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Old 09-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #3661
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obviously it doesnt or they wouldnt be so popular and the feature wouldnt have been around for years, but you wouldve thought that big hole throught the thickest part of the blade would weaken spyderco's a lot?
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #3662
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obviously it doesnt or they wouldnt be so popular and the feature wouldnt have been around for years, but you wouldve thought that big hole throught the thickest part of the blade would weaken spyderco's a lot?

It's pocket knife, not a prybar.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #3663
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Not as nice as some, but they work for me.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #3664
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Not as nice as some, but they work for me.

I think that the Kershaw Blackout is one of the 'best knives no one ever heard of'! I am on my second, it doesn't get as much use since autos became legal here, I hardly went anywhere without it up until that point.


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Old 09-30-2012, 02:14 PM   #3665
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my EDC, custom one off damascus folder with titanium boosters by the late Polythress, former pres Georgia knife makers guild. most blades this grade are safe queens. not me, my take is a blade is next to worthless if it cannot be carried and used.

lots of one off, custom fixed blades out there. but very few one-off custom folders. simply too much work to be cost effective making one-off folders.

note the scratches on titanium clip. pic is several years old.. this Damascus folder has got lots more wear now...






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Old 09-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #3666
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Not as nice as some, but they work for me.
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I think that the Kershaw Blackout is one of the 'best knives no one ever heard of'! I am on my second, it doesn't get as much use since autos became legal here, I hardly went anywhere without it up until that point.


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M16-13Z ...very nice knife IMHO. I have a nice Benchmade auto knife that is slower to open than the CRKT. love that "Carson Flipper".

The CRKT holds an edge pretty good too - OP is yours made in Taiwan? ...not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #3667
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I finally picked up an ESEE Izula recently. It seems like a great, all around knife. I'd like to get some handle scales for it though.
My two favorite knives I own Izula and my Hest dpx original ...
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #3668
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Two more axes.....

Here's my latest Gransfors Bruks, got it a several months ago. I took it in my tank-bag on a 1500 mile four day moto trip with a couple of guys in June and actually used it to produce kindling. We were not camping, it was a credit-card ride, staying in nice hotels but in a rustic cabin one night which had a wood stove, but nothing small to start a fire with. As they were scratching their heads, I produced the diminutive axe and they were amazed.



I put it next to a Gransfors American felling axe. I got the big one about 4 years back and have used it some. No, I don't fell much but have some land and did take out several small dead pines with it. When I ordered the axe the woman on the line asked me if I wanted a 31" or 35" handle. I did not know, so she asked my height. I told her I was 6'2", so she suggested the longer handle and I went with that. Great axes, both of them.



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Old 10-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #3669
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No pictures as I am at work. I recently got a Grantors "small forest axe" very nice tool, so sharp it cut the sheath in the post! A few days after it arrived i was cleaning up in the tool shed and came across my fathers old felling/splitting/all purpose axe, which is at least 50 years in the family, yep its a Granfors, probably an American Felling axe to look at it.
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No pictures as I am at work. I recently got a Grantors "small forest axe" very nice tool, so sharp it cut the sheath in the post! A few days after it arrived i was cleaning up in the tool shed and came across my fathers old felling/splitting/all purpose axe, which is at least 50 years in the family, yep its a Granfors, probably an American Felling axe to look at it.
That's interesting. I don't recall ever seeing a Gransfors axe until about 10-12 years ago. I know the company has been around forever, but don't know when they started selling their stuff in this country. Cool that you have one that's over 50 years old.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #3671
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my EDC, custom one off damascus folder with titanium boosters by the late Polythress, former pres Georgia knife makers guild. most blades this grade are safe queens. not me, my take is a blade is next to worthless if it cannot be carried and used.

lots of one off, custom fixed blades out there. but very few one-off custom folders. simply too much work to be cost effective making one-off folders.

note the scratches on titanium clip. pic is several years old.. this Damascus folder has got lots more wear now...







I love this. Dimensions?
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:05 PM   #3672
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^^^ I was about to quote that and ^^^
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:40 AM   #3673
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In keeping with the Scandinavian theme of the Gransfors axes, here are some knives I picked on a few trips to Sweden. All came ridiculously sharp.

The first is a nice little knife with a pretty part wood sheath. The handle is wood with bone, the blade is unpolished on top.



The next is a Frost's of Sweden with a very nice wood handle, olive maybe?



The next has what looks like a birch handle.



The last is Finnish made, I was told it's a fighting knife, complete with blood groove. The handle is stacked birch bark.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #3674
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The last is Finnish made, I was told it's a fighting knife, complete with blood groove. The handle is stacked birch bark.


I would think a fighting knife would have some sort of guard?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #3675
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More of a shank with a plug
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