GUN Knife Crew: OTF Assisted Opener?

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  1. TwoGuns

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    Thought this was kind of interesting, got an email about it from knifecenter.

    Looks like a wannabe Microtech, ordered one just to see what it's like.


    http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=SCHOTFG

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    Something tells me I'd be charged with having a switchblade regardless of how it works, but we'll see. :rofl:
     
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    I love assisted open. I ordered one myself.
     
  3. TwoGuns

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    great 12th post, would read again.
     
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    Sailor Jerry OT Supporter

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    I would much rather just buy a Microtech (that is, if I cared about OTF knives). That thing looks like it would break pretty easily.
     
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    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    Ill stick to my microtech. im not sure about a $33 knife.
     
  6. TwoGuns

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    $33 vs. $500, oh ok :rofl:


    $33 is a pretty safe gamble, I'm more intersted to see how it works.


    Worst comes to worse I have another glass-breaker for work.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Extreme Survival? wtf
     
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    my troodon was only like 350, but you get what you pay for
     
  9. Liptonucf

    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    yeah i only paid 300
     
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    Oh ok, so only 10x the price. That's different. :ugh:

    I ordered it out of curiosity, as far as I've seen it's the first of it's kind. I'm not expecting it to be X-TREME SURVIVAL or replace a Microtech. :rofl:
     
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    I'll be interested to hear what you think of it when it arrives.
     
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    looks ok
     
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    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    same...curious to see how its assisted.
     
  14. TwoGuns

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    Should be coming tomorrow, I'll post a review and video when I get it.
     
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    Yeah for 400 bucks I would just buy another pistol.
     
  21. TwoGuns

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    Got the knife today, came with a free swiss-army knockoff that's pretty lame, but would make a good present to a boy scout or knife newbie or something.


    First Impressions:

    Overall the knife feel's pretty cheap. The zytel handle pretty much feels like cheap plastic. The pocket clip is definitely painted metal which annoys me cause I know after carrying it for any period of time, it's gonna start to scratch and chip off.


    Function:


    Pushing the button forward to engage the blade is...weird feeling. You have to take the knife out of the natural position it wants to fall into your hand to open it.

    It takes quite a bit of pressure to get the blade to move, and since there's checkering in the handle, and the button you push isn't the smoothest thing in the world. After playing with it for awhile I feel like I've been loading magazines at the range all day.

    The safety is plastic and extremely hard to engage, the amount of effort it takes to push it on and off definitely makes me not even want to use it, which wouldn't be a good idea in my pocket. The blade comes out with pretty considerable force, enough to embed itself about half an inch through thick cardboard.

    Blade sharpness isn't what it could be, I'll have to get this thing resharpened if I plan on using it. I definitely would have gone with half or full serrations if they offered it in this configuration.

    Lockup and tightness are definitely strong-points. Once engaged and locked into position, the blade has no wiggle room from side to side. The blade also feels very solid when pushing down on it, it does not feel like it will go back in without hitting the action release and pulling down.

    The action release is on a weird side of the button, it's much more natural to use in your left hand as far as opening and closing goes, but the knife is configured for a righty so that doesn't help.

    Overall:


    It's a neat little knife, definitely worth only $30. It looks kinda cool, being a Microtech ripoff, but it definitely doesn't feel that great in your hand. I think it's an interesting idea that given a few re-designs could be much better.

    I appreciate the unique quality of this knife, however I do not think I will be using it as a daily carry anytime soon. :)


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    Great write-up. Thanks.
     
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