Kizer Feist and the gritty action....

Discussion in 'Kizer Cutlery' started by jnl, May 30, 2017.

  1. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    My pleasure! I don't have a membership so no PMs. Just either post any questions about it on my wall or in this thread. Just hit reply to one of my posts so I get an alert.

    I might have made that trade....idk the Feist when its working well is so nice. Mine also had the pivot screw backing out abit but locktite seemed to fix it. It is up there with my small 21 and Techno of all tome favourite little knives that are appropriate anywhere, cut way above their weight and are just damn pleasurable to own. Love the blade shape on the Feist.
     
  2. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    If you think that knife is good, just wait until you try a boos blades or feist. far far better. i just hate the low quality of the boker's. i know others dont mind it. i have both the original exskelibur carbon fiber liner lock and the carbon fiber frame lock versions. frustrated with the quality i now own a Trevor Burger custom that those were based on. best front flipper i have to date.
     
  3. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    Hey my Feist has the pivot screw issue, I've never done loctite before how much do you apply? Other than that it flips like a dream. If there's one thing the Feist sold me on its Kizer, because if their duds are this good I imagine their hit models are pretty amazing.
     
  4. josh yu

    josh yu

    402
    Jun 14, 2017
    just get some blue loctite from amazon for a $5. make sure you get BLUE, not that evil red crap

    apply a small amount to the screw, and screw back in. watch any nick shabazz disassembly video for examples, but you really don't need to watch a video for it haha
     
  5. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Ok I am no locktite expert but here is what I know for sure. DO NOT USE RED LOCKTITE! My Inkosi came with purple locktite which is the weakest and I only used a tiny ammount of that and it stopped the problem. You could use blue as well but it will be harder to unscrew and thus you will be more likely to strip it.

    I recommend purple locktite. Whichever locktite you use, use it sparingly because if the screw still backs out you can always apply a little tiny bit more. This is better than putting too much and then it being a pain to get the screw out later. After applying locktite you have to let it sit for some time to harden.

    If you do put too much locktite and now the screw doesn't want to come out DO NOT force it. Instead if you have a soldering iron turn it on and once it is hot touch it to the screw you want to undo for abit so it heats the screw. This will melt the locktite so that way the screw can be backed out. If you don't have a soldering iron do what I do and get creative. Heat up a fork until very hot on the stove and touch a tine to to the screw.

    Don't burn yourself......
     
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  6. josh yu

    josh yu

    402
    Jun 14, 2017
    just got an update from the man himself on insta
    • justinlundquist "@joshyu85 Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it. Yes, I just got confirmation yesterday afternoon that a "corrected sample" has been shipped to me for me to review. I will take a look and the internals and make sure it's correct. If so they will make them available to retailers again."
     
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  7. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Hooray! The Feist is such a great little knife. I want it to bring enjoyment to everyone like it did for me.
     
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  8. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Don't use much. A dab a drop on paper and dip the end of the screw in it. If you glob it all over it will be hell to get off.
     
  9. emjay4248

    emjay4248 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 8, 2016
    I wonder if the Feist is going to be made in the Vanguard series. That would be great.
     
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  10. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Right now, I would settle for release of a corrected version of the original.
     
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  11. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I'd kind of like to know when I could get a hold of one of the corrected versions. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  12. josh yu

    josh yu

    402
    Jun 14, 2017
    myself or someone else will definitely post here when it happens
     
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  13. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    898
    Mar 17, 2015
    This is excellent news!!!!
     
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  14. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    He posted today on IG that he OK'd the revisions to the Feist. Hopefully the new batch rolls out soon.
     
  15. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    This is good news!
     
  16. josh yu

    josh yu

    402
    Jun 14, 2017
    that's awesome. so is there any way to distinguish the new version other than feel, and what do people who own an older version do to trade in for the corrected version?
     
  17. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    898
    Mar 17, 2015

    I would think they would want it out by the holidays right? Eagerly awaiting this one. I'm hoping vendors denote the difference somehow (Feist 2 would be easy)
     
  18. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    He mentioned on IG to another commenter that they are correcting existing units. This makes sense because I believe the issues were poor machining (they can clean this up) and rattling from the floating stop pin (they can use a correctly sized stop pin). So with corrections made to quality rather than a redesign, I think it will just be Feist.
     
  19. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    898
    Mar 17, 2015
    Interesting! I'm still a little apprehensive as to how the consumer will know one is purchasing the "corrected" units... but I'm sure vendors will figure this out.
     
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  20. josh yu

    josh yu

    402
    Jun 14, 2017
    from the communication that's been made so far, doesn't sound like there is any intention to differentiate the old vs new versions. lundquist mentioned on IG to send it in, so i'm going to attempt to send one in. he also mentioned a vendor who would be getting an order of the new batch in on instagram
     

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