Not a hobbyist, so I didn't know about the tightening of the border regulations for folding knives. Learned about them about 2 hours after the 2 hours for cancellations.
I messaged support this morning. I don't know if I'll get a cancellation, but I'm hoping at least for a refund if it fails to cross. No reply as of yet.
This is infuriating. The Crux is legal to own and carry, I just can't buy it...sigh.
With how severe CSBA is now why don't they stop shipping knives to Canada?
Observation one: Drop sells a lot of knives.
Observation two: people who buy lots of knives need things to store them in, but the only knife storage for sale I ever see on Drop is the $140 Pelican, which I'm really not all that interested in.
Observation three: for knife storage solutions, one of the most common ways to go are ballistic nylon rolls. I don't mean 'knife rolls' like a chef knife roll, meant for carrying your kitchen knife set. I mean the ones made with pockets for folding knives that let you see them, but keep them from knocking into one another and getting scratched up.
Observation four: There isn't a lot of decent products on the market. Spyderco obviously. Benchmade has a few different options but they're the same thing that BladeHQ sells with their own logo for under $20. Boker has a couple knife carriers. Real Steel cobrands some with Antiwave that are pricy but actually my favorite of the lot. But the choices gets pretty slim after...
Who's your favorite knife maker and would love to see a Masdrop collaboration?
Andre Thorburn Todd Rexford John Barkerknives Gus from GTC Wrblade Tom Mayo Bob Terzuila Todd Begg Kirby Lambert Lee Williams Michael Walker Eric Ochs Frank Fischer Todd Fischer Turpin Michael Burch Walter Randolph Brad Southard Brian Tighe Dmitry Sinkevich or anyone who is not on the list
Personally I really wish to see a GTC collabotation with the SLT or Lee WIlliams's Kickstop also really love Dmitry's design what do you think
We've got some makers in this forum.
Get your maker on and post a pic of your latest EDC build, whatever it is. Dyeing some scales, regrinding a profile, filework, lanyard work, applying some patina, aftermarket parts or full on steampunk rebuilding , whatever you're doing to your knife, your flashlight, your phone case, your necklace, your key fob, post it here and give the rest of us some ideas. Or, hell, maybe just give us something to look at while we're trapped indoors. That works too.
I'll go first: my Rike F1, quarantine rebuild:
That's the tan handle dyed emerald green and hand weathered with 1000 grit and leather, and an 850 pound test paracord lanyard with a titanium slide (for cinching against your wrist).
Between the dyeing and the weathering I ended up with a look a bit like old, weathered bronze.
I like the look, will have to remember it for other projects. Almost went with a copper slide instead of the green Ti but I've been putting copper...
QSP Pelican review
Just received the Pelican yesterday 3/27. Initial impressions:
-Fairly substantial knife at 4.5 oz with good ergonomics. Fits nicely in my large hands. Nicely milled and finished micarta.scales. Deep carry pocket clip that allows about 1/2 inch to protrude from pocket. No hot spots for me. Gorgeous bowhead wharncliff blade shape. Thick blade stock with a fairly thin edge and even grind. Perfectly centered and extremely sharp.
An excellent slicer. Jumping on blade is excellent and extends 1.25 inches. along the spine. The jumping and flipper tab are not to sharp. However…
-Stiffest detent I have ever experienced. Tore a piece of my right index finder off the first time I tried to flip it. It was even difficult to open with 2 hands. I tried backing off the pivot screw a bit but it didn’t help and caused some blade rock. There was also a distinct grinding when swinging the blade open and closed.
So rather than send it back I decided to disassemble it and see...