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CRKT Cobia Folding Knife

CRKT Cobia Folding Knife

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Would this get into Australia? I had my Balisong hair comb got seized by customs last time. So sad.
I take it this knife isn't geared towards lefties?
KevinFernandez
Nope. While you can take off the thumbstud and switch which side it's on, the stud has a flattened portion on the barrel that indexes a flat side of the hole, meaning the stud will be upside down. Now, if you really, really wanted to, you could carefully file down a flat portion on the barrel on the opposite side and fit it, but if you want to use a clip, there are no holes drilled for left-handed carry.
Why is massdrop not shipping to Canada?
Spazhead
they wont ship knives outside of America...
Killingtonne
I use a service called http://crossborderpickups.ca/ to get things that don't deliver to Canada. You're force to pay duty and taxes if they apply. Plus a small shipping fee.
Mass drop would stop shipping to Canada just before this knife came out. Sad days. I can only hope the fix these problems soon. Love lots of these knives lately. Great looking knife.
I picked up this knife with the last drop just because I hadn't yet seen CRKT's non-EMT knives in action yet.

The knife is small. I carry it in my back pocket of my jeans/dress pants. It fits horizontally without even touching the sides of the pocket. I don't even notice that the knife is there at all. It's a great unconventional EDC.

The action is smooth. It's a little hard to actuate the thumbstud because the knife is pretty darn small, but once you get the hang of it, it opens quite well.

The blade and steel are decent, still holds a fairly sharp edge after a two weeks of light use.

Unrelated to this knife, but when I have free time, I play around as a medic in a large metropolitan city. I've used CRKT's EMT knives (the bright orange handle) for as long as I can remember now and haven't been disappointed once with their knives. This knife looks to be built to a similar level of quality and I'm pretty happy with this tiny knife sitting in my back pocket.
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.

If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
A quick update for you all! We've been in touch with the vendor and they've let us know that the group's order was picked up and is currently en route to our warehouse in New Jersey. Tracking information hasn't updated just yet, but we will be sure to check in and update the group once the shipment is received and our team breaks everything down into the individual orders.

Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/18 or sooner if something comes up.
It’s happening! Thanks to each of you, the drop was a success and we have contacted the vendor for the CRKT Cobia Folding Knife and submitted the group’s order. They are now working hard and preparing your orders for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey, where our team will be standing by ready to break everything down into individual orders and reship them directly to you. We currently expect to have everything out of our warehouse and on its way to you by 8/18.

We will certainly keep you up to date on the process and provide all of you with updated information about the order status as soon as it becomes available to us.

You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/12 .
Just a quick note, I did a little digging around, and it seems like the Cobia has a detent hole - this means you can take out the spring, and it will work as a manual knife.
Having carried a CRKT knife in the military, and deploying three times with my CRKT M16, I can attest to the durability of their knives. I still have that knife and my Kershaw. I broke several SOG and Gerber knives during that same time. So personally I buy Kershaws and CRKTs because I know they hold up in absolutely terrible conditions.
Another precious for my collection
Love the style. Wish CRKT would make a slipjoint, non-assisted version for UK legal carry.
Iain
They have done in the past, but discontinued most I think. I've got a poll going on UK legal knives. https://www1.massdrop.com/vote/non-locking-folding-knivesukeuint-legal

You can pick up what are basically knock offs of the KISS pretty cheap locally, but they don't look good IMO.
Does anyone know where this is made?
rllamarca
Taiwan is listed on a knife review site. Everything is high marks on this knife.
Beautiful knife, poor blade steel, IMO
App Equivalent to 440A or 420 HC

Composition: Werkstoffnummer 1.4116 - X45CrMoV15 / X50CrMoV15
C 0,45 - 0,55 %
Si max. 1,00 %
Mn max. 1,00 %
P max. 0,040 %
S max. 0,030 %
Cr 14,00 - 15,00 %
Mo 0,50 - 0,80 %
Ni 0
V 0,10 - 0,20%
http://www.metallograf.de/start.htm?werkstoffkartei/4116/4116.htm
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That depends on your EDC tasks, of course, but if you're talking about light use (cutting open clamshell packaging, opening mail, trimming threads, breaking down the occasional box, etc.) 1.4116 is actually quite adequate. It's roughly on par with steels like 420HC or 12C27 - it sharpens to a fine edge very easily, and has excellent corrosion resistance, but loses out in raw edge retention. S30V, on the other hand, is tougher to sharpen, but will hold a working edge much longer. Note that S30V doesn't hold an ultra-fine edge particularly well, so if you like to keep your EDC hair-splitting sharp, something like 1.4116 doesn't give up much to steels like S30V, due to how easy it is to resharpen. But, if you want something that will break down large amounts of cardboard or the like, that's where high-carbide steels like S30V really differentiate themselves.
salehonasi
May I add that s30v generally has and preserves a more "toothy" edge, which is in general better to go through tough materials (as you mentioned = cardboard). It can get hair splitting sharp as you mention, but its use case IMO is for hard use. My knives go through too much hard use to consider this, but for urban use s30v holds little to now advantage over the likes of 420hc.
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