Massdrop x Eric Ochs Orca Titanium Liner Lock Knife
Massdrop x Eric Ochs Orca Titanium Liner Lock Knife
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If anyone understands the importance of a good knife, it’s Eric Ochs. Growing up in the Oregon countryside, Ochs naturally gravitated toward knives for outdoor pursuits, and in the mid-2000s he made his first one ... Read More

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EricOchs
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Ochs Worx
Aug 2, 2018
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Hello, thanks for checking this out! I am truly excited about this knife project! For one, I have been watching for the last few years as Massdrop has grown and several of my friends and fellow knifemakers have done Collaboration projects with Massdrop. Maybe a little selfish but as Massdrop has matured it has been creating a pretty cool innovative legacy of collaboration knives and I wanted to be part of that.
Also, I have really wanted to do a quality production version knife. Since I live in a man cave garage much of the time making custom knives where the focus is on creating one off pieces. These come with custom prices and crafting them in limited output. The opportunity to create a production performance knife of high quality construction and materials is something I have really been looking forward to doing. When Massdrop approached me about working with them I jumped at the chance.
As we worked out the details for the collaboration the opportunity to work with Reate came up. Then at the Blade Show in Atlanta, Jonas and I reviewed the project with Reate with my prototype in hand and we checked out the knives Reate had brought to the show. From then on there has been no question in my mind that things would go well on this Orca project.
In July Jonas was up in Portland for the Northwest Handbuilt Invitational and by some stroke of good luck he had received the Prototypes form Reate the day he was leaving to come up. I had the opportunity to look at, poke, flip, shake, jiggle, prod and otherwise play with all the Protos! : ) Honestly and I seriously do not say this lightly these are better than most midtechs and some customs I have handled. In my opinion they are a super value. I you are familiar with Reate’s level of quality you know what I am talking about here.
Best of all though after playing around and sharing them around with a bunch of knowledgeable Makers & Collectors who were at the show. The only real criticism anyone had was that the thumbstuds were too sharp on the corners. This will be addressed in the production version by tumbling the T-stud in the finishing process to remove any sharp corners.
Personally I am very pleased with the way this project has come together from start to finish. I am psyched to get to work with Reate and Massdrop to offer the Orca. This model is what got my folders noticed and the original version was one of my early designs which was inspired by the great Bob Lum. It seems almost crazy to say this now but at the time the original came out there was no one else in the tactical folder world making raised swedge harpoon style blades. Now this seems like a feature in most maker’s line up somewhere.
This Orca has been redesigned and modified from the original model. It has been sized down slightly to a 3.5” Blade and the handle has been streamlined to clean the lines up and maximize blade to handle ratio making it an easy carry. It fits in my hand great and that comment came from many of the people who handled it in Portland too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Eric
Aug 2, 2018
JonasHeineman
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Mar 11, 2019
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Yes, but not until April at least. We'll have to go through the same process of inspection and sharpening on those units before they can be released.
Mar 11, 2019
T.willy
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Mar 11, 2019
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Right that makes sense. Thanks for the response. Why I've got you here Jonas can I ask are there any new Releases of Massdrop Made Colaberasion Knives scheduled for release this month or next? I'm really itching to buy a new one lol.😂
Mar 11, 2019
Apowell3
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May 16, 2019
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Just received my Orca and it’s a great knife. I thought they messed it up as the rings around the pivot looked plain silver to these old eyes. After I took a pic and blew it up I did notice the subtle mokuti finish.
May 16, 2019
nextcityplanner
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Apr 25, 2019
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For any Reate collectors, this is a must. I can think off hand of only two Reate-made knives that deploy with "true" thumbstuds only...the David Mosier Hybrid Moment and the Chavez Redencion. I know some people (with powerful thumbs) have District 9's that can be opened with the bladestops, but I can't on any of mine. Mr. Deng, please put out a few Reate knives that have thumbstuds for us old-school collectors (kudos on your recent Begg/Steelcraft Mini Glimpse framelock that came WITHOUT a steel lockbar insert).
Apr 25, 2019
Auhtwoo
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Apr 23, 2019
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Hmm, the carbon fiber finishing on mine is... meh :( Especially for Reate, the marble cf on my J.A.C.K. is super smooth. Very obvious machining marks, and that lighter area around the clip isn't some trick of the light, it's like the CF is dusty? Apart from the scales, fit&finish is perfect.
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Apr 23, 2019
DW1Tuya
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Apr 16, 2019
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I was lucky to catch one on the secondary market still like new. Great knife, only thing I noticed was the edges of the marble C.F were kinda sharp in some spots. I carefully used a Dremel and contoured the edges so now it’s perfect 👌 great buy !
Apr 16, 2019
MalcolmReynolds
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Apr 11, 2019
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Doh, no more blue G10.
Apr 11, 2019
Liberty
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Apr 10, 2019
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Dear Massdrop, I would like to thank you very much for sending me e-mail notifications about all the beautiful products you are not willing to ship my way. For years, I can see everything what I actually cannot buy. This is a pure torture which should be covered by Geneva Conventions. Sincerely Yours, (If affected, sign here ...)
