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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 19, 2010

Barry Gallagher’s Rave® assisted opener features hand-contoured

Micarta® scales, our Fire Safe™ actuation, plus our patented OutBurst®


The Barry Gallagher Rave® folder by Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) is just

one more example of our ability to take a stunning Gallagher custom design, put it into

production, and retain its custom knife quality and feel.

Barry says he designed this folder to be an all-around outdoor utility knife, light (2.4 oz.)

and small enough to carry every day. The 2.88” clip point blade of premium 8Cr14MoV

stainless steel with a high flat grind will do it all, from opening mail to cleaning fish to field

dressing game.

The Rave has our rigid InterFrame stainless steel build, with innovative wave-patterned

scales that are hand-shaped from layered black/gray linen Micarta®. They are not there for

visual effect, but to aid grip. No matter how you turn the Rave, there are always deep grooves

for your fingers and thumb.

As a bonus, we were able to engineer into the Rave our patented OutBurst® assisted opening

with the patent-pending* Fire Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by

the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is

firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. Then the blade springs open instantly

for use.

Yes, this is a design for right-hand opening, but it is the best integration of folder safety and

fast access that we have ever seen in sport and work folders.

To complete the Rave, we also added a custom removable polished stainless steel

pocket/gear clip.

It’s a knife like many you might find at custom knife shows around the country, often

costing hundreds of dollars (although they don’t have the Rave knife’s patented opening and

safety features).

But in this case, it’s a genuine Barry Gallagher design with an MSRP of just $59.99.

Shhhhh! We won’t tell if you don’t.

*Patent pending








Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Length: 2.88” (73 mm)

Thickness: 0.10” (2.5 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC

Handle length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Overall length: 6.50” (165 mm)

2.4 oz. (68 g)

$59.99 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 or other reputable web site


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