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Maserin 680 Police Folding Tactical Knife

Maserin 680 Police Folding Tactical Knife

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Don't know why the Italians love N690 so much.
Also, that is the most absurd fuller I have ever seen! Well played!
namhod
The logo makes it look like a real fascist's knife too.
The weight of it probably helps cave in the skulls of dissidents I guess.
"Police"? I think cops carry enough shit already--no need to add these to the pile!
I have read the N690 is just a grade above 440C. Anybody have good insight into this steel??
I find the knife very attractive. My research indicates that the resale value will be very good, especially if I keep the knife is like new condition. Therefore, I see no issue with rolling the dice and purchasing one.
Why does it make a difference where a knife is made? Wow, lots of ways to answer that question. Personally, I prefer to support U.S. economy and its knife making industry. However, I want some variety too.
I'm in.
GeorgeMX
Late to the party but yes, just a little above good 440C, around the same as the Swedish stainless family, but well below 154CM (in rope cutting at least).
https://www.patreon.com/posts/17366331
If you like knives of this size, the Cold Steel Recon 1 is really hard to beat. It's lighter, stronger, cheaper(less than $100) and has better steel(CTS-XHP or S35VN). Unless you just like flipper...
massdrop01
Yeah. Recon 1 is an amazing, strong work horse. BUT, it is not for flipping, which many people enjoy.
I'm not quite sure I can see where the price in this is coming form. N690 is good but not as good as any of CPMs alloys. Aside from that it's G10/Steel framelock. There are half a dozen Kizer Ti-Framelocks that come through here on a regular basis that are cheaper.
From a simple design aesthetic the overly large fuller seems like a strange choice. From what I can see from the images, it looks like they're using a proprietary pivot rather than Torx. I'm not the biggest fan of the whole glass breaker thing as well, although it's better than adding a bottle opener.
I've seen a couple of people tout the Thrust Bearing system over standard caged bearings, but at the same time I have to wonder if they're really that much better. Any knife worth it's salt (that runs on bearings) has grooved races on both sides anyway.
It seems to me after looking over the specs, that this blade isn't any better than any number of G10/Steel framelocks. If this is just about a "Made in Italy" label, I can't see that being easy to justify.
EDIT: While I stick by the majority of what has been written, it seems the back side of the scales is actually made of Titanium. It's still over priced even with that.
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And someone in their marketing department probably got a decent bonus for cooking up that plan for pushing it to sound like something new and different and better 🙄
PSA: Be an informed consumer. Marketing descriptions are there to sell a product, not educate the potential buyers, educate yourself.
"A fool and his money are soon parted"
Kavik
Don Draper: " Lucky Strike: It's toasted..." Executive: "But everybody else's tobacco is toasted" Don Draper: "No, everybody else's tobacco is poisonous"
Something like that?
I agree with previous post. This is a premium price for a non-premium steel. Massdrop- why the price increase on an N-690 blade with G10? There have been other drops with much better specs in the way of scales and blades for less.
natonium
Look at the MSRP on this thing. Granted the MSRP on most knives is a bit above the MAP, but outside of this I wouldn't be surprised to find it being sold at over $200. Which is insane for non-premium steel, g10, and whatever steel they use for the scales.
EDIT: After checking, Amazon has it for $195. Looking at other models, overcharging seems to be their MO. I'm guessing it's a bit like the Benchmade Butterfly Tax™.
Bohler n690 is a so-so steel, this knife is worth about $50
I wanted to discuss something in an older comment below, but didn't want this to get lost in the crappy post order thing that happens here.
RE: @MoonStanMASSDROP : the knife runs on THRUST BEARING!! Why do you fail to mention this very important point! This is an actual selling point ! I mean, bearing is already nice, but this one is no cheap IKBS or ball bearing. Thrust bearing are designed to withstand a good amount of AXIAL load , while ball bearing are not . ------------------------------
There are many types of thrust bearings. KnifeCenter shows the following pic of the bearing on the product page :
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This type is nothing more than a regular caged ball bearing with grooved races to stop MINOR axial play. Something I've seen in much cheaper Chinese made knives as well.
At any rate, is a thrust bearing THAT much of a selling point? Seems like marketing to me. Assuming everything else is machined with tight tolerances, won't the pivot pin and the cutout that the bearing and race is recessed into stop any and all potential axial play anyway?
This isn't a dig at their marketing or manufacturing or anything, I'd genuinely love to hear from anyone who has actual knowledge on the topic, if this is really a perk?
OK, Massdrop has no problem being open when a knife is manufactured in Italy and puts it right in the details, but when it's made in China there is no information in the description like it's some sort of dirty little secret. How about some consistency? The provenience of the knives I purchase is important to me. I also realize that there are some damn good Chinese knifes (WE, Kizer, etc...). Just give me all the info up front so I don't have to run it down, or assume it's Chinese manufacture because you didn't tell me it was otherwise.
Damn you Massdrop! I've been lusting after an Italian folder for a long while (was considering the AM1 or a Viper Storm, a Hinderer design); this knife would fit the bill nicely; $160 is good, $150 would be a great price, but...I JUST DON'T HAVE THE MONEY RIGHT NOW, do you understanding me? I have toot many other knife purchased I've made, am making, and/or will be making shortly. All kinds of great stuff like a rare Pro-Tech, a Hellhound Ultratech, and little custom job, a couple Spyderco sprint runs, a ZT sprint run, and of course, as many of the Massdrop exclusive collaborations as I can scrounge up the $ for. Oh yeah, and I have it on goof authority that Microtech is actually going to ship some UTX-70s in the not too distant future (that's just twixt us folks).
So please MD, could we just have crappy knives for a while whilst I rebuild my financial reserves? Just for a month or two?
Love the look of this knife, but would prefer both handle scales be titanium. Does anyone know if this is an option anywhere?
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I see a lot of knives that have a presentation side that is one material and a frame lock side that is metal, but I'm such a sucker for symmetry.
MichaelHeartless
Me too... A little OCD actually. It distracts me to hold a knife where I can feel the difference in materials in my hand Which is unfortunate, because I really like the looks of this one otherwise, and don't have anything in this steel type yet
At last, I jumped in. It's been a long time since this knife started eyeing me and me eyeing it back. It looks too cool and I trust Italian manufacturers (I own Fox knives, Vipers and they're all of excellent quality) .
Come on people, for this price, this is a steal !

