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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JonasHeineman
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Apr 29, 2019
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Hey everyone, The Persian-style knife is an ancient design that’s enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity. Though modern users are (hopefully) not using them for their original purpose of piercing chain mail, the blade profile is just as useful for modern everyday carry as it was on the battlefield. This is our first collaboration to feature the classic Persian style, but it’s our second with legendary knife maker Bob Terzuola. It was an honor and a pleasure working with Bob again, who was gracious in allowing us to interpret his gorgeous custom Persians with over 4" blades into something a bit more pocket-friendly for our EDC-oriented community. Our first collaboration, the Compact Tactical Folder (CTF), is a smaller, slimmer, and straighter blade than this big-bellied Persian. Based on community feedback from some of the 1700+ members who have picked up a CTF so far, the only consistent thing identified as needing improvement was that edges of the G-10 scales felt a bit sharp. So, for the Cyrus, we’ve worked with our partners at WE Knife to round off the corners a bit more to keep the grip comfortable. The Cyrus is also the first collaboration to feature our new custom Drop-branded pivot hardware. Based on consistent member feedback about laser markings on the blades, we knew it was time for a change. So, this new CNC-machined pivot screw has replaced the laser-marked branding on the blade surface that we’ve used on most prior Blades collabs. Even when you’re working with industry pioneers like Bob, member feedback has made some crucial improvements on the design. Thanks to the members who supported past launches and gave some great feedback to help improve this latest design. We hope you like the new look. As always, a few housekeeping notes as we get started: * Quantities for the pre-order are limited to 600 units. * The limited time pre-order price will be $160 for your early support and will only apply to this pre-order production run, ending on 5/29. * The regular price will be $200. Thanks for checking out the Cyrus, we hope you think it’s great! Carry On -- Jonas
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Apr 29, 2019
Benjabooly
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May 8, 2019
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I should of asked that myself, though the lefty usualy comes with an upcharge.
May 8, 2019
GammaGeek
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May 15, 2019
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Agreed. It is minimal and cleverly adds to the design. The new "D" logo helps.
May 15, 2019
14themoney
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May 18, 2019
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About your statement concerning trying to make things people love. It's possible that I'm terminally unique, but the CS Recon 1 in CTS-XHP, drop point is one of my all time favorites. (It's a long list; I will forgo reproducing it.)
May 18, 2019
HelloTed
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May 14, 2019
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I'd buy this in a heartbeat if they drilled 2 little holes for lefthand carry or outright made a left handed model. Unfortunately for us lefties and for the manufacturer, ignorance stopped the manufacturer from drilling those 2 little holes. How stupid!
May 14, 2019
brian.allan
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May 14, 2019
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What happened to the pic of the Carbon fiber showing the pocket clip. Looked sweet. Might actually but if I could see it again
May 14, 2019
brian.allan
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May 14, 2019
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Do you have any other pics showing blue liners
May 14, 2019
Cmon_guys
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May 11, 2019
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Logo rework is much appreciated
May 11, 2019
wonbul
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May 7, 2019
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I'll be interested to see how the finished product performs when it finally comes out in 6 months. If there are no hiccups or reliability problems with the first batch, then I might pony up the extra $40 and get one. Maybe I'm just too used to instant gratification.
May 7, 2019
Jaytal
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May 7, 2019
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The micarta-wrapped handle makes for such a unique and attractive design, and the blade being historical adds a lot of personality. A very tempting buy, but I'm more of a "buy one and done" kind of guy rather than a collector. Looking forward to seeing how these turn out, however.
May 7, 2019
glenn81562
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May 6, 2019
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Sorry if I missed the answer but why is the new logo, pivot screw on the clip side of the knife?
May 6, 2019
glenn81562
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May 7, 2019
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why Spend the time and money to redesign the logo which I think looks great and then put it on the side that doesn’t show, no offense intended. Just my opinion.
