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Maserin AM-2 Folding Knife

Maserin AM-2 Folding Knife

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I found this EXACT same knife, with ALL the different handle versions for $50.00 less expensive here. This is not the norm as I've found other knives offered here only in the $10-15 price difference. Plus I can get them, in 2 days AND the ability to return it if I'm not happy with the knife. My days on Massdrop are limited....
theDraven
So where did you find this knife for $50 less?
theDraven
If it is $50 cheaper here why would your days on Massdrop be limited? This makes no sense.
I bought this knife on a previous drop and I really dig it. Id say that the only thing that I don't dig about it is that on the wire carbon fiber version the pocket clip is not made of the same wire carbon fiber. It is the same material as the standard carbon fiber without the silver "threads" running through it.
Otherwise the knife is great. Excellent detent and action, great styling and it seems as though the steel was well heat treated as it takes/holds a pretty good edge for what the steel is.
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What do you think of the detent? Is it a little weak?
DougFLA123
Mine isn't bad at all. It's a little lighter than perfect, but it's not bad at all. It certainly holds tight enough to fire solidly, and you'd have to nearly interrupt a down swing by mechanical means to get it to deploy without pushing the tab.
(although in reading the replies here, it appears as though some are happy with them and others aren't.)
Pete from Cedric and Ada is right, N690 is only a mid-level performing steel yet they seem to charge premium steel price for it.
Looks pretty, I like the blade profile and the titanium wire carbon fiber is giving me carbon fever, I hope I can check one out in the future
I will echo the comment that the corners and angles are sharp on this knife which makes it uncomfortable for extended use. Additionally, my example has a very weak detent which makes for lazy flipping. There are times when it has failed to deploy fully.
0men
Yeah I agree about sharp corners. I bought another master maserin knife, expecting some kind of gorgeous Italian luxury, and instead found it felt a bit cheap. You have to feel sorry for an Italian company trying to compete on price with Chinese companies... but I've found maserin pretty uninspiring.
Received the knife. Delayed in customs by the fact that customs could not find an invoice in the package as usually required when you ship anything abroad. Beautiful knife...not an EDC as the sharp angles in the handle create numerous issues for longtime use as does the sharp liner lock. When i look at Maserin's homepage it looks different. The angles of the carbon fibre look more rounded and the linerlock have knurling or cutouts that makes it less agressive. Also the grind is different, different screws are used and the flipper tab is smaller. Are the ones we were sold unfinished , an earlier version, a later version or a separate version just for us? I am not complaining as I have several shelfqueens already and it is a Beautiful knife and i must say the pictures in this site shows the knife as received exactly, just wondering
Avoid the Wire Carbon Fiber... The ends of some of the wires are exposed and can be felt when holding the knife
yeuhs
i wouldnt say avoid it, but... dont expect to use it. if you are collecting them, go for it. they also provide some sand paper which will sand off the exposed titanium. however it wont ever stop, so you will endlessly be sanding the knife lol.
it looks great tho. but i agree, if you want to use it, go with the standard carbon fiber and not the titanium carbon fiber version.
i have the TI wire and am probably going to get the standard carbon fiber version. especially at this price.
yeuhs
You answered my question before I could even ask. Thank you!
I just got my knife delivered and couldn't be more happy! thanks so much. It is such a beautiful knife!
