Editors note: There’s been a lot of discussion about the Magpul Rigger knife since it was announced at SHOT Show this year, and now it’s time for Magpul to show you what they’ve been talking about. Starting next Thursday, April 11th at 2 PM EST, the Rigger will go on sale on the Magpul website until they are all sold out. This is a limited run of only 200 knives, and it’s meant to both meet a need Magpul had inside the company and to prove to themselves that they could bring their unique expertise in design, engineering, and quality to the knife space.
The Rigger is a limited edition, precision-engineered cutting tool constructed of premium materials and featuring signature Magpul form and function. This first-ever Limited Edition Frame Lock was designed by the team at Magpul and is 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, considered to be one of the finest blade steels in the world, and one of the first designed specifically for knife blades. This CPM stainless steel construction provides improved strength and wear resistance which 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. An innovative secondary locking feature (SLF) in the Rigger’s precision-machined frame lock can also be engaged, preventing accidental blade closure, even in the harshest of environments and during demanding use. A flick of the thumb disengages the SLF, allowing quick, controlled blade closure, with or without gloves.
The modified Wharncliffe blade edge has a distinct distal taper and slight belly that enhance ease of sharpening, maintenance, and overall utility. The primary grind/bevel decreases weight while maintaining blade strength and rigidity. The straight unsharpened back curves slightly and has an abrupt downward edge near the tip, creating 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, it’s an ideal size 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’s internally 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
- Lanyard Hole
- Primary Frame Lock
- Jimping along blade spine and the flipper for increased grip during use
- Blade Length: 3.4” (from center of pivot)
- Blade Thickness: 11/64”
- Open Length: 7.59”
- Closed Length: 4.52”
- Handle Thickness: 7/16”
- Weight: 4oz
- Mechanism: Manual Opening w/ Flipper
- Flipper Jimping Length: .235”
- Blade Spine Jimping Length: .65”
- Hardware Material: Stainless Steel
- Pocket Clip Position: Reversible Tip-Up
- Bearing Type: Caged Ceramic Bearings
- Made in the USA
There’s been a lot of discussion about our knife since we announced it at SHOT Show this year, and now it’s time for us to show you what we’ve been talking about. Starting next Thursday, April 11th at 2 PM EST, the Rigger will go on sale on our website until they are all sold out. This is a limited run of only 200 knives, and it’s meant to both meet a need we had inside the company and to prove to ourselves that we can bring our unique expertise in design, engineering and quality to the knife space.