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Civivi Elementum Knife Review

Civivi Elementum Knife is remarkable since its beginning. Before writing Civivi Elementum Review, I want you to know that it’s been launched in November 2018 and its now almost 2 years old. As I proceed with Civivi Elementum Review, you will know why it’s among the very best pocket knives of CIVIVI. As you will see is outfitted with D2 Steel blade having satin finish and Linerlock knife.

Just like other knives, I always review a knife once I’m sure about its quality and usage. It’s not just as impressive as WE Knife 608 or impressive design in terms of looks when compared to WE Knives Scoppio 923 but, it’s still a best seller till date. My Curiosity grew when I saw so many reviews and people putting up pictures on different social media platforms about their Civivi Elementum. So, here we are with Civivi Elementum Review.

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Civivi Elementum Knife Review

Civivi Knives

If you are totally newbie then this part is for you. Actually Civivi Knives is a subsidiary of WE Knife Co, a Chinese knife manufacturing company who used to produce knives for different knife brands in USA and all over the world. More than a decade ago, they started with their own Brand called WE Knives and entered the USA Market with top quality and expensive yet Chinese made knives.

Civivi Knives is also their brand or a subsidiary and to me, correct me if I’m wrong? Civivi Knives offers knives to mid-tier buyers where as WE Knives has most of the knives which are little higher end not only in terms of prices but also blade steel being used.

Yet, the Quality checks for WE Knives and CIVIVI is done by same team and manufacturing is also done at the same location, therefore, there is no compromise on its quality. Even you can claim lifetime warranty on products unless you void their usage terms.

Last but not least, I like to specify a recent happening where someone posted on WE Knives Group at Facebook about broken pocket clip and they sent him another pocket clip free of any charges he just have to pay delivery charges which are minimal. I am sharing the Link as under.

Technical Specifications of Civivi Elementum Knife C907M

As per our information and provided by Civivi Company’s website, we are able to find the following information.

  • Overall Length: 6.99″ / 177.6mm
  • Blade Length: 2.96″ / 75.2mm
  • Closed Length: 4.03″ / 102.4mm
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12″ / 3mm
  • Handle Thickness: 0.43″ / 11mm
  • Weight: 2.74oz / 77.6g
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Handle Color: Brown
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Clip Material: Stainless Steel
  • Screws Material: Stainless Steel
  • Pivot Assembly: Caged Steel Ball Bearing
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Designer: CIVIVI
  • Model Name: Elementum
  • Model Number: C907M

First Impression of Civivi Elementum Knife

Actually, it’s hard to find this Elementum Knife among other competing knives having almost same price range but once you read my review, you will see, it’s worth the bucks spent. Civivi Elementum comes in different material, color and finish combinations. So, you will find so many options to choose as per your requirement.

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First Impression of Civivi Elementum Knife

As Pocket Knives are not just everyday carry knives or pocket knives but they also define the user’s personality. Secondly, it’s manufactured by WE Knives as said earlier and the attention to detail and quality of production is superb. Third yet most crazy part of this knife is the customization factor. Yes, it is easily customizable by making new scales, blade can be acid washed and much more, giving a knife collector a true one of a kind look they want for their Civivi Elementum.

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Civivi Elementum Knife with brass scales

Civivi Elementum first impression is not impressive as far as I felt. The simple lines and more simpler design is quite boring but the unattractive yet simple look never the less adds CLASS to knife and make it universal to carry. But once you use it, you will feel the styling of its blade, shape of handle, its profiling and above all the grind work all in synergy and complimenting each other. Thus, providing modern, handy light look and feel to knife.

Variants of Civivi Elementum Knife & Prices

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Civivi Elementum Variants

There are almost 15 variants of Civivi Elementum Knife since its launch and it is expected more variants will be seen in coming months. To make things easy, Civivi Elementum Knives have drop point blade with hollow grind plain blade with materials D2 Stainless Steel with 1 exception of Civivi Elementum Damascus steel blade and finish along with carbon fiber handle scales.

Civivi Elementum Low end variants
Civivi Elementum Low end variants

The key defining factor of prices is just knife handle materials which are rosewood, Carbon fiber, G 10, Micarta, and even Copper and brass knife scales are being used. Please note that Copper and Brass Knife Scales add little extra weight approx. 50 grams. Current MRSP of Civivi Elementum Knife Series is $51.15 to $89.25 and mostly with free shipping. (I’ll post the links in the end as well).

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Civivi Elementum Knife high end variants

Civivi Elementum Feel In hand

Well, once you hold Elementum knife C907M in your hand, you will feel like it’s made for your hand as far as the grip and initial feeling you get. The best part is knife making expertise of WE Knives and Design Team of Civivi Knives which designed a knife excellent for all types of hands and it has right proportions making it superb pocket knife.

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Civivi Elementum Review feel in hand

The grip jimping on the spine and finger choil provides extra sturdiness when using to cut something little hard for extra pressure. There are no hotspots if used by right handed people but for lefty like me you may find a hotspot near pocket clip given it thin but still. Similarly, one finds hotspots during heavier tasks but those are not that bad, neither negligible.

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Civivi Elementum jimping on spine for better pressure for tough tasks

Reviewing blade of Civivi Elementum

D2 blade is becoming popular and it has HRC rating 59 to 61 almost same as of CPM S35VN like you find in WE Knife 610 “Battleship” which is selling online for around $200 plus. Therefore, it’s a much wiser choice by Civivi Knives Design team to come up with material having almost same HRC ratings and it’s cheaper to.

Further, the drop point shape of knife is great for slicing and dices and it’s done with ease and precision. The Edge retention of D2 is great because of its high HRC ratings as mentioned earlier but sharpening the edge is little tough (time consuming) as compared wot CPM S35VN Steel.

Civivi Elementum Knife Slicing Onions

Elementum Knife has drop point blade and with which I cut few wires, some bread, paper and my parcels and I have no problem with it during my use so far.  The hardness of blade compliments its sharpness and everything which I cut had a laser precision and it’s as easy as cutting butter. The control and performance of this knife is great.

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Civivi Elementum Review blade

Deployment of Civivi Elementum

It’s a flipper no doubt, and the flipping action is smooth to. The Caged Steel Ball Bearing with balanced blade weight and the flipper tab makes the deploying of this knife smooth, easy and fast. During deployment the Linerlock system of this knife keeps the Civivi Elementum blade in place. Thus, the opening and closing of this knife is great.

Civivi Elementum Pocket Clip Review

The Pocket clip of Civivi Elementum is made from Stainless Steel and frankly it’s not great at all. Firstly, it creates hotspot in hand when gripped and it’s not good for any every day carry knife. WE all know that, pocket clips are the making or breaking factors because you cannot keep a knife in your hand, one needs to put it in pocket and that is why the second most disappointed factor I found is again its thickness, which doesn’t hold the knife securely in a pocket.

Overall the knife is great but it seriously lacks in the pocket clip area. I hope with more new models are expected in future they may change the pocket clip but all I can say so far the pocket clip does not match the rest.

Conclusion Civivi Elementum Review

Well, Civivi Elementum is incredible in terms of features and utility it offers with respect to price being offered. The D2 Steel is not stainless and it also consumes more time sharpening and as for pocket clip it’s a deep slide pocket clip. But simply saying I repeat it’s a great knife to have as EDC and its well designed by Civivi Design Team of We Knife Co.

Just because it’s a great knife people are still buying it till date and above all mostly Knife collectors because of its style, fit in hand, deployment and options to select different materials mentioned above in Variants.

Honestly, it’s worth the price you pay. Spending between 50 to 89 bucks is nothing in comparison to the product being offered. Frankly, you will not be disappointed ever on your purchase but you may regret if any of the variants you are thinking of buying gets out of stock. So buy Soon.

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We Knife Scoppio

WE Knives Scoppio 923

We Knives Scoppio launched in December of 2019 designed by Toni N Tietzel.   Word “Scoppio” is a new word for me and I didn’t understood its meaning. So I google it and it turns out that it’s an Italian word means Explosion. (Screen Shot) as Under:

Scoppio Means
Scoppio Means as per google

If you closely look at the blade of the knife, you will also see the designer initials TNT on its blade enclosed in Dynamite stick which are clearly visible.  (Picture as under)

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we knives scoppio dynamite sign

The We Knives Scoppio 923 is a pocket knife and is appealing to not only knife collectors but its eye catching blade design and shape with a compound grind with comfortable grip is loved by everyone around me when it’s shown to them. Given it’s a pocket knife but it’s not small neither meek looking. 

