Battlbox Exclusive Real Steel G5 Metamorph

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by RiffleBrookie, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. RiffleBrookie


    Sep 30, 2017
    Hey everyone,

    Long time lurker here who's spent some time on the Knife Exchange.

    I haven't seen this get any attention, so I thought I'd share it.

    The G5 Metamorph had been on my short list for a while. The standard models are sold out everywhere, so I pulled the trigger on this exclusive. I like the color a lot. It is unique, an olive green that gets a fine gold sparkle in the sunlight. The front flipper is snappy. Blade is ground perfectly and plenty sharp out of the box. I found out the hard way that you will wear out your thumb fidgeting if you don't practice a bit of finesse. Definitely a learning curve with these front flippers. The roller bearings seem to work fine, it is "drop shutty" after adjustment. Lock up is in the middle of the blade tang. That is late for my taste but no big deal. As some Youtubers pointed out, it is not only sleek but slippery. I can see it being a concern for the less sure handed. The Blade play is minimal despite the long blade and can probably be tuned out with some more adjustment. Overall, this is a great design for light EDC use and I'm happy with it. Value wise, sort of on the fence here, I used a 10% off coupon that negated some shipping cost. Real Steel's tolerances are not up to US Kershaw levels, but it is worth it if you dig the color as much as I do. The $59 price tag on the standard run looks better for this knife.... But hey, where else are you going to find roller bearings and an entry level front flipper? There is a lot of good here.

    Here is a pic with my giant yeti hand. Blade looks smaller in this pic but I tried to get the angle right to show off the color. Hope you enjoyed my mini review. Hopefully more to come on the way.
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  2. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz

    May 10, 2017
    I like mine! Regular Blue version.
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  3. ponykid


    Sep 14, 2015
    cool original design .

    are the handles aluminium?
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  4. RiffleBrookie


    Sep 30, 2017
    Yeah, Aluminum handles and backspacer. 14c28n blade
  5. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Their website makes me angry. No useful description of any of the knives.
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  6. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yep. terrible. no measurements that I could find using my phone. just a copy of the factory marketing pitch. no thanks. not using any site where I have to hunt other sites to see what size it is etc.
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