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Brous Blades Razorback Folding Knife

Brous Blades Razorback Folding Knife

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I am loving this!ūüėé Another winner from Brous Blades. Definitely worth the money . Thank you to Jason & MD for the excellent value!
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For people concerned about D2, Jason works with the metal exclusively. Yes, there are super steels out there, even at this price point. I've got more than one with M390, and many with S35VN. I've given up being a steel snob because you know what? D2 sharpens incredibly easily, and holds its edge quite well. I HATE sharpening M390. The only real problem D2 may have is for people in humid or tropical regions, where corrosion can become an issue. I highly recommend Aegis EDCi spray, which quickly and easily protects the blade. ApostleP on youtube whether you love him or hate him knows his way around a blade, and this is his favorite steel. Personally, I'm not crazy about this particular blade shape, and won't be joining the drop. Do be aware though if you have any problem with the knife, Jason will take it back and make it right. Personal experience. He'll even sharpen it.
Clutch_Cargo
Great info and recommendations all around, thanks for contributing! Your experience with Jason lines up with mine and many others'. I will check out Aegis and see if it works to make that spray available on Massdrop if you'd like.
Got mine today. Excellent quality. Very nice knife. A bit smaller than expected, but a great EDC. I'm happy with the purchase!
Can someone tell me how this price is justified?
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limited supply would of been a better word than limited edition. my bad. you wont see this knife everywhere like you would see a buck knife.
john1deere
This is a LIMITED EDITION 1 - 500 the first drop was the first 250 You will Not see this again in this config. Brous Blades might make this design but in a different material, color, scale handle. Made in USA
Sure is a good thing I don't expect Massdrop blades to ship on time. But now I have to worry if vendor will actually deliver.
$249! D2? Forget it...I will stick with my beak which is tougher than D2....beleive me.
Bogarte
Coo coo
D2 Has become a budget steel over the past year. However there is more than just the steel. There is the heat treatment. I have heard that Jason Brous really has it down on D2. That is why that is all he uses. Paul Bos at Buck might be the best person at heat treatment in the world. He can take a substandard steel like 420HC and make it quite good. D2 is one of the most rust resistant tool steels, but it is not stainless so you should still keep it oiled.
Anyone know if the acid wash on the D2 might be prone to surface rust or whatever it's called
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Yes but I don't believe I stated that it couldn't. Thanks for clarifying!
ThatGuy333
i would not recommend the acid stonewashed finish if you live somewhere that is very humid. If it was just acid wash it would help protect the steel a bit. The stone washing buts tons of little tinny dimples on the surface of the steel. If you don't keep it coated in oil moisture can get trapped in there and start to cause pitting. Like on a gun thar goes to long with out oil on it...
That is a very small blade though...
WackyTabacy
That's what she said. Couldn't resist that one..,lol
BlackElk
lol
This is a great price. Anything on the output of this blade?
WackyTabacy
Yeah, it's LATE!
Is this knife made in China?
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That's great, although I wonder what you could possibly be using to view this on, since every single electronic by every manufacturer is made in China. If you try hard, maybe Taiwan.
Clutch_Cargo
I'm using a PC I built myself with as many American sourced components as I can. But whatever excuse you need to make to be okay with slave labor is up to you. Some people try to not be bad human beings.
This knife is a bargain and BB has a reputation for high quality mid tech knives. I like the fact that the design of this knife especially the blade has more character than most of the "block" looking knifes in this category. BB calls it a recurve tanto--very sweet. Since I am not a metallurgist I may not speak with authority as to the technical aspects of D2. However, the consensus seems to be that D2 or tool steel is used for its price point, durability and corrosion resistance and may be difficult to sharpen when not done correctly but opinions vary on the last point. The link below is from a relatively recent article that provides a great overview of D2. http://www.knivesillustrated.com/does-d2-tool-steel-make-a-good-knife/ According to the BB website this knife was a limited run which makes this drop all the more special. It will be next to impossible to find any Brous Blade and certainly not this one at a lower price point. Very excited about adding this to the collection.
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unlucky I guess
BlackElk
That was a rather terse response and I intended no offense. Thanks for pointing out the issue you had and I hope you were able to sort it out with blade HQ. Perhaps you can expand further on your experience and if was resolved?
I have vetted the price and at 190 plus a few bucks for shipping this is a great price! The 3 major online sellers have them but are getting 249-269 only a few on amazon so there asking 399! I'd jump on this like I just did if you want one, once word gets out they are going to go fast!
Does this come razor sharp?
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Ah well I think he is looking to use this knife...
Mark.Ho
I've bought from Brous a few times. He hand grinds the edge. They come quite sharp, but they won't be super perfect.
As others have pointed out, D2 is good steel, especially if properly heat treated; no discussion of how they did it. D2 is also very inexpensive steel, so great value in a knife; but I feel what you are really paying the most for is the name of the maker. There are any number of $50 knives made from D2 that are every bit as good, but I personally do like the styling and elegance of BB knives, and that to me is worth paying a bit of a premium. Not a (I'm guessing) 400% mark-up. If you are, this deal from Massdrop is probably the best you'll find, if you can even find it. Another win; just not for me.
190+ is a very high price point for a D2 knife blade. That being said it is low for a Ti frame lock from brous. I would need to know more about the heat treatment and quench of the blade to commit... Also is the Ti solid block? Just a heads up on the blade design if your not familiar, it is one hell of a slicer. Being hollow ground and the contour of the blade it will require a higher skill set to sharpen. But any professional service would have no problem with it. If you actually use it enough to require a regrind, average use would only require stroping with compound... I'll be following this drop for more information on the blade and will try to vet the price!
This looks like such an unfunctional blade shape.
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Sadly that's not really true anymore... Pretty soon we're going to have to modify that phrase to read, "you'll never get more than you pay for", because so many markets are developing with overpriced goods because once a subset of people buy them, others assume it is good because of the price and hop on the train too.
That's not to say this is the case here, but...It certainly seems possible, considering the price. It's not like you're gonna get a lump of shit for $300, but price doesn't guarantee quality anymore whatsoever.
Seelen
I agree That price does not equel quality... but brand reputation does. Knife prices are based around many factors but the biggest is if it is a factory mass production, mid-tec or a full custom After that come materials and labor. that being said most all knives will cut a hemp rope... the question is how many times can it cut that rope....