Technical Specifications of WE Knife Scoppio

Before, we proceed further, as a common format of my reviews, I always discuss knife’s technical specifications as they are major factor in deciding what to expect from it and what not.

Please find all technical details for WE Knife Scoppio by WE Knives. It has 4 variants, A, B, C, D only variation are in Scoppio handle color and blade finish only. They are listed at the bottom of the page as well.

  • Overall Length: 8.25″
  • Blade Length: 3.625″
  • Cutting Edge: 3.625″
  • Blade Width: 1.00″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16″
  • Blade Material: CPM-20CV
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Compound
  • Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.375″
  • Handle Width: 0.875″
  • Handle Thickness: 0.51″
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Color: Blue
  • Weight: 4.62 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: We Knife Co.
  • Model: Scoppio
  • Model Number: 923A
  • Designer: Toni Tietzel
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

General Overview of We Knives Scoppio’s size

WE Knives Scoppio is a drop point blade with blade length of 3.6” having a thickness of 0.16” or 4mm. It’s available in two different stone wash finishes like Black Stone Wash Finish and in Satin Stonewash Finish along another variant is color of its Titanium Handles which has 4 variations like Bronze, Grey, Blue and Black.

The Open length i.e. from Knife’s tip to end is 3.63 inches having 4 mm blade thickness with a stonewash finish. The We Knife Scoppio, I’ll be talking here  in this review is with blue handle which is 0.51 inches thick or 13mm with total weight of 131 grams meaning this WE Scoppio is lighter than two 70 gram papers.

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WE Knife Scoppio 923A Review

The blade material of this knife is CPM 20CV stainless steel and as you all know it’s a premium quality steel. As per chemical composition between Bohler M390 steel is almost alike but there is a difference between manufacturing process and CPM 20 CV is made in America.

Summing it up, WE Knife Scoppio is designed by German designer, it’s named in Italian language, the knife blade is made in USA and last, it’s assembled in Yang Jing China. Actually, Yang Jing, China is a home of knife makers just like Solingen in Germany and Maniago in Italy.

Secondly, We Knives is in Knife businesses for more than 20 plus years and it also has another brand o sister company CIVIVI Knives which is also global now.

WE Knives Scoppio Review

As per our standard review format, after discussing knives’ brand, its background and above all technical specifications we talk about blade of the knife then blade shape,  knife handle materials and shape which are vital to discuss and above all its locking and deployment system. Thus, as we have wrote previously about WE Knife 610 which is also a Framelock knife from WE Knives. As, this review is for WE Knives Scoppio which is a drop point blade and yes it’s a pocket knife as well.

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Blade of WE Knife Scoppio

As it’s a drop point blade and its ideal for most tasks or utility tasks one can perform. The Blade material is CPM-20CV which is a premium stainless steel material CPM-20CV. WE Knife Scoppio 923 has HRC (Rockwell Hardness) rating 59 between 61 which is great which is considered very high in terms of edge retention meaning, the blade edges with such steel last longer before they need to sharpen again. But one thing one should also consider the harder the more brittle it gets. Given its hard but it slammed against other much harder materials you may find the edge to chip to.

Shape of Blade

As said earlier it’s a drop point blade meaning a big belly but the unconventional shape of Scoppio drop point belly is of my interest than others. Like the spin of the blade is not straight neither gentle not seen in most knives. From its top to bottom, the shape of curves constantly changes and so as the blade thickness. 

Compound Grind of WE Knife Scoppio

It’s a compound grind knife and this unique compound grind doesn’t seem to impede cutting tasks but the shape of the blade itself. Like if you are slicing any fruit, the thickness of the blade works like a wedge to slice open. It’s superb for all types of food slicing jobs with ease wherever you go, you do not need any other knife to do these jobs.

Handle of WE Knives Scoppio

It’s a premium knife and I have no doubt in saying it with 6AL4V titanium handle apart from its blade is also of importance to discuss here in this review. For example, there are no screws visible on handle, then “WE logo” hides Scoppio’s pivot and above all the handle scales are flush with “WE Knife Co.’s Logo” and you can even check it as there is no wobble when placed on perfect flat table.

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WE Knife Scoppio closed

There are also perfect angle cuts on the handle as well, making it a genuine marksmen knife and Toni N Tietzel’s design esthetic is quite apparent and worth mentioning. The finish and precision used in making such knife handles is great and I really liked the Chinese manufacturing quality in it too.

Pocket Clip of We Knife Scoppio

The pocket clip of we knives Scoppio is placed in a predictable curve, it’s nicely done in synergy to handle curves as a whole. I think the inspiration of Toni N Tietzel is on geometrical lines as I see the blade and then its handle and now the same symmetry in placing of its pocket clip.

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WE Knife Scoppio 923A Review

Ergonomics of WE Knives Scoppio

Well, the ergonomics in handle of this knife are not good but excellent. The shape, height and placement of pocket clip does not create any problem while holding a knife, offering a smooth and comfortable grip. You will not find any hotspots while holding a knife but there is a downside of using titanium handle as it gets slippery when hand get wet but, as most pocket knives are used its optimal.

Thus, it’s hard to use a knife with wet hands because of titanium handle and no scales on it but with rest assured it feels great in hand and it performs well too.

Deployment of WE Knife Scoppio

The flipping action of this knife is smooth and balanced the small flipper tab has a tiny jimping on the front to give little traction. The opening sound or deployment of this knife is noisy as it makes a sound when opened and it may be due to its ceramic bearings.

The locking mechanisms is again makes a clack sound when locked. The sound and such a tight locking mechanism is because of blade mounted stop pin. The main purpose of this stop pin is to prevent the blade from opening too far and keeping the blade in perfect position too. Secondly, if stop pin is placed on the blade it even helps side to side blade wiggle. Normally the stop pin is attached with handle of the knives but in case of WE Scoppio is on the blade.

Conclusion

I find it little hard to open and close not as happy with its deployment and later locking it. But it’s a perfect knife and with its ultra-light blade, superb finish and quality of materials being used its worth every cent being paid for it. Again it’s not for left hand users, so you better know if you are left hander.

Some say or even I have problem when I used in Hot Summers this year, the sweat from my hands make it more slippery than ever, but in general it’s a great knife. The contours or curves on blade, and construction of Knife handle and pocket clip all are in synergy and offer a great comfortable grip. The cutting experience with them is also great.

Now the question comes from where to buy We Knife Scoppio for Sale?

Well, as we all know USA is world’s largest retail market, each day you find so many products especially knives being sold at discounted prices. I am providing the links under from where you can buy all 4 variants of this WE Knife Scoppio for Sale offering the lowest prices. If there is any other authentic website, please do let me know, I love to add that in the list as well.

Currently, WE Knife Scoppio for sale at 259.25 USD with free shipping against its MRP of 304.95 all Variants. ( Click on Images to buy)

We Knife Scoppio 923A Blue handle color and gray stonewash finish

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WE Knife Scoppio 923A

WE Knife Scoppio 923D Black handle color and black stonewash finish

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We Knife Scoppio 923d

WE Knife Scoppio 923C Bronze handle color and black stonewash finish

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We Knife Scoppio 923c bronze handle

WE Knife Scoppio 923B Gray handle color and gray stonewash finish

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We Knife Scoppio 923D
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WE Knife 610 Review

Today we’re reviewing WE Knife 610 “Battleship“, equipped with S35VN blade material having Tanto blade shape, tapered titanium handle and along with extremely smooth ceramic ball bearing pivot action, which was very popular among We Knives fans in the past and even still today.

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Before you read more about WE Knife 610 review, we want to tell you that inside the well-presented deal you will find a nice soft case, total with microfiber cloth, and specialized driver tool attached to a crucial ring. This knife was smooth, raw searching in a commercial type method, however also fine-tuned and contemporary in general look. Stick around; I think you’re actually going to like this one

Background

WE Knife Co. is not your normal new Chinese knife producer. They did not pop-up overnight to attempt taking advantage of the current success of other Chinese production knives either– Quite the opposite really. WE Knife Co. is one of the oldest and most successful knife and tool firms in China. We Knives have actually been around for well over 15 years, and have actually gained praise and regard within the Chinese community from which they have mainly offered item geographically. The point is, these guys understand how to make mid to high-end production knives, and have been improving and repeating on the process for several years now.

