Raidops LJ3MP Fixed Blade Knife
This Mini Tactical Knife from Raidops is very well made, and when I saw it, I had to have it. Raidops knives are made by a fellow named Kim from Korea, and he offers a product that is quite unique. When I posted the review of this knife on Youtube, I had a few viewers complain that a 2 1/2 inch blade could not be tactical.
It can be used as a neck knife if you want, though it leans on the heavy side due to its 1/4″+ thickness. Handles are expertly scupted G-10, and fit my hand like a glove. This is a small knife, with a small handle but it has excellent purchase and grippability (is that a word?).
The S30V blade is very sharp, but doesn’t pops hairs. It’s hollow ground, but since it’s quite thick to begin with the overall edge does appear to be on the thick side, and the secondary bevel is relatively large. I’m not sure what angle the secondary bevel is ground at but it appears quite obtuse, which would make it strong, but maybe not as good a cutter. Being S30V and given the thickness, this is not a knife that you would want to reprofile… well, you might but it would take a LONG time.
The spine and edges of the full tang are beautifully finished, with hand-sculpted edges that follow the contours of the edge of the handles. The entire blade is Gun Black finished. This knife looks pretty awesome, but it isn’t cheap given the size. One of these guys will probably set you back $220US or so. Is it cool? Yes. Is it useful? Maybe. Get one and see for yourself! I know I’m keeping mine.