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My respects to Steel Will Cutjack

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by JamesofArc, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. JamesofArc

    JamesofArc

    145
    Apr 19, 2016
    A few months back i seen a review on the Steel Will Cutjack in D2 and so i ordered one and i have to admit that after a month of daily carry that i have nothing but respect for this knife. For 40 bucks i have a serious knife.

    Any other feelings like this?
     
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  2. Ditch-Tiger

    Ditch-Tiger

    423
    Jan 20, 2018
    Good to hear; I just ordered the Fotus today.
     
  3. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw

    Feb 27, 2014
    Absolutely fantastic knife for the money. There is the RATs and the Cutjacks. Then there is everyone else.

    My only gripe with the Cutjack is that they need to smooth out the part of the handle where the clip makes contact. Like the Delica does. So it is no longer a PITA to get in & out of the pocket.
     
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    It is a serious knife. I have the Mini Cutjack in M390 and love it. The mini is more the size that I prefer to carry.
     
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  5. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    They are great buys in good steel.
     
  6. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Been impressed with my Steel Will Mini Intrigue.
     
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  7. BruceMack

    BruceMack

    34
    May 20, 2015
    I have the D2 Modus and love it.
     
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  8. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    Looks like a good value. D2 for $40 is fantastic.
     
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  9. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I have the Mini Cutjack in D2 and am hard pressed to carry other knives. I've (unintentionally) tried to break the knife stabbing into triple thick double wall corrugated cardboard (found out after I got through how thick it was) and the lock held, the knife was comfy to use, and after cutting a pretty obscene amount of cardboard considering it's a budget knife the edge held up and was still reasonably sharp. Only knife that's giving the Cutjack serious competition that I have right now is the Bestech Lion that I got on MD for $40.

    Only small complaint I can have with the Cutjack is that the detent could be slightly better, but it is still perfectly functional.
     
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  10. JamesofArc

    JamesofArc

    145
    Apr 19, 2016
    After spending half a day slicing paper to show my girlfriend what a sharp knife can do i then went out and spent half a day cutting tie wraps and scraping gaskets on my honda fourwheeler while replacing the stator and switching out wireing harness. Then after a week of daily use at work and at home i showed up to survivalist school with it in my pocket and while making projucts i noticed others having to really saw back and forth with their knives while i just barley touched excess cordage and it fell away, its like it was a magic wand.

    I will say right now that the rat in AUS 8 is not even close to the Cutjack. This Cutjack even blows away my old Spyderco Military in S30V that i feel is an ok knife but to me S30V is overated.

    Steel Will Cutjack, way better than i could have imanged.

    PS. I live on a very big cattle farm, this knife see's lots of work.
     
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  11. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    I'm interested in getting a Cutjack Mini. Have followed this thread and was wondering how sharp it is out of the box?
    I've several knives in D2 and know how hard they can be to sharpen. Would prefer one sharp out of the box and ready to go. I do see two mods I'll need to make: first file/grind off the jimping on the back of the handle (looks very uncomfortable) and then remove the pocket clip and file/sand the scale smoother.
    Thanks
    Rich
     
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  12. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw

    Feb 27, 2014
    Mine was very sharp out of the box. As a matter of fact, I've had it for 4 months now and all it has needed was a few swipes on a ceramic rod, or a stropping and it's good to go again, As for the jimping on the back. I don't feel it at all in hand. It's more aesthetic than anything else.
    The clip? Yeah, that one can get annoying. I'm thinking of trying an epoxy to smooth out the surface, but I'm in no rush.
     
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  13. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll just bend the pocket clip to loosen the grip a bit. Done that on several knives.
    Rich
     
  14. Sergeua

    Sergeua

    755
    May 1, 2016
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    Saw this knife in a magazine and liked it from that moment on, before it was released.
    Had a chance to grab it just this last Friday in my local Canadian knife store.
    Love the grinds on the blade. Even on both sides. Detent on mine is good. I don't mind its frn scales but imagine some aftermarket cf or g10 scales with nested liners to give it more rigidity. Someone please steal this idea.
    Lock is done right on this one. Although liner is thin, If you put it at the very edge of lockface and apply pressure, its not getting pushed out. Proper geometry...

    Some more shots to show off blade grinds.
    https://imgur.com/a/1e05KbM
     
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  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I have no complaints what so ever with the G-10 M390 Mini Cutjack. The gimping.... barely notice it. The G-10 is smooth enough and grippy. Love this knife! It was very sharp when I got it and I have touched it up a couple of times now which has taken just a few minutes on a diamond stone (DMT). The pocket clip is tight but it loosens up a little with time. Been carrying and using this knife every day since the beginning of October when I bought it. It pushed other knives to the side lines. That takes some doing for me actually mostly because I generally stay away from flippers.

    The Benchmade Mini Presidio II is waiting in the wings to be carried. Handled this knife (manual knife) and instantly liked it. As of yet, it has not gotten carried over the Mini Cutjack.

    I have only handled the D2 Cutjack in stores. It was sharp and seemed well made. I think the Italian M390 version is probably a better made knife.
     
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  16. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Honestly, if you don't have diamonds or CBN you won't see S30V really shine. Even using diamonds to sharpen but traditional compounds to hone I had S30V get dull after a hard sneeze. Using all diamonds, I got it to cut more than it takes for AUS-8 to go from razor to dull, and it was still shaving (albeit not super well any more). It's weird how it performs like crap until you shape the vanandium carbides, and then you see why it's a super steel.

    Before I honed with diamonds, I honestly thought S30V was a pretty garbage steel. I preferred even something like D2 to it, even though on most metrics it's supposed to be worse. After honing with diamonds, I can't believe how naive I was.
     
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  17. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I relieved clip tension on my Mini Intrigue and it pockets easily with good retention and doesn't seem to be abrading my pocket.
     
  18. Littlebabycarrot

    Littlebabycarrot

    56
    Jan 1, 2018
    I like the steel will cutjack. I happened to order it the other day. The pocket clip is a little tight.
    I have one question, though, about honing a new knife, one that has been stropped or has some microconvexity to the bevel:
    how many of you guys can recall more or less how long it takes to hone past the microconvexity on one of these? D2 steel, 18-22 degrees per side And i suppose the type of stone would be informative(at the moment im using a belgian blue stone or a coticule. Even a different knife in this scenario might be of some use. Thanks
     

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