To avoid any doubts about WE Knife Co. is a business operating out of, and production from China. WE Knives are not an inexpensive knock-off brand name, and they produce some of the greatest quality knives that come out of the Pacific Rim entirely. Most significantly, they have been around in the USA for a decade now, and from the appearance of it, they are going to be extremely successful, if the pieces we have are any sign of their mean quality and style levels just. Without further more discussion, let’s get started with the Review of We Knife 610.

Technical Specifications of We Knives We Knife 610

What to expect from this knife and what not, you should always consider the technical specifications of a Knife. I always start my product reviews with technical specifications. Thus, the technical specifications of we knife 610 are as under:

  • Overall Length: 8.86” (225mm)
  • Blade Length: 3.86” (98mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16” (4mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Hardness: HRC59-61
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Handle Length: 5” (127mm)
  • Handle Overall Thickness: 0.54” (13.6mm)
  • Handle Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Clip Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Back Spacer Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Screws Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Pivot Cap: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Washers Material: Ceramic Ball Bearing
  • Weight: 120g / 4.27oz
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Designed By We Knife Team

First Impressions

Some items require time to get utilized to. The WE Knife 610 was not one of those kinds of products for us. From the moment we took a look at the design 610 we understood it was right in our wheelhouse. The all titanium (6AL4V) frame lock style, custom titanium pivot and screw hardware all looked fantastic together.

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We Knives We 610 BattleShip closed Review

Between the small elaborate visual aspects such as the gold anodized hardware, the ornamental however beneficial jimping on the scales, and the tumbled raw titanium manage scales, this knife looked actually striking in an industrial method. I would not presume as to call this steampunk, but if some more components had actually been included, it may have had the ability to become part of that grouping also … For us it is an excellent thing they kept it basic. The understated nature of the 610 makes it all the more enticing in our eyes.

We held the knife, concentrating on the wedged shape that pertains to a minor point at the rear of the knife. It felt not heavy but significant. We truly liked the look of the custom-made hardware; a truly nice touch for a knife, but also one that with other knives had actually shown to be more of a hassle than a real advantage. Unlike some other brand names, WE Knife Co. in fact supplied the tool that mated with the hardware to be able to service it. It is safe to state that from our initial impressions, we felt very eager to run this knife through daily carry and perhaps some extra-special tasks as well.

There is another WE Knife Co’s framelock knife which was released a year ago named WE Knife Scoppio 923, we have reviewed it too, you may find it interesting.

We Knife 610’s Feel In-Hand

As per its technical specifications, you know its heavier knife but it’s quite right to mention that it’s heavy yet once, it’s in your hand you will definitely say it’s an extremely well weighted.  As you have read in its specifications that, it got titanium handle with 6AL4V along with same material for its Pocket clip and above all, Pivot Cap, its screws and even back spacer all are made with 64L4V Titanium, therefore it brings some extra weight but believe its 120 grams is nothing as compared to Pocket Knives we use to carry 30 years ago.

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WE Knife Co.’s We Knife 610 Handle

The We Knives’ We 610 knife has a titanium handle and the titanium scales felt comfortable to hands as well. As per my hand size, it felt the handle groves are not perfect fit with my hands, do let me know in your comments do you have the same issue or is it me being Alien here :P.

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Actually the simple straight handle or handle scales are used for universal grip styles of knives so one can use the knife in any grip one pleases and same goes for this WE Knife 610 as well. It allows its users to use it with multiple grips and there is no issue whatever grip style one uses as per the requirement.

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We Knives We 610 BattleShip Pocket clip

Blade of WE Knife 610

As you have seen the picture there is no doubt that it’s a Tanto Blade knife which is extremely sharp and having CPM S35 VN stainless steel makes its performance remarkable. One more thing you will notice that the blade is perfectly centered and the lock is smooth too, this defines the quality and person of knife making by We Knives Company. They are so good in their designs that their brand Civivi Knives is also popular and both are out performed by Reate Knives too which are also Chinese knives brand.

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We Knives We 610 BattleShip Blade

The blade of We Knife 610 has flat grind, commonly done on Tanto shaped blades and it comes in two different blade finishes only as per my information which are Satin Finish and Black finish. Given the blade finish and shape, it’s definitely an appealing knife for Tanto lovers.

Real World Testing

Well, every Pocket Knife I have under review is always with me for few days at least a week and the tasks I need to get done with a pocket knife are done that way. But like survival knives for example Fallkniven knives. I have done series of tests on Fallkniven s1x and even on Fallkniven f1z just to check how good they are. But in case of pocket knives, they are much different in their usage. As the concept of EDC (every day carry) Knife or pocket knife is just a functional sharp knife for small tasks like cutting bags, opening cartons, slicing bread and fruits.

Using We Knife 610 in daily routine

The best thing i felt about its titanium pocket. The look and feel of We Knife 610’s pocket clip is just like of a premium pen and you feel a difference to while putting it in your pocket and taking it out. But you need to hands to put it in your pocket. The retention of WE Knife 610 in (shirt, pent or jeans) is strong and firm and no incident happened where it got pulled accidentally out of my any pocket where it placed it.

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Close up of We Knives We 610 BattleShip pocket clip

 Being a left hander, I personally think it’s not a right pocket knife for me, as its deployment is best with right handed people and there are no options like we see in Kershaw Pocket knives.  

For those new to our review format, we evaluate folding knives over the course of a minimum of one week (usually), and in the majority of cases two weeks. Over that length of time we get a feel for the knife, and bring it every day as either a main or backup EDC pocket knife. When we feel so inspired, we use it in typical everyday scenarios as well as shot to put it through some stress-based testing.

This knife got one full week pocket EDC bring time, and was used as the primary EDC carry during that period. This time permits us to live with the knife and get a real concept of how useful, functional, and functional the knife is under real life, daily conditions that any of us may face.

Cutting with WE Knife 610

As it’s a Tanto knife blade and it’s also referred to as chisel type blade and its great as tactical usage as well. Therefore cutting tyres and piercing through cartons is a great experience with this knife.

The blade of knife is CPM S35 VN having a really good hardness and definitely the blade retention or sharpness is also great. While cutting through old bike tyres tubes and cartons, the knife didn’t gave me any trouble and later with paper cutting test, it was still sharp.

The knife has titanium handle and as winter is approaching, therefore, you can use gloves and use it as well, I just check it in my hands with gloves on to have feel of grip and I rate 4.5 out of 5. As the pocket clip is only for right handed people.

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We Knives We 610 BattleShip for right hand only

Last, one of my friends is a hiker and we checked it on his rope as well. And while preparing food during our Hike trail, I cut different vegetables and few fruits with it as well. It’s easy to clean and dry.

Conclusion We Knife 610 Review

Now, it’s time to finalize and evaluate WE Knife 610. Just like We Knife 608 you will love the level of quality and machining you find on this knife. The knife has impressive quality, perfect deployment, made as perfect EDC, comfortable in hand, superb pocket clip and above all We Knife 610 got striking style.

As, it’s an old model now, many of its variants have been discontinued and few are even Out of Stock these days at different Knife Online Stores. But you will definitively find them at cheaper price on the link I’m pasting down under.

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We Knife 608 Review

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WE Knife 608 Review

WE Knife 608

This is our first Review for We Knives and pick is no other than We Knife 608. Actually We Knife 608 comes in two different blade styles, drop point and Tanto blade.  Furthermore, there are almost 20 different variants within this model most of which are discontinued and remaining are in stock or out of stock. The We Knife 608 variants which are now discontinued you will know as you read along. 

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WE Knives WE 608I Superb and classy look

It’s up to you which one you like the best but honestly, to me, I liked all the variants as they all have different prices. I have also compared the Specifications of all We Knife 608 Series Models for your ease. One thing you will notice in all models is the style of handle, its same, a titanium handle perfectly milled along with finger groves for hand sizes making the handling quite easy.

We Knife Co or We Knives Company

For those, who are new to knives or never heard of this model and want to know more about this company, so you guys should know that WE Knives is  a well-established Chinese Manufacturer and been working in industry for many years now. Even it has more than a decade while it’s selling its knife range in United States.

