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M.A.K.-1/Extrik-8-R 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® M.A.K.-1™ and Extrik-8-R™ by James McGowan are

specialized knives designed by a firefighter especially for firefighters,

EMTs, highway patrol officers and the military.

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) is proud that its line of specialized knives

designed for emergency rescue for firefighters, EMTs, and highway patrol officers and

volunteer rescuers has been so well accepted by these committed people.

James McGowan is a professional firefighter in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Due to his

passion for the outdoors, he started making “hard working knives” and joined the Canadian

Knifemakers’ Guild in 1998. Drawing from his extensive real-life fire and rescue experiences,

he has designed the CRKT production M.A.K.-1™ and Extrik-8-R™ emergency rescue tools,

based on the day-to-day needs of professional firefighters, rescue workers, EMTs, police

Special Response Teams, and military operators.

The M.A.K.-1™ (Multiple Access Knife) is a rescue and rapid entry knife, made of tough

3Cr13 stainless steel. It has a blunt chisel pry-bar tip for opening doors and windows and a

Razor-Sharp knife edge suitable for heavy cutting or hacking tasks. The heavily textured and

grooved G10 scales offer an aggressive grip and allow control when wearing gloves. They can

be removed for cleaning.

The M.A.K.-1 gives two window-breaking options. A twist breaker groove allows

controlled breaking of automobile side windows, while a carbide tip butt breaker allows

smashing of building windows or automotive back glass. An 8 mm groove functions as a

wrench for disconnecting GM-style side terminal batteries. A reflective orange paracord

lanyard is included. The satin finish M.A.K.-1 2050 comes complete with a custom Cordura®

sheath which will hold a shove knife and an Extrik-8-R™ tool. The M.A.K.-1 Tactical 2050K

is a special model in nonreflective black finish with a black lanyard and a custom

multi-function Kydex® sheath.

The Extrik-8-R™ is a lightweight seat belt cutter and multi-tool. It has finger holes and grip

grooves allowing use even with the heaviest gloves. It also has a rectangular relief which is

sized to be an oxygen bottle wrench. James has added a simple blade screwdriver tip to one

end, and Phillips screwdriver tip to the other end. The Extrik-8-R also has a hand-tied

reflective orange paracord fob. It is available in satin and nonreflective black finishes.

A fitted Kydex® sheath is included which allows easy carry on belts or webbing.

The M.A.K.-1System includes the M.A.K.-1 2050 tool, Cordura Sheath, and a satin

finish Extrik-8-R™. It makes the perfect rescue combination for anyone responding to an

emergency scene.


Designed for military and police use, the M.A.K.-1Tactical System includes the black

M.A.K.-1 2050K tool, Kydex Sheath, and a black Extrik-8-R™.

Pricing on all models is very competitive. The satin finish M.A.K.-1 2050 has an

MSRP of $89.99, while the black 2050K is $99.99. The satin finish Extrik-8-R model

2051 has an MSRP of only $29.99 while the black 2051K has an MSRP of $32.99.

The satin finish M.A.K.-1™ Combination System 2052 has an MSRP of $109.99, while

the black Tactical System 2052K is $119.99 MSRP.




Satin finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 3.0” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.20” (5.0 mm)

Steel: 3Cr13, 51-53 HRC


Overall Length: 10.0” (254 mm)


10.0 oz. (283 g)


$89.99 US

2050 Sheath (included with knife)




3.2 oz. (91 g)

M.A.K.-1™ Tactical


Black finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


$99.99 US

2050K Sheath (included with knife)




5.2 oz. (147 g)



Satin finish


$29.99 US


Black finish


$32.99 US


Seat Belt Cutter


Length: 4.17” (106 mm)

Width: 1.96” (50 mm)

Weight: 1.5 oz. (42 g)


2051 Sheath (included with knife)




1.2 oz. (34 g)

M.A.K.-1™ System 2052

Includes 2050 M.A.K.-1 with Cordura Sheath and 2051 Satin finish Extrik-8-R™ above.


$109.99 US

M.A.K.-1™ Tactical System 2052K

Includes 2050K M.A.K.-1 with Kydex Sheath and 2051K Black finish Extrik-8-R™



$119.99 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 or other reputable web site


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