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Bestech BG11 "Beluga" Folding Knife

Bestech BG11 "Beluga" Folding Knife

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Hopefully they bring this back with D2 again.
I just received mine, in Australia. I’m very impressed compared to the Lion, it’s a step up in terms of F&F, flipping action and ergos. It came shaving sharp, slightly off center. What a bargain. Being in Australia, most international shipping is quite expensive. massdrop international prices are ridiculously cheap, keep it up massdrop.
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I brought this because I have the Bestech Lion and it’s a fantastic budget knife. But unfortunately I don’t carry knives that large. I do wish this Beluga came with D2 steel though. But for the price I can’t complain.
I ordered this due to its size and shape, even tho its 12C27 stainless and not 14C28N. I wish some of these companies would make more models with three inch blade and under models. I like 3.5+ inch blades as well but not for EDC. There are several brands that I like the look and shape of their lineup, but the blades are just too big for me; Ruike and Stedemon for instance.
$52 on blade HQ so nice price. Really like my Maserin knife from Massdrop. With MD would offer more from them. This looks nice. I usually like the higher end knives so not sure I'm going to jump on this one. Maybe.
If only it had a deep carry pocket clip.
I bought several titanium flippers recently (I've settled on carrying a Kizer Sealion for the time being) + the native 5 blue box (which has shipped), so I'm likely to pass on this offering. That being said, the Beluga looks to be the most "office practical" Bestech I've seen on Massdrop, and the offering price is good. Since I don't see a blade hardness rating in the specs, so I looked on www.bestechknives.com -- they rate it at 59-61, which is quite good .
I like this knife for $40. Like Bestech fit & finish. Should be a good beater knife. Ergos look comfortable. im leaning....
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Looks similar.....labeled a Sheepsfoot 🤔🤫.
DanX
Even looking through manufacturer descriptions and so-called informational websites....it's amazing the amount of misinformation that's out there between drop points, sheepsfoot and wharncliffe
But I'd say that Bradford is a sheepsfoot, wouldn't say that at all about this Beluga
Welcome back my Beige whale....I let you pass last time, this time you shall be mine
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I think my swordfish was $39.99+shipping. Actually carrying it today, love it. I can double check that price.
This is probably a great knife, I just feel the pricing is a bit off from Massdrops normally excellent Bestech pricing.
namhod
That sounds right on the swordfish Thing is, they all seem to be the same retail last I looked, so not surprising this doesn't get more of a discount compared to others
And i get what you're saying, i'd like to see the price a little lower too, given the slightly less expensive steel.... I just think at the price we're at with these, anything more expensive might be a pass from customers, less expensive wouldn't be worth them making it without cutting corners somewhere, in either steel type
That said, I'm carrying my Thorn today, also in 12C27. It probably gets more pocket time than most of my other G10 Bestechs, and it holds it's edge well
How do you guys think this compares to the Kershaw Emerson? I'm looking for a decent cheap-ish knife. Thanks!
TPllama
This knife blows the Kershaw out of the water. Twice the price for ten times the value.
To those who already own a Beluga -- is the blade spine chamfered or plain and straight?
hatman
It is chamfered from the base of the spine to about an inch from the tip.
I have a Bestech Kendo that I rather like, but it has a deep carry clip and D2 steel which are both upgrades in my mind. The Kendo's only real weakness is the blade can cut you from the back side of the handle when closed. That is a big no-no. This looks like a nice knife if you are a fan of the blade steel. Sheepsfoot blades are always nice IMO, though they call this a drop point.
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And less of a defined point than a Wharncliffe, and generally at least a little bit of belly compared to the straight edge of the Wharncliffe profile
Omniseed
Yes, agreed. Wharncliffe crossed my mind in the comparison (they seem quite popular here), but I guess I got lazy lol, so thanks for pointing that out
It's not a 'bad' steel, it's the old standard sandvik steel, which sharpens very nicely & easily on regular stones, but it will loose it fairly quickly also.
I wish this used the new sandvik, 14c28n - which is much better all around from what I've read.
You're right, Kavik. Was my first opinion too. Btw, it's trendy for now to name knives after animals. If you havn't a special styled blade form, you have to use blade holes or lanyard cutwork to imply faces...
Looks nice, but the price is interesting. It is a smaller knife than the other Bestech knives that have been sold on here, and it has a lower grade steel than the usual D2 tool steel used in their blades. Why is the knife more expensive?
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D2 steel confirmed! From Bestech Knives Instagram: "Bestech Beluga!New version with new colors and D2 steel is coming! Let’s wait!"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmF5DAOAfXi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
JKreese
Well, damn. Hope I don't like the new colors, or I'm gonna have to find a friend to gift one to and buy this again lol
I am a sucker for thin, lightweight folders with 3-inch blades -- I'm in. Also, MD offers a larger selection than I can find online. I prefer the stonewashed blade offered here to the satin offered elsewhere. And the price is lower here.
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It's an eternal struggle on enthusiast's boards it seems, it actually kind of drove me away from my paid membership on BladeForums. I wasn't able to get clear information about foreign products that didn't include a tax for being sold under an American company's brand. I wasn't really able to ask questions about or discuss Chinese knives at all without threads getting locked because of hotheaded bonises who wouldn't quit calling basically any Chinese maker a design-stealing slave labor-using state-subsidized den of treachery and warranty disappointment.
They would even just casually imply that a Chinese knife maker must have a terrible warranty experience if any at all, ignoring that those were the days of Spyderco rejecting warranty work requests if people had broken their factory threadlocker.
Omniseed
Yeah, i can imagine....I haven't been hanging out there much for a while (not for any particular reason, just haven't been that much into knives until just the past few months again. Before that there was a bit of an obsession with kitchen knives, but used other forums more specific to that), but I do recall that place feeling skewed towards certain brands and makers. Forums will always be very clique-ish.
It's just fortunate. Forums in general, potential for being such a perfect place for people to be able to be introduced to new gems that they may have never found out about otherwise....so many companies out there, no one can find/test them all on their own.....and instead things that could actually be really good get squashed by the closed minded hive mentality before they even get a chance
The Bestech Beluga seems to be in stock at several dealers for $52 plus shipping.
Yeah - already available on several big online seller websites for about $8 more. I don't like the clip or the weight/size but I do like the design. I'll pass on this one, though.
"Available on Massdrop before anywhere else" I don't get it? Hasn't this knife been out for a while? Also, it's not the blade that takes its inspiration from the shape of the whale, it's the handle....
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Kavik
Looks more like a Ninja Turtle. Michelangelo? Which one is the Tan one...?
Axeguy
Lol or that too
Tan? I dunno, i remember them all being green... Or black and white lol
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