For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: email@example.com
Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 15, 2009
The Elishewitz Pharaoh™ is a knife born to be king of the hill (or
pyramid), with a special blade grind, strong button lock and our
AutoLAWKS™ safety. Now available in black tactical dress.
Yes, yes, we know. Those of you who love to drool over Allen Elishewitz’s web site of
exquisite custom knives have pointed out that our production Columbia River Knife &
Tool® (CRKT®) Pharaoh™ is very different from Allen’s custom Pharaoh. Sorry for any
confusion, but this is a unique design that incorporates many of Allen’s themes, and we felt it
was so special it deserved to be called “king.” You will look very hard to find a production
knife in this price class that is anything like the Pharaoh, so it does stand a bit larger than life.
First there is the unique blade grind, reminiscent of the traditional “long clip blade” of a
century ago, with Allen’s own innovations. The tip is designed for penetration, with a
swedged top edge. But the center of the blade is recurved, with a high hollow grind, making it
ideal for feeding material to the cutting edge— wood, cord, vegetation. 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 frame is about the strongest we can imagine, with dual stainless steel liners, brushed
stainless steel bolsters, textured injection-molded Zytel® scales, and a solid Zytel back spacer
at the spine.
Black-out models. We also offer black-on-black “K” models with titanium nitride blade
coating, plus black liners, bolsters, fasteners and clip.
The Pharaoh is a button lock, featuring steel-on-steel lockup. In addition, we have added our
patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety, which engages when the blade is opened and
locked. We believe this combination makes just about the strongest and most secure lockup
possible in a folder.
Dual checkered thumb studs allow fast either-hand opening. To close the Pharaoh, you must
pull back the AutoLAWKS lever with the finger while pressing the button lock. The chances
that this folder can close accidentally are very minimal, if not absolutely zero.
The Pharaoh uses Torx® fasteners throughout. The stainless steel pocket/gear clips are
removable, and high-mounted for low in-pocket carry.
Historically, the pharaohs were held in awe by all those around them. We think our
Pharaoh is awesome, too. It might just be the most remarkable folder we have ever built.
Manufacturer’s suggested list price for the bead-blast Pharaoh models is $99.99,
while the all-black “K” models are $119.99.
The 1130C Pharaoh is available in self-selling retail clampack.
*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
Length: 3.625” (92 mm)
Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)
Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)
Overall length: 8.25” (210 mm)
7.0 oz. (198 g)
Black finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Black finish, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
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 Pharaoh, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our web site is www.crkt.com.
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