For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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™
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
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.
*U.S. Patent No. D559,939.
2125KV: Black Titanium Nitride blade coating,
Combined Razor-Sharp & Veff Serration Cutting Edge
Length: 4.95” (125 mm)
Thickness: 0.18” (4.5 mm)
Steel: 1.4116, 55-57 HRC
Overall length: 10.039” (245 mm)
8.4 oz. (238 g)
Sheath (included with knife)
13.0” (330 mm)
2.875” (7.3 mm)
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
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