The Cold Steel 4R1J Military Classic 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.
Cold Steel 14R1J Military Classic
- 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