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Bestech BG03 Swordfish G-10 Series

Bestech BG03 Swordfish G-10 Series

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Recieved the swordfish the other day in black and tan and must say i didnt know if i would like it when i joined the drop but took the chance and glad i did. I actually sold off the war-wolf for being kinda bulky and thick handled. It was one of those where you open the box and immediately know its not for you. The sf however with its 2 tone handle was the attraction for me. longer blade i believe at about 4" but is still only a .5" thick in the handle and seems more proportional and while its not light its reasonable weight for the size. Im really digging the 2 tone! kinda reminds me of a tuxedo althou it not b+w. The fit and finish is good as always w great action and the g10 is pretty nice i think. No gaps or unevenness where the two colors mate up. Even grinds, sharp, attractive, and good pocket clip which some bestechs need the clip removed and bent to add more tension but mine was good to go as is. I like the skelotonizing and chamfered edges on the flipper tab. It was not slathered in oil either out the box. Maybe bestechs has gotten better about that as the last couple bestechs ive bought havent been either which is a good thing. Also inside the knife was not full of that black manufacturing gunk i've seen in the past so I think best tech has stepped up there QC recently regarding these things. Overall I am very happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend the swordfish and best tech knives in general. I have knives in my collection from $20-$200 and I feel BT are hands-down the best budget knife values you will find for the money. Couple that with the discounts on md and I think they are very hard to beat.
That silver tongued devil, Kavik has convinced me in the most certain terms that I need this. And it's cheaper here by $10.00 or so from other places that I buy knives. Oh, well. It's Ramen and the dollar menu. At least, I'll be able to cut up the mystery meat with my new knife.
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Green baklash on the way. Ended up going thru atlantic knife $42.50 shipped. The praxis seems to be out of stock everywhere I looked. Baklash is lighter thou so will see if i want the praxis still after handling. Cant wait!
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Cdoyle
Good luck! Hope you like the brand and knife... Also hope MD brings back more Civivi knives. Less Bestech, more Civivi! (Though the MD collaborative knives with WE are a nice option also...)
I got this earlier this year. Solid knife. Would recommend. I remember being surprised by how big it is.
If I didn't have the Paladin, I would get this. I really like the Paladin. I suspect that this knife will be virtually identical, mechanically. They look just about the same.
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Lol it's okay, you can do both. We're all evil enablers here 😉👍
Kavik
I just read your post and had to laugh. OUT LOUD!
Has anyone had any success drilling there own holes for moving the pocket clip to the other side? I actually have a Paladin which should be at my house today. (If Fedex would stop sucking so much) Otherwise its a remove the pocket clip and just deep carry.
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ASpatha
Don't do it. I did, went into my pocket for change, it had opened and I cut the end off my little finger.
Slickab
lol Ya I've been carrying my Paladin in my back pocket instead.
Does anyone know where I can get a new pocket clip and screws for this knife? I caught the clip on my steering wheel cover getting out of my Jeep. I was able to take it off and bend it back, but partially stripped one of the screws. I got it back on, but did the same thing again today. Thanks!
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You bet. I'm glad to hear it! They really are, a great team over there. Though a bit understaffed. Which does keep costs, and prices down. They'll be at Shot Show 2019 too. Though I'm not sure if they'll have a booth or not? They were there last year. Luvthemknives YouTube Channel, is planning on interviewing them again this year.
SteveMidwest
I will have to check out the YT channel. Thanks again!
My new Swordfish arrived today. It's an amazing knife! The flipper works perfectly. And the scales are great.
Hi guys, anyone maybe know where to get a deep carry pocket clip for this knife? Looking to EDC, unfortunately dutchies are not very knaf-friendly
ManaScream
Can't really help you with that.... But what I can tell you is it would have to be made specifically for this knife, since the clip mounts in a recessed cutout. If be surprised if you're gonna find that.
