Onehundred FAVE Utility Knifesearch

Onehundred FAVE Utility Knife

Onehundred FAVE Utility Knife

bookmark_borderSave
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our members, we must agree to hide our prices externally.



Hey, I think it looks cool. After seeing so many pictures of titanium framelock flippers that have that familiar titanium framelock flipper look, this design was a nice surprise (it does pretty much look like a curved kiridashi, but still a fresh take). After using a Buck folder at work for a year, though, I don't really want to spend more than a few dollars on a 420HC blade (sure hones up quickly, and I do love my Buck).
Um, dafuq? This knife needs to be either 20 dollars cheaper, or made of D2 or better.
This is the biggest joke of a blade drop ever on MD
To recap: 420 instead of 440C, 1095 or 8CrMoV. No sheath included. Handle has the ergonomics of a lusty catapillar. No sharpening choil. From the promo shots the blade has a satin finish instead of a mirror would would be better if it's intended for use in a kitchen as they claim. In essence you get a $1.50 knife, for the low cost of $40 and a logo on the blade so heinously ugly it makes the massdrop logo look classy. The makers of this knife are on one hand rather scummy for pricing a piece of garbage this high, and on the other hand geniuses in marketing a piece of garbage well enough that it somehow got 77k on kickstarter. The fact that it sold 12 units here kind of hurts what remains of my soul. And that's AFTER reading this post destroyed most of it along with some of my faith in humanity.
TLDR: it's a scam knife that looks shittier then most knifemakers first knives, but they at least know they have a ton to improve before they can sell their products unlike the producers of this mildly sharpened, vitrified log of fecal matter.
Apparently this knife originated from a Kickstarter project. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onehundred/fave-the-ideal-all-purpose-knife/description
The selling points are the original and unusual design and the fact that it's made in the USA.
The original price of $55 is definitely not a good value, $40 is not much better. There are knives that will provide better value and ergonomics, especially if you're flexible with the country of origin and handle material. E.g. Opinel N06 with Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade and oak wood handle, made in France, $17; Sanrenmu 7130 FUF-SF made out of 8Cr14Mov stainless steel in China is $22 ($12 directly from China). So for $40 you get a food prep knife and a fixed utility/field knife, both with better steel and ergos and you don't have to compromise.
From the Kickstarter backer: "...well made and beautiful, nice quality, but the shape of the blade and the size of the handle make them very difficult to use in either a kitchen or shop application. The sweep of the blade make them next to worthless in the kitchen and in a shop application they handle isn't safe."
Recent BLADES drops have been quite disappointing. This one is really vying for the top prize for MOST USELESS. 😖
$39.99 is pretty pricey for a knife of this size and ... um ... “quality.”
I like the shape and general design, which is why I had a look to begin with, but the steel, indifferent grind, and lack of any interesting detail kills it for me.
Load 2 more comments
billc
My thoughts to a T. 420 steel can be honed to a very, very sharp edge... right after every usage. :)
Well, maybe. Some of the reflections make it appear convex, but there is also a secondary bevel (an uneven one at that), which makes any convexing pointless. The softness of the grind line is amateurish looking. Look at the cut-in. It’s not clean ... there are actually TWO cut-ins, the steel has what vaguely look like facets from poor finishing behind the cut-in, and the edge right in front of it isn’t even sharpened. The tip-to-tail finish sanding is poorly considered and poorly done.
Fail and a half. 420 stainless is useless. Why didn't the do this in 1095? This would be a really cool little kick around knife if it had some kind of sheath and was made of decent steel.
420... "carbon?"... stainless steel.
If you're going to use barely applicable terminology to describe your low grade steel, at least use the phrasing we're all familiar with and call it 420 high carbon. Unless it's actually 420j2. Oh please, tell me it's not 420j2. *shudders*
DepthCharge
The knife's website lists it as "420 high carbon." God knows what that's worth, of course; 420 runs the gamut from the legendary Buck 110 to BudK mall ninja trash, depending on the competence of the knifemaker. This one does not inspire much confidence.
Though, for what it's worth, 420J2 is a great steel for cheap steak knifes. $3 a pop on Amazon.
Is there a sheath?
Load 1 more comment
Johnmbs6900
Inquiring minds want to know!
Johnmbs6900
I think they expect you to have your own trashcan for long-term storage