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Extrema Ratio RAO Folding Knife Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles, 5-5/8" Closed

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Part Number: EX130RAO
Manufacturer: Extrema Ratio Knives
Retail Price: $498.95
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Description
EX130RAO: EFA Pilot's Knife
Extrema Ratio

5 5/8" closed. N690 stainless blade with Testudo finish. Extra safe locking device is a steel pin that is hand screwed into place, locking blade open or closed. Black anodized anticorodal aluminum alloy handles. Lanyard. Black nylon sheath is MOLLE compatible and holds diamond sharpener. Sheath can accommodate knife in open or closed position. Made in Italy.
N690 Stainless Steel
N690 Stainless Steel
N690 is an Austrian steel with adequate hardness and superb corrosion resistant properties makes this a great steel for use around marine environments.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Sj
Ca
Mar 10, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Extrema Ratio RAO
To start this off: I absolutely love this knife. This is a knife is great to have on your backpack while hiking or camping and even though its a monster, I use it for EDC. The N690 steel is my overall favorite due to the fact that it is easy to sharpen, it's a stainless steel, and it has great edge retention. The handle, though its Anticorodal - basically aluminum, is a lot tougher than one would think It has stood up to intense heat, freezing cold, and it may flex a bit but has never bent any under pressure and the coating on it is a really nice non-slip material that works better as it gets wet. The tip of this knife is a tanto but not the normal westernized tanto as it is "snubbed" in comparison to other knives, but it still hold true to the fact that the tanto is extremely stong. The sheath for the knife can be used optionally since this is a folding knife but the cool thing is that it offers means to carry the knife as either open in locked position or folded and the sheath can attach to a MOLLE system as well as be carried on a belt. Seeing as how this knife weighs a lot and is extremely big for a folder I do suggest that one should put it in the sheath and attach it to a backpack or tactical vest instead of carrying it in your pocket. Also i suggest putting some blue loctite on the screw to keep it from coming loose, i did this about a week after i got the knife and i havent had to make an adjustment since, and ive owned this knife for over a year now. Extras: 1. Knife has a lifetime warranty - If it breaks you just pay the cost of shipping to send it to Extrema Ratio. 2. Knife comes in box with a diamond sharpener. My only complaint: THERE IS NO POCKET CLIP.
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