Say A.G. Russell, and you have to immediately say first, because this living legend was one of the inventors of the modern knife industry. But despite all his awards and achievements, A.G. is first of all a knifemaker. The CRKT production Sting fixed blade knife, complete with a custom Cordura/Zytel sheath, is a multipurpose one-piece utility knife that is just about indestructible.
Hot forging is the reason the Sting is so tough. It begins life as an ordinary blank of 1050 carbon steel, similar to the alloy used in traditional Samurai swords, which is first hot forged and then precision ground into final shape. CRKT applied a black non-reflective powder coat finish to resist corrosion.
The spear point blade of the CRKT Knife features two Razor-Sharp cutting edges. The integral handle is contoured to fit the bare or gloved hand nicely and provides heft and balance, with thumb detents for grip. A large lanyard hole is provided, allowing the use of a wrist lanyard, or carry as a neck knife.
Like A.G. Russell himself, the CRKT Sting is a tough character that has earned its respect.
CRKT A.G. Russell Sting One Piece Fixed Blade Knife - 2020 Specifications:
- Open Overall Length 6.85 inches
- Weight 3.9 ounces
- Length 3.197 inches
- Thickness 0.137 inches
- Material 1050
- Blade-HRC 52-55
- Finish Black Powder Coat
- Grind Double Edge
- Style Spear Point
- Edge Dual Plain
- Handle Material Hot Forged 1050 Carbon Steel
- Carry System Multi-Position Cordura/Zytel Sheath Included
- Weight 2.4 ounces
- Information from CRKT