Pictorial of a Budget G10-D2 Clone of the Coordinal

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Quick pictorial of that great little big knife. It’s a G10/steel version of the 3D machined titanium Coordinal. Obviously way cheaper, obviously not the same quality. The D2 blade is very sharp and very well ground.

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The handle is made of blued steel liners (I suspect the blue comes from a varnish/paint and not from heat treatment) skeletonised with a “rounded triangles” pattern. It is possible to get the knife with golden colouring on these “liners”. On top of them a second layer, made of G10, with different patterns. The G10 is nicely contoured and in this case “jade” coloured (you can have it also in black and orange)

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The blade is mounted on ball bearings, and it’s a real joy to deploy : very smooth action and a “just about perfect” detent. That blade is very well centred. A blue G10 backspacer comes in after the row of “standoffs”.

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Overall, you get a light (118g), cheap, smooth, good looking piece with a great sharp blade. What’s not to like, even if the finish on the steel parts is sometimes a bit “raw” ?

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Freedom!

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