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Rike Knife 1507s Titanium Frame Lock

Rike Knife 1507s Titanium Frame Lock

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With Rike's recent unrepentant ripping off of a Justin Lundquist design (not the first time they've done something highly similar to an existing design) and them doubling down by joking about it on instagram while blocking those who brought up the issue... it will be a long time before I ever consider buying one of their knives.
If they are going to act like a high end Ganzo, I'll treat them like I do Ganzo and not buy their knives.
I got this last drop, love it. Any chance of dropping it in tanto?
I'm tempted every time this knife drops but there also seems to be quality issues every time. Such a shame, my hummingbird is awesome
Bknguyen
Im also very tempted, specially with the $80-$100 price drop from bladehq prices. but the hit or miss quality scares me a bit
Ramonsb
I got one on the last drop, it's impeccable.
Got mine today. Needed some tweaking to the pivot to dial the centering in. Also I'm a little annoyed that the bottom screw is loctited shut. Any suggestions on how to loosen the loctite? Ive heard a hair dryer works well. I've also heard that a soldering iron will get the job done.
MaxwellDemonic
Thread locking compound comes in a variety of formulations, each is overcome by a specific amount of torque. The compound should be chosen to be suitable for the fastener. When well chosen, the amount of torque necessary to break the compound is less than the amount that would mash up the head of the fastener... You shouldn't need to apply heat to break the compound.
The point of thread locking compound is not to permanently fix the fastener in place, but to stop it from coming loose through vibration during normal use.
Keithis
Oh I'm well aware, I typically use blue myself. The red formulation (going by Loctite's coloration standards) is usually referred to as permanent. In the case of it's use, heat absolutely loosens the compound.
I was incorrect about that the type of thread locker by the way. I was eventually able to get it loose and clean the whole thing out, without resorting to additional heat.
can we get a 1707?
Picked it up in platinum, just wish there was pink or blue.
Vili_R
Self taught anodizing so I know anyone can do it; blue is very easy to achieve; plenty of tutorials on youtube and some materials gathering but it's very affordable. 3x 9volt batteries chained together will give you a blue akin to the blue found on a ZT0393. I bought a "working finish" pocket clip from DLT trading and anodized it myself; which was $20 cheaper than buying a pre-anodized clip. It has some wear but the color matches near perfectly.
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I bought the Rike 1507 on a prior offering and was anxiously awaiting to receive it in the mail as I had my on the knife for a while but thought it was to high priced. The knife is well built, fit and finish was great, great materials but it will not deploy. It literally takes a pair of pliers to pull open the blade because of the detent is so tight the flipper tab is useless. I have disassembled the knife, cleaned, oiled, etc. but it did not have any affect on the problem. I thought about tying to modify it myself but have been reluctant as I am no pro and I don't want to essentially screw up to a point where I have ruined the knife.
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JamesMax66
I agree it should open at least as well as the mask drop falcon. Especially at the price
JamesMax66
If you put any pressure on the lockbar while trying to deploy the knife it will not come out, the way I end up holding the knife most times is pinky and ring finger on the pocket clip and my middle finger on the handle just off the lockbar. When I first got my knife I naturally held it this way the first couple flips then later was trying to deploy it and was pressing the lockbar in and it would not come out at all. I've never had any issues with my knife but it's probably worth mentioning, I've owned this knife for a roughly 2 years and paid $300 for it, I bought mine before any were ever sold on Massdrop, from other comments seems like there are more issues with the Massdrop sold ones.
Looks really frisky, Rike does masterful anodizing too. Definitely worth grabbing one of their pens for the ano alone.
Yup, I'm in on this one. Hits all the points I like in a mid-tech. Got it in purple.
MaxwellDemonic
You sure it's not full production?
jayonnaise
Huh?
can we get the Rike Knife RK1507T Tanto Version?
Received mine and it had a rough action. Basically expected as the surface where the detent ball ride on the inner blade is not polished and needed to groove in. After lots of flipping and a little detent tuning (as it has the typical aggressive Rike detent) it is now perfect. By the way, mine came not very sharp. it cannot cut paper. Will be putting a mirror edge on it with my KME.
EdselL
How is the lock up on yours?
Probablythelastmimsy
my lockup is great, about 20%, no lock stick. however, the detent on it makes it impossible to deploy single handedly, even after tinkering with it. it came sharp, just cannot deploy it. i also got the Thor 4, which is basically flawless
Just received mine and it flips open flawlessly. It's also stunning! Very happy.
Detent looks pretty great after thirty or so flips here, thankfully not the horror story some people have had in the past.