I'll also say, for not being a deep carry, only about 1/2" of knife shows on this one above the clip. The clip itself is going to be more noticeable than the little bit of handle (unless it's orange) And it's a looong knife. If your whole country is that un-knaf-friendly.... You get want to just go with something different. Maybe something you can carry in pocket with no clip
Love this knife! Smooth deployment with a solid lock-up. It's a bit heavy, however, this is not a complaint but rather an observation as some may prefer a lighter tool for everyday carry. I also feel that it's weight is well balanced creating a more trustworthy deployment. The D2 blade makes it easy to keep sharp and with a tamed down drop point with the look of a clip point, it can get in to tight areas for fine detail work. The G10 scales (mine are black and green) look great and add some nice style to an already worthy addition to any collection. This is my second Bestech (first one being the Starfighter) and will certainly not be my last.
A+ solid deal. Get it while they last
Got this on the last drop. Solid knife for the price.
This or the Zumwalt that just dropped? They seem very similar to me, can anyone with experience handling both comment?
how is it for leftys?
theMZA
Like every other flipper with a liner lock and non-reversable pocket clip I'd imagine? Other than that, I bet it cuts the same 😉
theMZA
I am right handed. I have absolutely no problems in very easily opening and closing this knife with my left hand. You are asking about the knife, right?
Good knife, would recommend. I had to re profile mine, but that doesn't seem like a common problem.
They make this with an IVORY color handle as well........SWEET looking knife....I picked up the green handle but would buy another if the IVORY color handle came up....I've read the reviews on this knife...generally very good.
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Yes that is the listing I was talking about......I trust that your explanation is correct. Thanks for the clarification....That being said wouldn't an IVORY colored G10 handle be killer?
If it had the faux ivory texture/pattern to it as well, absolutely!
I have some faux ivory that is pretty impressively close to looking like the real deal, but it's not the right shape/size. Anyway, I love my orange scales 😁
Can anybody tell me if it is a quick release , sşring assisted oprned blade pocket knife ? If it is so I am gonna participate this campaign . Very many thanks in advance . Mustafa Yeten YAVAŞ Istanbul , Turkey
Submariner2
It is not a spring assisted opening, but the blade deploys well with the flipper. There are many youtube reviews where you can see it in action while they discuss it
Kavik
Very many thanks for your kind answer and explanation regarding my question dear friend Kavik .
Hey guys, mine (which I got a long time ago) seems to have had a bad heat treat, as I can't seem to put an edge on it without it chipping. Has anyone else had this problem? I know it is not across all Bestechs, because my other knives from them sharpen fine.
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Yeah, I guess contacting them probably is the best solution. I like the knife enough that it is probably worth the trouble.
fhood
They've been quick to respond and very helpful when I've emailed them with questions 👍
Ok, May 6 still waiting patiently in Australia. Anyone else have this problem?
Lanyard hole wasn't drilled all the way on show side. Blade has "stages" when closing. Overall these things are fixable and overlookable for a $40 piece sporting D2 and contoured G10.
TheDMc
Yup, my lanyard hole was the same. It was an easy fix.
FedEx shipping is the worst! Why can't it be USPS? At least I wouldn't have to wait a week and a half for my knife to arrive. Sheesh!
WhiskeyEchoKnives
And then FedEx drops it off at the post office anyways.
WhiskeyEchoKnives
Yup, that's FedEx "smart post", or something like that. Cheap for bulk shipping, but sucks balls for delivery time.
I got mine in the mail today..... very nice knife! Action is great and smooth. The joints where the bolster and handle meet are actually are done better than a Benchmade MCR. Honestly, the only 2 small things I could nick-pick would be the pocket clip and the overall balance. It is a little heavy in the back. It's about a perfect knife as a nice can get other than that.
I have 2 zero tolerance, 1 benchmade, and several other knives but not a bestech. Can anyone offer a comparison between what I own and this one I ordered ??
anyone imported a knife to Canada recently? i heard they changed some of the importing rules, and i don't want to get burned.
Bestech makes some really nice tools. I have the Spike and it is one of the smoothest knives I own. It's not nearly the most expensive. I wish there were some way to get them to understand that a left handed option would be a great addition to their lineup. They literally have no option for left hand carry on any of their knives. That is the reason I will not buy more than the one knife I own and I wish I could.
