Bestech BG05 "Scimitar" G-10 Series
Bestech BG05 "Scimitar" G-10 Series
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Shaped like a scimitar with its trailing point and broad tip, this Bestech folder is just as well off slicing as it is piercing. The blade is made from D2 for toughness across a wide range of tasks Read More

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magic_devile
10
Jun 5, 2019
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Hey all, I bough this about a year ago now and am starting to have issues opening and closing. I get a ton of resistance like something is keeping it from opening or closing, so much so that the flipper tab can't open it all the way. I have opened it and cleaned every nook and cranny of the of the opening mechanism, soaked the bearings in isopropyl alcohol and it seemed to work, but after about 20 openeings it went back to the bad opening. These are ceramic ball bearings and I've read you font typically lube these. Anyone have any ideas for how to fix this? Thanks.
Jun 5, 2019
reswright
759
Jul 19, 2019
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The simple quick answer: if lubing it solves the issue, lube it. It's a $40 knife. These aren't full on bearing works with dedicated race washers and the whole get up. They're a simple ceramic cage ring with a single orbital, they run against the knife steel and the liner steel. The longer and more involved answer: the liner steel on this knife is soft enough that if you've run it with a tight pivot for a long time it is conceivable that you've worn those races so deep that you have bottomed out, or are starting to. Bearing steel is MUCH harder than either the knife steel or the liner steel, and just from some light flipping my Scimitar already has well worn bearing races in the liners. And barely visible ones in the knife steel -- just from the light use. If there's a grating sensation when you try to flip the knife, this might be your culprit. If you've got that issue, then disassemble your knife, get the liners, get a piece of wet or dry 600 grit sandpaper, wet it with water or some cleanser, and lightly but evenly sand that part of the metal. You're less filing it away and more smoothing it down. You won't sand it down to the point where the ring from the bearings is gone - nor should you - but you do want to sand it down to a point that the bearings are fully back in contact with the bottom of the raceway and there's an airgap between the frame and blade again. You don't particularly want to breathe fine steel particles, which is why you wet sanded even though it's messier at first -- make sure you wipe everything up carefully. If you put your knife back together it should be fine. Just don't tighten the pivot down as hard as you have been. For the record: most folks I know aren't afraid to put a little lube on bearings, even ceramic. Some are very sparing with it because they take their knife into very dirty environments, and having a bunch of extra lube in your works just means that you have extra cleaning to do (and increased wear and tear on the fastenings and connectors as you disassemble and reassemble, over time). Lube is one of those thing where people often think more is better, and it isn't. But you aren't going to damage your knife by lubing it unless, like, you live at the edge of the desert or someplace where a lot of dust blows in the wind. It sounds silly to say it, but dust is a much bigger problem for knives than dirt is. Think of sand getting into your swimsuit - that's dust and knives. The same principle extends to anything with small mechanical joints -- ask the US military how many billion dollars of equipment they have lost to dust fouling. If you live with a lot of dust, washer knives will wear a lot better than bearings will.
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Jul 19, 2019
SkittleSteve
0
May 28, 2019
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Does anyone know the legality of carrying a blade like this for general use as well as self defense in Michigan?
May 28, 2019
LibertySubprime
1
May 29, 2019
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From what I’ve read it is perfectly legal.
May 29, 2019
14themoney
908
May 27, 2019
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I'm passing on this one. I have the Paladin, Swordfish, and Warwolf. The second is my favorite altho there is very little separation in the ergos. I expect this is be very similar, so this one gets to play Left Out. All of these three Bestechs are very, very good. And because they are bad, they are better. I have no regrets in buying any of them. My only regret is losing the first orange and black Swordfish that I got here for $40.
May 27, 2019
Sinuous
1
May 24, 2019
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I have pretty much the same knife which I bought for around £9 in november 2017 https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_769972.html?wid=1433363#goodsDetail this looks very similar except it has a milled groove in the blade and a hole for a key rings and such now I don't know about you but that's a big price difference for essentially the same product... 3x the price!
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May 24, 2019
Metromin
18
May 26, 2019
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I wouldn't trust the QC from ctsmart, bestech has a decent reputation even from Chinese manufacturers. Might be the same steel and g10 but that doesn't tell the whole story with a knife nowadays.
May 26, 2019
Daznad
17
Mar 10, 2019
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Just got mine and honestly it’s the first bestech that I’ve been a bit disappointed in. I’ve gotten 4 total now and this one is different than the others in several ways. Doesn’t have the overbuilt quality of the others in terms of the massive liners etc. the thing that really gets me tho is it has massive amount of blade play. I’ve tightened the pivot and it is not helping. Huge amount of lock-rock. To the point where I’m a little hesitant to use the knife. Wondering if others have noticed the same
Mar 10, 2019
Cdoyle
248
Apr 3, 2019
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Return it as those are functional flaws. Mine is great. I have had every bestech drop at some point and all have been decent with the only one i have had issue with is the barracuda which had a gritty action and dull minimaly sharpened edge but fixable easy enough with a dissassembly /cleaning and sharpening. I think the swordfish is the nicest one in the g10 series with its 2 tone g10 and 4" blade in a slim package. Its my favorite model of these and i just bought another one in a different color variation last drop even though it was $5 more than last time but still a great value. Also check out the civivis as they are killer budget blades. The statera is the nicest by far with all titanium pivot, hardware, and clip along with D2 steel and cf overlay on ceramic? Bearings. Best budget blade on the market right now. It is one of the smoothest I own besides the keen which is amazing but Considerably more expensive. The Baklash and praxis are good also and cost about the same as the bestechs.
