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Ausus Slim D2 Steel Blade Folding Knife (Black or Tan)

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StatGear Tools has Ausus Slim D2 Steel Blade Folding Knife (Black or Tan) for $39.99 - $15 w/ coupon code SLIM25 = $24.99. Shipping is free.

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D2 steel flipper knife on sale for $25 after coupon 41% off with coupon code SLIM25.

Got one of these off their original Kickstarter and have been super pleased. Really sharp blade with smooth deployment and solid lockup.



https://www.statgeartools.com/aus...ing-knife/
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FWIW, i believe this blade started on a kickstarter campaign - 5 bucks cheaper with this deal then the early bird special on kickstarter
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It says ball bearings in the description.
Caged ball bearings. Not as good as free range but still ok.
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I had the original one. In my opinion it was crap. This one looks better but I'm afraid to pull the trigger.

Edit...what the heck. Ordered one. Free shipping. 30 day return policy. I'll report back.
What did you not like about the original one? I have the original one as well and I like it. I also have two of their Ledge slipjoints and they've been serving me very well as well.
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In-4-1 black. Thanks, OP.
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What are the knife carry laws in la county?
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Ganzo Firebird D2 search on the e bay - I'm sure there's more, but just my two cents
This would be my recommendation, too, if you want a nice D2 blade with an insane bearing flipper action and really nice contoured G10 scales for $25.

Ganzo Firebird FH41 [powercutlery.com] is one of my favorite knives for the money, but it has a more traditional drop point blade. I don't think they offer anything with a reverse tanto blade, but they have a bunch of nice designs in D2 starting out at $24. [powercutlery.com] And the Ganzo D2 steel has been tested byLuvThemKnives on YouTube [youtu.be] to have a 62+HRC Rockwell hardness.

I like the reverse tanto of this Ausus and I'll admit I've never even seen or held one. $25 isn't much to risk even though the Ausus does get mixed reviews. But I've absolutely loved the four different Ganzo Firebird knives I've owned, and, IMHO, it's about the best $25 knife on the market unless you need the added corrosion resistance of true stainless steel.

Shoot, buy both. One knife is never enough. And, I am aware this isn't the first time I've recommended Ganzo Firebird in various knife threads, but that's how much I love them in D2 at the $25 price point.

EDIT: Here is a LuvThemKnives review [youtube.com] of a different Ausus knife in D2 where it tested right at 60HRC. And here is Nick Shabbaz's review [youtube.com] on an Ausus knife, again, not the exact model, but he called it "pretty poorly done."
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Any USA made knives in this price range with similar features?
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Any USA made knives in this price range with similar features?
Not really. If you have to buy USA then look at the USA made Buck 110 Slim or one of their Buck Bantam folders and wait on a good sale. I think Walmart still carries the Buck 110 Slim in-store for like $21. Make sure it's made in the USA, because not all Bucks are anymore.

I have no first hand experience with the StatGear Ausus knives. The reviews I've reviewed haven't been that great. IMHO, you'll be much happier and get a better quality knife for $25 if you go with a Chinese made Ganzo Firebird. If you want something as good as one of those in a USA made flipper, then you will have to pretty much double your budget.

A lot of folks love the USA made Kershaws but now we are talking more like $60, so you could wait on a sale, but you'll be hard pressed to find one for $25. KershawGuy.com sells factory blems of many USA Kershaw models for around $40.

Sorry, but in the $25 price range your best deals will be Chinese made, or maybe Taiwanese. Spend your money where your conscience tells you to, but a lot of what's coming out of China is quality stuff these days.
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I must say, mine just got delivered and this is WAY better than I was expecting for the price. I have another Statgear from a few years ago thats D2, Micarta handles and larger width blade. I was impressed with that and am impressed with this. Sure it isn't Spyderco or more expensive, but for an EDC that if you lost you won't cry, its great. For the record, I do carry a Buck 112 slim for my EDC because if NYC laws and its made in America, but these Statgears should get more respect due to the price point. I am thinking of getting the tan color now to gift later. The box they come in are hokey, but nice.
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I must say, mine just got delivered and this is WAY better than I was expecting for the price. I have another Statgear from a few years ago thats D2, Micarta handles and larger width blade. I was impressed with that and am impressed with this. Sure it isn't Spyderco or more expensive, but for an EDC that if you lost you won't cry, its great. For the record, I do carry a Buck 112 slim for my EDC because if NYC laws and its made in America, but these Statgears should get more respect due to the price point. I am thinking of getting the tan color now to gift later. The box they come in are hokey, but nice.
Thanks for coming back with a first hand report after receiving your knife.
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What's the best EDC steel? What's the best EDC knife?
S30v is a great all-round steel that sharpens well, doesn't chip too easily, and isn't super expensive. It's a class above the D2 steel that you will see on most Chinese made knives like the Ausus in this deal, but most don't consider S30v a "super steel" anymore, so it doesn't command premium prices.

I really like the Benchmade Bugout with th CF-Elite handles as an everyday carry. It's so light you forget you are wearing it until you need it. If spending $150 on a pocket knife seems too high, you can get the Chinese clone (with D2 steel instead of S30v) on wish dot com for $20 to try it out, then if you really like it, buy the real thing. The clone is a really good copy of the original bugout.
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Like what? Specific names please
I do not know many. I have heard Ka Bar Dozier ($21), CRJB ($30), Al Mar (AMK4124, this is the middle size of three) very lightweight and thin (medium duty), and the most recommended of all is the Ontario Rat II. Civivi makes nice looking knives $40 on up.
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Like what? Specific names please
Kershaw cryo
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links to these mentioned ??
Quote from luckydog97 :
Well for starters D2 doesn't mean anything. Nobody will test it, and even if they do and it is D2, who knows if it's properly heat treated. Even if it is properly heat treated D2, it likes to rust and most people can't sharpen well so : /

I'd prefer to recommend entry level users spend $25-$35 on a name brand knife with a reliable warranty and good reviews that's easy to sharpen over some generic Chinese mystery blade emblazoned with "D2". Maybe something like a Kabar Dozier in AUS8 or an Ontario Rat 2 in AUS8 (or D2 for $12 more).

There's also a double action lightning OTF for $30 that's lots of fun to use and mess around with. Generic Chinese blades are a dime a dozen. Blah.
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