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Not really a knife, but a QuarkTool: an absolute minimalist EDC cutting tool just released through CrowdSupply. Uses standard contractor blades.


 


Quark Tool


 


 


http://www.quarktool.com


 


 


That’s very neat! Kinda spendy but neat.

Pretty neat little design. I like it.


I have even found a coupon code for this which gives a rebate of 30 %: IG308

Thanks for the code Noir! That makes it a deal. I had already bought one with a 10% off code but the 30% off made me buy a 2nd one! Cash

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First new knife in a while, and my first Automatic!

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I handled one at a show a few weeks ago and liked the knife, but they only had the serrated model, and I hate serrated edges on pocketknives. Ordered online instead, getting the spear-point non-serrated blade. I like the size, the tan finish, grip, etc. Nice snap when opening, but the release button was a bit rough at first. Spent a lot of time playing with it, and it’s gotten a lot smoother.

It’s got an excellent deep-carry clip, but my biggest complaint is that it’s tip-up only.


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I picked up this lil hunter from Mike Yurco, an Ohioan who sells some of his wares at the local knife shop. I needed a smaller hunter and was there shopping for a mid size Bark River but I’d looked at this particular blade about 4 months ago and was able to use that to talk them down a very good amount (>30% off the sticker price).

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I got THESE TWO today. They are the first knives I have ever ordered from China and to tell the truth I was pleasantly surprised. Shocked really.

I still have to check the edge retention, scope them to see if they are really D2, and check the Rockwell on them….. but what I have seen so far I am impressed.

If they ‘check out’…. I’ll Really Be Impressed!! . Wink

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7.7cm D2 blade and a G10 handle:

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009152095568.html
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8.9cm D2 blade and a G10 handle:

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009780560071.ht...

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SanRenMu 710, blackwash version with the meteor/big cat thing. Pleasantly surprised, I thought it would be too heavy but could not let it pass for the price.

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WWW wrote:
SanRenMu 710, blackwash version with the meteor/big cat thing. Pleasantly surprised, I thought it would be too heavy but could not let it pass for the price.

I have two of those (black and blackwash) and like them a lot!! Thumbs Up
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Might as well add it to both threads (got today & EDC today) since it fits both…

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SanRenMu 710, blackwash version with the meteor/big cat thing. Pleasantly surprised, I thought it would be too heavy but could not let it pass for the price.

I have two of those (black and blackwash) and like them a lot!! Thumbs Up

I’ve always disregarded it, I thought of it as knife I would never get because of the weight of the steel framelock. A few quirks aside, I’ve been carrying it more than my 910+, which I love by the way.
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Kindle wrote:
Might as well add it to both threads (got today & EDC today) since it fits both…


Good looking knife, what is it??

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Looks to be Forge on Massdrop made by WE! With S35 and by WE a much better deal than usual on Massdrop.

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teacher wrote:
Kindle wrote:
Might as well add it to both threads (got today & EDC today) since it fits both…


Good looking knife, what is it??

Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Gent

Boro hit the highlights. Designed by FerrumForge & manufactured by WE.

Just under 3” blade, S35VN steel, titanium frame lock with G10 for $80. It really is one of the best deals in the knife world currently.

It’s a smaller knife meant for the EDC crowd. Pic is not mine but to give you an idea of the size vs a Mini-Grip.

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Thanks for the info Boro & Kindle. Thumbs Up .. I really do like that. Perfect size too. Gotta get one…. :).
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EDIT: Got one on the way!! Thanks for sharing guys…. Thumbs Up

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That’s funny! I thought it was a fixed blade. Nice and clean looking.

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What is this one M W S??

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I also like mine! Thumbs Up
It represents an incredible value for the money.

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Me…..“because I’ma gonna kill dem f****** deer and you are going to gut them”.

Wife….“in your dreams”.

Why is it that woman can’t understand that a 7” Ka-bar is more useful then an 11” blade? Facepalm

So tomorrow, I’m heading to SR knives to check out some 6-7 inch knives. After all, the last time I bought a good knife, I had 2 more inches of hair line……

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So tomorrow, I’m heading to SR knives to check out some 6-7 inch blade knives. After all, the last time I bought a good knife, I had 2 more inches of hair line……

Ain’t gonna bring those 2“s back. (nor those)

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I got THESE TWO today. They are the first knives I have ever ordered from China and to tell the truth I was pleasantly surprised. Shocked really… I still have to check the edge retention, scope them to see if they are really D2…

I don’t have experience with gocomma or Gearbest but I have taken the mystery brand tour on Aliexpress. I tried some nice looking knives at that kind of price. Some had decent actions and came relatively sharp. The ones marked “D2” didn’t hold up as well as the known D2 on knives I’ve had from more widely known companies. Most looked good on the outside but upon taking them apart for cleaning and lubrication, a few showed their limitations. For instance, one was missing parts. One had super soft screws that stripped with the pressure of a light breeze. Another had a rusty crease in the steel liner where it meets the scale!

