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Noks Biker
on: August 18, 2008, 12:54:17 AM
Manufactured in Russia by the Noks Knife company, the Biker model has a look and feel unlike any other multitool on the market today. With a simple solid build and just the basic functions - a format consistent with other products of Russian origin - the Biker has a certain ruggedness about it that is reminiscent of a bygone era.



Upon handling a Biker for the first time, the first thing one notices is how thin it is. Barely 9mm (3/8") from side to side it feels more like a single blade knife in the hand than a multi function device. See photos below, alongside a Leatherman Skeletool and a PST. Length and width are typical of other plier-type tools.







This thin profile makes the Biker an absolute dream to carry. Slipped into my back pocket I hardly even know its there. (and neither does anyone else, which can be a good thing) On the downside, squeezing hard on the pliers causes a certain discomfort to the palm of my hand. There are pros and cons, but I'll take thin over thick any day.


PLIERS:



Speaking of pliers, they are about the same size (length) on a Biker as most other full sized multitools. The thin profile mentioned earlier allows them to reach into tight areas normally considered needlenose-only territory.




KNIFE BLADE:



The knife blade has a plain edge profile, a liner lock, and a thumb stud for one-hand opening. It is a simple, business-like arrangement that gets the job done. No serrations, no S30V, no blood grooves. My only critique would be that the thumb stud is placed too close to the pivot, making it difficult at first to get the blade open. I would expect this to improve with use.


close up of the liner lock, fully engaged

 
SCREWDRIVERS:



The phillips screwdriver is machined onto the end of an arm, which gives it a reasonable reach. Handy when dealing with recessed screws. The pliers have to be opened first in order to access the phillips, not unlike many other multitools past and present. Squeezing the plier handles during use prevents the phillips from folding back up.



A flathead screwdriver profile is ground onto the end of the can opener, Swiss Army Knife style. It works okay, as long as the screw head is flush to a surface. Not really a concern given how few flathead screws one encounters these days.




AWL



As a connoisseur of fine awls, I must say that this one ranks among the very best. Made of thin sheet metal so it penetrates well, yet folded into a right angle for strength, and ground to a needle tip, it would make a fine sewing awl for leather or other tough fabric. This thing is great. And the way it wraps around the plier handle made me almost not realize it was there.








SHEATH



Ooooh, I nearly forgot to mention the nice sheath mine came in. Its made of heavy leather panels sewn together with fine stiches, and a big snap closure. Just the way I like 'em. :)



I'm not sure if all Noks tools come with a sheath, or if mine was just the result of some hard bargaining by my Finnish negotiator. :D

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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 01:26:24 AM
u see now why i ordered myself one immediately i got yours down here :D

its sooooooo awesome user.

and im pretty taken for the reason that u seem to dig it too :cheers:

another ones are on progress ;)


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 01:40:51 AM
Very neat tool! :o I'd love to play with one of those for sure!


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 01:42:02 AM
would u ??? >:D


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 02:29:13 AM
I like it!  :D

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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 03:28:56 AM
Interesting tool/design...even though it takes up almost no space, it looks like all the impliments are "full sized"...especially that awl! :o

EDIT:
Have you tried the wire cutter section yet?

EDITII:
How much did this thing cost? and are there any other designs by this company?  I can't find any pics on the link, it's all Russian to me!...Literally!
« Last Edit: August 18, 2008, 03:31:39 AM by Corrugated »
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 04:34:22 AM
 I like the looks of it,no frills,no  fuss.Paired with a Vic Locksmith,and you'd have a potent combo.
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 07:14:19 AM
... want! More information please!
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 11:01:11 AM
That looks like a brillianly simple, no nonsence tool :), I could easily pair one of those up with a Farmer :)

Great review and picture's as ever Bob :)
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #9 on: August 18, 2008, 08:48:09 PM
Looks pretty impressive.  :)
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 01:02:51 AM
The pivot of that knife blade looks like with a little ingenuity you could attach a pocket clip there.
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 01:27:07 AM

That really is thin. I like that.
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 02:57:09 AM
Yeah, I really like it too. :) Not because its better than all the other tools - cause it isn't - but because its different from all the other tools. I like being different.  >:D


The pocket clip idea is a good one Corrugated. The thinness of the tool makes it a natural for clipping.  :)


As regards other Noks multitools:



They do make others. 8)

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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #13 on: August 19, 2008, 03:02:11 AM
 :o

Is that a big one handed SAW?

I'd like to see these tools here in some American webshops...probably cost an arm and a leg though.
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #14 on: August 19, 2008, 03:04:22 AM
A big left handed saw... I like that one!  It reminds me of the illegitimate offspring of a Wenger SwissGrip and the Paul Chen Multitasker!

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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #15 on: August 19, 2008, 10:25:28 AM
Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #16 on: August 19, 2008, 11:36:25 AM
Yeah, I really like it too. :) Not because its better than all the other tools - cause it isn't - but because its different from all the other tools. I like being different.  >:D


The pocket clip idea is a good one Corrugated. The thinness of the tool makes it a natural for clipping.  :)


As regards other Noks multitools:

(Image removed from quote.)

They do make others. 8)




so how many wants that :D


no,ive pre ordered one of these and well see how it goes.

it sure looks nice.


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #17 on: August 19, 2008, 12:37:05 PM
I'll bet the price tag is pretty hefty too...   ::)

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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #18 on: August 20, 2008, 12:28:13 AM
Yea what's the price range in dollars on these things?
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #19 on: August 20, 2008, 01:37:57 AM
well i know but its up to j-sews to tell if he wants to ;).


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #20 on: August 20, 2008, 01:48:26 AM
Alright...the suspense is killing me I think :think:
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #21 on: August 20, 2008, 01:51:01 AM
Suspension u meant? :D
thats a killer.

well i have to say its very pricey compared to most multis.


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #22 on: August 20, 2008, 04:25:34 AM
Yeah, its around $150, plus shipping from halfway around the planet. :-\

But oh well, I would have just wasted the money on frivolous things otherwise. (like food) :P :D
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #23 on: August 20, 2008, 04:29:01 AM
Ehhhhhhhhh, I think I'll stick with what's offered here then.  :o


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #24 on: August 20, 2008, 04:36:21 AM
ack!

Interesting tool, but damn..kinda on the expensive side of the spectrum :D
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #25 on: August 20, 2008, 04:37:25 AM
Agreed, I don't think Leatherman has to worry about losing market share to these guys. ;)
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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #26 on: August 20, 2008, 04:52:22 AM
For those with the money I wish I had, I found some Noks at http://swat-team.fi/index.php?lang=en


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Re: Noks Biker
Reply #27 on: August 20, 2008, 10:32:08 AM
Guess you pay for what you get, purtty thing sure cost very much  :)
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