Spyderco “R” Nishijin Folding Knife Review

The Spyderco R Nishijin Folder is a very sexy and great looking knife!  I am a big fan of Spyderco knives, and this one tops it all. I had a chance to hold it and play with it  to know that Spyderco and the Japanese Gods did an excellent job on this design. I personally like the design of  R Nishijin: it feels so good and comfortable in my hands; the look of the Japanese woven carbon fiber is a huge ego booster.

This elegant Spyderco folding knife features a spear shape blade with the Spyderhole opener; back lock with the David Boyd dent; and VG-10 steel. In my opinion VG-10 stainless steel is on of the best stainless steels out there, and it holds an edge like a champ. I have used a few different steel types on my EDC knives and the VG-10 has been my favorite. The R Nishijin is comparable in size to the Spyderco Paramilitary 2—which is another favorite Spyderco of mine. Other features of the “R” Nishijin is the Black Stainless steel pocket clip which could be used tip up or tip down or on either side of the handles. The handle scales are a little slippery but the jimping on the spine helps by adding more grip so you have more control of the knife.  Overall the Spyderco R Nishijin is not only a good looking knife but a knife that would stand up as an EDC (everday carry). This is my next EDC purchase.

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Zero Tolerance 0700BLK Review

The Zero Tolerance 0700BLK is my next EDC knife that I need to get. It would not only be my utility knife but a self-defense knife as well. This is a big knife, just how I like it. I don’t have many EDC knives so I do prefer a bigger knife blade which allows for a wider range of use; something like the 0700BLK handles most anything. The 0700BLK is one of the lighter knives that ZT has made with the milled out liners and G10 scales. This knife has a modified tanto blade which makes it great for piercing. The tip on the blade is very strong. It has a nice angled ambidextrous textured thumb stud which gives great grip for your thumb. It is a very durable, heavy-duty knife for an everyday carry. The diamond-like coating with the modified tanto blade is a sweet combination. I love this knife! On top of that the 0700 has the built in flipper for smooth and quick deployment of the blade. The deep pocket clip and S30V steel are the only way to go when it comes EDC’s. The pocket clip is reversible on both sides. The S30V steel is a little harder to sharpen, though it holds a heck of an edge. I love that Zero Tolerance put gimping on the back of spine of the knife, on the liner lock, and on the back of the flipper. Overall this knife is the shiznit! If you are looking for a tactical knife or are just in the market for a new EDC, I wholeheartedly recommend buying the Zero Tolerance 0700BLK. This is my next EDC!

Zero Tolerance 0700BLK @bladehq.com

Overall Length: 8.125″
Blade Length: 3.375″
Cutting Edge: 3.125
Blade Steel: S30V
Handle Material: Textured G-10
Closed Length: 4.687″
Weight: 4.2 oz.