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SureFire's Latest Edged Weapon
Maximizes Functionality, Minimizes Size

The lightest, most compact knife from the company's Edged Weapons Division

SureFire, LLC Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 12/15/2010


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SureFire Crank™

SureFire Crank™

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Ca. - SureFire, LLC, designer and manufacturer of the world's finest illumination tools and high-end tactical products, announces the release of the newest member of its ever-expanding family of edged weapons. The new SureFire Crank™, a folding utility knife, is only four inches long closed (6.56 inches open) and weighs only 3.2 ounces, making it the lightest, most compact knife from the company's Edged Weapons Division.

Designed to be a multi-functional tool that doesn't weigh down or fill an operator's pocket, pack, or tactical vest, the Crank makes a superb everyday-carry knife for military and law enforcement professionals, outdoorsmen, or anyone who appreciates a quality edged weapon that's highly adaptable. It's also an excellent backup for those who prefer to carry a larger blade as their primary knife.

Crank's four-inch blade (measured from point to pivot) is constructed of edge-holding 154 CM stainless steel. It's been shaped and ground for efficient slicing geometry, with enough point for excellent penetration. A steel bar lock keeps the blade securely in place when open, requiring purposeful, positive pressure for the blade to be released and returned to the closed position. A narrow cutout in the blade helps keep weight down and also serves as a thumb notch for easy opening. Ridges on the back of the blade provide non-slip pressure points for a finger, for tasks requiring precise, controlled cutting or slicing.

Its lightweight aerospace aluminum frame is sculpted to provide a secure grip in virtually any conditions and is coated with an attractive, hard-anodized Mil-Spec finish that resists corrosion. Integrated into the frame are a bottle opener, a cord/harness cutter, and a hexagonal opening that serves as a light-duty wrench for ³" hex nuts. Rounding out Crank's extreme functionality are machined slots in the hexagonal openings in the frame. These slots securely hold various coins, allowing Crank to also be used as a field-expedient flathead screwdriver.

Crank, the lightest, most compact knife in SureFire's product line, has an MSRP of only $179. This knife is available for purchase from an authorized SureFire dealer or SureFire direct by calling 800-828-8809 or visiting surefire.com.

About SureFire

Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire, LLC is a leading manufacturer of highperformance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm's way, or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations groups than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001:2000-certified company.

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