Nick Shabazz gets his own SAK design.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Houlahound, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Houlahound

    Houlahound Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 2, 2017
    Lucky guy, is he a BF member. I enjoy his reviews.
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  2. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Ill try to contain my excitement.

    And yes, he is a member here.
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  3. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Really like the design, but I hate that it's a BHQ deal, as they hate foreigners. Well, apart from the ones with a big following on youtube. But that's neither here nor there.

    Didn't he say that some other youtubers also had gotten their own designs?
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  4. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    He should have a Z Hunter version instead.
  5. CyberRacer

    CyberRacer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 28, 2018
    Birdshot IV and Talon Sei

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  6. popedandy


    Dec 8, 2006
    It isn't his own design. It is a basic SAK with his own scale graphics and screw on scales. It is the current rendition of what used to be known as a marketing knife. Victorinox does them all the time. I like Nick and his reviews, but this isn't something I can get enthused about.
  7. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    is it a contest give away ??! :)
  8. gazz98


    Sep 3, 2008
    If you didn't tell me that was a Nick logo, I wouldn't have known.

    I like the Birdshot one too.

    I don't want Talons face on a knife.

    2/3 aint bad. But I'll stick with my solid color classics.
  9. buckeyejake


    Dec 28, 2013
    I ordered one . I have carried the swiss lite for over 22 years . Only bought it because of nick
    On being a special knife , victorinox has made thousands of different scales.

  10. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    I have the plain alox version. The content abundance on BF is astounding.
  11. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    People will buy them for the screw on scales and mod the hell out of them.
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  12. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
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  13. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Good grief...
  14. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    The screws are just a graphic, but overall I agree a classic with his particular graphic us not his own model.
    Honestly out of all I'd choose his if I had to, he's kind of funny though doesn't fall into my side of the knife hobby so I don't watch his videos.
    The others one I don't know and the other I have seen once or twice.

    I'm just glad Gideonstactical didn't get one but wouldn't mind of Cutlerylover got one.
  15. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    That's not even a "knife" that I'd consider carrying.

    The smallest Swiss Army Knife in my kit is an Explorer. It's got all of the tools that I need/want in a SAK and I've got 4 or 5 of them stashed in various places, including my kitchen

    Humility aside, with all the criticisms (and praise) he heaps on knives in his reviews, I think it would be very easy for Nick and a cooperating knife mfg to create a NS modified version of any knife that he has reviewed. Designing a knife from scratch would be another matter, but I would be curious what a NB modified knife would look like and if the public thinks it's any better than the original.
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  16. Houlahound

    Houlahound Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 2, 2017
    I think the fake scale screws are a bit of an in joke for the channel followers in the same way Athlean-X a fitness YT'er always bangs on about internal rotation of the shoulders.
  17. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Now I don't have to say it.
    Should have been a very minimalist SAK Cybertool with torx for other knives etc and a nail nick tool rather than can opener.
    Hahahaha open one nail nick to open another nail nick . . . I need mental help . . . what am I thinking ? :(
    ( Although there is a knife or two with 9 /10 pull I could use it on )
    PS : there can never be too many Nicks ! (aaaannnnnngetit too many Nicks ?)
    PPS : add a tiny brush that folds out to clean lint out of back locks. ;) :thumbsup:
  18. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Oh me too ! ! !
    We need to get him on here and find out.
    From the YouTubes I'm thinking I would like it. One exception might be the wide flat handles. Last I saw he went for a Chapparrel over his famous all time best EDC (for us City Slickers) the Delica.

    Lets see if I can give him a check list he can yay or nay :
    • Drop shutiness of a Graham Razel
    • Smoothness of a Slysz Bowie
    • Blade size of the Delica
    • Thinness of the Chaparral
    • ??? lock ? ? ? what lock does he like the best ? ? ?
    • ? ? ? handle material ? ? ? he is OK with FRN but goes for a lot of Ti
    • Handle length of the Chaparral ( I remember he liked that a lot; personally I still prefer the blade to handle ratio of the Delica)
    EDIT how could I forget :
    • Acid green SKULLS !
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  19. RealVendetta


    Sep 30, 2019
    Ordered one right away. Havent played with a newer Victorinox and I really enjoy Nicks reviews. Not exactly gonna be an edc item for me but its fun and sometimes I need a little joy in my life. *wink wink nudge nudge*
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  20. Houlahound

    Houlahound Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 2, 2017
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