CRKT® is releasing the Hans Florine designed NIAD™, Bivy™ and Hyphenate™. These knives and tools are super lightweight—you’d expect nothing less from a world record holding speed climber of The Nose on Yosemite’s El Capitan.

(PRWEB) October 27, 2015

At 0.6 oz, the NIAD™ (Nose In A Day) folding climbing knife keeps everyone light on their feet when they’re 2000 ft above the ground. It features a simple two-piece design so nothing gets in the way when scaling cliff faces. The stainless steel blade seats against the frame and eliminates the need for a sheath or additional parts while climbing. That’s welcome news for those who are looking for something that’s high-function but not high-maintenance.

When the need to take a bivouac on with one hand arises, there’s the Bivy™. Inspired by Han’s work with the Bandaloop Vertical Dance Troupe, this revolutionary multi-tool provides easy single-handed operation for those times when the other one is busy with rigging or emergencies. Simply push the button and spring-assisted pliers jump into action. A comforting thought for those who are at the end of their rope. It also features a locking liner safety, marlinspike, and Phillips and flathead screwdrivers.

Finally, the Hyphenate™ bridges the gap between knives in places bridges don’t exist. This fixed blade climbing knife crosses over into camping or any other outdoor activity. It features a modified tanto blade design with a combination edge making it feel comfortable in a variety of conditions. Additionally, there are two large holes in the handle to help with grip and cut down on weight, as well as an O² wrench.
The new line was created in response to Han’s need for tools and blades that could operate as freely as he does.

If you’re looking for a minimal knife or tool that offers maximum cutting ability and ease of use, reach for the NIAD™, Bivy™ or Hyphenate™.

The NIAD™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $39.99.
The Bivy™ multi-tool manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $69.99.
The Hyphenate™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $29.99.

SKU: 2406
Blade: Length: 1.560” (39.6 mm)
Edge: Combination
Steel: 5Cr13MoV, 56-58 HRC
Finish: Silver Stonewash
Thickness: 0.080” (2.0 mm)
Closed: 2.500” (63.5 mm)
Open: 4.060” (103.1 mm)
Weight: 0.6 oz. (17.0 g)
Handle: 6AI4V Titanium
Style: Folding Knife w/Frame Lock

SKU: 2450
Blade: Length: 2.230” (56.6 mm)
Edge: Combination
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-60 HRC
Finish: Silver Stonewash
Thickness: 0.120” (3.0 mm)
Overall: 4.440” (121.2 mm)
Weight: 1.2 oz. (34.0 g)
Handle: Stainless Steel
Style: Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath

Sheath: Material: Glass Reinforced Nylon
Weight: 0.9 oz. (25.5 g)

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SKU: 9250
Blade: Length: 2.920” (74.1 mm)
Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-58 HRC
Finish: Satin
Thickness: 0.090” (2.3 mm)
Closed: 4.120” (104.6 mm)
Open: Pliers: 6.030” (153.1 mm)
Blade: 7.060” (179.3 mm)
Weight: 7.7 oz. (218 g)
Handle: 1060 Al
Style: Multi-Tool w/Locking Liner

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