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CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin

CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin

Read Detailed Comparison between CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin with more than 10 difference and 8 similarities you are not aware off.  The main purpose of today’s discussion is what is different and common between the two.  And there is also a price difference of $20 between QSP Penguin and CIVIVI Elementum. I have written a complete detailed Civivi Elementum Review and I hope you will like it as well, providing the best and detailed information.

CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin

You may have read so many reviews about CIVIVI Elementum by CIVIVI Knives and tones of videos where you have size comparison or knife comparison between Civivi Elementum and others. But to me the biggest contender in terms of overall design, finish and above all blade size and material is QSP Penguin.

What is common between CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin?

To make it easier, for comparing Civivi Elementum against QSP Penguin, I factored out common elements from them which are as under:

Jimping on Civivi Elementum, Jimping on QSP Penguin

  • Both have deep carry pocket clip made with stainless steel, yet they are different in size and overall, style.
  • Both have D2 stainless Steel blades
  • Both Knives have swedge on Blade
  • Both Have Jimping at the neck
  • Both knives have liner lock mechanism
  • Handles Scales are made of Micarta
  • Both have no backspacer and have lanyard holes
  • Both Knives are made in China.

Comparison Civivi Elementum VS QSP Penguin

The comparison between CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin is divided in certain sections, like, blade shapes, deployment and locking, handle scales, finish and much more which is as under:

Blade Shapes Comparison between CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin

Blade Shapes Comparison between CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin

CIVIVI Elementum has drop point blade with blade length of 2.96 with cutting edge of 2.625 inches as compared to QSP Penguin having sheepsfoot blade with blade length of 3.125 having 2.875 cutting edge. So, in specs QSP Penguin is little bigger.

Blade Shapes Comparison between CIVIVI Elementum Vs QSP Penguin

You will see QSP Logo on Penguin’s blade whereas you will hardly notice D2 on flipper of CIVIVI Elementum

QSP Logo on Penguin’s blade

D2 on flipper of CIVIVI Elementum

But Elementum has proper finger choil which goes perfectly with Jimping on the neck. You can use if for heavier EDC task where as in QSP Penguin the choil is very small. Not a good idea to put your index finger there else you might cut your finger being to class to sharp edge.

As mentioned Civivi Elementum has drop point blade and QSP Penguin got sheepsfoot blade. These are entirely different blade shapes and it depends which is most useful to use. As I use Spyderco Delica in my office to cut packages and for slicing fruits for my lunch. Whereas, Drop point blades are much more universal in its applications and usage. So, saying which one is better than the other is all subjective from person to person.

You will find lines just like Damascus steel has on blade of QSP Penguin where as Civivi Elementum is clear with satin finish.

The Swedge on Civivi Elementum is more prominent adding a look to its blade as compared with minor or minimal swedge on QSP Penguin.

Blade Swedge Comparison between Elementum Vs Penguin

Handle size and shapes of both the knives is almost identical. Civivi Elementum Micarta handle scales are more of skeletonized from liners, making more prominent look of liners as compared to Penguin. Secondly, QSP Penguin has a groovy spot for Linerlock, making locking easy as compared to Elementum.

QSP Penguin knife has copper washers as visible

Thirdly, the screws on Micarta scales of QSP Penguin are not flush as compared with Elementum. Elementum surely wins here in terms of handle finish.

Screws are protruding in QSP Penguin

Locking Mechanism QSP Penguin Vs Civivi Elementum

Given both are Linerlock but the hardware is not the same. QSP Penguin has copper washers as compared to caged steel ball bearings Elementum has and it does make different between the two. Naturally, Elementum’s deployment and locking is much smooth as compared to Penguin.

QSP Penguin knife has copper washers as visible

As far as opening mechanism Elementum is flipper whereas Penguin opens with thumb studs. Both are okie in opening. The blades are centered when folded and opens smoothly. There is no play in the blades too.

Locking Click sound and action in Elementum is instant and prominent as compared against Penguin

Elementum Pocket Clip Vs QSP Penguin Pocket Clip

  • Both have deep carry stainless steel pocket clips but, QSP Penguin can be used tip up for right as well as left handed users. Civivi Elementum is solely for right handed users.
  • The disappointment I had with QSP Penguin pocket clip is that the screws are not flush with scales. And they rub off with my Jeans and jack’s pockets which I didn’t like it.

