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Who is the Chris Reeve of flippers?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Ron Sabbagh, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    448
    Sep 15, 1999
    I've been away from the knife world for a few years. I am a big fan of CRK knives but I do love me some flippers. I own several customs but interested in who you recommend for a production/semi production/midtech flipper on par with CRK quality and customer service.
     
  2. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Hinderer maybe. Not as refined, but damn nice, well made knives.
     
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  3. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    CRK and RHK for me.
     
  4. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    959
    Feb 20, 2018
    Reate.
     
  5. Fire Beard

    Fire Beard

    841
    Sep 1, 2013
    Shirogorov
     
  6. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    663
    Jan 21, 2019
    Tagged for info
     
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  7. Banter 247

    Banter 247

    374
    Feb 22, 2019
    Olamic. Build quality is awesome, customer service is great. They’re introducing the Rainmaker as a production piece now. It looks like my new favorite Olamic, if the standard pocket clip is universally pocket friendly.
     
  8. CdnMitch

    CdnMitch Gold Member Gold Member

    120
    Jan 12, 2019
    I must say I agree with this. Shiro gets my vote too.
     
  9. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    My first answer was also Shirogorov.

    I keep forgetting about Olamic. Somebody there has asubtle sense of humor.

    Now, I also want to see what others think.
     
  10. Banter 247

    Banter 247

    374
    Feb 22, 2019
    How is Shiro CS?
     
  11. CdnMitch

    CdnMitch Gold Member Gold Member

    120
    Jan 12, 2019
    I have heard that you just send your knife to Recon1 (I believe the only authorized Shiro dealer in the USA) and they take care of the shipping to Shiro etc. Recon1 has been great to deal with as far as purchasing my Shiros, I have never had an issue with any of mine.
     
  12. 007Airman

    007Airman

    380
    Dec 23, 2018
    No one makes a flipper that bad. LOL
     
  13. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Kershaw of course :D :D
    I'm only partly kidding.
    The last two flippers I bought were Kershaws and they were VERY satisfying fit and finish wise.
    I suppose the hardness isn't 60 but then I'm not a fan of S35VN anyway.
     
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  14. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Care to explain?
     
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  15. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    Wowbagger has a point. For their price, Kershaw makes some very good knives. Not every single one, maybe, but they pay attention to HT.

    The quality gap between CRK and "everybody else" is closing, and maybe Kershaw won't try to compete, but some of the companies that have already been mentioned, are getting close.

    Now, they're not made here in the States like CRK, so if that's important, then Tim and company are still the way to go.
     
  16. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    007Airman said:
    No one makes a flipper that bad. LOL

    007Airman is a newbie...obviously. We hope he doesn't continue to demonstrate his ignorance here.
     
  17. 007Airman

    007Airman

    380
    Dec 23, 2018
    Owned several crk and never been a fan. Over hyped. Even after selling many I decided to try one again, I picked up a small inkosi insingo and let it go quickly after I found the thumb relief to be silly small for even average thumbs. CRK are the dress watch of the knife industry, sure well made and can do the job but the ergonomics just aren't very good for more than just show.
    I know a lot here love crk and they have that right, I just don't.
    As for the OP I'd say ZT flippers are the equal in fit and finish to crk.
     
  18. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    Tread carefully around the CRK loyalists, friend!

    Over the Internet, it's hard to tell just how serious a person is being, when they say something. I have never owned a Reeve, but I respect them because if the reputation they have, here.
     
  19. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I'm a big fan of ZT, but I don't think they have the same tolerances as CRK.

    But your statement that no one makes a flipper that bad is false based on your explanation. They are not bad, the designs are just not your preference. You can't argue with the numerous awards that CRK has received over the years.
     
  20. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    I've had quite a few flippers, including RHK, WE, Brous Blades, Kershaw, ZT, CKF, Olamic, Microtech, and no doubt more I'm forgetting. Only Shirogorov reminds me of CRK out of all the others.
     

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