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Old 01-04-2013, 08:23 AM   #4141
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Yea, a $500 knife I'd be afraid to use.
I had a 600 dollar auto knife once. I never carried it for two reasons. First because I was afraid to loose it, and second because it was slow compared to how quickly i can get a non auto open. It was given to me as a present or I never would have spent good used 1911 money on a knife. Especially a auto opener which was so slow.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #4142
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Those Bucks weigh a ton. I don't think it'd work in a pocket for me. I got rid of all my "tactical" folders and went back to traditional. I carry a Victorinox SAK, Case Sodbuster, Case Trapper, or Russel stag "Barlow". Then I augment with a 3-5" fixed bladed knife either on belt or stuck in the right-side leg pocket of carpenter's pants.

Motomantra - Good story about Gerber. I used to collect them when they were USA made.
As much as I love the Folding Hunter (Buck Model 110) it is a heave beast and slow to open. I have had many, but none now. I also (usually) carry a slip joint as well as a tactical folder too. Usually it is either a Case Seahorse Whittler, or a Vic Swiss Army knife. I think they call mine the tinker.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #4143
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I don't have much use for autos either. The "gadget factor" is cool but, as you say, there is nothing particularly quick about them and not worth the hassle (prohibited).
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #4144
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #4145
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[QUOTE=Motomantra;20386486]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".


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Old 01-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #4146
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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".


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I'm on my second 5.11. First one fell out of a pocket somewhere at work. Cheap enough that I really don't care.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #4147
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I want this knife! Too bad they have stopped taking orders at the moment!
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:47 AM   #4148
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Beautiful..I liked the leather almost as much as the steel.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #4149
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Beautiful..I liked the leather almost as much as the steel.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #4150
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The videos of John's work are about as good as the work itself. Nothing terribly special about the damascus, it's well-executed and clean, but damn that video makes it look sexy. Pulls out all the romantic stops to the craft.

To my knowledge, they've never been a high-volume shop, though, so why all the advertising effort if they're not putting out any quantity has confused me. He's never answered that question on the Bladesmith Forum either.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:03 PM   #4151
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The videos of John's work are about as good as the work itself. Nothing terribly special about the damascus, it's well-executed and clean, but damn that video makes it look sexy. Pulls out all the romantic stops to the craft.

To my knowledge, they've never been a high-volume shop, though, so why all the advertising effort if they're not putting out any quantity has confused me. He's never answered that question on the Bladesmith Forum either.

More demand for higher prices and to create a buzz about his brand? Sames as all advertisement I'd guess.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #4152
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perhaps just another creative outlet, taking pride in the work?
guess it should always be about money though to be worthy
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #4153
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perhaps just another creative outlet, taking pride in the work?
guess it should always be about money though to be worthy
Not what I meant, but I've suffered under excessive demand to the time I have to make stuff. Unless he can keep up, it's more of a bother than a blessing to have people always knocking on your door... at least that's the way I feel about it.

If that's his full-time job, maybe it's a different story. Regardless, he does good work, I'd love to own just about anything he makes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 AM   #4154
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Not what I meant, but I've suffered under excessive demand to the time I have to make stuff. Unless he can keep up, it's more of a bother than a blessing to have people always knocking on your door... at least that's the way I feel about it.

If that's his full-time job, maybe it's a different story. Regardless, he does good work, I'd love to own just about anything he makes.
Bingo! When I first started I dealt with customers one on one (all phone). I would average 7-8 hours on the phone
Over and over I would hear "must be nice"..no not really. Steady..now that would be nice!
Its what separates people that can be successfully self employed...and those that want to be self employed.
I went to his site, all of his stuff is under priced IMO. I would have ordered a knife but he has suspended ordering at this time
I imagine that he is first inline wondering why he did that video
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:33 AM   #4155
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I'm not usually a big fan of knives with liner locks but that is so pretty I might have to get one
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