Once again, it’s worth repeating the simple fact that WE Knife Co. is a reputable company from China, having been around ever since late 1999.

 “They are not new to the knife and tool making game, but they are relative newcomers to the North American market.” By Matt Davidsonà

I don’t know why he always discourages, We Knives by saying it’s a new company, for me and to many others, its common belief if you are doing business for at least 10 years in certain market you are no longer new. And yes this is the actual case with We Knives.

Having seen other WE Knife offerings in the previous year, it is clear to say that they are amongst the preeminent production knife producers offered today. Sure, they are very competitive amongst their Chinese equivalents, but they are likewise very competitive with United States manufacturers such as Kershaw / Zero Tolerance, Spyderco, Bench made, and the like.

The first review we are doing is WE Knife 608 and after that We Knife 610 in few days.

First Impressions of We Knife 608

As said earlier, covering all variants of We Knife 608 series is difficult and for this reason we have selected We Knife 608I which is in blue- black- gold color scheme. Very first thing that struck me was that the 608I remained in plain contrast to the model 610H we will be evaluating in future. Whereas the WE Knife 610 have practical and is more robust and industrial in style.

The We Knife 608 was a flashier looking knife with bigger overall measurements, and strong colors on the 608 ‘I’ variation we had. The style hints and colors actually popped out at us initially. It has a really striking appearance because of its gold anodized accents and matted blue anodization. You will definitely fall in love with it. As most are out of stock and almost 9 of them have been discontinued. It gives us signal because of its failure as well.

Discontinued WE Knife 608 Knives

Following is a list of We Knives 608 series which are discontinued as on date and as per our information. Yes, being a knife collector you can buy from other collectors online from different websites or at auctions.

  1. WE Knife 608 A
  2. WE Knife 608 C
  3. WE Knife 608 D
  4. WE Knife 608 E
  5. WE Knife 608 J
  6. WE Knife 608 M
  7. WE Knife 608 N
  8. WE Knife 608 P
  9. WE Knife 608 S

As said before, a proper milled line, sweeping through middle of show side scale is adorned with golden color anodization and the three (3) cutout holes for its cosmetic look. These lines are machined milled purposely to decorate both sides of knife handle scales not only for visual appeal but also for tactical purpose as well. It reminded me a little some of the Reate knives that employ similar machining and design practices and they are good too.

The black Tanto blade was tucked away, though we had the ability to see the black DLC coating that is not usually our cup of tea. It is most likely that the finishing is not in fact DLC (diamond-like carbon) at all, but rather PVD (physical vapor deposition), or something similar. We immediately questioned how the covering would hold up.

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WE Knives WE 608I Tanto blade

As it uses some excellent CPM-S35VN steel, we always tend to wonder why a finish treatment such as this is required at all. I think some individuals simply like the look. In either case the knife looked really good and felt actually good with excellent contours to the hand. I will discuss more about its feel in hand, real world testing but first, we have to see, what its technical specifications are.

Technical Specifications of We Knife 608

According to We Knives, please find following technical specifications and I really give them the importance because they not only tell you, what the product is but also, what to expect from it and what not.

  • Overall Length: 8.94”(227mm)
  • Blade Length: 3.94”(100mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16”(4mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Hardness: HRC59-61
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Handle Length: 5”(127mm)
  • Handle Overall Thickness: 0.57”(14.5mm)
  • Handle Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Clip Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Back Spacer Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Screws Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Pivot Cap: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Washers Material: Ceramic Ball Bearing
  • Weight: 150g / 5.3oz
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Designed By We Knife Team

Feel In-Hand

The WE 608 felt strong, actually solid feeling once it’s in your hand. It is absolutely aimed squarely at those who take pleasure in a bigger knife with a Tanto blade. We held the knife in our ideal hand and felt that it was extremely comfortable in a standard grip position. Then, we flipped open the knife blade for the very first time.  WE Knives’ 608 is a decently sized 4 inch blade with ceramic ball bearing pivot making its flipper exceptionally smooth just like butter you can say.

However, we currently mention that Tanto blades and DLC type finishes are not our bag? Appeal is indeed in the eye of the beholder, but to us this blade was not the most beautiful thing we have ever seen. We liked the simple style of the 610’s blade shape, the 608 was extremely various. This blade was an extremely bold looking Tanto with a big suggestion that would likely show to serve well as a tough usage EDC.

When it comes to your hand you will feel the jimping on the blade, and it will feel pretty great. It was a nice knife in hand. The frame-lock closing system was well carried out and extremely comfy to use.

The pocket clip was another fascinating style choice and we’ve seen this clip style on a couple of other WE Knife offerings before. It is very thin in appearance as it utilizes 3-D milled titanium hardware to carry out a truly unique and well considered style. It felt near to the deal with scale, and did not trouble the hand when holding it strongly.

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WE Knives WE 608I pocket clip

We must also state that the feel in hand was not only strong, but safe. Sure, the lockup was ideal at about 25 percent, and the blade focusing was spot-on too. We are seeing that becoming a requirement among these leading tier production knife makers. What we do not always get regularly is an excellent feel in hand, and a safe and secure grip that does not feel as if it will slip away when in usage.

The WE Knife 608 felt very well contoured to the hand, and used a tactile grip thanks to the machine made titanium lines/grooves so well machined. Even still, the knife was well sorted and smooth to the touch without any rough edges or abrasive locations at all.

As for us, we felt the jimping on the blade, and it felt pretty great. What we do not constantly get consistently is a good feel in hand, and a safe and secure grip that does not feel as if it will slip away when in usage. The WE Knife 608 felt very well contoured to the hand, and used a tactile grip thanks to the machine made titanium lines/grooves so well machined.

Real World Testing

With reference to my review on We Knife 610, the respect for We Knives increased in my opinion. Have really good experience with We Knife 610 and I thought of using this We Knife 608 to different tests with confidence on the quality of materials used in its making and as per its technical specification.

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WE Knives WE 608I closed and scales in titanium handle

Throughout the time I carried it with me for standard EDC jobs such as opening letters, unpacking shipped products, breaking down a few small boxes from purchase deliveries, and opening some children’s figures that appear to become more protected and tide down with plastic

I must admit that I have not done any gratuitous testing, or look for to try anything beyond the basic requirements that the knife is made to use as it got 4 inches blade but it doesn’t mean it’s as strong as Fallkniven S1X because Fallkniven knives are survival knives..

Eventually, we took pleasure in the knife, though we still are not the most significant fan of the blade shape or the size for our needs. The shape does a good task with basic jobs, but the cutting edge as it might be utilized for slicing is hindered by the big Tanto sweep that funnels into a very sharp and thick point. The knife was nevertheless rather sharp. It cut well for the jobs we used it for, and appeared reputable.

As we have seen with other blades with black finishing’s, the black on the blade began to reveal wear and use. When cutting a couple of little plan boxes open, we saw this most. Though we had the ability to clean and mainly remove the rubbing marks on the blade, it appears like rub marks and possibly eventual erosion of the finish would occur with consistent use. Some individuals like that look. We however are not fans of it here.

Conclusion

The WE Knife 608 is a very competitive offering from an exceptionally outstanding knife maker. It is not inexpensive, however it does not pretend to be. You will get what you pay for. Do yourself a favor, check these guys out prior to they end up being a lot more popular and start raising prices.

WE Knife Co. have really proven themselves in our eyes. Sure, they are currently a big business, but with numerous new companies making what look like solid production pieces, it is revitalizing to understand that we can validate and test that they are the genuine offer.

The We Knives 608 has numerous design type variations ranging from color to blade type. It is not difficult to discover the kind of version that would best fit your desires and requires.

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Review Fallkniven f1z, fallkniven f1z

Review Fallkniven F1z

Fallkniven F1 is official knife being used by Swedish Air Force since 1995.  It’s a knife whose manufacturing areas and core manufacturers kept on shifting.

Like in start Fallkniven F1 Knives were made Linder a German Company based in Solingen then later it its manufacturing has been shifted to SEKI, Japan.

Why? Because of VG-10 steel. As Fallkniven F1Z is made from 3 layers of laminate VG01o steel. The most interesting and useful property of VG10 steel is its ability against sidewise stress.

