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Drop + Terzuola Cyrus Persian Folding Knife

Drop + Terzuola Cyrus Persian Folding Knife

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Our second collaboration with Bob Terzuola—known as the godfather of the tactical folder—the Cyrus takes its name from Cyrus the Great, the founder of the first Persian Empire. Based on Terzuola’s custom design, our version is about 1.8 inches shorter to save pocket space Read More
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Avramons
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Mar 8, 2021
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Love the handle and blade shape
I live micarta and this knife doesn’t disappoint. Razor sharp and happy to have another Terzuola in my collection!
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AK169
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Feb 24, 2021
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Excellent well executed, looks better in hand, worth every penny.
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Egeorge
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Oct 6, 2020
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It’s just gorgeous
Wish the detente was a little stronger (I gotta pick at something, Shabazz style 😂) beautiful knife. gorgeous. it brings me joy
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Lopi
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Sep 28, 2020
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An original and functional edc
Here is a knife that changes us from what we are used to see. This Persian style blade is of the most beautiful effect and is practical to use. The quality is there. The mechanism is fluid. Maybe I would have liked a more uniform color micarta.
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dudechris88
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Aug 30, 2020
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So dang nice
I just love it. The micarta is nice. The look is nice. The action is nice. The blade style is really cool. Super nice. NICE!
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Cyborg009
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Aug 11, 2020
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InshAllah
Persian blades and sabers are the dominant swords of the past 200 years but no one wants to recognize this; even the sword emoji is a straight 🗡. I’m going to talk about why one might be interested in a Persian blade. It’s an acquired taste. For most of human history blades were straight or concave (e.g. the kopis or kukri). Both shapes furnish power. Straight and thin provide thrusting power concentrated at the point. Flat or concave provide smashing power at the end. But anyone who studies Eastern martial arts quickly learns the human body operates by flowing curves, and the fastest and most energy efficient movements are not the straight punch but the circling kick or curving palm attack. This wisdom resulted in the convex blade: the Sabre, Persian or Scimitar. This blade sought speed and flow over power. It became entrenched in horseback swordcraft of the Muslim world; when you are racing past your opponents, you want to hit first, hit quickly, and hit multiple times if you can. A blade the cuts in a flowing motion the maximizes contact across the blade beats a point that contacts over a smaller plane. Over the centuries the superiority of the fast, flowing curved blade was proven in mounted combat, and the saber became the UNIVERSAL preference for 🐎 fighting worldwide. On foot the two concepts were more evenly matched and you either had specialized thrusting (dagger or epee) or slashing (sabre or scimitar); flat combination blades were not weapons, but tools. But due to a historical oddity, the armed American citizen, a worker and a fighter, a true hybrid, the Bowie, took root as it beat Persians and daggers as a tool. For the American, working took precedence over fighting, so a blade was always a tool first, and only rarely needed as a weapon. EDC needs trump fighting needs most days. In modern American bladecraft, we prefer tools that can be repurposed as weapons (the Bowie or KaBar , the quintessential tactical knives) as the dominant norm, and the specialized weapon, the dagger (eg Gerber Mark II) is an occasional visitor to belts. So what of the Persian, the scimitar, the saber? The Persian blade is the alpha for horseback fighting or fast fencing, and who the hell needs that? Why would you want this given that a clip or spear blade is better for day to day tasks? What’s the use case? I can suggest three reason you would want to curve. First, though fragile, it is the best and fastest slicer for the reason it is the best and fastest slasher: you cut through rope, vegetable, flesh in a flow that no other shape can beat. But you can’t pry or penetrate without risk of breakage, so you must have a backup like a multi-tool. Second, this is the blade shape preferred by the connoisseurs of the fighting styles of flow: Arabia, Indonesia, China, and the Philippines. If that’s your inspo, you want a curved blade. You make a statement and you are optimally geared. Third, it’s cool and different looking. I own a sample of Persians from every major maker that ever put one out; this is as good as any. It is only appropriate for medium to small hands; if your glove size is bigger than 8.5, skip this and get a Benchmade Bedlam. This is a 4.5 star tool. It’s only down sides are that like all scimitars the absence of weight on the end means the one handed open requires vastly more wrist English, and the fragility of the tip. It’s not a knock on the knife, it’s just an inherent feature overcome by practice and technique. To conclude: InshaAllah, buy this knife.
julain_z
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Jun 24, 2020
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Good but not great
Really liked this knife but not worth the price. I know that the Terzuola name comes at a premium but I'd draw the line at $100 for this knife. The "anodized" titanium started losing color at an alarming rate. And the knife was a little smaller than I expected. Just generally a little underwhelming for the price.
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GaryZero
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Jun 23, 2020
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I think it was worth the looooong wait. Only thing that could be better is the natural brown micarta. It’s not as rich looking as the picture used to sell it. But it sorta matches the used look of the blade more? But if anyone knows how to bring out the color, let me know. Would lightly oiling it bring out the rich color? Or maybe some walrus wax? I oiled the scales, https://youtu.be/ggd8b6I5a6I
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FlyinF
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Jul 19, 2020
I too am disappointed in the color (or lack of color) it's nothing like the pictures, I have this same color and looks exactly like yours AND the shipping time is ridiculously L O N G took 45 days for a knife that is listed as "in stock" I've contacted Drop about the long shipping time and might as well have asked my wall Just messaging Drop took 12 days for their lame response which didn't answer any of the questions I asked. This is (by far) the longest shipping time I have ever had in years of buying online. Other than color of scales the knife is very well made indeed and smooth as butter.
GaryZero
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Jul 19, 2020
My shipping was more like 60 days, I agree it was super long. Did you get a small amount of money back? I think they credited $25? As for the color, I wonder if the red version even looked like the one photographed? While I love the knife, it should have more closely matched the picture, deep rich browns. I hate to complain, I really do like the knife. 👍🏻
1004014638
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May 8, 2020
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Looks great amd very smooth
I have the CF version and love the look and finish work. Looks great, feel great in hand and has a great action.
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Gloern
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Apr 13, 2020
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Handle to blade ratio seemed off
Good materials and fit and finish but the blade just seemed too small for the size of handle and it looked off.
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FlyinF
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Jul 19, 2020
I bought this Cyrus and the Terzuola ACTF and the ACTF as far as blade to handle ratio is worse but that doesn't bother me at all. I really don't notice it on the Cyrus at all. My complaint isn't either of those knives it's the long shipping time so long in fact I won't buy from Drop again. Waiting for these knives that are "in stock" is like waiting for a pre order "drop" knife.
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