Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
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.