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Mini Tolk impressions or reviews?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by miso2, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Thank you, @NickShabazz.
    I did not place an order myself, so am just curious whether you guys have received yours, as it has been about a month since his last promising update.

    I am looking forward to watching your review on the piece, hopefully sometime soon.
     
  2. jalcon

    jalcon

    424
    Jul 30, 2013
    I was really close to ordering one of these like 45 days ago on his site. At the time, the word was they'd be shipped out like..in a week. Glad I didn't buy one lol. Still anxious to see them, his knives are gorgeous.
     
  3. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Heey @NickShabazz, you've got yours!
    Anyone else?

    Edit: The mini Tolk ordering page is still not reactivated yet.....
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
  4. NickShabazz

    NickShabazz Platinum Member Platinum Member

    285
    Aug 10, 2014
    I do! My thoughts are here (). Put quickly, it's pretty great. Then again, I was one of the very first orders, as I helped Brad test his ordering site. And mine is listed as constructed last weekend, so he's finally in production.

    As for ordering, Brad said he's going to finish this batch before another preorder, but said to have people email him at (info) at his website southardknives.com to get put on the mini tolk mailing list.
     
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  5. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Congratulations!
    I can see your pure excitement from the vid.

    Hope you get better soon and do a full review as promised!
     
  6. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Seems like it started to pop up on Instagram.
    Let me know if you have received yours, BForumites!
     
  7. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    @hapasnyper
    You got yours, too!
    I know that you are selling it, but can you give us your impression on it?
     
  8. hapasnyper

    hapasnyper

    549
    Sep 11, 2012
    @miso2 hey bro personally I loved the design on the knife size weight blade shape. Things I didn't like were that to me the machining on the handle felt unfinished, i'm not quite sure how to describe why but it did. Blade finishing on the stonewashing didn't seem as nice as a crk stonewash. The blade was also slightly off center in the flat section at the tip it was centered but more towards the flat on the blade it was off center. I also didn't like the way he did the lockbar insert if it was more hidden like Reate does it would have been cleaner looking.

    I may be being very picky on this but I felt for the price it should have been closer to perfection.

    I have customs done by hand for over and below the price Brad asked on these and I felt even the cheaper ones were of higher quality.
     
  9. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    @hapasnyper
    Thank you very much for your impression on mini Tolk. With the price, which is way higher than that of my only custom as well as the original Tolk, I would be very picky and expect perfection as well.

    From pictures, I was also not sure about the lock insert, which is not hidden and even sticks out vertically from the spring.
    Do you think the centering issue resulting from blade warping? If so, that is disappointing.

    Hopefully, it will be refined over the next iterations.
     
  10. jahwtf

    jahwtf

    3
    Jun 24, 2017
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  11. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    @jahwtf
    Nice!
    How do you like it?
     
  12. jahwtf

    jahwtf

    3
    Jun 24, 2017
    Well it doesn't look like my pictures showed up... but the knife is pretty much what I was hoping for. First impression was that it was a bit smaller than I expected and extremely light. 2.64oz... Fit and finish seems good. It has a very matte feel to it and has very fine corduroy lines that fade from front to back. A nice effect and makes the knife super grippy. I had some reservations about ordering it in blue but I'm glad I did as it looks great with the copper accents.

    Size - it is about the same size as a Neon (a bit smaller actually) Exactly the same length as a ZT0450 if that helps.

    I'll trying pasting the links below:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DrzVf7ux-TNjU3Q0ZyeXAxTjA/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DrzVf7ux-Td2pyVTZlOTdMcjA/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DrzVf7ux-TTXc3U1h6RktadEE/view?usp=sharing

    -john
     
  13. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    @jahwtf
    Thanks!
    What about the issues hapasnyper brought up above? Does yours have them, too?
     
  14. jahwtf

    jahwtf

    3
    Jun 24, 2017
    The lockbar insert is indeed visible although I don't regard this as a problem. In a knife this compact the LB is only a few mm wide and I think trying to hide the insert would have resulted in some really tiny bits of Ti and steel and compromised strength. I am pasting some pics of the blade and lb- sorry the lighting isn't so good. Tip is centered perfectly, the mid section of the blade may be favoring the pres. side by a CH depending on the lighting. As I mentioned the handle does have a matte/textured feel which I really like but you may not if you prefer a more shiny metallic finish.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DrzVf7ux-TVTNnb0NOeDMwVmc/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DrzVf7ux-TaGN6dE9ra2lRM2s/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DrzVf7ux-TRGNQTUN0bUozTE0/view?usp=sharing

    -j
     
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  15. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Thanks for the pics. The blade seems to be centered nicely to me. You are right about the insert. I actually think this small frame lock should be fine without it.

    Glad that you like yours, jahwtf!
     
  16. c.joe

    c.joe

    646
    Apr 6, 2010
    Any update on your order yet?
     
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  17. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
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    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014

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