New from Magpul is the Rigger, a limited edition, precision-engineered cutting tool constructed of premium materials that features Magpul’s signature form and function. This first-ever Limited Edition Frame-Lock knife was designed by the team at Magpul as an expression of Magpul’s design ethos and commitment to quality and innovation.
The modified Wharncliffe blade is forged from Crucible Particle Metallurgy (CPM) S35VN stainless steel, which is considered to be one of the finest blade steels in the world, and one of the first steels designed specifically for knife blades. This CPM stainless steel construction provides improved strength and wear resistance, which in turns means the blade holds its edge longer than lesser steels, reducing the need for frequent sharpening.
The jimped blade flipper deploys and locks the modified Wharncliffe blade open with an audible click. A precision-machined frame lock can also be engaged, preventing accidental blade closure even during demanding use. A flick of the thumb disengages the frame lock, allowing quick, controlled blade closure with or without gloves.
The modified Wharncliffe blade edge has a distinct distal taper and slight belly that makes for easy sharpening and maintenance. The primary grind and bevel decreases weight while maintaining blade strength and rigidity. The straight unsharpened back curves slightly and has an abrupt downward edge near the tip. This creates an aggressive point for piercing and detailed work.
The titanium pocket clip features a hollow pocket clip screw for lanyards and can be removed or reversed with a slotted screwdriver for easy disassembly and cleaning. At 7.59 inches open and 4.52 inches closed, the knife is well-suited for everyday carry, yet large enough to handle demanding field tasks. The Rigger also comes with a custom high strength, injection-molded, weather-resistant polymer case that is lined with soft foam.
Blade Design: Modified Wharncliffe with tapered, dual-bevel grind
Secondary locking feature
Blade Material: CPM S35VN
Titanium Frame: 6Al4V
Limited Edition: Individually serialized
Custom high strength, injection-molded, soft foam lined, weather resistant case
Titanium Pocket Clip: 6Al4V
Primary Frame Lock
Jimping along blade spine and the flipper for increased grip during use
Blade Length: 3.4 inches (from center of pivot)
Blade Thickness: 11/64 inch
Open Length: 7.59 inches
Closed Length: 4.52 inches
Handle Thickness: 7/16 inch
Weight: 4 ounces
Mechanism: Manual opening with flipper
Flipper Jimping Length: .235 inch
Blade Spine Jimping Length: .65 inch
Hardware Material: Stainless steel
Pocket Clip Position: Reversible tip-Up
Bearing Type: Caged ceramic bearings
MSRP for the Rigger knife from Magpul is $425. More information on this product is available at magpul.com.