Massdrop x Dew Hara Kabuto Button Lock Folder
Massdrop x Dew Hara Kabuto Button Lock Folder
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Based on knifemaker Dew Hara’s custom design (which regularly fetches upwards of $1,000), this production version is steeped in Japanese tradition and built with modern materials. It gets its name from helmets worn by ancient Japanese soldiers Read More

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Jamiep4
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Jan 10, 2020
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Just received an empty case with no knife in it.
Jan 10, 2020
JediJon
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Jan 24, 2020
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Damn, that sucks. How does that even happen? So wack.
Jan 24, 2020
Jamiep4
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Jan 25, 2020
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Got the knife love it!
Jan 25, 2020
BlueTom
295
Dec 4, 2019
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When the price went from $140 to $100, I didn't even think about it being a Black Friday thing (since it was well before Black Friday when I first saw it), but now I see it went back to $140. I can't imagine a knife with the features and materials that this one has not being worth $100 bucks, so I jumped on it at that price. I haven't gotten it yet, but even if the complaints about the too-high pocket clip and its sharp-edged screws is 100 times worse than anyone has complained about, both seem an easy fix to me. Round-headed screws are exceedingly easy to find, and cutting the stand-off to half (or maybe less) of its length will bring the clip down to a normal height. The knife will still stick out of the pocket more than most of us would prefer, but as long as the clip has enough spring-tension on it, it should stay in place well enough. Even if I needed to take the stand-offs to a machine shop for precision cuts, I can't imagine that being so expensive that it would put the knife outside of the range of its realistic value. I'm anxious to play with the button lock and learn how to consistently open and close it without cutting myself. Everyone, including myself, already knows the value of CPMSV35 blade steel. The scales are a little weird. Looks like they could manifest hot-spots here or there, but sandpaper can modify G-10 with just a few strokes, so really, what else is there to complain about? I routinely modify my knives to make them "my own" anyway (see picture of Becker BK2 Campanion below).
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Maybe elbow grease and basic shop skills are just too hard to come by these days....?
Dec 4, 2019
BlueTom
295
Dec 7, 2019
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Welp, got mine today. In case anyone was wondering there are no sharp or hot-spot-inducing corners on the G-10 scales. Pictures are deceiving in that regard. My example did come with the squared-off screws that hold the clip on. While the clip feels bulky in the hand, I couldn't grip it tight enough to feel like I was getting ready to cut my hand. Really, I don't feel any sharpness when I'm gripping it at all, just bulkiness. I will eventually replace the screws with rounded-off heads, probably shoot for Ti with blue anodizing, but I don't expect to feel a major difference in grip comfort from just doing that little mod. I may try to find a machinist who can replace the stand-off shanks with shorter ones, bringing the top of the clip down close to the scales to make it look more "normal," but as-is, the clip holds the knife in place in the pocket like a vice-grip. I wore it all day today while out and about and while riding my motorcycle. The knife didn't budge, and I would expect it to be held even tighter if the angle of the clip is cut down close to flat against the scale. This is my first WE knife, my first ball bearing pivot knife, my first decent quality knife made in China, and my first non-auto-opening button-lock. The build seems very stout. Swing the blade open and it locks up with a solid "caarrack!" No play at all at the pivot (or anywhere else for that matter). The motions for opening and closing will take some getting used to before I can do it without thinking about it, but back in the day, both my first liner and frame locked knives required practice too. I get the complaints that were predicted to manifest with this knife, but after spending a day with it, I really don't think they will. I'll keep folks posted if using the knife actually causes any of 'em to be felt, but if you don't hear back from me here, well, no news is good news. So far I'm stoked with this purchase. Also stoked I got it for the $40 bucks off Black Friday special price. That's all for now....
Dec 7, 2019
ManaScream
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Dec 3, 2019
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I've bought the rosewood version, would actually love to TRADE for a version with satin blade if anyone is up for it. if you have the carbon fiber version I'm willing to pay you the 50*$ difference if the knife is not too beat up. Mine is NIB and never used. I'm too scared to carry it because I don't want to damage the black coating. Edit: said 40 instead of 50, oops
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Dec 3, 2019
14themoney
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Dec 1, 2019
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WE, S35VN, great scales.I feel like I should want this knife, but it looks like it would be way too uncomfortable in hand. If my car hadn't just died because of another's illegal left turn in front of me, I might have sprung for this. Affluency has its issues. The button lock comments also gives me pause.
Dec 1, 2019
BlueTom
295
Nov 26, 2019
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I know these partnership drops usually last seemingly forever, but I need this knife and just haven't been able to afford it since it's been available. So, now that the price is even better than in the beginning, I'd like for someone from Drop to give me an estimate for when this one might go away. I can budget for a $100 expenditure within a couple or three weeks, a month at the outside. Will this still be available then? Thanks in advance for answering this question.
Nov 26, 2019
erickong
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Nov 26, 2019
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I'd assume till Friday. I don't have the exact answer because they don't provide that info to me
Nov 26, 2019
BlueTom
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Nov 27, 2019
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Just purchased the "slate" version. Thanks for the reply, but wife got three paychecks this month and didn't hesitate to give the go-ahead when I asked if the budget could handle it. Looking forward to getting it. Will at least post review, maybe even a pic or three.
Nov 27, 2019
massdrop01
720
Oct 24, 2019
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So this is an auto knife with a broken spring...
Oct 24, 2019
PeachJackson
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Oct 16, 2019
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I love the look of this knife but again, that pocket clip is horrendous. Nobody wants like an inch plus of knife sticking out of their pocket. Still a hard pass. If they fixed that issue I would absolutely be onboard.
Oct 16, 2019
Davidsh331
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Oct 11, 2019
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Oh geeze, this is the one with the really stupid pocket clip again... When will they give up and move on?
Oct 11, 2019
KrepKing717
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Aug 20, 2019
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Can the pocket clip be taken off? It seems like everyone has a complaint about the clip and that worries me
Aug 20, 2019
rumata13
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Jul 31, 2019
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Horrible design of the clip, how do you hold this knife?
Jul 31, 2019
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