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Pharaoh 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 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)


$99.99 US


Black finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Black finish, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge


$119.99 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 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 Our web site is

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