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Fallkniven F1z Box

Fallkniven F1 has many variants like Fallkniven F1 Pro, Fallkniven S1X, and Fallkniven S1XB (cos black finish) and so..! The product under review today is Fallkniven F1Z as if previously reviewed Fallkniven S1x.

Fallkniven F1z VG10 & Fallkniven F1z LamCos

When we talk about Fallkniven Knives, its Survival knives with high quality blade, superb grip at your disposal, similarly, this Fallkniven F1Z is definitely a Scandinavian classic as it also has drop point blade, its middle sized blade and a synthetic handle and who can forget about its Zytel sheath which we discuss in detail as well.

Fallkniven F1z VG10
Fallkniven F1z VG10
Fallkniven F1z LamCos
Fallkniven F1z LamCos

As per my first impression of Fallkniven F1Z Knife, I must say it’s quite balanced between its strength, functionally, cost and effectiveness which we will be doing in this review as we proceed. But first things first, let’s talk about its Technical Specifications, so we know, what to expect from it and what not? Note: F1Z LamCos is slightly bigger, heavier and expensive than F1z VG10.

Technical Specifications of Fallkniven F1z VG10

  • Blade Color         Silver/Gray
  • Blade Edge          Plain
  • Blade Length      3.80
  • Blade Material   Lam.VG10
  • Handle Color      Black
  • Handle Material Thermorun
  • Knife Type          Fixed Blade
  • Knife Weight      6.00
  • Point     Drop Point
  • Sheath Included  Yes
  • Sheath Material Zytel
  • Total Length       8.30

The Design of Fallkniven F1z VG10 & Fallkniven F1z LamCos

It’s a full tang knife just like Fallkniven F1XB, and also had beautiful convex grind with drop point blade. Beauty lies in its simplicity making it standard Swedish Air Force survival knife without a doubt. But, do not get fooled by the dead simple plain looks of this knife. It’s a fixed blade knife and its almost 6 ounces 170 grams meaning as light as holding 3 A4 printing papers in your hand. The Zytel sheath comes by default with it.

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Fallkniven f1z

But if you order it from Fallkniven official website, you do have the option to have leather sheath as well. Please note that there is another variant of F1Z with Lam.Cos also which is slightly higher in price as compared to F1Z VG 10 stainless steel knife we have this review on.

The Blade of Fallkniven F1z

As mentioned earlier it’s a drop point blade and drop point blades are mostly used in outdoor knives or in field. The drop point shape of its blade has proven itself and its most optimal shape to survival knives. That’s why you see, 90% of the survival knives have drop point blade.

Then comes the 3 layers of laminated steel which is not complete convex grind as an whole like Fallkniven F1XB Black, but you will find flat grind for most the part and convex grind start to get its shape near edges. Similarly, all 3 layers of steel are visible in day light.

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Fallkniven F1Z spine

The knife blade has a very small choil showing a thorough thought process by Fallkniven Knives as this small choil makes sharpening it easier and makes it look better too.

The spine of F1Z has material making it strong and yes, it sparks with fire steel whenever you strike. But you won’t find jimping on its spine just like Fallkniven F1x

You must be wondering I have not talked about Blade material so far. As said, its blade is made from VG10 steel with convex grind given to this. VG10 Stainless Steel is proven from longer edge retentions and with great HRC ratings making the knife literally invincible or indestructible by human pressures.

Second best part of VG10 Steel is sharpening, you can get back razor sharp edge in no time. It’s much easier and quicker to make your blade razor sharp again after use.

Batoning Rating of F1z

I have tried and used it and after I rate it 7 out of 10 for its Batoning ability. As 3.75 or 4” in F1zCos Version both are quite small for batoning purposes but yet, the strength of the blade and retaining blade sharpness earns it 7/10 rating against batoning.

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Fallkniven F1z Batoning

Fallkniven F1z’s handle Review

F1z is a full tang knife by design and the handle is again made from Thermorun. Thermorun is a synthetic material and which is insoluble against so many soluble agents.

Fallkniven F1z Thermorun handle
Fallkniven F1z Thermorun handle

The handles are thin, so they do not bulge up the grip, making the knife’s grip comfortable in hand. The Thermorun handle scales provides added friction (grip) when your hands are wet or even if you are wearing gloves.

The quillion at the end is perfect in size, not so big that it’s protruding out and not even small that your fingers or grips slips from it and in result you cut your hand. The quillion is perfect in size both in terms of its functionality as well as in aesthetic looks.

There is also a lanyard hole in the handle as well. Given I never used lanyard in my Fallkniven knives because they are always packed in their respective sheaths. But yes, during batoning having a lanyard for addition grip is a good thing.

Last, the tang of Fallkniven F1z sticks out from the end and servers as hammer or if you have to press or squeeze anything in wild, you can easily use it.

As a whole, the handle from its construction to its materials everything is great, you can use it anyway you want, all types of hands and almost all grips are fine while holding. I must say the handle ergonomics of this knife are better as compared to Fallkniven 1XB.

The Sheath of Fallkniven F1z

Fallkniven F1Z is for sale at most the websites with Zytel Sheath through injection molded system. Its light weight, durable and has large belt loop as well. A small lip locks the knife securely but when you shake it, you still feel the noise of blade hitting the sheath.

Fallkniven F1z with Zytel Sheath
Fallkniven F1z with Zytel Sheath

I must say it’s not that quality or craftsmanship that you see in a knife as these sheaths are mass produced or the one I received wasn’t properly checked for quality. But, there is also a hole in it at the bottom of sheath which serves as drain hole for dirt and fluids.

Fallkniven F1z Leather Sheath and Zytel Sheath
Fallkniven F1z Leather Sheath and Zytel Sheath

But, there is leather sheath available as well for this knife, I don’t have my hands on it so, it’s not right to comment on something without using it. 

Where to buy Fallkniven F1Z?

Now you know my point of view about Fallkniven F1z Knife. The final question is where to buy Fallkniven F1z fixed blade knife with lowest price, being sure that you get the best price for your knife.

I’m linking the images down under from where you can buy them brand new Fallkniven F1z VG10 and also Fallkniven F1z LamCos one at the lowest prices with fast shipping offers and also 30 days return policy.

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Buy Fallkniven F1z VG10 for Sale

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TOPS Knives TOPS 208 Clipper Review

TOPS Knives TOPS 208 Clipper Review

TOPS 208 Clipper Review is done in this article. As TOPS Knives are in market for more than two decades or you can say in the blade business, the business has produced a vast range of specialized products as well as blades, though for whatever reason had actually never try out a purpose-built cigar knife, despite the fad ending up being increasingly prominent with various other big-name knife makers in the market in recent times. TOPS is altering that, however, with the release of it’s very first cigar-specific knife, cutter or blade naming it as TOPS 208 Clipper.

TOPS Knives TOPS 208 Clipper Review
TOPS Knives TOPS 208 Clipper Review in Hand

Designer of TOPS Knives 208 Clipper

Made by Leo Espinoza (President of TOPS Knives Inc.) and also inspired by TOPS’ first-ever blade design, the Steel Eagle 107D, the TOPS 208 Clipper includes a 2.25″ Tanto-style (58-60 HRC-rated) CPM S35Vn steel blade that was particularly shaped for cutting cigars. The TOPS Knives 208 Clipper Knife is readily available now on the manufacturer’s website, with rates set at $184, Yet you can buy it at much minimal price with Chicago Knife Works only as they offer the lowest prices. (link is at the bottom). Though TOPS Knives, additionally uses a partially-serrated blade for an added $15, though it will likely prevent the blade’s capacity to easily reduce a stogie.

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TOPS 208 Clipper is also designed by LEO Espinoza

Why do you need TOPS 208 clipper?

Whether you’re sitting back with a couple of buddies at the end of a long day, taking pleasure in an evening of poker, out on the fairway, or spending a long time in your favorite lounge, The TOPS 208 Clipper is your brand-new go-to cigar cutter. For many, smoking has to do with more than the stogie. It is regarding the entire experience.

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Why do you need TOPS 208 clipper?

That is why individuals put a lot initiative right into their set-up from the humidor, to the furniture, to the lighter, to the alcohol to couple with each stogie. It’s a social task. The following time you will light up, every one of your buddies are going to be jealous of that cutter you’re carrying.

