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

South Pole - known as a K-1 knife in the past.

South Pole is a new but already famous custom knife from TRC Knives - hand made knives by Andrius Tricius.

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: there are two handle options are available now - one with classic TRC rivets with 3 dots or new style bushings. Please make your choice during the checkout. Se pictures for details.


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 33 reviews
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


Well balanced, great looking, tough knife.

Wonderful User

TLDR; This knife kicks a$$, so throw down the cash.

I understand, we are all willing to spend plenty of money on knives. However, if you are looking for the pinnacle of semi-custom knives, TRC is one of the finest places to look. It was hard for me initially to start using this knife, it was so perfect. The finishing, geometry, grind, sharpness. It really was difficult for me to put this South Pole through serious usage. Throwing down 300 dollars on a blade should result in heirloom quality and the TRC is definitely that. However I exited the honey moon phase and ventured on to my nearby forests. This knife has a wonderful balance between batonning ability and food prep (slicing) ability. I was beyond impressed. I have come to realize that when you spend big money on your favorite things, take cars for example. You do not spend money on a beautiful Porsche to sit in your drive way and look gorgeous for neighbors. You buy a Porsche to get out on the curvy back roads and rip it around because the car is capable of it and performs amazing. In the same sense, this knife does exactly that. The performance of this knife will excel with any task. So yes, you may get a few microscopic scratches and normal wear and tear, but the experiences and memories you make with your new knife will be worth more than your shiny beauty piece for the bookshelf. (Or you can do what I did and buy 2!)

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