TACTICAL STYLE, STRATEGICALLY PRICED
The RJ Tactical 3.0 is a classic collaboration between custom knifemaker RJ Martin and Kershaw's blade engineers. It offers tactical RJ style—versatile drop-point blade, top and bottom grind, and comfortably contoured handle—at a very affordable price.
The compact 3-inch blade folds closed into a 4-inch handle, making this a right-sized tactical knife that’s at home taking on tasks in the out of doors, on the jobsite, or in the office.The blade is made of quality 8Cr13MoV steel, which Kershaw heat treats to bring out its very best high-performance characteristics—the ability to take and hold an edge, strength, and hardness.
The handle is durable glass-filled nylon with comfortable finger contours and a matte look. The handle also offers heavy back jimping for an extra-secure grip. The RJ Tactical 3.0 opens with SpeedSafe assisted opening and the built-in flipper. A locking liner secures the blade open during use. Kershaw added a reversible pocketclip for left- or right-handed carry in this good-looking tactical knife.
- SpeedSafe® open, built in Flipper
- Reversible pocketclip (left/right)
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black oxide finish
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon
- Blade length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Closed length: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
- Overall length: 6.9 in. (17.5 m)
- Weight: 2.8 oz. (82 g)
You may have heard that 8CR13MoV stainless is basically the equivalent of AUS8A. And it’s true. For everyday use, even a serious “knife knut” would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a well-made 8CR13MoV blade and a well-made AUS8A blade. Nevertheless, there are slight differences in the steel formula. While most other components are relatively equal, 8CR13MoV has slightly more carbon for hardness and wear resistance and slightly less nickel. The key to blade performance for both of these steels is manufacturing quality. That’s where Kershaw’s expertise comes in. Kershaw precision heat-treats 8CR13MoV steel to bring out its best high-performance characteristics: the ability to take and hold an edge, strength, and hardness. 8CR13MoV is top-of-the-line Chinese steel and offers an excellent value.
May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The “flipper” is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
Assists you to open any SpeedSafe® knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.
Locks the blade open during use; one side of the knife’s steel “liner,” the steel plate to which the handle scales are attached, moves into position behind the blade to securely lock it open.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
Nylon synthetic polymer is reinforced with glass threads for increased strength, stiffness, and dimensional stability combined with excellent wear resistance.