Doug Ritter Introduces Mini-RSK Mk1-G2 ABLE Lock Folder

Doug Ritter Introduces Mini-RSK Mk1-G2 ABLE Lock Folder
Doug Ritter Introduces Mini-RSK Mk1-G2 ABLE Lock Folder

U.S.A.-( Doug Ritter recalls that about the second or third email he received after announcing the introduction of his acclaimed RSK® Mk1-G2 was a query asking when a “Mini” version would be available. Those sorts of emails, texts, and posts have continued unabated. Ritter is pleased to announce that his Mini-RSK® Mk1-G2, manufactured by Hogue, is now available exclusively from The everyday low price is only $139.95 with FREE continental U.S. Ground shipping.

Sales of all Doug Ritter knives and gear support Ritter’s Knife Rights efforts.

The fully ambidextrous Mini-RSK® Mk1-G2 (Generation 2) features Ritter’s signature 3-D milled G10 handle, Ritter’s highly regarded wide-chord, high flat-ground drop point blade in super-premium CPM 20CV steel, 2.9 inches long, the ambidextrous ABLE™ Lock, and other refinements. Compact and svelte, it weighs in at just 2.6 ounces. Despite the smaller size, it is still a Doug Ritter knife you can bet your life on™.

The Mini-RSK® Mk1-G2 is a compact, more conveniently sized version of Ritter’s highly praised original. It is a superb utility folder and it will meet blade length restrictions that in some jurisdictions or locations still limit carry knives to a maximum three-inch blade length (albeit fewer than before Ritter started Knife Rights).

Ritter notes that creating the Mini-RSK® Mk1-G2 was not as easy as just scaling down the full-size RSK® Mk1-G2. “The smaller the knife, the trickier it is to get the ergonomics right.  But, with Hogue’s perseverance, we have created a Mini without sacrificing stellar ergonomics and performance.”

The Mini-RSK® Mk1-G2 is manufactured in the USA and is covered by Hogue’s recently updated limited lifetime warranty that accommodates owner maintenance and disassembly.

The Mini-RSK® Mk1-G2 is initially available with either a Black or Orange G10 handle and a stonewashed CPM 20CV high carbon powder metallurgy stainless steel blade. It is available exclusively from KnifeWorks at an everyday price of only $139.95 with FREE continental U.S. Ground shipping.  All of Doug Ritter’s Knifeworks Exclusive Knives can be found at:

Additional details and background on Doug Ritter’s RSK® folders can be found at:

Mini-RSK® Mk1-G2 Specifications:

  • Blade Material: Crucible CPM 20CV @ 60-62 HRC
  • Blade Length: 2.9 in. (7.37 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.094 in. (2.39 mm)
  • Blade Finish: Heavy Stonewash
  • Closed Length: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
  • Open Length: 6.875 in. (17.46 cm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm) maximum
  • Weight: 2.6 oz. (75 g)
  • Handle Material: G10 Composite
  • Liners: 301 Stainless Steel
  • Pivot Washers: Phosphor Bronze
  • Pocket Clip:  Reversible, Deep Carry, Stainless Steel
  • Lock Mechanism: Ambidextrous ABLE™ Lock
  • Lock Springs: W.C. Wolff Co.
  • Opener: Dual Thumb Studs
  • Fasteners: Torx

About Doug Ritter

Doug Ritter ( is the founder of Equipped to Survive ( and a leading authority on survival equipment. Ritter is also the founder and Chairman of Knife Rights, America’s grassroots knife owners organization. Knife Rights is Rewriting Knife Law in America™ with 32 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 22 states and over one hundred cities and towns since 2010. Ritter was awarded the Bill of Rights Award by Citizens Committee for the Right to Bear Arms in 2012 and Defender of Liberty Award from Second Amendment Foundation in 2017.  More information on Knife Rights can be found at:  Sale of all Doug Ritter knives and gear supports Knife Rights.

About Hogue

Hogue Knives ( are built upon precise engineering and stringent manufacturing practices that yields exceptional performance. Hogue, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1968 by Guy Hogue. Guy’s legacy of innovative, high-quality American engineering and craftsmanship has been carried forth under the leadership of his sons Aaron and Patrick, his grandson Neil and by Hogue Tool and Machine president Jim Bruhns.

About KnifeWorks

KnifeWorks ( is one of the largest cutlery retailers in the world, founded online in 1998. Over the years the company has expanded to include hunting, outdoor sports and survival gear, tools, flashlights and gifts. KnifeWork’s in-house custom laser engraving program allows you to economically engrave your purchase with text or a design, whether for one item or a thousand. KnifeWorks #1 goal is customer satisfaction. We strive to keep our prices low and our customer service high.

For more information, contact Doug Ritter at: [email protected]


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TimmC, you are correct. Although, years ago Benchmade used to produce this model for Doug Ritter with some differences from these until they stopped production. Then he went on to now produce his model with Hogue knives. IMO the full size Ritter is a beast and has the upper hand to the BM Griptilian. I’m going to pick one of these up for sure.