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Kershaw 1980ST RJ II Assisted 3-1/8" Combo Blade, G-10 Handles

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Part Number: KS1980ST
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1980ST: Kershaw RJ II Assisted 3-1/8" Combo Blade, G-10 Handles
It’s like the RJ I, only smaller. The new RJ II is a slightly smaller version of the RJ I. It has all the features of its bigger brother, including SpeedSafe® assisted opening, but with a shorter blade length. It’s more compact, just as cool.

Designed by RJ Martin, the RJ I’s blade design and grind provides a moderately curved belly with plenty of slicing power, plus a flat-ground tanto tip that’s significantly thicker than comparable tantos. The result is an über-strong tip that takes on the toughest piercing tasks with no fear. The RJ I features 3-D machined G-10 handles with a stainless-steel liner lock on the back only, making it a lightweight carry. It opens easily with SpeedSafe® assisted opening with a handy flipper or thumbstud and carries tip-up or tip-down for right-handers and tip-up for lefties.
  • SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
  • Partial Serration
  • Thumb Stub
  • Pocket Clip
  • Liner Lock
  • Flipper
  • Steel: 8CR13MOV stainless steel
  • Handle: Machined G-10
  • Blade Length: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7 1/8 in. (18 cm)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 087171032979

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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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5 out of 5
Sep 24, 2012
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great knife
The blade was sharp, feels great in my hand, and I love the assisted opening feature.
5 out of 5
Apr 30, 2012
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
My first knife
This was my first knife that wasn't part of a multi-tool. The price and various features(G10 scales, assisted opening) were the main focus in finding a knife I could live with on a day to day basis. Coming from using a Leatherman tool primarily I wanted something that would be a knife first more than anything and move the Leatherman to a secondary role since it's knife was not meant for speedy opening. The blade steel is the same steel found in a friends Spyderco which he absolutely loves, the G10 scales feel good to my fingers while I hold the knife. The opening speed is quick, the thumb studs are for the most part useless to me as it's harder to open using them but it is designed to be used with the flipper primarily. The weight is nice since it's 2oz lighter than the Leatherman, the pocket clip requires a bit of use to loosen up to put it in your pocket, it's right side only clip but I carry it tip down. Overall i'm happy with it as an EDC knife.Only thing i'd change is left side carry for the clip, even though I'd primarily use it on my right side, i'd like the option for left side carry for certain occasions.
5 out of 5
Glen Burnie,Md.
Apr 02, 2012
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
This is a great quality well-made item. I purchased it after purchased it as well as the RJ I. The action seemed to balk at times, but after loosening the blade pivot screw about 1/16 turn, it runs like ajax..
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