Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife, description and specifications, differences from the first generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife.

The Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife is the next generation and an upgraded version of the popular Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife for daily wear and survival. First introduced in 2004 in series. Knife produced by the famous knife company Hogue. 

Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife, description and specifications, differences from the first generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife.

The Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife received a high-descent blade made of Bohler M390 powder steel, a handle made of impact-resistant fiberglass G10, a patented ABLE Lock blade lock and other improvements. The knife comes in an original zipper case with embroidered Doug Ritter logo. The knife has a limited lifetime warranty..

The new Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife was created and is being manufactured at Hogue’s facilities in the United States. This happened after the summer of 2016 when another well-known Benchmade company refused to further produce the first generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife.

Left folding knife Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 first generation. Right folding knife Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 second generation.

Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife, description and specifications, differences from the first generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife.
The Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife retained exactly the same high-descent profile as the previous Doug Ritter RSK Mk1. It is made of Bohler M390 High Carbon Stainless Steel Powder. The blade of the knife is subjected to cryogenic treatment to achieve a hardness of 61-62 HRC. This achieves the optimal combination of steel viscosity and durability of the cutting edge of the blade.

Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife, description and specifications, differences from the first generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife.

In the handle, the blade of the Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 knife moves between the bronze washers. The rotary screw is adjustable using standard Torx. The double-sided peg at the base of the blade provides convenient opening with both right and left hand.

On the one hand, in the upper part of the blade is a laser engraving with the logo of Doug Ritter. The back side is engraved with the Hogue logo and the inscription “USA”. The first serial production of the Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife will be indicated by the serial number under the Hogue logo.

ABLE Lock, Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding blade lock mechanism.

To lock the blade in the open position, in the folding knife Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 used the original mechanism for fixing the blade. This is the new generation ABLE Lock Ambidextrous Bar Lock Enhanced. Features of the ABLE Lock:

Sophisticated design and geometry for smoother operation.
The lock is equipped with an improved locking rod with increased rigidity.
The lock uses springs from W.C. Wolff co.

Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife, description and specifications, differences from the first generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife.

Company W.C. Wolff Co. produces high-quality and durable springs that have already proven their worth in Hogue automatic knives. In addition, two screws are inserted into the ABLE Lock design, which are located with some offset. Additional screws and their location with offset provided additional strength and rigidity of the knife structure as a whole.

Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife handle.

The handle of a folding knife Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 has an open design on three racks. This made it possible to simplify the cleaning of the sand and dirt knife. The handle is made on CNC machines and is made of shockproof fiberglass G10 black. Compared to the first-generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1, it is made more ergonomic. The new radial notch on the handle combines effective grip with a stunning exterior aesthetic.

Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 folding knife, description and specifications, differences from the first generation Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 folding knife.
cord or the strap at the very end of the handle. The notch on the steel liners, the handle and the thumb pad has been finalized. Now it is less aggressive, but at the same time provides a fairly confident hold of the knife in the hand while performing work of varying severity.

Clip of a folding knife Doug Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 of deep landing, bilateral fastening. Made of stainless steel. It is attached to the handle with two screws, but at the same time, for the convenience of the user, the ability to install other clips with three screws from Benchmade, Spyderco, Emerson knives, etc..

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