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MecArmy EK12 Mini Titanium Utility Knife

MecArmy EK12 Mini Titanium Utility Knife

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Per email from MecArmy, the screw/knob design has been improved to address the problem of the knife coming apart unintentionally.
If this design flaw is properly addressed, I'll be very happy with the knife. The design is otherwise great, and the manufacturing quality is excellent. The CNC machining was finished very well, with no sharp edges and no residual burr.
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Do exacto blades fit this handle? If not, are replaceable blades available?
Auriel
Yes, the blade is replaceable
any real reason to get something like this over a leatherman squirt?
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The blade is replaceable
All leatherman blades are replaceable, all you need is a flat head screwdriver.
Sooooo...... Have any changes been made to this to address the overwhelmingly negative reviews? Or is MassDrop just enjoying making a buck out of selling us known crappy items now? So much for community focused and vetted quality 🙄
I mean, i get offering an item the first time and having no idea how it'll play out, but why would you even bring back a 2 star item??
Losing faith at an alarming rate these last couple months....😟
TUK/TUKK/RUK!!!!!!! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Well after reading the reviews I think I will pass. Thank you to everyone who took the time to post useful, real world experiences.
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It's $40 I think, made by WE means it'll be way better than this!
Omniseed
I've been absolutely blown away by the quality of my WE and Reate manufactured knives. I've had to triple my knife budget over the last few months because of all the awesome collaborations massdrop has put together.
Bought it, rather disappointed. I was really looking forward to getting it, too, just to have a wee utility knife that would allow me get stuff quickly and be on my merry way.
In order to deploy the blade, you have unscrew the threaded locking nub. If tightened, you cannot move the blade forward to deploy it. I left it in a position that allowed me access the blade as I needed on the move, and it came apart in my pocket, with all the the tiny springs and parts going everywhere when I pulled out my wallet, gone in less than a day.
$40 for this? I will be reluctant to purchase more of their products.
Teuchter
MecArmy already improved this problem, you can contact MecArmy for get a new screw part for free
MsCc
So if they'd fixed it already, why ship the defective ones out? Or did they not test it before they hit the switch on the production line?
If only it had a bottle opener...
Quick, someone get that tool who sells the TUKK and all his weird shillbois!
No one sells a utility knife without his permission!
Omniseed
Lol! I literally came here to comment this same thing. I can hear the fanboys heating up already!
Where are these made? Thanks
ado12
Uzbekistan.
ado12
Made in China
I've always wanted a prison shiv, but didn't want to go through the effort of filing down my toothbrush. Thanks MecArmy!
jbroome
Can use tritium vials too, the tactical equivalent of RGB LEDs!
Basically an over-reinvented Jiffi Cutter?
is anyone worried about the threads on that screw attached to the disk. they seem small and every time you use the blade you have to loosen the screw , slide the mechanism and re-tighten, then repeat in reverse to put it away. I would worry about being left with a striped part which is not easily replaceable.
lobster
I didn't like unscrewing the screw and it would probably unscrew by itself and get lost, since I attach this to my keychain. So I used locktite and tightened the screw when the slider is between two of the holes with enough slack so when the release button is pressed, the blade can slide freely. I also used some silicone lubricant which helps the mechanism to move easier. The force of the spring is enough to hold the blade in open or closed position. In my opinion this little knife should have been designed so when the screw is at maximum tightness it should work like I adjusted it in my description above. You have to be really careful with this thing to avoid cutting yourself with it if the blade can't be move easily enough since it's so small and hard to get a proper grip.
lobster
MecArmy already upgraded the screw part
Are X=Acto knives too affordable and useful? Give me $40 and I'll make them a nightmare to use!
Just buy the OLFA 26B knife on Amazon for $7. It’s steel, black finish and small. Not an EDC for me but if this style is what you’re looking for then you might want to check out some of the OLFA knives. They are made in Japan. I have three different ones that I use. You can get the utility ones at Lowe’s with replacem blades
Massdrop, can you please confirm that standard Xacto blades are compatible with this item?
Is it possible to get 4 green tritium instead of 2 green + 2 blue?
Sorry, but for $40 I'd rather go through a couple of small beater knives than spend so much to go ultra light.
Is the blade replaceable? If so how available are they?
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olliemcglowgo
The blade is replaceable. You can replace it with OLFA KB4-S/5 blade. Here is the video how to replace, https://youtu.be/LPcJGS9lbfU
olliemcglowgo
Yes, blade is replaceable, check on MecArmy website to how to change
Where do you find glow bars?
$83 if you spring for the tritium model.
does the tritium version actually come with tritium vials?
$43??? You're joking, right?
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@ponagathos, @j.a.l -- Yes, tritium tubes are way too expensive for what they are, imo.
I'm not saying the price is dishonest or a deliberate ripoff, just that it's more than I'm willing to pay for a couple of tiny bars of colored light on something I'd have in my pocket most of the time and wouldn't even look at often.
Amazon shows the tubes priced over $20 each for 2mmx12mm size, which seems insane to me. $2000 worth of them fit in the palm of your hand! Maybe there's a market for an entrepreneurial American to begin producing them in the US, possibly by hand for lower overhead to start. Might be able to bring the prices down.
Soridius
It’s illegal to sell in the United States by itself, there’s some loophole which allows watches to have it. We can import it though.