The Kukri's best attributes and enormous potential as a weapon and a tool have been well documented. Cold Steel has made different variations of the Kukri over the years, some with longer blades, and some with shorter, but never, until now, has Cold Steel had a version you could carry in your pocket as a folder.
The Rajah folders, designed by Andrew Demko, are big enough to approximate the feel and heft a fixed blade Kukri. Their broad, downward curved blades exhibit the best of a Kukri's characteristics. First, their unique shape presents their thin, hollow gound edges at just the right angle so they naturally bite deep instead of bouncing or skidding off. And secondly their points are thick, wide and sharp enough to pierce even the toughest targets.
The handle has some of the contours of fixed blade Kukri's with the addition of strategically placed curves and finger grooves. These features will faciliate 3 grip styles. One - very close to the cutting edge where you can really choke up on the handle for fine delicate work. Two - by the middle for ordinary chores. And three - near the end or butt where you will have the most leverage and weight forward balance for heavy cutting or chopping and where you will receive mazimum reach advantage.
The only suitable lock that can sustain the incredible impact forces generated by chopping strokes with a Rajah folder is Cold Steel's new TRI-AD lock. Designed specifically to take pressure off the smaller, more fragile interlocking surfaces of a rocker lock and transfer them to a uniquely positioned stop pin that will absorb and distribute these forces through the handle frame.
The Rajah II is a more economical version of the Rajah I. It has a Grivory injection molded handle and steel liners for added strength.