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We rectifier vs ferrum forge falcon

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by smilk327, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    Title say it all. I am in constant debate between these two knives. Does anyone have experience with both that can highlight strengths and weaknesses? Are there any very similar knives I am missing in the same price range?
     
  2. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    No experience with FF but I got a chance to check out the Rectifier. It's well made of course. What really stands out is the thin stock and the deep hollow grind. It's one of the sliciest production folders out there. It felt great in my medium hand. Pocket clip works well.
     
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  3. xICEMANx

    xICEMANx Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    I've owned both and I'll give the nod to the Rectifier. Better ergo's, slicey blade with multiple deployment options, lighter, etc. Both are good knives but the Rectifier is one of my favorite EDC knives I've owned. It's a little bigger too, my hand felt cramped on the Falcon.
     
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  4. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    Thank you for your help lot seems that is the common theme is how slicey it is which is awesome. I have medium to large hands so it seems like it will fit well
     
  5. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    Thank you this is the feedback I was hoping for. How does the action compare on both?
     
  6. Bimmer1

    Bimmer1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2000
    I see Massdrop listed a new fancier falcon drop coming soon.
     
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  7. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    I did not see that I’ll have to check it out. Thank you.
     
  8. Bimmer1

    Bimmer1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2000
    The falcon wing version and one with a DLC blade I believe.
     
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  9. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    For the price they want though(same as WE) I wonder if it’s a better deal than the Rectifier.
     
  10. Bimmer1

    Bimmer1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2000
    That’s tough to say. I’m tempted to get in on the drop. Really like the FF Crux!
     
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  11. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    The crux just doesn’t do it for me. Maybe after I figure out the debate between Rectifier and Falcon. Which right now all signs seem to point to Rectifier.
     
  12. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    The Falcon is the nicer of the two... but the Rectifier is the better of the two. The falcon is too thick.
     
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  13. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    I kind of got that impression the falcon looks amazing and the rectifier while decent in its own right just is g10 and frame lock. We’ve all been there. Which one has the better fidget factor?
     
  14. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I actually have both. The Rectifier has better action, but the Falcon is smoother to close. The Rectifier has a sharper flipper tab and the lock is a little harder to actuate. The Falcon has worse chamfering on the lock bar, so while it has less pressure it is a little more uncomfortable to actuate. The Falcon has a much thicker handle, almost rounded in a few spots, the Rectifier is a little more comfortable in my medium small hands, but the choil helps index the Falcon better. The Rectifier is significantly lighter, being around 2/3 the thickness and having little over half the blade stock thickness. The Rectifier has a more firm detent, so the thumb hole is harder to use, but the Falcon has worse thumb hole access so it isn't easy to use either.

    Overall they share a lot in common, titanium framelock flippers with ceramic bearings and detent in S35VN, milled titanium clips, multiple finish and color options, price around $150 and great flipping action. Either one is a solid option.

    A better comparison, however, is the Rectifier and FF Gent. In that match up the Gent wins by a fair margin by being just over half the price.
     
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  15. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    I can’t thank you enough for this detailed comparison. I have the gent and while it’s an amazing knife the non jimped flipper tab and single method of opening don’t make it fun to use. It is however extremely functional and a great edc. If you could pick one to use daily and fidget with between the Rectifier and the Falcon which one wouldn’t it be?
     
  16. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    For actual use, Rectifier hands down. It cuts so much better. For little cutting but lots of fiddling I'd have to go with the Falcon because it makes a cooler sound when it opens.
     
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  17. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    Thank you! I do a lot of fiddling and medium to small cutting. See and now the tide swings in the falcons favor. Lol this hobby is so much fun.
     
  18. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Trying to use rhe thumb holes on both my Falcon and Rectifier, I can tell you that neither is an especially good option if you want to not use the flipper. Right or left handed, the detent is way too strong for the thumb hole to be little more than decorative. I view them both as flippers only.
     
  19. smilk327

    smilk327

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    Apr 14, 2016
    Well that’s disappointing I really liked the idea of the multiple deployment options. Spyderco flippers just aren’t quite right. I was hopping for a great flipper with extras. Although I have seen people use the holes etc maybe it just takes some getting used to?
     
  20. xICEMANx

    xICEMANx Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Detents are not the same on all knives. My rectifier can be easily opened with the thumb hole, flipper and the "spydie flick".
     
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