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Turtle 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

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


$49.99 US


Polished Frame, Anthracite Black Scales


Polished Frame, Golden Brown Scales


Polished Frame, Pink Pearlescent Scales


$39.99 US


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 or other reputable web site


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