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Ta-Bar Tool 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 19, 2010

Introducing the CRKT® Ta-Bar Tool™: A rugged and useful multitool

that’s a lot more sophisticated than it first appears.

Raleigh Tabor is a bit of a perfectionist and has a “feel for the steel.” After a long career as an

autobody man, he became a custom knifemaker. He says, “I became interested in gadgets. I

tried to incorporate several tools into one slim and trim tool that would be easily accessible

and useful.” The result is the Ta-Bar Tool™, a simple and honest new offering from

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) .

Starting with a Razor-Sharp Wharncliffe fixed blade from 5Cr15MoV stainless steel bar

stock, Raleigh has also incorporated a pry bar/nail puller, bottle opener, ruler scales in inches

and millimeters, a file edge, and a 6 mm wrench which also serves to drive the included

double-ended flat and Phillips screwdriver hex bit. The bit is stored in the molded Zytel®


The injection-molded Zytel sheath has a detent which locks it securely to the finger choil so

the blade is fully protected when using the other tool functions. The detent also allows

inverted carry with a lanyard. A removable belt clip allows carry on belts, webbing and straps.

All in all, it’s a handy and useful precision-built gadget that will appeal to every craftsman

and outdoorsman. It’s just a few ounces in the pocket or pack, but it makes an ideal utility and

survival tool, especially at a price of just $19.99 MSRP.


Ta-Bar Tool™


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 2.0” (51 mm)

Thickness: 0.108” (2.7 mm)

Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC


Overall length: 6.25” (159 mm)


1.6 oz. (45 g)


$19.99 US

Ta-Bar Tool™ Sheath (included with knife)

Material: Zytel


3.25” (83 mm)



1.75” (44 mm)


1.0 oz. (28 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 or other reputable web site


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