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Montu PR

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

2. U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808




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 15, 2009

Named after the falcon-headed Egyptian solar god, the CRKT® Montu™

is an Elishewitz design that combines speed, power and brilliance.

In ancient Egypt, the war god Montu is usually depicted with a falcon head and a solar

disk above it. That suggests speed, power, and brilliance to us. Allen Elishewitz is an

acclaimed young Canyon Lake, Texas, knifemaker who offers a surprising range of

custom knives, many with Egyptian-themed names. The Elishewitz Montu™ from

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) has turned out to be everything we could

imagine in a personal folder.

We set out to translate Allen’s custom into a slightly smaller, personal-size folder for

carry convenience, and along the way, incorporated the patented features that have made

CRKT folders so popular, including OutBurst™ assisted opening1 and the LAWKS®


The Montu has a 3.25” blade and is 4.25” long when folded, dimensions that knife

users tell us are “just about right” for a personal carry. Weighing 4.9 ounces, it also has

just the right heft.

The Montu frame uses a stainless steel InterFrame build with one locking liner. Black

textured Zytel® scales are inlaid with the latest tough and hard CPL composite, like that

used in modern bowling balls, featuring blue/gray swirls. Each inlay has a unique pattern.

The blade is another one of those unique shapes that Allen is noted for. We call it an

Elishewitz drop/spear point, swedged and recurved. The blade is AUS 8 premium

stainless steel in a bead-blast finish. Both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and

Triple-Point™ Serrated edge grinds are available.

The Montu comes standard with our patented OutBurst assisted opening mechanism,

which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade

approximately 30 degrees.

The Montu’s patented LAWKS® safety effectively converts your folder into a virtual

fixed blade when actuated. Just slide the lever forward to lock, and slide it back to enable

easy one-hand closing.

As a bonus, you get a gold Elishewitz logo on the blade and a custom removable

stainless steel pocket/gear clip.

Plus, we have priced the Montu to further add to your good fortune. Manufacturer’s

suggested list price for the Montu is $79.99.




Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge


Length: 3.25” (83 mm)

Thickness: 0.14” (3.6 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 4.25” (108 mm)


Overall length: 7.50” (191 mm)


4.9 oz. (139 g)


$79.99 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 reputable web site purveyors.

For information on the Montu, 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 Our web site is

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