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Review RUIKE LD43 multifunctional knife

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by martineden, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. martineden


    Jun 26, 2007

    I have used the RUIKE LD43 multifunctional knife since one month, so thought I may review it properly, now.


    RUIKE KNIVES is a China based brand - part of the well-known FENIXLIGHT Company - providing outdoors knives in a variety of designs, including folders, fixed blades and multi-functional knives (or multitools, as you like). I tried a few China made multitools, in the past, bought for few bucks, and they were terrible, really. However, it is rather different, this case. Actually, the high quality of the RUIKE LD43 it's clear starting just from the package, which is simple and robust, but elegant. The package is for sure well designed and well made, you may present the RUIKE LD43 to everyone, being sure your gift will not looks cheap or poor.


    The RUIKE LD43 itself has a pocket clip, something not so usual in a multifunctional knife. The pocket clip is placed on the right side of the knife (blade tip-down when the knife is in the pocket) and only this position is allowed to the owner. The handles are made by G10, in yellow color (anyway, depending of the environmental light, the handles color may turn to green, see pics), with a fine texture on the surface that improve the grip.
    Another peculiarity of the LD43 is the one-handed operated blade, which can be opened quickly by the thumb stud. Bad news for the left-handed peoples, the thumb stud is - for reason of space - just for righty peoples. The blade is 85mm long, and it's made by Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel.


    The RUIKE LD43 weights 204.4 grams, it is not a lightweight knife, for sure. The total lenght (open, of course) is 199 mm.

    Two tools are specific for emergency/rescue tasks, the belt-cutter, which cut off ropes and belts as butter, and the glass-breaker, who works fine too



    This knife has 14 different functions, here below you may see them in details:

    01 - large blade

    02 - belt cutter

    03 - wood saw

    04 - large screwdriver (6.5 mm)

    05 - bottle opener

    06 - wire stripper

    07 - reamer (with sewing eye)

    08 - drill

    09 - facer

    10 - Philips screwdriver

    11 - glass breaker

    12 - key ring

    13 - tweezers

    14 - wire bender

    the RUIKE LD43 it's easy and safe. Due to the pocket clip and the key ring (a sort of carabiner, actually) you may carry the knife in your pocket or attached to a backpack/bag or a belt loop. Both the systems works well.



    The RUIKE LD43 is for sure a fine multi-functional knife. I really enjoied to use it for my daily activities during the last month. I honestly can't find any real downside to highlight. I may say however that sometimes I missed for a pair of scissors or a metal file, but you may find these tools in some other models of RUIKE multi-functional knives collection (i.e. the LD42 model or the M61 model). That said, I'm very glad I caught a new knives company like RUIKE, making high-end cutting tools. I may suggest the RUIKE LD43 as a great multi-functional knife for peoples engaged in emergency activities (firefighters, S&R, ecc.) and more generally who is looking for a high quality multitool.


    NOTE: if you want to read a detailed review with a tons of pics about the RUIKE LD43, please go to the link below (hope to not to break any forum rules)


    Cheers, AD
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  2. Razor

    Razor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 1999
    Boy, that is a fine looking dog. I bet he is a good one. Is he a blue heeler?
  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Meh, I think I'll keep my Victorinox tinker.
  4. martineden


    Jun 26, 2007
    Thank you! Yes, is my Australian Cattle Dog, male, 18 months, his name is Charlie :) Loyal, smart, funny, you will never had a better friend!
  5. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    What's going rate for the Ruike? (I'm not asking where to buy one, just curious about how much they're charging for one.)

    Also, I wonder if they manufacture the Tech Tools for Boker.


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