Looks like a ZT 450 blade with a BM 940 handle. Sweet.
In for a black and orange!
Hey everyone! We locked down more units in all colors. Thanks to everyone who joined the drop. @crossfire713 @Kavik @Hockingham
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I don't work here, but...... You should be able to go into your transactions page and update the order to change your color selection, yes.
Kavik
If that doesn't work you can always cancel the order and create a new one with the desired color! Thanks @Kavik
Barely comes back and already no orange/ black or green / black. That's messed up 2 drops in a row and I can't buy the one I want. You're definitely slipping Mass Drop 😡😡😡
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We’re you able to get the orange/black?
DougFLA123
Yes, was able to change once MD acquired more units, thanks
Wow. This one came back crazy quick. I just got mine from the last drop 2 weeks ago lol
@fhood
Lol well, I can attest to the severity of the pointy end now haha
Was playing around with it tonight and was stropping the edge clean on my jeans. Don't know what I did... got sloppy, was only half paying attention, whatever it was.... Managed to slip the tip through a stiff new pair of Levi's and put a little over a quarter inch of the blade at a low angle into my thigh with barely any pressure. But it didn't snap yet lol
Oh well, it's not really your knife till it bites you, right? Hahaha
Kavik
Gave yourself a pretty bad sticking, eh?
I think both my WE 704 and my ZT 0804 have each bitten me more times than they have cut anything else.
Omniseed
Lol sad to say, but I've done way worse with other knives. Don't recall even feeling it go in. If it weren't for the fact that I jerked the knife up, instead of back out the same angle... 😒
*clears throat * Thanks to Bestech's Swordfish's impeccable grinds, even bevels, thin profile, and delicate tip, even self-inflicted stab wounds are an absolute pleasure! Don't delay, buy yours today!
Mine just came in, verrrrry nice
Lemme be super critical first : -This thing came soooooo oiled. Like dripping from the pivot, squeezing out between the scales and the liners....yet didn't run exactly smooth out of the box, felt gummy (i'll come back to that)
-free spinning pivot. If you're gonna make a D shaped pivot, WHY put it in a round hole? ESPECIALLY when you have a custom pivot that shows painfully obviously when it shifts?
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-ceramic bearings....in flexible plastic cages?
The only other ceramic bearings I have to compare to are from the Bestech Goblin...these are different.
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The brass ones from the Goblin roll smooth between my fingers. The plastic ones... Eh, less so.
From a couple dozen flips before disassembly, you can see a little groove worn in both the blade and the scales, though nothing really deep enough to feel
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Now onto the praise : -the grinding on the blade is flawless, right down to the edge. The bevel is even on both sides from heel to toe. Out of the box sharpness is one of the best I've had. Doesn't treetop hairs, but it does catch on them above skin level. Paper is no match for it.
-the two piece g10 scales aren't 100% flush at the joints, but boy they're damn close -edges are eased in all the right places (especially the edge of the lock bar, which is very nice). ONLY thing I think they needed to chamfer that they didn't is the lanyard holes, those feel sharp enough to wear paracord over time. -last, but not least, the action : this is the smoothest knife I own. After disassembly, cleaning, and re-lubing (Hoppe's No. 9), despite my concerns about the plastic cages for the bearings, it flips open every time, no misfires, and falls shut! If I could change anything about the action, I wish the detent was just a hair stronger. It's smooth as hell, but not as fast as some others I have here. Not the end of the world waiting another five hundredths of a second lol But, I can shake it open if I try hard enough, which can be a legal issue....of course, it's also a 4" blade, which makes carrying it an issue as well lol
I think that covers everything LOL TL;DR - after a standard tear down and reassembly, 100% happy with the look and feel of this knife. Would've paid retail if i saw it in a store.
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Kavik
looks like the bearings kizer use with the plastic cages.
JDM_GT
Interesting, thanks. Didn't know that, the only Kizer I have is the GPB1 which is on washers