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Quartermaster Knives QTRM5TR QSE-1 Vaquita 3.5" Blade, Titanium/G10 Handles

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Part Number: QAQSE1
Manufacturer: QTRM5TR Knives
Retail Price: $388.00
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Description
QAQSE1: QSE-1 Vaquita
QTRM5TR Knives
 
Warren Thomas and QTRM5TR have collaborated on the production of these all-titanium/G-10 folders, allowing custom knife collectors to obtain a Warren Thomas original at a great price, for a limited time.

A total of 100 pieces of Warren Thomas/QTRM5TR knives hand-made/fit, serialized, custom ti anodize process have been produced.

Its namesake is considered the worlds rarest porpoise. It is endemic to the northern portion of the Gulf of California. Science believes that there are 100 (or less) still alive today.

The QSE-1 is by far the most technologically advanced knife that QTRM5TR Knives has ever put their name on. From tip to tail, the engineering rivals that of the world’s most advanced aerospace methods.

We start with the blade: here, we systematically laminated G-10 to the actual blade cutting surface on one side. Then we ground down the entire blade as if it was constructed of a single piece. The result is a bi-colored blade on its right side and a perfectly flat cutting surface on the left. When 2/3 of the width of the blade is created from the lightweight, strong, and somewhat flexible G-10 we relieve the user of several ounces of useless weight and we provide the professional with an amazingly lightweight and effective tool for countless applications ("If one decides to deny the overwhelming urge to keep it mint!")

The Vaquita possesses a very modern, industrial look that has a strong tendency to scream 'art knife.' But somehow at the same time, yields to a sense of tough-tactical because of the confidence it instills in both forward and reverse grip.

The opening mechanism of the Vaquita is reminiscent of the dorsal fin of an Orca whale. It's swept backwards slightly to pair with the spine of the blade and serve its purpose more ergonomically when using one’s opposite palm OR the edge of one's pocket to "catch the dorsal" fin and eject the blade.

Titanium hardware has been used throughout the design and no amount of time or money was spared in the creation of this model. We’re proud to call this knife the QSE-1 "Vaquita" and proud that it bears the QTRM5TR Name.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Overall 8"
  • Blade Material: G-10 and Titanium in a Custom Lamination Process
  • Carry Type: Titanium Pocket Clip
  • Locking Mechanism: Titanium Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Custom Warren Thomas Designed with G-10 Pivot Washer
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Includes Nylon Pouch
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 017297

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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Hanjo
Germany, Berlin
Feb 13, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Really nice!
This is a quite cool knife, everything is cool on it. The different materials are all on a very high level, the blade, the handle - everything is cool on it. There are just some very small things which are not as perfect. I don't have very big hands and opening is at the first time a little bit difficult even the mechanism is as smooth it could be. It needs practicing. The knife is much "too nice" for every day carry and comes razor sharp out of the box. Not cheap but for me as a colector's item very ok. I would buy another one for the pocket.
5 out of 5
R. M.
Anthem, AZ
Dec 15, 2012
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
My new favorite
I bought it as a show and tell piece... I've never been so eager to show one off though! The custom anodize work is like nothing I've seen before, the laminated blade is beefy yet totally lightweight. The clip is a little strong for my taste, but the knife and its construction are outstanding. One has a pretty wide selection available in this price range, one can buy darn near anything they want in knives, but I'd choose this this brand/collaboration again if they continue making stuff together.
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