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Rike Knife Damascus Hummingbird Mini Flipper Knife

Rike Knife Damascus Hummingbird Mini Flipper Knife

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I have a pink and a green Hummingbird on the way! Great gifts!
Just to give everyone an idea of the size, here it is alongside several other small-medium blades.
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oh, i gotta get that
This is a beautiful piece of work. If it was only a bit larger, perhaps I could see it. Or find it if I purchased it. I would like to see this offered with a plain polished blade (decent stainless steel) and the same scales. MD would likely part me from more of my money. I prefer having a known steel over Damascus. Given that this unknown Damascus clocks in at HRC 58-59, I would be comfortable with it. Maybe if I soaked in it a solution of multivitamins overnite, it might grow......and develop a nice patina.
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14themoney
I just got an email with Duke Jockey's reply to my post. It doesn't seem to be here. DJ, let me ask you a question. Perhaps the links that you sent will answer, but at my level of training regarding Damascus, I am happy for any and all teachers. I have a handle on Damasteel. It, as you say, is a very specific formulation of two steels. Damascus, generically, could be ANY two steels. This "fact" is the basis of my comment about the unknown Damascus. The question- When I see the term "damascus", do I have any way of knowing what steel are being used? Thanx.
14themoney
The steel used is from the damasteel company. The pattern is called rose. http://damasteel.se/pattern/rose/
Quick question about the other colors. In the photos of the teal model, the acid etch goes all the way up the tang so it blends perfectly with the handle, but on the other colors pictured the etch stops at the end of the edge and looks ugly to me. Which way will they be shipped? Thanks
SeamanNoah
Pretty sure the photos where the etch stops short are just poor photo editing. Look at the grey and pink, you can see it's the exact same photo just with the colors changed. If you look up pictures online they all have the entire blade etched, like the green one here.
I received mine, blue, today and it looks incredible. Usually I choose green, but I decided to go with blue this time and I have zero regrets (Not entirely true, I regret buying one in each color). It's definitely the nicest blurple I've seen. The detail is incredible considering it's tiny size. I have lots of tiny flippers and this is, hands down, the best value of any tiny knife right now. Next time this drops I'll buy one in each color including another blue one.
DrBlazer
And I would absolutely love it if they made these with a 2.5" blade. In all honesty, I'd happily pay $200 for it (I'd be ecstatic if it was double the price of these).
It's very small, like super tiny! This knife isn't larger then your pinky ;) That's why one of my messages to the company was "please make it larger !"
This is how large is the blade on that hummingbird mini flipper knife ;) such a "cookie cutter"...!
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VAS007
I also wish the blade was a little longer, but I think 2x would be too much for the "hummingbird" motif. I'd say a longer blade up to about 1.5x the current length could be ok. That would just look like a slightly larger hummingbird species, but a little bigger than that, somewhere around 2x current size, it would start to look like a freakish, genetically engineered monster hummingbird, and I wouldn't even want that.
And about the price if this was scaled up, if the length doubles the width and thickness would also double, so the increase in size (volume) would be 2*2*2 = 8. The cost of production is more than materials and I doubt the purchase price would have to increase 8x if they doubled the length, but it could be a lot more than 2x (or less for all I know, but somehow that doesn't seem likely). For a larger, more useful knife with the same look, I think I could tolerate a price up to $200, but that's only 1/3 more than the crossed-out retail price of this, so I don't expect to see any larger version available at all.
Any chance we could get a banana for scale in one of these photos?
G-Deuce
It's very small, like super tiny! This knife isn't larger then your pinky ;) That's why one of my messages to the company was "please make it larger, at least twice of the current size".
This is how large is the blade on that hummingbird mini flipper knife ;) such a "cookie cutter"...!
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Double the size (3” blade), double the price ($158), keep the same materials and I’m in.
I am new here so please be gentle. Since it says Inactive does that mean the order I put in is also dead / inactive?
Also one note.... I own one of these and paid $130 ish for it. This is no toy despite the small size and some negative comments. This is a fully functioning and very sharp little blade. It may be small but it sharp like a razor blade. The fit and finish at last on mine is perfect or close enough that I do not see any issues.
Peace.....
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Finally showed up. It's a bit hard to flip right now, but it was perfectly centred and the anodizing was top notch. Currently cleaning out the pivot to relubricate.
NewHass
Flipper worked better after the pivot worked its way loose. I had to take the screw out, then add some. Purple locktite before securing it again. Still flips as well as it did before, which is a lot better than when it first came out of its package.
I was super interested in this knife until I held one in store. There were tooling marks on the blade, significant grit in the action, and other fit & finish issues. It came off as very cheap, and terribly overpriced at $150 or half that. Hopefully that was an outlier. I love the concept, and hope they can make the execution worth the cost. Also it's tiny, smaller than I imagined even knowing all the specs.