Apr 10, 2019
sblaydes
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Apr 10, 2019
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When ever I see a curved clip, I think to myself "someone hates lefties" I have only seen one knife on MD that included curved spare clips for lefties.
Apr 10, 2019
LX_Emergency
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Apr 10, 2019
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Yup, no lefty clips...no dice.
Apr 10, 2019
Erasmus_Tycho
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Apr 10, 2019
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This is so disappointing because it's such a beautiful knife... sometimes i hate being left handed.
Apr 10, 2019
ShaunHD
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Apr 8, 2019
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Anyone know why the price increased $25 on this drop from the last one? I still gladly paid $325 for the carbon fiber and blue but I see it was $300 on the last drop. Either way it looks like a great knife for the price.
Apr 8, 2019
Laxnerd213
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Apr 8, 2019
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The prices for some or maybe even most massdrop made blades have increased between their current and most recent drops before that. They made us aware a few weeks before the price increases starting rolling out. The percentage price increase of less than 10 percent on the upgraded version of this one (when compared to some others) is actually very reasonable.
Apr 8, 2019
GreatLifeGear
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Mar 28, 2019
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Hey all, I was looking to plan on picking up one of these next month. What was the final cost for the standard version as well as the Carbon Fiber/Mokuti? Thanks for the help!
Mar 28, 2019
GreatLifeGear
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Mar 26, 2019
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How much do these go for? Is there going to be more coming in April? Thanks!
Mar 26, 2019
annasoh323
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Mar 23, 2019
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My strategy of forgetting the package shipped paid off! Wonderful Friday surprise came in. Prism was waiting for its factory brother.
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 I had a lot more comments but then I realized I was basically writing a review and we have a place for that. I'll transfer most of that over there but for now: 
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Edit: Serial CD180. Code for carbon fiber purple?
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Mar 23, 2019
Thorn74
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Mar 14, 2019
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CF/Blue Mokuti CL015 checking in! I just pulled her out of the box and WOW!!!! Absolutely beautiful! Fisrt impressions, centered blade, blue is beautiful especially the Mokuti. The action is unbelievable can't decide which is better out of the box this or my MD/Gavko....it's too close to call. $300 was a steal for this knife.
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Mar 14, 2019
Bimmer1
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Mar 14, 2019
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Received my black G-10 version yesterday and I cannot really find anything to complain about. Probably the best Massdrop collaboration folder produced to date. I wish I had purchased two!!
Mar 14, 2019
awk
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Mar 12, 2019
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Got mine today, CF/purple mokuti, really beautiful knife. No disappointments. Even the touch-up Eric did on the blade blends in perfectly. It looks so nice, I might even let it be a drawer queen for a little bit before scratching it up, which is usually unthinkable for me!
Mar 12, 2019
DougFLA123
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Mar 12, 2019
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Checking in with my Eric Ochs Orca with marbled Carbon fiber and Purple Mokuti S/N CD044. It is absolutely stunning! Great design and beautifully made by Reate! Edit: One thing to add that’s not great is that I can touch the tip of the blade when the knife is in the closed position. Anyone else have this issue? There are also a couple of places on the carbon fiber that have dents and dings. Here’s one. Hmmm, maybe I could be happier.
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Mar 12, 2019
DougFLA123
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Apr 9, 2019
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I ended up keeping it. I thought a replacement may not have the perfect centering, perfect detent and razor sharpness that this one has. Massdrop was really nice about it. They gave me several options...eventually they ended up refunding me some money back to my credit card and crediting my account with some money for a future purchase. I’m kind of a perfectionist so the ding still bothers me, but everything else about the knife is incredible!
Apr 9, 2019
Cdoyle
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Apr 9, 2019
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Understandable and Glad to hear they took care of you.
Apr 9, 2019
Bknguyen
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Mar 11, 2019
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Hearing that Eric resharpened these himself to correct a deficiency makes me wish I had gotten in on one too. Amazing to see a maker who stands by his products enough to take the time to correct a mistake that wasn't his. And also, that he decided to work with Massdrop and bring this knife to the masses.
Mar 11, 2019
EKChens
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Mar 9, 2019
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#001 for purple carbon fiber. Woohoo!
Mar 9, 2019
DougFLA123
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Mar 12, 2019
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#001! Holy shit!
Mar 12, 2019
mysticbulldog
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Mar 6, 2019
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Has anyone received their knife yet? the description said Feb 28 and I haven't heard anything. anyone else shaking their head????
Mar 6, 2019
viraman
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Mar 6, 2019
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Holy shipped!
Mar 6, 2019
KoachOfGaal
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Mar 6, 2019
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WOOOOO JUST GOT MY TRACKING NUMBER! This has been my most anticipated drop yet!
Mar 6, 2019
JaleesaG
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Feb 27, 2019
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Hi all, We have an update on the Massdrop x Eric Ochs Orca Titanium Liner Lock Knives. Sharpening of the knives at Eric’s workshop is now complete and they’re on the way back to our warehouse. We’re excited to share a behind-the-scenes video of the process filmed by Mike Jones, our Product Lead for Blades collaborations: https://vimeo.com/320018979/b3d72a148b We expect to begin shipping by the end of next week. You should receive your tracking information by Friday, March 8th. We look forward to you receiving and enjoying your knives soon.
