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Notorious & Premonition 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

Gerry McGinnis has been busy. Here are two of his new designs for CRKT®:

the Notorious™ is a hefty assisted opener, the Premonition™ is a lightweight E.D.C.

with a flipper.

How does Gerry McGinnis keep his grades up as a student at North Carolina State University

and still keep coming up with new and interesting knife designs for Columbia River Knife &

Tool® (CRKT®)? We don’t know, but here are two more that we just couldn’t resist putting

into production.

Notorious™. Here’s a full-size frame-lock folder with our patented OutBurst® assisted

opening system. Pressing one of the dual ramped thumb studs instantly springs the blade fully

open after you have opened the blade approximately 30˚. The handle is exceptionally strong

and rigid with two stainless steel frames and a stainless steel back spacer. Gerry has designed

G10 scale onlays which fit the hand nicely and are CNC machined to give additional grip.

The 3.50” blade is a modified spear point with a recurve and a very high hollow grind,

swedged at the top edge. There are ample friction grooves at the thumb. By maintaining a full-

width spine nearly to the point, Gerry has created a blade with both excellent cutting ability

and good penetration.

Two models are available. The sport and work model is bright, with a Razor-Sharp high

satin blade, bead-blast frames and clip, and gray G10 scales. The tactical model is black oxide

coated on blade, frames and clip, with black G10 scales, plus our patented combination Razor-

Sharp and Veff™ Serrated* edge.

Both models have a removable stainless steel clip.

Premonition™. This smaller every day carry (E.D.C.) features a precisely angled flipper for

extra-fast one-hand blade opening. Because of the flipper, the knife does not need either

thumb studs or nail nicks for opening.

The frame is a lightweight open build of hand-contoured, layered blue/black G10, with a

stainless steel strip lock inlaid into a machined relief in one handle frame. The frame is

curvilinear to fit the hand, and is amply skeletonized with nine lightening holes on the other

frame. The black Zytel® back spacer is forward on the handles, allowing maximum blade

length for this length of handle.

The 3.25” drop point blade is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a high hollow grind.

It is available satin finished with a Razor-Sharp cutting edge, or black oxide coated with

combination Razor-Sharp and our patented Veff™ Serrated edge, which gives superior cutting

through rope, webbing and canvas.

The stainless steel strip liner and removable pocket/gear clip are blue titanium nitride coated

to match the blue G10 layer in the handles.


Both McGinnis models are exceptional values. The Notorious has an MSRP of $59.99 in

bright finish and $69.99 in black. The Premonition is just $44.99 MSRP in bright finish

and $49.99 in black.

*U.S. Patent No. D559,939


McGinnis Premonition™


Satin Blade, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


$44.99 US


Black Oxide Blade, Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff Serrated Cutting Edge


$49.99 US


Length: 3.25” (83 mm)

Thickness: 0.119” (3.0 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 4.125” (105 mm)


Overall length: 7.31” (186 mm)


2.0 oz. (57 g)

McGinnis Notorious™


Satin Blade, Bead-Blast Frame, Gray Scales, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


$59.99 US


Black Oxide Blade and Frame, Black Scales, Combined Razor-Sharp &

Veff Serrated Cutting Edge


$69.99 US


Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.121” (3.1 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 4.50” (114 mm)


Overall length: 8.00” (203 mm)


5.0 oz. (142 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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