Review Two Modern Slip Joint Knives: Wasp and Proper

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by miso2, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    I am getting Lionsteel Otnat in several months and look forward to see their M390.
    M390 on the knives I have now is quite easy to touch up with diamond stones.
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  2. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Per "Lastly, the regrind is not consistent and even." Are you disappointed with the custom grind? Was it worth it? You can see it in the pictures, does it effect sharpening? Thx.
  3. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    I was not that disappointed.
    It wasn't really custom regrind but for a mass order I believe.
    Maybe it was intended to be little thick for non knife savvy customers.

    Resetting the edge bevel was little tricky.
    The original angle was around 20 degree, and I went down to 15 on Edge Pro.
    There were places I had to remove more materials than the rest.
    This issue is quite common for production knives.
    If you stay with the original angle, it would probably be much easier.

    I will have a custom reground Lionsteel in the future and plan to compare them.
  4. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Manly runs its 12C27 at 60HRC, a tad higher than Opinel (57-59) and Mora (56-58) run theirs. Sandvik says on its website, “12C27 is Sandvik's most well-rounded knife steel with excellent edge performance allowing razor sharpness, high hardness, exceptional toughness and good corrosion resistance. Continuous improvement over a period of 45 years has evolved it into the high performing steel grade it is today. The composition is tighter, the purity level is much higher and the fine carbide microstructure of today is far from how Sandvik 12C27 knife steel of the sixties looked. With a hardness range of 54-61 HRC, high toughness, scary sharpness and good corrosion resistance, Sandvik 12C27 is the recommended grade for hunting knives, pocket knives, camping knives, high-end chef's knives and tactical knives.”
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  5. Gamecocks84


    Dec 9, 2019
    My buddy has a proper. it's built really well, I may buy one for myself someday!!
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  6. longbow

    longbow Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 1999
    I'll throw my two cents in here for my RUIKE L11B slip joint. 12C27 blade steel with G10 slabs and s.s. liners and adjustable pivot with a pocket clip. Drop point style blade. Excellent fit and finish, excellent pull and lock up. Near mirror finish on the blade and just an extremely well designed and executed slip joint folder. Inexpensive to boot. keepem sharp

    PS has a glass breaker and tweezers and they both work well.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
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  7. WalkTheEdge


    Dec 14, 2019
    Very enjoyable write-up! I love my fixed blades and locking folders, but I've decided I need a nice Case sodbuster now.
  8. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    I've got a Boker Tech-Tool 1, which I believe manufactured by Ruike and similar to their in-house model.
    It is a very nicely built knife for the price ($35).
    SAK-like pull and walk&talk.
    Above all, the deeply ground blade with a thin edge!
    I like it better than Case Sod Buster Jr.
    Will write a review and comparisons to other slip joint knives I own.

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  9. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Looks like the red G10 versions will be discontinued in 2020.
    Grab one now if you like red scales.
  10. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Another modern slippy.
    Will review it soon.

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  11. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    I took a hair off the stop at the base of the blade of my Wasp so it closes a little more, just a few strokes on a 220 grit DMT were sufficient.
  12. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Do you mean grinding the area where the blade hits the stop pin?
  13. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    It's the little nub at the base of the blade.

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