SUBCOM Folder...on going review(s)...

Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Aloha ALL,

Well, the SF production model I got in Oct.05 is still going strong. Most recently it made quick work of the post Christmas boxes as well as stripping the bark off a long seasoned guava wood staff.

Spot rusting is occuring, but that is normal for anything beadblasted that lives in Hawaii.:( Nothing "major" though. What is impressing me is how long the egde holds up. I mean, I am not a fan of 420J2. However, I attribute the "lasting edge" to the thinness of the SF blade.

Hopefully, this thread will become a "review source" for those interested in this model. :)

To start off the new year, here are a few quotes from some very well known folks. I greatly appreciate the time and consideration these gentlemen have given me.:thumbup:


"The SUBCOM is a stout, extremely functional knife that offers big-blade cutting performance in a package so small you'll never want to be without it.”

Michael Janich
Contributing Editor
Tactical Knives Magazine"


“Nice design, I like the concept.”

Steven Dick
Tactical Knives Magazine



“I was fortunate enough to evaluate the Boker/Magnum Subcom Folder designed by Chad Los Banos. This knife, although compact, performed every cutting task I asked it to, flawlessly. It's a compact knife that does a convincing impersonation of a full size knife, only it's very concealable.”

Rick Sjodin
ESDS Instructor




Anyway, I hope to hear more from those who have an SF.:)

Mahalo much and God bless:thumbup:
Chad Los Banos
CLB DESIGNS
 
Joined
Mar 2, 2005
Messages
475
Subcom Folder by Boker/Magnum
Designed by Chad Los Banos (aka/ DAYWALKER)​


When I first saw pictures of the Subcom Folder (herein called SF), my initial impression was that it was about time that someone would design a small, one-handed opening folder that filled the hand like a larger knife, therefore providing better stability and security.

I took the following dimensions off of the Knife Center website.
· Blade Length: 1 7/8"
· Closed: 2 5/8"
· Weighs 2.5oz
http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BO589

My personal results were:
  • Blade Length: 1 7/8 “
  • Closed: 2 ¾”
  • Weight: Just under 2.5 oz (however, this was with my inexpensive food scale)
  • Width
    (When closed): 1 ½”
    (At the choil when opened): 15/16”
  • Handle Thickness: ¼”
  • Blade Thickness: 2mm


These results weren’t found using precise equipment, so they could be slightly off.
SubcomFSmall.jpg


Following is my review. Sorry about the bad pics.

MATERIALS:
The handle is two-sided. One side is composed of a Zytel, or FRN like material with a nested, steel liner, while the other side is a solid piece of stainless steel formed into the Chris Reeve style liner lock. The blade is 420J2.

BUILD:
This knife is a stout “Lil’ Biscuit”, of solid, open construction. Its closed shape is rectangular, and resembles a credit card that has been shrunk down to size. Jimping galore! A lot of people have been calling for jimping on knives lately, and this one delivers. About the only area besides the tang part of the handle that doesn’t have it is the rearward spine of the handle, and the area around the lanyard hole. The opening mechanism isn’t quite a stud per se, but more of a quarter moon shape with stepping. My understanding is that this is one of DAYWALKER’s personal ideas. You have to try it out to fully appreciate it, as it works very well.

Fit “n” Finish:
The operation is very smooth, and I really like the solid lock-up. There is no blade play, which I’ve seen on knives costing more that this. The closing of this knife is very positive also, which I like on my knives because I don’t like the idea of them opening to easily in my pocket. It doesn’t prevent ease of opening, just unwanted opening. At close inspection, it seems like a very well made, and very well put together knife. The only negative I could find is that one of the torx screws for one of the SS spacers didn’t sit totally flush with the handle. I probably sticks up less than a quarter millimeter, so it really isn’t’ that much to notice (this is being nitpicky). The Fit “n” Finish on this knife is very good for just about any knife. Knowing that this is from Boker’s inexpensive Magnum line of knives, and doesn’t “cost an arm and a leg”, it rates up there in the exceptional range. Again, I’ve seen more expensive knives that aren’t as nice.

