Cold Steel 14R1J Military Classic
The Cold Steel was based on the Randall Model 1-7 Fighting Knife, first introduced in 1993 as the Model 14R1, it was manufactured in Taiwan of 400 Stainless Steel. In 2000, the production changed from Taiwan to Seki Japan and was re-designated Model 14R1J. The blade was now marked “Aus8A Stainless, Made in Japan” on the right side of the blade. In 2006 the Aus8 model was replaced by the VG1 core Sanmai III model , retaining the 14R1J model number designation. Production of this last version ended in 2012.
The Cold Steel was based on the Randall Model 1-7 Fighting Knife but make no mistake, our R1 Military Classic is not just a showpiece. The blade is expertly crafted from VG-1 San Mai III® blade construction and is 3/16" thick. Each one is flawlessly ground, hand fitted, polished and then honed until it will cut at the slightest touch. For strength and beauty, the double guard has been meticulously fashioned from a single piece of highly rust resistant 300 series stainless steel (instead of brass or nickel silver that can tarnish). It sports an extremely buffed and polished surface that will continue to gleam despite the ravages of time and weather. The handle is made from solid black linen Micarta. This is extremely costly, but nothing else looks or lasts like Micarta. Each one is contoured and shaped until perfect then permanently mated to the heavy blade tang with attractive colored fiber spacers. The final assembly is then buffed and polished to a fine luster. The R1 is delivered with a heavy-duty brown leather sheath complete with Norton Fine India stone and pouch. This rugged sheath is built for hard service and is designed to fit virtually any belt including a G.I. pistol Belt!
Item Number: 14R1J
Name: Military Classic
Blade Length: 7"
Overall Length: 11-5/8"
Steel: VG-1 San Mai III®
Weight: 9.25 oz
Blade Thickness: 3/16"
Handle: 4-5/8" Long Black Linen Micarta
Sheath: Brown Leather Sheath w/ Sharpening Stone
Made in Seki, Japan