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Sting - Double Edged Fixed Blade
Sting - Double Edged Fixed Blade
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Sting - Double Edged Fixed Blade


When A.G. Russell designed the first Sting in 1975, he intended it as a boot knife for hunting & 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 & then precision ground into final shape. After heat-treating & normalizing to improve the grain structure, the Sting is then heat treated & quenched to achieve hardness, & 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 & 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 & provides heft & 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 have also created a new Cordura multi-carry sheath with a Zytel liner. This quiet & strong design is very light & has belt loops that allow it to be carried vertically or horizontally. In addition, two Velco leg straps are included, allowing the Sting to be carried high or low on the leg, & in a variety of carry positions on gear. 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 & skin animals, & even for those unforeseen digging & 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. Like A.G. Russell himself, the Sting is a tough character that has earned its respect.
  • Blade: Length: 3.197" (8.1 cm)
  • Thickness: 0.137" (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: 1050, HRC 54-55
  • Knife: Overall length: 6.85" (17.4 cm)
  • Weight: 3.9 oz. (110 g)
  • Sheath (included with knife)
  • Material: Cordura/Zytel
  • Length: 6.50" (16.5 cm)
  • Width: 2.125" (5.4 cm)
  • Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g) without straps
  • 2.4 oz. (68 g) with straps

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