Thursday, May 5, 2016

Exclusive Kevin John Attacker and Carson Boiling folders on Aliexpress

Seller's pics
Kevin John Attacker with tritium vial and
 ceramic ball bearing system
Blade length: 3.81" (97 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: CPM S35VN (59-61 HRC)
Open length: 8.78" (223 mm)
Closed length: 5" (127 mm)
Weight: 5.64 oz (160 g)
Handle: TC4 titanium + carbon fiber
Lock: frame lock with steel lock bar insert
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the Kevin John Attacker at Dicoria (Ben) on Aliexpress***HERE***
and at GearBest: ***HERE***

Carson Boiling with fully enclosed ball bearing system
 CSBS (Carson Sealed Bearing System)
Blade length: 3.54" (90 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
Blade steel: CPM S35VN (58-59 HRC)
Open length: 8.78" (223 mm)
Closed length: 4.92" (125 mm)
Weight: 4.3 oz (122 g)
Handle: TC4 titanium
Lock: frame lock with steel lock bar insert
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the Carson Boiling at Dicoria (Ben) on Aliexpress***HERE***

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with solid frame-locks! 

More pics:
KJ Attacker:
Carson Boiling:


  1. I have the boiling, it's excellent. Smoothest flipper of any I've purchased.

    1. It sounds quite promising that even you're satisfied with it in the long run. ;)

  2. I have the Venom Attacker coming in the mail for my Bday.
    This will be the most expensive folder I own, can't wait.

    1. I read many positive feedbacks about the Attacker. Let me know about your impressions when you receive yours pls.

    2. I will. I ordered it last week so should be here in a couple of weeks I hope.
      You'll need to take my impressions with a grain of salt as all my current folders are below $50 so I expect this one to be in a completely different league and might get over-excited LOL!

    3. Don't worry most of my folders are below the $70 line too.

    4. So I received the Venom Attacker today. First impressions: really nice, much better than anything I have but as mentioned, also much more expensive.
      The one I got has a sating finish on the flat surface where the CF inlay is and the rest of the blade has a light stonewash. I'm not overly found of SW so I'm happy that it is light, it is quite discreet which I prefer.
      I couldn't find any flaw in the fit and finish, the CF inlay on the blade blends perfectly with the metal. I'm also very impressed how well the CF scale fits perfectly with the titanium, perfect finish there as well.
      Blade deploys fast, firmly but also smoothly. The blade also close under its own weight so the ball bearings are smooth.
      Lockup is solid, at about 30%, no blade play in any direction, blade is dead center.
      It is not the sharpest blade I have seen but it's sharp enough for me out of the box as I am not into splitting hairs.
      One thing that kind of surprised me in a good way was the quality of the CF. I have a few $30/$40 knives with CF but my understanding is that they are CF laminated on top of G10 or something. This looked completely different. At first, I was putting it under the light and it looked like I could see cracks. It turned out that it was only an optical effect due to the reflection as I couldn't feel anything under my nails and the cracks disappeared under a different angle. The CF also looks much more matte and feels much nicer. I guess that's the difference with real CF.
      Basically, everything that you can see on the Youtube reviews apply to what I have and not much more can be said.
      I'll try to take a few pictures on the weekend and post links.
      Overall, I can clearly see that this is in a different league compared to anything I have. Now the question is, is it worth it?
      As a piece of the collection, absolutely as I really like it.
      As a tool, I don't think so as I would be hard pressed if this knife could so something extra that my Ganzos can't.
      I don't buy all this fluff that can be read on most blades forums about this or this type of blade being an absolute necessity for EDC. I've been using steels like mov13/mov18/440c and the likes for years and never had any problems.
      Sure it's nice to have better steel but for regular EDC, I'm sure most people don't need it.
      Bottom line, I really like it but mostly to play with it and as a show piece but I don't think I'll do much cutting with it, I'll leave that to all my other cheaper knives LOL!

    5. Congratulations and thanks a lot for your detailed feedback!
      Is it worth the price? As I read you got midtech quality for the price of a (American brand) production folder with similar materials. That sounds like a good deal for me! :)
      If you're afraid to use it, do the same as many knife nuts do, buy a spare one as a safe queen! I do the same with my Ganzos! ;)))
      What's about the tritium vial? Do you like it?

    6. I understand what you are saying about the good deal as this money would buy a simple production knife yes, I agree.
      As for buying a spare one, I'm afraid I can't justify that with my current finances, I would have never though I'd pay $200 for a folder to begin with LOL! As I said, I like it, I'm glad I got it and own it but mild to hard cutting will be done with other cheaper knives as I have plenty that I can use for that.
      The tritium vial is a really nice touch, it is bright and works really well. I kind of wish that the attacker would have one on the blade as well like the Venom 2 but the CF instead is nice too

  3. The venom attacker might tempt me some day. The Carson you present, on the other hand, is their offering that least talks to me...

  4. Great timing, I ordered a Venom Attacker a few days ago. Looking forward to it.

    1. I'm interested in your oppinion about it too. Which version did you go for?

  5. I ordered the stone wash blade with grey pocket clip.

    I thought grey was more flexible down the road I can choose my own ano or oxiclean finish for the clip and backspace.

    I saw the knife is available wuth either a stonewash or sanded blade finish. I would have preferred the sanded blade finish but it was going for $20 more on DHgate. I'm likely going to refinish the blade anyways because there is no way I can live with that logo. Probably going to sand the entire bevel.

    I ended up buying from dicoria on DHgate. I've started to give up on aliexpress for knives because of all the screwing around they've been doing in the last year. Starting with banning listing with certain keywords, and moving on to forcing sellers to Photoshop all of the locks out of the product pictures.

    I also just ordered the g10 praetorian and tunnel rat clones after reading through the blf thread. Excited for those as well.

    1. A dual tone (satin - sw) finish would look nice on the blade of the Attacker.

      I also have the Praetorian (full steel version) and the Tunnel Ratt clones.
      IMO the Tunnel Ratt has a much more usable design than the Praetorian.

    2. This is a bit of news to me.
      My understanding was that there is only one version with the blade being satin on the flat part where the carbon inlay is and then stonewashed on the rest of the blade.

    3. If I make up my mind I'll go for that satin - sw version too.

    4. Sanded version:

    5. Interesting... This must be new.
      When I ordered a few weeks ago, I don't remember any of the sellers mentioning sanded finish and now most of them give the option.
      Although I didn't buy from him this time, I clearly remember Dicoria's offering and only stonewash was available. Now he's offering both.
      I would have probably gone with the sanded finish myself as I am not typically a huge fan of SW.
      Oh well, too late now as mine should be here any day now.

  6. Gearbest is now carrying the Venom Attacker under the name "Harnds Venom Attacker". One could get a good price on it if he has a bunch of GB points that he can use.