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McGinnis Pro Line Mini Exo Flipper

McGinnis Pro Line Mini Exo Flipper

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Gerry McGinnis -- how about a making a real "mini" -- with a 3-inch or just under blade that's easy to carry and legal in more places; a detent that isn't "tough" and scales that aren't so shiny! A well-priced model like that would fly off your shelves. Thanks for listening.
dtw898
Absolutely -- got one as soon as they were available! He's one maker who understood the demand for 3-inch and under folding knives. Thanks!
This folder is nice but too expensive for my wallet. No doubt there are people paying half a grand for a custom knife, just like there are people paying 3 -4 grands for a custom Shirogorov from Russia. End of the day, it's a demand and supply thing. Willing buyer and willing seller
jeaseless. 500$ for something that probably won't leave the shelf and isn't even pretty.
That price is steep! Can get two nice Bemchmade knives for that price. Hard to buy a knife at this price without feeling it in your hand.
Finally got mine today!
This is a knife with a "tough guy" personality. The detent strength is quite strong and it's going to take some technique to flip it open without wearing out the finger. The checkering on the handle is very well-done and can provide a soothing massage if you run your fingers over it. The beauty of having the checkering directly on the titanium handle is that there is no carbon fiber or G10 layer to "chip" off due to some heavy pounding for whatever reason. Therefore, this is a solid folder made of three solid pieces of metal- the blade and the two sides of the titanium handle. In summary, this knife will last a life-time without any non-metal material to break apart from use or accident.
The Spyderco Southard, in comparison, has a "nice guy" personality. The detent strength is "about right" and is friendly with the finger. I could flip the knife multiple times without wearing out the skin on my finger but it would tire my finger if I did too many times.
The G10 Brous Caliber, on the other hand, has a "playful" personality. The detent strength is quite loose in comparison. It is quite easy to flop the flip due to lack of "sudden force" from breaking thru the detent resistance. Thus there are two ways to flip the Brous Caliber and still have fun. One is to push from the "tip" of the flipper button and imagine your finger going forward as you push. It is definitely a different kind of "push" compared to the McGinnis and the Southard. The second way to flip the Caliber is to push the flipper button gently to free the blade from detent and then use the wrist action to "throw" the blade out. I enjoy throwing the blade out 'cause the eventual "click" when the blade locked into position is a very satisfying feeling. It feels almost like the blade is part of you.
Having bought these three folders, I began to understand and appreciate the uniqueness and personality the creators brought to their custom knives.
Cheers!
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Many better quality flippers are a little stiff initially, but will loosen up after a few hundred flips. Think of it as a break in period.
DSpeed
Thanks for the comment. Since this has a titanium frame-lock, the ability for the titanium frame-lock to loosen up is slim since the thick titanium frame has strong memory; however, I'm sure my finger will build up strength and the skin will get toughen after a few hundred flips such that the flipping becomes easier. In other words, the break-in period is actually my finger.
Despite the tough detent, the flipping sensation of a fast release of the blade breaking thru detent is very unique and one-of-a-kind. While I don't flip away like I do with the Brous Caliber, I do enjoy flipping the McGinnis on an occasional basis.
Cheers!
I just got mine, and I am extremely happy. Fires like a rocket. And is smooth as glass. Thank you, MD.
It's a go! The order for the McGinnis Pro Line Mini Exo Flipper was placed just after the drop came to an end. Now our vendor will be working hard to prepare it for shipment to each of you.
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Half a grand for a flipper? Well, alrighty then.
Why is a simple lock back flipper so expensive when the steel is only a CPM154? For this kind of money I'd expect Elmax steel and ball bearing with assist opening.
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Also, I'm sorry that you feel defensive. Psychology, being the study of the human mind, presents one with dozens of potential "case studies" every day; being as we are human minds, surrounded by other human minds. Was it the use of technical terminology that has upset you? Using technically correct terms helps me to communicate meaning clearly; especially when discussing maladaptive things, because the colloqial jargon for maladaptive psychological symptoms often ends up having pejorative implications attached, and that's not intended.
So yeah, I gave the so-called "psychology 101 case study" under a third of a comment; and, as I say, that's just a perception that you've formed because I tried to avoid insulting you. So it goes, I guess. Still - if I were doing what you have claimed I am doing, I could happily give your most recent comment 500 words or so; among those words would be "antiprocessing", "cognitive dissonance", "effort justification" and "true believer syndrome". While your first comment was unexceptional, I always do enjoy seeing someone express their objection to being called an "X" by suddenly turning into the Platonic Ideal of X's.
But I'm not a troll, and even though I type fast I'm busy, so have a nice evening.
yiri
No apology needed. As long as we are human, there will always be a psychological "label" for any human responses which included yours as well. I dare say that the only one who can respond without triggering a psychological label is probably Buddha himself; but then someone will surely find a label to slap on him as well.
Keep it simple, enjoy the folders we chose and bought and continue to share our thought regardless.
Cheers!
I really wish this was available in Canada.
Just curious if anyone has received the EXO yet...since I've signed up for this, I've gotten a strange (fraud) email from my bank in regards to this purchase...I have bought stuff through MASSDROP before so i'm not really worried, but it is kind of strange that I haven't heard anything from MASSDROP ever since I signed up to get the EXO...hoping to this goes through and I get the knife soon...
