there is much said about the Starmate and I want share some final thoughts with you.
After EDC-ing it a couple of weeks I conclude that I really like this heavy folder. I changed a couple of things to the knife. As I told before I blasted the clips, pivot and screws, cleansed and finished the bad finish of the knife and replaced the 1 mm G10 by 3 mm thick black G10 slabs.
I changed the slabs a couple of times. The thin original slabs are good for IWB carry but I don't like the knife in the pocket, thin or thick slabs.
The blade opens with a solid 'click' and breaths that it's a heavy one. Like!
Finally I added an aluminum blasted spacer (should have been there!) and I changed the the sunken torx-screws for buttonheads. The latter alteration is pure esthetics but button-torxes in the handle gives the knife just the appeal it deserves.
For my daily purposes at the office the knife a little to big, but it will be keeper. The liner lock is still a the beginning of the tang and strangely the knife is off-center with original G10 and spot on centered with my custom slabs.
I have plan to integrate the 'bug-pin' in the handle or do some more to the custom black G10 but it hasn't formed in my head yet
I also make a couple of more slabs for the knife, dark green textured G10 or canvas micarta....keep you informed.....
IMHO the knife would have been superb in an exotic steel; SB or M4 with the original hollow ground.....