Tweet It: Revolutionary New FDX Knives from Coastproducts to Be Shown at #OR2016!

Tweet It: Revolutionary New FDX Knives from Coastproducts to Be Shown at #OR2016!


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Contact:Sharon Gee, Circle Dot Marketing for Coast Products

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Elliot Ball, Director of Marketing, Coast Products

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CoastHigh-Performance Knives Set New Safety Standard

New Patent Pending Locking System to be displayed at Outdoor Retailer Show

Portland, OR, July 15, 2016– Groundbreaking and innovative describe Coast’s new FDX knives that introduce climbers, backpackers, hikers and outdoor enthusiaststo the company’s next-gen proprietary safety features. Unique toCoast, the FDX300, andFDX302 knives feature a patent-pending locking system that combines the strength and simplicity of the Frame-Lock with the added safety of the patented, adjustable tension Double-Lock system. Setting state-of-the-art engineering standards coupled with sleek styling and peak performance, Coast’s new knives are designed for campsites, adventures in the wild or any other work or play situation.

Coastwill showcase the new FDX knives, and exhibit a wide variety of their acclaimed knives, LED flashlights, headlamps, lanterns and multi-tools during the Outdoor Retailer Show (OR), from August 3 - 6 atBooth 28045at the Salt Palace Convention Center. These products deliver exceptional quality and innovation, the latest patented and proprietary features and technology, and are perfect for every customer, retailer or distributor in sports, leisure, and outdoor markets.

CoastFDX300 Knife with Glass Bead Finish

Two-in-One Combination Locking System

IncorporatingCoast’s near-100 years of knife making experience, the company is constantly at the forefront of mechanical and technological break-throughs.The FDX product line is just the latest example of that innovation and industry leadership. The new, imaginative locking systems are combined to make an adjustable locking system that is easy to use with maximized strength – and unequaled safety. -more-

Coast to Showcase New FDX Knives at OR 2-2-2-2

With the most stringent safety needs in mind, Coast designed the FDX knives to operate simply and effectively. When the knife blade is opened, the Frame-Lock automatically engages which locks the blade open. For added safety, the user can push the Double-Lock switch on the top of the handle forward which engages the Double-Lock system. Closing the knife is just as simple by reversing the procedure.

Patented tension controlprovides maximum flexibility in adjusting to just the right tension or detent action for individual needs. Simply turn the tension mechanism to the right to tighten the tension and to the left to create a lighter tension.

CoastFDX302 Knife with Titanium Nitride Finish

The FDX utility knives’ open frame construction provides a light, yet solid stainless steel frame with a unique handle pattern. Heat treated for strength and available in a glass bead finish or Titanium Nitride gray coating, the frame and handles showcase a classy-tactical look. Ergonomically designed with chamfered handle openings, the contoured shape design enables a firm, comfortable grip.Thumb-notching on the top of the blade provides a non-slip pressure point during heavy cutting. Both FDX models have a 3-inch drop-point blade that mirrors the handle finish. The tough, durable blades are rigorously tested for sharpness and are constructed of 7Cr17 stainless steel.

The blades are precision grounded, heat-treated, cryogenically treated and tempered for flexibility. These features ensure the best performance possible in demanding environments. The pocket clips have three mounting positions for increased convenience, easier carrying and a more secure attachment without movement. To reposition the pocket clip, the screws can be heated for a minute with a blow dryer. This process softens the thread locking adhesive making it easy to remove. Reinstalling and securing the pocket clip into a new mounting position is simple. Ambidextrous blade thumb studs are included to allow for right or left-hand blade-opening. To prevent their loss, the screws are locked into place using the thread locking adhesive. Users can attach a lanyard via the lanyard hole, so they can be carried around the neck or over the shoulder, helping to avoid loss and keeping both hands free.

“For every outdoor enthusiast, camper, hiker, backpacker, or any person who wants one of the best knives available today, our new FDX knives offer a new patent pending locking system,” noted Coast President David Brands. “Providing greater peace of mind and uncompromised high standards, the FDX300 and FDX302 are the ideal knives for every perilous or inclement situation when having total reliance on the safety, quality and durability of your gear is essential. Coast’s new knives are designed and engineered with exceptional, matchless workmanship and safety – strength, performance, and value are all part of the FDX knives. This new knife line packs exceptional qualities in a compact package, sure to be the go-to knives whether on the trail, at work, or at play.”


Coast to Showcase New FDX Knives at OR 3-3-3-3

Following are the specs for each knife:

FDX300 and FDX302

  • Patent pending frame and Double-Lock system for unequaled safety
  • All stainless steel frame, blade, and fasteners
  • Plain and combination blade edge models
  • Brass pivot bushing for smooth operation
  • Glass bead or Titanium Nitride finishes
  • 3-inch (7.6 centimeter) drop-point blade; 7.5-inch (19.05 centimeter) overall
  • Weight 4 oz.
  • High-grade 7Cr17 stainless steel
  • 3-Position pocket clip
  • Ambidextrous blade opening thumb studs
  • Lanyard hole

And, as with Coast’s entire product line, the FDX300 and FDX302 are backed by a lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship.

The knivesare shipping now, andthe suggested retail is $23.99. Follow Coast at one of the social media channels below, or check the Coast website for the latest information.

Coast Products – A History of Innovation

COAST Products is a 97-year-old, family owned company that produces lights, knives, and multi-purpose tools for work, recreation and everyday use. COAST produces innovative, technologically advanced products backed by a Lifetime Warranty that make the user’s life safer, easier and more enjoyable. Whether for hard work or hard play, COAST has the right lighting and cutting toolsto get the job done. COAST products are available at leading hardware, automotive, industrial and sporting goods dealers and distributors all over the world. For more information, call 800-426-5858 or visit

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