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
this is the best knife I've had in a long. I would recommend this knife to anyone who enjoys them .
2012-07-29 Conway, AR
The reason that I don't have this knife is because it is to expensive and it SCREAMS zombie killer.
2012-04-10 FORT MYERS, FL
this knife is fantastic. as with all of my knives i have changed the edge to 17 degrees and polished it with 2000 grit sandpaper. it is balanced towards the tip making it nice for chopping. i have cut myself several times because of my own stupidity. but it has also saved me from water moccasins more than once. and to solve the sheath problem you guys. take a strand of para-cord and put it through a grommet then melt the two ens together just long enough so they can loop around the bottle opener on the knife. it keeps it there in any position. just push the knife forward and slide it off to get your knife out. i would recommend this to anyone responsible enough to use a knife.
2011-10-22 Portland, OR
Beautiful knife , I do however think there are two design flaws 1- the handle should be slightly larger in circumference ,2- the glass breaker is a very bad idea the first thing I did upon receiving the ss7 was to strap it on and draw it out then reshethed the knife and pushed on the but to set it firmly in the skaberd and stuck the glass breaker into my hand , the glass breaker does not alow you to hammer on the butt to use it like a chisel . I then took a bench grinder to the breaker to get rid of it being careful not to over heat the metal, now it just needs thicker handle plates and it will be perfect . Still with all that said I would give it a 4.5 out of 5 rating Love the knife
2011-10-21 Holland, MI
bought this about a month ago and I absolutely love the knife. I wasn't sure exactly what I would use it for, but I now use it for everything. It has handled everything I have needed it for. This is a serious, versatile blade. Highly recommend it. I do have to agree with previous reviews about the sheath. It could have been better, but not a big enough issue to detract from the overall rating I give this knife.