Who has the CRKT Sting?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rtz, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. rtz

    rtz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 19, 2010
  2. clearytja


    Oct 17, 2002
    It is a little slick. If you want it for nostalgia reasons I would say get it because it’s cheap. But for small daggers the mini Sog pentagon is much more “ practical” as a “user”.
  3. clearytja


    Oct 17, 2002
    Don’t stab anybody...:)
  4. rtz

    rtz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    And how about the bigger Pentagon?
  5. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    Would you happen to know about the AG Russell Sting? Is it less practical?
  6. Tony_A


    Sep 14, 2004
    I own one, the CRKT 2020 is a piece of junk. Tiny sharpened edge (it's actually only sharpened from the tip to the R in CRKT in your link), slippery finish, overly heavy, horrifying sheath system. For a much better user version track down the discontinued CRKT 2025 Sting 3b model. Or pony up and get the real version from AG Russell.
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  7. tltt


    May 1, 2008
    The CRKT version I bought a few months ago as a gift for someone was decently sharp to really sharp, and it was sharpened up to about where the silver line ends in the website photo.

    The sheath is workable, but not really nice at all, and the straps are tiny. I have no idea who they were sizing them for, maybe a petite woman could make some use of them.

    They are heavish knives, I don't find it horrible, as the extra weight happens with all drop forged knives. It is a tiny knife in real life, it sorta reminds me of a beefy OSS lapel dagger in hand. There isn't much utility in it, truth be told, it holds best in a horizontal grip, and works best for stabbing and mild slashing.
  8. rtz

    rtz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    One more curious and interesting knife to add to this theme of smooth style handles:

    Boker 02SC359 Sgian Dubhe Knife with 440 Stainless Steel Blade, 4-5/8" https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00TKXZTLS

    anyone have experience with that one?
  9. justjed


    Oct 23, 2010
    It's decent for what it is. It's small, heavy for its size, slick, and the sheath sucks, but the knife is OK. Mine was sharp enough, for me. Especially for the cost. There's better out there, for sure, but for an inexpensive drop-forged stabby thing, it's at least decent. Would probably help to have a better sheath made...
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2021
  10. justjed


    Oct 23, 2010

    The Boker isn't really a Boker. Magnum is their cheap import line. Most are made in China. Prices are low, quality acceptable for the price point.
    Boker Plus is their mid-grade line, still imported but not so well-represented by China. More practicality, a definite step up in quality.
    THEN you get to Boker! Mostly made in Germany, and prices commensurate with the generally noticeably higher quality fit, finish, and materials.
  11. Larry Turko

    Larry Turko

    Oct 4, 2007
    I agree. I've got both knives and the Sog mini Pentagon handle is much better. I also think that the Pentagon blade is superior. The Sting is aesthetically pleasing but not good for much and I regret buying it.

  12. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    I agree it sux, but it is a AGR product, they had an exclusive on it at the beginning. I lusted after it until I got to hold one.

    Pentagon is better. The original Sting is too heavy for its size and intended use.

    I got a Tak Fukata designed and made dagger, branded American Blade, sold by Parker, model AB-28. Much nicer knife. Horn handles, three sided hollow grind, great leather sheath. Stabber, slicer, lighter and prettier. $60 at a gun show.
  13. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    I have one.

    Nice small size concealable (legality aside) pretty much anywhere on your body (w/the sheath/straps provided) that you'd want to put it. Criticize the steel if you like but it "will cut" and used in SD (the puprose for which it is designed).
  14. Larry Turko

    Larry Turko

    Oct 4, 2007
    I also have the larger Pentagon and it's one of my favorite daggers. It looks elegant and deadly and I like the one side serrated and one side plain feature. Apparently Sog is bringing out new blacked out versions of both Pentagon models but with both sides plain.
    Another dagger almost the same size as the Sting is the Cold Steel Counter-tac II which has a thicker and much more grippy handle.

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