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Lion Steel SR2 Mini Molleta

Lion Steel SR2 Mini Molleta

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Designed by Pensato Michelle, also known as “Molleta” to his Italian following, the Lion Steel SR2 Mini is crafted in Maniago, Italy—the City of Knives. It features Sleipner steel that’s hardened to over 60 on the Rockwell scale for superior edge retention Read More

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V3S3
9
May 29, 2019
Just for the community: Lionsteel is absolutely trustworthy, they keep producing quality knives in the knife district in the North-East of Italy, 50 km from me. no bullshit from them, Viper or Maserin. Just for Drop: how the hell can you mispell the knife name when it's written on it?? it's MOLLETTA, damn!
Kizer
116
May 29, 2019
This model is sleipner steel, which is a downgrade as far as edge holding goes from D2. With that in mind, is this still good value? It seems that drop make some cost cutting changes to keep the price looking good.
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WOODCUT
2
May 30, 2019
KizerSleipner is an amazing upgrade and far better at edge retention than d2
Hball
23
May 28, 2019
I'd like to know if this knife has teflon pivot washers before I commit to buy. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Thank you in advance!
Cdoyle
400
Oct 18, 2019
HballIt does and I own one of these which flicks open just fine. Teflon is self lubricating and is much easier to clean out as well if gunked up literally just rinse it out and being an integral thats what you wanna do anyway. i wouldnt worry about it as hinderer uses teflon also on his $4-500 xm series knives. If you're really dead set against Teflon go with the SR 22 which is the newer flipper version with ball bearings. I own the larger SR 11 flipper also and I do like it a little bit better but all are great knives.
Laxnerd213
226
Apr 5, 2019
I think this is a good deal and going to get one. Will allow me to put the lil lionspy up and still have a hard use (and relatively small) folder with the perfect steel for my work. Has anyone seen all the color choices in person? I'm having a tough time deciding. People seem to favor the orange? I usually go with black handles. I really wish they had the blue titanium one as an option.
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WOODCUT
2
May 30, 2019
Laxnerd213I've just recently upped my game when it comes to collecting..Had to have an integral from the guys that started it all ...got a We Bishop a few months ago and now I'm kinda going crazy w knife purchases ...Thank God my wife is cool w my spending...next move ..A SPYDERCO PIRELA MAMBA
Laxnerd213
226
May 30, 2019
WOODCUTSame exact boat. Funny you say that about the bishop as I just got the deacon (after taking a long time to decide between the two). Its absolutely perfect in almost every way. Its action is oh so smooth and it falls shut. But, it is indeed alittle small (and the titanium is fading a bit...I kinda wish it was stonewashed anodized like the bishop appears). not small for my hands but just for my personal preference. Since I'm used to carrying a GB2 at work everyday I prefer knives more in the 3.5 range (especially slim straight handled ones) and sometimes even alittle longer. My mini crooked river custom is my absolute favorite in shape and size and fit for my hand. But even it is starting to feel small. The deacon is a close second in feel. But since part of me wishes I had indeed gone with the Bishop I know I am eventually going to pick one up. It's on the list. And yeah I'm like you in that I've been stepping up my game too. My collection has gone from 10-15 Bucks, CRKTs, kershaws and a case knife 18 months ago to two spyderpacks (large and small) full of what I would call medium to high end knives (ones at least 100 dollars but none over 300...yet). The spyderco steel chase is what really got me going and I wanted to try everything I could get my hands on. But it was actually the Crux and Buc I purchased on here back during the winter that kick started my high end frame lock craze eventually leading to the Deacon and ZT 0470. Today I just took the plunge and ordered my first auto (Protech TR-5). I'm super excited about that one but I fear I just opened another floodgate. I love the collection I've really put alot of effort into building but Im afraid I cannot afford the direction it has taken me. And my next move is a Bark River EDC fixed blade with a custom handle and in either Elmax or Cruwear. Ive decided to branch the collection out a bit. But since funds may not allow that in the immediate future I might snag one of the nitro v Bradford's available on here to get me by.
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Aaronkb
71
Jan 5, 2019
Potentially interested. Does anyone know if these are still being made with Teflon washers or if they’ve moved to something else?
Benjabooly
373
Jan 8, 2019
The flipper versions do have bearings, and to disassemble and reassemble this knife is very difficult, i hope for the best man
Wayoftread
68
Jan 10, 2019
AaronkbTeflon. But that’s not why to avoid this knife. It’s slippery and has zero detent and extremely difficult to disassemble. Free spinning pivot. And have fun looking for replacement parts. It to bad fits my hand perfect and blade is pretty dam cool.
