RAO II EXPEDITION
RAO II EXPEDITION
ABOUT The RAO II EXPEDITION: The RAO II EXPEDITION is a well-designed, exceptionally flexible folder. Its sheath allows it to be carried either as a compact closed knife or as an open fixed blade. In addition, it is equipped with a firesteel and a diamond sharpener. The RAO II EXPEDITION is a high quality, robust tool. This is a great knife to accompany you into the field for activities such as camping, hunting, wilderness experiences, bugout bag, plus an excellent EDC.
BLADE: It has strong drop point. The RAO II EXPEDITION blade can be reinforced with a safety locking system that turns it into a strong fixed blade. The finish on the blade is what Extrema Ratio calls “Dark Stone “. It is a burnished and stone washed surface treatment.
HANDLE: Ergonomic designed handle with a desert finish.
LOCK: Has a extremely sturdy locking system that includes a safety hand-threaded steel pin that is screwed through two holes by the guard section of the handle. This is a safety system that guarantees the knife is able to handle heavy duty use.
SHEATH: The RAO II EXPEDITION has a unique desert tan cordura sheath. This sheath is constructed so that the knife is either carried as a closed blade in the front section or as an open blade in the back section. Completing the RAO II EXPEDITION is a diamond sharpener riding in a pocket on the front of the sheath and firesteel on the side.
Total Length of Knife: mm 263 (10.4 inches)
Blade Length: mm 119 (4.7 inches)
Weight of Knife: g 332 (11.7 ounces)
Blade Thickness: mm 6 (0.24 inches)
Blade Steel: Bohler N690 cobalt stainless steel*
Blade Hardness: Rockwell 58 HRC
Blade Finish: Dark stone
Grinding: Flat grind
Handle Material : Anticorodal aluminum**
Sheath Material: Reinforced Nylon double sheath
Tools: Firesteel and diamond sharpener
MOLLE compatible sheath: Yes
* The blade is made with N690 cobalt stainless steel; a high performance steel with excellent cutting and sharpening characteristics. This steel is also used in the butchering industry and to make surgical instruments.
** The handle is made of black anodized Anticorodal, an aluminum alloy that is very strong and corrosion resistant.