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, plus a top serrated edge on the SS7. You also get two strong blade points. Jon Graham brothers has been very successful with their custom versions in a variety of sizes and styles.
Our Razel™ SS7 is a humongous 13.8-ounce work tool with the look of a cleaver and the heft of a hatchet. The full-tang blade is 0.25" thick with cutting edges of 1.70" and 7.25", plus a 3.70" top cutting edge with patented(1) Veff™ Serrations. The butt features a bottle and jar opener, plus a hardened steel window-breaker tip. Use it to cut through thickets and to release tangles of rope or nets.
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.
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.
The Razel SS7 comes with a custom molded Kydex sheath and a patented (2) quick release belt connection system.
1. U.S. Patent No. D559,939
2. U.S. Patent No. 7,007,352