Rike Knife M3 154CM Folding Knife
Rike Knife M3 154CM Folding Knife
bookmark_border
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our customers, we agree to hide prices prior to logging in.
88 Sold
Product Description
Looking at either side of the Rike Knife M3 folder is a totally different experience. On the show side is a G-10 scale in your choice of color Read More

search
Looking4deals
18
Nov 12, 2019
bookmark_border
Does anyone know what knife is in picture #4 of 7 the same photo is #5 0f 8 it looks like that it is green g10 with stone washed blue and black Ti scale is this an option there not offering? I'm confused is the green g10 knife going to have that on the lock bar side? Would like to know, thanks.
Nov 12, 2019
reswright
934
Nov 18, 2019
bookmark_border
That option is what I got. I ordered the OD and green Ti. I didn’t get a Ti scale that looked anything like pic number 4 tho. the Ti scale on the knife in pic number 4 was much more aggressively weathered then apparently fully chemically stripped before it was reanodized green - getting that shade of green with that intensity isn’t easy. What I got was nominally weathered and reanodized blue. There’s pics of it. someone like @Kavik could tell you better about producing the differences but the upshot is the knife in the pic looks like it was done by hand using really good technique and the one I got looks like it was batch weathered lightly and batch anodized without getting quite so cleaned off first. There may have been color enhancement on their photos as well; tweaking, but still.
Nov 18, 2019
Kavik
4406
Nov 18, 2019
bookmark_border
So many variables involved, it's almost impossible to even guess at. The way the photography and photo editing was done (and even the settings of your screen) is going to be a huge variable. With tumbling for the two tone effect, no two are ever going to have the same amount of weathering, even using the same material and same times. Then the colors for the final anodizing stage can vary at the same voltage, depending on the level of polish on the piece, how clean the piece was, the concentration of the solution, the temperature of the solution, how good of a connection there was, the distance from the anode, the time in the bath. Not to mention how clean it is between the anodizing and the pics, is there packing oils or skin oils on the knife from handling while taking the pics? So many wildcards, even in a carefully controlled production setting you could have two radically different pieces in the end. In my eyes, that's part of the appeal though, each piece can be unique, even in a production model knife Can always try wiping it down with windex to see if it goes back to the color you were expecting when it's clean and free of oils...but it may just change back again the next time you use it lol
(Edited)
Nov 18, 2019
reswright
934
Nov 11, 2019
bookmark_border
I'm very happy with mine. Cosmetically the titanium weathering and reanodization on the handle doesn't look a whole lot like it did in the pics for the OD Green M3. It doesn't look bad, just there's a lot less anodization shining through, and the color's more blue than green. Maybe that's why Drop was able to give the discount? That seems to be a common theme with Drop -- if they're near market price it's probably good, if they're fifty bucks under, you might be buying a factory second. As a tool, after using mine a fair bit, I gotta say I think there's a lot of genius in this design. The flip is Mercedes door smooth and the ergonomics are as strong as a TOPS knife. I hear the people that are crackin' wise on the disk drive and the general lines of the knife, and I get it: with this sort of thing, people like what they like, and don't like what they don't, and lots of people aren't going to dig the handle. Mine ended up fitting my hand like a frickin' glove. The wave style opener is, if anything, an improvement on the original, and it flips using the flipper tab just as smoothly. I've bought a few knives on Drop, including some I've liked a great deal - and it's possible this, as a knife in the hand, is actually the best of the lot. I'm reasonably happy with my mokuti Orca but if I had to pick between the two I'd take the M3, which costs half what the Orca did. I have an Emerson that's even a bit bigger than this, and as much as I like that knife, I'd well and truly rather have this one and it's not all that hard of a call. The mirror blade -- when you wave it out of your pocket in the light, it has this habit of making nearby people flinch involuntarily. Something about that flashing mirror steel just grabs their medulla straightaway. I've had a few wave knives in my life, and this one's special.
Nov 11, 2019
lpquick
1
Nov 11, 2019
bookmark_border
Is this drop a polished blade or a stone wash finish?
Nov 11, 2019
NiteNinja
76
Nov 11, 2019
bookmark_border
I dig the looks, but with something at this price, I'll need a GPS tracker built in too so I can find it when I lose... ...er "misplace" it.
Nov 11, 2019
method_burger
207
Sep 17, 2019
bookmark_border
sigh, if only there was a 3 in blade on this. 4 in might get me in trouble.
Sep 17, 2019
Peasantserf
3
Sep 16, 2019
bookmark_border
Love the OD green reverse side. Initially attracted to this but looking longer, it's not the smooth and flowing profile I am looking for. Sorry.
Sep 16, 2019
JP9MM
7
Sep 16, 2019
bookmark_border
They tried to throw too many things at this design, really nice pivot but then theres the bottle opener / hex tool on the blade with a triangle cut out with a star in it? At least there's a spot for a floppy disc drive in the handle :)
(Edited)
Sep 16, 2019
NiteNinja
76
Nov 11, 2019
bookmark_border
Finally a knife that can also let me play my original disk copy of Doom.
Nov 11, 2019
Le0h
4
Nov 11, 2019
bookmark_border
LMAO omg you guys are killing me x'D
Nov 11, 2019
Bobraz
1788
Sep 13, 2019
bookmark_border
This has an aggressive looking design, not necessarily a bad thing 😃 I just know that you flip this open in an office, and several office workers risk pissing themselves! 😂
Sep 13, 2019
Kingdimofkush81
5
Sep 15, 2019
bookmark_border
With the "wave" opener you can't even retrieve it quickly from your pocket with out creating a potential (crime) scene lol
Sep 15, 2019
reswright
934
Oct 21, 2019
bookmark_border
search
search
whatever makes you say that?
Oct 21, 2019
Randomsmack
111
Sep 13, 2019
bookmark_border
I'm in...I have the fix blade version, so why not get the folder as well.
Sep 13, 2019
Myates307
3
Sep 10, 2019
bookmark_border
Which one should I get?
Sep 10, 2019
Showing 18 of 54
keyboard_arrow_up
Newest
54 OF 54 POSTS
Dec 16, 2019
keyboard_arrow_down
Oldest
Recent Activity