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Quartermaster Knives QTRM5TR QTR-2 B.A. Baracas 2.25" Hawkbill Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: QAQTR2
Manufacturer: QTRM5TR Knives
Retail Price: $108.00
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QAQTR2: QTR-2 B.A. Baracas
QTRM5TR Knives
Our first karambit design. Angular and industrial in appearance. An enlarged finger hole accommodates the most swollen knuckles or gloved hands. We’re sure that this is the loudest statement from the karambit genre of the knife industry in years and we’re excited to show it.

This knife is being produced of the same powder-metallurgy 154 ultra-premium steel that our other three knives are cut from. You’ll notice the lack of small parts and the simplicity of the design. No spine-spacer means lighter weight and easier cleaning. A G-10 finger-hole spacer means smoother spins and better transitions. A jimped thumb-ramp and bi-level blade spine will soon become an industry standard once enthusiasts get their hands on this knife.

About the ORB® Pivot System:

The ORB® Pivot System is a sealed ball-bearing technology that is widely considered the second generation of an open-bearing system that is being used by some manufacturers today.

The ORB’s advantages are plenty: dirt and pocket lint cannot impede the track of these rollers, they’re encased. The ball-bearing system tightens the tolerances in and around the pivot of the folding knife, as a result the lock-up is vault tight, yet the rollers allow for almost effortless rotation.

The lack of ‘play’ at any point on the rotational axis of the blade is truly unlike anything currently being made at this price point in the United States.
  • Blade Length: 2.250" (5.5 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1875" (5 mm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.750" (17 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6.750" (17.5 cm)
  • Blade Material: CPM 154 Stanless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60
  • Blade Style: Hawkbill
  • Carry Type: Pocket Clip
  • Locking Mechanism: Subliminal Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: ORB Pivot System
  • Weight: 6.4 oz.
  • Made in USA
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
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.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
4.333 (6 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Manhattan KS
Dec 31, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
B A says it.
This knife is awesome and terrifying. It has a substantial feel in the hand which I like. The over pronounced finger hole is awesome, as well as the whole handle. The blade is sharp and durable. If you rip it out of you pocket it will remote open almost as if it has a wave feature. Great knife and terrifying.
4 out of 5
Oct 14, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Handle Material, None
Cons: Weight
solid in the hand
it is a solid knife, looks more like a tool. This would be good for someone with big hands. I am keeping this one, the edge on this thick blade is one of the best I come across on any folder in recent years, no need to reshape the edge, nice and even all the way, just a few strokes on my Spyderco Sharpmaker and its razor sharp.
3 out of 5
Nvt Instructor
Washington DC
Oct 07, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Weight, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use
A+ for looks
This is a follow up to my previous review. After working with this karambit for a weekend, it's on it's way back. Besides the knife being just too heavy to execute extensions well, the protrusion abrades the knuckles more than I first realized. More problematic is the fact that the edges on the ring are sharp and repeated extensions will cut into the finger. The G-10 scales do not cover the liner, and while this looks interesting, the edges of the liner are also sharp and cut into the hand when the knife is gripped firmly. While the gimping on the spine of the blade would be an aid in trapping, the serrations cut into the exposed lock cut into the (right handed) user's last finger as effectively as the gimping would cut into an attacker's wrist. It is a very cool looking knife, but obviously not designed by someone who actually know how to use a karambit.
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