Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Review: LionSteel KUR copy with ball bearings

The heavy duty big brother of the T.R.E. 
- perfect fit and finish 
- stout mid sized heavy duty folder with very good ergonomics
- solid early lock-up without any blade play or lock stick
- comfortable and stylish liner-lock
- excellent flipping action, smooth opening and closing thanks to the ball bearings
- perfect detent strength
- dead centered blade with stone washed finish
- rounded blade spine
- titanium deep carry wire clip and backspacer
- skeletonized nested steel liners for weight reduction

- initial sharpness could be better (it needed a couple of minutes on my Sharpmaker to achive shaving sharpness)

Blade length: 3.35" (85 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.17" (4.3 mm)
Blade steel: Sleipner (59-60 HRC)
Open length: 7.87" (200 mm)
Closed length: 4.53" (115 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.63" (16 mm)
Weight: 5.57 oz (158 g) 
Handle: G10 with skeletonized nested steel liners 
Lock: liner-lock 
Carry: right or left hand tip up

 You can buy the LionSteel KUR copy in 4 colors on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** 

Precisely machined and detailed G10 handle:
Solid early lock-up and perfectly centered blade:
Cut out in the G10 behind the flipper for extra comfort:

Groovy and comfortable liner-lock:
Skeletonized nested steel liners:
KUR and Rajah 3:
You can buy them on Aliexpress
ADV style Mini Butcher:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** (small version)
Slysz Bowie copy:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** 
Cold Steel Rajah 3 copy:
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  1. Replies
    1. Fortunately the handle is nicely beveled and shaped so it doesn't feel as a brick holding in the hand. :)

  2. Looks great!
    By the way, I'm very jealous. Mine only shipped one or two days ago (I was really starting to fear that I had been scamed) your review makes me even more impatient!

    1. It's a high quality folder for sure. I'm curious about your black version. :)

      The Chinese New Year holiday caused that delay.

  3. How do you find the clip so far?
    Some reviews on Aliexpress state it wiggles and moves around a bit.
    I would think it's no better or worse than the wire clips on Spydies.


    1. The pocket clip on my KUR is more flexible side ways than the one on my Slysz Bowie. As I know the pocket clip of the KUR is made of titanium so that might be the reason otherwise the base of the pocket clip is securely fixed on mine so it doesn't bother me.

  4. Great...
    The overall representation is superb.