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Columbia River CRKT 2020 AG Russell Sting Boot Knife 3.197" Double Edge Blade, Zytel Sheath


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Part #: CR2020 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2020: Sting - Designed by A.G. Russell
Columbia River

We are proud to offer a CRKT production version of the AG Russell Sting, complete with a custom Zytel® sheath.

When A.G. designed the first Sting in 1975, he intended it as a boot knife for hunting and 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 and then precision ground into final shape. After heat-treating and normalizing to improve the grain structure, the Sting is then heat treated and quenched to achieve hardness, and 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 and 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 and provides heft and 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 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 and skin animals, and even for those unforeseen digging and 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.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 6.85 inches
    • Weight: 3.9 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.197 inches
    • Thickness: 0.137 inches
    • Material: 1050
    • Blade-HRC: 52-55
    • Finish: Black Powder Coat
    • Grind: Double Edge
    • Style: Spear Point
    • Edge: Dual Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: Hot Forged 1050 Carbon Steel
  • Carry
    • Carry System: Multi-Position Cordura/Zytel Sheath
    • Weight: 2.4 ounces
    • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023202007

Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
Columbia River CRKT 2020 AG Russell Sting Boot Knife 3.197" Double Edge Blade, Zytel Sheath4.472 (36 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 2020 AG Russell Sting Boot Knife 3.197" Double Edge Blade, Zytel Sheath
5 out of 5
Pros: Materials, Finish, Blade Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Peace of Mind
Working in close protection (bodyguard,) I normally carry a sidearm and a handful of other tools. However, whenever I travel with a client to a country that restricts firearms (Canada,) the Sting becomes my go-to for a last-resort-lethal option. The knife secures firmly against my ankle and remains hidden, even under lightweight suit pants. I have also had it sideways on the back of my belt, under my suit jacket. Not only is it an option for CQC, but it’s versatile enough that I don’t need to carry a backup knife.Thankfully, I haven’t had to use it for combat, but I have used it on other occasions to cut rope, gain access to a locked car and cut a seatbelt.Even when I do carry a sidearm, I still carry this knife.I highly recommend it
Columbia River CRKT 2020 AG Russell Sting Boot Knife 3.197" Double Edge Blade, Zytel Sheath
5 out of 5
East Texas
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great knife!
Not only can you stick it in your boot, but also strap it around your calf, which is what I wanted it for. Great for women out and about that don't want to carry a heavy pistol.
Columbia River CRKT 2020 AG Russell Sting Boot Knife 3.197" Double Edge Blade, Zytel Sheath
5 out of 5
Barcelona - Spain -
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
It is very satisfying to find items as well finished and especially with a very functional design.Thank you very much.
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