For this week’s steal we’re taking a look at the Kershaw RJ II folder. Designed by RJ Martin, the RJ II offers all the same features as the original Kershaw RJ, just scaled down in size.

Blade is deployed one of two ways, either via the dual thumb studs or the flipper. Given that this knife features Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted technology, the flipper’s really going to be the way to go. Deployment is fast and solid.

Blade is just over 3″ and is a stout tanto shape with a lot of slicing power. There are partial serrations for your more aggressive cuts, and the flat ground tip is substantially thicker than comparable tantos, meaning this holds up really well to all piercing tasks. Blade is held securely in place by the stainless steel liner lock.

Handle has a nice ergonomic shape that fills the palm quite nicely, with two finger indents to contribute to really comfortable handling. The G-10 scales are machined with a 3D texture to provide a good grip. This is one of those knives that feels unbelievably solid in the hand.

The RJ II features a sturdy pocketclip that rides really securely, and is adjustable for your choice of tip up or tip down carry, though only for right-handers.

Overall, the RJ II by Kershaw is a really rugged everyday carry option with a lot of cutting power. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our full inventory, visit