Are you satisfied with the quality of Flytanium Scales

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by razorburn, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    I just got in two sets of scales a few days ago.A set of Titanium scales for a BM 940 and a set of Carbon Fiber scales for a BM 551.The 940 ones fit perfectly and while the Griptilian set did not fit together because the blade pivot could not be installed into the hole in the scales....Period.I also didn't want to use a hammer to drive the blade pivot in and cause damage.

    So far now,I have 5 sets of scales from this company and half of them have some kind of flaw or defect. My First was a set of Titanium scales for a Grip.It seemed like the top of the scales was countersunk a little too much and when the standoff screws are fully fastened the end are touching in the standoff.Causing a gap between the standoff and inside of the scales.My second was a set of Carbon Fider for a Manix 2 the top edge was weirdly beveled instead of being nicely chamfered.

    Right now,I'm not sure if I should wait for them to contact me back or use a diamond coated burr to enlarge the hole so I can install the pivot.I also understand that there will be some hazardous dust as a result.
     
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  2. MarkN86

    MarkN86

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    Sep 3, 2012
    Never dealt with them, but I would definitely wait and make them make it right. If they refuse to do anything about it then modifying it yourself would probably be the way to go.
     
  3. Julian Williams

    Julian Williams

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    Apr 22, 2019
    I bought some Ti ones for a manix 2, but ended up returning them. One scale was slightly bent and I couldn't get that infernal lanyard tube through the hole in the scales. I emailed them and they offered to install the scales if I shipped the knife to them, but I ultimately decided on returning due to the bent one.

    I recently bought some for a rat 1 and I specified to check to see if the scales were laying flat before shipping. Those came much better and installed easily. The cutout where the pivot screw sits in is slightly off on the clip side scale, but not enough that it wont screw in all the way. Overall, I'm satisfied with the scales for the Rat 1 since its a budget blade and doesn't need to be perfect. I'd probably be a bit more picky on the more expensive scales such as the contoured griptilian ones though.
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I bought some CF scales for my PM2 and they fit great, but the edges were sharp and not chamfered, so I sold em.
     
  5. gotgoat

    gotgoat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 2, 2016
    I got G10 scales for a Bugout from flytanium that fit well
     
  6. xxGOGOxx

    xxGOGOxx Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 19, 2014
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  7. Professor

    Professor Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Got the Mini-Grip scales when they first came out. Fitment was wonderful, though tolerances on one of the body screw holes was a little tight and I'd have to disassemble the whole thing to get that screw completely out as the button head will not fall out freely when completely loosened. No biggie. I do wish the supplied body screws were just a tiny bit longer to have more bite in the supplied standoffs, but I'm nit-picking.

    I've not heard much about their CS, but as expensive as the scales are, I'd definitely try exchanging them and allowing Flytanium to make it right.
     
  8. kylemiller

    kylemiller Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 18, 2016
    The ones made in China should cost a lot less.
     
  9. Gravy

    Gravy

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    Dec 16, 2014
    I though they were all made in China?
     
  10. kylemiller

    kylemiller Basic Member Basic Member

    377
    May 18, 2016
    I guess I gave them the benefit of the doubt assuming some were not. All ones I've seen are made in China.
     
  11. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    They got back to me this morning.First to ask which exact model of knife.Then whether it was the G-10 or nylon version.Next saying to me that it should fit that they could send me a shipping label for an exchange or refund.

    I took their offer of a return label and an exchange.Even went further and send pics of the problem.Just waiting for their response now.
     
  12. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    All their products are made in China.In their description it describes the scales are meticulously designed by TJ Schwarz and precision machined in China.It seems they lack Quality Control.

    I also recently order two titanium manix 2 ball bearing cages both had a thin burr at the exact same flat spot where the bearing rests.Not saying it posed a problem but burr was extremely small.It was a result of the machining process and should of not been left that way.Easy enough to remove with a light pass of my finger nail.
     
  13. Wasatch11253

    Wasatch11253 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 31, 2020
    I've ordered titanium scales for my PM2 and Manix XL. The Manix scales have no issues, however the PM2 show side scale has a machine mark around the pivot screw. Not really happy about that considering the cost. The titanium hardware kit for the PM2 has been great, no issues.

    Honestly after seeing these other issues folk are having makes me reluctant to order anything else from them... sounds like they really need improvement on QC before this stuff is shipped out.
     
  14. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Oatmeal Pecan is better than Chocolate-chip. Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I bought and returned a set of skyline scales a couple years back. There were visible machine marks on the clip side and one of the pivot holes was countersunk to just a wisp of metal left.

    I've seen good examples from them, but never bothered to order another set after the mishap on my skyline scales.
     
  15. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Considering what they cost these QC problems should not be there.

    Thanks for speaking up. Looks like it’s one company I will stay away from.
     
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  16. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Just an update, they did grt back to me with a shipping label.I will have to follow up with them on Monday.

    I am kind of surprised to hear of all the QC problems at Flytanium.Please keep posting your experiences with their products.Positive or negative,it don't matter.
     
  17. Wasatch11253

    Wasatch11253 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 31, 2020
    Found an interesting corroboration here, according to both websites: If they are indeed one in the same I imagine that if someone has an issue with their scales it should be handled in the long run. What surprises me is why do they send the stuff out the door with issues in the first place? Not trying to start a fire here, I just hope the QC issues are corrected.

    Flytanium, LLC
    564 W. 700 S. Suite 104
    Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

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    Blade HQ
    564 W 700 S #102
    Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
     
  18. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    I sent out some pics to Flytanium and they're going to send a pair of replacement my way.

    It sure saves me the trouble of mailing mine out.Having to paying for shipping and dropping it off at the post office.



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  19. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    I have a set of their G10 bugout scales which fit fine. They aren't perfect but good enough for the price (40 shipped). Id buy them again. I also have a set of their CF manix 2 scales but didnt end up installing them as i dont care for the CF pattern once i got them in hand so dont have much else to comment on those. They do appear to be decently made. I was also looking at their ball cages as well as 940 CF scales.

    Interesting to hear about everyone's experiences with their products. Every company has QC issues sometimes but i will definitely be looking closer at anything i order from them in the future.

    Glad to hear they are making it right and good to know.
     
  20. Forester_01

    Forester_01 Gold Member Gold Member

    550
    Jul 20, 2018
    I bought a pair for the pm2 a while back and the fit and finish was great. I eventually sold them as the stonewashing was quite rough and felt a bit dusty.
     

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