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Jarosz Knives Wharncliffe

Jarosz Knives Wharncliffe

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AEB-L steel?? I personally like it, but it's hardly a popular steel among knife aficionados (very easy to work with for makers [little wear resistance]). I like the knife, but I still wouldn't pay more than $400. .....$350 would be better.
TheRaven
Thanks for the comment. I'm happy you like the knife!
There is so much debate about steel anymore (as I am sure you know) but in my opinion it's not much of a meaningful debate. A lot of the popular steels on knives aren't even getting practical use as most people don't really use there knives, and the only thing driving the steel popularity is hype and "cool factor". Anyone who has tried to sharpen a knife in S90v in the field will tell you it's way too much work, especially when you should be conserving your energy for other tasks.
If you don't use your knives much, and they are more of an accessory or a collectible item, than by all means be picky about your steel selection, but that's not the intention behind any of my knives. I make them all to be users, and easy to maintain by the user. I know these knives might be more flashy than what some consider a user knife, the the fact is higher finishes perform better than the typical 80 grit satin or matte finishes, and if you are using it you shouldn't feel too bad about scratching it.
And my last point: If you are going to send it to me to sharpen anyway, there's no reason for you to be picky about it, because you aren't the one working on the edge. lol!
I also understand it's an expensive knife, but this is really as low as we could possibly go on these in order for me to get paid and for Massdrop to make their cut. It's a simple knife, but there is a lot of work in it.
Thanks for your comment and feedback. Hope you have a good day!
I own a K-2A and I can vouch for the ergonomics and utility of his designs; Jesse seems to be a stand up, no frills necessary kind of man. If the price scares you, you won't believe what some collectors will drop on a custom chunk of steel better suited as a blunt object versus a tool for cutting.
Man, now I really want a wharncliffe style folder but not at this price! (Not that it's not worth it; I'm just not rich enough to indulge in quality at this level). I hope it isn't thread-crapping to ask: anybody have a wharncliffe folder they particularly like (~$100)? I see Spyderco makes a good one.
dingie
There is the new delica wiht a wharncliff blade, the OCK cater prime is rather nice or the spyderco yojimbo2.
WOW really nice blades, especially the carbon fiber handled one. Unfortunately, way, way out of my budget reach!
Are the silver handle scales actually carbon fiber? Can I get a picture of the knife closed as well as a picture of the backspacer on the silver handled knife? I want to know what the backspacer looks like.
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Not in this batch. I'm planning a big lefty project this spring though!
gustafari
Silver twill is a color of G10. Its resin impregnated fiberglass. In this case, silver colored. It's a very strong material. --makes excellent knife handles.
Where is this knife made? Is it actually custom made?
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Deviousdavis
US Made by myself! Everything is done by hand except for cutting the profile of the blade and liners, which is done with EDM.
Very cool. Thank you and nice work
Although I was eagerly awaiting this, I won't be joining. I much prefer the Jarosz drop point blade to his version of a wharncliffe style. What a disappointment.
hatman
Yeah, if there was a option fior a droppoint or tanto blade, this drop would be more interesting.
The gripoptions are nice though.
I have a Jarosz knife and I can tell you it is extremely ergonomic. Sure, you can get a Spyderco that will cut just as well at a 10th of the price but it's like Volkswagen's and Porsche's. Build quality and feel are worth the extra cash if you have it. And yeah, I use my knife as the tool it is.
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Wharncliffe blades are great knives, don't sell it short.
They're fine for their purposes, just not mine.
Subjectively I think they are fairly ugly also ( although this grind has more appeal than most)
Not the same blade design as his earlier drop, that one had a more complicated grind and looked like a $600 knife, this one is nice but after seeing the. First one, this one kinda pales in comparison
I saw this and was like, "finally, a knife I want on Massdrop!" Until I saw the price. Watches are my vice, can't afford to spend this much on a knife. It's freaking beautiful, though. Wharncliffe blades are really nice to use.
Seeing this come up on a drop nearly made my heart stop. I can't afford it right now, so I'll just have to wait for a future drop. Enjoy all of yours!
