Black Void Opus

Discussion in 'We Knife' started by Detroit1980, May 18, 2020.

  1. Detroit1980

    Detroit1980

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    May 17, 2020
    Does anybody know a release date and specs to the Black Void Opus? Is there any place to pre-order? Thanks
     
  2. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Not yet. WE KNIFE hold that information tightly until the actual release date. Even if I asked them I would normally get an answer like "soon" or "in the new few months".

    Even this month they released the much anticipated "SNECX Mini Buster" and CIVIVI "Dogma" only to then say "sorry these will now be released in June". This is the first time I've seen them put back knives a month. Sometimes there's a few days delay. I expect this virus mess is causing all sorts of problems especially with shipping.

    Maybe David knows - he is the WE KNIFE rep here on the forum. Or you could try asking Justin Lundquist on his Instagram account.
     
  3. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 27, 2016
    From the Upcoming WE thread.

     
  4. WE Knife Media

    WE Knife Media Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 14, 2019
    The estimated release date for the Black Void Opus is still the same as before.

    The Covid-19 situation has not slowed our production at the factory since we have had no infections (fingers crossed). But it has caused delays in shipping which we unfortunately cannot control. The result is that we may have the models ready approximately at the pre-planned time, but it will take a bit longer to get to dealers and show up in inventory.
     
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  5. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Well that's good to know. I do know about the shipping delays which are terrible at the moment. It's affecting everyone.
     
  6. Detroit1980

    Detroit1980

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    May 17, 2020
    I really hope there's a mistake in the specs. A 4.20" handle is awful long for a 2.84" blade. I even think 4" is a little too long. I may have to pass on this 1.
     
  7. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Here's the video - looks like there's an extra amount of handle length both back and front.

     
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  8. Detroit1980

    Detroit1980

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    May 17, 2020
    Thanks for the video. I was really looking forward to this but I'm really happy with the size of my Kizer Feist and Civivi Mckenna. It seems like the blade should be slightly longer with the longer handle on the Black Void Opus.

    Another thing is the price hasn't been revealed yet and I'm thinking it might be around $275-$300 with the materials that I've seen listed. The $275-$300 price is another big negative for me and I'd really prefer S35VN for under $200.

    Regardless, it does look like an interesting knife. There really aren't that many front flipper options out there and they've became my favorite fidget knives for the time being.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  9. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    All good points. Also I've had a few customers tell me the strange chisel grind puts them off. Then again I've already got pre-orders for them.
     
  10. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    I’m really looking forward to this one and think the grind actually adds a cool element to it.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  11. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    I'm not a fan of front flippers personally but this one looks easy to open. The whole design of the knife looks pretty cool, the chisel grind is something different and I would buy one just on it's looks. Hopefully they up the blade steel to M390 or 20CV because as Detroit1980 says it doesn't look like it will be a cheap knife. Still I expect they will sell very well.
     
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  12. jp9mm

    jp9mm

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    Apr 1, 2019
    Blade hq has it posted as 20cv, also a g-10/ti/cf model. I would have liked it to have a larger blade but i'll still buy it.
    The FF action and design looks similar to TBC, which has an amazing feel and got me more into front flippers
     
  13. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Justin Lundquist, the Void is such a beautiful blade -- I hope you will reissue it without the chisel grind.
    I understand that you have aesthetic reasons but, sadly, it is a deal-breaker for me and I have been so waiting for your latest design.
     
  14. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    I’ve never seen Justin on this forum so you might be better to give him that feedback on Instagram where he is active every day. He might put out both versions as there are others who don’t like the chisel grind as well. A standard even grind and longer blade model sounds like it would sell well.
     

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