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Minimalist 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® Minimalist®, the most comfortable small fixed blade design

we have ever seen, is now available in Wharncliffe, Tanto and Bowie

blade grinds.

Alan Folts is a knifemaker and metalworker in Greenville, N.C., who makes a remarkable

range of custom objects, including titanium chopsticks. His Minimalist® neck knives have

proven to be very popular, so we are now offering three CRKT production versions.

They are very small and lightweight knives which give surprising comfort and control,

thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang blades, aided by three finger choils, friction

grooves for the thumb, hand-contoured green-black Micarta® scales, and a braided fob. Unlike

many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting


Each Minimalist comes with a custom-fitted Zytel® sheath and neck paracord for inverted

carry as a neck knife. The knife is held securely in place by a positive detent which locks the

base of the blade in place for maximum safety. Because the knife and sheath weigh about two

ounces together, it is a personal carry you will barely notice.

Minimalist® Wharncliffe. This 2.0” Wharncliffe blade has a point which gives excellent

penetration, while the Razor-Sharp straight edge is perfect for scraping, woodworking and

precision carving.

Minimalist® Tanto. The 2.125” Tanto blade shape is very strong because of the strong

central spine of metal which extends nearly to the tip. This version has a straight Razor-Sharp

front edge, which allows push cutting, and a concave main edge which feeds material into the

edge for fast cutting.

Minimalist® Bowie. We also offer a deep-bellied clip-point Bowie style 2.125” blade for

those who desire a classic hunting knife blade shape. The Minimalist Bowie makes a great

wilderness carry, and can be used for camp chores, cooking, and even skinning and dressing in

a pinch. It is also an excellent survival knife.

True to their name, these really are minimal fixed blades, but they are also the most useful

for their size that we have seen. And they are certainly great values with MSRPs of only

$29.99, which explains why the Minimalist family continues to grow.

All there models are available in retail clampacks as the 2385C, 2386C, and 2387C.



Folts Minimalist® Wharncliffe


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 2.0” (51 mm)

Thickness: 0.10” (2.4 mm)

Steel: 5Cr15MoV, HRC 55-57


Overall length: 5.00” (127 mm)


1.1 oz. (31 g)


$29.99 US

Folts Minimalist® Tanto


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 2.125” (54 mm)

Thickness: 0.11” (2.8 mm)

Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC


Overall length: 5.13” (130 mm)


1.6 oz. (45 g)


$29.99 US

Folts Minimalist® Bowie


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 2.125” (54 mm)

Thickness: 0.108” (2.7 mm)

Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC


Overall length: 5.13” (130 mm)


1.6 oz. (45 g)


$29.99 US

Minimalist® Sheath (included with each knife)




2.5” (64 mm)


1.80” (46 mm)


0.5 oz. (14 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 or other reputable web site



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