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Kershaw RJ Tactical 3.0 Assisted Opening Knife (2.875" Black) 1987

MSRP: $46.19
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Item #BHQ-27397

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.875"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.53"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:RJ Tactical 3.0
  • Model Number:1987
  • Designer:RJ Martin
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.875"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.53"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:RJ Tactical 3.0
  • Model Number:1987
  • Designer:RJ Martin
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

RJ Martin designed this SpeedSafe assisted opener for the everyday carry lifestyle. The RJ Tactical 3.0 boasts impressive action, world-class design, and the ease of a flipper opener. It has a glass-filled nylon handle with a stainless steel liner lock and reversible pocket clip.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Great ergos
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Aaron R.
10-01-2019
Really great feel and ergonomics and sturdy build. However, the steel doesn't quite hold up to how "hard use" it feels in hand.
Great knife super sonic delivery
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Steve M.
09-29-2019
Love the knife . It was described very accurately and operates smoothly . Very sharp and looks great too! I will definitely buy from again!!! Shipping was faster than expected also which made me that much happier!!! Arrived a few days quicker than expected!!!
Great inexpensive assist knife
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Dan S.
09-27-2019
This is my first assist knife, its inexpensive so it was an easy choice. Fits great in my front pocket, easy to open, super sharp, perfect size! If I had any complaint it would be the handle being plastic is a bit slippery but honestly I'm nit-picking here. With quality at this price, I'm not sure what I'd be getting if I spent 2x or 3x the amount!
Great first knife
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Dan F.
09-08-2019
Great knife for someone getting into knives, especially for the price. Small light weight but still gets the job done.
You really can't go wrong for the price.
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Julie C.
09-04-2019
This is 5 stars for a budget knife. I wanted a knock around knife that if I had to abuse it wouldn't bother me if it was damaged. This knife fit the bill and is really nice for the price. The blade is sharp, the scales feel good in my hand, the blade shape is beautiful, the only thing is that you really need to give a confident 'flip' to get the blade to deploy (my little Kershaw Chive is all I had to compare this to and is not a fair comparison), once in place the liner lock is perfectly positioned and the blade stable.
Great value knife.
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Mike N.
12-09-2018
I have to take exception to another reviewer who made comparisons with the OSO Sweet, Leek and Skyline. The Leek is a great knife and though I have never owned one the Skyline is considered a bench mark offering by many. But those two knives are nearly twice the money. The OSO is a direct comparison with this knife. The RJ beats the OSO hands down. The flipper is much better on the RJ out of the box (unless Kershaw has fixed this) and the addition of the left hand clip option as well as lanyard hole and impact tool make this knife stand out. Sorry OSO I know it must get pretty dark in my desk drawer. BTW Kershaw customer service is 5 stars no matter which knife you choose.
Kershaw makes better options
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john w.
10-16-2018
The Kershaw OSO Sweet, Leek, and Skyline are all better versions of this knife. The hand feel and operation of this knife is nowhere near as good as the other models I listed
Nice knife, very sharp out of the box
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Scott W.
06-12-2018
This is a nice small knife but it opens extremely fast and easy. I put it next to my automatic Kalashinikov and itís easily as fast as it is. I was also amazed at how sharp it is. I think itís the sharpest knife I have straight out of the box. I donít carry this knife but keep it handy to use and would possible take it hiking but now as an EDC. Itís to short for that. The one thing I learned quickly with this knife is that the flipper turns into part of the index finger grip. When you close it, itís handy to take your thumb and push on it to help close it, donít do it. itís so sharp I have gotten like 2 paper type cuts from doing this because the blade is sharp all the way to the flipper and you wonít even feel it touch you and just find blood dripping down your thumb. Probably a stupid thing to do in the first place but live and learn. Iíd recommend this knife for just a pocket type of knife or to have around.
Very nice and reliable knife.
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Thomas N.
05-08-2016
I have had this knife for months now and it is very nice. It opens very fast so if needed it can open in the blink of an eye. It is a very sturdy knife that can be used for many things for its size, I HIGHLY recommend this knife
Small & Light
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Phillip A.
11-12-2015
I'm really impressed with this knife, for the price and what you get for it. At under 3oz, it disappears in the pocket, out of mind until you need it. Ergonomics are great, if you have small to medium hands. The GFN scales are almost like bead blasted, so it's quite grippy. It has a bit of a thumb ramp, which helps to control the cutting action, but no gimping.

