Loaded Lightweights

A.G. Russell Knives’ Skorpion Folders
Are A Nice Blend Of Style And Sting.

Cutlery retailer and mail-order guru A.G. Russell once confided to me that, though he makes and sells just about every kind of knife imaginable, he hates carrying a heavy knife. Indeed, many of the knives he has designed and sold alongside other manufacturers’ offerings for years have been part of his “Featherlite” series. His latest additions to said model group are the large and small Skorpions.

The flat-fitting Skorpion and Small Skorpion are perfect for those who want to carry a folding knife with discretion. The handsome, machined steel handles are approximately 0.1875-inch thick and sport a satin bead-blasted finish. Russell offers a choice of pocket clips in the box—one standard and another for deep pocket carry—and these can be positioned tip-up or tip-down or for right- or left-pocket carry. Both knives feature a versatile, hard-working drop-point blade (3.4 inches on the large model, 3 on the smaller model) and are engaged using a slender ovate thumbhole. The blades lock up via a very sturdy frame-lock mechanism located on the back frame, and Russell went the extra mile by including a Hinderer Lockbar Stabilizer for added safety.

True to form, these are lightweight knives. The large Skorpion weighs a scant 3.2 ounces, its smaller sibling 1.8 ounces. If you don’t care for pocket clip carry, simply remove the clip and let the Skorpion roam free with your loose change old-school style. The Skorpion and Small Skorpion are priced at $75 and $65 respectively and have features not found in folding knives at twice the price—putting more sting in your hand and less on your wallet!
Byh Pat Covert

MAKER: A. G. Russell Knives
2900 S. 26th Street
Rogers, AR 72758
(800) 255-9034

Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV stainless steel
Closed Length: 4.25 and 3.75 inches
Weight: 3.2 and 1.8 ounces
Handle: Stainless steel
Carry: Pocket clip
Price: $75 and $65

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