Posted May 14, 2008 by Howard
Cold Steel Rajah II Folding Kukri with 6″ Blade
A new monster sized folder from Cold Steel- the masters of this type of knife! This Rajah utilizes the great Kukri style of blade that is large enough to actually feel like a Kukri fixed blade. This is a knife to be experienced. It is the first of 2 Rajah knives and the other should arrive soon, but this one is more economical.
Here is the information from Cold Steel:
The Kukri’s best attributes and enormous potential as a weapon and a tool have been well documented in Cold Steel’s DVD’s. Cold Steel has made different variations of the Kukri over the years, some with longer blades, and some with shorter, but never, until now, have we had a version you could carry in your pocket as a folder.
The Rajah folders, designed by Andrew Demko, are big enough to approximate the feel and heft a fixed blade Kukri. Their broad, downward curved blades exhibit the best of a Kukri’s characteristics. First, their unique shape presents their thin, hollow ground edges at just the right angle so they naturally bite deep instead of bouncing or skidding off. And secondly their points are thick, wide and sharp enough to pierce even the toughest targets.
The handle has some of the contours of fixed blade Kukri’s with the addition of strategically placed curves and finger grooves. These features will facilitate 3 grip styles. One – very close to the cutting edge where you can really choke up on the handle for fine or delicate work. Two – by the middle for ordinary chores. And three – near the end or butt where you will have the most leverage and weight forward balance for heavy cutting or chopping and where you will receive maximum reach advantage.
The only suitable lock that can sustain the incredible impact forces generated by chopping strokes with a Rajah folder is the Tri-Ad™ lock. Designed specifically to take pressure off the smaller, more fragile interlocking surfaces of a rocker lock and transfer them to a uniquely positioned stop pin that will absorb and distribute these forces through the handle frame.
Carry the Rajah as you would any folder, using the clip to attach it to any reasonably sized pocket or clip it in your waistband. In an emergency all you have to do is grab it and open it in the conventional manner or snag its unique thumb plate on the edge of a pocket and snap it open.
The Rajah II is a more economical version of the Rajah I. It has a Grivory injection molded handle and steel liners for added strength.
* Blade: 6″
* Overall: 14″
* Weight: 12.7 oz.
* Thick: 5.3mm