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Quartermaster QSE-10tt Biff Tannen Flipper 3" CPM-154 Texas Tea Black Stonewash Blade, Titanium Handles
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Quartermaster QSE-10 Biff Tannen Flipper 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handles

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Part Number: QAQSE10
Manufacturer: QTRMSTR Knives
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Description
QAQSE10: QSE-10 Biff Tannen
QTRMSTR Knives
 
"Well lookie what we have here...," it's the QTRMSTR QSE-10! As with each premiere, QTRMSTR has learned new techniques as a result of their last successful build and they've all been utilized here.

Their stout "Biff Tannen" model is a full titanium frame-lock flipper. Its geometry is reminiscent of a butcher's cleaver, but with a far better piercing-tip. The flipper tab (which works amazing when pushed 'like a button' rather than used 'as a lever') doubles as a great finger choil for protection during your tougher chopping tasks. We love the angle the blade is at when you're holding this knife. It makes rip and draw cuts an absolute breeze and the handle shape is very ergonomic. QTRMSTR's signature design elements can be found throughout this design: from the wEDM jimping patterns they're calling "tracers" to the stepped down machining on the scales near the lock, this QTRMSTR original is a first in many ways for the knife industry.

The ORB Pivot System

A sealed ball-bearing technology based off the operational characteristics of a thrust bearing. This thrust bearing technology is widely used, from motorsports to automation, but never before in knives.

The ORB has many advantages over other advanced pivot mechanisms: 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 lockup 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. All of these advantages are afforded simply by placing the ORB at the center of each of QTRMSTR's designs and expanding on it.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.0"
  • Closed Length: 4.0"
  • Overall Length: 7.0"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.15"
  • Blade Material: CPM-154 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Compound
  • Blade Finish: Stonewashed
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock with Steel Insert
  • Pivot Assembly: ORB Pivot System
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left- or Right-Carry
  • Weight: 5.1 oz.
  • Made in Texas, USA
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Paul S
Dallas, TX
Sep 19, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
solid performance from Biff
It's a short and stocky piece. Fires nicely and out of the box it's very sharp. I like the new style clips that quartermaster is using. I wish they'd revert to the old chainring bolts with the hole through them though, it's better for lanyards.
2 out of 5
Chris Clark
Tennessee
Sep 02, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Overall Quality
Not much to like on this one unfortunately....
First off this knife has up/down blade play and the frame lock mechanism is poorly executed in comparison to other titanium frame locks in the price point. (ZT, Reate, etc) To be completely honest it reminds me of the frame locks on Chinese copies of high end American knives. It is quite crude. There is however a lock bar insert at least. There is no blade stop device, so forcefully "whipping" the knife open will cause excessive wear and damage over time. The flipper on mine does not work at all, whether light switching or flipping. Nothing worse than a flipper that does not flip. The only purpose it serves is to partially open the blade so a wrist flick will bring it fully opened and locked. The blade does not sharp but barely so. The grind on the knife comes to an abrupt taper meaning some re-profiling needs to be done to get a shaving sharp edge. A flat grind would be have been better in my opinion given the wide blade profile. Knife feels pretty good in hand, but not nearly as good as say the Brous Silent Soldier which is very similar to this one in shape. Overall I am very disappointed in this Quartermaster release. The blade play alone is inexcusable, but unfortunately that are several more things wrong with this knife. Balance is good, and the stonewashing on the titanium is well done. Cosmetically speaking there is a lot to like about this knife. In my opinion, compared with other ti frame locks in the price point, the "Biff" is an epic failure.
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