Ruger All-Cylinders +P Takes Harsey Design to the Extreme

CRKT is rolling out the Ruger All-Cylinders +P under their Ruger Knives label. Designed by the legendary William Harsey Jr., the +P is the biggest version of their All-Cylinders model, and is designed to straddle the line between military and outdoor applications.

With its 4-inch blade and a weight of 6.6 oz, the standard Ruger All-Cylinders is a big folder by any measure. But the +P, with its five inches of blade and a whopping 11.6 oz. carry weight takes size to the extreme. “It may push the envelope of the everyday carry category,” Harsey admits. But he says that the +P is a user. “I don’t design knives for display or collection. The +P is designed to be a workhorse.”

The All-Cylinders design is inspired by the H-1 custom Harsey. “The All-Cylinders took several design cues from that knife, from the blade shape to the material (G-10) in the handle,” Harsey explains. Despite the size, Harsey points out that each element is as simple as can be. “Ultimately, clean design and superior utility is what I strive for,” he tells us. The +P’s 8Cr13MoV blade is a standard drop point, with a conventional handle that provides for a neutral grip.

Many Harsey designs have been adopted by special operations forces and the US Army Special Forces. His knives may have a military pedigree, but Harsey says he thinks of knives from an outdoors perspective first. “Camping, backpacking, hunting, fishing and emergency service edged tools all have something in common with military use knives,” he explains. “It’s not difficult to find the common themes between hard working outdoor knives and what the military can make use of.”

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Harsey hasn’t strayed from his distinctive style over three decades in the industry. “I’m not too worried about convention. I just try and make good knives for outdoor use,” he says. He’s contributed production designs to Chris Reeve Knives, Lone Wolf, Spartan, Boker, and Gerber. A year ago, the Spartan Blades Harsey Folder took home American-Made Knife of the Year at Blade Show.

The All-Cylinders +P is now available and retails for $63.95.

Knife featured in image: Ruger Knives All-Cylinders +P