My RD7 arrived yesterday, so I thought Id post a few first impressions.
The fit and finish is good for a knife in this price range.
The handle is comfortable for slicing and chopping, but Id like the option of more aggressively textured scales.
The choil allows for a comfortable forward grip, which makes the blade easy to control for fine work. Ive already used the knife to prepare two meals, and it had no problem with anything other than pealing potatoes.
Ive already used the knife to trim some finger thick branches off of the Carob trees in the back yard, and the knife chopped cleanly through the green wood.
Removing one-inch branches from a fallen Gum tree branch was easy, and the knife effectively hacked into the dry wood of the main branch.
Justin thinned the edge for me, and it works very well.
The sheath is robust and functional, and the kydex insert fits well. The blade does not rattle when the retention strap is done up.
Justin was a great guy to do business with, and I look forward to my next purchase from Ranger Knives (probably something like an RD6 in 3V).