Any input about the B-stealth?

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Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:42 am

I find myself drawn to Frank Beltrame's B-stealth. Why?

a) CNC machining, resulting in tight tolerances and reduced blade play.
b) Excellent construction and plunge-lock BO/BC operation that is easy to use when motor coordination goes "out the window".
c) Spear-point blade that can be sharpened that is meant to be used.
d) Pocket clip for easy carry.
e) A flat profile that lends to "disappearing" in a pocket.
f) Solid metal construction lends to the knife's inherent strength (and long service life).

What's not to like?

Comments? Opinions?
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Tom19176 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:11 am

Well made knife for sure.......Was sold for as low as $35 when they came out from Stu711.......

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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby sammy the blade » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:40 am

Wonder what the cost for one is now
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm

About 105 Euro's ($130.13) as of 3/13/2018.
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby gravknife » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:27 pm

I like the B-Stealth knives Scott.

Don't know about about the build quality but they look almost military and quite sturdily built .
Whippersnapper sold a green one here a while back and I wish i would have got it.

I think they will only rise in value in years to come as they are different to the norm .

Hope your well mate

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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:37 am

I am quite well, Ian. Thanks for asking.

The aluminum handle is horizontally jigged for attaining good purchase on them. I view them as an 8" (20 cm) knife with a spear-point blade that will function well as a medium-duty knife. There's no doubt that Frank Beltrame produces a quality product. I can't see any real drawbacks to the unit as a serviceable knife on the street and in the field (for example: fishing, small game). The torque spring provides for positive opening, and the stainless blade resists both rust and stains.

I would like to see more of these on the market as they are both collectible and useable knives.

These are but another product of Frank Beltrame's genius.
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby sammy the blade » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:46 am

Fishtail Picklock wrote:About 105 Euro's ($130.13) as of 3/13/2018.


Not worth anywhere near that much money! I've had one for quite awhile, don't remember what I paid for it.
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Straydog 5247 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:32 pm

I received a B-stealth from Sammy ( da blade) many years ago , it's been my EDC
ever since....Very functional knife ! :D

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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby sammy the blade » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:47 pm

I thought you wore that out, you still using it?
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Straydog 5247 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:14 pm

sammy the blade wrote:I thought you wore that out, you still using it?

:D ....Sure am Sammy !...had to replace two coil springs and numerous screws , and
The finish is pretty much worn off from years in my blue jeans, but she still works fine !
thanks again Sammy

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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:02 am

On Frank Beltrame's website they're selling for $41.90 + shipping from Italy. (Black handle stone wash style finish).
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby sammy the blade » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:13 am

Lot better than $105 in your original post!
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:44 am

Sammy: Three knives is the outfit charging 105 Euros ($130.13). + shipping.
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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby gravknife » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:42 am

I would love a B-stealth but I can't understand why they are 105 euros on 3knives yet only 41dollars on the FrankB webpage.
Is it the new handle design that rises the price ?
Also are the older normal styles still available for 41 dollars to buy now?
That sounds reasonable

Can someone clarify and let me know
You have got me looking at these now Scott....bad influence you American knife collectors :)

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Re: Any input about the B-stealth?

Postby Straydog 5247 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:55 pm

gravknife wrote:I would love a B-stealth
....bad influence you American knife collectors :)

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:twisted: ....LOL

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