Leo Espinoza & TOPS Knives

Plus, the style was inspired by TOPS’ very first ever before design the Steel Eagle 107D & even TOPS Tundra Trekker, so it’s got over 20 years of TOPS history developed in. Make sure you have actually obtained to best cutter as well, the TOPS 208 Clipper.

Plus, the design was influenced by TOPS’ first ever before model the Steel Eagle 107D and later TOPS Tundra Trekker, so it’s got over 20 years of TOPS history constructed in.

1.      Pictures of TOPS Tundra Trekker

TOPS Tundra Trekker by Leo Espinoza
TOPS Tundra Trekker by Leo Espinoza
TOPS Knives Trekker by Leo Espinoza
TOPS Knives Trekker by Leo Espinoza

2.      Picture of TOPS Steel Eagle 107D

TOPS Steel Eagle 107D designed by Leo Espinoza
TOPS Steel Eagle 107D designed by Leo Espinoza

Technical Specifications of TOPS Knives 208 Clipper

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Technical Specifications of TOPS Knives 208 Clipper

Following are dimensions and other technical specifications of TOPS 208 Clipper or 208 Cigar Clipper

  • Knife Type Folding
  • Overall Length 6.13″
  • Blade Length 2.25″
  • Cutting Edge 2.25″
  • Closed Length 5.0
  • Blade Thickness 0.090″
  • Blade Shape Tanto Point
  • Blade Steel CPM S35Vn RC 58-60
  • Blade Finish Tumble Finish
  • Handle Material OD Green G10 knife handle
  • Handle Style Cryptic Cyber Scales
  • Knife Weight 4.7 oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath 6.0 oz
  • Sheath Included Yes
  • Sheath Material Black Leather
  • Sheath Clip Belt Loop
  • Designer Leo Espinoza
  • Manufacturer TOPS Knives
  • Country of Origin USA made

Where to buy this TOPS 208 Clipper for Sale?

You can buy it from any good knife store, or directly from TOPS Knives, but if you want to save some money, just buy it from Chicago Knife Works, I’m not advocating them, but so far with my online checks of prices they offer the lowest prices that’s why you always find me recommending them.

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Where to buy this TOPS 208 Clipper for Sale?

I’m posting a direct link to TOPS KNIVES TOPS 208 Clipper with SKU TP2CP01. Do let me know about your shopping experience with them in your comments here.

Link to buy TOPS 208 Clipper for Sale

https://www.chicagoknifeworks.com/tops-208-clipper-folder/

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Kershaw Lucha Review, Review Kershaw Lucha, Kershaw Lucha, latch

Kershaw Lucha Review

Kershaw Lucha Review

Kershaw Lucha
Kershaw Lucha

This article / post is about Kershaw Lucha and you will read detail about Kershaw Lucha Review I m writing. Kershaw Knives is always quite creative whenever it gives names to its knives, for example, its new knife named Kershaw LUCHA. Lucha means struggle and fight as per my few searches on google. Secondly as per urban dictionary, its trending slang word for high class saying LOVE.

Kershaw Lucha Closed
Kershaw Lucha Closed

Anyways, Kershaw knives’ Kershaw Lucha is the knife under discussion cum review for today. It’s a Balisong or more easy and common word, butterfly knife.

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Kershaw Lucha before practice

The butterfly knives are one the most fantastic knives one can buy for EDC, meaning instead of carrying a pocket knife, why not have a Balisong. As flashy as they look, they are functional too. These butterfly knives are deployed instantly and are great for cutting because mostly have spear point blades or clip point blades in them. They are mostly thinner and easy to deploy and close as compared to traditional folding knives.

Technical Specifications of Kershaw Lucha

BrandKershaw Knives
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Blade Length4.6″
Blade Thickness.125″
Closed Length5.8″
Overall Length10.25″
FinishSatin
Edge TypePlain
Knife TypeButterfly Knives
HandednessAmbidextrous
Country Of OriginUSA
Lock TypeLatch
Best UseMartial Arts
Product TypeKnife
ModelKS 5150
Knife StyleButterfly
Blade StyleClip Point
Handle ColorSilver
Handle MaterialStainless Steel
Blade MaterialSandvik 14C28N Stainless Steel
Weight5.9oz 167 grams approx
Technical Specifications of Kershaw Lucha

Kershaw Knives “Safety first

As butterfly knives are trendier these days as compared to pocket knives, and you will find cheap and flimsy imitations of Balisong knives everywhere but believe me they are very dangerous to handle. But it’s not same with Kershaw’s Lucha Knife, yes, it’s worth the bucks to spend. Lolz

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Showing where Kershaw Lucha has KVT ball bearings are

Actually, Kershaw Lucha is a premium quality butterfly knife and with Kershaw knives’ KVT technology in it provides smooth deployment you can imagine and again KVT ball bearings in it gives a user best flipping time without a doubt.

Pivot Cutting Problem & its Solution

If you have ever before used any cheap Balisong, you have the idea that whenever butterfly knives catch on the pivot, they mostly get you cut on your own blade. But it’s Kershaw Lucha this time and having KVT ball bearings discussed earlier, its ball bearings are integrated into handle pivots giving this Lucha knife with SKU KS5150 smooth opening action and you will definitely say “this butterfly knife opens like butter”

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Kershaw Lucha has good fitting

Blade of Kershaw Lucha

Well, the blade of Kershaw Lucha is 4.6” having blade material of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel. The shape of the blade is Clip point. And there is no doubt about it with the shape and size of the blade that is as good as other pocket knives.  You can deploy it instantaneously and can cut, slice or whatever every day task is ahead of you can perform with Kershaw Lucha with real ease for sure.

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Kershaw Lucha side ways

14C28N stainless steel has HRC rating between 55 to 62 and with clip point shape as mentioned earlier its even ideal to utilize the strong tip and with thin blade, its idea for fine detail works like carvings or even its great for piercing. Once you are done, simply flip it and lock with latch lock at pommel.

Handling of Kershaw Lucha

When you have Balisong or butterfly knife, then how can you miss flipping fun that it provides. I even checked on YouTube and tried to learn few tricks of basic level to perform it with my Kershaw Lucha. Well, if you were novice or newbie like me, then please tape the blade from its edges before trying to practice, because Kershaw Lucha comes with razor sharp blade.   Once you have covered your knife’s edge then it’s safe for you to practice like it did with my Kershaw Lucha knife. And it really enjoyed it.

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Kershaw Lucha in a Hand

Final words on Kershaw Lucha Review

In Reviewing Kershaw Lucha, it clear that it is really good in hand and with tricks (couple of which I just tried to practice) but I must say, it’s a butterfly knife and it’s not a good EDC, because in many areas in US it’s not legal and you are in a constant threat if you have it there in public. The locking latch makes so much noise when you use it. It’s annoying.

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Kershaw Lucha Latch is very noisy and you can take it apart easily

Secondly with the association of Balisong knife, it doesn’t look nice as an EDC. It’s my own opinion and is subjective. Kershaw Lucha Review we have covered its handling, size and materials. If I missed anything in Kershaw Lucha review do let me know so I can update that also.

But being said all this it’s a knife worth paying for and it’s available online at lowest price so far. I got mine from there as well. They offer the lowest prices on all their products. Buy your Kershaw Lucha from there.

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Fallkniven S1X Survival knife Review

Fallkniven S1X and S1XB Survival Knife Review

Hi, friends, knife under review is Fallkniven S1X with SKU S1X & S1XB from Fallkniven X – series and is among the most impressive knives which were released last year i.e. 2019. Its virtually indestructible knife as per its material perfection by human hands.

FallKniven S1X Survival Knife
FallKniven S1X Survival Knife
FallKniven S1XB Survival Knife
FallKniven S1XB Survival Knife

The basis of Fallkniven x series knives lies in its blade material which is laminated cobalt steel (Lam.Cos). They are detailed thought out knives made to stand all roughness and hard beatings yet perform in all conditions. I have thoroughly and roughly gave it a beating and you will read and see it to with me as you read along. If you want to know more about Fallkniven F1Z VG10 or Fallkniven F1z LamCos fixed blade knife, we have a covered it under knives reviews on site as well.

Overview of Fallkniven S1X or S1XB

Well, Fallkniven S1X comes under 3 categories of knives such as Survival Knives, Military knives and is definitely fixed blade knives.

