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Massdrop X Ferrum Forge Buc

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BadComrade, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. BadComrade


    Dec 29, 2017
    They shipped out the first run this week. Anyone else get theirs? Here's mine next to a 940.

    Very impressed with the build quality. for $115 you get s35vn and full titanium scales. Made by WE knives.


  2. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Mine is in route. I got the same color. Nice to see just how big it will be. Perfect. And what a steal at that price.
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  3. 71rockstar


    Jul 30, 2009
    I missed that one...very cool design!
  4. augustus88

    augustus88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Mine is scheduled for delivery on Friday. Thanks for the 940 comparison. Smaller than expected and that’s a good thing!

    Really looking forward to this one. Been very pleased with my Massdrop Knife purchases (FF Gent and Bestech Goblin). The Goblin has quickly become my favorite EDC.

    All of the WE Knives I’ve purchased or handled have been perfect. I’m hoping my Buc continues the trend.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018
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  5. BadComrade


    Dec 29, 2017
    I also thought "wow this is smaller than I thought" but I actually preferred that to something bigger. I also forgot to mention that the fit and finish is excellent with great centering. This is my first massdrop knife too. I also put in for the Terzuola CTF as well.
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  6. WinonaRail


    Jan 5, 2017
    Mine is scheduled for delivery today...
  7. Hawk45

    Hawk45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Mine arrived today.. My Crux was great, but this is even smoother, and lighter. Loving it.

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  8. Hawk45

    Hawk45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Here is a quick comparison with some other standards and the Crux. It's about the same size as the Crux.

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  9. augustus88

    augustus88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Received my FF Massdrop Buc today. Wow is this thing nice! Can’t find a single flaw.

    • Perfect centering
    • Blade falls shut
    • Lockup is perfect with no play
    • Detent just right for flipping
    • Smooth action
    • Sharp evenly ground blade
    • Comfortable in hand with no hot spots.
    • Flawless fit and finish

    After receiving my Buc, I think I understand why some say Chinese knives by We, Reate and Bestech, etc have no soul. I have yet to experience a We Knife or Bestech with anything but flawless machining, fit, finish and action. Right out of the box I didn’t have to immediately take my We Knives apart to clean manufacturing gunk or polish washers to improve the action. No need to send them back for “best in the business” service that takes two months to fix extreme lock stick. No need to resort to special reassembly tricks to improve but not fix blade centering. No undersized detent balls accidentally installed at the factory that develop a flat spot after four months. No lock rock or blade play. No horribly off center blade that rubs the liner when closed. All of this “soul” was experienced with 7 of 8 higher end and Mid-tech USA made knives I’ve ever purchased.

    Shoddy workmanship, poor fit and mediocre design is not “soul.”
  10. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    *sits back with some popcorn*
    this could get ugly lol

    be civil and no firestorm need ensue
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  11. augustus88

    augustus88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Hope it doesn’t get ugly.

    I’m just tired of buying higher end domestic production knives with problems. People swear by the manufacturers, but I seem to always have the one that gets through quality control.

    Two years ago I hated the idea of buying Chinese knives. Today it seems like that’s the only way I can buy a problem free knife (with the exception of my ZT 0456 that is perfect).

    The We Knife made Buc is yet another example of a knife that I wish was made in the USA.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
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  12. Popsickle

    Popsickle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    I canceled mine and wish I had not.

    I’m awaiting my terzuola collab
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  13. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I would have been on this knife if it didn't have the harpoon like hump on the spine. It looked like a decent design, just not a blade profile I'd fall for. Wish the Crux had the same choil shape, though. Love to see future designs implement improvements.
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  14. Hawk45

    Hawk45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    This sucker is an amazing slicer.
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  15. Michael Coulon

    Michael Coulon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2017
    anyone interested in selling their buc when they get it feel free to let me know! I was so mad when I missed that one
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  16. augustus88

    augustus88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    I was worried about that wide cleaver like hump too. Glad I purchased it because the hump makes a perfect spot to apply downward pressure to the blade when making X-acto knife type cuts. Probably the most common type of cutting task I run across as an art professor. LOVING this knife so far!

  17. NG VI

    NG VI

    Feb 10, 2013

    Lol, ZT is just a US-based subsidiary of a Japanese company, at this point in history it is becoming impossible to choose products based on the mythology of manufacturing.

    The best Spydercos come from Taichung followed slightly by Golden, otherwise there isn't really a way to get top-shelf US-made knives from US-owned companies. The other issue is that a lot of American companies don't make compelling knives.

    Benchmade makes good stuff with weak quality control, but most of their knives follow the same aesthetic and build style that they have produced for the past thirty years. When they do branch out, the price tags are outrageous. The Anthem might not be overpriced, but at $400+ it's also not a standout, and if it were a $300 knife it would be.

    It would be nice if U.S. manufacturing interests wanted to invest in domestic production in such a way that we could compete with companies like WE without the handicap of 'buy American'. Boutique companies like Three Rivers Manufacturing and North Arm are doing some great work, but they're not in a position to pump out the volume or diversity of product that WE can do. I would love to see American-made knives that make sense, if you run a small operation, don't even bother with mediocre steels, run the 20CV and 204P and Elmax and M390, if you're introducing a new knife make it user-friendly to mod like TRM does, don't make massive mistakes like releasing knives that aren't ready for prime time.

    At the moment, it's boutique and smallish operations like Bark River and Bradford Knives that offer the real value and innovation in the U.S. knife world. There are some outrageously good fixed blades available these days. As long as those operations keep expanding and don't hike prices as they get established, they will be the stars of the 2020's knife world.
  18. morvlorv

    morvlorv Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    got this email today...

    It's on its way!
    Your Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Buc Titanium Frame Lock has shipped and should be arriving soon. Keep an eye on its progress with the tracking number 9xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  19. NG VI

    NG VI

    Feb 10, 2013
    You're looking for the Dao, it's the same knife as the Buc but with a different blade profile and a sleeker butt end.[​IMG]
  20. 155440


    Aug 7, 2012
    I'm glad you posted this as I was about to make a comment about the hump. I think the blade design is ugly as sin but if it contributes to the function then I can't complain too much. Does anyone know how thick the blade is at it's thickest point?
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