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 15, 2009
The successful CRKT® MercHarness™ is the most innovative
and simple fixed blade carry harness we’ve ever seen.
George Matheis, known professionally as Mercop, is one of those big, burly cops who
commands your respect instantly. As a certified weapons instructor at the state and federal
level, he is a fan of inverted fixed-blade carry in Kydex® or Zytel® detented sheaths for
emergency self-defense. But most harnesses are complex, bulky and uncomfortable. Neck
chains require a tie-down to position the knife. So George developed his MercHarness, a
revolutionary way to carry fixed blades of any size, from the Columbia River Knife & Tool®
(CRKT®) Dogfish™ neck knife to the tactical CRKT Hissatsu™.
The harness is a length of mil-spec paracord, gutted so it is flat. Soft rubber keepers allow
adjustment of the harness even when wearing it. Users just tie the cord through the eyelets of
their fixed blade sheath and slip the MercHarness over their shoulders.
George’s key words are comfort and concealability. Comfort means you can carry even
larger fixed blades. For example, the CRKT Hissatsu has a length of 12.25” and weight of 7.9
ounces and can still be carried unobtrusively under the arm. The MercHarness can be worn
under uniforms, tactical vests or casually under a T-shirt. It’s durable, inexpensive, lightweight
and moves with the body.
The MercHarness does not need tie-downs. You can position the knife under the arm or
slightly forward and it stays oriented. Drawing from the MercHarness is lightning quick with
either a cross draw to the forward grip, or a same-side draw to a reverse grip. So sometimes,
simple really is better, especially with an MSRP of only $9.99.
Note: The MercHarness is intended for use specifically with molded and fitted fixed
blade sheaths made of Kydex®, Concealex®, or Zytel®, which have a detent system
designed to grip the knife during inverted carry.
Mil-spec paracord, gutted; with rubber keepers
0.5 oz. (14 g)
The MercHarness is protected by a one-year Limited Warranty against defects in
materials 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 reputable web site purveyors.
For information on the MercHarness, other CRKT products, and the name of the
CRKT dealer nearest you, call (503) 685-5015 or (800) 891-3100 or fax (503) 682-9680,
or write Columbia River Knife & Tool, 18348 SW 126th Place, Tualatin, OR 97062 for a
free brochure. Reach us via e-mail at email@example.com. Our web site is www.crkt.com.
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