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Filip de Leeuw Collab Friction Folder

Postby 1623 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:58 am

This little beauty seems to have gotten swept up and lost in the mass of new models covered at the Amsterdam meet.

Not seeing much chatter about it on the forums has me wondering; is it not appealing due to its non locking design, or has it simply been forgotten about?

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Postby KardinalSyn » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:04 am

For me, this blade does not set my heart on fire longing to hold it in my hands but I am sure that I am in the minority.

Anyone know the background of this blade? Please share. Also note that I did not like the Caly 3.5 either when I saw it first.
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Postby RLR » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:08 am

[ATTACH]20136[/ATTACH][ATTACH]20137[/ATTACH][ATTACH]20138[/ATTACH]I have one from Deviant Blades - it is a fun knife. I just don't carry it that much. Would need some kind of sheath or something as there is no detente.
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Postby RLR » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:14 am

I have one from Deviant Blades - it is a fun knife. I just don't carry it that much. Would need some kind of sheath or something as there is no detente.
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Postby 1623 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:14 am

KardinalSyn wrote:For me, this blade does not set my heart on fire longing to hold it in my hands but I am sure that I am in the minority.

Anyone know the background of this blade? Please share. Also note that I did not like the Caly 3.5 either when I saw it first.
If the mods don't mind, here's a link to Deviant Blades for a little background:

http://www.deviantblades.com/index.php/friction-folders
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:15 am

I think that it is a remarkably good looking knife when open. Closed it seems to be a definite pocketful, but when released (and I hope that it makes it that far!) I will be giving it a try to see how I like it for EDC. And I think that if it looks as good as the proto (and they don't mess about with it like they did with the Techno) then I will get one at least for the coolness factor.
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Postby KardinalSyn » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:49 am

1623 wrote:If the mods don't mind, here's a link to Deviant Blades for a little background:

http://www.deviantblades.com/index.php/friction-folders
Thank you 1623 for the link. Now I understand better about the concept.

I shall be watching the developments on this knife more closely now. There are certain advantages with such a knife.
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Postby Sequimite » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:50 am

I handled the knife at OKCA and like it, but not as a slippie.
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Postby Azwaiian » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:58 am

Though the knife certainly is beautiful, I just don't care for friction folders. Will there be a locking version of that knife? Hope so....

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:29 am

Not something I'd care to carry, but given the way the world-wide legal situation regarding knives continues to deteriorate, I can see there being a market for SlipIts, slip joints, and other non-locking folders.
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Postby IG-88 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:17 pm

I like the Deviant Friction folder a lot, I have carbon fibre RWL-34 version and it a sweet EDC knife, specially for people living in countries with strict knife laws (UK, Danmark, etc) The Spyderco version will have a little pouch to store it in. Some pics


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Postby NoFair » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:00 pm

I'm more interested in his ti framelocks since Norwegian law doesn't differentiate between locking and non-locking folders.

http://www.deviantblades.com/index.php/folders/chinese

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Postby gbelleh » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:19 pm

It looks pretty cool, but not something I'd put at the top of my list.

Also, I'm totally unfamiliar with this kind of knife. What is the purpose of the big nub sticking out when closed? How could that not just get in the way?
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Postby jossta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:28 pm

When it's open it gives your hand something to lock it in place while it's open. Sometimes there's also a hole in it so you can put a screw/pin in to convert it to a fixed blade when open.

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Postby Jay_Ev » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:00 pm

jossta wrote:When it's open it gives your hand something to lock it in place while it's open. Sometimes there's also a hole in it so you can put a screw/pin in to convert it to a fixed blade when open.
Thank you for describing that. I was wondering the same thing and at first thought it was some kind of big, long flipper.
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Postby jossta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:15 pm

It can also help for opening but since they have a hole, not really necessary. I like this design and have always wanted one. I would have to get a custom Elephant leather sheath from Filip though :cool: . This was actually the first friction folder I ever saw a couple years ago even though it's an old design. Believe me I spent some time watching videos to figure out wtf that thing was, lol.

I also like the blade shape on the custom a little more.

Glad to see Filip gaining some popularity. He makes some awesome knives.

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Postby RanCoWeAla » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:15 pm

I have a friction folder made by Citadel in Cambodia that I really enjoy. It has Buffalo horn handle and you can see the temper line on the carbon steel blade. I saw a story on it in Blade magazine that said it was one of the best kept secrets in the world and also one of the best buys in a knife.

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Postby Heespharm » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:59 am

I own this knife in orange g10... Very solid.. Great steel... Apparently it was inspired by the bob lum folders... One of my favs but yes needs a pouch for sure

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Postby 1623 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:18 am

IG-88: your Carbon Fiber model is gorgeous and the red back spacer is a nice touch.
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Postby psychophipps » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:33 pm

Friction folders have never held my interest at all.


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