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Columbia River AG Russell Sting Boot Knife 3.197" Double Edge Blade, Zytel Sheath

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Part Number: CR2020
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2020: Sting - Designed by A.G. Russell
Columbia River

We are proud to offer a CRKT production version of the AG Russell Sting, complete with a custom Zytel® sheath.

When A.G. designed the first Sting in 1975, he intended it as a boot knife for hunting and personal defense. His very popular all-steel version in 1977 carried the idea a step further. We see today's CRKT Sting as a multi-purpose 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. After heat-treating and normalizing to improve the grain structure, the Sting is then heat treated and quenched to achieve hardness, and tempered to arrive at an optimum hardness with excellent strength.

While they are very tough, low alloy steels do not have the rust resistance imparted by the chromium and nickel in stainless steels, so we apply a black non-reflective powder coat finish to stop 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.

We never recommend mistreating a knife, but as a survival knife, the Sting can take more outright abuse than any stainless steel knife we make. You can use it to cut wood, clean and skin animals, and even for those unforeseen digging and prying tasks.

As a personal carry, the Sting is a more hefty knife than our other small fixed blades, which many say adds a sense of security.

  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 6.85 inches
    • Weight: 3.9 ounces
  • Blade
    • 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
    • Carry System: Multi-Position Cordura/Zytel Sheath
    • Weight: 2.4 ounces
    • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023202007

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Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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Bill Wei
Van Nuys, CA
Mar 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Boot Knife
I decided to purchase this knife for myself and a friend as a b-day present. As we are avid gun and knife collectors, I liked the idea of a concealment knife. When I received it, the knife was what I expected, my only negative comment, I wish it was sharper upon delivery, that's something I can take care of. Otherwise, very happy with the purchase and my buddy was thrilled with the b-day gift.
5 out of 5
Ricardo Nev
Mar 18, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Amazing knife !
I wear this knife on me everyday, every night, and everywhere i go. It came razor sharp out of the box. It fits perfect in the sheath dont fall out or slide out. The main reason i bought this knife was for self defense , i live in a not so safe place and i walk alot, since ive been carrying this i feel so much safer. You cant tell that your carrying it , it fits perfect in my hand and the weight is perfect !
5 out of 5
Joe Christ
iron mountain, MI
Jan 10, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
love it!
love the way it feels in my hand the sheath is awesome and ive found to be extremely versatile in where and how you can carry it
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