That's a beautiful blade. Nice to see some true customs on Massdrop.
Gotta say I love this knife. Jesse IS the Eagle with the Eagle intelligence. RESPECT!!
The vendor has confirmed that all of the orders are now on the way. Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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We've just heard back from the vendor again concerning the group's order and they've informed us that all individual packages are nearing completion now and should ship out before the end of the week. We will follow up then and update the group as soon as we've confirmed complete shipment.
You can expect an update from us on 5/20 or sooner if something comes up.
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We've continued to be in contact with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that it's taken them longer to gather and prepare the shipment than originally expected. Rest assured, we will keep monitoring their progress and update the group as soon as everything is on its way to us.
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You can expect an update from us on 5/17 or sooner if something comes up.
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Tyler
I would like to thank Jesse Jarosz for releasing an exclusive knife on Massdrop. I am a customer of and have dealt with Jesse for 3+ years and stand behind anything he creates. His work is that of a Master Bladesmith/Maker. He could have sold these for a lot more on any custom knife site, or even on his own. Everyone you are blessed to be an owner of a Jarosz Knife. Just ask KaBar. Thanks Jesse. You always try to bring quality for less to every community. Can't wait to receive mine.
Here's hoping he does another drop, with the drop point version of this folder instead.
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect the group's individual packages to ship.
Expect another update from us on 5/11 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Really excited about this knife. Jesse Jarosz has only done sheepsfoot and drop point blade shapes in folders up til this mass drop. I love the top swedge/poon. Super stoked. Rocker wharnie will be razor sharp; you know that coming from Jesse. Much respect.
We've been in touch with the vendor and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/5 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Jarosz Knives Wharncliffe and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 5/18.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 4/28.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
17 people blew $549.99 on small knife
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It's a custom knife. How much do you normally pay for a custom?
As far as I understand the only thing Jesse sends out is the heat treat. For that reason labor hours and low production numbers are the reason for the costs of custom knives. Here is a video on his site hand-sanding the scales of a folder (assuming this is how he still does it):
Any chance of the backspacer matching the handle scales on the non-black options?
I like the design, especially the blade. However, seems very pricy compared to other options at a similar price. Not familiar with the designer.
Apologies to Mr. Jarosz for the disrespectful comments of some here. To those who feel this knife is expensive, I would encourage you to try and make a knife of this quality. If you could even manage it, how much do you think you would need to charge to make a profit (don't forget, you have to pay for materials, business insurance, health insurance, shop space and power, expensive tools, and 12.4% gets taken by uncle sham for social security alone)? When you buy a knife like this, you are supporting an endeavor that is both creatively design oriented AND made by a human being.
If that's not what you're into, fine, but recognize this: When you pay $40 for a mass produced knife, over half of your money is going to people whose jobs it is to advertise the product to you, because they think you are too dumb to recognize quality. When you buy knife like this, you are paying nothing to be advertised to, because the quality speaks for itself. Instead, you are supporting a myriad of hardworking people making the best product they can.
Why is it so expensive, I am just curious
Hey Jesse, how does this new sheepfoot perform compared to your normal sheepsfoots? It will be my first knife of yours and I'm drawn to quirky designs :). Just curious if they differ besides silhouette. Thanks!
Blerv
Hello! The primary bevel is ground the same, the only difference is the tip of the knife and the addition of the harpoon. They will perform very much the same, the harpoon just adds a little bit of attitude!
JaroszKnives
Thanks Jesse! Couldn't resist grabbing one :D
While I do think of myself as a knife aficionado you have to understand people dropping 500 bucks on knife usually know what their buying ("usual is a key word here" ) that being said this knife is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes pricey knives. I've seen handmade knives that can fetch thousands of dollars. That being said while you do in most cases get what you pay for my EDC is still a beat up Gerber Ascent and my backup is a CRTK Ken onion... Everyone has their own preferences, do I think 500 is a bit much? Sure. But would I use this knife? Gladly... The price point is there for people who want to buy it not those who wish to hate. Just my two cents...
Um, I hope you have lots of things to cut.
Amazing work!