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Sentinel 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

Your Sentinel is ready for duty. Would you like it with stag, Micarta®,

or hardwood handle onlays?

Custom knives are often set apart by the exotic materials they employ. So it should be no

surprise that Ron Lake, custom knifemaker extraordinaire, was persistent in his desire

that we should do the same thing with the Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®)

production Sentinel. Thanks to Ron, these models resemble customs, using premium

materials throughout, and giving you the choice of Micarta®, stag or hardwood handle


For the modified drop point blade with its high hollow grind we are using 8Cr14MoV high-

chromium stainless steel, which specs out slightly better than our favorite AUS 8 premium

blade steel. The brushed finish is easy to clean and has that traditional custom look. A Lake-

designed thumb disk allows easy one-hand opening.

The Sentinel’s InterFrame build uses dual stainless steel liners, one locking, finished in

black oxide. Handle scales are CNC-machined 6061 aluminum, black anodized (charcoal gray

on the 7122M).

To aid grip, the handle shape features four naturally spaced finger choils. In addition, at mid-

handle on both sides are three oval reliefs. These are functional details backed by anodized

aluminum accent panels. Finally, you can choose from three exotic handle onlay materials,

precisely CNC-machined.

Stag. The 7122S receives stag horn onlays. Each knife will be unique due to variations in

the natural material. Accent panels are burgundy anodized.

Micarta. A favorite of custom knife makers, we are using a black Micarta onlay on the

7122M. Accent panels are anodized dark green.

Hardwood. Finally, the model 7122W is fitted with hardwood scales of African thuya root.

Accent panels are bronze anodized.

Integrated into the design is the patented* LAWKS® safety, which effectively converts your

folder into a virtual fixed blade— very reassuring when you are using your knife for difficult

and tiring tasks.

To keep the lines of the Sentinel uncluttered on both sides, we’ve made a custom leather

sheath with a pocket/gear clip.

Our marketing man says we have have priced the Sentinel way too low. We just want

to give you great value. No, it’s not a custom. It just looks like one. You don’t have to tell

anyone that you paid just $69.99 (MSRP).



*U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808


Lake Sentinel


Black Handle, Stag Onlays,

Burgundy Anodized Inlays

Weight: 4.9 oz. (139 g)

7122M: Charcoal Handle, Micarta Onlays,

Green Anodized Inlays

Weight: 5.0 oz. (142 g)

7122W: Black Handle, Thuya Root Onlays,

Bronze Anodized Inlays

Weight: 4.7 oz. (133 g)


Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.13” (3.3 cm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 4.20” (107 mm)


Overall length: 7.75” (197 mm)


$69.99 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 Sentinel, 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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