Guild member Kit Carson is widely known for his
M16® design, which we offer in many Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) production
models. But since 1990, Kit’s most consistent selling custom model has been his classic M4™.
In his usual unassuming manner, Kit says, “I guess you’d say it’s my flagship custom. It’s
simple, with form following function. No tricks that look slick but aren’t worth a flip in your
hand. I’ve made many variations on it, from exotic collectibles to working tacticals, in maybe
20 versions. But I still get more and more calls to make the M4.”
This year we’re offering the M4 design in Kit’s smaller every day carry (E.D.C.) size.
While we were engineering it, we decided to add some more value by offering our patented
OutBurst® assisted opening, and our patented* LAWKS® safety on models with the stainless
steel bolster. It creates a virtual fixed blade when actuated after the blade is opened and
Our OutBurst assisted opening mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you
have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. M4 models have dual thumb studs for
ambidextrous one-hand opening and bronze and lubrous washers at the adjustable blade pivot
for smooth, fast action.
The 3.25” blade is a high-hollow-grind drop point of premium 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in
a bead-blast finish with a Razor-Sharp edge.
Our heavy-duty InterFrame build is true to Kit’s design, with dual stainless steel liners, one
locking, and a stainless steel back spacer.
M4™-02. Our lightweight model features white bone scales and contrasting black G10
bolsters, hand contoured like a Carson custom. (A LAWKS safety cannot be fitted with this
M4™-02S Stag. This deluxe model has a traditional look with stag scales and brushed
stainless steel bolsters, plus our LAWKS safety.
M4™-02W Burled Wood. You can also have the M4 with burled wood scales and brushed
stainless steel bolsters. It’s a very classy look, also with the LAWKS safety.
All three models have high-mounted pocket/gear clips.
So here you have a friendly E.D.C. knife that fits the hand naturally for all kinds of cutting
and carving tasks. Like Kit, it’s a bit unassuming, but it’s a knife you’ll come back to year
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Bone Scales, G10 Bolster
(without LAWKS Safety)
Length: 3.25” (83 mm)
Thickness: 0.121” (3.1 mm)
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-59 HRC
Handle length: 3.75” (95 mm)
Overall length: 7.0” (178 mm)
3.3 oz. (94 g)
These custom-quality folders have astonishingly low MSRPs: just $69.99.
*U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808
M4-02S: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Stag Scales, Stainless Steel Bolster, LAWKS Safety
4.1 oz. (116 g)
M4-02W: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Burl Scales, Stainless Steel Bolster, LAWKS Safety
3.7 oz. (105 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 www.crkt.com or other reputable web site
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