QSP 116 Woodpecker Knife Review. Titanium, Ball Bearings, M390 Oh My!

Up until about three months ago I hadn’t
heard about the QSP knives- that is until I saw a few Instagram posts from Levon of
the Knife Nuts Podcast Show. I then proceeded to ask him what he thought
of the knives, then I eventually asked him, and after such he then assured me “Mark
it’s a good knife.” At this point I still don’t have the knife,
but since it’s Youtube part of the experience is drawing out the story. Then sliding into my IG DM’s it seemed they
had contacted me in the past. I just hadn’t answered. I mean a lot of companies contact me about
stuff via DMs and emails. Such as Taxslayer. whoever the fuck Case Martin 2.1m followers
is, and whatever part of hell they are rotting in. Maybe it’s not a good idea to make fun of
an account with a troll army number of followers. And big fan of my channel and Amazon store
featuring blowdryers. So I asked them if I could pick out a knife,
QSP not blowdryer store- and I selected the aptly named wood pecker in a beautiful shade
of survival violet. I hope I’m using the word aptly right. But none of that’s the point, the point
is- the knife company QSP has budget pocket knives, and they also have slightly more expensive
knives. The expensive ones for those financially smart
people who understand the peace mind of anodized titanium, and the more theoretical cuts per
sharpen of steel like the M390. So after that really interesting knife story
Let’s look at the dimensions like the overall length and weight. I hope I used the word interesting right. Blade size and cutting edge. Do you still buy purple knives? Is purple relevant IKC anymore? Handle size and grip area. Is red the new purple? Spine thickness and handle thickness. And furthermore is merlot the violet of the
red knife genre? Tallnesses. And what the hell is the IKC Eugene?? So the QSP woodpecker or the QSP 116 or the
pocket knife is a nice sized knife- not giant, but but that mid 3 incher I’m so fond of. The drop point blade is made from hard wearing
bohler M390, with a flat ground drop point blade style, and an ever so slight recurve
to the edge. Now seeing as it has M390 the Woodpecker falls
in the $185 price scale. And really who can put a price on something
not named your car keys to open your amazon packages. The blade was very sharp out of the box, and
I’ve experienced no chipping or edge rolling in the few months I’ve had it. The blade is deployed by a flipper tab, and
right out of the box one of the most noticeable things, other than how you’re going to have
to come up with $185 more for rent this month, is how smooth the deployment and closing the
blade is- which I’ sure is partially due to the ceramic bearing the blade pivots on. No adjustment was necessary on mine, and it’s
possible to close it by reorienting your wrist, which should please the how many shakes crowd. None good sir! Lock disengagement is easy on the hand because
the edges are chamfered. And the detent is strong enough that, even
though the blades opens and closes like butter you can’t get it to open by flipping it
downward. Just like the lock, the handle is nice and
comfortable with no hard edges, which should please tender handed knife fondlers. The easiest comparison to fit and finish would
probably be We, Kizer, or Reate, because like those this is made in China. I like a usable grip area around 3.5 half
inches to prevent finger crowding and this works for that. The knife keeps it’s weight sort of reasonable
by some internal milling- which is just fancy knife guy for removing unnecessarily thick
areas inside the titanium handle slabs. The pocket clip isn’t reversible, but it’s
an an ideal place for righties, tip up blade backward in the right pocket. And while the left handed freaks of nature
among us might cry foul, the whole quick deployment from the right pocket is mainly for tactical
fantasy cosplay. A little over half an inch beautiful shimmering
violet sticks out of the pants during carry. And I found the pocket clip has an excellent
balance of staying in the pants versus putting it back in your pants. For the comparison section I went full purple,
showing only the most extravagent of knife hues. If you don’t like purple in your knives,
I don’t want to mince words- I hope you die cold and are buried in an unmarked grave
with a Buck 110 in your pocket and a frown on your face. First the QSP. Examine the quality of the purple, it’s
more of a violet that has an iridescent ghost of purple if the light hits it just right. Presumably it’s named the woodpecker because
it’s best use is to rapidly and repeatedly stab trees. While the looks aren’t bad- and it’s pretty
subjective metric, it’s probably what keeps it from being a top 10 knife. Pretty decent looking should never be the
reason you buy a knife- unless you review them and/or you’re an idiot. How a knife looks to a man is a very personal
and sensitive subject. For my money the Laconico/Massdrop/WeKnives
Keen has a slightly prettier purple, and a more refined design. This is one of my favorite knife designs-
but I’ll be honest the QSP has a slightly better detent and pivot. The pivot on the keen sometimes gets loose
enough to turn with my finger. Now the spyderco Para Military 2 in Blurple
G10. I love this knife and the lock. Probably the best place choice for most of
the purple curious knife people. Light, dependable and easy to sharpen on the
spyderco sharp maker- I think it runs about $150 now. What did they raise their prices to this year? Now the clone of a Sinkevich design that only
a few of the original exist in the world. I think these can be found in super legit
stores on Ali Express, with especially high end steels for the price. Gotta be M390 right. This one adds a touch of realism by labeling
it D2. It’s about $80. Now another knife but with purple accents. This is about a $350 knife outfitted with
the scusses and carbon fiber, the Massdrop Orca. Not as smooth a hand fondling experience,
and my finger skin often gets pinched between the scales and liner lock. I’m pretty tough though. Nothing I hate about the knife but it’s
not worth the full massdrop retail. The looks can best be described as pretty
decent to me. Are we done? The Woodpecker is a pretty good knife. The should you buy it to me always rests on
how well you like the design versus the price you’re paying, and then the materials in
my opinion. The materials and quality are all here. It’s not too bad in the weight department
either at only about 4 and a half ounces. The solid construction and fidget ability
are all bonuses too. I reviewed this one because I had heard they
were nice, and that opinion hasn’t changed. Anyway if you heard this channel was good
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93 thoughts on “QSP 116 Woodpecker Knife Review. Titanium, Ball Bearings, M390 Oh My!

