Product Review of the COAST RX322 Knife
Who doesn’t need an everyday carry knife? I have been through many. Damaged, broke, handed down and so on. So I jumped at the chance when there was a need for bloggers to try out and write a review for a company by the name of Coast.
I had a choice of knives to pick from and I chose the Coast RX322 Blade Assist Knife.
When I received the knife, I was very impressed on how it was shipped and the packaging that it came in. That may not be a concern for some, but it showed me that this company takes pride in delivery and presentation of their product.
Immediately I took it to the fire house and started showing it off to the guys, getting feedback from them on weight, feel, sharpness, and durability. Many of the responses I got resembled that of my own.
The knife was balanced and had a weight to it that is heavy enough to know you have it in your pocket but not so heavy it weighted your pants down. Some stated that they carry a knife in the opposite pocket that the clip is mounted on. Coast has taken care of this problem making it with and ambidextrous clip allowing you to carry on the right or left.
I personally have used the knife for on duty work and off duty work. The knife has opened and closed flawlessly and has remained as sharp as when I took it out of the box. The RX322 has built in safety features. Like a firearm it has a safety. When you see red you can deploy the blade and lock it in place. On the flip side you can lock it in place so that the blade is not accidentally deployed (picture of a lock).
The blade itself is constructed of 5Cr15Mov stainless steel. The length of the blade is 3.9” with an overall length of 8.75”. The body is a fiber glass filled nylon handle on a stainless steel frame and a non-slip grip resembling the diamond tread on a fire truck.
So far I have had no issues with this knife and would highly recommend this knife for purchase. If the blade on this model is too long they offer a 3” blade version RX313. All of their knives are backed by Coast’s lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship. This does not include wear and tear.
Below you will find the specifications, contact information and pricing.
$48.99 (RX322 Blade Assist Knife)
- Rapid Response
- Blade-Assist Knife
- Blade: 5Cr15Mov stainless steel
- 3.9 in. blade
- 8.75 in. overall
- Weight: 4.8 oz.
- Super-fast assisted opening
- Fiberglass-filled nylon handle on stainless steel frame
- Ambidextrous pocket clip
- US Patents: 7,827,697 & 7,854,067