The blade centering on mine was spot on, with very little side to side blade play. Pocket clip rides decently deep, although it's a bit stiff, but can be fixed. Generous lanyard hole, I was able to get 2 strands of 550 through it. Opens strong, and retention is good. Blade lock up on the liner lock was a tad bit early, but not too early to worry about. All in all, a great little knife. Too small to be tactical, but in an emergency, anything is better than nothing. If I lost mine today, I would buy it again.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

RJ Martin designed this SpeedSafe assisted opener for the everyday carry lifestyle. The RJ Tactical 3.0 boasts impressive action, world-class design, and the ease of a flipper opener. It has a glass-filled nylon handle with a stainless steel liner lock and reversible pocket clip.

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.875"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.53"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:RJ Tactical 3.0
  • Model Number:1987
  • Designer:RJ Martin
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Great ergos
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Aaron R.
10-01-2019
Really great feel and ergonomics and sturdy build. However, the steel doesn't quite hold up to how "hard use" it feels in hand.
Great knife super sonic delivery
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Steve M.
09-29-2019
Love the knife . It was described very accurately and operates smoothly . Very sharp and looks great too! I will definitely buy from again!!! Shipping was faster than expected also which made me that much happier!!! Arrived a few days quicker than expected!!!
Great inexpensive assist knife
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Dan S.
09-27-2019
This is my first assist knife, its inexpensive so it was an easy choice. Fits great in my front pocket, easy to open, super sharp, perfect size! If I had any complaint it would be the handle being plastic is a bit slippery but honestly I'm nit-picking here. With quality at this price, I'm not sure what I'd be getting if I spent 2x or 3x the amount!
Great first knife
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Dan F.
09-08-2019
Great knife for someone getting into knives, especially for the price. Small light weight but still gets the job done.
You really can't go wrong for the price.
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Julie C.
09-04-2019
This is 5 stars for a budget knife. I wanted a knock around knife that if I had to abuse it wouldn't bother me if it was damaged. This knife fit the bill and is really nice for the price. The blade is sharp, the scales feel good in my hand, the blade shape is beautiful, the only thing is that you really need to give a confident 'flip' to get the blade to deploy (my little Kershaw Chive is all I had to compare this to and is not a fair comparison), once in place the liner lock is perfectly positioned and the blade stable.
Great value knife.
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Mike N.
12-09-2018
I have to take exception to another reviewer who made comparisons with the OSO Sweet, Leek and Skyline. The Leek is a great knife and though I have never owned one the Skyline is considered a bench mark offering by many. But those two knives are nearly twice the money. The OSO is a direct comparison with this knife. The RJ beats the OSO hands down. The flipper is much better on the RJ out of the box (unless Kershaw has fixed this) and the addition of the left hand clip option as well as lanyard hole and impact tool make this knife stand out. Sorry OSO I know it must get pretty dark in my desk drawer. BTW Kershaw customer service is 5 stars no matter which knife you choose.
Kershaw makes better options
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john w.
10-16-2018
The Kershaw OSO Sweet, Leek, and Skyline are all better versions of this knife. The hand feel and operation of this knife is nowhere near as good as the other models I listed
Nice knife, very sharp out of the box
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Scott W.
06-12-2018
This is a nice small knife but it opens extremely fast and easy. I put it next to my automatic Kalashinikov and itís easily as fast as it is. I was also amazed at how sharp it is. I think itís the sharpest knife I have straight out of the box. I donít carry this knife but keep it handy to use and would possible take it hiking but now as an EDC. Itís to short for that. The one thing I learned quickly with this knife is that the flipper turns into part of the index finger grip. When you close it, itís handy to take your thumb and push on it to help close it, donít do it. itís so sharp I have gotten like 2 paper type cuts from doing this because the blade is sharp all the way to the flipper and you wonít even feel it touch you and just find blood dripping down your thumb. Probably a stupid thing to do in the first place but live and learn. Iíd recommend this knife for just a pocket type of knife or to have around.
Very nice and reliable knife.
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Thomas N.
05-08-2016
I have had this knife for months now and it is very nice. It opens very fast so if needed it can open in the blink of an eye. It is a very sturdy knife that can be used for many things for its size, I HIGHLY recommend this knife
Small & Light
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Phillip A.
11-12-2015
I'm really impressed with this knife, for the price and what you get for it. At under 3oz, it disappears in the pocket, out of mind until you need it. Ergonomics are great, if you have small to medium hands. The GFN scales are almost like bead blasted, so it's quite grippy. It has a bit of a thumb ramp, which helps to control the cutting action, but no gimping.

The blade centering on mine was spot on, with very little side to side blade play. Pocket clip rides decently deep, although it's a bit stiff, but can be fixed. Generous lanyard hole, I was able to get 2 strands of 550 through it. Opens strong, and retention is good. Blade lock up on the liner lock was a tad bit early, but not too early to worry about. All in all, a great little knife. Too small to be tactical, but in an emergency, anything is better than nothing. If I lost mine today, I would buy it again.
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