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Columbia River M.A.K.-1

Retail Price: $89.99
Our Price: $49.99
Item Number: CR2050
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 2050
CRKT M.A.K.-1 - 2050

James McGowan is a professional firefighter in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Due to his passion for the outdoors, he started making "hard working knives" and joined the Canadian Knifemakers' Guild in 1998. Drawing from his extensive real-life fire and rescue experiences, he has designed the CRKT production M.A.K.-1 and Extrik-8-R emergency rescue tools, based on the day-to-day needs of professional firefighters, rescue workers, EMTs, police Special Response Teams, and military operators.

The M.A.K.-1 (Multiple Access Knife) is a rescue and rapid entry knife, made of tough 3Cr13 stainless steel. It has a blunt chisel pry-bar tip for opening doors and windows and a Razor-Sharp knife edge suitable for heavy cutting or hacking tasks. The heavily textured and grooved G10 scales offer an aggressive grip and allow control when wearing gloves. They can be removed for cleaning.

The M.A.K.-1 gives two window-breaking options. A twist breaker groove allows controlled breaking of automobile side windows, while a carbide tip butt breaker allows smashing of building windows or automotive back glass. An 8mm groove functions as a wrench for disconnecting GM-style side terminal batteries. A reflective orange paracord lanyard is included.

The satin finish M.A.K.-1 2050 comes complete with a custom Cordura sheath which will hold a shove knife and an Extrik-8-R tool.
   Open Length    10 inches
   Weight    10 ounces
   Length    3 inches
   Thickness    0.2 inches
   Material    2CR13
   Blade-HRC    51-53
   Finish    Satin
   Grind    Chisel
   Style    Utility
   Edge    Plain
   Material    G10
   Carry System    Cordura Sheath
   Weight    3.2 ounce
   Lanyard/Neck Chain    Yes
   Glass Breaker    Yes

Designer:  James McGowan

James McGowan James McGowan of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is an avid outdoorsman and Toronto Firefighter. He says, "I rely on knives daily. The limitations of factory knives became evident, and I began collecting custom-made knives. This led to my passion which is creating my own handmade knives. Learning from veteran knife makers such as Murray St. Amour, Roger Toner and George Tichbourne, I developed my own formula for producing durable and aesthetically pleasing knives which can endure extreme conditions. The demands by friends and colleagues for my custom designed knives grew and through their encouragement I began offering my products to the public in 1998 as a member of the Canadian Knifemakers' Guild. My mission is to provide high-quality products for people who demand hard working knives." In his shop, J. McGowan Knives, he specializes in fixed blades using handle materials from the practical to the exotic. James is the designer of the CRKT M.A.K.-1 and Extrik-8-R.