This week on Spotlight Series we’re going to be checking out something pretty weird and wild, the QTRM5TR QTR-11 General Lee 2. This radical Hawk Knives design meets your expectations by subverting your expectations in the way that only Grant and Gavin Hawk can.
In the open or closed positions this looks like a pretty basic flipper, with a beefy, robotic design that fits within QTRM5TR’s established aesthetic. But check out this action. I’ll give you another look in slow motion. The whole chassis rocks with the opening and closing of the knife, taking on a different shape in each position.
The two easiest deployment options are going to be either the flipper or the external toggle version 3.0 at the rear. Both methods are super smooth thanks to the ORB pivot system. There are thumb studs present, but given all the moving parts at play they’re difficult to get safe use out of. While this is a one-handed opener it’s a two-handed closer, using the external toggle. When opening and closing you want to make sure to grip only this solid piece on the spine. Anything else is going to get you pinched. It takes a bit of getting used to on the first few opens, but it will soon become second nature.
Beyond the innovative design, QTRM5TR has not skimped on the overall construction of the knife. Handle is full titanium, and the blade is made from S35VN stainless steel, with all of it given a nice stonewash finish. The blade is a 3.5″ tanto with a healthy blood groove. Hand feel is pretty comfortable thanks to the large handle, and there’s plenty of jimping to support secure forward or reverse grips. Rounding out the features is a reversible, deep-carry titanium pocket clip.
All-in-all, the General Lee 2 from QTRM5TR is a really unique flipper, with a top-notch build quality making it much more than just a novelty. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com