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Maserin Fly 383 Folding Knife

Maserin Fly 383 Folding Knife

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Olive wood in the display, but knife is only being offered in G10 and Palo Santo this time (Nov, 2018) around . . . and someone there at MD is either too unobservant or too lazy to clean up the copy and switch out the pictures from last time, in order to show the current knife options? Shame on you! Also, while you're at it, how 'bout a picture of the knife closed, so we can see the opening mechanism? From the picture barsija posted, it appears to be a subtler version of the tang extension you see on Japanese "razor knives". I have several exquisitely-crafted KATSU knives like that, and I love the action; the only drawback is that the narrrow half-inch extension can hang up on a pocket or sheath edge. Looks like Maserin's design may work around that problem, but a clearer picture would help to answer that. Inclined to pull the trigger on this one, but I wouldn't buy any knife with wooden scales without some indication of what they look like; get the Palo Santo shots up there, folks!
"Sorry, this drop cannot be shipped to PL." And this is because....? Come on guys...
it's a very pretty knife, but even with the discount, i don't think i can stand to pay this much for teflon washers.
If it had a clip I'd definitely buy it.
Once again, the item that MD uses for all but 1 of the pics, including that all important main pic, does not match the price listed. Instead, it’s the upgrade version for $10 more. I gotta thank MD for doing this. If not for shady practices Like this, I would’ve spent a lot more money here by now.
Was contemplating, wish I bought this when the drop was active. If only massdrop could bring it back again and knock off the shipping like it does on other drops.
CheapDeals
how much was this knife when it dropped? I wish I bought it too. Don't know why I let the lack of pocket clip deter me.
No pocket clip makes it a deal-breaker for me.
Which wooden grip is preferable? Olive wood or Palo Santo wood?
CheapDeals
Definiately palo santo, the olive wood is lifeless
It looks beautiful.
I just received mine today, and it is a nice, solid knife. My only gripe is that it seems to have Teflon washers in the pivot instead of phosphor bronze. I might have to look into converting it at some point.
barsija
I’ve had it for 6 months, broken in. Action is fantastic, dont let the Teflon washer deter you. One of my favorite. Now to just not lose it out of my pocket.
Blade HQ has a photo of this knife closed: http://www.bladehq.com/item--Maserin-Fly-Liner-Lock-Knife-Black--28638 It's a front flipper, meaning the tang sort of acts as a flipper tab which then sits flush in the liner when open. It's also interesting to me that BHQ wants $89.99 for an N690co version (I think it's more resistant to corrosion, but otherwise not as good a steel)
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It's interesting that there's no photo of this knife closed.
I'm sure that would give folks a better idea of whatever tabs or surfaces exist to open the knife.
Could we get a photo of the knife closed?
I've read the other comments but I'm still wondering, how do you open this knife? It would appear that you would slide the liner over and quickly flip it to open it. But i'd like confirmation on that. Thanks
savagetitan
Scratch that I'm really tired. I guess there's nothing much keeping the blade in when closed, and I'm assuming you just quickly flip it to open it. I'll miss a thumbstud or hole or a flipper, looks cool though.
This is everything I would want in an EDC, but without a pocket clip it is a no-go.
I'm glad to see this available in S35VN. Great steel. If I remember correctly, this knife was offered in VG-10 in the past? While this is also a great steel, I always felt VG-10 steel felt too lightweight and "hollow" for my tastes. S35VN feels denser and more solid, which makes for a sturdier feel, IMO.
The olive wood in the picture looks great. The only thing that keeps me from springing for olive wood is that sometimes you will get green streaks in the scales, which can be visually disruptive and jarring. I think I'm going to spring for ebony for this one.
No pocket clip breaks the deal for me. 😭
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Tyler
these are made in Italy, correct?
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Good blade material used though, I have a Sypderco with the CPM S35VN and it's a good steel.
So the Kershaw Zing drop had no pictures of the scale side of the knife! Know this drop has no pictures of the lock side of the knife.
Rolow
It's a liner lock, i.e. "inside".
79.95 on ebay without the hideous halloween g10, seller has 100% feedback rating as well. I would join if the other two handle options didn't come with an upcharge.
theupandcomingcorey
I don't really recommend buying knives on eBay.
Below is the youtube video of another Maserin folder that shows you how it can be opened with one-hand. You can fast-forward to 12:50 min. to see the flipper in action.
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Good catch, didn't even notice that there are no jimping on this Maserin FLY 383 drop. The jimping will make a big difference by providing traction to flip the blade open.
dtw898
Thanks for the video.
I think he flips the Maserin open at around 10:54 min. He flips open the Skellern knife at around 12.50 min.
It appears both knives use the same kind of flipping mechanism. Does the this Maserin dropping here have the same flipping tab?
I have a couple of those Skellern knives. The flipping mechanism works fine, but is a bit unusual.
I find that I have to use my thumb and apply forward and downward pressure in order to roll the blade out of its resting position. If the pivot is just a bit tight, there's no real positive flipping. It just slowly rolls open, tracking they motion of your thumb. So not as satisfying as opening a traditional thumb stud knife.
I hear you can also flip your wrist to open it. I haven't tried that with my Skellerns, but I suppose that is also an option, if a quite dramatic one (you may not always want to draw that much attention to yourself).
I like the look of this knife but just can't find much info on it.
There's a new opening method that's coming out of some of the custom makers in South Africa, that uses the projecting tang of the blade when the knife is open as a sort of leverage tab. They're usually opened with an index finger in a hooking motion. The tang does protrude on this knife in roughly the manner used in those knives, so that might be what they're going for.
Samuel_Sturm
The design is referred to as a "front flipper" and it is very similar to a friction folder - but with a frictionless pivot, action on the tang allows the blade to fly open and lock into place.
No flipper and no stud seems like a terrible choice IMO. I like the design, but it's not good enough to justify mandatory two-handed opening.
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I grabbed this image from Knifecenter. That screw probably isn't the pivot screw, but just a scale screw. The scales probably cover the pivot, same as my Enzo Piili.
Tiniest pivot screw I've ever seen. Also a spear point with no flipper and no stud makes me thing this will be impossible to open even with two hands.
VicN
Press lightly on the tang as you flick it out. Fairly easy
no thumb stud, no hole, no flipper. Do you need to open it with two hands?
MooDang
You can open it with one hand without much difficulty. It sticks out on the back. Not a flipper, but something you can use to flip it