WE Knife Co. 618B Frame Lock Knife Black Titanium (3.8" Satin)

MSRP: $295.00
Our Price: $250.75
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Item #BHQ-51744

Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.625"
  • Blade Length:3.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.16"
  • Blade Material:Bohler M390
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Standard
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.05 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:WE Knife Co.
  • Model:618
  • Model Number:618B
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This 618B model sports a black titanium handle and a satin finished blade made from Bohler M390 steel. The We Knife Co. 618 folder features a streamlined design built to handle all of your EDC needs. It has a large Bohler M390 blade that extends gracefully from the sleek styled handle. The blade snaps open on ceramic ball bearings with one of the smoothest thumb stud openers ever created. A titanium pocket clip, hardware, and pivot cap come standard on the 618, as you would expect from We Knife Co. Take your EDC to new heights with the We Knife Co. model 618.

Features:
  • Ceramic ball bearings rocket the blade into the open position with a smooth opening thumb stud.
  • Steel reinforced lockbar offers unstoppable blade lock up with a replaceable design.
  • Bohler M390 steel provides maximized edge retention and corrosion resistance.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Joe D.
04-11-2017
This is a wonderful slim gentleman's style knife. To the guy who gave it 1 star, I think you are opening it wrong. You have to push straight up on the thumbstud. It will then fly open no problem. But remember that the tolerances on this knife are amazing and you have to break it in. I opened and closed this knife over 2500 times to break it in smooth. Also, the part of the frame where the blade meets has zero signs of wear and absolutely no blade play. Check you tube videos to see how easy this thing opens when broken in.
Unimpressed--the detent is way too stiff...STILL
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Frank B.
03-14-2017
I normally prefer flipper knives, as they typically have far greater purchase on the blade-opening mechanism. But the styling of this knife appealed to me, and other reviews indicated that the snappy detent afforded rapid blade deployment. I hoped that by proper lubrication and working the knife, the detent would smooth out. Nope...it's still almost impossible to open the knife with one hand.

Also, I am not confident about the lack of a blade stop pin. The knife uses the titanium frame for this purpose. I wonder if repeated blows by the blade shank would loosen up the fit over time, with resulting blade play.

Now for the follow-up. BladeHQ's customer service team did an excellent job processing the return of this knife. The company is excellent and I will continue to do business here.

But I had hoped that this problem was an anomaly, so I ordered a replacement. The second knife was only barely better than the first one. Because this knife has a frame lock, the lock bar is exposed. It turns out that if any finger makes even slight content with the lock bar, the knife becomes impossible to open with one hand. The proper hand position is difficult to achieve consistently, and this negates the advantage of rapid blade deployment.

To the fellow who offered thoughtful suggestionsó
Thanks. I looked at all the youtube.com reviews before making the initial purchase. Itís true that others seemed to be able to open the blade by pushing the thumb stud towards the pivot pin. But in one newly-posted review last week, the reviewer indicated the same problem as I hadóthat the thumb stud was sharp (proprietary star-shaped screw), it tore his thumb, and the knife was difficult to open. He pointed out that other reviewers may have had more calloused fingers (mine are not). Iím glad that you were able to smooth out your knife by opening it 2,500 times. If I did that during the first three weeks of ownership, my right thumb would be a bloody stump.

So I have kept the second knife in the hopes that in the next several weeks I can open it enough times to get it to smooth out. If I canít, Iíll seek out a friend with tougher fingers and sell it to him. That would be a shame; itís a pretty knife. But for now, Iíll maintain my one-star rating:

For this price point, I expected better engineering and design. In the meantime, I'll stick to liner locks, with either assisted openers or flipper openers.
Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet (info@bladeHQ.com)? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