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Yea-Go 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

Ed Van Hoy has come up with another innovative concept in folder

design: The CRKT® Yea-Go® features a safe and fast-opening system,

and an instantly reversible clip.

Over the years, Virginia custom knifemaker Ed Van Hoy has conceived a number of award-

winning designs for Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), including the highly

successful Snap Lock™. Ed is always thinking, and coming up with original ideas, and his

Yea-Go® is a perfect example. Yea-Go is a Navajo phrase meaning “all your might” and Ed

has certainly put all his might behind this one.

First he invented the patent-pending mechanism he calls the Arcuate Opening System1

(A.O.S.™), which is a remarkable advance in the world of assisted opening that is so popular

today. It uses a unique arced internal frame slot and a spring-mounted blade pivot, which

together allow the blade to be opened instantly by just a flick of the contoured thumb disk. The

locking liner crisply snaps into place.

Opening is simply a matter of pressing down on the thumb disk and releasing it quickly with

a slight forward flick. The blade is safely stowed when folded, and casual pressure down on

the blade does not actuate opening. One-hand closing is quickly accomplished as with any

locking liner folder.

Like Ed, the design and build of the Yea-Go are permeated with character.

The modified drop point blade of premium AUS 8 stainless steel has a swedged top edge,

high hollow grind, and is lightened by seven holes.

The stainless steel InterFrame build is also optimized by one thick liner and one thinner

locking liner. A PPS composite back spacer at the butt aids balance and gives incredible

rigidity. The lightweight 6061 aluminum scales are hard anodized matte black, and are also

liberally drilled and scalloped.

To top it off, Ed has invented a patent-pending removable and reversible pocket clip

system2, which can be removed and reversed simply by sliding it out of the detented slot in

either scale.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, here comes a folder that does things differently.

What’s important is that it does them very, very well. And we have priced the Yea-Go so

competitively, with an MSRP of only $79.99, that you can afford to own one of the most

advanced folders available today.

1. Patent pending

2. Patent pending









Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.125” (79 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Handle length: 4.63” (117 mm)

Overall length: 7.63” (194 mm)

4.5 oz. (128 g)

$79.99 US


Van Hoy Yea-Go®

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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