Products for bargain and premium brands are sometimes made in the same factories. Great deals can happen. However, do you expect to get real (and properly heat-treated) D2, 9Cr18Mov, or whatever for only ten bucks (with free international shipping)? Take the Ganzo FH11, which is a standout budget knife with real D2 and G10. It usually goes for $25-30. It’s not just their brand name or their spot on amazon that makes it cost more than twice as much.

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I got THESE TWO today. They are the first knives I have ever ordered from China and to tell the truth I was pleasantly surprised. Shocked really… I still have to check the edge retention, scope them to see if they are really D2…

I don’t have experience with gocomma or Gearbest but I have taken the mystery brand tour on Aliexpress. I tried some nice looking knives at that kind of price. Some had decent actions and came relatively sharp. The ones marked “D2” didn’t hold up as well as the known D2 on knives I’ve had from more widely known companies. Most looked good on the outside but upon taking them apart for cleaning and lubrication, a few showed their limitations. For instance, one was missing parts. One had super soft screws that stripped with the pressure of a light breeze. Another had a rusty crease in the steel liner where it meets the scale!

Products for bargain and premium brands are sometimes made in the same factories. Great deals can happen. However, do you expect to get real (and properly heat-treated) D2, 9Cr18Mov, or whatever for only ten bucks (with free international shipping)? Take the Ganzo FH11, which is a standout budget knife with real D2 and G10. It usually goes for $25-30. It’s not just their brand name or their spot on amazon that makes it cost more than twice as much.

I understand what your saying. The two knives I referenced above were actually the first Chinese knives I had ever bought in more than 40 years of actively buying knives. (Besides a couple from a bin at Tool Warehouse.)

I actually bought the ones mentioned in the quote above so I could really see just how ‘bad’ a budget Chinese knife really was.

Maybe I was just lucky with these two, but I could not find anything at all “bad” to say about them. Except the clip on the cheaper one is just so-so & needs some TLC & tweeking to fit Blue Jean pockets well. (Not a big deal at this price)

The fit n’ finish of both was excellent, as was quality & attention to detail. Equal to any of my many Benchmades, & actually better than a few.

The steel is claimed to be D2. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But…. whatever it is it will hold an edge very good.

You mentioned the Ganzo FH11, which is a very nice knife btw; I got one about a week ago. FH11 CF to be exact.

And while it is a nice knife, THIS GoComma beats it hands down a bit IMO. It wipes the floor with it in fact. (I rethought this & that is much to strong a declaration.) While essentially the same size, the GoComma is a much bit more robust & heavy duty. Just An all around better knife than the FH11 by a bit IMO.
(The price on this knife has gone up drastically since I bought. I got mine on a ‘Flash Sale’ & had an outside coupon someone posted that worked also. I got them for about $9.50 each. I bought 3 more to add to my first one. I wish I had bought 20…..)

8.9cm D2 blade and a G10 handle:

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009780560071.html

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And the one shown below is a fantastic bargain. I just got 6 more today & 11 more will be here later in the week. Probably gonna order a few more too. Gonna sell a few & gift more than a few.

7.7cm D2 blade and a G10 handle:

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009152095568.html
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The components are/seem good too. Disassembly & reassembly is no problem. None of the issues you mentioned have been encountered.

Like I said in the beginning…. maybe I was just lucky. But the quality of these speaks for itself.
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Like I said in the beginning…. maybe I was just lucky. But the quality of these speaks for itself. …

Like I said, some of the knives I got while exploring the sub-$20 direct sales from China on Aliexpress looked pretty good. Some had decent actions. Some came very sharp. Looking at the pictures you posted, those look great. You said that “disassembly & reassembly is no problem”. That’s great. I’m glad you didn’t get the kinds of horrible surprises I got on a few of mine. The worst was with screws that stripped with slight pressure because then I couldn’t get any farther! The place I’m most curious about is the steel. It’s the easiest thing to cheap out on without a customer knowing right away.

