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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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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.
  • 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.
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.
4.143 (7 reviews)
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Maurice S.
Bayfield, On
Oct 16, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Kershaw 1980ST RJ II Assisted 3-1/8" Combo Blade, G-10 Handles
I purchased the RJ 11 in July / 2014. Liked the knife until the assisted opening spring broke. I called KnifeCenter and the only thing they could do is give me a phone # for Kershaw! So not much help there.
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.
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