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Knife Review: Kershaw Showtime

In this review we will talk about the Kershaw Showtime

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I also got this knife as a birthday present, it is a small-almost a gentleman’s knife size knife. It is designed by Todd Rexford, a custom knifemaker, and manufactured by kershaw. Kershaw is a brand from KAI, a Japanese company specialize in cutting tools, from knives, scissors, even shaving razors.

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This is an assisted opening knife, meaning there is a spring mechanism in the pivot that will help you to flip the blade fast and hard with a simple finger push to the flipper.

this is its full spec:

  • Blade Length: 3″ (7.6 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4″ (10.2 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.75″ (17.1 cm)
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin & Black Oxide
  • Handle Material: Black Oxide Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Weight: 3.7 oz. (104.9 g)
  • Designer: Todd Rexford

it is a frame lock knife with a stainless steel handle which is quite sturdy and feels really nice in hand. The blade is 8cr13mov, which is a chinese steel. many people don’t like chinese steel but in my opinion, 8cr13mov is more than enough for everyday cutting tasks. it is easy to sharpen, it can hold it’s edge for quite some time, and it’s cheap.

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The blade shape is a nice drop point blade with hollow grind. its thin profile and grind makes this knife a really good slicer, it is one of my sharpest knife, probably just a bit behind my custom Edelblade.20170207003710_img_3867

the handle is an open construction, the blade centering in this knife is just a bit not center when closed, but it is centered when opened, this centering problem does not affect its performance at all. the deep pocket clip are reversible and people will not notice your knife in your pocket because this pocket clip simply sits deep into your pocket.

Overall, this knife is really recommended, it is sharp, small, beautiful, sturdy, and ergonomically good. Todd Rexford and Kershaw have done a good job on this knife.

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Knife Review: Bastinelli Creation Diagnostic Karambit

I have some nice new knives in 2016, some of them were my birthday presents, and another was a custom knife. After using them for few months, i decided to make a review. the first one is the Bastinelli Diagnostic Karambit which is one of my birthday present (yay!)

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Bastinelli Diagnostic is a small knife made by a french knifemaker Bastien Coves and made by Fox Knives in Italy.

Specs:

  • Blade Length: 3.81 cm
  • Cutting Edge: 3.81 cm
  • Overall Length: 9.525 cm
  • Blade Thickness: 0.381 cm
  • Blade Material: N690C Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Karambit
  • Blade Grind: Chisel
  • Blade Finish: black
  • Handle Thickness: 0.381 cm

The karambit shape of the blade shows that it’s a knife meant for self defense. you can do 2 types of grips with this knife, a normal grip, where the blade sits next to your index finger and your middle finger goes into the ring, and the reverse grip, where your ring finger goes into the ring and your pinky sits next to the blade. for me, I feel more comfortable with the normal grip as i can hold it stronger than the reverse grip.

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with the chisel grind and karambit blade, it is not a very good paper slicer if you slice from the middle of the blade, but once you use the point to the blade, it can easily puncture and slice through a paper, cardboard, or throat.

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as far as the material goes, the N690C steel is nice and have a good edge retention. it is said to be a similar steel to VG10, which is still a premium steel. the Chromium content is 16-17,3 which makes this steel is pretty resistant to rust.

Overall, this is a great little self defense knife that you can easily hang on your neck and forget about it because it is so light.

the sheath is a good kydex with good retention.

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with the small size of this knife, you can unsheath it and hold it in your hand without no one will ever notice.

so far I’m really satisfied with this knife as a self defense knife. it is very sharp right out of the box, and its small size makes this knife a very lethal knife if unnoticed.

Knife Review: CRKT Minimalist and CRKT Deviation

Hi there! been a while since the last update as always. As you know i have been collecting knive since a while ago and i was pretty absorbed by this knife thing and read some articles and reviews about knives.

So, today i’m gonna review some of my new knives that i got as a present from my girlfriend (how cool is that?!) last year.

Okay, the first one is CRKT Folts Minimalist Tanto

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Designed by custom knife maker Alan Folts, this is a small little fix blade that you can carry anywhere and will still left some space in your pocket.

The steel on this knife is 5cr15mov, hardness is at 57HRC if i’m not mistaken, full tang, bead blasted finish on the blade, and micarta handle that you can remove. comes with a glass filled nylon sheath which is similar to kydex, and this version is the tanto version, and it has a recurved blade. this knife also comes in wharncliffe, bowie, karambit, and spear point.

