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Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 15, 2009

Pat Crawford’s custom tactical Triumph™ Folder is an impressive CRKT® production series— patented, aggressive cutting machines for tactical professionals.

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) is proud of the success of its Triumph™ folder series, based on Triumph custom models made by Pat Crawford.

Crawford, who operates Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, with his son Wes, is a mellow and soft-spoken custom knifemaker. But there is nothing mellow about his custom Triumph™ Folder which Pat calls, “a fast cutting machine for professionals.”

He says, “I was impressed by the strength and slashing ability of a reverse-curve Tanto blade, so that was where I started designing the Triumph. It has a different look, not as art, but as an entirely functional shape.”

Like Pat’s customs, our production Triumph Folder is a large and formidable tactical knife designed for grip, with double finger choils, thumb friction grooves and deeply grooved G10 scales. The 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking, are a hefty 0.1” thick.

The beefy 0.14” thick blade is a dual-grind Tanto with a recurve to aid cutting and a false top edge grind for penetrating power. Blade steel is premium AUS 8 stainless steel. Both Razor-Sharp as well as Combined Razor-Sharp and our exclusive patented1 Veff Serrations™ are available. Developed by Oregon City, Oregon, knife designer Tom Veff, these serrations are wide and angled at 60 degrees to the edge. The resulting cutting points bite instantly and dig deep upon contact, slicing smoothly and effortlessly.

The Triumph Folder features our patented OutBurst® assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees.

To maximize safety, we built in an automated liner safety. Automated liner safety is the locking liner safety innovation taken to the next level. The automated liner safety sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use. To close the knife, pull the red button safety lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.

Two color schemes are available. The “K” series has a matte black EDP coated blade with special black and green G10 scales. The “TS” series features a camo tiger-striped non-reflective blade with black G10 scales. Diagonal CNC-machined grooves in the G10 give excellent grip in wet and muddy conditions.

The Triumph is ambidextrous, with dual thumb studs that allow fast either-hand opening.

The two-position black plated stainless clip is removable.

As Pat Crawford says, “Speak softly, and carry a big Triumph.”

Like all CRKT models, the Triumph Folder is an exceptional value. MSRP is $149.99, a remarkable price when compared to tactical knives with similar features and construction.


Crawford Triumph™ Folder:
1030K: Black EDP Blade,
Black and Green G10 Scales,
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge,
OutBurst Assisted Opening
1031K: Combined Razor-Sharp &
Veff Serrated Cutting Edge,
OutBurst Assisted Opening
MSRP: $149.99 US
1030TS: Tiger-Striped Blade,
Black G10 Scales,
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge,
OutBurst Assisted Opening
1031TS: Combined Razor-Sharp &
Veff Serrated Cutting Edge,
OutBurst Assisted Opening
MSRP: $149.99 US
Blade: Length: 3.50” (89 mm)
Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)
Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 5.00” (127 mm)
Open: Overall length: 8.5” (216 mm)
Weight: 6.3 oz. (179 g)

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

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