GiantMouse GM6 Integral from China

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  1. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Howdy!

    I was searching the forums and didn't see a thread on this yet. Anyone have any inside intel on the GM6 from GiantMouse?

    What I know is that it is an integral, made in China, and supposedly dropping this month.

    What I don't know: size, steel, cost, production run numbers, what all the pirate mouse stuff means....

    I've never owned a GM knife, but thinking about it for this one. Would love any advice or help on this from GiantMouse Illuminati.
     
  2. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Just speculation...I don’t have much illumination going on up top...
    Size: 3.25” 4.5oz
    Steel: M390 made by Reate - confirmed
    Cost: $499 black/PVD; $449 bronze
    Numbers: 100 for the black; 300 for the bronze
    Pirate Mouse (cousins): Wild guess is they’re working with Civivi/Bestech to put out $149 versions.
     
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  3. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Thanks @ScooterG

    What does the pirate mouse mean? Does that mean the "budget version"?
     
  4. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    They say Pirate Mouse Cousins, so yes, that’s what I’m guessing. They might bring back a fixed blade too?
     
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  5. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    They haven't released the specs yet, but it should be soon. Looks like a very solid piece. The Sonoma, their first Reate-produced knife was definitely their best yet, so I'm optimistic about this one.
     
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  6. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    @halden.doerge all the stuff I have heard about the sonoma is also why I am thinking this one could be good.
     
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  7. labdog

    labdog

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    Apr 14, 2018
    Pirate Mouse does *not* mean "budget version". ACE is their budget version, and the ACE Sonoma was the budget version of the GiantMouse GM3. From the GM website:
    GiantMouse "GM Line" designs are produced in limited runs of only 400 pieces, with 25% of the run made in a special version, and marked as such with our Pirate Mouse logo. After the 400 pieces are produced, the design is discontinued.
     
  8. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Yeah, same here. And the look of this knife is actually really similar to the Sonoma. Obviously the integral construction sets it apart, but the blade shape is almost identical, just shortened up and made more broad. I'm definitely interested to compare the two. A lot will depend on how long the GM6 actually is. A 3" blade would be ok I guess, but if it was more like 3.25-3.4", it could be really fantastic.
     
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  9. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    3.4” would be an instabuy
     
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  10. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    @labdog so just a pirate logo, makes sense... I guess that makes them extra rare.
     
  11. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    If they are made like the sonoma by reate, then I would say go for it, I own a GM2, and fit and finish are not good, the clip is a pocket destroyer, cf is just done bad. But an integral by reate sold by GM, should be a great knife
     
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  12. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Like the GM knives but personaly would never buy anything made in China..
     
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  13. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Looks like we will find out Jan 17th

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  14. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Well, this is pretty disappointing. Didn't even hit 3" of blade. What a waste.

    GiantMouse GM6 - Limited to 300 pieces
    Specifications:

    Blade Steel: Böhler M390 MICROCLEAN stainless steel. Satin finish.
    Frame and Clip: Titanium 6AL4V - Stonewashed finish.
    Pivot ring and Over-travel Stop: Bronze.
    Pivot Mechanism: Ball bearings.
    Locking Mechanism: Frame lock.

    Dimensions:
    Blade Length: 2.75" (71mm) - measured from tip to forward-most aspect of frame.
    Blade Thickness: 0.138" (3.5mm)
    Frame Length: 3.875" (98mmmm)
    Overall Length: 6.693" (170mm)
    Weight: 3.74oz (106g)

    Retail Price:
    $365
     
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  15. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    That's a lot for a small knife
     
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  16. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Places where there's a 3" blade length limit, that length might be good to minimize getting harassed about the knife with it being very clear of that limit.

    The machining, tolerances, etc., would cost the same for a knife with a blade 1" longer and the differences in material probably wouldn't be significant
     
  17. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    They already did the GM4 at 2.5”. We didn’t need another tiny knife. At least, that’s my opinion. This is such a great design and it’s getting kneecapped, literally by them shrinking it down like this. Coulda been a great.
     
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  18. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    Made in China.
     
  19. Sirquest2k

    Sirquest2k Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2016
    The Pirate (GMP6) line for their GM series always refers to a special edition colorway, typically blackened colors used, dlc coated black blade, etc. They also run fewer production than a regular GM6. They have always outsourced their production, before hand it was the production knife maker from Maniago, Italy, Maserin.

    The current production for their GM line is:
    GM6 -300 units
    GMP6 - 100 units
     
  20. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    yeah, we all know where it’s made.
     

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