Lionsteel BestMan Slipjoint

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GP Knives (their IG pictures) posted pictures of the Lionsteel BestMan Slipjoint knife that will be released around May 2019. M390 blade and 5 different handle materials (I believe Carbon Fiber, Micarta, Ebony wood, Olive wood and Santos wood). There are two versions; one with a single clippoint blade and the other with a clippoint blade and a small sheepsfoot blade. With halfstop.

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Nice to see Lionsteel come out with another slipjoint knife.
 
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This slipjoint thing is really taking off right now. I think they would look better with bolsters just on one end.
 
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Oooouch....LionSteel is going to run the tables with the offerings
 

`br4dz-

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I love everything about these....except for the offset screws on both bolsters. Completely ruins the look for me, and the only reason I won't be picking one up, shame.
 
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I love everything about these....except for the offset screws on both bolsters. Completely ruins the look for me, and the only reason I won't be picking one up, shame.
I can’t unsee that now. You’re right. If I’d have overlooked that it’d have probably bugged me too. Dang, strange decision...
 

`br4dz-

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I didn't notice the offset and now that you pointed it out. I still like these.

I wish I wasn't as picky, but with how many choices on the market there are, small things like that can be what keeps me from buying a blade. Especially when I already have too many knives as is.
 

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Lionsteel really has cool designs and materials.

that sheath on the bushcraft knife is beaitiful.
 

Mingecutter

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Anyone know when these are supposed to drop? Figured it would've been by now. Regardless, I'm gonna snag an ebony when they hit dealer shelves :thumbsup:
 
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These look great, but I prefer the Barlows. Wish they could make those available to other retailers besides CollectorKnives. Would certainly make it a lot easier to get one.
 
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Fort Payne...

Your search skills need a little brushing up on... hitting dealers already maybe just not ones you frequent
 

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I picked up a single blade olive wood Best Man at BLADE at the LionSteel booth. It is a really nice knife. I just hope that the heat treat was done properly for M390.

I handled the two blade version and felt it was a bit chunky and I know I would never carry it. But it was my original intention looking at the BestMan to in fact buy the two blade model. So, I saved myself some heart ache by handling the knives before I purchased one. I generally prefer two blade slip joints, so opting for the one blade model was a bit of a change for me.
 
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3-1-1

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Anyone take delivery on one of these yet?
Saw Lionsteel posted a youtube video seeking to prove the hardness of their M390 on these. I'm not particularly concerned and just ordered one up. This is not some start-up knife company and the roundhead and bolus I have seem fine.
I am more concerned about having ordered the 2-blade. I have not had the benefit of handling, but knowing the other two lionsteel slipjoints I have, I share the concern it could be a bit thick for what otherwise seems to be a gentlemens-styled knife.
 
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Mingecutter

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I am more concerned about having ordered the 2-blade. I have not had the benefit of handling, but knowing the other two lionsteel slipjoints I have, I share the concern it could be a bit thick for what otherwise seems to be a gentlemens-styled knife.

There's a current thread in the Traditionals subforum discussing this very aspect of the 2-bladed model. One poster uploaded a pic to compare its thickness next to a 3-layer cellidor SAK. He stated the Best Man was approx. 1/8" less thick.
 
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Such a beautiful blade. Holding it in my hand, I realized it bugs me that I have a single blade in a handle designed to house two blades on opposite ends... I'll probably send this back and get the two blade version.
 
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