Ferrum Forge launched a budget line; looks familiar
Check this out: https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Ferrum-Forge-Folding--3244
I understand everybody is trying to make a living, but these look a little too familiar for my taste. I mean, for hells sake, look at that blade! A big selling point for the FF/MD /We collaborations was that they were they only way to get a FF-designed and branded piece w/o actually spending >$500 and buying a FF-made knife.
One interesting thing to note: they're made in China but it doesnt specify by whom. So it looks like it's not a genuine partnership a with the manufacturer, as is it is w/ We on the MD collab knives, but just the old-school arrangement of contracting with a factory or factories to produce the pieces. 10 yrs ago that was the best (and sort of ONLY) way to do it, but these days there are enenough reputable Chinese manufacturerss that I would much prefer to know exactly who made my knives, see their logo on the piece, and consequently have access to their warranty, customer service, etc. So in that regard, definitely a +1 for MD.