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Bestech Hornet Folding Knife

Bestech Hornet Folding Knife

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Just got mine in yesterday and I already love it. The only problem I have is the titanium back stop is blue not gold but I can live with that.
I just got this delivered last night. Overall first impressions are good, but there is some weird marks on the blade, on each side. Some of them look like small scratches, as if from a fine grit sandpaper. I know it wasn't caused by sandpaper, but that's what it looks like. The other marks look like when a piece of metal with some protecting oil on it is wrapped in plastic wrap or film, and you can see the ridges lines from the plastic. Hard to explain, hope my photos show this. Debating on returning because of these blemishes. Any advice is much appreciated. I do have some Flitz polish at home I was going to use to try and remove the marks too.
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Got this in green. Great knife for the price. Excellent fit and finish. Opens easily and locks up tight. Very easy to close one handed. Unfortunately I lost the damn thing yesterday! Need this drop to come back so I can get another one.
Well. I just got an email from MD saying that this drop was going to be delayed.
They had to cancel the mora drop before this..
I really want this knife so I hope that there are no more surprises.
Qotho
I recieved the same message. I then recieved my tracking number thru Fed Ex.....arrives next week. btw...what color did you order? I've got a green one headed my way.
rbrent
green one so ugly.. had to love it. still nothing on my end sigh
I wasn't going to buy this. NO. Not now. I have already spent more than a car payment on knives this month. But then, I looked at a video. (Satan made me do, doncha' know.) https://youtu.be/d1X4E_ju9tM. And LTK had one in green. About half way thru the video I'm thinking, maybe I should get one. I punched JOIN DROP after the video. Bo and lehold! Green was a choice. And when I looked at the price, MD had already put my $10.00 coupon on the invoice that I got from buying a knife too recently from here. So as I write, I am on the list. At $50.00, this is a very good price. I did not see it under $60 anywhere else. If the HT is well done, this blade will survive a lot of abuse. In case you don't want to watch the video, the bearings are caged ceramic. Very smooth action. (Note to self- stop looking at knife ads.)
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Nice. I got a good laugh out of that one.
Lol was just a joke in response to your "you got it" comment
But, yeah, maybe I'll try entering a couple of of these days 👍 Sounds like you have WAY better luck in contests than me though lol
Maybe it's just my tastes but this thing is hideous.
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I agree, it grew on me too.
Maybe I'll grab this on the next drop, it just doesn't appeal much to me for now.
Gaudy yet functional. Centering is off, but all edges are finished smoothly. Not perfect, but better than the price would indicate. Good ergonomics too.
** CANADA ** The CBSA seized this knife, they state that it is a "weapon" that can be opened with one hand by pushing the flipper tab with one finger.
I advice fellow Canadians to avoid purchasing this and any other knives that open one handed. :-(
I guess that leaves us with nail groove blades.
Oh, and I have a Karambit coming that o am sure it will be seized as well, any thoughts
UPDATE 1 Oct 2018 I received a letter from the Recourse Directorate (the trade appeals unit) with their response to my appeal. Their finding is that the Bestech Hornet is a prohibited weapon. The basis of their decision seems to be solely on the deployment method "by applying pressure to the knife's flipper or protrusion, the blade opened automatically to the extended position. This is considered opening automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife". It is important to note that the device (flipper tab) is NOT in or on the handle, but on the blade itself, but they concluded that such a flipper protrudes from the handle and is, in fact, considered to be a device attached to the handle. Oh well... I think that there are other factors not considered such as the law is mostly meant to prohibit the import of knives like balisongs or switchblades; I see a sheep's foot more like a box cutter or even a carving knife (not a weapon). There is also a loophole in the letter of the law as the device is not attached to the handle. In any case, someone with more patience than I can pick up that legal battle, perhaps some sort of class action. I have 3 options: appeal again to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, arrange for a return of the knife using a bonded courier who can transport dangerous goods (at exorbitant rates), or abandon the knife. I give up.
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What happened in Oz is there was a big upswing of knife murders ..... basically what was going on was Sudanese refugee gang members were getting cheap kitchen or fishing knives ,,,,committing crimes violence and murder esp against Indian students ..... but the media couldn't report that as I guess that would bias the population against African refugees.. Anyway the result was stupid things like Aldi having to dump advertised specials like a fathers day traditional stockman lockless folder and police and fireman soldiers and first responders being unable to buy suitable tools .....meanwhile available one handed openers jumped in price to ridiculous prices and knife knuts went nuts for one handed folders.... None of this addressed the actual problem of violent crimes because perps arnt going to spend $ on a quality blade and speed or ease of opening makes absolutely NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever. It takes the same time to deploy a 2 handed knife....it just takes 2 hands ......fixed blades can be deployed instantly too..... Glad common sence won out in the end.
