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Have to say, this is a damn nice looking handle.... Just wish the blade didn't look so anorexic.
It has that "sharpened weekly for 20 years" look to it
Tempting though, haven't tried anything from them yet
Same here. Like the handle, but not so much on the blade. It's not the size that I dislike so much -- they posted a teaser shot of this knife a couple weeks ago and the swedge looks like it was cold ground, not rolled -- just looks kinda brutal. Cool design elements but the elements don't go quite together. Kinda like some Artisan knives.
Been thinking about picking up a QSP anyway, but this one just isn't speaking to me.
Yeah I agree, this is a very nice looking knife. I would love to hear from someone that actually owns one of these knives how much of that blade is actually recurved and how much is just from the picture. I like how it looks and all, but sharpening a blade with extra curves can be such a pain. The handle is gorgeous tho.
Oh, it's definitely a recurve
Something like the Spyderco SharpMaker works well for those though
Yeah honestly.. that little recurve just ruins the knife for me. It's too small to be putting a curve like that on it and it doesn't really have a benefit.
I would disagree, I'm a fan of recurves....but that debate has been hashed out soooo many times lol
On this specific knife I see it being no benefit than just having a normal drop point blade. Not all recurves are bad. I'm not a fan of them at all but if done right they have their uses.
I find just a slight recurve like this, on a pocket sized blade, can be good for adding just that little bit of help for keeping the material you're cutting on the right part of the blade. Particularly when cutting a bunch of rope/string, or when whittling something round.
To each his own, but that's my take :)
I like the recurve here, just wish the whole blade was taller
I don't like sharpening recurves, but overall I'm a fan. I just have to be really sure I want the knife before I buy it. I love the handle on this knife, but the blade dimensions just seem.... off I guess. Also I prefer other locking methods than liner locks. I'm really liking the Benchmade crooked river at the moment, but I'm forcing myself to hold off cause I just bought a Quarter Master Mr. Roper last week.
I'm not familiar with a lot of BenchMade stuff, had to look that one up. Overall looks good, but it always kills it for me when a knife has that big empty notch at the back of the blade in the closed position.
Great, I never noticed that notch before, now I can't see anything else.... Thanks for ruining it for me 😂
You mean thanks for saving you from living your life blind to that pocket-catching lint trap of an atrocity of knife design?
You're welcome 😂🤣🤣
But, but, but.... It takes a lot of hard work to find more knives to buy!!!
Thanks for posting that link. I hate these greyscale images Drop is using since they did the re-design. I would prefer to have a more accurate pic of the product then an artistic looking website.
The handle is gorgeous (reminds me of a Civivi Rustic Gent), but the blade shape and grind really just doesn't do it for me.