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Jeff Park Design Bones Midtech Folding Knife

Jeff Park Design Bones Midtech Folding Knife

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Love mine, I got it outside of massdrop.
Would like another drop to come up for this at some point. It's one of the smoothest knives I own.
Received mine a few days ago, overall I love the knife, the action is fantastic and the design is just awesome. With that said the liner lock is a major issue Its borderline sharp and extremely uncomfortable. I've stopped carrying the knife for the time being and will have to hit the sharp edge with some sand paper before its comfortable to use. On a knife of this price thats really ugly.
Redarmada
I would also like to mention that Massdrops photos really don't do the knife justice. The anodizing work is much nicer than the photos show.
Marshall at Going Gear describes the differences between the custom, midtech and production version of this knife. I've noticed a bit of confusion here. As Jeff points out himself in the comments, he works on each of these knives - a true proper midtech. CRKT just happens to have done an exemplary job when doing their version of this knife, one of the best translations I've seen. https://youtu.be/v08kfR6W66g
Clutch_Cargo
Thanks, it looks awesome! (Thought so even before I watched the video.) Sorry about the haters, @spy008 .
Clutch_Cargo
Many thanks for posting this. I've bought stuff from GoingGear before but had no idea they were posting these reviews. Unfortunately, now I really really want a custom Bones. Sigh.
This is essentially the CRKT Crossbones.
Nfnarut
nfnarut-the design itself is essentially the same as the CRKT version. CRKT had a custom proto and used my CAD files in producing the Crossbones.
spy008
Hi I've recently acquired one of these knives but it's really hard to open. It seems like the lock presses against the blade when it's closed. Is there anything to do about this ? it's a great knife, but I can't use it if I can't open it.
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Could we get more elaborate info than 'designed by Jess Park' please? who/where was it machined, at which point did Jeff finish it, if he even did etc. Thank you
Do.4life
I agree with this... 100% sure that Jeff Park never touched this knife, it's priced as a high end production, not a midtech or custom. It has the materials to back up the price, knives can be so hit or miss though so it would be nice to know who made this, if it was made by a company like Millit or something that would definitely be a selling point for me.
Do.4life
Hey Do.4life the Bones design (as a custom) has been around for about 2 years. As for this midtech version I did not machine the parts or grind the blades. I personally do all the finishing and final assembly of these knives here in the Onion shop in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Machining done by Slater Machine in Yamhill, Oregon.
Love the knife, hate the placement of the logo. Both custom and production versions look cleaner to me. That huge gap just looks unsightly to me...
Does anyone know if the lock bar has a steel insert where it meets the blade. Looking at the pictures, it looks like that's the case, but I'd like to be sure. Thanks!
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enkidu
enkidu, the lock bar is 301 half hard.
spy008
Thanks to you both! Yeah, I was aware that it wasn't a Reeves style frame lock. I think it's still called a lock bar, even when it's part of the liner, although i could be wrong about that. Half hard 301 makes sense. Someone should tell Massdrop that their description is off, since it lists the lock bar/liner as Ti.
CPM-154 is plenty good enough of a steel for a mid-tech knife. I've seen several custom makers use it. It's much better than 154CM which is the non-powdered version that benchmade uses. This knife is actually an incredible knife. My only issue as is often the case on massdrop is that the deal isn't all that great. I can get one of these for only $10 more from another site due to no tax and free shipping (and choose other colors). This is a really good knife though, lightweight, well built, easy to EDC and works well in an office setting too. If only it was offered without tax and free shipping on here... or about $30-40 less overall. Would be hard to say no.
RWL 34 is the same as CPM 154 lmao!!!!! CPM 154 is better M390 lmao!!!!!! You better check yourself and your informants......lmao
Qball50
Are you saying CPM154 is not an equivalent steel to RWL-34? They are CPM154, RWL-34, and ATS-34 are all the same steel from different steel makers. The difference between 154CM and CPM154 is the CPM is a powder metallurgy and iirc RWL-34 is also a powder metallurgy steel. Powder steel is usually better as it is a more controlled process comparative to traditional methods. I would agree M390 is superior to 154CPM and the likes but arguing steels is another topic for another place Id say.
375 for cpm 154 lolllll not in this universe
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I don't see that he says m390 is subpar it looks like he says it is better, or would be a better option, he does seem to think CPM-154 is a subpar steel I wouldn't agree with that though. While we could debate steels this isn't the place really. I have voiced my objections to this price and I can only hope that is clear and that perhaps you can see my view on it.
Parks midtech and custom (aka, the knife you see here) has been around much longer than the CRKT version. CRKT licensed the design due to how awesome this midtech is. It's certainly worth the upgrade over the CRKT and is produced in much smaller numbers. anonomous is right about everything he's saying to you.
I was hoping for the CRKT production version. Beautiful, however not in the budget today.
$360.00 dollars for this!!!!!! I'll stick with the production version. Some custom makers are going crazy with the prices and using subpar materials!!!!
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I even gave you data that proves its a good steel with real world data. sir you are a smuck.
anonomous is right, CPM154 is plenty good enough for a mid-tech at the price point. Could he (jeff park) have used a better steel, sure, but the price is still justified with the craftsmanship. CPM154 is worlds better than the 154CM you see on benchmade knives. Everyone knows how well benchmade's average blades have performed for years and this is a better version of that steel. I'd be hard pressed to find someone who actually "needs" a better steel on a knife with a blade of this thickness and shape, it's not going to be a hard use knife. Most people wouldn't even notice any differences between steels in normal use anyway.
I love the production version, it's somehow more ergonomic than I expected when I first saw it. I wish I could justify this one.
awk
Yep, I thought the same thing until I picked it up. Having handled the production, midtech, and custom all at the same time, I can see the value in all but I think this one is the best...I might be a bit biased there ;)
JonasHeineman
Totally agree. The mid-tech is likely the best "value" for what you really get vs. the production or customs. I'd probably not want to use the custom version just due to it being hand made and high priced. The mid-tech I wouldn't worry about abusing.
I saw this. Instantly liked it Because all I thought was "That's an expensive shank, I sure hope they appreciate my investment." :D
BrainFlush
Indeed, the fine craftsmanship and materials can be felt from either end.
awk
I wonder the cost to stab ratio. :D