  1. Nice, but I gotta stay way down here and buy buget knives, but it's not so bad, they cut boxes and mail and string too.

  2. Purple is always important when your the King of Knife Pimps, AKB. Ceramic bearings or not if you shake it more than twice you're playing with it. You are getting deep with all that to thine own knife likes be true shit. You did toss some sass at the 110 so I guess California has not made you too soft yet.

  3. The presenter's use of bad words offended my Luzon loving sensibilities.
    The color nor Ceramic balls are manly.

  4. Personally, i think purple is a great color . Maybe my girl will get me a purple knife for valentine's day .

    Edit : She won't

  5. DUDE!! Long time, no hear from! Happy New Year!
    Knice knife, knice kpurple! Don't worry about the rent money, it's over rated anyway! I don't have a knice, kpurple knife yet, but i know where I can get one! Yes, even here in the shithole known as the UK!
    Live your life fully-leave a good looking corpse!
    PS: if you leave your corpse hanging long enough-THAT'LL BE KPURPLE, TOO!!
    (Well, more like blue actually-BUT YA' KNOW WHAT I KMEAN, RIGHT?!! 👍🤘🤗❤️👋

  6. Great video as always .. love your videos.. there’s a lot on knife for the price .. the milking on the handle looks nice too… I didn’t think QSP was gonna survive at first because of the market of being so saturated.. but there doing well.. good stuff

  7. I took a Ganzo light gray handle & added some Cherry Red rit dye hoping for a nice blood red color. Came out Purple. I guess I slept through art class in high school, many decades ago. 😂 Purple is okay. Blood red would have been better.

  8. I followed your advice and told my grandma about your channel and she said she likes your voice but doesn't understand why I told her to watch a bunch of darn knife videos 😂

  9. Nice knife generally, sweet action. Too bad about the dumb recurve blade and we all know M390 is hit or miss. Mostly miss. Straighten out that blade and make it out of Cruwear ….. lower the price.

  10. I always judge a man by the wear marks on his jean pockets from excessive pocket knife deployment. Unless, of course, he uses a knife sheath attached to his belt. That’s just badass.

