CRKT Ruger Knives Bill Harsey Go-N-Heavy Knife (5" Stonewash) R1801

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  • Overall Length:11.18"
  • Blade Length:5.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.19"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Hardness:58-59 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:6.18"
  • Handle Thickness:0.72"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:10.42 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:CRKT Ruger
  • Model:Go-N-Heavy
  • Model Number:R1801
  • Designer:Bill Harsey
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Serious about size? The Go-N-Heavy folder is a mammoth knife with a large appetite. Designed by Bill Harsey, this rugged, dependable knife is perfect for tactical, outdoor, and hunting chores. It has a beefy skeletonized 6061-T6 aluminum handle and an impressive 5" drop point blade. The Go-N-Heavy knife opens one-handed with thumb stud and lock securely with the steel liner tab. Includes a nylon belt sheath.

Ruger Knives chose to work with CRKT to produce a full-line of hunting, tactical, and everyday carry knives. Their knives feature the designs of five of the industries top knife makers.


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A nice, but not perfect, BIG folder that's not made by cold steel
Yitzhak ".
First impression - 4 stars. This could improve as CRKT knives seem to grow on me as I use them. I hope this one does as well. I want to love this knife -I'm a huge Ruger affectionado (SR45 & an LC9 are my bang bang EDC's) but my first impression is the Go-N-Heavy is going to be a good friend but not a lover affair.

Indeed this is a big imposing folder. Distinctive styling with the handle obviously designed to echo the picatinny rail used to mount scopes, sights or lasers on Ruger firearms. Very clever.

The aluminum handle is robust but damn heavy. The center of balance is about a third of the way down the handle which has the effect of making the blade feel light but the overall package is again hefty... even heavier then my Espada large. Not a complaint but rather an observation. A plus is the weight make the butt of the handle a very effective blunt force weapon.

The blade is a thick serious slab of steel at 4.8 mm (compared to the cold steel Recons or Voyagers at 4mm) and it looks great. The stonewash finish is impeccable. The shape is a drop point-ish spear point-ish hollow ground beauty.

The liner lock is confusing. I'm sure CRKT knows what's it's doing but a liner lock for such a heavy blade just seems...well...a dainty choice. A knife this large should be able to take a big beating and liner locks just don't have the durability of a lockback. Simple physics. Conversely... and perhaps a rational...a liner lock does not snap shut once past the dentent like a lockback does, so it makes that BIG blade bit safer to close for the less attentive (hand raised, as I've been seriously bitten and bloodied by the aggressive detent on a CS Voyager Tanto XL - I now have 9 1/2 fingerprints as a result) Risk vs reward I guess. The liner lock itself is thick steel so I'm sure there are no worries when flicking. Right CRKT? I do like my10 fingers....

This death infictor does not use a pocket clip, which make sense considering the heft. Rather, it has a nice codura sheath that I choose to mount upside down for quick deployment. A knife this size, for me, is purely a self defense device and I carry it with that in mind.

Blade is just short of razor sharp. Thumbs posts are the size of large pushpins and as such make flipping open flippin' easy.

The Go-N-Heavy is at a size and price point that bumps it into some very capable competition. I think it will sell well with Ruger fans, less well with others. I think the liner lock was a bad choice for this knife at this size liability issues aside. Should you buy it? I think it will become a collector piece eventually especially for GUN collectors but as a tool I'm not sure. I want to love you Go-N-Heavy. You got a pretty face with a goofy/ childishly charming Tony Soprano-esq name, but alas you may be answering a question that I'm not asking.

Time will tell...