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Natrix Copper

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by SvartUlfer, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. SvartUlfer

    SvartUlfer

    17
    Feb 28, 2018
    Anyone know when this is supposed to drop? It has peaked my interest...
     
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  2. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Nope but Ive been checking it out.

    Doesnt look bad at all.

    Just be aware, that its scaled down.
     
  3. anthonycastorena2014

    anthonycastorena2014 Gold Member Gold Member

    702
    Nov 27, 2014
    Didn't know it was scaled down. It looks cool man, I want one too. Not sure what I think about the copper yet. I wish they would have made the one with the cool carbon fiber insert in D2 as well.
     
  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I love copper... but this is just to small for my taste. First Kershaw in years that appealed to me, too :(
     
  5. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I've heard a few people say it's expected around June.
     
  6. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I have not heard any word on it as yet. I watch Kershawguy.com to see when he gets them, but nothing so far.

    I love copper for whatever reason, and I like the larger Natrix, so this one is a must for me.

    Let's add some pictures from the Kershaw site to this thread.

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    Courtesy link back to the Kershaw info site.

    best

    mqqn
     
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  7. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
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  8. sXePhenomenal

    sXePhenomenal Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    676
    Mar 8, 2018
    Quite interested in it too have no clue when it's coming out. It'll be interesting to see the quality being a Chinese Kershaw with D2. I do know the 7777 Bareknuckle comes out in the spring so maybe a little after it
     
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  9. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Yeah, this one actually tops my want list at the moment, which surprises me a little, but it's a size that I find myself using more and more often, falling right in line with my Chaparral and Urban, D2 is a favorite steel, I like copper a great deal and add in the very reasonable price, KVT, interesting subframe lock and warranty and I'm sold hard.

    This and my Lumintop Prince in copper will be my first 'matched set'. ;)
     
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  10. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I only have a Maratac AAA in Copper - but I was looking at a Sinner custom copper....MUST....NOT.....CLICK......

    best

    mqqn
     
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  11. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Would want if it wasn't made in China as a budget knife. Bought original natrix and it's junk. Wish Kershaw USA made it. The og natrix is pure gas station knife. Many poor reviews from customers and yt. Lots of fake reviews praising it put me off even more.

    Converting to kvt probably helps but design wise it's not going to make me try the new versions... Bite me once, I've learned.

    As much as I love copper I dunno if I can do it.

    Edit... The natrix was a small knife, this version being even smaller is worse for me in general.
     
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  12. dirc

    dirc

    585
    Jan 31, 2018
    I wish all the D2 knives upgraded themselves to DC53... then I'd be interested :) I don't know why D2 is still so popular
     
  13. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Because it's inexpensive, tough, has solid stain resistance and holds an edge for a long, long time.
     
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  14. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Too small for my taste, but since I have a copper handled PM2 which I like, so I am planning on gifting a Copper Natrix to my sister since she liked the look of the copper handles on the PM2.:)
     
  15. mabrowns

    mabrowns

    336
    Apr 18, 2012
    Can't wait
     
  16. maximus83

    maximus83

    Nov 7, 2011
    Value prop. Tool steel toughness, semi-stainless (unlike most other tool steels), takes a great edge, and keeps it like some higher priced stainless steels. It fills a fairly unique niche, hence its ongoing popularity used in knives ranging from low price range like the Ontario Rat folders, to mid-priced range for example some Steel Will folders or Benchmades, and even some higher priced blades like Dozier, and even the latest Hindered Field Tac fixed blade is using D2. It ain't going away!
     
  17. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    Hopefully there will be a larger version.
     
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  18. jmh33

    jmh33

    Mar 16, 2003
    Me either!!!:D John
     
  19. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Wish they would make the bareknuckle in copper
     
  20. augustus88

    augustus88 Gold Member Gold Member

    709
    Oct 13, 2006
    I love copper as a handle material. It develops a rich warm patina over time. Scratches from use or pocket carry patina quickly and blend back in so your knife never looks beat up like aluminum, stainless steel or titanium.

    On the other hand, I’ve never had a good experience with D2. After three disappointing blades made of D2 (Benchmade 15020 Bone Collector, Queen Cutlery Congress and Knives of Alaska) I tend to avoid it. The Benchmade 15020 was the worst. It wouldn’t hold an edge and just rolled way too easily.

    The moderate stain resistance of D2 never develops a nice looking patina. It seems to get blotchy, and somewhat discolored, but never in a nice way like less stain resistant steels.

    I may end up giving the Natrix Copper a chance if the price is right, but it’s strictly because I love the handle material. Hoping that I’ll eventually find a D2 blade that doesn’t disappoint.
     

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