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  1. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    ah yes guys, that is just a stop pin perfectly polished by over a year of use and flipping :D hopefully the neon will eventually look the same!
  2. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    thanks, you as well! was there something that looked different about the F7 stop pin?
  3. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Some Cowry-X :)
  4. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Here is the lock face on a full custom Quantum, the production looks quite similar:
  5. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Even for inserts attached via screw, the knife will still need to be sent to Russia as each insert is fit to each blade individually. The workshop can remove inserts press fit and glued in such as on the F3 or NeOn and it is not more expensive to do so for them than a normal insert, so I would...
  6. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    F7 and NeOn duo!
  7. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Which paperwork are you referring to? There are 2 kinds of COA cards, vertical black ones which have been used on most recent production knives and white horizontal ones which have been used on Custom Division, limited runs, and productions from Russia. If you are talking about the tri-folded...
  8. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    NeOn Hard, had it back in the workshop for some touches to have it match my F7 Titanium.
  9. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Haha great job, I dig the logo work :)
  10. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    @JimMD The F3R is just a tad under 16mm while the F3NS is 15mm so less than a millimeter thinner :)
  11. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    This is really crucial and why I think that Shirogorov bearings are much better at handling "dirt and grime" compared to other caged bearing designs. Taking a quick micrometer check, the bearings are 1.5mm diameter and the race on 2 of my knives are approx 1.41mm. There just isnt a lot of stuff...
  12. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    of course, these should be through lotto and with Blade being pushed back until august it's unsure if Sergey and the workshop will still go :( if I find anything out I'll be sure to update but that was really the chance that we have to enter CD lottos here in the states now that Sergey is not...
  13. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Ah, those are actually some great examples, I would even go so far as to say Strider as well (even though I'm not really a fan). Funny enough how those makers/companies made up the "Big 3", perhaps that should put some context into how serious Sergey is about knife making :) Also say hello to...
  14. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    I think this is what really makes Sergey and the whole of the Shirogorov Workshop distinct from the term manufacturers and brand as opposed to knife maker. If you stop and think, how many makers are out there that are also in charge a production-level outfit for their knives as well? You'll...
  15. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Yes, they will be the standard 2 row MRBS found on serial neons that ride directly on grooves in the titanium handle. I assume these pins aren't press fit (would be unprecedented in a Shirogorov knife) so if the pins do bother some people, it would be a simple affair to simply remove them...
  16. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    @ChazzyP Indeed I do believe it's a vestigial of the bears system, however we still have some random oddities like the HatiOn Lite which was considered a "2M" model, of which I think is the only modern "2 Bears" knife... About the HatiNL, I'm unsure where this sits at the moment. The production...
  17. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    https://www.shirogorov.com/forums/announcements/novosti/1308/#comm60529 Fresh from the "virtual" Arsenal Show since the pandemic has pretty much cancelled the real show! The NeOn NL I think should satisfy perhaps a bit of longing for the return of the older Lite/Ultra Lite. From what I've seen...
  18. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Haven't gotten my hands on the production Quantum yet so this will have to suffice... Blade's quite difficult to capture in photos without appearing in it though :)
  19. mikomonday

    The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

    Production Quantum released, first time seeing some 3D machined titanium in a production knife that's quite frankly long overdue. Love the logo integration and serrations on the lockbar moving onto the lockbar insert itself https://www.instagram.com/p/B9_egLbAr1B/?igshid=n4p8axvqkx9 they're...
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