BUDK Announces Exclusive Ownership of Kissing Crane Knives Brand
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - BUDK®, industry leader in top quality edged
collectibles, today announced the company is now the exclusive owner and
manufacturer of Kissing Crane knives. BUDK currently offers a varied
selection of traditional favorites from the Kissing Crane line including
the Classic Yellow Series, Mother of Pearl Series, Abalone Series, and
Classic Stilettos, which feature a Damascus blade version. Now that BUDK
has exclusive ownership of the Kissing Crane brand, they will be showcasing
many new and unique items in the near future.
Founded in 1834, Kissing Crane creates quality pocket, hunting and folding
knives long-established for their quality materials as well as their
attention to detail. A collector's favorite, each knife by Kissing Crane is
assembled and polished by hand, keeping alive traditions started 175 years
ago by the Robert Klaas factory in Solingen, Germany. The brand's continued
focus on quality and detail remains a top priority for every Kissing Crane
"We are pleased to be the exclusive manufacturer of Kissing Crane knives
and to carry on its heritage for generations to come," says Clint Kadel,
CEO and owner of BUDK. "This traditional brand continues to be one of the
best-sellers among our customers. We are confident that knife collectors
will be delighted by the craftsmanship of these knives, as well as the
breadth of new items launching in the future."
The Complete Line of Kissing Crane Knives Are Featured at www.budk.com.
Top 3 President's Picks for February
1. Kissing Crane Burnt Bone Damascus
Stiletto Folding Knife (Item# KC 5054). This burnt bone handle stiletto
features a rugged burnt bone handle and brass plated pins, bolsters and a
brass Kissing Crane cast shield on every handle.
2. Kissing Crane Pearl Sod Buster
Folding Knife (Item# KC 5012). This unique new design from Kissing
Crane features a stainless steel blade, brass bolsters, and a handle made
of beautiful imitation pearl.
3. Kissing Crane Abalone Congress Folding Knife
(Item# KC 5045). Kissing Crane brings generations of unrivaled quality and
tradition to this new abalone handle family. This 3 1/2" Congress offers 4
stainless steel blades and brass pins to accent the beautiful abalone
handle. 3 1/2" closed.
Some new and exciting items in the works for the Kissing Crane brand
include a genuine Stag Series, a Classic Black series, and some quality
fixed blade hunters. "With such a traditional, classic brand, our options
for expanding the product line are limitless. Not only will we be adding
more in the traditional pocket knife area, but we will be expanding into
some other great areas like sharpeners and collectible sets," says Michelle
Hampton, Vice President of Product Development for BUDK.
Kissing Crane fans can see the entire product selection by visiting
www.budk.com or by checking out THE BUDK CATALOG, a product packed catalog
featuring a large selection of knives, swords, and various self defense
products. You can order a FREE BUDK CATALOG at www.budk.com or by calling 1-800-543-5061.
Dealer inquiries are welcome. If you are interested in becoming a dealer
please call 1-800-543-5061.
BUDK® offers high-quality, direct-to-consumer swords, knives, medieval
and fantasy weaponry, air guns, and other collectible weapons. BUDK® was
founded by Clint Kadel over 20 years ago and has been a thriving success
since. BUDK® distributes The BUDK Catalog and operates the www.budk.com
website. For a free catalog or to view the entire BUDK® product
selection, visit their website. BUDK is also on Facebook (keyword Budk) and
Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BudkCatalog.
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