Hardware Comparison QSP Penguin Vs CIVIVI Elementum

CIVIVI Elementum has T8 Screws which are great, as these are more durable and you hardly slip the grooves as compared to QSP Penguin which is fitted with T6 Screws which are not durable and at times the groves get slipped and you cannot unscrew them making it harder for you to clean your knife.

The dismantling of Elementum is easier but gives a little tough time when separating it from the pivot whereas dismantling QSP Penguin is easier.

  • Both have very simple and easy assembly to do after cleaning them.
  • The liners of Elementum are bead blasted as compared to polished liners of Penguin.

Conclusion: Comparison Civivi Elementum VS QSP

Both are quite good EDC folders under $50 dollars no doubt. As mentioned in my Civivi Elementum Review there are 13 variants in this knife model with starting price from $52 to $88 having different handle scales, blade materials and even blade finish. So, if someone is looking for variety yes, you have plenty to choose.

Whereas, QSP Penguin, it comes in 6 models with price range of $29 to $50, the one which is being sold for $50 has brass handle scales with Black stonewash finish.

As far as fit, finish and hardware is concerned, Civivi Elementum is truly a winner for me. It’s one of the bestselling knife of CIVIVI brand which is subsidiary of We Knives known for making premium quality knives.

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Civivi Elementum

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.

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 (varies as per model)
  • Blade Material: D2, 154CM or Damascus
  • Blade Hardness: 58 – 61 HRC (as per model)
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Micarta, Wood
  • Handle Color: Various
  • 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

Civivi Elementum Review

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. As Pocket Knives are not just everyday carry knives or pocket knives but they also define the user’s personality.

First Impression of Civivi Elementum Knife

First Impression of Civivi Elementum Knife

Civivi Elementum is manufactured & Designed 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.

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.

Civivi Elementum Knife with brass scales

Variants of Civivi Elementum Knife & Prices

There are 13 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.

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Civivi Elementum 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.

Civivi Elementum Low end variants

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Competitors of Civivi Elementum

Civivi Elementum Vs Praxis

Civivi Praxis is bigger, beefier and Havier as compared with Elementum. Both Knives have different blade grinds and entirely different profiles I Must say. Like if you are looking for light, simple and gentleman’s Knife kind of character knife then element and if you want much solid and have heavy EDC tasks at hand apart from cutting packages etc. then go with Civivi Praxis for sure. Then another difference is in blade steel, with Elementum you have D2 Steel Blade where as in Praxis you got 9Cr18MoV steel. In Praxis you have G10 handle scales in various colors where as Elementum knife series has wood, Micarta or G10 options. Civivi Praxis wins in terms of pocket clip and usage as it can be used by both right or left handed people with reversible tip up pocket clip where as Elementum lacks being just for right handed users.

Civivi Elementum Vs Baklash

Baklash and Elementum both have hollow grinds and its best part I like about both. As Hollow grind blades are easier to sharpen and the thickness of the blade remains same no matter how many times you sharpen it.  Civivi Baklash stand in middle in terms of weight and size as compared to Elementum which is smaller and Civivi Praxis being bigger and definitely heavier. Baklash loses on weight, as it’s heavier and carries lesser edge as compared to Elementum.

Ontario Rat 2 Vs Civivi Elementum

Ontario Rat 2 is a great option for budget friendly EDC Knife when compared with Elementum. As it has thinner handle, lighter in weight, can be used by any hand, and has a thumb stud. But it got Nylon scales which are not as comfortable as compared to G10 or Micarta. The overall impression and the gentleman’s look Civivi Elementum or the aesthetics of shape and design is superior as compared to Ontario Rat 2.

Civivi Exarch Vs Civivi Chronic VS Civivi Elementum

According to me, there is no relation between CIVIVI Elementum comparing it with CIVIVI Chronic or Civivi Exarch. As Chronic is more of clip point blade and to me, each blade shape serves entirely different EDC task. Similarly, CIVIVI Exarch is front flipper with straight handle and I didn’t feel its grip as comfortable as compared with Elementum.

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.

You can buy all CIVIVI Elementum Knives for sale from this Link

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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.

We Knives We 610 BattleShip full

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


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.

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.

we knives we knife 610 feel in hand

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.

We Knives We 610 BattleShip closed Review

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife

What is Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife?

Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife

A Sheepsfoot knife & Wharncliffe knife are both alike with just minor difference in their blade building. In Sheepsfoot blade, it has straight edge, with unsharpened little curved back, and has a false idea since the curve fulfills the straight edge. Whereas in Wharncliffe knife, its back or spin is tapered (can be curved). Thus, the only difference between two is tapering of unsharpened back or spine.

