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Home Products Russian Overkill #28/200

Russian Overkill #28/200

by Shirogorov, Martin, RJ

SKU 1028729

Date Added 06/03/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $2,400.00

Overview

This Russian Overkill by Shirogorov and RJ Martin features a M398 blade with notched thumbrest and a flipper. The handle has a blasted and milled titanium frame, darkened titanium pivot collars, backspacer and tip up clip with hidden screws. Has RBS, nice detent, lockup and blade seating. Comes with original box and papers. Excellent condition. #028/200

Product Details

Blade Length 4

Overall Length 9

Closed Length 5

Weight (oz) 4.7

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Tip Up Clip, Tip Up Carry

Blade Material Other

Blade Details Drop Point

Handle Material Metallic

About the Maker

Shirogorov
Shirogorov

The knife is one of the most ancient tools of human labor, his faithful assistant and reliable friend. A knife is more than just a tool, it is an attribute of a man, a symbol of strength and a masculine principle, in the history of its development, walking side by side with man and evolving with him. Today we live in the age of high technologies, which not only provide an opportunity for a qualitatively different processing of materials, but also bring such knife requirements as reliability, convenience, practicality, quality of cutting to a new level. The Shirogorov Brothers Workshop honors the traditions and experience of leading knife manufacturers and at the same time closely monitors the development trends and needs of the knife market, offering users original original folding knives made in Russia. We are not afraid to experiment and develop, we know and love our job. Our knives are outstanding designs and unity of the concept, modern materials and advanced technologies, well-thought-out ergonomics and full-fledged functionality. In our model range, everyone can find a suitable option among the variety of complete sets that meet the most diverse requirements. That is why the knives produced by our Workshop are deservedly widely popular among not only ordinary users in Russia and abroad, but also sophisticated connoisseurs and demanding collectors, and tens of thousands of owners have been able to evaluate the high quality and convenience of our knives.

Martin, RJ
Martin, RJ

Since Custom Knife making isn’t a common profession, I’d like to tell you a bit about how came to be a full time knife maker. I made my first custom knife in 1976, as a teenager. Being an avid fisherman, I loved to read the outdoor magazines, and the pictures in a Sports Afield article about Bob Dozier, peaked my interest. Those dropped hunters were beautiful! My father was an artist, and, I had already built fishing rods, lures, flies, and archery equipment, so I decided to build my first knife. It came out pretty well, and, the next was even better. You know the rest-I was hooked. But, it got better from there. I was so fascinated by steel and its heat treatment that I decided to become an Engineer. I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in 1984 with a BS in Materials Engineering. I started life in the professional world as an Airframe Designer with Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT. Over the next 17 years, I was privileged to work on some of the finest helicopter designs in the world. The S-92, shown below, occupied much of my time during the mid-90’s. I served as the Airframe Co-Design Lead for the cockpit, which was designed in Taiwan as part of a joint venture. The Canopy structure is an all-composite design, made largely of Carbon Fiber and Titanium. I received my first patent on this aircraft, for the cockpit window jettison mechanism. After the S-92, I served in the same capacity on the MH-60S. During this program, high speed machining was introduced as a means to produce components faster and more accurately. I was fortunate to become involved in this effort, and immediately recognized the benefits of CNC technology. I knew I had to have a CNC of my own, and, purchased a machine in 1999. More on this later… The MH-60S provided me with my greatest design challenge: Designing a cabin floor that incorporated an integral roller system for loading and moving 3000 LB pallets of cargo within the cabin of the aircraft. My experience in making folding knives helped me develop some of the stops and latches that were used. I was fortunate to have Knife making as a second job! Many of the lessons I learned in Knife making helped me solve problems in helicopter design, and vice versa. We actually solved a difficult design issue by using KYDEX, a common knife sheath material, to fabricate some tricky air conditioning ducts! I served as Chief of Design of the MH-60S for two years, before I retired in 2001 to become a full-time knife maker. I cannot imagine a better combination of careers. I was privileged to work with some of the finest people I have ever met, designing the finest aircraft in the world. Now, I am privileged to apply the skills I acquired to design and build some of the finest knives in the world. Every time a helicopter flies overhead, I have to look up and see if it’s one of “mine”.

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