For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
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Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010
Is it a knife? Is it a money clip? Is it a pendant? Is it a key fob? Yes.
And by popular demand, our Boyd Ashworth-designed Turtle™ is also
available in pink.
We first noted Georgia custom knifemaker and Knifemakers’ Guild member Boyd
Ashworth when his custom “Thomas C. Turtle” models won back-to-back Best Miniature
Folder awards at consecutive Blade Shows. These innovative little jewels were marked
by the use of Boyd’s own Damascus steels and exotic materials such as mother-of-pearl,
wooly mammoth, fossil walrus, and gold. Consequently, you could spend close to four
figures to own one.
We at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) thought the concept of the
pendant/money clip knife was brilliant, and came up with our production Ashworth Turtle™
series. No, there are no exotic materials, but this is a useful pen knife suited to hundreds of
daily tasks around the house and office, from clipping recipes to opening packages to
sharpening pencils. The 1.0” Razor-Sharp stubby spear point blade is polished high-carbon
stainless steel. Just press the blade tang to open with either hand.
In lieu of exotic handle scale materials, we discovered today’s advanced CPL composites,
used widely in modern bowling balls. This material is exceptionally strong and tough. The
scales can be injection molded in an almost infinite variety of colors and swirl patterns. Five
scale colors are available: black, gold, blue, white, and at the demand of many ladies, pink.
Because of the molding process, the swirl patterns vary considerably, so every Turtle is
The Turtle frame is high-carbon stainless steel, available in a polished finish or black
anthracite titanium nitride coating.
We engineered the CRKT Turtle to be convertible. It comes with CPL handle scales on the
front and back for wear as a pendant on your favorite neck chain (not included). Just fold out
the hidden chain holder and you are ready to make a fashion statement. If you prefer, simply
unscrew the back scale and attach the polished money clip.
Yes, they are cute little knives, only 2.0” long when folded, and weighing only 1.3 ounces.
They make great conversation pieces and are useful and affordable gifts both for men and for
women. Believe us, if they have everything else, they don’t have one of these.
And by the way, no Turtles were harmed during the filming of our catalog page.
The polished-framed models are only $39.99 MSRP, while the anthracite titanium
nitride-framed models are $49.99 MSRP.
Turtle models are available in clampacks as the 5910AC and 5910GC.
Black Titanium Nitride Frame, Ultramarine Blue Scales
Black Titanium Nitride Frame, White Pearlescent Scales
Polished Frame, Anthracite Black Scales
Polished Frame, Golden Brown Scales
Polished Frame, Pink Pearlescent Scales
Length: 1.00” (25 mm)
Thickness: 0.08” (2.0 mm)
Steel: 420J2, 51-53 HRC
Handle length: 2.00” (51 mm)
Overall length: 3.00” (76 mm)
1.3 oz. (37 g) (with scales)
1.6 oz. (45 g) (with clip)
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
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