Quartermaster QSE-9TT Mr. Strickland Folding Knife 4" Blade, Texas Tea Black Stonewash, Titanium Handles

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QAQSE9TT: QSE-9TT Mr. Strickland
Mr. Strickland is not suitable for "slackers." It's certainly a top-end, handmade knife, and from the moment you hold it, you'll realize it. QSE-9 is constructed of premium grade materials; CPM 154 blade steel and titanium frame lock and scale. The blade glides open and closed on QTRMSTR proprietary ORB pivot system. The unique blade grind is reminiscent of the "airborne" custom knife by Gustavo Cecchini and by his good grace, Quartermaster was able to use the shape in this original rendition. Only 300 pieces were made in each colorway. Each example has been serialized on the spine of the knife and an additional trademark has been placed on the backside of the blade.
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Overall Length: 8.8"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Finish: Texas Tea Black Stonewash
  • Blade Material: CPM 154 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: "Airborne" Tanto (used with permission)
  • Carry Type: Ambidextrous Pocket Clip
  • Locking Mechanism: Titanium Frame Lock with Steel LBS/LBI
  • Pivot Assembly: Chainring Bolt with ORB Pivot System
  • Weight: 6.5 oz.
  • Made in Texas, USA
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Quartermaster QSE-9TT Mr. Strickland Folding Knife 4" Blade, Texas Tea Black Stonewash, Titanium Handlesrated 3.667 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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Quartermaster QSE-9TT Mr. Strickland Folding Knife 4" Blade, Texas Tea Black Stonewash, Titanium Handles
rated 1 stars out of 5
San Antonio, Texas
Mar 20, 2018
Pros: Handle Feel, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Heavy, impossible to open one handed; give this a pass
I am embarassed to have purchased this. It is so heavy if you tried to carry it, it would pull down your pants!The blade is almost impossible to open. I e-mailed the company and they sent back a sarcastic reply saying it was no great “trick” to open. Hmmm. Not the best company.I suggest you check some reviews on Blade Forums or almost any site before you buy. These knives appear to really be made in China.Don’t be a sucker like me.By the way, titanium is supposed to be LIGHT, not brick like. I have a Chris Reeve and Strider and both of them together don’t weigh as much as this POS.

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Quartermaster QSE-9TT Mr. Strickland Folding Knife 4" Blade, Texas Tea Black Stonewash, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Corpus Christi, Tx
Jun 10, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Unique, hefty, and solid; lengthy review
Upon receiving this as my first titanium handled knife, I wanted to be surprised at how hefty it is; but just remember, it's titanium, not aluminum or G-10, so it does still have some weight. The lock bar required several days to fully break in (on mine, anyway), touching into about 10% lockup if I didn't click it in further. Now it reliably locks up 30% with no problem. The blade stop is inside the blade tang, not visible outside, which subtly adds to the knife's aesthetic appeal and lets it seem more like a no-frills folder (the double grind is a frill, albeit useful).On the stonewashed version, one reviewer admits how difficult this knife is to open one-handed: I agree. Though, it is possible to sort of work with it, and open it from both sides of the thumb plate with your thumb and index finger. After some practice and break-in time, that becomes easy. However, I say to left-handers, this knife opens easier as it is with the left hand, thumb-only. That's probably because of the detent relaxing a bit as the blade is pressured to the side. When it does open, it's a relatively soft snap with a flick of the wrist. It's not loud. Same goes for when it closes: my CRKT Pazoda has a louder action, but I'm thinking that's due to the materials used -- solid steel versus solid titanium (with the exception of the steel interface in the lock bar). Either way, I like that it doesn't call too much attention when I merely want to cut a box open.On that note, the blade is sturdy, with no wobble to-fro, left-right, and the like. And it's thick, for a folder (I measure it at 5mm); it makes the average fighting knife jealous for its proportions. The build is overall high-quality, at this price for a handmade knife. It does lack a couple of higher-end knife features, such as 100% attention to detail in the finish and edge grind. Personally, I do not mind, as the grind is almost perfect, and the finish will be tested anyway; but it still stands that the edge is not perfectly centered. And I'm willing to bet that is an anomaly, not the norm.The feel of the handle is... I don't think it's comfortable, but it isn't uncomfortable, either. It's blocky, and it digs just a little, but nothing that stifles usability (unless you have smaller hands). It's a knife very suitable for a saber grip, and -- if you dare -- a reverse draw-cut grip. The hammer and normal draw-cut holds work fine. In saber, my thumb rests on the thumb plate, aptly enough, with the MCP joint (anatomy, sorry) folding over the crest on the back of the handle. The middle finger sits center in the choil, between the ring and the index, which sits flush against the blade's base. Under hard use, I can scoot my fingers down so that the index and middle both sit in the choil. All the while, my pinkie lays flat across the smooth titanium below. That said, the saber hold puts the hollow grind into full power that cuts cord like butter, and offers point-control for the hard-use "Airborne" Tanto flat grind. I love it.The balance is just above the center inside the choil, which makes this knife's heft easy to wield. The pocket clip is appealing and functional: no snagging, no slipping, and no loosening (just look at that huge bolt holding the base together). And lastly, the ORB pivot system is working well so far: if you press the lock bar out of the way, the blade swings freely. It doesn't feel gritty, but it's not smooth like a well oiled phosphor-bronze pivot. Perhaps that's something they will fix in the future.All in all, this is my biggest eye-catcher, and it is indeed a tough folder that bites as hard as it barks.Good job, QTRMSTR. I'm a Texan, so I thoroughly appreciate that my Mr. Strickland knife is made here in Texas, and that it boldly says so right there on the blade. (That was actually the proud selling point for me.) And thank you, KnifeCenter, for offering it; there are hundreds of knives I'd never see without your business.God bless, everyone.
Quartermaster QSE-9TT Mr. Strickland Folding Knife 4" Blade, Texas Tea Black Stonewash, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Marcos G
Recife- Brasil
Aug 05, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Cons: None
Tactical Folding
Excelent Tactical knive the material is increduble- Blade is sharp -Grip feel confortable-The designed is awesome I recomend and the manufactured in USA and for the most important is the company KnifeCenter is perfect congratulation.


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