Reviews and Ratings for Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles - R1801

Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handlesrated 4.833 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5 inch Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles

 

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Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Charles
Jacksonville, Il
Jan 30, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Bad to the bone
Wow! This is my new all time favorite. I took the dogs to the timber today and put this knife in my pocket. Heck, I forgot it was even there. Not too bulky at all. But, it’s git enough weight to be one tough knife. I cannot think of any negatives.
Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Illinois
Apr 09, 2020
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Weight, Sheath, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Harsey Beast at a Pen Knife Price
Ruger, Go In Heavy gets the Tom Horn, 2015 “Knife Name of the Year” Award. No need to wonder what this knife is about. The name says it all. Picking this up at KnifeCenter’s Spring Clearance Sale was an absolute steal on this heavy duty folder. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Arrived fairly sharp, but could use a dressing. You may want to re-profile the edge, take-down the shoulders if you want to use this as a slicer (pretty thick behind edge). But, this blade seems meant for heavier duty, and the edge is probably appropriate for the cheap 8Cr steel in that capacity. Go In Heavy (GIH) has a 25 degree edge (see last statement). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GIH opens fast and easy, especially when compared to large Cold Steel heavy duty lock-back/Triad lock folders. What you gain in speed and ease of opening with GIH you give up in confidence of lock security compare to the big Cold Steels (Espada, Voyager, Recon 1, Spartan, etc…). The only time I’ve had a liner lock fail has been due to poor maintenance (dirt/lint/coins in liner mechanism). So, if you keep GIH fairly clean you should have no problems. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What I really like about this folder is the grippy/secure handle scales. I’d give them a 4 in comfort, and a 5 in security. You could grab for this while wrestling a greased pig, and you’re not going to lose your grip on it. Large hands? No problem. All of Paul Bunyan’s digits would fit on this handle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Go In Heavy comes with a nice nylon pouch sheath. It will fit in your pocket, but no pocket clip. It’s not like you’re going to lose it down in your pocket, anyway. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Go In Heavy is a Ruger 10/22 of a knife: inexpensive, reliable, dependable. But, I agree with Xle below. How about making a upgraded version with premium steel? You could call them “Ruger Red Label” knives, after their famed shotguns, or “Ruger No. 1’s.” GIH would be wicked in CPM 3V, with re-profiled blade grind w/17 degree edge (and probably be $200+). That said, I would definitely grab a Go In Heavy at this price. You can go in light on the pocketbook, and come out heavy on tactical steel.
Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Manster
Fort Wayne, IN
May 21, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
When you positively, absolutely, &completely have to cut something up!
I'm not particularly fond of Chinese assembled knives, but holy crap.... is this a beast. I gave it 5 stars for the build and quality given its price. I liken it to dirty Harry's 44 magnum. This thing makes a statement in your hand - even before blade deployment. At least the body is all metal - anodized aluminum with fantastic grip all the way around. No way your're losing this knife even with wet hands. Blade deployment is OK, solid lock up so far (new knife), great edge. Nice long 5 inch blade too. This thing is SO solid, that even if you had a stroke, you would know the knife was there. For the money, it has the feeling of an overbuilt knife. No clip on this thing, but frankly, it would never fit comfortably in your pockets, so not likely a great EDC but who cares. The sheath quality is good too. Again, great knife and assembly for the price.
Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Charles R
IL
Feb 19, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Beyond My Expectations
Pros: Everything about this knife is awesome. I didn't find it too heavy just in my pocket either, yet it chopped down a small locust tree to use as a waking stick just fine. Cons: None. Conclusion: Just buy it.
Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Illinois
Apr 11, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Sheath, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Review Post Script: Go In Heavy
I’d be neglect not to mention that the heavy aluminum handle of Go In Heavy, with knife closed, makes the finest Kuboton of any folder I have come across for non-lethal/less lethal self defense, and pre-blade deployment (as in techniques described by Michael Janich, and many others). Even with the blade deployed, the pommel is a formidable weapon. That makes Go In Heavy essentially two defensive tools in one.
Ruger by CRKT Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Stonewashed Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Xle
Arizona
May 18, 2019
Pros: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, None
RUGER Go-N-Heavy Folding Knife 5" Plain Blade
Needs a pocket clip in addition to the pouch that comes with it. I don't know why, but, this knife (R1801), which supposedly has he SAME blade steel as my R2003K All-Cylinders +P 5", does not take as sharp an edge as my R2003K, even using the same diamond sharpening tools. Balance point is further to the rear than my new R2003K. I am trained in edged weapon use, and will probably end using this folder for general outdoor/camp work most of the time, and normally carry my R2003K for backup to any CCW handgun. All in all, one thing I think might be useful would be a version of this model with a premium steel blade Otherwise, this is a real winner!