Produced by Cameron McKirdy
In this HD video I test a brand new blade from Kershaw Knives out of Tualatin, Oregon. I hiked with it in my pocket near the crater of Mt. St. Helens, from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. This park is a National Monument, and a true American treasure. The Junkyard Dog 2.2 is also a gem. It’s a rigid manual opening knife, loaded with style. It’s bold, from the slick pocket clip, to the textured black G10 handle. Kershaw thought of everything. It comes with a protective zippered pouch too, which will keep the sand and dirt out of it, and save it from hard falls. My favorite part of the design is the way it opens. The flipper on the top is easy to grip with one finger, and flick open, and into a locked position. The liner lock is also the beefiest I’ve ever seen. It’s no joke. The blade isn’t closing unless you deliberately push the lock to the side.
Overall, the Junkyard Dog 2.2 is easy to handle, and use. I recommend it fully. I like it’s aggressive design. Plus, for a folder, it has a thick and wide blade. It must also be mentioned that the blade is made of composite steel. It’s quality engineering, boasting both D2 steel, and high-performance Sandvik 14C28N stainless on the spine. The Junkyard Dog 2.2 can take any beating you dish out. Survival Bros has even battoned it with wood to cut kindling for a fire. It has sliced through every material I’ve tried; duct tape, rope, fabric, tree branches, elk meat, and more. If you’re looking for a bigger EDC knife, this one is epic. The JYD 2 retails for $149.95. The version tested is Model 1725CB. More reviews soon. I’d appreciate your comments. Thanks!