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  • Custom handmade knife.
  • Reliable full tang construction.
  • Perfect size for camping or any other outdoor activities.
  • It comes with a modern Kydex sheath.
  • Elmax - premium very functional steel on the blade.
  • Made in Lithuania.

South Pole is one of the best custom knives from TRC Knives.

This is a perfectly made full tang classic drop point knife made of premium materials: ELMAX steel blade hardened to 59-60 HRC and Black Canvas Micarta handle.

The razor-sharp blade has a practical satin finish. The spine is rounded with elegant jimping cut into it providing control and confident operation.

The knife comes with an awesome modern Kydex sheath.

Attention: new South Pole knives are coming with new style bushings instead of classic rivets as before.


Overall length: 9 1/4" (235 mm)
Blade length: 4.5" (115 mm)
Blade thickness: 3/16" (4.6mm)
Steel: ELMAX (59-60HRC)
Handle: Black Canvas Micarta
Hilt/ Guard: integrated
Sheath: Kydex


Type: custom


Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Adam Weissman
Custom Quality!

Just about EVERYTHING is Amazing when it comes to this knife! The packaging, presentation, technical writing, and fit and finish of the knife is FLAWLESS! The sheath is without a doubt the BEST Kydex sheath that I own.

The only thing people need to know is that people with large and meaty paws (like I have) may find the grip a little small and fatiguing, for long term use. I hope that TRC will give larger grip options, ala Bark River Bravo, or at least options to buy other grips with the removable grip option. Otherwise, Fantastic knife and well worth the money!

Aaron Smith
Beautiful minimalistic all around knife

I bought this as my fathers birthday gift. And I used it a little bit. I find this knife is incredibly durable and pretty. Everything just screams quality. One thing I don't like is the little corner of the index finger guard is a little bit too poky.

Great knife

Fit and finish is spectacular. Very sharp. Sheath is very nice.

Michael R.
New Family Heirloom

I was at first hesitant to spend $315 for a knife ordered off the internet. But I researched Russian Knives and found out they have a good reputation. I then called to ask some questions about the TRC South Pole. I left a message Monday morning and received a call back that afternoon. I then discussed with Vlad my rivet/bushing options now available on the South Pole handle and choose the classic rivets. I purchased the knife Tuesday morning and received it USPS on Thursday! It arrived in a TRC box with all the proper TRC paperwork proving it was the "Real McCoy". The knife is beyond my expectations with outstanding fit, finish, and design. When I compared it next to my ELMAX Bradley Guardian 4.5, the South Pole looks like a Mercedes parked next to a Yugo! And when I figured that Bradley charged me extra for their Kydex sheath, the TRC was only $20 higher! I highly recommend both TRC and Vlad of Russian Knives to everyone that appreciates quality knives and great customer service.

Willem Marais

One of the highest quality knives I own. Would highly recommend. Great service from

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