For immediate release
Contact: Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: info@crkt.com

Tualitin, Oregon, U.S.A - January 1, 2015

Two Utility Knives Make Work Hardly Seem Like Work

CRKT® is releasing the Lucas Burnley-designed Achi™ and Akari™. These fixed blade everyday carry knives look so good and feel so great you may almost forget you’re using them on the job.

Acid-etched blades please the eye while you’re preparing to get the job done. The Akari™ comes in an upswept style that makes it very friendly and easy to use. The Achi™ comes in a recurve style for powerful cutting due to the angle of the blade and grip. Both are meant to have you taking your time and enjoying your cutting tasks. Although similar in looks, Burnley describes the two blades very differently.

“I’ve always liked curving upswept designs. The Achi is a traditional outdoors knife that has a very interesting shape and story while the Akari is a blend of those lines and the Neo Japanese inspiration that is often found in my work.”

Both feel good in the hand as well. Attractive cord-wrapped handles in a black and green pattern provide unmatched grip and help with cutting efficiency.

When you’re looking to whip through ugly tasks with style and ease, the Akari™ and Achi™ will have you smiling through every utility minute of it.

The Achi™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $59.99.

The Akari™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $59.99.

Product Specifications

Achi

SKU: 2470
Blade: Length: 2.830” (71.8 mm)
Edge: Plain
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 56-58 HRC
Finish: Gray Titanium Nitride w/Etch
Pattern
Thickness: 0.140" (3.5 mm)
Overall: 6.250” (158.7 mm)
Weight: 2.8 oz. (79.4 g)
Handle: Cord-Wrapped Handle
Style Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath
Sheath: Material: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
Lanyard: Black Paracord w/ skull bead
Weight: 1.3 oz. (36.9 g)

Achi

SKU: 2470
Blade: Length: 2.830” (71.8 mm)
Edge: Plain
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 56-58 HRC
Finish: Gray Titanium Nitride w/Etch
Pattern
Thickness: 0.140" (3.5 mm)
Overall: 6.250” (158.7 mm)
Weight: 2.8 oz. (79.4 g)
Handle: Cord-Wrapped Handle
Style Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath
Sheath: Material: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
Lanyard: Black Paracord w/ skull bead
Weight: 1.3 oz. (36.9 g)

CRKT knives, tools, and accessories are covered by exceptional warranties, which are fully detailed in the company catalog and website. For more information, call (503) 685- 5015 or (800) 891-3100 or fax (503) 682-9680, or write Columbia River Knife & Tool, 18348 SW 126th Place, Tualatin, OR 97062. Reach them via e-mail at info@crkt.com. Their web site is www.crkt.com.