QSP Bison D2 Fixed Blade Knife w/ Kydex Sheath
QSP Bison D2 Fixed Blade Knife w/ Kydex Sheath
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Built with a formidable frame and thick blade, the QSP Bison is not unlike the animal it’s named after. Clocking in at just under 9 inches long and weighing 7 ounces, the Bison has plenty of size when the job requires it Read More

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AJAugust
348
Jan 11, 2021
Given D2 steel for a knife for what appears to be an outdoor intended use, read... heat, water, humidity, sweat, etc..., seems like a poor choice of materials. It will need constant care. Pass :(
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AJAugust
348
Jan 12, 2021
It’s funny you should mention the ‘inside’ of a leather sheath. I just started to make an attempt to treat the interior of unlined (without plastic or nylon inserts) sheaths in the past couple of years. I often wondered how ‘far’ can I reach down into the sheath to make it effective. My OCD is having a field day with it! Great idea with and small strops. By the way, I really like high carbon steels for its overall cutting and use action. Great to sharpen and allows for a mirror finish on the bevel that impresses onlookers :)
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method_burger
527
Jan 18, 2021
yeah, inside leather sheaths are a pain. honestly, i havent found a great way, other than treat it before hahaha. i have seen a video of people pouring finisher into the sheath, and then using a heat gun to 'even it out' but that could be too conditioner, that it becomes a hydroscopic environment, which would actually repel any water in the atmosphere/knife onto the knife, causing more rust. to get around this problem, i modified the knives, mirror polish, with a light acid wash, and flitz polish. seems to mostly solve the problem, but it does get darker and darker overtime, which looks cool, but isnt exactly doing its job as anti-rust. the first couple of knives i make suffer this problem, but im too lazy to remake sheaths lol
techroller
11
Nov 27, 2020
Chronovore
50
Nov 23, 2020
I really like this design. Unfortunately, the low corrosion resistance of D2 is a poor match for high humidity. Had they used 14C28N, N690, or even 9Cr18Mov; I'd have been happy to buy one.
florinc
21
Jan 12, 2021
From what I see you are a knife connoisseur and really dedicated to researching blades and steels. I am not. I do some homework when I buy relatively expensive knives (I have ZT, Requiem), otherwise I buy on impulse. For what I need and use my knives, this $64 one is absolutely great. Compare it with a kukri (similar price, if not cheaper), made of "car spring" steel, and used extensively for every imaginable purpose for a whole lifetime, with success. I hope you see my perspective.
Chronovore
50
Jan 12, 2021
Sure. I have a Kubey fixed blade in D2. It's okay and I use it sometimes. I'm mainly trying to dispel some of the hype surrounding Chinese D2 and put it into proper context with other budget steels. I'm also expressing a little bit of personal frustration. Summers are very humid where I live and that makes D2 a three-season steel for me. When I think about the philosophy of use for this knife, it's exactly the kind of knife I'd want to use in the summer. It's gorgeous and I think I'd really like it, but I have no actual use for it. So not only do we have a steel made popular by hype, that popularity causes a lot of cool new designs to be released in it. For some people in certain environments, those are cool new designs that they might not be able to fully enjoy. For all people, they might be better served all around if those designs used a more consistent budget steel like 14C28N.
hillst1
3
Nov 22, 2020
Is this knife a hollow or flat grind?
DukeJockey
79
Nov 22, 2020
I’m partial to green micarta, but it depends on the shade. Color photos would be awful nice. Nobody else seems to have any either, even at their higher prices. ”Everything looks worse in black and white.” - Simon & Garfunkel
RayF
25020
Nov 22, 2020
Evidently you were expecting "the greens of summers"? I think you're supposed to use your "sweet imagination." By the way, those shots are in color, they're just processed with lower contrast than most shots we're used to around here. Here's a decent walk-around video showing it in what appears to be the Green version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eVX23EBPkU
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bdpf
233
Nov 22, 2020
Depending on what you are planning on doing with it, you might want to reconsider. Seems like the D2 has poor heat treat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWAgQ9441Ls Too bad cause it's a great looking knife.
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Gamaliel
80
Nov 22, 2020
Right... different steel, different blade geometry, etc. I don't own this knife and don't really care either. Just pointing out that if you use a knife correctly, this won't happen. And it's a pointless "test" of a knife.
Simpleba
9
Jan 16, 2021
He buried that blade a good two inches in the log and torqued it... I'm not sure what the expectation was but I certainly expected that knife to fail with that particular "test" For $64 this is still a solid deal as long as you don't treat it like a crowbar. Rediculous...
rr12267
10
Nov 22, 2020
Anyone know the heat treat? D2 is very good but in my opinion needs to be in the 60-62 range.
Omniseed
1909
Nov 23, 2020
That's probably because 9cr18 is a better steel than people think, it's a great choice in just about anything under $100 and not meant as a chopper
Chronovore
50
Nov 23, 2020
I'm excited about Artisan's new budget steel. The composition is similar to 9Cr18Mov but by using powdered metallurgy, it should have a more refined grain structure.
Migub
15
Nov 22, 2020
On YouTube : QSP Bison Test Fail
blendergasket
58
Aug 26, 2020
This is a nice looking knife.
DropDog
26
Aug 25, 2020
Just can’t do D2 in my climate
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