Huh. Fellow Canadian here- my Bestech Paladin shipped in October without a hassle. I would consider its blade shape far more "aggressive", (from a BS bureaucratic point of view) than the hornet's. So idk. I have no idea how customs actually operates, but perhaps there's a provincial discrepancy in how strictly these new restrictions are enforced? Anyway, if you have paypal this retailer might serve you better: https://www.warriorsandwonders.com/All_Folding_Knives Good luck!
This is a great knife feels amazing in my hand.
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Dangocrazy
Put my order in for a red. Can't wait to get my hands on it!
Overall happy with this purchase. Sized just right for my hands.
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Mine showed up today. Shipped one day later than originally promised.
I ordered the red scales. Love the knife but wish the backspacer was not gold anodized. Anyone know if can be changed out?
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The damn couch monster. Been gobbling up small knife parts, (backspacers, screws, and bearings) and the remote control since before I was born. Lol
Gunnersmate2
Lol yup, it's never satisfied with the occasional crumbs i offer it haha
Anyone else find it unacceptable for 2 Bestech drops in a row not shipping on time and no projected date?
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I got a notification today for my Imp, but the other fay a delay notice on this Hornet . It will be no less than 7 days before I will actually receive the Imp, maybe 10. 😣
crossfire713
That's weird, I only got my notice on this one today
Interesting design. I do wish Bestech would drop their proprietary pivot for Torx. If I hadn't just picked up those two Rike blades and that super cheap S35VN Kizer, I'd be all up on this one.
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Weak detent 😜
Kavik
Oh! Sharp lockbar. The Zancudo has that problem.
That green and black combo is really eye catching, although the blade looks ugly but overall appearance makes it interesting. I am sold.
Looked so good, then liner lock broke the deal for me ; ;
DeeO
Being that this uses their thicker liners (not to mention that the blade shape pretty much precludes any chance of using this in a stabbing motion), I wouldn't be worried about the liner lock not being sturdy enough, if that's what you mean
That’s a ridiculously wide blade! 1.25” wow! But seriously though, glad to see this here.
I wish the clip could have been mounted a little higher.
That’s a ridiculously wide blade! 1.25” wow! But seriously though, glad to see this here.
Geen eyeballing this knife for some months. Great to see it here on MD. I just grabbed the Green Hornet
WoodyBalto
I hear you, WoodyBalto. This one has been on my radar for a while too. My excuse for not buying it was that it hadn't dropped here yet. There goes my excuse. Dang.
Damn I bought this the day it came out for over $60. I love it great knife the action , fit and finish are incredible for the price. Great ergos perfect blade centering and pretty good edge out of the box. They sold out quick on bladehq. This is a great price for a cool blade.
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A knife named Hornet, that doesn't come in yellow and black. Missed opportunity, I'd say.
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NeWaVdubs
Went went for the Green Hornet :)
WoodyBalto
Hmm.. Kato sounds like a good name for a knife..
Not for me but for those interested, Zelrick has a quick overview of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90je2Ce41E4&t=573s
bdpf
1.7" wide in the pocket......🤐
Does anyone know the weight of this knife. It's not mentioned in the specs.
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Holy... So it's lightweight..
namhod
For it's size, I'd say not bad :)
Hoo boy, that is an ugly knife........also I need one.
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Check out the movie "hunted"
I actually used this knife to kill a zombie. Took forever, very messy too, and after all that work--turned out not to be a zombie after all! Very frustrating experience--not a knife I can recommend .
Found a review that says the bearings and detent ball are ceramic. The review was positive saying it was a "great knife for a little over$50" but did say this knife is part of Bestech's value line models.
statetheobvious
Value line just means it uses G-10 and D2 instead of titanium and S35VN. Bestech makes great knives.
statetheobvious
Yeah, don't get thrown off by the wording. It may be their "budget" line, but they make good quality stuff.
Damnit Massdrop, you're practically stealing from me at this point.
The knife is smooth because of its Pivot system? That's some nothing speak right there. Steel bearings? Ceramic bearings? Phosphor bronze washers? Teflon? These phrases would actually mean something. Every folding knife has a"pivot system". It's annoying enough when they don't mention pivot hardware at all, but when they go out if their way to mention it, yet tell you absolutely nothing, it drives me nuts. This car is super fast because of its engine system! This clothing is super durable/comfortable because of its fabric system!
Okay, done ranting now.
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There you guys go. Turning my perfectly serviceable rant into a useful and informative thread.
Notsurewhyibother
Not my intention at all, I enjoyed your rant and was onboard with it!
Your rant was useful because it said things 🤣