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It's a go! The order for the McGinnis Pro Line Mini Exo Flipper was placed just after the drop came to an end. Now our vendor will be working hard to prepare it for shipment to each of you.
As soon as we receive word from the vendor about the shipping schedule, we will update you all with that information.
Look forward to another update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/10 or earlier if anything comes up.
Sorry for being a knife-newbie, but how exactly do you "deploy" the knife with that little nub? Do you sort of push it and then flip it open?
Does it lock in place automatically?
MindJuice
Yep. Push down and it flips upward into a locking position.
i would buy this in a moments notice if i had some money, but sadly i have the bank account of a proper college student with an expensive taste, never a good combination.
545 bucks for a knife???!!! Crazy hipsters.
Can't believe I just did this! Haha Well, either way they will be a lot more from dealers. So the deal is great!
So pumped I got in on this!!! I own the ProLine Valve and the Rowdy as well...both are amazing knives and IMO the best built "midtechs" (whatever that means) out there!!! If you're unsure and have second thoughts, DON'T!!! Get one, and I promise that you won't be disappointed...I like many others own many custom knives of high caliber and would like to think that I know what I'm talking about...the action, fit and finish, and quality of these are simply incomparable to anything out there in the price range!!! Plain and simple...GET ONE!!!
That's a hell of a price but I do love a good stonewashed blade.
Would love to try this out, I had a full custom a couple of years ago and it was a great little knife. With his hands on finishing this should be almost as nice and I paid $800 before he was even popular. His knives are lightweight and perfectly engineered and this would be a good deal at full retail. And if you're worried about the steel, this is the same steel that Tom Mayo uses on his customs which can cost up to 4x what this knife is going for.
It's funny how some people don't understand why someone would pay for such and such price for a fine tool yet think it's OK to shit on said sales post. Don't like it move on.
ninjamaster
I was just trying to understand the price. I guarantee other people are also wondering the same. Why is it so offensive to wonder about the manufacturing process and how that translates into the asking price. In the last three months I purchased a graphic sebenza and two umnamzaans, so it's not like I won't pay for "fine tools." I just want to understand the manufacturing and subsequent asking price. Btw I do think Chris reeves knives are also 150-200 over priced but again the market supports that price so I'll pay it. ChrisHimself has actually added to the conversation with some information that addresses the question in people's mind about why the knife costs what it does. saying "you don't like the price, don't buy it and move on" is cliche and boring. There is no point to a discussion forum if this is your answer to any post that has something else to say besides "this knife is awesome"
lobster
A CRK isn't overpriced and it never has been, most of the expensive machines used to build the knives are proprietary to that facility yet only do one job. The knives sell for about the same margin if not worse than your Benchmade or Spyderco.
Built with a lot more attention from someone who is an up and coming rockstar in the knife industry, you can't assign numerical values to quality like simply comparing steel and materials. The perfectly round radius and checkering on the handles take a few more hours to machine, then each knives are anodized and finished by hand to be as burr-free and comfortable in the hand as the customs. Plus nothing will quite deploy to the same standard as a Mcginnis. I collect a lot of custom knives and the one quality that Mcginnis always seem to have is their action, detent, and how smooth the lock bar disengages are all much, much better than a lot of customs and this mid-tech will reflect that every single bit. Not to mention Gerry is a nice person to talk to, and always has time for his customers.
I hear when you throw lobster into hot water, it screams like a [nope].
Svendogg
I heard when you throw a dog in boiling water it crys like a [also nope]. Not sure why I'm writing this back to you, but you started it. For a person who has never even purchased anything on massdrop, you sure have some fighting words to say.
About the blade steel - my understanding is that CPM-154 is a little different from 154CM. It's apparently the same alloy, but created through a powder process which (supposedly) results in a better steel. I don't know how much of a difference it makes, but calling it 154CM isn't really correct.
Once these hit dealers the price will be around $650 standard. Especially secondary sales.
did some research on McGinnis mid-techs. other models are priced around 700. Looks like each knife is hand "tuned" so the pivot should be just right and loctite and lube applied already. I guess the market will pay this much so there's not reason to explore the cost further.
lobster
Gerry's mid-techs are a mirror image of his 100% in-house custom knives which go for $800 primary, and then $1500+ secondary to the collector. The point of a mid-tech is to produce a knife with the same feel as the customs by abbreviating one or more parts of the knife making process.
His mid-techs have handles made on the same process as his custom knives, the difference is the blades are machine ground. Everything else afterwards follows the same build as his 100% handmades.
It's a lot of money for most people, but at this price you're still getting something that punches above it's weight.
not trying to crush this, but that price is very painful for what this knife appears to be. 154cm is a great performer, and it was a great steel in 1998. Today it doesn't make sense to use this when the asking price is over 500 with all the other steels on the market. the blade shape is like a kershaw junkyard dog or like a spyderco southard, not a bad blade shape, but the price again--shouldn't there be something special about this design to warrant the price? Maybe the handles are hand milled, or maybe the anodizing takes longer, or maybe it just costs a lot to cnc a small number of knives that will not be produced indefinitely. I'm just having a hard time figuring out where the cost comes from in this knife. Fit and finish looks nice though.
$565 with 154CM steel? I realize this is a midtech but there are plenty of midtechs with better steel.