OPERATION:
I’ve never been one to appreciate small handled knives in general. Granted, there are a few I’ve handled that I would tolerate, but I prefer something I can hold onto. The SF accomplishes the best of both worlds. The knife is small enough to fit into the watch pocket on my jeans, yet offer a very secure feeling in the hand when closed or deployed. I attribute this to the wider design of the handle, which fills out the hand and gives me a feeling that I’m actually holding onto something that won’t fatigue my hand so much during heavy use, or slip out.
Another aspect of smaller, one-hand openers is that the one-handed operation can be difficult at best, and sometimes downright impossible. Again, the SF negates this with the wide handle, giving the user something to hold onto during one-hand opening and closing. Use of a fob will make these operations, as well as manipulation even easier. However, while the fob will make these things easier, that doesn’t mean that the fob is necessary. Some may even prefer to go without the fob (my local dealer being one of them).
Opening and closing (as I mentioned in the Fit “n” Finish section) is very smooth with the blade riding on some sort of bushing.
The placement of the jimping on this knife allows for a variety of different uses. Pinches, and locks can be employed, and the jimping just over the tang sticks out just enough when closed that it should assist in these techniques. This is just my opinion. I’ll leave the final judgment of this feature to the experts.

ERGONOMICS:
On many knives, the saying goes that one must handle the piece before passing judgment. That is a must with the SF. I’ve shown it to people, who’ve just opened it and looked at it. When I tell them they have to actually grip it like they intend to use it, their eyes light up in understanding. They discover that this knife feels great in the hand. The deep choil, combined with the wide grip give the hand a feeling of being “locked in place”. This knife gives the user a feeling of confidence.
OpenSmall.jpg


Hammer Grip:
Very secure. It did take a little “getting used to” for me, but I suspect that is due more to what I am used to than to the design. The wide handle allows for a positive grip, but if you intend to use it for any extended heavy-duty usage, I’d recommend use of gloves. The jimping, while a strong point for some things, may wear on the hand after awhile. However, if you have a job that requires this, better to find a more appropriate tool.
HammerSmall.jpg


Saber Grip:
I’ve found two variations of this grip can be utilized on this knife. One is with the thumb resting on the thumb ramp; the other is with the thumb resting forward on the blade spine “choking up” (which just so happens to be where some miniature jimping is placed for added grip). Both grip styles work well however, I recommend a fob for the former, while it isn’t necessary for the later.
Sab1Small.jpg

Sab2Small.jpg



Pikal:
This grip didn’t work for me (I suspect due mainly to my hand size), although I am sure others will chime in and say they had different experiences. Neither did “Edge In”, because in both cases, I just couldn’t seem to “find the grip”. This could also be attributed to my untrained hand.
PikSmall.jpg


BLADE STEEL:
Many people (including myself) would be skeptical about any modern day knife using 420J2 for the blade. I haven’t done anything more than cut para cord with mine (still hair popping sharp), but the reports so far are that this knife “surprises” in the arena of edge retention, holding one quite well.

All in all I highly recommend this knife. Any skepticism should be reserved until one actually holds the knife in hand and uses it. It looks different, and it is… but in a very good way.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Aloha ghostrider,

Mahalo much for such an in-depth review!!! Great pics BTW, and I think they are among the few showing the SF in hand. Oh, and killer fob also!:thumbup:

Thanks again my friend and God bless!

PS: Give my best to IL when/if you see him.:cool:
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Aloha Terry,

Hey, do you think this could be made into a sticky? This way reviews may be posted here on one thread as opposed to scattered about the forum regarding the SUBCOM Folder? It'd make things easier for those interested in it...

We have a saying here: "If can, can. If no can, no can." Either way, mahalo and God bless Knifebrother!!!:thumbup:
 

TJT

Boker USA Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Messages
1,133
You got it, young Padawan.
Terry
 
Joined
Mar 2, 2005
Messages
475
Daywalker said:
Aloha ghostrider,

Mahalo much for such an in-depth review!!! Great pics BTW, and I think they are among the few showing the SF in hand. Oh, and killer fob also!:thumbup:

Thanks again my friend and God bless!

PS: Give my best to IL when/if you see him.:cool:
Thanks for the opportunity to do the review my friend.

Here's the short version of the review:

"Hold it in you hand like your going to use it. You'll then understand the rest".

End of review.​


I've shown it to quite a few people, and every time someone holds it they get the same look on their face of admiration and surprise. This knife should sell itself.

Glad you like the fob. It was made special for this knife.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Aloha ghostrider,

Thank YOU bro...that is a killer fob and must help a lot for your hand size? Designing the SF must be WAY easier than tying them fobs!:eek:

Anyway, thanks again, and thank you TERRY for making this a sticky...Perhaps I should cut n paste all reviews and add them here...

God bless and mahalo everyone who did reviews or for simply having a say about the SF!:thumbup:
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
My SUBCOM Folder arrived today!
My first initial reaction out of the box was...

