Quartermaster Mr. Strickland Frame Lock Knife (3.75" Stonewash) QSE-9

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Item #BHQ-33334


  • Overall Length:8.75"
  • Blade Length:3.75"
  • Cutting Edge:3.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.19"
  • Blade Material:CPM-154
  • Hardness:59-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.25"
  • Handle Thickness:0.59"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:7.22 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Disk
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Quartermaster Knives (QTRMSTR)
  • Model:Mr. Strickland
  • Model Number:QSE-9
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Drawing from the past, and looking to the future is a recurring theme of recent Quartermaster Knives. The QSE-9 Mr. Strickland folder has a distinct angular style that is highly functional and capable in hand.

It features a compound ground tanto blade, based on Gustavo Cecchini's custom Airborne knife, with fluid blade action that's courtesy of the proprietary ORB pivot assembly. The handle, constructed of 0.17" thick titanium, is a fantastic yet ergonomic platform with an ambidextrous reversible tip-up carry clip. Both blade and handle are stonewash finished. The QSE-9 Mr. Strickland is not suitable for "slackers." It's a knife for over-achievers who want a stand-out, premium cutting instrument.


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Outstanding knife with a quirk.
George Scott H.
This is a larger knife than it would appear in pics. It's totally solid, with great lock up, zero play, perfect detent (on the strong side but not overly so) and blade centering, and a very smooth action. The blade, btw, is .19" thick, like it says here at BHQ, rather than the .125" listed on Quartermaster's site. The quirk I mentioned in the title is this: the thumb plate takes some getting used to. It's designed not to put your thumb under, but rather to put your thumb on the side of and push toward the pivot. When you figure this out, the blade pops open like an assisted opener. The sides of the plate are a bit sharp, so some may want to lightly knock the edges off with some sandpaper or a stone. Overall an outstanding knife that's built like a tank.