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Old 01-01-2013, 09:44 PM   #4111
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The ESSE was going to be my first choice but I got such a good deal on the RAT that I bought it and a Case Trapper to replace the one I lost.

The Junglas might be my next fixed blade knife.
I bought the Esse 3 to replace the 4 that I lost. (sickening feeling) I didn't get the same one just in case I found the 4 again. Well happily eight months later I found it and I'm kind of glad that I planned ahead.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #4112
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Just got this in the mail. seems like a nice knife for the money at $60 . I, m not crazy about the sheath and may try to find or make a leather one.

I've had one for about a year and the sheath, although cheap feeling, is well made for a plastic sheath. Mine has held up fine attached to my BOB for the year I have had it and I swap it between that and carry duty often. The knife is great, the sheath has not gotten loose or changed in any way since I got it. A nice leather sheath would be cool for this nice little knife though!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:49 AM   #4113
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A custom Emerson "Gentlman Jim" with green micarta scales and titanium liners and bolsters:

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #4114
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I've got to ask, Dale: are you the photographer? Those are all excellent shots of your knives.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #4115
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Thanks, yes. I insist on taking a good "artsy" photo of each knife before it rotates into pocket duty. I also keep a "file photo" of each against a white paper background for insurance purposes. In fact, later today I plan today to update the file with my latest acquisitions.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:20 AM   #4116
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Couple of new ones here, though I hate to post these crappy cell phone pics after seeing some of the ones above!











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Old 01-03-2013, 08:10 AM   #4117
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Well, I was pretty bummed when I lost one of these on my 'round the country trip



A Spyderco sprint run Paramilitary2 with gray G10 handles and Carpenter's CTS 20CP steel. A great knife, nice size with great edge retention and a ergonomically easy to operate lock. Really, the first knife I've lost, ever. I still have the first Spydie I bought, 30 years ago.

So, off to my favorite purveyor, and found another sprint run Para2, with brown G10 and CPM S35VN steel.

I'm out the $ of course, but I had gotten really attached to that Para2 that I lost. I figured I'd just grab another Para2 with the black scales, but when I saw the brown version, I was all in the store! I've got enough black knives- a bit of color is nice.

As for the steel, I was impressed with the earlier alloy, CTS 20CP. I probably will not notice a huge improvement over that, but what the heck.
I'm really sorry to hear that you lost your Para2. I also have a Para2 that I just love. Mine is a standard run with G10 handle and a black combo blade. I'm glad that you picked up a cool replacement! I also have my original Spyderco. It's a Delica that I found at a Mardi Gras parade over 20 years ago.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #4118
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Question for the experts...

I seem to be on a loosing streak. Loosing daily carry knives. I have some nice knives, but can't justify an expensive daily. Can you guys recommend something under maybe $40, preferably with a clip, with a blade around 3".
The handle on my cheap Smith & Wesson broke. Guess it was too cheap. I can't remember which brand was preferred, but it was Spyderco or Benchmade.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #4119
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With that description, I'd go with a Spyderco Delica, but it will likely be a bit above $40. If that's a hard limit, try the Tenacious.

http://newgraham.com/store/product/4...us-PE-SC122GP/

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #4121
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Put a $500 knife in your pocket. I guarantee you'll never lose it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #4122
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Yea, a $500 knife I'd be afraid to use.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:34 AM   #4123
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With that description, I'd go with a Spyderco Delica, but it will likely be a bit above $40. If that's a hard limit, try the Tenacious.

http://newgraham.com/store/product/4...us-PE-SC122GP/

Very nice look to it, thanks. Never heard of it, but that's why I'm here.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #4124
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Yea, a $500 knife I'd be afraid to use.
Nah, get one of these:



Chris Reeves Sebenza. As hard a worker as you could ask for and at $410 you damned sure are going to know where it is at all times. I naturally pat my right pocket now to make sure my knife is there. Don't even notice I'm doing it most of the time - at least until the pat reveals no knife.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #4125
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It depends on what your priorities are. I'm personally, not into "tactical" knives. I like a classic blade shape that isn't too bulky, stays sharp, and is easy to sharpen.

If you don't mind a slow-opening, manually-locking blade, and want to feel like landed French gentry, get an Opinel. They offer a pretty wide variety of styles and both carbon and stainless steel blades. Starting at $20 for the plain handle and carbon steel blade. Lots of great blade value for "disposable" blade money.

http://www.opinel-usa.com/

If you want a slim, locking folder with G10 handles, I've been very very pleased with my Kershaw Skyline, which is Made-In-USA. Be aware that some of their products are Made-in-China, and have inferior blade metallurgy. The MSRP is $79, but street price is under $45. Unfortunately, like a number of MFGs, their site is not forthcoming about which products are off-shore.

http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/skyline
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