Naw...Just Kidding With Ya, I just had to use that "Smilie"

Seriously...My first initial reaction out of the box was, YES! This is cool!

The knife is slightly smaller than I thought, but I was also surprised to find it had some heft to it. Not a lot of course, but enough for it to say to me.... this is a well built folder.

The blade is incredibly sharp, as said over at... the "other place"... freakishly sharp!
Now that I've held one, I can say that the grip is fantastic! I thought it might be hard to a good grip with such a small knife, naw, not with this one!

Well done Chad, well done Boker!
Here's two for this one!
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Dear Friends,

I am also in receipt of a SubCom and am quite impressed. I am going to carry it daily for a while and see how it works out. Very small and unobtrusive, but I believe it will be exceedingly useful.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Hello and a Happy New Year to everyone! A special thanks to TJT and Boker for puting on this contest and a hearty congratulations to Daywalker for designing and getting this knife into production.

I won the the SUBCOM from Boker and thought I would share my opinions about this little knife with you. This is going to be a little wordy, but hopefully it will help you make an informed decision and keep things in perspective if you are thinking of buying this knife.

I'd first like to make a few statements before I give you my impressions. I am 45 years old, 6'2" tall and weigh in at about 215lbs and am in good shape. I am not a ninja warrior, but can handle myself just fine if the need arrises. What I do not use my knives for are things like building shelters, piercing car doors, digging trenches, battling the forces of evil. What I do use my knives for are cutting food, opening packages, cutting rope, sharpening a pencil once in awhile, digging slivers out of my fingers, etc. Pretty mundane stuff and pretty easy duty for nearly any knife.

Also, I am pretty much a slipjoint guy. Though I do have my share of one handed openers from other manufacturers, I always seem to carry my trusty Boker Tree Brand Stockman and Vic Tinker and Rambler. Since I work at an after school program for at risk middle schoolers, it's not appropriate for me to carry a knife clipped to my pocket. However, I have been given special permission to carry and use my pocket knives because I am the "fix-it" guy along with my other duties.

A word about blade steels. I do have a Kershaw Chive, which people seem to really like, which has a blade steel of 420. I have a Spyderco Jester which has a blade steel of AUS-6. My Boker stockman has good old 1095 carbon steel blades. And of course my Vic's. These steels work fine for what I use my knives for and I make no excuses for their performance. Yes, I have other knives which have the D2, BG-42, 154CM blades. But for what I do, they are pretty much overkill. They are nice, but I could easily live without them.

Ok, onto the SUBCOM! When I received this knife it was larger than I anticipated, which is fine as it fits my hand very nicely when open. For me, opening it took a few minutes to figure out the best place to put my thumb on the stud to open it smoothly. What works very well for me is to place my thumb on the part of the thumbstud closest to the tip of the blade as I can, which is close to the logo. Those who have this knife will be able to see what I am talking about. Since I do not clip knives to my pocket I decided to let it ride inside my pocket. This works out very well as it's wide enough that it doesn't really flip over. So when I reach into my pocket, it's there and I don't have to fumble around to find the thumbstuds to open it.

Though this knife leans towards being used for self defense it is perfectly happy performing my mundane cutting chores. Because the handle and choil are designed the way they are, you would be hard pressed to slip and cut yourself. The way it's designed, you have very little chance of cutting yourself by closing it one handed as well.

The thin blade makes this a nice slicer, which encompasses the majority of my cutting needs. The only place it really isn't well suited for is slicing up fruit, the blade just isn't really long enough. That's to be expected however for a knife this size and is not a negative against it.

The edge stays acceptably sharp for me, and bringing it back to shaving sharp is quick and easy. I used my belt to strop it and know others have used the back of note pads. Obviously, a very dull blade would be easy to bring back as well.

All and all, this is a robust little knife which would serve anyone nicely should they decide to buy one. Again, the materials currently being used are perfectly acceptable for this knife in my opinion. You can clip it to a pocket, drop it inside a pocket, or carry it around your kneck on a chain and it would work well.

Is it worth the asking price of about $40.00. Since it's a unique design by one of our own good guys no less, made by a reputable company, and performs well, I would say yes it is.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Well Chad,
I have been using it as my primary utility knife.
I have more than one, and the utility one has cut miles of paper, cardboard,
and zip ties.

The other is a hideaway/keychain, backup S/D piece.
I took another one, and made a trainer, and it works pretty well.
Sometimes I carry it primary, but usually in a backup position.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Sorry to interrupt the conversation, but I just got a Boker-Magnum SubCom Folder (from CLB Designs' own Chad Los Banos, no less! ) and that's one superb piece of sub-compact cutlery!