How easy is it to remove the scales/grips from this knife? Are special tools required?
wibbles
i disassembled mine about a month ago. was easy to do. there was some stubborn screws, so i had to use a heat gun to remove them because locktite was holding the screws in.
torx bits are all you will need other than a heat gun/hair dryer. a 120watt soldering iron may also work to remove the screws stuck from loctite.
heat is the only thing that will make loctite let go. another trick is to shock the loctite. this is more troublesome, and i havent tried it, but put your screwdriver into the screw (with the correct bit) and make sure the knife is on a wrapped up towel on a sturdy surface (the towel below the knife to absorb the shock) and hit the driver. this may shock the loctite and the screw will become loose. again i havent tried it so im not sure how much of a whack you have to give it).
some people boil water and put the knife into the boiling water for a very little bit. again i haven't done that, but some say it works, im not sure the actual correct way to do this. apparently boiling water is around 212 deg, so that probably wont hurt anything on the knife.
in any case, screws should be removed easily, if you cannot turn a screw in a knife easy, then dont force it, you have loctite holding the screws in. different types of loctite hold stronger than others, RED loctite is the worst. blue and purple are easy to remove by hand tho.
The price is about $50 less than the going price on the internet.
Love the blade shape on this one. Beautiful carbon fiber too.
id highly recommend this model. avoid the titanium wire version unless you are just collecting it. its not a user knife as the titanium will always be poking your fingers and you will endlessly have to sand it down with the included sand paper. still a great version and it looks amazing, but id say for collecting only, unless you want to deal with that.
this price is unbeatable sofar. same price as it was offered prior. tho the wait the first time it was offered was a bit long, i think over 2 months or so.
the only other issue that is already mentioned is that it does not have a strong detent to hold the blade in when shacking the knife. meaning the blade will flip out with some small amount of force when you flick the knife without the touching the flipper tab. see the video that someone else posted in this thread. that may cause some legal issues in your state or country. but other than that the detent is great for flipping, but it prefers push button for flipping the flipper tab.
other than that its a stellar knife. great quality and really nice action. you can read my prior details for more.
-edited to try and clarify what i ment about the detent.
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anonomous
Detent on mine is perfect.  Not too hard, but stiff enough for good flipping action.  I would have to shake it really hard for the blade to pop out.  I do agree about the titanium wire.  It looks awesome, but in practical use, it's kind annoying, although I think I did get all of the stray sharp ends on mine taken care of.
NickVL
Thanks, I appreciate knowing that about the detent. I think I'll bite on this one.
New update, I filled out a "missing mail" form on the USPS website after my previous post. I just checked the tracking info and the knife has magically teleported from New Jersey to my local PO for delivery tomorrow. I had sent an email to Massdrop asking quite literally if they "could get on the horn with USPS and light a fire under their asses" so maybe they did and that helped too, I dont know.
If you fill out the form below, include everything you can including the description, part number and photo of the knife.
https://www.usps.com/help/missing-mail.htm
My thoughts are, after all this, Massdrop needs to do what they can to ensure shit stays in one carrier's house instead of being transfered around, if possible.
I'm in the same boat, my shipping info hasn't updated since the 13th. I guess they have one more day till its outside of that 3-10 day window. I'm in New Orleans anyone one else down south and still waiting on there's?
Melted
Check my post below, hope it helps. -K
Still no knife. The DHL website says it was tendered to USPS on August 13, and the USPS website says Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS the same day. Nothing has changed in 10 days...
Still haven't received my knife. According to the DHL tracking info, it's been in Raleigh for the past week. Great.
Smooth flipper, but possibly illegal... My knife arrived today and is smooth, too smooth. I can easily deploy the knife with a wrist flick. In addition a light tap at the end will cause the blade to open. Anyone else have this problem? I posted a YouTube video that shows the problem.
whycantibecalledMe
Mine, too, if I do it right. I'm not going to carry this big boy too much, I think. I like it, but I dunno if I'll carry it.
whycantibecalledMe
It is not spring assisted. Legally, it is not a switchblade. In any case, it is something I do not need. You should see the damage I can do with my beak...one bite on the carotid...history!
so i should be getting mine tomorrow. had this been sent with USPS i would have got it Saturday. Thanks obama. 8/15
Edit 8/16: got it today. This knife is awesome. very smooth, very sharp, looks like its already lubed up with possibly grease (havent opened it i dunno for sure, but i see some coming from the pivot onto the blade). the knife is very heavy, those stainless steel liners are nasty. wish it was titanium. the back of the handle is heavier than the blade end. The blade looks really small vs the handle too. im guessing there is ALOT of markup in the price of this knife, but overall i like it, and for the price massdrop offered, it was worth the wait.
