We stumbled onto Ruike (pronounced ‘rake’ – we were told) knives on our last visit to Smoky Mountain Knife Works this Christmas, and frankly, we were impressed, especially at the price point. It used to be commonplace for only low-end, cheap knives to come out of China, but with a surge in high end knives like Reate and Kizer coming out of China, we were pleasantly surprised to find something in the mid price range. The eight Ruike knives we saw at SMKW were all under $50, and we’re going to focus this article on the Ruike P128-SF.
This manual flipper feels solid in the hand. The 8.5″ P128-SF is made almost entirely of stainless steel and features a 3.66″ 14C28N steel, modified clip point blade (reminded me of the blade on the Zero Tolerance 0095). The manual flipper on this knife is smooth and the action is good (especially for a $49.95 knife), and a solid framelock locks the blade in the open position.
The P128-SF features a sculpted 3Cr14N stainless steel handle with stainless steel hardware. The pocket clip is tip up and is removable but not reversible. Jimping in the single groove improves grip, and the small, but useful lanyard hole at the butt of the handle is just a bonus.
Ruike P128-SF Details
- 14C28N Stainless Steel Blade
- 3Cr14N Stainless Steel Handle
- Manual Flipper for easy opening
- Tip-up pocket clip
- 3.66″ Modified Clip Point Blade
- Blade thickness: .14″
- 4.88″ closed
- 8.54″ overall
- Made in the China
All in all, the Ruike P128-SF is a good, affordable, imported EDC knife that won’t break the bank. It’s worth the $49.95 price tag. We look forward to seeing what Ruike has to offer in the future in this mid price range. See for yourself. Click the button below or any link in this article.