  11. Watching you strip speaker wire triggered me. I was on the edge of my (toilet) seat waiting to see if you would cut yourself. You really know how to build drama. Bravo.

  12. Of course I still buy purple knives. How else would I match my underwear to my knife…. Such a weird question to ask…… Freak.

  13. You mentioned Dolly on Instagram. I was hoping she'd make a cameo. I met her once. I'm pretty sure she wants me. I could tell by how she was singing.

  14. Reminds me of a Guidesman Operative I bought for $10 at Menards. Except the Guidesman has a bottle opener built into the tang so therefore it’s superior.

  15. I feel like last year was the last time you posted… batton withdrawal sucks. Hope you and the we one and fam are well bro

  16. Hahaha that sentence with the buck 110 is the reason i watch this channel
    Even when i dont give a flying f… about the particular product :p

  17. 6 months of being a patreon and still not made your patreon list, jesus man I expect a solid 50% effort from you. Gonna up it from 3 dollars to 5 just to spite you.

  18. Man you realize purple is the color of royalty, and there certainly isn’t fairing to well in the public’s light these days. Well you know, something about fondling little kids tends to piss of men with kids like myself. Then factor in not one of those rich undeserving pricks ever had to do a true days labor in order to pay rent, feed the family, get a 200$ knife, yea. I’m hoping you’re getting what, I’m laying down here. Purples a girls color. That’s for the lefty crack you made. FYI. Sorry won’t be dying, with that cheesy buck knife any time soon. Personally, not that you care but again since you felt it necessary to dig on lefties. I’m a black Osborne s30v with lime green anodized spacers kind of guy, and yes a left handed freak! I usually wouldn’t waste my time responding to a video of this nature. However I don’t know if it was your careless I’m too cool for my words speech, or if I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Either way I’ll give you this that’s a sweet blade design, nice operation, like the bearings specifically. Unfortunately the handle is far to plain for the 200$ range. By the way no hard feelings I was only messing with ya. I honestly thought you presented well. Though on a more serious note wtf is with the knife industry lately. They’ve done lost there freaking minds making the average knife of decent quality up into the 200$ range is just f’ed up. Its not like the material is that frigin expensive and let’s be real. They’re not hand making each knife. Ok. They might hand assemble, sharpen, inspect, and box them. Still. Unless they’ve got someone with one arm in there doing this, it shouldn’t take more than 2 hrs per knife start to finish. Of a actual person interaction with knife. That’s machinists, sharpening, heat treating, polishing, assembly, boxing, and assuming each knife gets a Q&A not one every several hundred of thousand, finally picking and shipping. There truly sticking it to the end user. At least in my opinion. Peace and Love

  19. Man, good to see a new video! I was beginning to think you were gonna slowly dismember that xmas tree with the new knife and baton through the porch while blasting Wagner, but the sarcasm and jokes made up for that, well almost 🤣🤣🤣

  20. I don't believe it's real m390 or that its hardened properly you should send it to some random distant land like Antarctica to be tested by Swanson's knife factory (not just TV dinners anymore) and I think you enjoy demonstrating the pocket clip way too much. Otherwise a decent if not factually correct review

  21. That is a fine looking knife. As you were reviewing it though, something other than your dry but fairly well manicured hands started to stand out to me. Is it just me or does purple seem less purple than it used to be? When you brought out the comparison knives, it fully hit me. Those shades of purple used to be striking and outrageous. Now they just feel almost a let down. Do I require more striking, dare I say violent, purple as I age? Visually I like the QSP the best of your purple knives, but as I am realizing, I need more cow bell! Sorry, purple!!!
    AKB-IKC Member 3578

  22. A quick check showed no specific restrictions on purple-colored goods by the International Kosher Council. Also, those measurements were, in fact, interesting as hell.

  23. This guy comes back after posting a flashlight video with another video that has a Christmas tree in it at the end of January. The nerve! 😂

    Good stuff. This one looks like one I should look into. Thanks for showing it off.

  24. Whatever color of knife I choose I just want it to be able to blend to the forest floor so I can leave it for other campers. What can I say, I like to share.
    Only you can prevent lost knives. Lol

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