Bestech

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I'm considering the purchase of a Bestech Horus (left handed). I have recently added a WE Practic, and Kizer Laconico Gemini (left handed) to the collection, and have been very pleased with them. So my question is, how does Bestech compare to Kizer and WE?

Thanks in advance!
 
Hi
I own a bestech shrapnel and I like it very much.
It flip reliable.
I would say fit and finish are excellent but not as good as kizer. The only kizer I own is a sheepdog.

I would classify bestech awesome value
Sincerely
Matt
 
I’ve reviewed two (Pterodactyl, Reticulan), and I think that the best way to describe my overall takeaway is to say that I’d expect similar levels of quality to what you’d expect from WE, given the same materials, similar design complexity, and similar price point goals.

As far as the company’s tendencies... Kizer contouring/machining meets WE in-house coloration and design, with more consistent QC than Kizer.
 
I am soooo tempted by that Bestech Engine. Been getting into smalls lately. While I have not had one, I have watched countless reviews and none speak ill of them.
 
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I quite like my Goblin, and couldn't come up with a complaint about it really.
 
I recently acquired a couple like the Paladin, Swordfish and Kendo. At the price it is great. I travel a lot and you always have the risk of luggage going missing. In the two months i’ve been using them, I’ve them more than adequate.

Like any knife nut I’m spoiled with the likes of Hinderer, Emerson, ZT, Spyderco, Coldsteel, Lion, etc.

Being a South Africa I have lovely EDC knives like Des Horn -Umvumbu, Jason Guthrie - Ranger, Gareth Bull - Shamwari, Clyde Challenor, A2’s, Trevor Burger, JD Ellis; etc.

So what is the point I want to make? Well, when I carry the Bestech’s it does not leave me feel wanting. It is just the psychological block of having to admit I actually like the “cheap” knives and that it is actually very good value for money.

Let see if I continue to feel like it as time progress...
 
Probably good value for money but I don't see myself wanting any of the designs over anything else.
 
Probably good value for money but I don't see myself wanting any of the designs over anything else.

Well, the left handed Horus would fit well with my left handed Gemini and Sebenzas. Too few examples out there of dedicated left handed blades...
 
Probably good value for money but I don't see myself wanting any of the designs over anything else.

This reply summarized the Bestech situation nicely. I think Bestech is going to need a mid size, runaway train collaboration to establish them as a big player. My hunch is that the Progeny will be a very good knife and a solid seller, but won’t quite generate the heat or buzz to make everyone talk about Bestech the same way they do about Reate or WE.
 
I've got a Thorn, Lion, and had a Predator. The budget knives are fantastic, no qualifications needed. The Predator was nice but I didn't love it as much as I expected to based on pictures, in person it felt like it needed a little refinement. The ano was great, the milling was good, the design and concept was solid, but the name sucked and the stock was a little thick, so it just didn't feel right to me. At the time I only had a couple of other framelocks to compare it to, namely the Kizer Velox2, Massdrop/WE Falcon, and the Rike ZD-006. Out of those, the lockbar/lockup felt most like the very smooth Velox2, but the blade brought a lot of momentum, like the ZD-006, without the crisp detent and tanky feeling lockup of the Falcon and ZD-006.
 
I have a couple of Bestechs and I have been quite pleased with them, particularly for the price.
 

Art knives... They don't know how to make a home runner yet like a Delica, blur, sebenza etc. They have since made many more designs of which none have cought my eye for much as a good functional user that will be well know amongst house holds. Art knives will appeal to that crowd. Not wide appeal.
 
I have seven of their G10 folders and plan on at least two more soon.

I haven't gotten any of their high-end titanium knives yet.

But that Horus looks very good, and I like the Shrapnel too.
 
I got a couple bestechs. also kizer's, we's, and other Chinese brand better knives. considering the price points and features....pretty good.
 
The left handed Horus arrived Monday. I like it. Fills the hand, and the action is fantastic. Well put together, and good bang for the buck.
 
I am soooo tempted by that Bestech Engine. Been getting into smalls lately. While I have not had one, I have watched countless reviews and none speak ill of them.

I got a Bestech Engine with the drop point blade late last week. Beautiful knife. Fits perfectly in the watch pocket of my jeans. Took a while to get the flipping down -- a hybrid light-switch/push-button touch works best. I may have to loosen my pivot a bit. Blade is very sharp. Spine of the blade has rounded edges, so a fire steel won't work, which confines the knife to home and urban carry.
 
I just got a KNP edition A. Purvis Blades Progeny that was made by Bestech. Really impressed with their capabilities, but their in house designs aren't really appealing to me.
 
Like someone above, I have a Goblin. I think the build quality is excellent as well as the action. It's one of those I'll probably never get rid of.
 
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