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Home Products Richtig Fighter

Richtig Fighter

by Richtig, F.J.

SKU 1042992

Date Added 03/31/2022

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $3,495.00

Overview

This Fighter by FJ Richtig features a satin polished clip point blade with false top edge, .126" blade stock and 1.105" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a brass guard and butt with stacked leather grip, has black/brass/red spacers. Comes with a brown leather sheath, but it is not original, made by Red's Saddle Shop. Has some light scratches and patina, otherwise excellent condition for its age! Comes with a zippered case.

Product Details

Blade Length 7

Overall Length 12

Weight (oz) 11.2

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath, Hidden Tang

Blade Material Carbon Steel

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Leather & Skins, Metallic

About the Maker

Richtig, F.J.

Frank Richtig made knives for about 50 years from the 1930's to the 1970's. He was born in Nebraska in 1887, and became an apprentice blacksmith in 1905, and in 1916 began experimenting with electric heat treating of steel. in 1925 he started producing knives. He produced many styles of cast aluminum handled kitchen knives as well as aluminum and regular handled hunting knives. His main credit would be in his secret tempering method. Where ever he'd set up his wares he'd bring an anvil along and proceed to cut a piece of metal in two and still retain an edge sharp enough to shred paper. In 1936 Frank Richtig and his now famous knives appeared in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not after using one of his knives to cut the lock from a jail cell. Richtig’s claim to fame, so to speak, was in his blades. Having the proper amount of hardness to cut through steel and iron, and yet be able to maintain a fine cutting edge. It is said that Richtig’s method of treating the steel, a closely guarded secret while he was alive, is is something he took to the grave with him. One of his other unique features was his cast aluminum handles. In 1938 he was declared a Master Ironsmith by the National Blacksmith and Welders Association. Frank passed away in 1977.

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