Serge Panchenko "Bean Flipper"

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by dbla, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. dbla

    dbla Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    So I watched Serge make these on his FB group, and instagram... I thought that they were/are super cool, they're just different. So I really wanted to try one, but... I missed them when they dropped, so I kept watching the cove... and voila!

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    Specs
    Blade: 2"
    OAL: 4.75"
    Weight: 1.5oz
    Steel: W2 (with sick hamon-age)

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    Serge made a buncha versions of it, with different blade shapes, steels, handle materials, etc... This is THE config that I'd have snagged... I got lucky. Especially the compound ground blade with a hamon.

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    The detent flipper lock, but not lock system thingy is super interesting to me. Doesn't feel AS secure as a slipjoint, but I'm not worried carrying and using it.

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    The flipper tab had the right amount of hooky/tabby-ness to it to make it easy to flip. There's still a bit of a trick to it, but with practice it works perfectly.

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    All in all a super cool carry package. Once again, maybe to compliment a fixed blade or bigger folder?

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    It's so small!

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    So yeah, alright guys, as always I hope you dig it!

    -Aaron​
     
  2. stezann

    stezann

    Apr 13, 2011
    Thanks for showing....Serge's work is always original.
    Does the blade "lock" in the open position by the detent ball?
     
  3. dbla

    dbla Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    Sorta yeah, it's very close to a slipjoint.
     
  4. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    A very nice folder.
    Of course, I'd love to see a tanto version.
    rolf
     
  5. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Beautiful.
    I never was one for 'nightmare' grinds (for lack of better words), but this one looks GOOD.
     
  6. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    It's the fool, not the tool.
     
  7. inlikeflynt56

    inlikeflynt56 Gold Member Gold Member

    217
    Apr 16, 2013
    Thanks for sharing Aaron.
     
  8. chuxwan

    chuxwan

    423
    Aug 26, 2012
    Loving the symmetry
     
  9. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I love it! Hope you really enjoy that one!
     
  10. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    That is nifty. Panchenko makes some interesting knives - not least for Spyderco.
     
  11. Wonky_dialup

    Wonky_dialup

    26
    Jan 12, 2016
    It's got a great profile and paint job
     
  12. coldsteelburns

    coldsteelburns

    Aug 2, 2010
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    ^ If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure the blade stays open and closed with the help of the detent shown in the above pic, and the cut out under the lock bar that the detent is set in is bent to act as a spring so that it presses against the blade, making it a stronger detent. Kinda like a liner lock, but without there being any lock face on the top of the liner to engage the blade's tang. ;)

    Anyway, nice score man. I love the treatment he did to the handle. :)

    ~Paul
    [HR][/HR]My YT Channel Lsubslimed
    ... (It's been quite a while since I've posted any new vids)
     
  13. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    I'd like to see an XL version.
     
  14. dbla

    dbla Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    You're not wrong. I just meant that in practice it's not unlike a slippy.
     

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