Mini Buster Feedback

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  1. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

    371
    Feb 12, 2015
    Just received the Mini Buster, and it is quite a stunning knife. Both the design and machining are impeccable, and I can see this becoming one of my favorites to use and carry.

    With that said, I have a few comments, and was wondering if others have experienced the same thing, or if there is anything that can be done to address them.

    1) Detent - While not the terrible, I find the detent to be on the light side. Compared to the Sharp by Design Typhoon Evo (which has a very snappy, but not overly heavy detent), this is fairly light.

    2) Hardware - As with all new knives, I disassembled mine to examine and admire the construction, clean and lubricate. The T8 hardware is nice, but the depth of the torx feature is shallow and does not allow for very good engagement with torx bits (I am using Wiha bits/drivers). Which leads me to my last point...

    3) Pivot - The amount of force required to disassemble and reassemble the pivot and align the blade is absurd. Coupled with #2 above, it makes taking the knife apart a frustrating and somewhat challenging endeavor.

    Perhaps these are all as the designer, Snecx, had intended them to be, I don't know. If not for these quibbles, this knife would easily be a 10/10 for me. Anyone else have a similar experience?
     
  2. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I also prefer a stronger detent generally. This is the first review I've seen that references a lighter detent.
    Align the blade? I've never had a centering issue on a knife with bearings. Or is that not what you mean?
    I don't have one but I'm considering it. The design is really nice.
     
  3. True Talon

    True Talon

    521
    Aug 14, 2016
    I've sold about ten of them and only had positive feedback - and some of these guys will return a knife for THE most insignificant nitpicking issue. Sometimes they drive me insane....I would have heard if any of them were not 1000% happy.

    On all the Mini busters I've flipped the detents were perfect. I haven't taken one apart yet though.....

    Also you're comparing a Reate (Typhoon) to a We Knife (Mini Buster) - they might be close but Reate still has an edge over WE on action and fit and finish - IMO.

    Maybe you just got one with a slightly softer detent. On the actual construction you'd need David from WE or the SNECX dude to comment.
     
  4. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

    371
    Feb 12, 2015
    Appreciate the feedback/comment. I am not dis-satisfied with the knife,and will definitely not be returning it. In fact, it is one of the most impressive in my small collection. These are just a couple of gripes that I feel detract from an otherwise (IMO) perfect knife.

    I think I may be overly sensitive to soft detents, which stems from a ZT 0560 I had years ago that had a pathetically weak detent.
     
  5. jp9mm

    jp9mm

    333
    Apr 1, 2019
    SBD runs his own unique detent nub, it's not a pressed ceramic ball like mostly everything. really can't compare it to anything i'm aware of.
     

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