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Vangeli
What kind of horror stories?
And this knife needs to be broken in? Mine needs both hands to open, and that just doesn't seem right to me. I got the same color you have in the picture.
Well I'll be watching to see if this drop goes like the last one. I hope Mass-drop had some serious reassurances from Rike. Everyone who bought one from regular retailer loves the action, everyone who commented back after the last drop had major unacceptable problems. admittedly this was small sample size.
It really seamed like we got their reject bin lasts time,
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How happy were you with the fit and finish? I wouldn't have paid 40$ for the one I got last drop. took like 10 lb's of pressure get the blade out, and even then the blades travel was so gritty it would stop half way.
Massdrop was great about the whole thing. Promptly sent me a return label and even refunded my original cost of shipping. I would have liked some type of official explanation before starting new Rike drops. If Massdrop came out and said most people had no complaints i would totally believe just a few bad ones got out. Unfortunately literally every person reporting back here and on blade forum had the same problems, as in its a systemic problem not a few bad knives.
boortmiser
It was hard to flip open at first like you said it just needs to be broken in because of the thing that keeps it closed i am not sure what it is called it is a ball that falls into a hole when closed. Know it flips like butter. As far as the finish i loved the fact the blade was stonewashed unlike some of their coated or blasted blades.
Wondering how long the finish/color will last in everyday use--I assume it's anodized?
Did I misread the discription, or is the pocket clip the only thing made out of titanium?
Jlocke62
Scroll down to the specs where it says "Handle: TC4 titanium"
Park7
Yep, I see that now. Thank you.
does MD offer knives with anything but S35VN or cheapo $20 knives? It’s played out and that steel is not that good these days. Time for something with Bohler M390, or CTS-xhp or Maxamet!! Tired of the S35VN offerings
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Alloy me to retort. I steel believe I’m corretc, but to forge ahead, let’s just agree on this. For quality knives, S35VN is fairly middle of the road these days. I’d like to see other options, brah. :)
Serge928
Hilarious
What a time to love tanto... :(
Look a lot like the Realsteel G3 series, which are way more affordable... http://www.realsteelknives.com/index.php/g-series.html
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The S3 is M390 blade steel, skeletonized titanium handles and one of the smoothest flippers on earth... just sayin
cdangelis
With a price tag to match lol Guess they have good options for both levels then
I personally did not get my 1507s through Massdrop. I have the M390 limited run and absolutely love mine. Just wanted to comment my two cents so that people can get an idea of what a good 1507s is like to live with in case the knives from this drop increase in quality. I can say this: the knife is very striking. Almost immediately you’re captured by all the minuscule details they managed to work into the knife handle with their CNC and all the little quality of life details that come on the blade itself (Like the chamfered flipper tab, decent sharpening choil, etc.). I noticed that the only color options available for this drop are the single-color anodizations. This is a shame, as a huge reason I love my own 1507s is the contrasting anodization colors that are separated by the milling pattern of the handle. gives the handle great depth and amazing properties in different lighting. Another thing I can’t attest to is the S35VN. As mine is made from M390, I have never had a problem with it’s sharpness, even if it didn’t come shaving-sharp out of the package. the blade works perfectly in M390, and I can’t imagine that changes too much for the base model. The action on my knife is great - good detent, never had a problem with it, runs VERY smoothly. Lastly- the M390 model comes with a very understated and stylized makers mark on the blade close to the handle, and it’s not obtrusive whatsoever. This isn’t true for the model available in this drop. The text is blocky, dark, and doesn’t look very good. If you‘re fine with that, cool, but if you aren’t you’ve been warned. Overall I absolutely love my knife, and I would recommend it to anyone I come across - BUT, this isn’t my knife. It comes in an inferior steel (though a good price for the lesser steel), without the striking color options available through Rike, and so far people have reported that the action is pretty horrible in this drop, which is disappointing, as mine is great. I would recommend you either wait for a future drop that has more options and a fixed QA experience, or find a different seller.
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I totally agree that it’s a great price given the usual price tags for the knife, but based on the feedback from people who have bought from this drop, the action is abominable due to some manufacturing grit left in the mechanism. If you love the knife and are willing to take that bet, go for it. My experience is simply that some of the reasons I love my knife is its unique coloring, great steel, and amazing action - and it seems like all three are missing here. (Also, to answer your question, I got my M390 edition for a tiny bit over $300, about $310).