The steel on this knife is a little bit on the soft side and it doesn’t have a fancy steel like its custom (cpm 154), but at this price point, i think it was a really good deal.

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So i have spent several weeks hanging around with this knife and use it on everyday normal tasks like cutting paper, boxes, and small branches and it did pretty well, the knife was quite sharp from the factory and cut well.

The steel is easy to resharpen. i glued sandpaper to a small plastic barrel and use that to

sharpen the recurve blade.

I usually put the knife in my pocket, but you can also use the provided belt loop and put it on your belt.

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The second knife is CRKT Deviation

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The knife was designed by Terry Renner, steel was 8cr14mov and hardness is at 58-59HRC, also a tanto style tip, this is a flipper only, you don’t have any thumb stud here and it features a liner lock with stainless steel handle. It has IKBS ball bearing system in the pivot so opening the knife is silky smooth, a little bit heavier than average folder, but feel robust and nice in the hand.

this knife has quite mixed reviews from many people because of the eccentric design, but i like it. it was nice in the hand, you got that finger choil and  the shape of the blade allows your thumb to rest on top of the blade for more control.

it was very very sharp out of the box, and still stays sharp until now, i think the steel is better than the minimalist and the usual 8cr13mov.

Many reviewer said that it is not a good slicer because of the low grind, but from my experience, i never had any problem cutting anything with it. and it looks good on display.

I will also review my other knives later!

 

Review: Morakniv Companion Heavy duty MG

Ever since I watched rurouni kenshin on TV more than 10 years ago, I’ve been wanted to own my own blade, a beautiful blade that i can depend on. But I was still in junior high school at that time so I wasn’t able to own a blade.

My last post before this was about my first blade, a folding knife, and this time, I will review Morakniv Companion Heavy duty MG, my second knife, a fixed blade from Morakniv, Sweden.

I got the knife from amazon for 16 USD, the best knife for its price. The shipping cost to Indonesia was what make it expensive 🙂

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Comparison with gerber’s Bear grill scout
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It’s a sturdy 3,2 mm thick carbon steel blade with 104 mm blade length, its total length is 225 mm and weights around 135 gr

 

it is a partial tang blade, means the tang is around 3/4 the length of its handle. see that 3,2 mm blade thickness? love it!

and it features scandi grind

 

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scandinavian grind

means it is easy to resharpen and provides good control in woodcarving.

the handle
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The handle is very rubbery and provides nice grip even for small asian hands.

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It is made in Sweden! the sheath is in military green color, strong plastic with belt clip.

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the blade

It comes sharp out of the box, tried to cut a piece of paper and it cuts nicely without even bending the paper.

Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this knife. You can use this to cut groceries, meat, wood carving, self defense, assassination, and many more.

i love how mora made the blade mirror polished, just love that bling bling. lol.

and remember, knife is a tool, it can be used as a weapon too, use it wisely.

cheers!

 

Review: Gerber Bear Grylls scout knife

Hi there, It’s been a while, lately I’ve been very busy with works and study I didn’t have time and material to write blog, but then, I think I want to keep writing this blog.

So, what i want to write today is a review of Bear Grylls survival scout knife from Gerber.

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Gerber is a knife maker company from USA, and they are having this collaboration with the famous badass survival expert Bear Grylls for their survival knife series. I bought mine from Amazon. This is an affordable knife with okay quality

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They use locking mechanism so the blade doesn’t snap back at your finger. The blade is a high carbon steel knife

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it got textured rubber and plastic handle, 8 and half centimeter blade, and was made in China… hence the “okay” quality 😦

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The quality is okay for a made in China knife, better than the counterfeits (of course!)

This knife have a good ergonomics and quite nice to handle. I tried some handling position and turns out the knife was very nice to handle.

The standard ninjingiri grip:

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The Imgonnastabyourfacerepeatedly grip:

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My thumb sit nicely at the bottom of the knife. lol.

The ninja wanabee grip:

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Okay, overall, this is a good budget folding knife for beginner. it still can stab stab and chop chop.

you can use it for cutting vegetables, meat, or even people… *forget what i just said*

okay, will review other knife later~

see ya~