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Razel Fixed Blade PR

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: info@crkt.com

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The CRKT® Razel™ Fixed Blade series. Is it a knife? Is it a chisel? Once

you use one, you realize that this may be the most useful utility cutting

tool ever devised.

When the Graham Brothers of Graham Knives in Cleveland, Tennessee, developed their

custom Graham Razel™ in 2001, most knife blades came to a single point. Not the Razel.

It’s a cross between a chisel and a razor with a knife handle. The result gives two useful

Razor-Sharp™ edges, one for pushing or tapping, and the other for precise cutting. You

also get two strong blade points. The Graham concept has been very successful with

custom versions in a variety of sizes and styles.

The Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) production Razel models follow the

Graham concept faithfully, with very thick full-tang blades of premium 9Cr18MoV

(similar to 440C) stainless steel in a brushed finish, hand-contoured Micarta® handles,

and custom-fitted Kydex® sheaths.

How are mechanics, carpenters, farmers, and home craftsmen using their Razel models? Jon

Graham reports: Scraping gaskets, removing paint and stickers. Chiseling to make reliefs,

mortises and tenons. Prying tight-fitting parts. Cutting things like paracord, wire insulation,

radiator hose, plastic ties and tubing. Taper reaming a hole with the twist of the wrist.

Reaching into tight spaces and push cutting with the chisel edge. Opening feed bags and

cutting through bales of hay. You name it, the Razel does it.

Our Stubby Pocket Razel™ has cutting edges of 1.0” and 2.15”. The comfortable contoured

Micarta handle makes this a tool you can use for hours. There is a flat at the end of the handle

for tapping, and friction grooves at the blade spine for the thumb. It’s an ideal everyday carry

for the craftsman.

The Ringed Razel™ has cutting edges of 1.125” and 3.0”. The handle terminates in a ring

for the little finger. You can use this tool in the wettest, slickest conditions without fear of

losing your grip.

Our RazelSS7 is a humongous 13.8-ounce work tool with the look of a cleaver and the

heft of a hatchet. The full-tang blade is 0.25” thick with cutting edges of 1.70” and 7.25”, plus

a 3.70” top cutting edge with patented1 Veff™ Serrations. The butt features a bottle and jar

opener, plus a hardened steel window-breaker tip. Use it to cut through thickets and to release

tangles of rope or nets. Its Kydex® sheath features our patented2 quick-release system.

They’re three extremely high-quality work tools, built to custom standards, each one unique

in the knife and tool world. And just about every serious craftsman we show them to, wants

one immediately.

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The Razel Fixed Blade series is built to custom knife standards, but is priced very

competitively with other premium-quality fixed blades. The Stubby Pocket Razel has an

MSRP of $99.99, the Ringed Razel is priced at $109.99 MSRP, and the unique Razel SS7

is $199.99 MSRP.

1. U.S. Patent No. D559,939

2. U.S. Patent No. 7,007,352

Specifications

2011:

Stubby Pocket Razel ™

Blade:

Width: 1.0” (25 mm)

Length: 2.15” (55 mm)

Thickness: 0.18” (4.6 mm)

Steel: 9Cr18MoV, 58-60 HRC

Knife:

Overall length: 5.88” (149 mm)

Weight: 3.9 oz. (111 g)

MSRP:

$99.99 US

Sheath (included with knife)

Overall length: 4.0” (102 mm)

Weight: 1.0 oz. (28 g)

2012:

Ringed Razel™

Blade:

Width: 1.125” (29 mm)

Length: 3.0” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.18” (4.6 mm)

Steel: 9Cr18MoV, 58-60 HRC

Knife:

Overall length: 7.50” (190 mm)

Weight: 5.5 oz. (156 g)

MSRP:

$109.99 US

Sheath (included with knife)

Overall length: 5.0” (127 mm)

Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g)

2013:

Razel™ SS7

Blade:

Width: 1.70” (43 mm)

Length: 7.25” (184 mm)

Top Serration: 3.70” (94 mm)

Thickness: 0.25” (6.4 mm)

Steel: 9Cr18MoV, 58-60 HRC

Knife:

Overall length: 12.25” (311 mm)

Weight: 13.8 oz. (391 g)

MSRP:

$199.99 US

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Sheath (included with knife)

Overall length: 9.5” (241 mm)

Weight: 4.9 oz. (139 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

purveyors.

www.crkt.com

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