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.