Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review: Fura Gear "Slimfoot" - a unique titanium flipper from GearBest

Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Another excellent flipper from Fura Gear
 with superb ergonomics 

Pros:
- excellent fit & finish with nicely chamfered / rounded lines
- superb ergonomics 
perfectly centered, light stone washed, massive sheepfoot blade with strong tip
- unique flipper design
- excellent flipping action with smooth opening & closing thanks to the ball bearings
- blind screwed milled titanium pocket clip
- solid, early lock-up without any movement
- steel lock-bar insert
- hidden stop pin

Cons:
- the pivot screw needed some thread locker because it got loose
- a stronger detent would suit this heavy blade better

Details:
Blade length:       3.62" (92 mm)
Blade thickness:  0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel:          D2 
Open length:        8.42" (214 mm)
Closed length:      4.72" (120 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.5" (12.6 mm)
Weight:                 5.32 oz (151 g)
Handle:               titanium
Lock:                   frame-lock with steel lock-bar insert
Pivot:                   ball bearings
Carry:                  right hand tip up
Extra:                  felt pouch

You can buy the Fura Gear "Slimfoot" folder in 3 colors at GearBest: ***HERE*** 
More titanium Fura Gear products: ***HERE*** 

Excellent fit & finish, nice details:
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Unique flipper tab design:
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Steel lock-bar insert, hidden stop pin and steel washers
 between the titanium handle slabs and the ball bearings:
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" titanium frame-lock flipper disassembled
It could also be a perfect pocket clip donor for my 
Mosquito Tactical Puppy (review here): 
Mosquito Tactical Puppy pocket clip mod
Perfectly centered blade & solid early lock-up:
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper

Group shots 
Fura Gear "5 Holes" flipper (review here),
"Slimfoot"
 and "Shrapnel" (review here):
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Massive sheepfoot blade with strong tip:
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Unique flipper design:
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
Fura Gear 5 Holes, Slimfoot and Shrapnel titanium flippers
You can buy them: 
Fura "5 Holes" flipper in 4 colors: ***HERE***
"Shrapnel" folder in 3 colors: ***HERE***

More pics:
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper
Fura Gear "Slimfoot" unique titanium flipper

29 comments:

  1. This one is nice but I'm really hooked on TS knives atm.

    If they make this in a size around 20cm then I want one:
    instagram.com/p/BnpfrTHARbF

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    1. That TS100 will sell at least ~$200 I'm afraid.

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    2. Yeah, guess so, even in D2 steel it's at least $150

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  2. I would really like this if it was a size down, say a 75mm blade.
    Does anyone know of a Sebenza Insingo copy? I really want one, Sebenza ergos are good and I like the Insingo blade shape.

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    1. One or two years ago there was a batch of Insingo copies on Ali around $100 as I remember.

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  3. Twosun not locking up on that video.. Why?

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    1. Because that's a prototype with non-ground blade.

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  4. Today I finally received the S725 (you were right, this is one fine fixed blade...awesome. A pleasure to handle. Great sheath too!) and the Ystart LK5014. Of course it came heavily oiled and dirty so I had to take it apart for cleaning. Design is slim and the action smooth. Carries well in the pocket, especially for its size. I really like the satin finish of the vg10. Centering is 0.5mm off (doesn't matter but ocd) unfortunately and there was some lock rock in the beginning. Overall it's a nice folder. The S725 really surprised me though. Here are some pics:
    http://deks76.blogspot.com/2018/09/y-start-lk-5014.html?m=1

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    1. Welcome to the club! :) The S725 has some real tactical vibe for sure.
      The Y-Start also looks nice. I think after a couple of dozens of opening-closing the lock will wear in.

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    2. Can't find S725 at the usual places now. Where did you buy it?

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  5. Yup, it's already gone. This thing flips like a rocket. And it's a pain in the ass to sharpen, which is a good sign ;)

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    1. Wasn't it shaving sharp out of the box?

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    2. A knife can never be sharp enough ;)

      By the way, was there a clone of the CR Impinda already?

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    3. I haven't seen a clone of that yet. It looks like a modernized Buck 110.

      I'm tempted by the Kizer Vagnino Zipslip at the moment. :) It's not bad for $115 shipped.

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    4. That Kizer is not really my taste and that CR doesn't really seem to be made in good heritage to their founder.
      I'd buy something like that as a slipjoint or lockback from China, like TwoSun or Fura, for something like $40-$60, not more.

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  6. It was, but I wanted a mirror edge ;)

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    1. What sort of sharpening system do you use?

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  7. Ehm, No Wicked Edge or Edge Pro, but a simple Spydie sharpmaker, stropping and occasional free hand. Manual sharpening is almost like meditation for me. I saw Endre mention Kizer. I'm waiting for the cf skinner ($31 at sale!). Did you know you can also ask for not listed Kizers at the shop on Ali? They'll send you a link and even give an extra 20% discount.

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    1. That's good to know although it's not as good for my wallet...

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    2. Any link for that cf skinner?
      And well, Kizer is not so much on my radar, even though I like the Feist.
      But TwoSun could get really dangerous for my wallet, especially as they tend to be pretty cheap-ish on ebay. The quality of my TS51 was amazing for $43 but it's like always, I don't really think I need another knife.
      Maybe one that's legal to carry in Germany, good excuse, eh?

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    3. I only have a link for the Kizer Nomad, you'll have to ask them. I paid $31 for the Skinner at sale last month. I'm still waiting for this one and a CH3516. Shipment is slow like in the old days :(

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    4. When I google Kizer Skinner I only find the Thumbper neck knife. Never felt the need for something like that.

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    5. What's that "cf skinner" you're talking about? Is that the Kizer Thumbper Long 1014 Skinner neck knife?
      It looks like a decent, practical design although I'm not a big fan of those (pivot) screws which Kizer keeps using all the time.

      I regretted not to order the CH3516 during the sale. Sooner or later I'll buy it anyway so I guess it was just a weak attempt to show some self-discipline. :))

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  8. Haha. I know the feeling. Correct, it's the Thumbper. I fell for the long lightweight cf handle (and s35vn). It's praised by people with large hands. In my country the lowest price is €105,- which also had a certain effect regarding my self-discipline ;) About the pivot...I know. That could be improved. Overall I think it's a nice, but for Chinese standards conservative, brand. Except for the Megharethum..

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  9. I've just found my new liebling ! :) Elegant kwaiken style titanium frame-lock (w lock-bar insert) front flipper with CF inlay and usable full flat ground D2 blade under $40 shipped.

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  10. That Kwaiken front flipper is ugly and too expensive.
    That Kwaiken front flipper is ugly and too expensive.
    That Kwaiken front flipper is ugly and too expensive.

    If I read this sentence often I will believe it someday.

    And yes, that Kizer pivot has gotten old on the second knife they used it, whichever that was.

    I still like the Zieba frontie a bit more though ;)

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    1. I don't need more knives.
      I don't need more knives.

      I also hope it will work. :))

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