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.
Beautifully crafted knife with high quality materials. Useful for just about any job you can think of. The only downfall is the incredibly cheap kydex left handed sheath. It's not reversible and makes the knife difficult to carry for a right hander. For the price, you should offer a choice of sheaths for such a great knife
2013-07-20 Cleveland, TN
Just received one for my birthday from my brother. Bought it from Jon. Smoothed out the ring, rehoned the blade, refitted the sheath, and covered the sheath clip with heat shrink.I'm an audio engineer, and it has proven itself indespensable. Whether on performance stages, or doing system installs, it's been my go to tool. My engineer peers were jealous until they ordered ones themselves.
2013-06-26 Buffalo, NY
I just received this knife, and I am stunned by the great materials, great machine work, and the great fit to my hand with and without a glove. I just love it. Its better than the photographs/videos. I work in the northeastern portion of the country in the mobile telecom industry, and this knife will be in my pocket for years.
2013-04-28 Carol Stream, IL
I use this knife every day... I'm in the electrical/cellular industry, which is both physically and technically demanding. Having a knife that can stand up to heavy daily use, and be easy to utilize with one hand is indispensable... The Razel is well designed and tough... Overall a great product. My coworkers are jealous...
2013-01-19 Cave Junction, OR
living in southern oregon where tools get used profusely, i am always searching for something "better" stronger, etc...
this knife is wicked 3" blade sharped up like a champ,chisel tip is complimentary indeed.
blade is thick as all get out, pry away with it i know i do
2012-07-26 black river falls, WI
It's a pretty great little knife. I like the fact that it has the two edges to work with. I like to keep the chisel edge honed razor sharp for tasks that require a finer cutting edge while leaving the main knife edge a little less honed for the tougher cutting jobs. The ring is nice and it is large enough that it will accomodate a gloved hand. Only two minor complaints. First, the sheath. It is quite loose but easily remedied with the application of a pair of small, thin adhesive dbacked felt strips (like you'd use on a cabinet door) to the inside of the sheath. Also, I needed to do some minor sanding to the inside of the ring to break the sharp corners left from manufacturing.
2012-06-26 Comfort, TX
The knife is an excellant tool for what I do around the ranch.Very Rugged. The kydex sheath is noisey (rattles) wheather in your pocket or on the belt, and the loose fit allows the knife to fall out when climbing .bending, etc. A quiet and secure sheath woud be appreciated
2011-12-11 Evergreen, CO
Great size and weight. It is very secure in my hand and I promise you if you ever need to cut rubber sheathing of electrical wire this is the knife to have. It comes razor sharp out of the box and I love the solid steel body. I was able to reverse hold the knife while my buddy pulled the cable with his pick-up truck. It sliced it like a hot knife through butter. Great everyday carry, and all my brothers at work love how it looks(they said it looks like a mini cleaver)and asked their girlfriends for one for Christmas. The sheath is ok but I made a new one out of leather for work and save the kydex for when I go out. In short if this is your second time looking at it just buy it, you will not regret it.