As, Fallkniven X- series is renowned for the sharpest, strongest and definitely the stainless steel knives you can have. Being said as military and survival knife by Fallkniven Company, it’s designed to go through all types of stresses given they ate applied by human hands and as per them, it’s virtually indestructible. It’s among the best sharp precision tool you can say available in the market.

First Impression of You get from Fallkniven S1X Fixed blade Knife

Thanks to Hollywood for creating an imagination that we all have with Survival Knife?  If we ever imagine a survival knife, an 8-10 inches long Bowie with serrated edges, oversize jimping Micarta handle and so on comes to our mind. And in action you see a knife breaking apart a wooden table in halves and we all know that it’s not humanly possible.

FallKniven S1XB Knife
Fallkniven S1X Sheath

Well, as we all know Fallkniven knives is best known for its survival knives, and they are expert in manufacturing best of the best survival knives in the world for hardcore outdoor men and women alike. The knives are more purposely built and you find them calm and cool in their appearance so goes for Fallkniven S1X knife.

Fallkniven Company & X Knife Series

Fallkniven is well known for its survival knifes and Fallkniven F1 has been official survival knife for Swedish Air Force since 1995 and later models like S1 & F1 have been approved by US and they were used by US Navy and US Marine air Crews.

As far as the quality, there is no doubt about quality of their knives, it’s the quality and design ergonomics of Fallkniven Knives which lead countries have them for their military and air force pilots. It’s the versatility they offer in all terrains that lead them won the badge.

Technical Specifications of Fallkniven S1X

Having enough said about the company and the Knife, let’s see the exact specifications it has so we should know what to expect and what not to from Fallkniven S1XB.

  • Overall Length: 9.75″
  • Blade Length: 5.125″
  • Cutting Edge: 5.00″
  • Blade Width: 1.25″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.24″
  • Blade Material: Lam. CoS
  • Blade Hardness: HRC 60
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Finish: Satin or **DLC
  • **Variant SKU: S1XB comes with tungsten DLC coated laminate blade.

Fallkniven S1x Knife Blade Material

Fallkniven S1X knife’s blade is built from Lam.CoS steel, crafted so well, that it gives the sharpness as good as surgical scalpels and with 420j2 steel, a toughness it needs for survival. A perfect blend of hard and sharpness material to last long and no chipping on blades too..!

Lam. Cos Steel means?

Many of you are unaware of this term, and doubting what is it? Lam.CoS Steel is actually a type of steel a mixture of cobalt and 420J2 steel, normally used in surgical implements because of very high sharpness & hardness properties. Thus, the material used in Fallkniven S1x has overall rating of HRC 60 which is great.

One more thing, I want to mention is that laminate Lam.CoS Steel is 20% much stronger than normal steel types available in the market. Because Fallkniven S1x is a survival knife, and one can use to under tough and hard times, so the sharpness of the blade and toughness of steel matters the most. Keeping the survival factor in mind, and universal situations for all terrains and climates it’s been designed and Lam.CoS Steel turns out to be the best option for Fallkniven Company.

Fallkniven S1X blade shape & Sharpness

It’s a drop point blade, with blade thickness of 0.24” inches. The width of the blade is Okie, It’s not very wide nor short for most batoning tasks i.e. 1.25”. Overall, blade length is 5”1/4 quarters or 5.125” making it normal sized survival knife.

Fallkniven S1X Survival knife Review
batoning wood with Fallkniven S1XB survival knife ( a beating for hardness check)

You must know that every survival knife shall not mean a long bowie knife or a machete, Survival knives are general purpose all terrain knives, a tool you can use to do most of the tasks, that’s why Drop Point blade are always seen on survival knives because of their belly.

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batoning wood with Fallkniven S1XB survival knife ( a beating for hardness check)

Fallkniven S1x blade has been given CONVEX grind instead of flat belt grind typically given to most survival knives but they are made with HC420 steel most of the time, where their sharpness gets dull quite often and they are easier to sharpen.

Fallkniven S1XB Survival knife
Preparing fire wood so i can use ferro rod to light up the fire

Furthermore, convex grind stays longer, is difficult to have the convex sharp edge as it consumes more time, but spending a fortune on such any survival knife then one must have premium and as you know, Convex edges or grinds are always premium

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wood is ready to be fired up

But, Sandi grind abbreviation Scandinavian grind popular for mostly hunting, bush craft and outdoor knives. Therefore once in wild, we use wood and I’m happy with the grind, because once you use it, then you know the material of blade and the grind given are optimal.

I make wood shavings and with Ferro rod, lighting a fire is no issue.

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wood fired up

Well, convex grind as mentioned earlier is hard to sharpen and for that, you require high grade wet silicon carbide and diamond coated dry stand paper with semi hard surface which can create by putting some soft foam underneath. But, you cannot sharpen you knife when in the field unless you have all the equipment. Also note that DLC coating has nothing to do with sharpness of the blade, it’s more protective for the entire blade. It just took me 10 mins to razor sharp it after batoning.

One more thing, if you are looking for razor sharp survival knife, then do not good for Fallkniven S1X. Because, straight from factory brand new is not razor sharp and doesn’t cut paper like butter as well. Reason: its survival knife made for more rugged jobs not for EDC jobs of pocket knives where you need extreme sharpness and all. Given, it’s my experience and I felt like sharing here under sharpness section of this knife so I’m mentioning it.

Fallkniven S1X Handle

The handle is 4 inches plus, for all types of hands and even wearing gloves, they are great. Secondly being a full tang knife and having lanyard hole is handy. As per the shape of the knife handle it fits comfortably in the hand and it’s a perfectly balanced knife.

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batoning hard dry wood with Fallkniven S1XB survival knife

But, one thing you will notice that the knife scales are thinner on this knife as compared to most of the survival or military knives. As its 6mm thick full tang knife between its handle scales, more thickening of scales leads to rather imperfect grip.

If you are paying premium doesn’t mean you should get extra of everything, few things are more utility based and same goes to the handle scales. As many people think that the scales are thinner but wait they are THERMORUN scales. They are plastic but soft gives rubber feeling making a more comfortable grip while cutting or even batoning your hands do not feel the pressure as they should. It’s my own experience and definitely it is subjective.

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batoning hard dry wood with Fallkniven S1XB survival knife

Best part is these scales are removable from your S1x knife, you can change them with scales of your choice or if you do not like the scales design, and want bone, wood or Micarta handle scales, you can easily replace them. As Fallkniven knives have been using them for past 30 years and as per feedback they received from their users, they think that it’s the best option for all types survival knife.

Benefits of S1x Knife

Fallkniven S1x Knife has been designed and developed while keeping in mind of its users. As, it’s been used by Swedish Airforce and definitely in air force you have pilots who have them therefore, its sleek yet performing. Similarly US Marines and Navy has them too and for their basic to most advanced survival and with a knife of total size of 9.75 inches with best HRC steel ratings

Fallkniven S1X Survival knife Review
My Knife after seeing tough time having wood raisins on it

S1x and S1XB both are light in weight which are just 290 grams almost equal to Apple IPhone 11 Pro Max meaning you are holding a smart phone in your hand lolz. With such low in weight they still are an ultimate solution to all survival needs. You need knife for cutting meat, slicing or making wood chips for fire. You are not there cutting or chopping of trees.

Fallkniven S1X Survival knife Review
My Knife after seeing tough time having wood raisins on it

Actually, when you are in field or in wild or under survival situations, you look for already dry wood. You do not chop of branches etc. All you have to do is hunt and eat and this is the best knife made for that purpose. Then comes the thermorun handle scales, majority consider it just as another polymer or rubber type scale handles but the fact is its highly insensitive means get affected by majority of the corrosive elements and even DEET, which is a corrosive element present in Mosquito repellents and which even dissolves plastics. 0.24” neck and hard yet point tip of this knife can cut and puncture anything you can imagine possible with human hands and power. 

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washing and little scrubbing ( bathing my knife) lolz

Similarly, comparing its sharpness against pocket knives is foolish which I have seen many you tubers doing it. Its survival knife, edge and sharpens retention is the key here once you are in the field, razor like sharpness fades away as soon as your knife hits anything hard.

