When Jon Graham of Graham Knives in Cleveland, Tennessee, developed the custom Graham Razel in 2001, most knife blades came to a single point. Not the Razel. It's a cross between a chisel and a razor with a knife handle. The result gives two useful Razor-Sharp edges, one for pushing or tapping, and the other for precise cutting. You also get two strong blade points. Jon Graham has been very successful with their custom versions in a variety of sizes and styles.
The CRKT production Razel models follow the Graham concept faithfully, with very thick full-tang blades of premium 9Cr18MoV (similar to 440C) stainless steel in a brushed finish, hand-contoured resin impregnated fiber handles, and custom-fitted Kydex sheaths.
How are mechanics, carpenters, farmers, and home craftsmen using their Razel models? The Jon reports: Scraping gaskets, removing paint and stickers. Chiseling to make reliefs, mortises and tenons. Prying tight-fitting parts. Cutting things like paracord, wire insulation, radiator hose, plastic ties and tubing. Taper reaming a hole with the twist of the wrist. Reaching into tight spaces and push cutting with the chisel edge. Opening feed bags and cutting through bales of hay. You name it, the Razel does it.
The Ringed Razel has cutting edges of 1.125" and 3.0". The handle terminates in a ring for the little finger. You can use this tool in the wettest, slickest conditions without fear of losing your grip.
It's an extremely high-quality work tool, built to custom standards, unique in the knife and tool world. And just about every serious craftsman we show them to, wants one immediately.
In-pocket sheaths. Jon designed the Kydex sheath which comes with the Ringed Razel for right-hand in-pocket carry.
- Open Overall Length: 7.5 inches
- Weight: 5.5 ounces
- Length: 3 inches
- Thickness: 0.18 inches
- Material: 9Cr18MoV
- Blade-HRC: 58-60
- Finish: Satin
- Grind: Chisel
- Style: Utility
- Edge: Plain
Columbia River Knife & Tool Ringed Razel