Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: HX Outdoors Armorhide - exclusive titanium flippers with S35VN blade

HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
The budget friendly cousins of the renowned Rike Knife Thor folders 

Pros:
- great ergonomics with excellent fit and finish
- strong detent -> excellent snappy flipping action thanks to the ball bearings
- perfectly centered shaving sharp unique tanto style blade with finger choil
- premium S35VN blade steel
- solid, early lock-up without any lock rock or lock sticking
- comfortable lock-bar and flipper tab design
- steel lock-bar insert with hidden lock-bar limiter
- elegant handle design with a unique titanium backspacer and sculpted titanium pocket clip
- clean lines, there are only two screws on the presentation side
- nice gift box with high quality and heavy duty carry / belt pouch

Cons:
- it weights 5.6 oz (159 g) because of the massive blade

Details:
Blade length:       3.78" (96 mm)
Blade thickness:  0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel:          S35VN powder steel
Open length:        8.82" (224 mm)
Closed length:      5.04" (128 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.52" (13.3 mm)
Weight:                 5.6 oz (159 g) 
Handle:                titanium
Lock:                    frame-lock with steel lock-bar insert
Carry:                   right hand tip up
Pivot:                    ball bearings
Extra:                   heavy duty carry pouch

You can buy the HX Outdoors Armorhide at GearBest:
***HERE*** (grey bead blasted finish)
***HERE*** (black acid washed finish)

Similar HX Outdoors models: 
***HERE*** (exclusive M390 version)
***HERE*** (mini version)
You can use the coupon code OUT10OFF for 10% Off.

Group shot #1:
Armorhides,
sweet Sinkevich Custom Coordinal style titanium flipper,
and Y-Start Kwaiken:
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Sinkevich Coordinal, Y-Start Kwaiken
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Sinkevich Coordinal, Y-Start Kwaiken
You can buy the Coordinal flipper at GearBest:
***HERE*** (3 colors)
and the Y-Start Kwaiken: ***HERE***
You can use the coupon code OUT10OFF  for 10% Off.

Group shot #2:
Armorhide with my recent favourites
Piston with separate flipper tab and Coordinal:
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Piston, Sinkevich Coordinal
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Piston, Sinkevich Coordinal
You can buy the Piston on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

Jin and Jang:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Nice details, excellent fit & finish:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Sculpted titanium pocket clips:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Frame-lock with steel lock-bar insert - limiter:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Perfectly centered blades:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Solid early lock-up:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Nice packaging:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
High quality, heavy duty carry pouch:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006

More pics:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006

2 comments:

  1. It is an awesome knife, especially when it was on sale for around $140~ AUD a while back.

    My only gripes with it is the pocket clips ramp is too steep to get over the hem of most of my pockets easily, and theres no recess in the top scale to make getting to the lockbar easier, but these are minor gripes.

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    1. I suppose the absence of recess on the top scale is the heritage of the "tactical" design. On the other hand symmetrical scales are more pleasing to the eye.

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