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Pro Hunters 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

Meet the CRKT® Alaska Pro Hunters. Designed by hunting

guide and knifemaker Russ Kommer. Classic knives for serious hunters,

that you’ll cherish and leave to your children.

Maybe we at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT) ® overdid it. It started when we

told knifemaker and hunting and fishing guide Russ Kommer, then based in Anchorage,

Alaska, that we wanted a series of premium classic hunters with stacked leather handles.

He came back with these functional (and graceful) designs. They are knives that you will

use for skinning, caping and field chores, then clean and display proudly—for decades to


Construction is the best we can achieve, and we think it is unique. We start with a

full-tang premium 440A stainless steel blade that will hold an edge while dressing the

largest big game animals in North America without constant need for touchup. We add a

stainless steel bolster, oversize rings of leather cut and dyed in Oregon, and a stainless

butt cap, swedged in place by a stainless steel tube rivet.

Finally, the entire handle is hand-shaped and finished to achieve the perfect contour,

so each knife is an individual work of art. The high hollow ground blades, bolster and

butt cap are given a high satin finish to close the metal pores, which makes cleaning

easier and fights corrosion. Blades are sized so when skinning with the three-finger grip

your index finger is right at the blade tip.

The full-fitted sheaths of 9 oz. shoulder leather feature a classic basketweave pattern.

These are handfinished production hunters that most custom knifemakers would be proud

of. We’ve named them after Russ’s favorite hunting ranges.

The Chugach Range. The perfect Alaska utility knife, with a simple tear drop handle

and modified drop point. Useful for both skinning and caping chores. If we can only take

one knife, this is our choice.

The Wrangell Range. A classic drop point hunting blade with a choiled “power grip”

handle that gives you security, no matter how you choke up on the knife. It is ideal in wet

and icy conditions.

They’re Alaskan classics. Remarkable quality and value at only $149.99 MSRP. And

in case you can’t get to Alaska on your next hunting trip, Russ says they work just as well

in Montana and Tanzania.




Chugach Range Pro Hunter


Modified Drop Point, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 3.75” (95 mm)

Thickness: 0.16” (4.0 mm)

Steel: 440A, 55-57 HRC


Overall length: 7.875” (200 mm)


5.0 oz. (142 g)


$149.99 US

Wrangell Range Pro Hunter


Classic Drop Point, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.16” (4.0 mm)

Steel: 440A, 55-57 HRC


Overall length: 7.75” (197 mm)


5.7 oz. (162 g)


$149.99 US

Pro Hunter Sheath (included with knives)


9 oz. Shoulder Leather

Overall length:

7.50” (191 mm)


2.00” (51 mm)


1.8 oz. (51 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 reputable web site purveyors.

For information on the Pro Hunters, 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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