AuraMaster
Sorry, didnt mean to sound argumentative, just wanted to provide the perspective of some realtive experts, i.e., the BladeHq guys, since I'm fortunate enough to be able to walk into an outstanding retailer like that and get the employees' honest opinions. And in fairness to Massdrop whom I've criticized for product offerings priced with little or no discount, I thought it fair to mention that this drop has a pretty good one.
Ultimately, it comes down to the questions that most knife discussions/debates come down to: what features does a particular individual want and need for how they expect to use the knife; and what is one willing to pay for those features? And also, what's your favorite color? And do you think EVERY SINGLE lanyard bead should be some type of skull, or can some be devils, zombies, and zombie devils...maybe with skulls?
I'm actually with you on this knife and in general: give me the highest quality version I can get. If I have to save up for weeks and eat ramen noodles the whole time thats what I'll do. But I tend to go for best offering of any given type of knife. Well...other than when buying Protech. Some of those go a bit out of my budge, even on a ramen diet.
Was eagerly about to jump on this drop but looking at the comments, I'm kinda worried.
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Vangeli
Agreed. I guess I'll just wait and see how this drop plays out
Suppose I'll give it a go. Ordered purple/blue but kinda like the blackwash version as well. Tough decision; still have time before the drop ends to finalize.
I got mine about a week ago and had similar issues, bad, gritty action. I arranged a replacement but the new one came with multiple other defects. From my experience and these comments I have to imagine that these are factory seconds or rejects.
Got mine today and I’m glad Canadian customs didn’t take it. People seem to be having some quality issues so here are my 2c on this. Detent is fine for me. It‘s stiff but in line with most of my Kizers and other Rikes. Action feels slightly gritty but I just got it and as with my RK1508, the grittiness should disappear after a week or so. Detent ball hole is...well a detent ball hole so here are some pictures (I haven’t cleaned it yet or anything I just got this knife 4 hours ago).
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so whats the deal? Did Rike just send Massdrop their reject bin or something?
Im pissed cause i like the knife so much besides for the horrible action. as far as aesthetics and feel in hand i would take this knife over anything else out there. too bad the function is such a miserable failure.
also mine came fairly dull.
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Mine has terrible detent. I can only get it to flip open once out of every 6 or 7 tries and that's after I almost tear off a finger nail. I have taken the knife apart and cleaned/oiled it but it did not help.
JamesMax66
Is it just heavy and hard to break?
Here are some pics of the metal grit and wallowed out detent hole it looks like someone went at it with a diamond burr and gave up. This was after flipping it around 20 times tops. Very disappointing
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I have the same issue. I sent them a message, but got a strange reply. It had 2 replies "replace a" and "ok". Not sure where to go from here. Anyone else get a reply that gives any info?
BangChainsSD
I reached out to Rike yesterday on Instagram. I received a reply this morning that simply said, "let me have a look". I'm not totally clear on what they wanted but I sent them a picture.
Just got mine today and holy sh*it the detent is HORIBLE! insanely hard and on top of that the blade has a gritty feeling as if someone tossed sand inside it before shipping. And before anyone accuses me of having weak fingers I prefer a stiff detent but this is SO BAD that of 50% of the time I literally can't get the knife to open! I would take it apart and give it a spa treatment to see if i could make it smoother but I don't want to void any warranty as this thing is probably going back. Sooo disappointed with this knife I love the design but the quality control is complete garbage
just got mine today and I'm very disappointed. detente strength is absolutely ridiculous, to the point where i would call it a serious quality control issue. I have an extremely hard time opening one handed, and even using both hands to get a good grip (not touching lock bar) its still very hard to open. blade movement is very grainy. I don't think its a problem with the pivot tension as the blade moves without much resistance, just feels rough as you scissors it open and closed.
i sort of want to take it apart to see if cleaning helps, but i don't want to risk voiding warranty. for the moment i'm just trying to work the action to see if it loosens up.
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I had an issue like this with a ZT0560 and I gently, key word gently, pulled the lock bar away from the knife to adjust the tension. Also depending on how you flip, you have to learn how to flip without pushing the frame lock down to hard. Good luck!
Jdjung
I appreciate how you dealt with your ZT. I tried to pull the lock bar but that didn't fix the problem. Trying to readjust the way I flip for a particular knife is a deal breaker for EDC.
To all those of you who didn't buy it in 'dark grey' here's a video with the same color scheme used with their special edition m390 blade.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=titnM-Xhlng (mild bad
language)
^slickest colors ever. hope our's look just like this
Man, I'm debating between this or the WE Dragon Scales for 50 bucks more.
Anyone have the dark Grey or gold? Would love to see some hi res pics.
Ah man the Purple Blue is sold out. :(