John McDouall Stuart
- Aug 27, 2021
- Reaction score
A) SMKE Wariy front flipper knife ( 14c28n ) from AliExpress
B) I have been fidgeting this knife since the day I got it
C) I don't like it .... It's in my opinion a one trick pony !
So many things not to like about Front Flippers ( this one ) . It needs to be held just so , to flip properly . Hold it wrong or not tight enough and you may cut yourself ( I paid the blood price ) . The front flipper has nothing to offer over the regular flipper . In fact the regular flipper is vastly superior in every way . My opinion after fidgeting the knife for a week or more .
And how did it go on the rope ? We are talking dumpster level performance here ( as in throw it in a dumpster ) . The knife failed at 50 slices of rope , making the performance this time around pretty much bottom of the barrel .
Aaaaargh? Yeah !!!!!
The liner lock is cutting a grove into the blade steel on account how hard the blade steel is ?
Anyways ! I have ordered those removable thumb studs .. And I will put one on this knife , maybe ? Just depends on how rubbish the next rope slicing session is ( wet stone grinder edge ) .
Front flipper knife = Not Loving It ! ( not at all ) ....
Sorry , there is so much to complain about .. And I have only scratched the surface .. I would issue a Warning about this knife ( as in best avoided ) ..