We Kitefin

Discussion in 'We Knife' started by DrRollinstein, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Anybody have one of these yet? Love the looks of them, especially the two with rings all on the scales. But i managed to miss them and they seem to be sold out right now. Any opinions so far?
     
  2. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    Yep. They are great. Get one if you can find one.
     
  3. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Awesome. White mountain knives still has a few of the more boring ones, but I'm going to hold out for the nicer ones since the price is actually solid.
     
  4. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    I went for the carbon fiber and the blue stripe models.

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  5. rxavage

    rxavage

    Aug 16, 2014
    By the time I decided to pull the trigger the one I wanted was out of stock
     
  6. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    The “Spirograph” pattern ones are very nice but a bit fussy for my taste.

    just so it’s clear, the patterns on the gold and blue are machined into the handle. It’s not just a fancy anodizing job. And they will give you a bit of extra grip as well.

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  7. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    Yeah - most of ours were sold out before they went onto our website. Same with the Micarta Rustic Gents.
     
  8. rxavage

    rxavage

    Aug 16, 2014
    that one too. So bogus.
     
  9. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    It's a bit different for us here. We don't have a 330 million population to sell into so we have to promote in advance.

    But I do understand your frustration.
     
  10. rxavage

    rxavage

    Aug 16, 2014
    I get it. I just want my knifes :(
     
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  11. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Willing to buy a CF or Ring model if anyone has extras. Not sure when they'll restock.

    Do the Cf models have a liner or just the CF scale?
     
  12. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    the CF models are a full CF show side and full Ti lock side.
     
  13. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Just so you guys know, knife center had them all now. Just grabbed a blue spirograph
     
  14. dgaddis

    dgaddis

    76
    Dec 26, 2018
    These look great, just ordered one for myself from BladeHQ. Thin stock + hollow grind = hopefully super thin behind the edge.

    Has anyone taken one apart yet? Do the bearings ride on a metal washer on the carbon side, or directly on the carbon? This will be my first We. I had a Gent Select and a Doogtooth both from Drop and made by We, but this is the first We-We.
     
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  15. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    They are always on metal washers both sides. Why would they have the bearings running on the bare carbon fiber? Everyone knows that eventually screws up the knife. Joe, the owner, wouldn’t put up with that nonsense for a second.
     
  16. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    The marble carbon fiber Kitefin

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  17. dgaddis

    dgaddis

    76
    Dec 26, 2018
    I assumed that was the case, but again I've never had a ti/carbon We before.

    Mine comes in today!
     
  18. dgaddis

    dgaddis

    76
    Dec 26, 2018
    I've had my Kitefin for a week or so now, and I gotta say, it rocks. One thing I didn't like however was the clip, where it folds over itself it was just a bit too tight at the tightest spot, and when dropping it into my pocket it would snag on my jeans instead of dropping all the way down. So I rebent the clip and now it works great. The blade is a real beauty, it is soooooo thin behind the edge, they did a great job with the hollow grind. If I had one nitpick (besides the clip), I wish the swedge on the spine of the blade didn't run all the way back. If you put your thumb on top of the spine it's really thin, if it were the full stock thickness there it would be better IMO. But that's really looking for something to complain about...

    EDIT to add - oh yeah, and the hardware isn't keyed, so you need two drivers to take it apart/put it together. That's mildly annoying.

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    ^^That was before bending the clip

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    The rebent clip.
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  19. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    See - two metal washers. :thumbsup:
     
  20. True Talon

    True Talon

    497
    Aug 14, 2016
    It's roughly about the same size as the Deacon with almost the same blade length. The price on the Deacon is a lot more though with M390 blade and rounded bolster handles instead of slabs. But both are very cool EDC knives.

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