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WE Knives? Another high end Chinese company?

Discussion in 'We Knife' started by Seilu, May 8, 2016.

  1. halflife78

    halflife78 Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 9, 2016
    Just got my local dealer to get me one of these.

    If you start offering more with this option and liner locks I will be picking up alot more WE.
     
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  2. TomR2

    TomR2

    211
    May 17, 2015
    Ive a question. The Rectifier appears to be right or left hand pocket clip orientation. Im a righty so no issue with mine, but I'm curious. If one wanted to locate the pocket clip to the G10 side, where's the threads in the one hole left open there? There's no apparent threading in the G10, no "rivnut" installed, and the back spacer edge encroaches at the bottom of the hole so there is no, and can be no, threaded hole into that. Anybody moved their clip to the G10 side? Did the screw just cut its own threads in the G10?
     
  3. TomR2

    TomR2

    211
    May 17, 2015
    Prefer the original. Why do we try to modify every design to the one we think best? Surely there's enough choices to go round.
     
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  4. Nocturnal13

    Nocturnal13

    199
    Apr 18, 2017
    Quick question, how easily can the tool used to adjust the star screws strip if you don't over tighten the screws or use loctite?
     
  5. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Like you said, to each their own. People buy brand new black car only to wrap it in satin orange vinyl. I like everything about the Chimera except for the "broken" milling on the front scale. I'd buy one without it, quite a lot of people share the opinion when they presented it on Instagram. I made the photoshop to illustrate what I think would appeal to more people.
     
  6. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Regarding the Chimera, I find the scoop on the spine to be the ugly part of the design. :)
     
  7. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    Pretty easy. I disassembled a lot star-screwed models. I use it with a thin peace of plastic (actually the plastic bag the tool omes in is very good) between screw and tool (so it will not screw up anodisation) and put a thin torx driver through the hole in the tool to get enough torque.
     
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  8. Nocturnal13

    Nocturnal13

    199
    Apr 18, 2017
    Does that work good enough if I'm careful or should I rather stay away from the models with the star screws?
     
  9. Nocturnal13

    Nocturnal13

    199
    Apr 18, 2017
    Does that work good enough if I'm careful or should I rather stay away from the models with the star screws?
     
  10. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    @Nocturnal13 If you have a steady hand you do not have to stay away from the star screws. I love the star screws.
     
  11. Nocturnal13

    Nocturnal13

    199
    Apr 18, 2017
    Okay thanks because I love some of the designs. Like the 601, 604 and 702 especially.
     
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  12. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Just make sure you have good purchase/make sure the star bit has flat contact so you have proper grip on the edges of the screw.
     
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  13. Nocturnal13

    Nocturnal13

    199
    Apr 18, 2017
    Thanks! To me We makes some of the best looking knives. The 601 will probably be my first purchase.
     
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  14. TomR2

    TomR2

    211
    May 17, 2015
    Think I answered my own question above re the pocket clip mounting hole for the one "idle" hole on the G10 side of the Rectifier. Using a bright light and angling it a bit, I can see what looks like a brass colored screw thread insert mounted from the backside of the G10. Rather an elegant solution and nice way to handle it.

    Edit:
    I shoulda looked. Go to Zel's disassembly video of the Rectifier, here: . At about 3:20 in to 3:45 or so there's lovely macro shots of the inside of the G10 scale. There's a SS insert for those screw threads, and check out the SS inlaid part for the pivot bearings AND blade stop. Pretty cool.
     
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  15. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Does WE support AKTI?
     
  16. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    As well respected manufacturer we can only endorse every form of education regarding legislation and proper use of knives.
     
  17. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    The definition of a gravity knife:
    Gravity Knife
    A folding or moveable blade knife in which the blade is held in the closed position by a latch mechanism released by a button on the handle or other mechanical triggering device. A gravity knife does not include a knife that can be opened with one hand utilizing manual pressure applied to the blade, or to a thumb stud, declivity or spur of the blade; nor does gravity knife include a knife with a blade that can be opened by means of inertia or other such force produced by hand, wrist, arm or other bodily movement provided the knife has a detent, spring, structure or other such mechanism that provides a bias or spring-load toward the closed position.

    According to this definition in my opinion the DH is not a gravity knife. You need the wrist flick.
     
  18. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    After reading it over 5 times, I believe the important part is "A gravity knife does not include a knife that can be opened with one hand utilizing manual pressure applied to the blade" , which makes the DH a "non-gravity" knife, and applies to all Benchmades, since the back of the blade sticks out enough to be opened two handed (once you release the lock), gravity knives tend to fully hide the blade, and you're forced to release the lock AND use inertia. Which would explain the whole thing (and why it's in german shops despite a gravity knife ban). It's essentially the same as a Benchmade without a thumbstud in terms of mechanical classification. If the blade was fully hidden within the grip(scales) it would be a gravity knife.
     
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  19. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Seems that way to me.
     
  20. Otto Carpenter

    Otto Carpenter Gold Member Gold Member

    413
    Jun 24, 2016
    So, a gravity knife cannot be opened in outer space?
     
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