Posted May 2, 2008 by Howard
Columbia River Elishewitz Horus Assisted Opener
Columbia River has a slew of products introduced every year. This new Elishewitz Horus is a great product. It has a “chunky” feel to the handle with a funky orange plastic insert. The assisted action is solid, although not really fast and the feel is very comfortable.
Here is what Columbia River writes about it:
Horus is familiar to Egyptologists as the hawk-headed god, lord of the sky. As Canyon Lake, Texas knifemaker Allen Elishewitz developed this new design, similar in many ways to his larger custom Creedmore, we saw an aggressive hawk-like character in its crisp edges, facets and choils, hence the Horus™ name. It reminds us of an F-111 stealth fighter, too.
This is much more than an Elishewitz design statement, even though it is a piece that grabs your attention immediately. It’s a very functional every day carry with the patented features that have made CRKT folders so popular, including OutBurst™ assisted opening1 and the LAWKS® safety2.
The Horus frame features an unusual choiled pistol-grip curve. The stainless steel InterFrame build has one locking liner and sculpted black textured Zytel® scales. The wild honey gold variegated inlays are the latest CPL composite, like that used in modern bowling balls. Injection molding makes each one unique.
The blade is AUS 8 premium stainless steel in a bead-blast finish. We call it an “Elishewitz stealth grind” because it is composed almost entirely of flat angular facets. The result is a very strong blade with a strong central spine which extends very near to the tip.
Of course, this design demands our patented OutBurst™ assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. The OutBurst mechanism can be removed to allow fast, conventional one-hand opening using the custom Elishewitz ramped thumb stud, depending on your preference or local ordinances.
In addition, our patented LAWKS® safety effectively converts your folder into a virtual fixed blade when actuated. Just slide the lever forward to lock, and slide it back to enable easy one-hand closing.
Typical of all CRKT Elishewitz folders, you get a gold Elishewitz logo on the blade and a custom removable stainless steel pocket/gear clip.
The Elishewitz Horus makes a strong statement, and it will certainly spark a conversation among your knife-fancier friends. But then, the lord of the sky has never been shy, either.
* Blade: Length: 3.125” (7.9 cm)
* Thickness: 0.14” (0.35 cm)
* Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
* Closed: Handle length: 4.00” (10.8 cm)
* Open: Overall length: 7.125” (18.1 cm)
* Weight: 4.6 oz. (130 g)
About the Knife Designer
Allen Elishewitz is a world-renowned custom knifemaker, whose studio is in Canyon Lake, Texas. His work has been featured in many magazine articles and front covers as well as several museum-quality books. Collectors of his work include heads of state, members of royal families, members of elite special forces units and serious enthusiasts of fine craftsmanship. His early interests in knives, combined with his background in the martial arts and as a Recon Marine led him to become one of the premier tactical knifemakers. With his classical art background, this self-taught artist has designed a wide range of innovative knife models as well as luxurious pens and watches. Over the years he has been a member of the Italian Knifemakers’ Guild, American Bladesmith Society and Knifemakers’ Guild where he served on the Board of Directors. His work has been awarded numerous prizes throughout his career.