I was visiting my in-laws a couple years ago and my father-in-law, Carl, handed me this knife. He said that he had won it at a local fair, and had no use for it. I smiled and admired the obviously well made knife, all the while thinking "I'm never going to use this." It was very small, delicate almost, and one of its two blades was a straight razor. I've never understood the reason for attaching a straight razor to a pocket knife. Do people actually shave with them?
|I would never shave my face with this|
|The markings are classy|
Steel: 440 high carbon stainless steel - hollow ground
Clip Blade Length: 1 7/8"
Razor Blade Length: 1 7/8"
Open Length: 5 7/8"
Closed Length: 3"
Handle: Laminate Wood
Lock Type: None
The knife came out of the box fairly sharp, but it took a few swipes on my porcelain rods to make it supper sharp. Surprisingly, the razor blade was not as sharp as the clip blade. 440 HC Stainless Steel is very hard steel. Most good knife makers use this steel.
|Less than 2 inches long|
|A nice edge all the way to the point|
After using the razor blade a few times I discovered something interesting. It is easier to sharpen the 90 degree point to a sharp point than a normal knife tip. It is useful for trimming hides and making the initial cut.
|The tip is very easy to sharpen and surprisingly useful|
The handle is a beautiful laminate wood. It has been dyed green. It feels good in my hand. I really like how balanced this knife is. The weight is back in the handle, making it easy to maneuver. For a small knife, it has some nice weight.
|It's easy on the eyes|
The back of the knife is tight, with no play or apparent gaps.
|And well made|
The Remington R-93 is a small knife. Which is actually its greatest asset. It's smallness allows you to make very precise cuts, much like you would with a scalpel.
|You could almost say tiny|
While it may be too small for someone with large hands. It fits perfectly in mine.
The Remington R-93 has both beautiful and functional. It costs about $30 on Amazon, about $45 at most retailers. I love mine.
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