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Postby dePaul » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:21 pm

Hi guys! My question is simple. Is this a genuine Q?

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Postby IG-88 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:23 pm

This is not a "Q" but an "S" and its genuine
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Postby dePaul » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:37 pm

IG-88 wrote:This is not a "Q" but an "S" and its genuine
Ahh. Thanks IG-88!

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Postby jabba359 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:38 pm

As IG-88 said, this is the "S" model. It's a cool little knife.
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Postby jabba359 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:43 pm

Unlike the Q model, which was laser cut from a solid blade, the blade of the S is metal injection molded, so they didn't offer a variety of designs, as it would be prohibitively expensive to make a new mold for each design. It was offered with black handles (like the one pictured) as well as silver/gray.
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Postby dePaul » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:45 pm

jabba359 wrote:As IG-88 said, this is the "S" model. It's a cool little knife.
It sure looks like it. When was it made? I have the original Q and the older R. Also very nice.

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Postby dePaul » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:46 pm

jabba359 wrote:Unlike the Q model, which was laser cut from a solid blade, the blade of the S is metal injection molded, so they didn't offer a variety of designs, as it would be prohibitively expensive to make a new mold for each design. It was offered with black handles (like the one pictured) as well as silver/gray.
Interesting. How much of a collectors knife is it?

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Postby jabba359 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:06 pm

It was made from 2006-2009. I think it sold decently, but want crazy popular. As a collector piece it may do okay. Prices have only gone up since it was discontinued, but I wouldn't expect it to get too crazy expensive.
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Postby dePaul » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:11 am

I see. Thanks again!

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Postby Bill1170 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:46 pm

How well does the metal injection molded blade perform as a cutter? I've never even handled one of these, and it is the only use of MIM for a blade that I've ever heard of.


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