Hair-popping sharp right out of the box and with an edge geometry that says "Hey, even if you finally get around to dulling me, I'll still outcut most of the larger-sized knives you own!" Fits discreetly in the watch pocket of my dungarees and has a very solid lockup. As a paranoid who happily distrusts most liner locks and integral liner locks, I still feel secure with SubCom's integral liner. The choil/guard adds a lot to that security, too.

I also love the feel of the sculpted FRN over its steel liner. Reassuring without the need to be heavy or scratchy. The spine of the handle and blade are great, too. The jimping feels very secure (nothing to stab at 11:30P last night without waking anyone, so I'm going on the tactile perception) and the ridges on the spine past the thumb discs are very comfortable for use with the index finger.

Speaking of silent cutting, the SubCom Folder made silent mince-meat of an empty two-liter bottle. It wouldn't cut through the very bottom of the bottle (serrations or a much heavier blade would work better for such specialized-but-pointless cutting), but it suffered no damage or blunting from any of the cutting. That shouldn't be remarkable, but I've chipped out blades made from S30V and VG-10 doing the same thing.

The SubCom Folder is going to be fighting with my Spyderco Meerkat folder for its chance to break down boxes, cut string, and wires, and other general uses at a holiday party today. Both knives; though having different locks, blade shapes, blade grinds, steels, overall sizes, and weights; are similar in that both are very effective cutters with under-rated steels which drives home the point that until the proper shape is chosen (as in the SubCom Folder and Spyderco Meerkat), the type of steel being used is more of a sales-pitch than an actual benefit.

Now if youse guys would want to design another SubCom Folder with a back lock and ambidextrous pocketclip placement, that'd be cool, too.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Aloha ALL,

Okay, I figured I would write about my design from the time I got the pre-production sample...

Upon reception from of my SF (SUBCOM Folder) I had some reserves about putting it through the paces as this was after all, one of the very first SF's... and in my hands I held my first "official" production piece. However, being an ELU as Sal Glesser (mahalo Sal!) calls us, I just had to "know".

Opening and closing was a bit tricky at first, but when you find the sweet spot of the stud, which is the part closest to my logo, it opens quite well and smooth. Framelock "sounded" good with a nice "thunk". To me, the clip should be longer, so initially I moved it to tip down carry and added a fob. This greatly increased the security of the SF. IIRC, TJT carries his tip down. Oddly enough, I have an easier time opening this one left handed! Unlocking won't happen accidentally, as there are no notches on the framelock bar. I was never interested in how fast I could close a knife. Either way, I hope to see a longer clip and a steel stud on the SF soon!

I performed the shave test on my arm. VERY sharp, hairs were "flung" into the air..."hair popping" is the term. The SF blade is thin being of 2mm stock, however due to it's width, it will track with whatever material you are cutting through.

I then recall whittling on wood, cutting through old USPS boxes, and carved a phone book up. While I was cutting through the Yellow Pages, it was at this time that the SF's blade's width made almost surgical like cutting as I twisted and turned the blade while moving it through the phone book. It tracked very well. Throughout this time, the framelock held nicely...so nice that I then thrusted in a reverse grip 100% w/o gloves (I know, I know... ) into the phone book several times. Lock held up, and the operation of the SF was not affected. No developement of vert/lat play either...hmmmmm. Due to the thinness of the blade stock, it penetrated a bit better than I thought. Thankfully, the deep choil prevented any slippage! However, reality now sunk in also. The blade was dulling...being of 420J2, I expected this. However, FWIW, I got the edge right back rather quickly.

Next, it was onto my "CNT Dummy" (Cut N Thrust). This is made up of a strong polyfiber filled inmate matress wrapped around a 2x4, wrapped with duct tape, wearing a t-shirt. Anyway, I did some standard slashes in the forward grip and it zipped through all the way to where i saw the polyfiber coming out of the t-shirt. Thrusts again went well, and all the way to the stud. I was then expecting the stud to break off, but it held! (Yes, I was surprised!) Again, I thank the deep choil for preventing any feelings of slippage in either forward or reverse grips. OBTW, reverse grips are "index finger free" on the SF. I recall Jerry VanCook stating once, or was it Kasper...anyway, something like when your index finger is "free", or not part of the reverse grip, your wrist is able to move more freely. Personally, I couldn't tell the diff!

