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Triumph Folder 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 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™ Serrated

edges 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 patented2 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 our exclusive patented3 AutoLAWKS™ safety that

automatically actuates when the folder is opened and locked, creating a virtual fixed blade

instantly.

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 stainless clip is removable.

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

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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.

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

2. U.S. Patent No. 6,834,432

3. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822

Specifications

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)

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 Triumph Folder, 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 info@crkt.com. Our web site is www.crkt.com.

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