ohh another thing... the titanium in the carbon fiber sticks out a bit, they have included some paperwork that describes the included 400 grit sandpaper is used to sand those small area's down so they dont prick your hand. note that carbon fiber dust is bad for human lungs and skin, please use gloves and a dust mask *SERIOUSLY*. apply a small amount of water onto a cloth of some sorts and wipe the scales clean after finishing with the sand paper.
it seems light switch flipping works good only if you give it a fair amount of pressure. however push button works a lot better... but your results may vary. if i dont give it enough pressure either way it just fails short of fully opening. but when it opens its so nice because is so smooth.
another thing to mention is that N690 does not resist corrosion (its better than 440C). dont get water inside the knife, you will have to take it apart to dry it, or it will cause rusting, pitting, corrosion. apply mineral oil or "fluid film" (google it, its lanolin oil based, and food safe. its the nature oil from wool (some may be allergic to this)) to the blade every 60 days or so (the amount of times you replace the oil will very person to person). if you can take apart knives apply it to the whole blade once apart to protect the inside that you dont see, from corrosion. if it doesnt see water or high humidity you should be fine tho.
for the titanium carbon fiber version keep the sand paper handy for a while. ive been flipping it for an hour or so and ive had to sand down the titanium a bit. only a few swipes are needed with light pressure. i think its good now, but only time will tell.
for the price mass drop offered id buy it again if they do another drop on it for this price + or - $10 max. if it were titanium liners id gladly pay more, to bad they are not.
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My guess is nothing has actually shipped yet but the shipping labels have been ordered and or printed. The knives may be in the warehouse being prepared for direct shipping. One can hope!
NKMartin
Its now shipping to a dhl facility.
Aug 11, 2016 1:17 PM ET Secaucus, NJ, US Processed 9:26 AM ET Secaucus, NJ, US Arrival DHL eCommerce Facility
DHL is the worst.
Looks like it shipped before we even got any update that it was being shipped to MD (all i know is i got a tracking number, tho it doesnt say its shipped yet)? is something wrong or did someone forget to communicate to us?
We've continued to coordinate with the vendor about the group's order and they've let us know that it's taken them slightly longer than expected to gather and prepare everything for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. Rest assured, we will remain in close contact with them and update the group as soon as everything is on its way to us.
Expect another update from us on 8/11 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Any update?
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled for early next week and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 8/4 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Please tell me we don't have to wait another month? What takes so long?
Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order 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!
Expect another update from us on 7/29 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Maserin AM-2 Folding Knife 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 8/8.
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 7/22.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
This just showed up on some knifes site for around $200! Great buy on what looks like a large, solid knife. Looking forward to my first Italian knife and in a bladesteel new to me as well.
Trying to understand this knife's opening. Is there a spring that helps it spring open or it is purely by operator's flipping force? Thanks.
MassDropFan
There are several ways to "flip" a knife depending on the placement of the flipper and it's relation to the pivot. Most require a lightswitch movement and others more of a push button movement with all basically using some combination of both. Don't rely on the strength of your finger or it can get sore quickly. Just practice with a relaxed hand, making sure not to grip the handle so hard that your finger ends up working harder than it has to. Also, remember that it is a new knife and will require some break in as the the ball detent has to work it's way up and over the blade and the pivot mechanism needs to work itself in as well. It will eventually loosen up.
MassDropFan
a detent on the scales holds the blade closed, and the flipper switch is pressed or switched (or whatever) and the blade then breaks out of the detent ball and swings open on ball bearings that are between each side of the blade and the liners. lubrication (must be specific for knives) allows the bearings to smoothly open and not wear.
What a sexy looking knife