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Kershaw 1980ST RJ II Assisted Flipper 3.1" Gray Combo Tanto Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: KS1980ST
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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Description
KS1980ST: 1980ST RJ II
Kershaw Knives
 
RJ Martin's blade design and grind gives you the piercing power of a tanto with just enough curve to the belly for slicing aptitude as well. The tanto point is even stronger than comparable tantos because Kershaw makes the tip thicker and gives it a tough flat grind. The result is an uber-strong tip that takes on the toughest piercing tasks with no fear. But the RJ II isn't done yet.

This knife offers a full range of cutting edges. The plain edge is ever so slightly curved, giving the RJ II slicing capability—something not all tanto blades offer. In addition, the blade is partially serrated to make cutting through tough or fibrous materials a breeze. The blade is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel that's tough, wear-resistant and takes a keen edge. For a distinctive look and enhanced performance, the blade is coated with titanium carbo-nitride.

The RJ II also features 3D machined G10 handle scales and a secure stainless steel locking liner. It opens with one-handed ease thanks to the SpeedSafe assisted opening system. Access it with the built-in flipper or thumbstud. The pocketclip is reversible for tip-up or tip-down carry. Tactical looks and a multifunctional blade combine in the RJ II.
Specifications
  • Blade length: 3.1 in. (7.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
  • Overall length: 7.1 in. (18 cm)
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Liner lock
  • Flipper and thumbstud
  • Reversible pocketclip
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating
  • Handle: Machined G10
  • Weight: 3.4 oz. (96.4 g)
  • China

UPC Code: 087171032979

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Todd P
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Dec 04, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
First assisted EDC = great knife!
The RJ II was my EDC for well over a year. It was my first assisted-opener and as such, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was a razor-sharp knife out of the box, stylish, felt great in my (about average-sized) hand. SpeedSafe opening was wicked fast, a very satisfying "snick" when opening. Locking mechanism is solid. The RJ II seemed a bit heavy (heavier than I expected) but very solidly made. Honestly, I don't know much about the quality of steel and have very little experience with different knife steel, but what I can comment on is the steel on this knife kept an edge for the entire year and a half that I had it without sharpening. I said this "was" my EDC. This is only because I ended up losing the knife while out hunting this fall. I was devastated. In looking around on the internet, I found KnifeCenter carried this knife for even less than I paid for it, so I'm ordering one for myself, as well as one for my brother for a Christmas present. This will be my first purchase from KnifeCenter, so I can't speak to the experience of ordering, shipping to Canada, or service - yet. The RJ II is a great value at MSRP and KnifeCenter's price is significantly less, resulting in a great value EDC. I'm buying two for myself in my order so that if I lose this one, I will not be without for long.
5 out of 5
Michael
Arizona
Nov 25, 2015
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Surprisingly Comfortable, Wicked Fast
This is my first assisted opener and it has become my favorite for EDC. It looks blocky but is actually quite comfortable in the hand. Never worked with an assisted opener before and wasn't sure I'd like it, but now all my knives with thumb studs and holes in the blade spend all their time in the drawer. The blade was razor keen out of the box and touches up nicely.
5 out of 5
Pg
LA
Nov 09, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
GREAT KNIFE FOR A GREAT PRICE
I needed a knife to use at work, and didn't want to spend too much. This knife was exactly what I wanted and at a fantastic price. I use it constantly and have it with me all the time. It feels great in the hand, with a very nice grip texture perfect weigh/balance. Would recommend to anyone that needs a good utility knife for everyday general use.
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