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...
I've noticed lately that there is a noticeable lack of photos of knives in the closed position. Massdrop photographers are a big fan of knives open, and half open, but doesn't really show any photos of closed. Personally, I think this is a very important type of photo for a knife. It helps show the lines of the design, the carry profile, the centering of the blade, etc. I'm less inclined to buy a knife when I can't see this particular angle in the photos, it sounds silly but it's true. Granted, I do rely a lot on youtubers reviewing the knives, but it would be nice on the actual Massdrop pages to see what the knife looks like closed. Maybe it's just me.