R. Mueller Knives – MSP Liner Lock & MSP Lock Back - deserving an own thread

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R. Mueller Knives – MSP Liner Lock & MSP Lock Back - deserving an own thread

In tribute to a half centuary of personal existence, a few times ago, I decided to gift myself a decent quality upgrade to for my little knive collection. Wanted was a pretty well made, really nice looking. medium large folding knive, with a high quality blade steel, that is legal to carry in Germany, wherein by law all types of one handed opening folding knives with blade locking mechanism are not allowed to be carried in general public areas. So I started to watch out the www from east to west and south to north for a folding knife with this tiny bit of something special, that would satisfy my mind and even fits the budget range.

But as it turned out, to find the real thing was much more difficult than expected, and times of vainly searching had been passed, until some lucky day I fortuitously clicked a YouTube video, that finally leads me to the website and store of a 60 years old professional semi-professionally knifemaker, whose name I never heared before, but nevertheless seems to have highly recommendations within the scenes of hunting and fishing, which requirements most of his knives are intentionally made for.

Reinhard Müller started to build fixed blade knives as a young mans hobby in 1979, and after decades of gaining experiences and purchasing professional machinery equipments, he turns his passion to a little one man’s siteline company. For a long time he produces only relative high prized handmade fixed blade custom knives, but due to his success and high demands he went up the next step and extended his product range with a series of semi custom fixed blade knives, of which the single parts are industrial machined by some European ancillary suppliers and get mounted, finished and quality checked at his own workshop. Some years ago he completes his product range with a small series of folding blade models, produced in the same way as the semi custom fixed blades.

After a bit longer introduction for backround informations, it’s time to come up with the show. So here’s the stuff, that I got from this guy.

At first I recived the MSP Liner Lock model with handle scales made of Desert Iron Wood
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Overall Length: 7.78” ( 20 cm), Handle Length: 4.53” (11,50 cm), Blade Length: 3.35” ( 8,5 cm ), Blade Thickness: 0.15” (3,8 mm),
Blade Material: CPM-S90V, Blade Style: Plain Edge – Drop Point – Matted Finish -, Handle Thickness: 0.55” (14,0 mm), Handle Material: Desert Iron Wood , Lock Type: Liner Lock, Platine Thickness: 0.06“ ( 1,5 mm ), Weight: 4.96 oz. ( 140,70 g ). Liners, Thumb Disk, Spacers, Blade Stop Pin, Clip & Clip Cover are made of 1.4021 (X20Cr13) AISI 420 Stainless Steel. ( the Liner Lock model seems to be currently out of stock )

With the MSP Liner Lock I got immediately excited by the first look just to went thrilling enthusiastic with the first touch, so it was somehow impossible to resist these burning desires, that came up for a secound wanted model of the MSP folding knife series.

So for the second knife, I choosed the MSP Lock Back model with handle scales made of stabilized Bog Oak Wood.
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Overall Length: 6.96” (17,7 cm), Handle Length: 4.13” (10,50 cm), Blade Length: 2.87” (7,3 cm), Blade Thickness: 0.13” (3,3 mm), Blade Material:CPM-S90V, Blade Style: Plain Edge – Drop Point – Matted Finish -, Handle Thickness: 0.47” (12,5 mm), Handle Material: Bog Oak Wood , Lock Type: Lock Back, Platines Thickness: 0.06“ ( 1,5 mm ), Weight: 4.58 oz. (129,80 g). Platines, Locking leaver, Spacer and Blade Stop Pin are made of 1.4021 (X20Cr13) AISI 420 Stainless Steel.

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MSP Lock Back, MSP Liner Lock and a Native style Spidy clone

In my opinion with the MSP ( Müller Super Professional ) knives, althoug they are not quite cheap, you’re getting a big value for the investment.

Currently Reinhard Müller is still doing a regular job as commodity buying agent, and runs a litte online-store , where he sells his knives and an amount of basic materials and precasted single parts for d.i.y. knifemakers. http://www.mueller-messer.de/

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Congratulations for your new folders and your half century of personal existence! Smile That desert iron wood handle looks stunning! Thumbs Up
I guess you won’t have a problem with the edge retention of that blade steel either. Smile
Didn’t you consider the LionSteel T.R.E. ?

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isti242 wrote:
Congratulations for your new folders and your half century of personal existence! Smile That desert iron wood handle looks stunning! Thumbs Up I guess you won’t have a problem with the edge retention of that blade steel either. Smile Didn’t you consider the LionSteel T.R.E. ?

___Thank you man!
“…..what a drag it is getting old….” Wink _

The MSP Liner Lock with the Desert Iron Wood handles is a really beautiful knife,
and when holding it in your hand, the feeling is even more stunning.
The haptic perception is simply a really wicked thing. Love __

I agree with your guess, that the edge retention of the blade steel wouldn’t be a problem either,
as long as I’m desisting from trying to sharpen it by myself. UghhSmile _

_I’m still considering a T.R.E. – sometimes, but only as a kind of clone version from far eastern gateways. SushiStar
The original LionSteel T.R.E.‘s are priced far over the limits I’m willing to spend for just one knife.
And the T.R.E. is also a somehow smaller and fainter knife, than I was looking for. _

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macs___