Very light, very thin, and very sharp straight out of the box, the Rough Rider Model 1823 Framelock Tactical Folder is an inexpensive and easily carried knife. It also happens to be good looking. It’s a fairly simple design with several useful features.
First off, this knife features a titanium coated 440A spear point with a thumb hole opening mechanism. At only 1/16″, it’s light and makes a great slicer. If you like thumb hole openers, the action is significantly better than you’d expect out of a $7 knife. It was smooth and easily opened.
The Rough Rider Model 1823 has sturdy, slip resistant G-10 scales mounted on a rugged titanium coated steel frame. The framelock is easily reached, and this knife is an easy one-hand user with a lot of slip resistance. The handles are incredibly thin, which brings the weight down to a mere four ounces. It also features a bottle opener and a lanyard hole. All of this combined results in a budget knife that rides easy in the pocket, has a decent amount of slip resistance, and hosts some nice features for a very low cost.
Rough Rider Model 1823 Framelock Tactical Folder Details
- 2.625″ Spear Point
- 440A Titanium Coated
- G-10 and Titanium Coated Aluminum
- Thumb Hole Opening
- Cap Lifter
- Tip Down Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 3.625″ Closed
- 6.25″ Overall
For only $6.99, you can’t go wrong with the Rough Rider Model 1823. Make sure you add this useful and knife to your everyday carry rotation. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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