Apr 3, 2019
Diustavis
36
Apr 4, 2019
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Agree with this. Bought this knife because I love my swordfish so much and thought this would b a great addition to the collection. Just didn't feel as good in my hands as i thought it would so I ended up giving it away for xmas.
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Apr 4, 2019
Hlh7980
0
Feb 26, 2019
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When will this ship?
Feb 26, 2019
Papaw
3
Apr 29, 2019
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Mine arrived today.
Apr 29, 2019
Arclite02
23
Jan 9, 2019
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Estimated ship date, January 25. Actual ship date? 5 hours ago, apparently. LOL.
Jan 9, 2019
Crunchmeister
16
Dec 23, 2018
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Everyone's excited about this, lol. Looks pretty, but I'm done with Chinese cutlery. You never know what you're getting, regarding steel quality. Hope it works out in the long run for everyone. The only Chinese stuff I even consider is Kershaw, as they tend to have pretty good quality control, they have a great local warranty and I can get their stuff for under $20 if I want it. Sorry, after collecting and using knives for over 40 years I'm a little jaded.
Dec 23, 2018
ponagathos
426
Apr 5, 2019
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Do a search for the Kershaw Dividend and Knockout in M390. Both great knives and fantastic value for that steel.
Apr 5, 2019
Kavik
4361
Apr 5, 2019
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Those both do look pretty decent, but would prefer not having the assisted opening
Apr 5, 2019
Pilot88
9
Dec 19, 2018
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Is there a difference between this and the BG05A and 05B on Amazon for $39.00 w/ free shipping ?
Dec 19, 2018
Kavik
4361
Dec 20, 2018
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It's the same. The letters after the model numbers just indicate the color/blade finish combos Interesting to see some of their prices on Amazon coming down
Dec 20, 2018
woptucci
28
Feb 5, 2019
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Check out some of the steel analysis being done by LTK, most of the industry leaders are coming in dead on per their claims of steel type. Get the facts man, get the facts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Jtb28VPc0
Feb 5, 2019
Sharky_67
2
Oct 20, 2018
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Joined the drop recently, and I'm getting on Nov 16. ill just wait quietly for 1 month while being excited for the time it comes.
Oct 20, 2018
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The simple quick answer: if lubing it solves the issue, lube it. It's a $40 knife. These aren't full on bearing works with dedicated race washers and the whole get up. They're a simple ceramic cage ring with a single orbital, they run against the knife steel and the liner steel. The longer and more involved answer: the liner steel on this knife is soft enough that if you've run it with a tight pivot for a long time it is conceivable that you've worn those races so deep that you have bottomed out, or are starting to. Bearing steel is MUCH harder than either the knife steel or the liner steel, and just from some light flipping my Scimitar already has well worn bearing races in the liners. And barely visible ones in the knife steel -- just from the light use. If there's a grating sensation when you try to flip the knife, this might be your culprit. If you've got that issue, then disassemble your knife, get the liners, get a piece of wet or dry 600 grit sandpaper, wet it with water or some cleanser, and lightly but evenly sand that part of the metal. You're less filing it away and more smoothing it down. You won't sand it down to the point where the ring from the bearings is gone - nor should you - but you do want to sand it down to a point that the bearings are fully back in contact with the bottom of the raceway and there's an airgap between the frame and blade again. You don't particularly want to breathe fine steel particles, which is why you wet sanded even though it's messier at first -- make sure you wipe everything up carefully. If you put your knife back together it should be fine. Just don't tighten the pivot down as hard as you have been. For the record: most folks I know aren't afraid to put a little lube on bearings, even ceramic. Some are very sparing with it because they take their knife into very dirty environments, and having a bunch of extra lube in your works just means that you have extra cleaning to do (and increased wear and tear on the fastenings and connectors as you disassemble and reassemble, over time). Lube is one of those thing where people often think more is better, and it isn't. But you aren't going to damage your knife by lubing it unless, like, you live at the edge of the desert or someplace where a lot of dust blows in the wind. It sounds silly to say it, but dust is a much bigger problem for knives than dirt is. Think of sand getting into your swimsuit - that's dust and knives. The same principle extends to anything with small mechanical joints -- ask the US military how many billion dollars of equipment they have lost to dust fouling. If you live with a lot of dust, washer knives will wear a lot better than bearings will.