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Monday, December 12, 2016

New folders and knives on Aliexpress part 14

(Seller's pics)
New VESPA Custom Coordinal style
titanium frame-lock folder with M390 blade
designed by Dimitry Sinkevich:
 You can buy the Coordinal with M390 blade on Aliexpress:

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism and the "blood grooves" on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with a lock!

Magic titanium frame-lock folder with CPM-D2 blade:
 You can buy the Magic flipper with CPM-D2 blade on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** 

New Icebreaker by Kevin John with M390 blade:
 You can buy the Icebreaker with M390 blade on Aliexpress:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** 

Ontario RAT Model 1 with lightning strike carbon fibre handle
in blue, red and yellow:
 You can buy the RAT with CF handle on Aliexpress: ***HERE***
and with G10 handle: ***HERE***

 Zero Tolerance ZT0392 Rick Hinderer factory custom copy
 with ball bearing pivot system and titanium handle:
 You can buy the ZT0392 on Aliexpress: ***HERE***


  1. I'm so grateful that this Coordinal doesn't come in the size of the Vespa Neon which makes it easy for me to say No, thanks ;)

    But why would that ugly seam catching relief cutout of the framelock spring on the outside instead of the inside of the handle?
    I never got that detail and I don't believe it has real functional reasons as it's working well the other way around, too....

    1. They say a lock-bar relief (cut out) placed on the outside makes the lock-bar stronger and more stable.

    2. I understand that on a sharpened pry bar (or tank knife) but I don't like it at all. But yeah, I don't have to buy it if I don't like it ;)
      Darn, I've just seen a M390 Mnandi. I couldn't care less if it was VG10 on such a tiny knife but the machining looks so good, on the piccs at least. But $85? Maybe the other versions become cheaper a bit.

    3. Strange. The inventor of the framelock always has the relief on the inside and I don't think a Sebenza or Umnumzaan could be called to have an unstable lock...

    4. Well, yes but no. Chris Reeves recommends not flicking his knives open, meaning he has some concerns with the lockbar moving too much, I guess.

  2. I love M390, and the Coordinal - it just feels so good in the hand.

    1. I have 3 variants of the Coordinal:
      - G10 with liner-lock,
      - G10 with titanium sub frame-lock,
      - and the full titanium frame-lock version. :-)

  3. I love skeletonized handle , we need more! But the design is just stupid on this one... The blade is way too thick and long whick makes it far too heavy, it defeat the purpose to be super lightweight. A good example is the Boker Trapper. Purple titanium look good, though.

  4. I find the Magic quite interesting.

    1. That's a unique piece for sure. I'm wondering whether it's an original design or an inspired one.

    2. I like that one, too, it's looking very light for it's (way too big) size.
      In the same shop I've found the Magic summer 2-II, looking like a curvy Kwaiken to me but I feel like i've seen the (nice) design before.

    3. You might have seen that Summer variant HERE. :))

    4. Me too. I'll certainly buy it, but I need first to figure out where I'll be when it'll arrive, how long the parcell could wait at the post office and so on. So I'll probably hit the trigger in 5 or 6 days...

  5. Maybe you're right Isti, but it seems like a custom knife copy.
    Do you think it's an original design?
    I'd say it's pretty close to the Anso/Burnley Zetta flipper with a removed (ugly) lanyard hole and a bigger clip...
    If they'd make it in a sub 20cm version I'd like to get one ;)

    1. You're right, that Zetta could be the donor.

  6. Uh, I've been waiting for that "summer witch" whatever knife to come back for soooo long, but 155 USD ... was it already that pricey back then?

    Who can tell me how they do the yellow pinkish spots in the blue anodising?

    1. In my memory it was closer to 100 USD, maybe 105 the last time they were around. But s35vn knives are pricier now, so it makes sense for them to raise the bar a bit (and that makes me regret not buying one the first time... I probably won't this time neither).

      As for the spots in anodisation, it's either different temperature if that was heat anodised, or more likely difference in the electrical current applied. Possibly directly on the scale when the base colour was achieved with electrical current in a liquid.