Pros: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Material, None
It's Big,But not Practical for EDC!!
This Rajah 2 is a good edged weapon,probably for someone in the military,law enforcement,etc.I've chopped a tree limb or two with it,but now it just sits in one of my drawers,basically a show piece. It's nowhere close to my Spyderco Native in terms of an overall utility/edc knife.The Native has better steel(S30v)a lot better blade size,shape,far more practical for everyday tasks,plus it's also MADE IN USA.If you want to stab,or slash something,or chop a tree limb,then yes the Rajah 2 is probably the knife.But for edc,utility tasks it's not practical.Too BIG for edc,(I know some will say no its not,but most will agree it is.)What does the Rajah 2 have that makes it such a good knife? The size?Is bigger always better?If thats the case, than why bother with ever looking at a fixed blade knife less than a foot long? Can't be the steel, AUS8.It grades out as average.The handle is average.I will agree the tri-ad lock is solid,but what else?When you look at the overall package,there's NOTHING about this knife that justifies it's price point.Made in Tawain,with average steel, blade tends to rust easily.IMO all it's got going for it is it's locking system.My biggest problem with CS is they charge PREMIUM PRICES for FAR LESS THAN PREMIUM MATERIALS.IMO,take your $100-125 and look at a Spyderco or BenchMade folder for edc.Get one in either S30v,154cm,or VG-10.If you get one of those brands,in any of those mentioned blade steels,it will be BETTER than ANY CS Folder they make.Be patient,do some research,DO NOT pay ANY attention to those "Proof Videos"and all the CS hype,and you can get a real good AMERICAN MADE folder for this price range,in a whole lot better blade steel.One that is PRACTICAL,and a GREAT EDC.This RAJAH 2 IS NOT a PRACTICAL EDC.