Wharncliffe Knife’s tips are more porn to break

Wharncliffe Knife & Sheepsfoot Knife

With the above stated, they are not like or in no resemblance with referral to tasks done with Tanto blades, clip point and so on. In other words, its jobs are little more different then we usually finish with other survival knives. They are of more basic, utilities need which can be achieved with them.

Wharncliffe Knife Vs Sheepsfoot Knife

Both sheepsfoot blade and Wharncliffe blade have very same advantages & disadvantages according to my usage, I consider the tapering part a style or style aspect.

Wharncliffe Knife Vs Sheepsfoot Knife

Wharncliffe Blade & Sheepsfoot Blade Advantages

They Are Great for Carving Tasks

Have you ever been tired and had a knife on you with a stick nearby? Opportunities are, at one point you decided to sculpt that stick into a spear or other wood creation. Well, many Wharncliffe and sheepsfoot blades have a large belly part that doesn’t curve up to a pointy idea, permitting a knife with exceptional sculpting capabilities. Some Wharncliffe knives have actually recurves built into them in order to permit better slicing.

Skinning Jobs

They are terrific for skinning animals on the hunt, without damaging the animal conceal, its meat and other essential organs while cleaning up the animal.

It’s Hard to Stab Yourself

This is certainly one of the most significant sheepsfoot blade advantages. Anybody who utilizes a knife daily has probably unintentionally either stabbed or cut themselves. Well, given that there isn’t a menacing suggestion on completion of a sheepsfoot or Wharncliffe knife, terribly stabbing yourself is pretty challenging to accomplish.

Exceptional Designs of Wharncliffe knives & Sheepsfoot knives

There are some Wharncliffe knives and sheepsfoot blades that do have belly like drop point blades or clip point knives, but they are normally customized. Because of the smooth curves which are most likely to transit into knife’s suggestion, the standard knives don’t have sharp pointers.

Functions Perfectly Rescue Situations

Considering that there normally isn’t much of belly, if any at all, sheepsfoot/Wharncliffe blades are ideal for rescue/emergency situations. That’s why mostly rescue knives are from these shapes.

Rescue Situations

In an emergency situation one needs to cut a piece of clothing from somebody for another person in order to conserve life, a sheepsfoot blade might cut through the clothes without much problem. Minimizing the threat of accidental stabbing.

Gerber Sharkbelly Sheepfoot knife

Wharncliffe knife and Sheepsfoot knife Disadvantages

The majority of sheepsfoot blade and Wharncliffe blade design knives do not have much of sharp point like spear point blades. If you routinely need to pierce and cut various materials, these styles of knives probably aren’t going to be the very best alternatives.

Not the greatest at cutting food Since a lot of blades curve approximately a tip, you can have your knife at a minor angle and rock the knife from tip to deal with as you are cutting food. Because you have to have the blade relatively flat versus a product in order to slice it, this is hard with a sheepsfoot or Wharncliffe.

Lots of latest Wharncliffe knives & Sheepsfoot knives have serration and other stuff on their spines and they are not useful.

Spyderco Delica Wharncliffe Serrated


They have lots of useful uses. Sheepsfoot blades have many job-related uses and Wharncliffe blades are great for many boating activities.

Both sheepsfoot and Wharncliffe blades usually do not have much of a pointer and can be really beneficial for carving, slicing, and rescue activities. They are extremely practical for the majority of everyday uses. There are much more sheepsfoot blade advantages as compared to disadvantages.

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Spear Point Knife

A real spear-point knife has two sharpened edges– one on the top and one on the belly or bottom. However, some blades are called spear points that have a similar shape, while really having only a single sharpened edge. These single-edged “spear point” blades are not what this topic is related to. You will come to know why as you read along.

Spear Point Blade Definition

A spear point blade resembles the needle-point blade in that benefits piercing. Its point is stronger and it contains a small “belly” that can be utilized for slicing.

Case Cutlery Besh Wedge Fixed Spear Point Blade

A spear point is a semi convex shaped pointed blade with sharp tip at one end and handle on another Spear point blades contain a little belly which can be utilized for some cutting and slicing applications, nevertheless, the belly is relatively small when compared to drop point and clip

. Both edges of the knife fluctuate equally to develop a point that lines up precisely with the Center of the blade. They can be single or double edged, although a lot of forms of the spear point knife featured a double-edged design.

