Some stereotypes can be helpful when you need to make a quick judgment and don’t have enough time to research and sort things out. But, you know, many of these so-called positive stereotypes are actually harmful and can lead you to a wrong decision or loss of a good bargain. That’s why we’ve taken some time to introduce you to QSP.
Why Consider QSP Knives
QSP is a Chinese manufacturer of knives and cutlery, in business since the early 2000s. The company started as an Original Equipment & Design Manufacturer (OEM/ODM), but in 2017, it decided to continue as an independent brand. According to the company, QSP stands for Quality, Service, and Price, and no other words describe its values better. High quality is achieved through experience, advanced machinery, and thorough quality control. So competitive prices are explained by lower cost performance compared to the US and not by lower quality.
QSP Penguin & Other Models
At GRITR Outdoors, you’ll find numerous QSP knife models for any task. Outdoors people particularly appreciate pocket knives with folding blades because they make a great EDC, handy camping gear, and compact hunting knife.
The QSP Penguin pocket knife is the most popular design. The Penguin Mini has a blade length of 2.25 inches, a blade thickness of 3.0mm, and an overall length of 5.50 inches. The blade is made of 14C28N steel and has a hardness index of 59-61, which means it stays sharp longer and can get a finer edge but is harder to sharpen. The Penguin Plus is a larger knife with a 20CV steel blade that boasts superior edge retention and corrosion resistance, but sharpening can give you a rough time. That’s why consider taking your knife to a professional sharpener or buying high-quality sharpening tools. Both knife designs feature a ceramic ball bearing. Also, consider the QSP Penguin D2 Liner-Lock knife if you want a golden mean.
If you want a super-compact folding knife, consider the QSP Hamster series with a blade length of 2 inches. Larger knives include the QSP Osprey folding style, the QSP Parrot with a copper washer resistant to low temperatures, oxidation, and wear, and the QSP Bison fixed-blade knives. The latter is made of D2 stainless steel with excellent edge retention quality.