After all this within the hour or so, it was time for inspection. Sure, the blade was dull after the CNT Dummy, but lockup was as good as ever, the stud was still on, and there was no play in the blade whatsoever. I cleaned up the sample SF and showed it to my buddies.

From small hands to huge, this SF fits. While it does not have a "perfect-fits-like-a-glove" feeling, it does fit. I showed it to some HUGE dudes, both overweight and over muscled, small folks, medium...you name it, the SF accomodated them all! What I liked was hearing some of the comments made by some of the folks I showed it to: "Cute!"..."Doesn't look like a knife."...and these same people are then saying, "Whoa...imagine getting cut by this."..."You wouldn't even see it!"..."Wide wound channel..." LOL!!!

Anyway, all in all, I think Boker had their Magnum outfit do a good job on this SF, all things considered. It is currently being tested and eval'd by some writers, martial artists, military, LEO's, defense system instructors, and of course, ELU's like you and I. There will be more to follow...

I thank you for reading this, and yes, it may appear biased, but for those who know me, I am a straight forward kinda guy. I firmly believe in you get what you give in life...therefore, regardless if it is *my* design, I will not lie about it. Mahalo much for your time, and I hope you enjoy the SUBCOM Folder. If not, then perhaps the FB version?

God bless and mahalo much to the great Boker staff and to my KnifeBro's also! Take care and thank you!
Chad aka DAYWALKER
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
If I ever need a background check, I hope they don't interview the postman that delivers my mail. I get at least one package a week, if not more containing a knife of some variety. He probably thinks I'm a serial killer or something. Thank goodness he doesn't really know what's in those boxes.

Anyway, the point was that my pal the postman delivered yet another package for me this morning. Which I promtly tore open and discovered my shiny new ready to use SUBCOM folder. Thanks Chad

Now of course, since you've already done a review, I'll have to do a second, if only to confirm what you've already said.

Ahem. On with the corroborating review.

Overall first impression? It's small, thin, and very easy to carry. Fit very nicely in my front pocket, back pocket, shirt pocket, in waist band, heck I could carry in my sock if I wanted to stink the knife up And despite it's diminuitive size, the SF is very solidly built. It's got quite a little bit of weight to it as well, but not to the point where it's going to be heavy.

The action was extremely smooth right out of the box, and like you said Chad, the stud takes a little getting used to(especially for those used to a hole) but it only takes a few minutes to really get it. It opens FAST too. Opens equally well left or right handed(also easier lefty for me, gee I wonder why).

Lock up was SOLID. I don't typically care for framelocks, but this one works well. The lock, like the stud, is pretty tough to unlock until you get the hang of it. As for reliability? The lock is hard enough to disengage when you're trying to, let alone having this thing close by accident. Not going to happen.

There was absolutely no bladeplay at all, and despite that this is expected, it merits being mentioned. For the price of this piece, the fit and finish are AMAZING.

Blade was actually shaving sharp. That alone is impressive to me, considering the steel. Whoever Boker gets to sharpen their knives, knows what they're doing. Haven't done much cut testing with it yet, just some cardboard at work, but so far it's holding up well, with no noticeable dulling. An upgrade in steel would be nice though, nothing too extravagant, just something to give a little better edge holding.

The only complaint I have is the clip. It's real tight. I couldn't even clip it to anything until I loosened it up a bit, but if you're pushing for a longer clip Chad, than this won't be too much of an issue. It works for me now, just had to break it in a little. I actually prefer this thumbstud over a steel one, it's pretty tough to misplace my thumb when opening it.

My conclusion. Excellent work Chad, you deserve all the praise that can be offered for this one. I'd give you a standing ovation, but nobody would see it anyway.

Great piece Chad.
 
