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Saturday, February 28, 2015

My slightly modded Whaleshark G10

Next to my DAMM

Pros:
- awesome unique design with good ergonomics
- strong titanium frame lock with steel insert and hidden lockbar limiter
- solid early lock-up
- excellent flipping action thanks to the ball bearing pivot system (after cleaning and oiling)
- extra large thumb studs (they also serve as blade stops)

Cons:
- you need special tools for the screws
- out of the box it needed a little fine tuning (cleaning & oiling)
- sharp edges around the blade grooves and the flipper (10 minutes work with sandpaper)

 I enlarged the cut out on the G10 scale for an easier access to the lockbar

Details:
Blade length: 3.89" (99 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: 9Cr18MoV Stainless Steel (58-59 HRC)
Open length: 8.58" (218 mm)
Closed length: 5.19" (132 mm)
Weight: 5.18 oz (147 g)
Handle: G10 
Lock: titanium frame lock with steel insert
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the black G10 version at a reliable seller***HERE***  

Different versions are also available:
Exclusive carbon fibre version: ***HERE***
Blue & Orange G10 versions: ***HERE***

More Microtech folders: ***HERE***

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2 comments:

  1. Really not agree with yourr statements. I had one for replacement and it is horrible.
    Bad balance, linerlock and other pieces seems "plastic".

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  2. You don't have to.
    After cleaning and oiling the ball bearing washers mine became a quite good flipper.
    I also rounded the edges around the flipper and the blade grooves and enlarged the cut-out on the handle.
    I don't know what kind of version you got but the handle of my Whaleshark is made of G10 and the lock-bar, backspacer and pocket clip are made of titanium.

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