Cleaver-style knives are intended for rougher duty than the standard folding EDC blade. Their chunky blade shape makes them great for chopping tasks, after all. But as with any folding blade, the weakest point is the folding mechanism itself. That’s not a problem with the new fixed-blade version of CRKT’s Razel knife. The new Razel, made in collaboration with Jon Graham, features a rigid full-tang D2 tool steel construction that provides one-piece reliability when the going gets tough.
The original Razel GT folding knife featured a quick flipper-assisted opening mechanism. This new fixed-blade Razel is always ready to go, with no moving parts that need to lock into place before you can get to work.
I thought it was an Alan Folts when I first saw it. Sort of a big brother to the Minimalist Cleaver. I was wrong.
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