Joined
Oct 8, 2002
Messages
2,423
I wanted to start a new thread, but since Chad considered it's better to put them all together, here I am ;)
Well, I finally got a biscuit (read SUBCOM folder, mahalo much Chad). ;) The fact that it came in an autographed box brought a greasy smile all over my face. :) I had the pleasure of sharing with the designer himself the stages where this knife was born, so I was pretty familiar with the little one.
Of course, I also was aware of the various reviews, how they were praising the qualities of the knife, how they were saying how ergonomic it is and the way it feels in the hand, how unobtrusive, nice and sheeple friendly it looks when closed and what a cutting power it has in such a small blade due to its close to perfect geometry when opened.
But when I opened the knife and actually got to hold it, I must confess I was a little surprised, because all they were saying... it's true.
First, the perfect size and shape for a knife in this category. It is so small and compact when closed, that you can safely attach it to your keychain. The bead blasted finish is looking nice and those zytel scales are looking good. The clip is nice shaped, a bit too tight for the beginning, but I guess it just needs some exercise. Besides, being so tight, it reduces the probability to accidentally lose the knife.
The knife feels OK in the hand (due to the handles shape, the deep choil and the texturing on the handles and spine) and it performs just the way you all mentioned.
The only thing I'd change would be the thumbstud (or whatever you call it). I'd rotate it with about 30° so your thumb would have a larger surface to rest on (at least I only use the first part of the stud, the one closer to the tip).
Indeed, the knife features none of those fancy steels like S30V or VG-10, but the blade itself has a generous belly and a high grind, which, combined with the thin section, makes for a great cutter. The knife came very sharp and the blade seems well treated. In fact I was pleasantly surprised of the overall quality of the little one. If this is the Boker quality, well, I think there will be other Bokers in my collection. I can only heartly congratulate Boker for making such a knife and for trusting in such a gifted (yet little known so far) designer. I am aware of other projects Chad conceived and I can say you'll see more of his designs in the future. Congratulations brother and keep up the great work.
 
Joined
Aug 5, 2005
Messages
1,993
As originally posted by me, in response to Chad's original review. He was invested in the project, so he was a little biased;) So I did my own review corroborating his.

smcfalls13 said:
If I ever need a background check, I hope they don't interview the postman that delivers my mail. I get at least one package a week, if not more containing a knife of some variety. He probably thinks I'm a serial killer or something. Thank goodness he doesn't really know what's in those boxes.

Anyway, the point was that my pal the postman delivered yet another package for me this morning. Which I promtly tore open and discovered my shiny new ready to use SUBCOM folder. Thanks Chad;)

Now of course, since you've already done a review, I'll have to do a second, if only to confirm what you've already said.:cool:

Ahem. On with the corroborating review.

Overall first impression? It's small, thin, and very easy to carry. Fit very nicely in my front pocket, back pocket, shirt pocket, in waist band, heck I could carry in my sock if I wanted to stink the knife up;) And despite it's diminuitive size, the SF is very solidly built. It's got quite a little bit of weight to it as well, but not to the point where it's going to be heavy.

The action was extremely smooth right out of the box, and like you said Chad, the stud takes a little getting used to(especially for those used to a hole) but it only takes a few minutes to really get it. It opens FAST too. Opens equally well left or right handed(also easier lefty for me, gee I wonder why).

Lock up was SOLID. I don't typically care for framelocks, but this one works well. The lock, like the stud, is pretty tough to unlock until you get the hang of it. As for reliability? The lock is hard enough to disengage when you're trying to, let alone having this thing close by accident. Not going to happen.

There was absolutely no bladeplay at all, and despite that this is expected, it merits being mentioned. For the price of this piece, the fit and finish are AMAZING.

Blade was actually shaving sharp. That alone is impressive to me, considering the steel. Whoever Boker gets to sharpen their knives, knows what they're doing. Haven't done much cut testing with it yet, just some cardboard at work, but so far it's holding up well, with no noticeable dulling. An upgrade in steel would be nice though, nothing too extravagant, just something to give a little better edge holding.

The only complaint I have is the clip. It's real tight. I couldn't even clip it to anything until I loosened it up a bit, but if you're pushing for a longer clip Chad, than this won't be too much of an issue. It works for me now, just had to break it in a little. I actually prefer this thumbstud over a steel one, it's pretty tough to misplace my thumb when opening it.

My conclusion. Excellent work Chad, you deserve all the praise that can be offered for this one. I'd give you a standing ovation, but nobody would see it anyway.

Great piece Chad.:D
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,737
Aloha Scott!

Hey thanks bro! I gotcha right above the legendary DiAlex's comments already!;) Mahalo though...it's a review I would read twice anyway!:thumbup: :)

God bless and e ya later:cool:
 
Joined
Jul 26, 2005
Messages
2,027
Daywalker. I just received my Biscuit. Love it and plan to take it to work where I work with mostly nurses. I just have a question. Can the thumbstuds be used to open the knife by using it to rub up against the seam of your pocket?
Thanks!
 
Joined
Mar 2, 2005
Messages
475
deathshead said:
Daywalker. I just received my Biscuit. Love it and plan to take it to work where I work with mostly nurses. I just have a question. Can the thumbstuds be used to open the knife by using it to rub up against the seam of your pocket?
Thanks!
I can answer that one. YES.
 
Top