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BHQ HAP40 Lum Chinese

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by 50an6xy06r6n, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. 50an6xy06r6n

    50an6xy06r6n

    417
    Mar 7, 2015
  2. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    If this sells out I'm going to miss this one. I wish it was released on the 24th.
     
  3. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    That is one ugly lamination line
     
  4. onionfan

    onionfan

    254
    Nov 29, 2008
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it's sexy. :p:D
     
  5. perchjerk

    perchjerk Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2009
    Fortunately for me, my wallet is safe this go around. No interest in this design at all.
     
  6. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Not many people here talk about the emperor's new clothes, but you are an exception.:thumbsup:
     
  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I wonder what that hole is next to the pivot?
     
    MarriedTheMedic likes this.
  8. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    Clip screw hole
     
  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thanks!
     
    MarriedTheMedic likes this.
  10. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    Don't get me wrong. I love laminated blades with carbon steels, especially high speed tool steels. The light patina my Hap40 dragonfly picked up is a beautiful contrast. This particular example is just a really high and straight line on a blade with a lot of belly. It contrasts.
     
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  11. 50an6xy06r6n

    50an6xy06r6n

    417
    Mar 7, 2015
    I just took a look at the product page at BladeHQ, and the lamination line on their product picture is miles better. So it looks like they just picked a bad example to do their IG promos with for some reason.
     
  12. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    And here we go.....
     
  13. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    No love for the Chinese Lum. I might still see them in stock on the 25th.
    I hope some over zealous flippers get stuck with 4 or 6 of them. LOL
     
    Murphjd25 likes this.
  14. Iamthejellyfish

    Iamthejellyfish

    460
    Jan 23, 2016
    I’m just holding out for the Blade HQ Jade Tuff.....
     
    hopsbreath and onionfan like this.
  15. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    I bet I would love it if I had it in hand but I"m up to way too many on the current wish list.

    How about Blade HQ does a Respect in a tool steel with natural G10 scales and have AT Barr tweak the end result? That would save me a tonne of trouble.
     
  16. MaxFactor

    MaxFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Just got mine.

    I'm disappointed to see that it has teflon washers rather than phosphor bronze. Spydie hole is quite sharp around the edges and the G10 scales don't line up well with the liners. Fit and finish are just lacking based on what I'm used to from Spyderco. Granted, I haven't had a Japanese Spyderco in quite a while, but overall I'm very unimpressed. Probably going to call BladeHQ about returning it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
  17. Nautique

    Nautique

    783
    May 15, 2016
    That's a shame
     
  18. 50an6xy06r6n

    50an6xy06r6n

    417
    Mar 7, 2015
    Are both the washers teflon? I know in the Nishijin C65 one washer is phosphor bronze and the other is teflon (not sure why). Unfortunate to hear about the other F&F issues though. I'll probably keep mine for the collection, but I was hoping for something nice.
    Congrats on 999 posts btw
     
  19. MaxFactor

    MaxFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Of course my 1000th post is complaining about a new knife.

    Both washers are teflon. Knife is unflickable and action is quite gritty out of the box. All around pretty disappointed with this one. Was looking forward to having a unique model to add to my collection of Spyderco standards.
     
  20. 50an6xy06r6n

    50an6xy06r6n

    417
    Mar 7, 2015
    I ordered 2, and just opened them up. Luckily I managed to get one with pretty nice lamination lines, and the action is smooth enough to be flicked open, though it's not as good as my other Lums, sadly. The other one has worse lamination lines, but the real problem is that the lanyard tube rattles. Was going to try to keep a spare, but I'm probably going to return that one. I also noticed that the scales are just a tad bigger than the liners.
     

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