When Jon and Josh Graham of Graham Knives in Cleveland, Tennessee, developed their 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. The Graham brothers have been very successful with their custom versions in a variety of sizes and styles.
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 Micarta®
handles, and custom-fitted Kydex®
How are mechanics, carpenters, farmers, and home craftsmen using their Razel models? The Grahams report: 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.
- Blade: Width: 1.70" (43 mm)
- Length: 7.25" (184 mm)
- Top Serration: 3.70" (94 mm)
- Thickness: 0.25" (6.4 mm)
- Steel: 9Cr18MoV, 58-60 HRC
- Knife: Overall length: 12.25" (311 mm)
- Weight: 13.8 oz. (391 g)
- Sheath (included with knife)
- Overall length: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Weight: 4.9 oz. (139 g)