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Username Post: Microtech Scarab OTF clone        (Topic#783208)
fat retard
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12-03-06 06:00.41 - Post#1097579    



Any info on this knife would be great! I'm thinking about getting one for my son.

Scarab Clone
 


wstwood
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12-03-06 08:44.17 - Post#1097725    


    In response to fat retard

I have owned three of those "lightning" knives. Two of them failed. One as soon as I took it out of the box, the other about a week after I got it.

I pulled them apart to see what went wrong and the failures were BOTH because of a pot metal firing switch.

The third knife sits in my collection and is NEVER opened. I am afraid that the next opening will be its last.

Even though the website tells you how great these things are I dont recomend them. Just another case of "You get what you pay for"
"When all other rights have been taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect."

Thomas Paine.


 
fat retard
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12-03-06 08:51.49 - Post#1097731    


    In response to wstwood

Thanks for the good information. I was wondering if there is an affordable alternative to the 200-300 dollar knives? One that is good but won't break my bank. Thanks!
 
BillDeShivs
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12-03-06 09:43.43 - Post#1097768    


    In response to fat retard

Try one of the Italian OTFs. They usually last a long time.
Bill
 
fat retard
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12-03-06 19:12.54 - Post#1098159    


    In response to BillDeShivs

Thanks Bill. Do you have any good links? Thanks.


Ben.
 
mr_anderson
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12-09-06 19:36.24 - Post#1102164    


    In response to fat retard

check out knifezilla.com and look for the KZA Model X80 Mini OTF D/A. I was thinking about getting 1 or 2 to take apart and play with.
"Revenge is a dish best served cold." Old Klingon Proverb


 
scottsboy
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Re: Scarab clones
02-13-07 20:37.40 - Post#1156884    


    In response to fat retard

The first run of the clones were prone to fail at the switch. They have since fixed this problem, they are now built like a TANK. I havent had any problems with mine and everyone Ive talked to havent had any problems,one more thing they have real nice SS blade,clean grind lines and you can get them wicked sharp. If you want something smaller Go to: www.stu711.com go to the inexpensive knives and look at the UTX clone. I have one and it is a rock solid little OTF. It has to be the best made Microtech clone yet,and at $38 you cant go wrong.
Im not nearly as drunk as I think you am


 
tone1132
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Re: Scarab OTF Clone
05-05-08 11:53.59 - Post#1516627    


    In response to wstwood

Hello i am new here. i was wondering if you knew who the manufacturer of the Scarab OTF Clone is? Could you point me inthe right direction?
 
OuTtHeFrOnT II
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05-05-08 13:41.30 - Post#1516723    


    In response to fat retard

I'd go with the "Concord" OTF made in Italy for around 70 bucks for your son. This is the model that got me hooked on OTF's and very reliable as well.Still have mine from 1987. The Scarab is one bad mother...but definately for the advanced OTF collector.
 
BillDeShivs
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Re: Scarab clones
05-05-08 19:09.52 - Post#1516931    


    In response to scottsboy

Problems fixed or not-the Scarab clones are still junk Chinese knives, that are cheap copies of good knives.
At least the Italians (who invented the D/A OTF,) don't pretend to be something they are not.

Edited by BillDeShivs on 05-05-08 19:11.29. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 


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