ps: FFS MASSDROP : the knife runs on THRUST BEARING!! Why do you fail to mention this very important point! This is an actual selling point ! I mean, bearing is already nice, but this one is no cheap IKBS or ball bearing. Thrust bearing are designed to withstand a good amount of AXIAL load , while ball bearing are not .
Bohler-Uddeholm which is a german smelter.. you can expect quality steel.
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Sorry! I just read the price in the next comment! I'm in!
MoonStan
I spoke too soon & just noticed the price on the next comment!
You know, if y'all who have hit the "commited" button would hit the purchase, we'd be an AWFUL lot closer to the 10 needed to hit the $149.99 price point. Just sayin...
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ReefBlastbody
I really want in on this drop but it seems they are out of the green ones..
Just noticed on line at knifecenter has this knife in black for $159.00 but it seems only for black! I'm willing to wait for the tan/green myself!
God damn this website sells a lot of knives. Um, review, "I killed 16 guys with this knife, highly recommend!", I guess? No, really, knives here sell way too well. Who buys them, and what for?
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DimaG
If you have to ask, you won't understand almost any answer, LOL
DimaG
I read your bio, today & you state that you are a potato? 1st time I’ve actually came across what others call a troll. There’s no basis for the ignorance you exude.
Just received mine and it is extremely nice for the price. Very similar to a ZT 0801 but not as hefty. Would be an excellent full size EDC. Really nice job.
I wanted to switch to the green handle, but I just noticed that the green ones are sold out. I know the drop is nearly over, but is there any chance there might be more before the drop ends? I imagine the chances of this are incredibly slim.
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I ended up just getting the black one. Thanks though.
LeonKillsAshley
The drop is back.
Is there an insert on the frame lock so that it's not titanium on N690 steel?
Sharp.Obsession
Yes it looks like there is an insert, if you didn't get it before it's up again.
I was tempted by this knife the last time it came up on Massdrop. I had never spent this much on a knife before, but saw that it was quite a bit off retail, and that people were generally very happy with these knives. The knife blade rides on bearings (a first for me), and the blade is stonewashed, as is the back (lock) side of the handle. It operates incredibly smoothly, and holds an edge beautifully. If you're on the fence, I recommend it. It's part of my EDC now, and works perfectly.
BRC02
I should also mention that the company does not respond to questions. The knife is great, but whatever holds the blade shut is gone or broken on mine. And I’ve been waiting to hear back from them since August. When I pick the knife up now, the blade just falls open.
Question on the handle. I see it's g10 but is the lock side titanium?
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Thank you sir! 👍
Prorimfire
I got this knife on the last drop. I love it. And yes, the lock side is stonewashed titanium.
Will this be shipped from Italy ?
I will judge for myself as to the fact's of this blade. And I look forward to getting my hands on this and T&E'ing it.
Aesthetically, this knife looks like a lot of other stone washed "block" knives. For a little more retail or less you can get a MCUSTA vg10 core San Mai Damascus Tactility or Katana made in Seki City Japan and unleash your inner Samari. You would also have a piece of deadly pocket art .
Bearings or washers?
That looks like a carbon copy of a Kershaw that I recently bought at MD for about 30 bucks.
[hug] the police [but respect their personal space]
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What the heck is going on here?
Now here's someone with no humour and full of anger and lust
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I bought this the last time it was on Massdrop... Favorite knife of 2016
Maserin manufacture beautiful and precisely built knives, in true Italian fashion. I have a couple of Maserin, and I can vouch for the premium build, feel, and materials.
I don't have this one and just bought custom scales for my Pingo, so I can't justify picking this up right now, but I sure am tempted!
Maybe next time? If they later propose a Carbon Fiber version I won't be able to resist!
This is a beautifully constructed knife. Light, strong and fits neatly in my pocket. A real EDC knife.
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