May 7, 2019
odonnellp
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May 16, 2019
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Just a guess, but probably so that it doesn’t compete with Bob Terzuola’s logo. Arguably the coolest thing about these knives is the collaboration with big-name designers, so on past knives they’ve always put the designer’s name front & center and put the Massdrop logo on the clip side. Guess they’re continuing that here. I think that makes pretty good sense.
May 16, 2019
jmk451
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May 6, 2019
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> "[…] a titanium pocket clip with no-show hardware for tip-up carry on the right side." Translation: "Welcome to Drop, formerly Massdrop, where the only customers we really want are rich and right-handed. Everyone else, please just avoid ordering our stuff."
May 6, 2019
massdrop01
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May 7, 2019
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TBH i'd much prefer a steel deep carry clip, like the one Civivi made. Titanium milled clip just adds more cost for no functional gain. If designed poorly, it's even weaker(look at the initial reports on the first few Massdrop x Ferrum Forge collab). In this case i bet their goal has more to do with aesthetic than anything...
May 7, 2019
sebby80
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May 5, 2019
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@JonasHeineman : Could you please add some Pic`s with the sideview from the completely closed Knife? Thanks
May 5, 2019
sebby80
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May 15, 2019
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THX!:)
May 15, 2019
sebby80
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May 19, 2019
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Did i missed the Pic upload? A snapshot would be great! THX
May 19, 2019
Redge3
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May 4, 2019
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Will the lock hold up to stabbing strike? Not sure about liner lockers. I've heard the Emerson Persian holds.
May 4, 2019
massdrop01
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May 7, 2019
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You meant CBBL failure mode similar to Axis lock? Compression lock would fail more due to slippage, CS did a video where they tested Para 2 with Triad lock, it failed in spinewhack and weight hang, both time it's due to slippage. CBBL did much better in their test. It passed the spinewhack test, when it failed the weight hang test, it's because the screw holding the front of the "backspacer" that house the CBBL snapped. I suspect if they use a pin instead of screw to hold that part together, it'll probably be much stronger.
May 7, 2019
Kavik
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May 8, 2019
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I'd say a fair question, considering the description on the drop makes a point of highlighting the following: "The Persian-style blade...[blahblahblah]...excels at piercing"
May 8, 2019
middlepath
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May 4, 2019
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How practical is this knife for EDC? I’m a newbie to knives although I’ve been lurking for a while.
May 4, 2019
Omniseed
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May 4, 2019
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Looks pretty solid, trailing points like that can get a bit dramatic but this one is stylish and practical to my eye. The handle looks nice, micarta has a great feel to it, and the ergos appear good too. WE does a fantastic job at making knives, they are basically setting the build quality standard for $150-$300 knives at this point. The steel is great, not terribly interesting but I mean that in the best way. It's got very good corrosion resistance while still offering performance in line with other readily available midrange+ steels. Stainless used to be a more serious compromise before steels like S30V/S35VN became ubiquitous. If the shape of it speaks to you, I can't imagine you will be unhappy when you get it in hand.
May 4, 2019
massdrop01
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May 7, 2019
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It's probably not the best shape if your daily uses are opening boxes. You'll need more point pointed downward(think of a razor blade). If cutting steak is your thing however, you'll love it.
May 7, 2019
ShoghiSadeghiAfshar
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May 4, 2019
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As a real life Persian I cannot resist this knife.
May 4, 2019
Madara
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May 1, 2019
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Chinese made - No thx
May 1, 2019
massdrop01
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May 6, 2019
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Good news I already speak Mandarin as my mother tongue. Guess what, im also an American, paying taxes, contributing to the society and raising my family here :-)
May 6, 2019
method_burger
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May 8, 2019
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also, an extra 20$ is the new buck 110 LT that is made in the US. so hell no, 20$ goes a long way again!
May 8, 2019
masscheese
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May 1, 2019
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very elegant and i like the D logo pivot hardware. carbon is calling out to me.
