As most friends of Blade-Tech founder, Tim Wegner, will verify, he is seldom without his pair of huge Rhodesian Ridgebacks by his side. So it probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that he would name his latest tough-as-nails tactical folder in their honor, the “Rijbak.” It also stands to reason that this same knife would be designed by another fan of tough dogs and tougher blades, custom knifemaker, Greg Lightfoot.
The Rijbak starts with a 3.75-inch long S30V stainless blade that’s 1.19 inches wide and 0.16 of an inch thick. It is relatively wide for a folder, but this knife “just seems” larger than that. A Chris Reeve-style titanium integral frame-lock secures the blade in the open position. A choice of either black G-10 or carbon fiber handle scales is available. The pocket clip is reversible for either left or right-hand tip-down carry. Counter to most modern designs, the knife is only available with a straight edge. Its closed length is 4.88 inches long, total open length is 8.63 inches and it weighs 5.5 ounces. The blade is opened by a Blade-Tech V-Hole. The suggested retail is $279.95.
As most friends of Blade-Tech founder, Tim Wegner, will verify, he is seldom without…
by Combat Handguns / Feb 1, 2008