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Just liike New, as if nothing happened to it and nothing happened to blade’s edge

 Sheath of FäIlkniven S1X

Yes, I deliberately haven’t discussed it so far.  FäIlkniven S1x’s sheath is mate from Zytel (fiberglass reinforced nylon material) and again it’s tough, impact resistant material and can be easily worn on belt. Secondly, it’s quit slim, tidy and discreet.

Fallkniven S1XB Survival knife Review
FallKniven S1X & Fallkniven S1XB both have same Zytel Sheaths.

Locking system at the top makes virtually impossible to dislodge accidentally which I like the best.

S1XB in a Sheath
S1X Zytel Sheath

If you lose or suppose if even the belt strap attached with nylon and Zytel sheath is no long there, you can still you the side holes of the sheath and tie your belt, similarly for backpacks, it can be easily adjusted the way you want, and the locking mechanism makes dislodging of the knife virtually impossible.  I won’t be writing much about the sheath here as its worth experiencing it and do not want to ruin your experience but do share in your comments below after reading my review.

Conclusion

Well, the edge and blade shape retained, given a full beating by myself, from soft wood to hard wood. Made a carving in wood just to check out the knife handling and precision and all went good.

While it was hitting it hard in dry wood and I saw the wood and DLC coating being damaged, I though, all is ruined during the test but once I gave it a thorough wash DLC coating having HRC of 83, remained enacted as wood resins got washed away and the blade was new as before.

Fallkniven S1X Survival knife Review
Just like New, as if nothing happened to it and nothing happened to blade’s edge

Punchline:

Now comes the prices, at Amazon I have seen it being retailed at 256$ whereas, Dlttrading, Blade Hq and other websites are selling it at around 230-240$ + free shipping.

But, you can buy them at much cheaper price from Chicago Knife Works

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Link to buy is as under:

https://www.chicagoknifeworks.com/fallkniven-s1-x-series-black/.

https://www.chicagoknifeworks.com/fallkniven-s1-x-series/

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Marbles Knives’ Woodcraft’s 100 Anniversary Knife Review MR423

This post is about Marbles Knives’ Woodcraft’s 100 Anniversary Knife, its history and present. Read more.

Around 1915, W.L. Marble created what some consider to be his greatest contribution to outdoor cutlery, the wooden sheath knife. A hunting writer named George W. Brooks claimed to have designed the first Woodcraft in 1914. The flat blade, 4 inches wide, was a version of the game. His big and perfect trap knives.

Modern hunters will automatically question the length of the 3-inch handle, but this is intentional from Brooks. He feels the proper grip when wearing clothes at the scene is to stuff the handle with the base of the blade between your fingers. In any case, the buyer must also question the length of the handle, because, over the years, the marble gradually increases its length.

A curious aspect of its history was that it was the official male blade of the Boy Scout, from 1933 to 1940. We are not sure who made that decision because it seemed like the Expert or even lice Ideal is better for camping jobs. Perhaps that was the name Woodcraft sold them.

Review of Marbles Knives’ Woodcraft’s 100th anniversary knife

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Marbles Knives’Woodcraft’s 100 Anniversary Knife

This Marbles’ craft knife was originally designed in 1914 by George W. Brooks who was Chief Editor of “The Outer’s Book”. Mr. Brooks brought his blueprint to W.L. Marble and signed a contract with Mr. Marble to make the knife.

Seeing the promise in this design, founder of Marbles Knives won the right to design and began manufacturing Woodcraft Knife in 1915.

By 1916, Woodcraft was a staple in the Marble Knives portfolio. Woodcraft knife has been performed in many iterations over the past century, both onshore and offshore. Versions made in the United States by Marbles Knives have gained a legendary reputation for exemplary performance in this field.

The current version of Woodcraft’s 100th Anniversary Knife is a 100% manufactured knife from the USA, built by Mike Stewart.

Specs of Woodcraft’s 100th Anniversary Knife

Here are the specifications of Woodcraft’s 100th Anniversary Knife:

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  • Total length: 8 1/4 “
  • Cutting length: 4 1/2 “
  • Handle length: 3 3/4 “
  • Steel blades: A2 tool steel
  • Sharpening blade: Perfectly convex
  • Cutting thickness: .185 “
  • Handle: Stacking leather
  • Weight approx. 5 oz.
  • Sheath: (as supplied) tanned leather

Handling of Marbles Outdoor Knives Wood Craft Knife

Some may falter at the size of the Woodcraft handle. At 3 3/4 “, it doesn’t sound like very big. But, when or if you wear gloves, the Big size fits, albeit a bit snug.

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Marbles Knives’Woodcraft’s 100 Anniversary Knife with Packaging or box

Woodcraft fits one’s hand in a lot of clip and lock type in place Provides a good purchase. It is agile and easy to handle for a wide range of cutting jobs

One thing you will like about the length of the handle is to drill, i.e. to start cutting in a console for a spindle drill bit, it is very comfortable and easily endured with unique round pommel.

This knife is absolutely a holder for whether you are a collector or a fastidious user who prefers a knife with a long grip.

Conclusion – Marbles Woodcraft Knife MR423

Marbles Knives Woodcraft Knife MR423 Knife is still among the few Knives which are produced in USA by Marbles Outdoor most probably, and Yes it is an American made knife with the quality materials used and finishing is as good as Marbles’ history is. It is a good in use hunting knife whereas Scrimshaw Knives like Granddaddy Barlow or Marbles folding bowie knife which are great collection knives but less into usage.

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Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Grand Daddy Barlow Raccoons Knife Review MR255

Marbles Granddaddy Scrimshaw Barlow Raccoons Knife MR255 Review

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Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Grand Daddy Barlow Raccoons Knife Review MR255

We will be reviewing Marbles Granddaddy Barlow Scrimshaw Knife MR255 in this post. As its collector’s edition therefore, we won’t be discussing the most stuff like hand ergonomics and blade features etc.

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Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Grand Daddy Barlow Raccoons Knife Box Packing

As far as the knife blade material is considered its 440A stainless steel as per our information.  It’s made in China and is a folding pocket knife with slip joint locking mechanism along with thumbnail nick opening system mostly we see in slip join locking knives.

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Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Grand Daddy Barlow Raccoons Knife Review MR255

History of Granddaddy Barlow Scrimshaw Knife Review MR255

The Granddaddy Barlow is one more fine addition to the Marbles Scrimshaw Series, which pays tribute to the one-of-a-kind art type of scrimshaw as applied by 19th century whalers. This art form is generally done on the bones or teeth of whales and functions elaborate scrollwork as well as sailing scenes.

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Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Grand Daddy Barlow Raccoons Knife Review MR255 BOX

 The Marbles Scrimshaw Series includes similar scrimshaw style but depicting wild animals native to The United States and Canada and embedded in stag bone with antler accents.

The Granddaddy Barlow features a scene showing 2 raccoons.

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Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Grand Daddy Barlow Raccoons Knife Review MR255

This Marbles pocket knife is a Barlow style, has long oval shaped handle. This specific Barlow features one blade, a clipped point blade with a cutting edge of almost 3 inches. The blade is made from stainless steel as mentioned earlier and also has a finger nail groove along the spine to for assisted opening because of slip joint mechanism.

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Closed, this scrimshaw pocket knife procedures 5 inches long– a comfy size that fits in your hand well without being too large in your pocket. Generally, this knife weighs concerning 8 ounces, thanks to the intrinsic lightness of the stag bone as well as antler handle scales. Brass pins contrast nicely with nickel silver strengthen and accent the coloring of the scrimshaw style.

Given its a collector knife, yet Marbles Knives is famous for collection now, and these are still in good quality just like Marbles Folding Bowie Knife MR101

Conclusion – Granddaddy Barlow knife Review

It’s a great collector edition, knife blade is razor sharp and can be used as well, but mostly, they are for exhibits not for usage. Because they are made in China now, so, given its written stag bone for handle material on box and its neither directly produced by Marbles Knives or Marbles Arms Company any longer, as other companies have the rights of its production now, so please check the Handle if its real bone or not. But there are still USA made knives by Marbles Knives like 100th Anniversary WoodCraft Knife MR423

How to Check Stag bone Handles?

It’s very easy, if you want to check stag bone handles or any other organic especially bone materials. Just heat up a needle to a point where its tip is turned YELLOW. Then press the needle’s tip on the handle. If it starts to burn, then its fake else you got actual bone handle on your knife.

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