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Opinions of AUS118 and CRKT Viele Wasp

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by manowar669, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. manowar669


    Oct 1, 2002
    Well, what do ya think? Was looking at the CRKT Viele Wasp, if anyone owns one, I'd like your impressions of it.
  2. TheBadGuy


    Jul 24, 2002
    I am buying one this week. They look like nice knives, I too will be watching this thread for replies in regards to preformance.
  3. manowar669


    Oct 1, 2002
    Post when you get it and let me know what you think of it. I'd appreciate it.
  4. TheBadGuy


    Jul 24, 2002
    Will do, Can't wait, It should be here next week.
  5. calyth

    calyth #!/bin/sh of a man

    Feb 23, 2002
    I remember that the liner is kind of hard to get into when I tried it myself. Otherwise it looked pretty good.
  6. BOK


    Apr 16, 2002
    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Wasp made from ATS 34?
  7. Sergiusz Mitin

    Sergiusz Mitin

    Nov 25, 1999
    It is very nice gentlemanÂ’s knife, especially smaller one - classy looking and well executed of premium materials. Also is strong enough for most of peaceful cutting tasks so it could make reasonable daily carry, especially bigger one. Great for office carry because it looks bystander friendly and usually doesnÂ’t cause unwanted sensations when used for daily cutting chores.
    However the handle is not the paragon of comfort and security, the pointy rear end can bit the palm on hard work.
  8. manowar669


    Oct 1, 2002
    Crkt claims they are using AUS118 steel in the blade, but if they are using ATS-34 that's fine by me, my EDC is ATS-34 and I like it. I was just curious as to the qualities or problems with AUS-118.

    Trouble getting to the lock? Specify if you can. I haven't bought the knife, just considering it, so any impressions are appreciated.
  9. calyth

    calyth #!/bin/sh of a man

    Feb 23, 2002
    Well I've only tried it one or twice and it was kind of hard to get the liner to release.
  10. Confederate


    Sep 5, 2005
    Well, I've been waiting quite awhile for the reviews to start coming in. If
    I don't see anything by January 1, I'm going to give up!

  11. rebeltf


    Jan 29, 2005
    ROFL , this thread is like five years old bro ! :D

    That said I have two Wasps , big one and little one.
    I like them both a lot , I consider them 'dress knives' , a little too pretty for my profession.
    Titanium handles, G10 scales , small xytel backspacer. I thought the thumbstud was a bit off in the scheme of the knife with the rubber insert so I pimped mine , overall both knives were pimped but I'm too lazy right now to take pics , if you really want me to I will though.
    The blade is sort of a modified Wharncliffe , perfect for cutting , slicing or piercing , and takes a nasty sharp edge.

    The blade steel is Aus 118
    Best thing ? I bought both on sale at Big5 a while back. :)
  12. gunmike1

    gunmike1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    My dad got one for under $20 from Big 5 a while bck. Very nice knife for that price, which reminds me, I need to send it to Tom Krein for a regrind, as the edge thickness (.030") was theonly thig I could really fault on the knife.

  13. Confederate


    Sep 5, 2005
    They were pretty expensive about a year ago. Now they've come down a bit. Are they back in production?

    I have the small one and have never used it, but it is a purty little thing.

    Has it been five years????

    Man, I've been checking it every few days seein' if there were some reviews. Actually, have you ever noticed people sayin' they're gettin' this or that in in about a week and they'll get back to us, then nothing!!! Or they'll ask for advice, then they won't log in and tell us what decision they ultimately made.

    Anyway, I'm sorry I didn't get the bigger one.

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