RSK Mk5 PR
For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010
Here’s the CRKT® RSK Mk5™. This lightweight skeletonized fixed
blade fits in a mint tin, yet it’s a knife you can bet your life on™.
Doug Ritter’s RSK Mk5™ (Ritter Survival Knife) by Columbia River Knife & Tool®
(CRKT®) is not a knife you would use all day for normal work tasks. But, based on Doug’s
philosophy that “if it isn’t with you, it can’t save you™,” it is compact and light enough to fit in
almost any small personal survival kit or stash-away location, yet robust enough that it’s a
knife you can bet your life on™.
Doug is the founder of the Equipped To Survive™ web site (www.equipped.org) and an
international authority on survival equipment. The RSK Mk5 is a collaborative effort based on
Georgia knifemaker David White’s custom Shrewd Survival Knife, itself the result of
collaboration with Dr. Andrew Osbourne.
Weighing in at less than an ounce, the skeletonized fixed blade sports a 1.75” wide-chord
drop-point blade with a high flat grind. The high-carbon steel blade has Doug’s preferred
stonewashed finish for improved corrosion resistance.
The ergonomic curved handle provides a secure and comfortable two-finger grip while a
brightly colored nylon cord fob adds additional length and grip.
Use it to make fuzz sticks, construct shelter, gut a fish, dress game or for self-defense.
Whether it is wilderness or urban survival, the Mk5 will do its part to keep you alive and
The RSK Mk5 includes a custom-fitted Zytel® sheath and a mint-size carrying tin along
with Doug’s suggestions for building up your own personal survival kit. Considering that it
could save your life, it is certainly worth its MSRP of only $26.99.
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Length: 1.75” (44 mm)
Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)
Steel: 3Cr13, 51-53 HRC
Overall length: 3.81” (97 mm)
0.9 oz. (26 g)
RSK Mk5™ Sheath (included with knife)
2.25” (57 mm)
1.47” (37 mm)
0.3 oz. (9 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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