Notorious & Premonition PR
For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
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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
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
Satin Blade, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Black Oxide Blade, Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff Serrated Cutting Edge
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)
Satin Blade, Bead-Blast Frame, Gray Scales, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Black Oxide Blade and Frame, Black Scales, Combined Razor-Sharp &
Veff Serrated Cutting Edge
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 www.crkt.com or other reputable web site
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