Serge Panchenko Thorn Generation 2 Slipjointsearch

Serge Panchenko Thorn Generation 2 Slipjoint

Serge Panchenko Thorn Generation 2 Slipjoint

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



Is this custom made?
Wayoftread
No. It's considered a mid-tech- a step above a production knife (purely subjective). The parts were made by Millet Knives and then assembled and finished by Serge Panchenko's shop. Some mid-techs have a limited number they make. In this case 40 will be produced. Hope that helped!
While I can't personally justify the cost of this one, I just wanted to say that I love that it exists. Very unique and I dig the design
Kavik
I agree with you here! Really unique design, the price though, the price! The price completely made it an instant nope.avi for me!
Again Spain is out of the shipping game. Please review laws as the size is not as big to have any problem with Spanish government. Thx.
Well respected designer, great manufacturer, interesting design, unfortunately not for me. I'm not a fan of the overly distressed look and the oddly large offset between blade and handle. For those that like it, this looks like a good deal on a quality midtech here.
I've got a cleaver bean and I LOVE it for use at work (I do a lot of breaking down boxes). At $175-200, I'd recommend one of these in a heartbeat, but at $275, I'd be more likely to only recommend it if you REALLY like the design or have a very specific use case for it.
timerwin63
The bean is closer to $400 isn't it? For about the same blade length and functionality of the the thorn. This drop seems like a good deal if you are into this sort of knife!
These are in stock at a couple of online retailers for $350-375 so this is a good price, if you can accept they are worth it. I’ve been trying to downsize my knife collection but I’ve also wanted to try a Serge/Millit knife. Tempting...
It's a beautiful knife and being I spent $200 on my Spyderco Techno I'd say it was a fair price for a custom, of course my Techno is built like a little tank.
Load 1 more comment
Yes, you're right, a custom would be a one off with input from the buyer, while the Thorn is more of a limited run.
PatShep
That and when I think "custom knife" I think hand made, or a lot of it is. I think these are more of designer production knives.
Serge's design are all pretty cool and unique looking.
This thing sold out in a few days at $370 on another site. So... $275, yes please.
I got my Thorn last week, so after a bit of pocket time I wanted to share my take on it. First, I understand it may fall into the love it or hate it category function, design and materials wise. I really like the distressed brass and the blade shape of the Thorn, the fact that it's different from the knives I currently own is the reason I went for the drop. The fit and finish is great, expect nothing less from Millit Knives, the action is smooth and the blade is sharp. The gold anodized spacer is a cool touch. The detent slip-joint keeps the blade closed and opened, obviously with less than standard slip-joint force, but it's also easy to open and close with one hand. I'm happy to be able to own and use a piece of Serge Panchenko's functional art and I hope to see more of his designs on MD in the future. Happy 2018!
tldr- Cool little knife! 😎
search

search

search

search

search

search
@BrainFlush I don't think he/she was being RUDE or NAIVE, he/she was being realistic. No way that knife is worth $275.00 I don't care who made it.
MIddleman
Doesn't really matter, it's what it costs and Serge has no issues finding buyers lol. Not everyone wants to just buy Kershaws.
MIddleman
its worth it to the many people who think it is and buy it.
and yes, this wouldn't sell well in Wal*Mart at this price
Gorgeous.
Again no Spain delivery... :_(
I'm not into knives, but this is pratty cool looking.
If the scallop out of the blade was a functional finger choil, it would be a marked improvement.
chancing
Maybe get it for your kid. :⁠)
I have Serge's Bean slipjoint and enjoy it quite a bit. Gonna pass on the Thorn this time, but wanted to comment and say thanks MD for making Serge's work available. Keep it up!
TheHsza
Thanks @TheHsza!
It's too rich for my blood, at this time of the year, but; I love the look and quality. Just want to show my appreciation for MD doing unique and interesting items, instead of another generic folder you could get anywhere. Kudos to the buy runner!
I've gone back and forth on this one. Love Serge's work. Price wouldn't be terrible if it was a full custom. Being a mid-tech I think there is room for a lower price from the manufacturer. However, this is an excellent price offered from MD. With the recent uptick in Chinese knife manufacturers (Kizer, Reate, etc.) finally paying attention to quality control it has me rethinking how much I'll pay for a knife just because it uses "good materials." These Chinese makers are using top notch materials and still not breaking the bank. If a knife maker is doing their blades by hand I say shoot for the moon on price. What is your time worth and so on. But when you have parts of your process automated and the number of items you push out increases it's time to come down on price a bit. I'm still going back and forth on this one...may end up pulling the trigger.
Wait_For_The_Drop
Im glad I read through the comments because yours saved me from a lot of typing. I couldn't agree more. I would only add that if it was 25% larger or had a lock, even with just nail nick deployment there would be no question--id be all over it even if I had to starve for a cpl weeks.
But I have a one custom and one limited edition piece on layaway with two dealers right now, so I really would have to starve or beg on the corner to put another $275 into knives this month.
Plus, there is supposed to be a very special Spyderco Para 2 dropping in my neck of the woods any day now; got to stay ready, maintain liquidity...
I really love the look of this lil guy, but the price is far too steep.
I like it. $275 seems high for the materials, but you're paying for the name and Serge's does demand premium prices (not without merit). Too rich for me so just expressing appreciation.
It's an interesting small knife but just not $275 interesting.
Honestly, it is an ugly blade when you think about it. Only it's mother or father could love it 😂 BUT! You really gotta love the designer's nontraditional approach!
I am in. Take a look around and you will find that Serge is true to his craft.
I guess this is more of a collectors knife than a practical EDC tool, that blade geometry is novel at best. I can appreciate the materials, though.
Nice knife and decent price. You may be able to match it with a discount code elsewhere, but ... maybe not. Alas - not in my budget.
Would have paid 27.50 for this. Not sure thought.
sky8massdrop
Don't be naive or rude.
sky8massdrop
Good luck getting a 154CM blade for $27.50, although $275 for a 154CM slipjoint is a little too much for me too.
I do love the look of this. Really fantastic styling. Just not a knife guy. Good luck with the drop!
BrainFlush
Thanks! @BrainFlush