Columbia River 1140 Elishewitz Scarab Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade

Part #: CR1140 | Columbia River (CRKT)


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CR1140: Elishewitz Scarab™ - Assisted Plain Edge
Columbia River Knife & Tool

Please Note: The plastic material used in the handles of this product are prone to hairline cracks. This is the nature of the material and not considered a defect by the manufacturer. If this is not acceptable to you, please select a different product
In ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle represented resurrection and renewal, and was depicted in art and jewelry as a talisman of good fortune. Allen Elishewitz is an acclaimed young Canyon Lake, Texas, knifemaker who offers a surprising range of custom knives, many with Egyptian-themed names. It is your good fortune that our production Elishewitz Scarab™ has turned out to be everything we could imagine in a personal folder.

We set out to translate Allen’s custom into a slightly smaller, personal-size folder for carry convenience, and along the way, incorporated the patented features that have made CRKT folders so popular, including OutBurst™ assisted opening(1) and the LAWKS® safety(2).

The Scarab has a 3.25” blade and is 4.25” long when folded, dimensions that knife users tell us are “just about right” for a personal carry. Weighing 4.9 ounces, it also has just the right heft.

The Scarab frame uses a stainless steel InterFrame build with one locking liner. Black textured Zytel® scales are inlaid with the latest tough and hard CPL composite, like that used in modern bowling balls, featuring blue/gray swirls. Each inlay has a unique pattern.

The blade is another one of those unique shapes that Allen is noted for. We call it an Elishewitz drop/spear point, swedged and recurved. The blade is AUS 8 premium stainless steel in a bead-blast finish. Both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge grinds are available.

The Scarab comes standard with our patented OutBurst assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. If desired, the OutBurst mechanism can be removed to allow fast, conventional one-hand opening using the custom Elishewitz ramped thumb stud.

The Scarab’s 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.

As a bonus, you get a gold Elishewitz logo on the blade and a custom removable stainless steel pocket/gear clip.

Plus, we have priced the Scarab to further add to your good fortune.


  • Blade: Length: 3.25” (8.3 cm)
  • Thickness: 0.14” (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 4.25” (10.8 cm)
  • Open: Overall length: 7.50” (19.0 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 oz. (139 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.
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.


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