Spear point blades are frequently used and referred to as on throwing knives.

Cold Steel Tai Pan San Mai

Main Difference between Needle Point & Spear Point Knife

In contrast to the needle-point blade which has a weak but extremely sharp point, a spear point knife has a strength that is likewise sharp enough for piercing. With little broader as compared to needle point blade.

A spear point blade is only excellent for piercing if both edges are sharp. The reduced point is quickly manageable and works for fine pointer work.

Spear Point blades have small belly which can be used for slicing or cutting if needed but is relatively small if compared to drop point blade or clip point knife.

Advantages of Spear Point Blade

There are 3 main advantages of Spear Point Blade also known as throwing knife or at times referred as dagger. For Example Esse Knives has so many push daggers in their product rang, one of them is as under:

ESEE Tertiary Push Dagger

Sharp & Strong Tip 

Mostly spear point blades have strong tip as compared to clip point blades because the center of these blades also got good amount of material. As said earlier, I’m discussing double sided sharpened blade.

Very Controllable

Yes, Spear Points have balanced weight (material) as they are symmetrical so, if throwing you have perfectly balanced knife with both edges working smoothly

Perfect Combat Knife

Spear Blades are really good combat knives because of their ability to pierce through amours and strong sharp tip.  Double-edged spear point blades are more fit for a combat scenario than wilderness survival, in my viewpoint, because they are designed to be great for stabbing. like for example Frost Cutlery‘s fixed blade knife with SKU FTX1456BLK

Frost Cutlery Fixed Blade Black (7″)

Easy to sharpen

Both sides of blades can be easily sharpened using leather or stone or against metal depending upon the steel type of blade.

Disadvantages of Spear Point blade Shape

There are always two sides of a coin, similarly, Spear Point blade shape has cons too.

Bad Choice as Survival Knife

For something, a sharpened top edge can make batoning beside impossible, which is often a vital use of a survival knives.

What is Batoning?

Batoning is a technique for splitting wood using a knife. It includes placing your knife against the wood, then striking the back of the knife with a baton (typically a wooden stick). This is a useful method to cut wood that would otherwise require a hatchet or axe.

Small Cutting Edge (Belly)

As Spear Point blades are semi -convex type in shape, having very small or marginal belly which is not efficient for chopping food items.

You cannot slice food or open an envelope or normal EDC tasks with a Spear Point Blade.

But it’s not impossible to slice as with other blades like HawkBill blades or Tanto blades, where if you try to peel an apple, the juice from it fills your hands.


A spear point knife is a great choice for the knife enthusiast who is looking for an excellent balance between slicing and piercing capability. It integrates the sharp point of a daggers with the strength of a drop point blade, while keeping some of the “belly” that is utilized for slicing.

There are many brands which offer Spear Point knives like, Spyderco Knives, Browning Knives, Kershaw Knives, Cold Steel Knives, even United Cutlery & Frost Cutlery has good variety of throwing Knives.  In general, it is a terrific hybrid blade style that is very practical.

Kershaw Decimus Framelock is a spear point knife
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HawkBill Knives

It’s crucial to have a great concept of what you’re trying to find in a knife prior to you purchase one and to understand if you’re possible option will have the ability to fulfill your requirements. When you mean to rely on a product in survival circumstances, this is specifically real.

If you’re taking a look at a tactical hawkbill knife, which has an uncommon shape, you wish to make sure you comprehend its advantages and any disadvantages, depending upon the circumstance.

What are HawkBill Knives?

What are Hawkbill Knives?

A hawkbill shape resembles its name, a hawk’s beak, with a sharp down curve. The inner curve is the one that is honed, and the spinal column is left dull, which permits you to position a finger to assist it.

It’s generally utilized for slicing and cutting, and the sharp point can be utilized to pierce products.

Case Cutlery Hawkbill Pruner Olive Russell – HawkBill Knife

Advantages of a Hawkbill Knives

This shape uses the whole length of the blade to cut, so you do not need to use as much pressure when cutting. While it’s fantastic for cutting open boxes, splicing tape, removing wires, and even difficult tasks like rope, hawkbills have actually just recently been making a shift in usages.

Hawkbill knives have actually been increasing in appeal for tactical functions. Not just are they excellent at the more ordinary cutting jobs, however they’ve likewise shown to be outstanding in fight scenarios. This has actually caused the increase in production of tactical hawkbill knives.