May 1, 2019
Ospreybravo18
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May 1, 2019
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I wish you could choose what blade finish comes with the carbon fiber scales, but it definitely looks clean with the polished pivot and the satin blade.
May 1, 2019
Elbert
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May 4, 2019
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Buy two and swap the hardware :)
May 4, 2019
GeorgeMX
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May 1, 2019
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Great new logo. Which of the thousand memos from customers finally got Drop to change it? Well, it was mine of course 😜 Attractive offering. By the looks so far its going to be a good seller. I just purchased the Drop Real Steel (not to mention a Southern Grind) so my wallet has to pass on this one. See you soon Drop 👍
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May 1, 2019
Davidsh331
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May 4, 2019
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If it was your memo, we all thank you. I actually thought it was mine until I read your post. 😜
May 4, 2019
seahunter
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May 1, 2019
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I just wanted to thank DROP for a nice effort on a good looking knife. I'm not a fanboy, but would just like to point out how much time and effort must go into putting something like this together. I have read quite a bit of the discussion here, and note that there is an awful lot of negative, overly critical comments here. Obviously DROP cannot please 100% of the people on any given drop, but they do seem to care enough to listen to constructive criticism - and I view constructive criticism as something different than trashing the folks at DROP and nitpicking every little nuance of a product. I would just say cut them a little slack, and realize what a tremendous effort these guys put into trying to please as many people as possible, and bring new and exciting products to us. That is all.
May 1, 2019
NorthernSouthpaw
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Apr 30, 2019
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I like quite a bit about this one. Another collaboration with the legend Bob Terzoula on what looks to be a fine EDC, but with just enough flair to give it sone "tactical" aesthetic. The new, understated (and much more classy looking) logo and it's location is an excellent design choice. It shows that Massdrop... excuse me, I mean Drop has truly been listening to their customers. I commend you. HOWEVER, once again, as it has been with all MD releases that I found compelling, the lack of a true lefty option will keep my wallet firmly in my pocket.
Apr 30, 2019
R_Baker
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Apr 30, 2019
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Hi Jonas; I like it, but, as a lefty, I'll need to remove the clip. You've cleverly made it so I need to take the darn thing apart (which you will have lock-tighted) to get the clip off. I had to do the same darn process on the FIRST Terzuola (which I bought from you). It was a serious pain, since one of the screws was stripped, and I had to drill it out (which was nerve-wracking for me, and I swore a lot of things while I was doing it). Please make it easier on us. Either sell one for lefties, make the clip optional, or make it easier to remove.
Apr 30, 2019
Ben24
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May 1, 2019
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Nope
May 1, 2019
14themoney
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May 18, 2019
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Right on!
May 18, 2019
Glen8
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Apr 30, 2019
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I would never think micarta to be a suitable material for a knife handle?
Apr 30, 2019
Vermis
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Apr 30, 2019
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You don't have to tale just their take their word for it, micarta is loved by knife makers around the globe. I certainly favour it over G-10, grivory, paracord, wood and most other materials myself.
Apr 30, 2019
massdrop01
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May 5, 2019
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One of the most used materials for knife handle. Perhaps less so for folder, but definitely still among the top materials
May 5, 2019
Rabbitman
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Apr 30, 2019
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Any Perks on this run? Serial numbers will be great for the first 500 or so ( like before) or at least a certificate. I mean for the ones that are putting the money up front and waiting 7 months. Thanks.
Apr 30, 2019
Davidsh331
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May 4, 2019
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You better invest your money at a minimum of 20% to make back the markup that you will be paying when its a stocked item.
May 4, 2019
Davidsh331
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May 4, 2019
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No thank you, it just billboards up the blade again...
May 4, 2019
Drwske
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Apr 30, 2019
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Difference in micarta scales?
Apr 30, 2019
massdrop01
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Apr 30, 2019
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So trying to decide canvas or linen micarta? What’s everyone preference and why? im mainly looking for strength and durability, also resistance to wear like being dropped etc.
