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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 19, 2010

So you want a lightweight and handy fixed blade that can be carried in

any position? Here’s Terry Renner’s high-tech solution, the CRKT®

Renner Neckolas™.

Terry Renner, custom knifemaker and owner of TR Blades in Palmetto, Florida, is becoming

well-known for his high-end folders and art knives. But he has a fertile mind, and the idea for

the Neckolas came while he was toying with an index-finger-ring folder design. He says,

“Rather than discarding the ‘Hole Idea,’ I thought of the fixed blade format, which led me to

design a locking sheath which could be manipulated with one hand.”

The result is the Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) Renner Neckolas™

knife/sheath system. We offer two models. The blue/black 2390 has a Razor-Sharp 2.0” drop

point blade with a sharp tip, and makes a lightweight survival and utility knife for all kinds of

tasks. The orange 2391 features a blunt tip and full Triple-Point™ serrations for use as a

whitewater and extrication knife. It will quickly cut through cord and seat belts without tip

penetration.

Both knives feature full-tang premium 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blades, sandwiched

between Micarta® scales and held securely by stainless steel pins and the finger-ring insert. As

a result of this skeletonized high-tech construction, the knife weighs only 1.2 ounces.

The Neckolas sheath is really the secret to the system. Terry says, “I wanted a retention

system that would release and capture the knife with the same motion. It occurred to me that

composite materials would allow the sheath to act as its own retaining spring. The key to easy

re-insertion is the thumb notch on the sheath top edge. Just insert the blade into the sheath and

‘pinch.’ The knife clicks into place. To release the knife and draw it, just ‘pinch’ the springbar

extension with your thumb, which allows the blade tang notch to clear the sheath’s retaining

pin momentarily.”

Terry also designed a reversible removable stainless steel clip system which allows left or

right hand carry. He says, “This knife can be more handy than a folder, clipped to a T-shirt,

pants or shirt pocket, or boot. Any place you can clip something, you can store the Neckolas

for quick access.” Together, the sheath and clip weigh only 1.0 ounce. The included black

nylon lanyard allows wear as a neck knife, as the Neckolas name suggests.

For the Neckolas scales and sheath, we have chosen Micarta, often called the “Cadillac of

Plastics” because of its rigidity and excellent strength-to-weight ratio. We believe it is the first

Micarta sheath ever made.

Both Neckolas models have a manufacturer’s suggested list price of only $39.99.

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2390:

Blade:

Knife:

MSRP:

2391:

Blade:

Knife:

MSRP:

Blue/Black Micarta, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge with Pointed Tip

Length: 2.00” (51 mm)

Thickness: 0.06” (1.5 mm)

Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-59 HRC

Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g)

Overall length: 5.38” (137 mm)

$39.99 US

Orange Micarta, Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge with Tear Drop Tip

Length: 2.00” (51 mm)

Thickness: 0.06” (1.5 mm)

Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-59 HRC

Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g)

Overall length: 5.38” (137 mm)

$39.99 US

Specifications

Renner Neckolas

Neckolas Sheath (included with knife)

Material:

Micarta

Overall length:

3.75” (95 mm)

Width:

1.77” (45 mm)

Weight:

1.0 oz. (28 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 www.crkt.com or other reputable web site

purveyors.

www.crkt.com

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