Another advantage to the knife is that even after the blade had actually dulled, the point is still exceptionally sharp. If you’re not able to hone the knife, you can pierce the product, and often that’s enough for even a dull blade to end up the cut.

Marbles Hawkbill Rams Horn

Disadvantages of the Hawkbill Knives

Due to the inward curve of the cutting edge, hawkbill knives can be challenging to hone, especially if you have actually one made from an exceptional quality steel like M390. You might require to think about having actually the knife honed by an expert if that is the case.

Given that the shape is so particular, the curve can restrict the usages of the knife, particularly if you choose an unmodified variation of the blade. A method to circumnavigate this is to choose what you’ll be requiring the knife for, even in severe scenarios, and to select an adjustment that negates this. Its efficient but not as good as versatile you can say as compared to Drop Point Blades

Which brands Offer Hawksbill Knives?

There are many brands which offer Hawksbill Knives, like Frost Cutlery, Case Cutlery, Spyderco Knives, offering many hawkbill knives.

Marbles Knives also have cheap HawkBill Knives

Conclusion about HawkBill Knives

Generally, it’s to assist the knife have a larger variety of functions or to make it fit a particular job. Hawkbill knives are no exception, and they’ve been integrated a range of suggestions.

It’s much better to have either a straight edge or a partly serrated when it comes to tactical blades. Complete serrations have a lot of constraints, and in the end, an effectively honed straight edge can carry out in addition to or much better.

Make sure the supplier is respectable and utilizes quality products when you discover a tactical hawkbill knife for sale. This knife might require to conserve your life. Still want to Know more about Knives, We have complete detailed Knives blade types Guide for you.

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Knife Blade types – Guide

There are many different knife blade types that are used for various tasks, and it can be difficult to know which knives are essential for your kitchen. We broke down the knife types and provided explanations of each and what they’re used for.

There are so many different types of knives which are used for different purposes. It is very difficult for a person to choose among different blade types. To make your life easier, we have written detailed articles on each type of knife/blade. As knife is most commonly referred by its blade type and the type of knife blade among major factor for choosing a knife for its purpose?

But before we start, you should know major parts of a Knife / Blade

Understanding Anatomy of a blade

Understanding the parts of a knife is very important as its key to understanding different knives types and their uses. Following Image shows the main parts of a knife and it helps you to understand and identify your usage.

Anatomy of a blade

Following is an explanation of different knife parts:


  • The point is the tip of the knife. It’s mainly used for piercing through object.
  • Like Meat, wood, etc.
  • The Shape of tip or its presence and absence also defines knife type.


  • The knife tip is considered most used part of knife as it does most of the cutting and separations in object.
  • The shape of tip really matters like the point in defining the tasks.
  • For Example, rounded tips are mostly for slicing whereas pointed ones are for piercing tasks.


  • The edge is the sharpened side of the knife’s blade that you use to cut. Keeping your knife’s edge sharp prevents accidents while cutting.
  • Its most important and vital part of the knife as it gets most of the beating.
  •  Different alloys and different techniques are being used over centuries to retain the edge.
  • there are many types of edge grinds on different knives but will be discussed some other time.


  • The bolster is mostly found in forged knives. It’s a thick band of steel used in blade and it not only prevents its user’s hands from slipping but also balance the overall weight of the knife.
  • Where as in Stamped Knives, you will find Guard in them, for the same purpose.


The butt is the end of the knife’s handle and in survival knives you will also find lanyard hole at the butt and at times solid metal for hammer purposes as well.


  • The tang is the part of the blade that extends into knife grip or knife handle to provide balance and grip on blade.
  • There are full tang blades which considered superior in balance and durability and mostly survival knives or full tang knives.
  •  A half tang or sub tang knife is less durable but more economical and most folding folders (blades/knives) have sub or no tangs even.


  • The handle is the section where the user holds the knife. This acts as sheath for folding knives and different knife handle shapes and materials are being used over centuries and even till today.
  • This part of the knife may also be referred to as the scales and there is a variety of scales too, like bone, Micarta, G10 etc.


The heel is the rear portion of the blade, and it’s most often used for cutting tasks that require a lot of force, such as cutting meat or dense vegetables.


This is mostly dull side of the knife blade that is opposite the edge. At times there are serrations on it and in double edged blades spine is also sharp.

Knife Blade Shapes

There are so many different knives types but among them there are most popular blade types which are very useful and also they are most popular among its users are as under:

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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

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:

  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Granddaddy Barlow knife Review Details

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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