Posted July 14, 2009 by Howard
Columbia River Graham Stubby Folding Razel 2″ Blade, Ram Horn Handle
Another in the great, Razel series.
Here is the Columbia River info:
Serious craftsmen love the Razel™ idea. But some demanded folders, so here they are, the hardest-working knives we have made.
Our CRKT fixed-blade Razel™ series designed by Jon and Josh Graham of Graham Knives in Cleveland, Tennessee, has captured the attention of every craftsman who has seen them. But many insisted that we make folding versions, so they could whip out the knife for a task, open it with one hand, make the cut, close it with one hand, and clip it back into their pocket or work apron without looking down for a sheath. We had to admit it was faster, so the Grahams went to work and these new folders are the result.
Because we know that craftsmen respect a quality tool, we decided to make these models using premium 8CR13MoV stainless steel blades and top-of-the-line scale materials. Removable stainless steel clips are included on all models.
The Stubby Folding Razel™ is a short little frame lock with straight cutting edges of 2.0″ and 0.923″. The blade is easily opened with either hand, thanks to dual knurled thumb studs. The hand-contoured ram horn scales swell to fit securely in your palm. Three stainless steel back spacers yield an easily cleaned open build. This is the perfect tool to use for any precision cutting task, such as shaving just a few thousandths of an inch from a woodworking cut, or cleaning up the inside corners of a mortise. And it is strong enough with hefty liners, a 0.13″ thick blade, a deep finger choil and ample thumb friction grooves, to handle any rough cutting job, too. Whether you’re a woodworker, electrician, mechanic, sculptor, or home hobbyist, you’ll become attached to this little guy.
* Blade: Width: 0.923″ (23 mm)
* Length: 2.0″ (51 mm)
* Thickness: 0.13″ (3.3 mm)
* Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-59 HRC
* Closed: Handle length: 3.25″ (83 mm)
* Open: Overall length: 5.25″ (133 mm)
* Weight: 4.4 oz. (125 g)
About the Knife Designers
Jon and Josh Graham of Cleveland, Tennessee, were born to a father who had an appreciation for knives, and at a young age they were taught the importance of a good knife. “At the ages of seven and eight we got our first knives on the same day, and haven’t been without one since.” In the late ’80s while stationed at Aviaono AB Italy, Jon discovered handmade knives in a magazine and knew that was something he wanted to do. After getting out of the Air Force and settling into a job, Jon started making kit knives on a table with basic tools in 1994. Tired of making other people’s designs, in 1999 Jon asked his brother Josh to go in on some equipment and learn how to make knives by stock removal. They have both been hooked ever since, and constantly strive to improve their designs and skills, building on Jon’s experience as a diesel technician, and Josh’s background in cabinetmaking. They specialize in utility tactical designs with an emphasis on EDC fixed blade pocket knives, but their favorite knife line is the Razel, which they make in many sizes and styles.