With all of the different loadouts, gear setups, and go bags it makes it hard to justify spending a lot of money on any one piece of gear that may be out of sight and out of mind until you need to use it. Like a quality knife for example, that you may want to leave in your truck or go bag as an extra tool. No one wants to spend 150 dollars on a knife that you don’t carry daily.

This why the Kershaw RJ Tactical 3.0 fits the bill perfectly. It is small in size, low in price, and doesn’t sacrifice the quality that the Kershaw name is known for. “The RJ Tactical 3.0 is a classic collaboration between custom knife maker RJ Martin and Kershaw’s blade engineers. It offers tactical RJ style—versatile drop-point blade, top and bottom grind, and comfortably contoured handle—at a very affordable price.”

Kershaw Knives RJ Tactical 3.0 Folding Knife

The RJ 3.0 has a protrusion on the back of the blade that, coupled with the assisted opening, allows for quick deployment with a push of the finger. The blade is a 3-inch steel black oxide coated drop point that opens up to only 6.9 inches total. While closed the knife is only 4 inches long and weighs an impressive 2.8 ounces.

Kershaw Knives RJ Tactical 3.0 Folding Knife

With a standard locking liner to hold the blade in place and a reversible pocket clip the RJ Tactical 3.0 is the perfect knife to buy that you can trust to get the job done but won’t break your heart if you lose it in the field.

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