Can Rike make this knife little larger please? I would buy it! Otherwise its little bit expensive $100 for a 3" piece. It looks way too small for any work only good for collecting I guess. 1.5" blade is it some kind of Lego toy knife or?
I still wish this was $75, but at least here I know what I'm getting versus the Dragonfly Blue Box I joined earlier. Plus, while this isn't as good a value as a Gent Select, I've already got too many knives in that size range and general function to want yet another.
I know this thing was small. But just compared specs to the Kershaw Chive (the smallest knife I've ever carried), and it looks like the Chive just may dwarf the Hummingbird. Crazy. Anyone have a pic of the two together?
I'd be in for one at $75 for sure (like the first drop).
Why it's $85 instead of $75?
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Hugo_Y
I asked the same question on the last drop... The first drop it was $75 and the following one went up to $85.
TF_Spider
So it's the $10 off for the first drop story...
Would get another one of it was 75 again.
Got one a few weeks ago in the last drop. Love this little thing. The almost iridescent green is mesmerizing. Careful! Mine is as sharp as a razor. However, I can't get it to flip - too tight perhaps? Need to figure out how to loosen it a but.
Do you folks have any other recommendations for small knives like this?
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Im very curious. I believe twosuns knives are made by kizer but could be mistaken. Im sure if they gather enough popularity, and they are, theyll be more readily available stateside.
Maugust09
I don't know about who makes them, but they have some stupid cheap titanium handled knives
I'm not expecting too much out of it, but hoping to be pleasantly surprised
This is a very well made knife but it is almost toylike in size and has very limited practical use. Flipping action is very good as well.
I'm kind of disappointed with the build quality for the one I received. The logo isn't nearly as colorful as what the pictures show or other customer photos. It looks worn or washed out. Will be contacting MD support for a replacement.
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Not exactly sure how this relates to my knife. This is new an unused, and therefore unhandled and untouched. I could see what you're saying would apply if I had this knife for some time. There is no effect in the picture posted. It's simply a washed out color.
Wanton86
RE: "This is new an unused, and therefore unhandled and untouched."
Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunate to hear it came out of the box in disappointing condition.
With this previously unknown info and the 4-week time from your OP, I am wondering the response from MD?
I guess you can't write reviews unless you're a verified purchaser anymore and since I'm international, there is no confirmation of receipt back to MD. Anyway, thought I'd share some thoughts of mine. Beautiful knife. Mine came a bit off centered (yes, I've tried tightening the pivot screw) and with a machining nick on one side of the choil. The sleeve attachment leaves me wanting too. It's some sort of matte black plastic that just feels cheap and not in line with the aesthetic and build of this knife. I'll probably make a little leather sleeve if I ever want to use the chain. All in all though; gorgeous milling, captivating damasteel, and vibrant anondizing.
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A hybrid could work. There are some holster makers that do leather lined Kydex. In a small item like this, it may even be possible to finish an all leather slip to near Kydex stiffness. A short bake in the oven after wet molding should do it.
Bflying
If baking isn't enough, you can always try wax hardening it
I'd just wanna be extra careful with something this small, yet expensive, with a bottom loading sheath. Damn thing weights nothing, if it fell out I'd never feel it lol
Is there anyone that got the blue and would like to swap to the green? I would love you.
I got one of these the last time Massdrop had these on sale. This knife is a MAJOR WOW if you like tiny knives. It is extremely well built and very much worth the price. This is one item where Massdrop really does have a great price on a great item.
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This would be a sick EDC if only it came in a bigger size. Please make this in a 8-9 inch overall and I will buy two of them.
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Jknot213
No hummingbird is that big. It would look crazy at that size instead of cute.
The closest Thor to the Hummingbird is the 6, AKA the Bumblebee.
It's absolutely stunning even in the more plain production versions, but to see the ones Richard Wu went all in on, oh wow. His Instagram is a parade of pretty colors and intense milling.
Hey group! We were able to negotiate our cost, resulting in better drop pricing for everyone. Thanks for participating in the discussion and we hope the new price is more appealing for this beautiful little knife. Have a great weekend! @method_burger @Thatonecat @CAdestiny @BoxBlade @JakeSizzle
kyleemj
Nice. I guess whining works.
hahaha, glad i'm not the only penny pincher who noticed the 75$ - 90$ increase.
This would make a nice full size knife but I personally don’t have a use for something so small.
hmmmm...potential birthday gift to myself
Have been waiting to jump on this for the $75 price from the last drop. With the $20 increase it's a pass for me.
Disappointed Massdrop!
Ahhh, a successful seller, so Rike hikes the price on Massdrop by $20. No thanks for something that is nothing more than a novelty item.