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Mini My Tighe PR

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: info@crkt.com

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 15, 2009

By popular demand, here’s the CRKT® Mini My Tighe™, a personal

carry sized version of Brian Tighe’s striking assisted opening folder.

When we at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) introduced Brian Tighe’s popular

production My Tighe™ several years ago, the questions began: “When can I get a slightly

smaller personal carry version?” So we went to Brian with the request, and he designed the

Mini My Tighe™. It is not simply a scaled-down version of the bigger frame-lock model, but

was carefully reproportioned by Brian, reflecting his passion for design detail.

Like the larger My Tighe, we are offering two finish schemes, one in satin finish and one in

black. Handle length is 3.73” and weight is reduced to 3.8 ounces, much more convenient for

daily in-pocket carry.

The 3.0” blade also has asymmetrical spine facets, high-hollow grind and deep belly with

recurve. Steel is 1.4116 stainless in a high satin finish. Both Razor-Sharp and Combination

Razor-Sharp and patented1 Veff™ Serrated edges are available. On our “K” model, the blade is

coated with black non-reflective titanium nitride for maximum corrosion resistance.

The smaller frame-lock folder also has an open build with heavy-duty 420J2 stainless steel

frames and a 6061 T6 aluminum back spacer. Frames are bead-blast on the bright models, and

black EDP plated on the “K” model. The injection-molded black Zytel® scales have a deep

random dimpled texture. Torx® fasteners are used throughout.

Our patented2 OutBurst™ assisted opening mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open

after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. All models have bronze and

lubrous washers at the adjustable blade pivot for smooth, fast action.

Like its bigger brother, dual ramped thumb studs allow the Mini My Tighe to be quickly

opened with either hand.

The smaller models also feature a custom removable black stainless steel

pocket/gear clip.

So if you love the My Tighe, the Mini My Tighe gives you all the style, all the features,

and all the performance in a compact package. It is also an excellent value. The bright

models have an MSRP of only $79.99, while the black model has an MSRP of $89.99.

Why, it reminds us of another successful Mini.

One model, the 1093C, is available in retail self-selling clampack.

1. U.S. Patent No. D559,939

2. U.S. Patent No. 6,834,432

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Specifications

Mini My Tighe

1092:

High Satin Blade, Bead-Blast Frame,

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, OutBurst Assisted Opening

1093:

High Satin Blade, Bead-Blast Frame,

Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff Serrated Cutting Edge,

OutBurst Assisted Opening

MSRP:

$79.99 US

1093K:

Black Blade and Frame,

Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff Serrated Cutting Edge,

OutBurst Assisted Opening

MSRP:

$89.99 US

Blade:

Length: 3.0” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: 1.4116, 55-57 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 3.73” (95 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 6.5” (165 mm)

Weight:

3.8 oz. (108 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 reputable web site purveyors.

For information on the Mini My Tighe, 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 info@crkt.com. Our web site is www.crkt.com.

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