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2016 CRKT® OC3™

Press Release
For immediate release
Contact: Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A — January 19, 2016

CRKT® and Combat Vet Create Knife that Stands its Ground While Others Run from Fights.

CRKT® is releasing the OC3™ fixed blade tactical knife. This dual-edged blade moves as fast as Pat Cascio, the seasoned martial artist who designed it.

Not that it’s easy to slow the OC3™ down to really examine it, but once you do you’ll see it features a large 6” dual-edge blade crafted from SK5 steel. A true fighting knife, it has unbelievable penetrating power and outstanding cutting ability. It can also be used back at camp for chores where things can get really messy. That’s why it comes with a black powder coating that not only hides dirt but helps resist corrosion.

Finally, a tough polished resin infused fiber handle provides you with an all-conditions grip—pretty important when your life and those of others are in your hands. Additionally, you’ll find it has a glass-reinforced, gear-compatible sheath that comes with a MOLLE-compatible gear clip.

The OC3™ was a winning partnership between Pat Cascio and Brian Wagner. Cascio had a unique design for a knife he knew could hold its own in a fight. After all, he designed it based on several years of hand-to-hand combat under his 6th degree black belt. Wagner brought several years of knife craftsmanship to the equation. The result: a blade that is fast in hand and truly can walk the walk.

The OC3™ is ready for combat—or to prevent it from happening in the first place.

The OC3™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $125.00

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Product Specifications

SKU: 2852
Blade: Length: 6.072” (154.2 mm)
Edge: Plain
Steel: SK5, 54-56 HRC
Finish: Black Powder Coat
Thickness: 0.182” (4.6 mm)
Overall: 10.938” (277.8 mm)
Weight: 8.3 oz. (235.0 g)
Handle: Polished resin infused fiber
Style: Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath
Sheath: Material: Glass Reinforced Nylon
Weight: 2.2 oz. (62.4 g)

Founded in 1994, CRKT® is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design. For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email: