For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.-1™ System 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
Designed for military and police use, the M.A.K.-1™ Tactical 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)
2050 Sheath (included with knife)
3.2 oz. (91 g)
Black finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
2050K Sheath (included with knife)
5.2 oz. (147 g)
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.
M.A.K.-1™ Tactical System 2052K
Includes 2050K M.A.K.-1 with Kydex Sheath and 2051K Black finish Extrik-8-R™
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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