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Feb 27, 2019
EKChens
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Mar 9, 2019
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I highly doubt it. Why do you care anyway? No judgement, I'm just curious.
Mar 9, 2019
KevlarisMe
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Mar 9, 2019
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Well, while it doesn't really matter, it would be kind of cool to say "there were 327 of these made, of which only xxx were of this style". That's about the only real benefit of the whole serialization thing. I'm certain that there will be a subsequent production run without #ing, making the exclusivity a moot point.
Mar 9, 2019
GreatLifeGear
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Feb 26, 2019
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@Massdrop & @JaleesaG , This came into my radar far too late and I unfortunately have missed out! Is there hope of more of these dropping in the near future? Thanks!
Feb 26, 2019
T.willy
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Mar 9, 2019
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Hey I totally understand your feelings I wish I would have bought one of these as well. I think we should be good to go. The past 3 or 4 knife drops made by Massdrop all ended up having knives left for sale after the orders were full. My advice to you would be just keep checking back each day. Something tells me whatever "Extra" knives are left over are going to sell fast. But that's just a guess. 😎
Mar 9, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Mar 11, 2019
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Yep, click the "Request" button and keep an eye out in April.
Mar 11, 2019
Irishdave
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Feb 21, 2019
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Eugene Kwon has a review of it up on YouTube. It's even better than I expected. Really beautiful.
Feb 21, 2019
DougFLA123
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Feb 23, 2019
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Eugene Kwon does great, honest reviews. He really likes this knife!
Feb 23, 2019
Looping
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Feb 23, 2019
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The knife he reviewed is a passaround, sk I do not think they have shipped
Feb 23, 2019
JaleesaG
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Feb 11, 2019
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Hi all, We have an update on your Massdrop Made product. Production is now complete and the Massdrop x Eric Ochs Orca Titanium Liner Lock Knives have arrived at our warehouse. During quality control checks, we noticed that some of the blades were not sharpened at the same angle completely through the heel of the blade where it meets the choil. To make sure that every blade meets our expectations, and those of Eric Ochs and most importantly all of you who have been waiting patiently, we have shipped all of the knives to Eric’s workshop in Oregon. Mike Jones, our Product Lead for Blades collaborations, will be joining Eric next week to help with unpacking and the inspection of every item. Then Eric will be personally sharpening any blade that needs to be touched up. Because of this, we’re tracking behind our original estimated ship date and now expect to begin shipping these items in early March, as soon as they return to the warehouse. We apologize for the delay. If you prefer not to wait the additional time, you can cancel your order on your transactions page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions. Thanks so much for your patience. We’ll be back with another update when the Massdrop x Eric Ochs Orca Titanium Liner Lock Knives return to the warehouse.
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Feb 11, 2019
jradwayne
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Feb 25, 2019
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Any update? A little more communication would be lovely.
Feb 25, 2019
viraman
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Feb 26, 2019
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C'mon 2 weeks what's happening?
Feb 26, 2019
KevlarisMe
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Feb 10, 2019
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My question is probably answered somewhere,either in this discussion or elsewhere on MD, but will the final version distribution numbers be shared with us? As in, of the 327 ordered, xx are forest green G10, xx are blue G10, etc. It doesn't technically matter, but would be kinda nice to know how exclusive one's version is.
Feb 10, 2019
Charlesgpr
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Feb 25, 2019
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The fact that they are giving reviewers a loaner to make youtube videos, makes me believe that they will make this knife a staple on the website and exclusivity will not be the case for much longer after you receive yours. The 800 cap will not apply once they launch in full (my guess)
Feb 25, 2019
KoachOfGaal
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Feb 26, 2019
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The exclusivity is in the serialization and Hand Sharpening by Ochs
Feb 26, 2019
LaceloveKC
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Feb 7, 2019
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Any word on the knives yet?
Feb 7, 2019
DougFLA123
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Feb 5, 2019
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Are these Eric Ochs Orca folders going to ship in 10 days on Feb 15th?
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Feb 5, 2019
mike.j
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Collaborations Team
Feb 11, 2019
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Hi Doug, We just posted an update for this drop above, here's a link -  https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-eric-ochs-orca-titanium-liner-lock-knife/talk/2342357
Feb 11, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Feb 11, 2019
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CC @LaceloveKC and we sent the same update by email as well.
Feb 11, 2019
Keegan7
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Feb 2, 2019
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I missed it how much was it?
Feb 2, 2019
Hamsteren
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Feb 6, 2019
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Yes they where $299 for the carbon fiber mokuti versions.
Feb 6, 2019
AmateurLineman
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Feb 6, 2019
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Wow cant believe I missed this thank you so much man I really appreciate it.
Feb 6, 2019
Sharky_67
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Jan 7, 2019
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If this drop becomes active once again I am ready to spend some money on one of these knives, I missed my chance last time because I was out of money, but now I'm ready. (i really want this knife and I'm hoping it becomes active again. :P
Jan 7, 2019
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