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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Decepticon 1 - budget version with steel handle

Impressive unique design

Pros:
- perfect fit and finish in every detail
- rock solid early lock-up
- hidden blade stop pin
- excellent flipping action thanks to the ball bearing pivot system
- perfectly centered blade with a pretty two tone (satin - stonewashed) finish
- excellent flipper design
- awesome, unique handle design with very good ergonomics

Cons:
- heavy weight 

Details:
Blade length: 3.85" (98 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: 9Cr18MoV Stainless Steel (58-60 HRC)
Open length: 8.97" (228 mm)
Closed length: 5.11" (130 mm)
Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)
Handle: stainless steel with G10 backspacer
Lock: heavy duty liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy it at reliable sellers***HERE***  (grey version)
                                                         ***HERE***  (black stonewashed)
                                                         ***HERE***  (gold-blue version)
                                                         
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!!NEW!! High-end Decepticon_2 titanium versions:
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                                                                        ***HERE***  (gold - blue)
                                                                        
Perfectly centered blade with solid early lock-up:

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12 comments:

  1. I like mine. Same negative as you on weight, plus the flip action isn't always reliable as the detent is fairly week. Overall, amazing for the price.

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    1. But it's still light weight compared to the Medford Praetorian clone which weights 335g. :)

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    2. True. I have that knife too. Horribly impractical, but a lot of fun =)

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  2. Why not the titanium version? We all know how much you like titanium ;) You seem to buy almost all the knives I've been checking out. If I see something I like I usually wait for a bit and see that knife here in your blog :D

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    1. Great minds think alike. :))
      I had to save some money to buy the next knife in my wishlist. ;)

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    2. What's next? I just picked up the KJ Shirogorov Fliper 95 Pattern T

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    3. I have that. It's good, but the blue + CF is still the best version IMO :)

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    4. But this is the new version with different blade shape and two-tone handle finish.

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    5. That is a good point. I wonder how much difference the changes make.

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  3. Im just waiting for a titanium decepticon clone that would be anodized blue. There is one gold/blue but cant make up my mind if I like it or not.

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  4. The black stone wash looks great! http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/ALEXEY-KONYGIN-decepticon-1-blade-9-cr18mov-handle-stainless-steel-G10-knife-cnc-Hunting-knife-CNC/1382333_32337330191.html

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