Cdoyle
400
Jan 5, 2019
Just looked up the SR1 full size at BHQ. The monoblock one piece frame and rotoblock are pretty cool features.not sure about the aluminum framelock althou lionsteel claims extensive testing which im inclined to believe . Seems like an innovative design but i have my eye on some other knives at this price point that offer way more value with much better materials like the crux and keen.
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Thumper58
4
Jan 5, 2019
CdoyleI've been reading a lot of criticism of the Lionsteel designs in this thread. I don't think that people realize that the original knife design was first marketed in 2010 and even when compared to recent knife designs; its still considered unique. The designs of the mono-frame handle and Roto-lock were (and still are) quite ingenious! Only in the last 5 years or so you were able to purchase high quality knifes that were manufactured in China at a comparably lower cost. Though due to the design cloning practices of some of the Chinese companies, many knife owners in the US still avoid Chinese knives no matter the quality. Also, the roto-lock is only meant to lock the blade in an open position. It cannot prevent the blade from being deployed. (I pulled out my SR1 to confirm this)
Cdoyle
400
Jan 6, 2019
Thumper58i do think it has some cool design elements which i mentioned. I actually even stuck up for the teflon washers a little giving an example where its done right and offered a pb swap after i forgot it was a mono frame. For an almost 9 years old design it is still impressive with those features imo also. I even went and looked at the sr1 on BHQ for more info and specs price etc. For me personally i have never handled a lionsteel and while i heard of them and read some reviews some time ago im inclined to believe they are good knives. If i had the opportunity to handle one it might even blow me away. For me thou the size of the sr2 is smaller than I would like and yes there are high quality options available for the same price point with better materials these days. The 2 I mentioned are knives i been looking at for a while now w designs im really drawn to and would just prefer those instead as i cant buy every knife i wanna try out. I own plenty of american and chinese blades. If they are good quality i dont mind where they are manufactured. It doesnt mean theres anything wrong with the Lionsteel. Its just not for me in this drop.
Cdoyle
400
Jan 5, 2019
WHile teflon washers are not desirable esp at this price point they can still have a very good action if done right althou that really is an exception rather than common. Still prefer pb obviously. On Flippers i prefer bearings. Only reason i bring it up is i have the ontario arrow ( great budget knive 3.6" D2 blade in a 3oz package) which i was surprised it has teflon washers bc the action is actually amazing on it! However i cant say the same about other teflon pivots. Even one teflon w one pb is a vast improvement in action usually. Pb washers are not expensive so honestly why manufacturers still use them on otherwise good knives still eludes me. Teflon can be a deal breaker on knives that cost more than $35 imo. However While its not preferable and shouldnt have to be done they can be swapped out easy enough. I did this with an inexpensive kershaw Emerson cqc 6k since i had some pbs laying around and it greatly improved the action which was only ok at best before. Now we also know teflon is most likely used to compensate for less than stellar tolerances. Still swapping will make a noticeable improvement. Pb washers can be bought from knife making supply places inexpensive.
Cdoyle
400
Jan 5, 2019
CdoyleAs you mentioned the monoframe design of this lionsteel would be a royal pain to change washers on being a 1 piece handle. I suppose you would have to oil the washers and stick them to the blade and hope they stay while sliding all that carefully into the frame multiple times while trying to keep them lined up as possible to insert the pivot. Probably worse than an axis lock frame i imagine. Not impossible but not fun. guess I got a little carried away talking about Teflon washers and forgot about that aspect LOL.
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Exactly - thank you
Price increase rip
MaxwellDemonic
838
Jul 31, 2018
I'm getting the feel this is another "priced by location" piece. Teflon washers on anything above $40 is absurd.
Wayoftread
68
Jan 11, 2019
No doubt better action with bearings. And ceramic better than steel bearings. But in dusty environments like the warehouse I work in lube attract the dust like crazy. Plus bearing are the easy cheap way out to get good action for a lot of companies. Got good action and washers you have a well made knife with great tolerances.
ulven
25
Jan 12, 2019
i have too dissasemble my bearing knives weekly otherwise they feel like they are running on sandpaper
DirtyEagles
55
Jul 30, 2018
Is it still Teflon washer?
ulven
25
Aug 4, 2018
DirtyEaglesyes if you want a simmilar knife on "better" washers sr22 runs on bearings
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