Apr 30, 2019
massdrop01
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May 2, 2019
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Decided to go with red linen micarta(more like burgundy imo)
May 2, 2019
Davidsh331
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May 4, 2019
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I would guess that there is no difference in strength between linen and canvas, but rather in the resin that is used to bond it all together, which is probably the same in both cases.
May 4, 2019
dirc
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Apr 29, 2019
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There are 16 pictures, but not a single one of them show the closed blade, near the tip (& bottom of the handle). Please correct this oversight. Also, there are no pics from the top or side - knife enthusiasts would like to see such things
Apr 29, 2019
fuckshitstack
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May 6, 2019
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any photos of the blue/carbon one's clip? i can only find one side
May 6, 2019
14themoney
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May 18, 2019
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Thank you, Jonas!
May 18, 2019
Kavik
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Apr 29, 2019
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@JonasHeineman Why in the world would this cost so much more than your other offerings made from the same blade material and full titanium slab handles?? Did I miss the memo where micarta became more valuable and more costly to machine than Ti?
Apr 29, 2019
Kavik
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May 3, 2019
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^this guy gets it I didn't even think to look up and compare to the other Terzuola, because I don't own that one P. S. That one was +$25 for CF, whereas this one is +$20 So, do we assume they value micarta at $5 more than G10? Or is that another randomly selected price? If that's an actual material cost difference, that's even a little lower than I expected P. P. S. And i still don't see how they're valuing that one over the price of the Dao/Buc....but it does seem to make a pretty clear 1:1 comparison here between these two at least
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May 3, 2019
Kavik
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May 8, 2019
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Still catching up on days of comments around here while I was on vacation and browsing less... But all I see is still no comment from the company about the massively inconsistent pricing structure, but further costs saved by confirmation that there won't even be serialization on the first run of this one like every other collab here has had? That's sad 😕
May 8, 2019
Ben_NZ
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Apr 29, 2019
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Awesome to see how you have implemented the new branding on this knife. Much more subtle. Like it a lot.
Apr 29, 2019
mikael22
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Apr 30, 2019
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It's very simple, the first time I saw this logo inserted in this screw, I blacked out ! (like when I learned that men had walked on the moon ! )
Apr 30, 2019
Beer4free
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Apr 29, 2019
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I really wish they would go back and put this Brandi g on everything. So much better looking
Apr 29, 2019
awk
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Apr 29, 2019
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So, 3.3in blade and it's 1.8in shorter than the custom? So the custom has a 5.1in blade? 😳
Apr 29, 2019
ruggles
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Apr 29, 2019
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As Mass Drop this company and site was laughable. Now as Drop, it appears to really suck, selling a lot of pretentious dreck.
Apr 29, 2019
seedeevee
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Apr 29, 2019
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I see the New Drop still doesn't believe in showing the country of manufacture for its non-USA/Western Europe manufactured products . . . . sad, but predictable. I have looked at all of the pictures and none of them show (on the knife) where it is manufactured either. Anyone know this mysterious place that must remain unnamed for now?
Apr 29, 2019
Pionkej
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May 1, 2019
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I don’t think the intent was to hide the location of manufacture. Most of the Drop knives target “knife people” because the designers they commission. Most “knife people” know WE Knives is a build house in China (and they often produce high quality pieces). Drop openly stated WE was producing the knife. Could they have made it easier by stating location of manufacture in the listing? Definitely. Did they omit it to try and hide it? I don’t think that was the intent. As an aside, just a few years ago MANY MAJOR knife companies RARELY made it easy to determine location of manufacture. In fact, consumers often had to look at the steel being used to determine where it came from. S30V, VG10, and 8cr13mov often gave clues to where a knife was produced.
May 1, 2019
seedeevee
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May 1, 2019
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Thank you for the explanation. (But drop should still tell us everything we need to know.)
May 1, 2019
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