You mentioned liking these much better than your new Ganzo. My own FH11 was decent out of the box. The liners aren’t skeletonized and some of the scale edges created mild hot spots but overall, I was impressed for the price. I did what I always do with a new knife. I took it apart for inspection. I cleaned it completely with alcohol. (Even with more established brands, there can be gunk in the works and the factory lubes aren’t always ideal.) Then I relubed it with Lubriplate, carefully reassembled it, and got it dialed in just right. The action went from good to great. I honestly like it better than some of my knives that cost three times as much.

I also ended up chamfering the scale edges and reprofiling the blade for fun. That gave me some real-world confirmation of the steel. The independent validation tests I saw online confirmed D2 with a hardness of 62 HRC. It sure acted like it on my stones! I’ll be curious to see how the steel on these Gocomma blades wear with use and how they act when you sharpen them, especially if you do any reprofiling.

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Like I said in the beginning…. maybe I was just lucky. But the quality of these speaks for itself.
Like I said, some of the knives I got while exploring the sub-$20 direct sales from China on Aliexpress looked pretty good. Some had decent actions. Some came very sharp. Looking at the pictures you posted, those look great. You said that “disassembly & reassembly is no problem”. That’s great. I’m glad you didn’t get the kinds of horrible surprises I got on a few of mine. The worst was with screws that stripped with slight pressure because then I couldn’t get any farther! …… (snip) ……..
I understand & I’m thankful I didn’t run into any of the “surprises” you did. That sux. Sad

As for the FH11…. I very closely compared them again & had to go back to my post above to edit it.

I was much to hard on the FH11…. it is a great knife. I do think the GoComma is a bit better… but it is certainly not the runaway I first stated in my post above. Heck… if you get right down to it it is only my opinion.
And we both know how “opinions” go. Big Smile

I don’t really plan on doing any reprofiling on either GoComma blade. The smaller knife is hollow ground & it is fine as is for me. The FH11 looking knife is flat ground with a nice distal taper, a good edge, & sharp as a razor.

When I do finally dull one to where it needs resharpening I’ll report back. Thumbs Up

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Received an MTech MT-20-69, ordered off eBay, had a coupon and got it for right at $10, shipped. Long blade, surprisingly sharp, right out of the box. Reason I bought the knife was the thick blade, about 1/4” thick at the spine.

Weak point is the handle, seems kinda plasticy, with a feel of that rubberized coating that always gets sticky with time, and ends up having to be scrubbed off.

Otherwise, feels nice, and seems very rugged.


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teacher wrote:
… I was much to hard on the FH11…. it is a great knife. I do think the GoComma is a bit better… but it is certainly not the runaway I first stated in my post above. Heck… if you get right down to it it is only my opinion.
And we both know how “opinions” go. Big Smile

I don’t really plan on doing any reprofiling on either GoComma blade. The smaller knife is hollow ground & it is fine as is for me. The FH11 looking knife is flat ground with a nice distal taper, a good edge, & sharp as a razor.

When I do finally dull one to where it needs resharpening I’ll report back. Thumbs Up

As I said previously, the Gocomma knife in question looks great and seems to be using real materials in the handle. Given that, and the fact that you can get it shipped free for under $10, they have to be cutting a corner somewhere. As I suspected, it is likely in the steel.

I did some asking around. Not much is known about this company and I actually had some people upset with me for bringing it up on the premium knife forum. From what I can gather, Gocomma is a rebrander and doesn’t actually make the knives. Some of their stuff in that price range seems to be made from 3Cr13Mov but I couldn’t get solid confirmation. If that is correct, 3Cr13Mov is less good than budget standards like AUS-8 or 8Cr13Mov. It is easy to sharpen to a good edge but it won’t hold that edge anywhere near as well. An easy comparison is the Kershaw Hotwire, which uses 3Cr13Mov and sells for around $10. Kerhsaw does a good job with heat treatment but the blade is softer than their $20-30 knives in 8Cr13Mov. The FH11 is one of the least expensive knives available in real D2 and tends to be over $25.

That said, advertising a knife as D2 gets people excited. Advertising as 3Cr13Mov does not. Often, companies using a steel like 3Cr13Mov just call it “stainless steel”. That’s fine. Calling it D2 is downright deceptive. Gocomma is not the only company to do this sort of thing. It’s wrong when anyone does it.

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