Fox Knives Baby Core

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I just ordered this bad boy from BladeHQ. I was pretty excited when they announced it a couple of weeks ago. Is anyone else digging these blades?

I’m a sucker for anything designed by Vox. I just love the ergos. I’m hoping the fit and finish will be great, it’s my first experience with Fox.

I picked up the blue with blackwash blade.
 
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Hope you enjoy it.
I'm interested in a karambit from fox.
For myself I like the blade to be 3.2 to 4 inches.
 
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It’s very similar to a lot of other Vox designs. N690 and FRN for $70 isn’t particularly good value. For comparison, the Carbon/S35VN Pilar went for the same price. Fox’s reputation for build quality is hit-or-miss. I hope you get a good one.
 
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I picked up the D2 Pilar with carbon fiber scales and it definitely has some QC control issues. I had to sand down quite a few spots where it was poorly machined. It had to be taken apart and lubed down to open well at all, it was a bit of a shit show of a knife. But once I got it right, it was a joy to carry.
 
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I’ll post up some pics tomorrow.

Here’s my brief initial review of the knife:
The Baby Core I received is beyond my expectations. Perfectly centered, locks tight with no play in any direction, the detent is well tuned and the blade rockets out smoothly due to the bearing washers. The ergonomics are done well as always with a vox design, very comfortable with a solid three finger grip and the pinky hanging on barely (small to medium hands). If you choke up on the forward choil, it’s a little tight for the index finger but I don’t have any concerns with cutting myself if careful. I can’t speak to hot spots until I bear down and cut more with it. But I don’t anticipate anything major. It has a nice full feel in the hand due to wide handle.

The scales are FRN (well done good texture) with full steel liners. The liners aren’t milled out so the knife feels heavy for its size, but it’s still under 3 ounces and it just makes it feel insanely solid.

The wire pocket clip performs like any from a Spyderco knife and it remains a fantastic clip choice that carries deep in the pocket.

Lastly, the grind on the blade is PERFECTION. It looks like a FFG with a reverse tanto/drop point style blade. Similar to the Osborne (but FFG as previously stated), but stubby and stout. The version I have is black washed and it’s gorgeous. Not like the Kershaw blackwash, it’s more subdued. Lastly, it came razor sharp.

If you’re on the fence about this one, Humpty Dumpty it and fall off. You won’t regret it!
 
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"Fox’s reputation for build quality is hit-or-miss"

I have never had any problems with Fox knives. I have the Mojo folder which came perfectly centred, and a bad-ass Panabas fixed blade which is just an incredibly useful tool in the kitchen as well as in the garden. Oh and the awesome Pelican folder - in orange g10. A real keeper.

Nice pictures SpyKers! Very nice design. Definitely one to consider.
 

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I have the larger version. It was a lousy flipper but no fault of the excellent detent or bearing pivot. I fixed that by removing the flipper tab. Wire clip is great. Scales are too smooth. Fixed that with some stippling. Looks worse but works better. Blade shape is cool looking but has more belly and less of a point than is ideal for EDC type stuff. Knife has a solid feel and good balance.
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Interesting modifications. I'm really going to have to try one of these. Probably the bigger one but the small one also has a lot to like!
 
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