Artisan Waistline Folding Knife
Artisan Waistline Folding Knife
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With a bowed curve from the tip of the blade to the pommel of the handle, the Artisan Cutlery waistline mimics the curves of the human body. It’s not bad in the human hand, either Read More

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Helchior
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Mar 16, 2019
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I AM REALLY DESESPERATE that all good knives are always too long or too big to be an EDC
Mar 16, 2019
Spokes30
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Mar 15, 2019
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My idiot state does not allow knives with a blade 4" or longer. Does anyone know if this knife has a blade that is dead on 4" or more?
Mar 15, 2019
Jean-da-bear
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Mar 17, 2019
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The manufacturer's website (http://www.artisancutlery.net/) confirms that the G-10 or carbon fiber-handled versions, in D2 tool steel, have 3.94" blades (100 mm), while the titanium handled ones -- either in S35VN or M390 -- are 4.03" (103 mm).
Mar 17, 2019
928er
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Jan 6, 2019
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COO? I'm getting real tired of descriptions that do not say where the product is made. Purposeful deception. Massdrop is about to get dropped.
Jan 6, 2019
Jean-da-bear
24
Jan 9, 2019
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Chinese manufacturer (http://www.artisancutlery.net/ ), been around in this market a couple of years. I’d put them not that far behind WE Knives for quality. Maybe MD assumed (wrongly?) that this was common knowledge.
Jan 9, 2019
Jean-da-bear
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Jan 9, 2019
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Chinese manufacturer (http://www.artisancutlery.net/ ), been around in this market a couple of years. I’d put them not that far behind WE Knives for quality. Maybe MD assumed (wrongly?) that this was common knowledge.
Jan 9, 2019
BGko
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Jan 6, 2019
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Seems like it might be useful as a fish filleting knife. Anyone use it for this purpose?
Jan 6, 2019
48thRonin2
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Jan 7, 2019
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I don't fish, but I've used this knife as EDC since I introduced it to the blades forum (see products thread) months ago. It has worked well for every purpose I have used it. https://www.massdrop.com/talk/10349/artisan-cutlery-waistline-kwaiken
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Jan 7, 2019
Notsurewhyibother
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Jan 6, 2019
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If you like Jeff Park's crossbones design but don't want him to get any of the money, here's your knife!
Jan 6, 2019
Jaytal
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Jan 10, 2019
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To be fair, they do both look like "different enough" products.
Jan 10, 2019
ponagathos
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Mar 15, 2019
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I too think they are different enough. Whether one was "inspired" by the other, I can not say. I will say I own the Crossbones and the Waistline in D2 and the Artisan Cutlery design is the better knife(cheaper too). The Crossbones pluses are it looks a bit nicer closed and it is lighter. The Waistline feels better in my hand and the action is way, way smoother. Not sure if I received a dud but the action on my Crossbones is terrible.
Mar 15, 2019
Chelembound
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Nov 10, 2018
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Alas...Carbon Fiber with a Kwaiken look at less than half price! Worth a shot for EDC!
Nov 10, 2018
Adamantinepiggy
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Nov 9, 2018
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I've got one of these I bought elsewhere a while back. Decent quality-wise knife and looks really unique with the upswept blade, but unlike a real "samarai sword" as put in the description the tip is so thin, I'm scared to use it for fear of breaking the tip off. I named it Stabby McStabface. Basically just a show off knife because of the thin tip.
Nov 9, 2018
Adamantinepiggy
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Mar 16, 2019
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Updated comment. I gave this to a friend for his birthday recently since I had no use for this "stabby" knife and never carried it. The friend loves it, but found out an issue. The tip of the blade in the closed position is VERY VERY close to the edge of the handle and the hold-in detent is not that strong. That means that he has cut himself several times on the tip because even if the blade shifts even a half a milimeter out, that stabby ass outward curving tip will prick and dig into the offending finger pulling the knife out of the pocket. Beyond that he still loves the knife as it does look cool.
Mar 16, 2019
48thRonin2
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Mar 21, 2019
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The pivot screw on the knife is too loose. Remove the pivot screw (Torx # 5 or 7, can't remember), clean the threads with alcohol, put a drop of blue Loctite on the threads, carefully screw the pivot screw back in. Here's the tricky part - with the blade in the open position, depress / disengage the liner lock and reach UNDER the blade (from the spine side), pinch the blade, and wiggle in left and right. If there is any play at all, tighten the pivot screw about 10 degrees; repeat until there is NO side-to-side play with the liner lock disengaged at all. Let the knife sit overnight for the Loctite to set. That should take care of the problem. The down side is that when opening the blade, a very definitive flip of the wrist may be necessary. Hope this helps!
Mar 21, 2019
Cdoyle
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Nov 9, 2018
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And better knives Imo. I have a cf artisan shark and while its nice its a bit thick in the handle and blade stock. I think im gonna mill doen the scales and screws to thinnit out 1/8"-1/4" or so. Smkw had the best price at $89 shipped vs $105 everywhere else. The besttechs are a better bargain thou and more ergonomic
Nov 9, 2018
Cdoyle
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Nov 9, 2018
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Md bestech drops are better deals
Nov 9, 2018
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