Saturday, January 15, 2011
Benchmade Rukus Folder - Hands on Review
Only potential weaknesses I can see would be the pocket clip and the grip screws. I haven't seen any issues with the clip so far, however it is also a screw on piece (as opposed to an integral clip, which would be more robust). Having had lots of knives with crappy pocket clips, the screws in the clip are almost always the first things to fail me.
The micarta looks cool, and seemed to be attached pretty sturdily, but on closer inspection there was a bit of wiggle. Long story short, I pulled the screws out and re-tightened them with an allen wrench and a little lok-tite. Problem solved.
Overall, a good little pocket knife. Once again, Benchmade being expensive is a bit of a downer, but you definitely get what you pay for in this case.