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Bestech BG03 Swordfish G-10 Series

Bestech BG03 Swordfish G-10 Series

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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 😉
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
Just received mine today. My first Bestech. Those ceramic ball bearings are so incredibly smooth.
Feb 16th batch ship date is today. Anybody get a tracking number yet?
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I got the ship email just now. Odd they would throw everyone into a panic first thing in the morning of the day it would ship anyway.
interweb
I don't think they initially planned on shipping them today...
In the context of it's price this is a fantastic knife. What I like: Build quality is solid, fit and finish is good, and deployment is above average. It is also, frankly, an attractive knife.
What I dislike: Tip is too thin and pointy. It is going to break off at some point, it is unavoidable. While attractive, it doesn't handle particularly well, mostly because it is so long and thin. Honestly, I'm not EDCing this so this isn't a big deal for me.
Takeaway, don't get this as a first or a primary pocket knife. Things like the spyderco Delica outclass this in every way for that purpose. As something for the collection though, this is a must own.
fhood
Appreciate the input 👍
fhood
The tip snapping off is not "unavoidable." It's actually very easy to avoid... Don't pry on it. All knives have their purpose, and if you don't misuse a knife, it'll be just fine... I promise. You do a lot of prying, don't use this knife for it. Simple.
Nice! Glad to see this one came back :) In for an orange 👍
Mine showed up today! Am I the first, on this latest Drop? : - ) I got the black & beige. The fit and finish on this knife is nearly perfect. I am extremely happy with it. Perfect centering. Perfect scale fitment. Perfect action. Perfectly strong detent. Which I love, and Bestech is famous for. I did have one issue though. Mine arrived with a 66 degree inclusive, secondary bevel. Which in my world, is completly off the charts. I look forward to hear, how others found their blade.
SteveMidwest
Mine arrived today (1/23), and I will add that the jimping on the blade is actually useful instead of being cosmetic only. The grind at the edge is consistent from side to side, and centering is also perfect. One minor issue is that about 1/8 of an inch of the blade tip on one side was not polished. This is not a light folder, but when the blade is extended it seems very well balanced. The ergos are perfect (for my hand). I have all but one of the budget Bestechs and have been impressed with all of them considering their price.
Be prepared to sharpen it when you receive it. Did not cut paper well.
mpechner
Mine came razor sharp, maybe they have a QC issue?
Country of Origin?
oliverkrystal
I believe they are made in China.