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
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
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.
Open Overall Length: 6.85 inches
Weight: 3.9 ounces
Length: 3.197 inches
Thickness: 0.137 inches
Finish: Black Powder Coat
Grind: Double Edge
Style: Spear Point
Edge: Dual Plain
Material: Hot Forged 1050 Carbon Steel
Carry System: Multi-Position Cordura/Zytel Sheath
Weight: 2.4 ounces
Made in China