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Vertex 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

This new CRKT® Vertex™ folder line has all the angles: Cocobolo or Micarta® scale

inserts, OutBurst opening, and Fire Safe™actuation. Looks like a custom to me.

A continuing focus at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) has been to offer custom

quality in popularly priced production knives. This effort has two main directions: innovative

design and exotic materials. We’ve combined these two thrusts in this new knife line, and we

named it the Vertex™ because that is the geometric point where two lines intersect.

First, it’s a striking shape submitted by one of our many outstanding designers, that places a

symmetrical scale precisely at the palm swell, resulting in a secure and comfortable grip.

Second, we built the Vertex line using the same materials a custom knifemaker would:

premium blade steel, stainless steel liners, black hard anodized 6061 aluminum scales, and

hand-shaped scale inserts of cocobolo wood or Micarta®.

Both models are sized for daily carry, with four-inch handles and 3.125” blades of

8Cr14MoV stainless steel in a satin finish.

Then, to add value and give instant one-hand opening, we built in our patented OutBurst®

assisted opening with the patent-pending* Fire Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is

safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the

thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. It is both very fast, and

very safe, because simply pressing the Fire Safe button does not open the knife. You must

both press down and nudge the blade outward deliberately.

Vertex™ DP. The model 1040 sports a drop point blade with a high hollow grind, and black

Micarta scale inserts.

Vertex™ CP. For those who prefer a clip point blade grind, we offer the model 1045, which

has a pronounced notch at the top of the blade thoughtfully integrated into the false grind near

the tip. Scale inserts are hand shaped and polished cocobolo hardwood.

Both Vertex models feature custom removable stainless steel clips in a black oxide finish.

Finally, we’ve created a vertex of another type– we have aimed our suggested retail price to

intersect with your most optimistic price expectations. The models are priced at just $49.99

MSRP. We hope you get the point.

*Patent pending



Vertex™ CP


Clip Point Blade, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Cocobolo Scales


Length: 3.125” (79 mm)

Thickness: 0.111” (2.8 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)


Overall length: 7.25” (184 mm)


3.1 oz. (88 g)


$49.99 US

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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Drop Point Blade, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Micarta Scales

Length: 3.125” (79 mm)

Thickness: 0.111” (2.8 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC

Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)

Overall length: 7.25” (184 mm)

3.3 oz. (94 g)

$49.99 US








Vertex™ DP

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