Long known as one of the best traditional folders for the price, Rough Ryder is upping their flipper game by adding a ball bearing pivot. If you’re looking for a fast flipping, understated knife you can get for very little money, check out the Rough Ryder 1980 Two Tone Linerlock. It’s a great knife, with a great action that you can get for about $8.
First off, let’s talk about the action on this knife. The ball bearing pivots means it seriously performs far outside it’s price point. The flipping action on the 3.5″ 440A stainless steel blade is lightning fast and incredibly smooth. Both the flipper and the ambidextrous thumb studs are easily indexed and hit at just the right spot for an effortless open. It locks in place with a liner lock.
The G-10 handles provide a secure grip. They’re nothing fancy, just good durable and simple handles that will get the job done. Finally, this knife has a tip-down pocket clip and lanyard hole.
- 440A, Blackwash and Satin Finish
- 3.5″ Drop Point
- G-10 Handles
- Flipper and Thumb Studs
- Tip-Down Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 4.625″ Closed
- 8.125″ Overall
The Rough Ryder 1980 Two Tone Linerlock is a great knife at an affordable price. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.