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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 19, 2010

The CRKT® Ultima™, our scientifically redesigned tactical fixed blade,

is a popular military carry in black dress with our exclusive Veff™

Serrations.

Today’s tactical fixed blade knives still resemble the first Bronze Age daggers of 4,000

years ago, especially in their handle design. Michael Martinez, sculptor, inventor, and

martial artist, didn’t start out to redesign the fixed blade, but he explains, “In my edged

weapons training, I kept noticing how many knives didn’t feel right, didn’t have a grip

that gave both control and comfort in the four fundamental tactical grips.” Michael’s

design firm, Group Design, Inc., reached out to a team of medical specialists for the

answer. The Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) Ultima™ achieves 22 out of 23

ideal contact points with its unique patent-pending handle.

The injection-molded black Zytel® scales feature over 70 triangular grip segments,

separated by sipes, or “ooze grooves” which channel away water, mud and oil. Horizontal

grooves are placed under the fingertips for optimum feel.

Because tactical knives are inevitably used as pry bars, Michael’s team created a butt

pry tip as an extension of the blade tang, with a rounded tip.

The popular Ultima 2125KV has a 4.95” full-tang blade of 1.4116 stainless steel with

black titanium nitride blade coating and a Combination Razor-Sharp and Veff™ Serrated

edge.

Developed by Oregon City, Oregon, knife designer Tom Veff, these patented*

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. They give

dramatically improved cutting ability on rope, webbing, strapping, hoses and leather.

Tactical Sheath. The Ultima’s custom black Cordura®/Zytel® sheath has an injection-

molded liner. Dual belt loops are Velcro® adjustable. For maximum versatility, there are

ample grommets with a length of 550 paracord included, an adjustable leg strap, plus a

slotted sheath back that can mount on MOLLE gear. Removable security handle straps

with snaps give access and security. A utility pocket with a Fastex™ buckle will carry a

variety of folding knives, multipurpose tools or sharpeners.

After 4,000 years of scientific progress, the only thing the Ultima shares with its

bronze ancestors is its role in the mission.

MSRP for the 2125KV and Sheath is only $119.99.

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

Specifications

Ultima™

2125KV: Black Titanium Nitride blade coating,

Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff Serration Cutting Edge

Blade:

Length: 4.95” (125 mm)

Thickness: 0.18” (4.5 mm)

Steel: 1.4116, 55-57 HRC

Knife:

Overall length: 10.039” (245 mm)

Weight:

8.4 oz. (238 g)

MSRP:

$119.99 US

Sheath (included with knife)

Material:

Cordura/Zytel

Overall length:

13.0” (330 mm)

Width:

2.875” (7.3 mm)

Weight:

5.7 oz. (162 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 www.crkt.com or other reputable web site

purveyors.

www.crkt.com

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