Eoin May Reviews: Schrade Radok Pivot Lock Folding EDC Knife
As promised, we’re reviewing new knives from the big Schrade re-brand, and today I’m starting with my personal favorite: the drop-dead sexy Radok Pivot Lock Folder. It checks all the boxes for me: It’s made in the USA, has a high-quality blade steel, big but not too big, and can be used as a chopper, EDC, and self-defense knife. The Radok folder is from Schrade’s “Alpha” line, so it’s made with best-quality materials. The action on this knife is amazing—there is barely any drag, it’s one of the smoothest actions I have ever seen. The knife itself has a very comfortable feel while also providing a secure grip with a finger choil and spine jimping (the grooves on the spine of the blade where you put your thumb).
Let’s get to the specs, shall we? The blade itself is a Wharncliffe style made with S35VN steel and measures in at little over 3.5 inches. The blade alone is great looking, but it also gives you plenty of S35VN edge to do just about anything you want. The handle scales are made with carbon fiber, so this knife is light and agile despite its size. The handle measures out to be a little over 4.5 inches, which gives you guys with meaty hands room to play with.
The Radok also comes with Schrade’s pivot lock, which gives you the ability to unlock the knife with either hand. The satin hollow ground Wharncliffe blade with the black/grey carbon fiber just gives the knife this great two-tone look. Sadly, the knife doesn’t come with a deep carry pocket clip, but it fits well and solid in the pocket.
There is only one issue I had with this knife—it’s not even close to being a deal breaker, but since I am a reviewer, I want to give my readers the best truthful review I can. The pocket clip sticks out a little too much on the handle, and a couple of times I noticed the clip digging into the palm of my hand when I gripped it tightly.
All in all, the Radok Folder by Schrade is great. I love this knife to death. I have a thing for big knives especially Wharncliffe style and this knife is exactly that. Now this knife does cost a little under $250 not including shipping, but to me that’s a great price especially for the materials and quality you receive. The employees who work at Schrade are amazing and have helped me out quite a bit, and I’m sure they will do the same for you. If you like this article go check my other content @atoz_reviews on YouTube and Instagram, and if you like what you see give me a follow (It helps out a lot). Always remember, Stay AtoZ!
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