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Old 07-15-2009, 06:12 PM   #196
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My very favorite knife.

Walter Brend Boker Tactical folder.
Light, smooth, well made and reasonably priced.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:22 PM   #197
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Lockeing bener/knife/opener/screw driver. Carry it all the time.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:24 PM   #198
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My very favorite knife.

Walter Brend Boker Tactical folder.
Light, smooth, well made and reasonably priced.
Ooohh, that's pretty.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:47 PM   #199
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To piggy back on Kace's highjack.

If I decide to go with new which would ya'll reccomend?

Gerber 3.7" Applegate with combo edge

Kershaw Blur with combo edge

CRK M-16 with combo blade.



Also, what do you guys prefer as an everyday method to sharpen your knives?

I've got a small whet stone that I'm alright with, but I wonder if there's a better, more consistent way to get a good edge.
I rocked a blur for awhile, and it was ok but seemed to lack much oomph on the assisted opening side of things. I know the M-16 is really popular as a tough, cheap blade but I tell ya what.

SOG Flash 1, seems to be a pretty good match to your criteria and it has the added function of a safety. Its easy to operate, can be ignored if ya dont like it but my big huge fear is that I'll be riding my bike, and biff and my knife will fly open and cut my kidney apart or carve open my thigh.

I have like two Sog flash 2s, and a pair of tridents.

Cant speak to the gerber, but the new gerber stuff doesnt seem to be worth much bother.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:02 PM   #200
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SOG Flash 1, seems to be a pretty good match to your criteria and it has the added function of a safety. Its easy to operate, can be ignored if ya dont like it but my big huge fear is that I'll be riding my bike, and biff and my knife will fly open and cut my kidney apart or carve open my thigh.
Ow.

Cool, I'll check it out.

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Cant speak to the gerber, but the new gerber stuff doesnt seem to be worth much bother.
Yes and no. I don't have a whole lot of experience with knives in general, but I've also heard a lot about the Gerbers that are made in China not holding an edge for very long. With my whet stone I could get my armor and the obsidian I had before it to close to a razorblade, but during a day of heavy box disassmbly it would wear down to mildly sharp. Depending on how much box cutting and other cutting I do with it the mildly sharp blade would stay that way for maybe a week or so if there was a lot (think spending 3-4 hours a day completely destroying 2-4 ply cardboard) of cutting every day, but if there was not much going on (maybe only a few boxes) it could last a month or more before it needed to be resharpened. The Armor blade seemed to last a little longer than the obsidian too.

Supposedly the higher dollar stuff that's actually made in America is just about as good as anything else on the market though.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #201
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Ow.

Cool, I'll check it out.



Yes and no. I don't have a whole lot of experience with knives in general, but I've also heard a lot about the Gerbers that are made in China not holding an edge for very long. With my whet stone I could get my armor and the obsidian I had before it to close to a razorblade, but during a day of heavy box disassmbly it would wear down to mildly sharp. Depending on how much box cutting and other cutting I do with it the mildly sharp blade would stay that way for maybe a week or so if there was a lot (think spending 3-4 hours a day completely destroying 2-4 ply cardboard) of cutting every day, but if there was not much going on (maybe only a few boxes) it could last a month or more before it needed to be resharpened. The Armor blade seemed to last a little longer than the obsidian too.

Supposedly the higher dollar stuff that's actually made in America is just about as good as anything else on the market though.
Sounds about right. I had a heresy air ranger I loooooved for years and years, and then a presidio. The Hersy was a really fantastic knife that died in a terrible encounter with an open grate on a local walking bridge. I got a new one of the same model, but man it was a whole different knife. It felt gritty and rough, didnt come with a good edge and would just not ever hold one no matter what. The Presidio thing I got after that was an ok knife, but it layed the point over and developed a huge burr on the first usage when opening beef jerky against an old wooden bench. I carried that for awhile, but it was really just not very impressive.

It had the same problem my blur did, they picked up gook, and then wouldnt lock open.

EDIT:Its not a presidio, I dont recall the name but its floating around here somewhere.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #202
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Ah, here we go!








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Old 07-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #203
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Is that a King Rat design?





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Old 07-15-2009, 10:38 PM   #204
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Kace: Benchmade 552



CPM S30V steel blade, very strong axis lock mechanism, one-handed opening, $118.

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:45 PM   #205
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Kace: Benchmade 552



CPM S30V steel blade, very strong axis lock mechanism, one-handed opening, $118.

thank me later
Assisted opening? How big, any other finish options? You got my attention.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:51 PM   #206
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not assisted, but the axis lock has an adjustable pivot so you can set the amount of resistance against opening. Very solid lock-up, much better than the liner lock on most assisted openers, just as quick to deploy, but less gadget value.

552 is the big version, 558 the smaller version.

Can get it with a black blade too, different handle colours, or [] partially serrated blade.

http://www.aeromedix.com/category-ex...ter_RSK_Knives
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:14 PM   #207
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or for less than $50, one-handed opening, many functions, the 2009 locking Victorinox Soldier [not to be confused with the older non-locking model]
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:43 AM   #208
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My last knife was one of these. I had a leather sheath made for it by Paul Long.

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:26 AM   #209
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Cool!

Let me look around a few days and make sure I didn't put it somewhere dumb.
let me know if you need it and we can get it on the way.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #210
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A few more of mine...

Bear and Sons Damascus 3 blade Stockman




Rainbow Leek...pretty!



GT Auto Prototype clip.



CRKT M16



And Big Ben III! A whopping inch long...



And the beautiful Case Silver Script Autumn Bone Seahorse whittler...one of my all time favs!

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