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Columbia River Sting

Retail Price: $69.99
Our Price: $38.99
Item Number: CR2020
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 2020
CRKT Sting - 2020

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, 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 applies a black non-reflective powder coat finish to resist corrosion.

The spear point blade 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 Sting is a tough character that has earned its respect.

   Open 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
   Material    Hot Forged 1050
        Carbon Steel
   Carry System    Multi-Position
        Cordura/Zytel Sheath
   Weight    2.4 ounce

Designer:  A.G. Russell

A.G. Russell A.G. Russell has been deeply involved in the knife industry for over forty years. A.G. was the first member of the Knife Digest Cutlery Hall of Fame, was a founding member of the Knifemakers' Guild, founded The Knife Collectors Club, started the first knife mail order business, and produced the first commemorative pocket knife. In 1968, he founded the first "after market" for knives, the A.G. Russell List of Knives for Immediate Delivery. His mailing list was used to found the first two knife magazines, Knife World and The American Blade, now Blade. In the early 1970s, he arranged the first collaboration between a knifemaker and knife manufacturer. He designed and produced the first liner-less pocket knife with all-plastic handles in 1970. In 1975, he designed a unique boot knife he called the Sting, a small knife intended for hunting and personal defense. In 1987, he introduced the A.G. Russell One Hand Knife which was one of the first production knives to use a blade thumb stud for one-hand opening.