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Old 06-16-2011, 06:49 AM   #2251
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Might have to set something up, if they keep blocking the cool sites

you are right, didn't think I would need a big knife at the beach
Not necessarily a big knife. Just one that locks!

I try to keep blade length under 3" This is my current object of lust:

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:35 PM   #2252
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Al Mar Ultralight Hawk

I've been carrying this little beauty the last few weeks. Lightweight, 3" talon blade breathtakingly sharp right out of the box, Micarta scales, beautiful fit and finish, solid lock. Touches up really nicely with a couple of pulls through the ceramic sharpener. I've got my eye on another Al Mar EDC with cocobolo scales. Al Mar was a legend back in the day, and it's great to see his vision continues after he's gone.

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Old 06-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #2253
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Not necessarily a big knife. Just one that locks!

I try to keep blade length under 3" This is my current object of lust:

William Henry's are sweetness!!
I have one that I bought several years ago. Paid about $80 at a knife shop on Pier 39 in San Francisco. WH's prices have climbed considerably since then. They consider a $375 knife to be EDC. Here's mine:




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Old 06-17-2011, 06:49 AM   #2254
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William Henry's are sweetness!!
I have one that I bought several years ago. Paid about $80 at a knife shop on Pier 39 in San Francisco. WH's prices have climbed considerably since then. They consider a $375 knife to be EDC. Here's mine:
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...n/IMG_0719.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...n/IMG_0720.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...n/IMG_0726.jpg
That is a beauty and at $80, a steal!
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #2255
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Some really wonderful knives.. the lines of that WH are pretty nice.
I have about twelve untouched Al Mar's left and gave away about eight. Won them years ago shooting. They're engraved/personalized so I either give them away or don't use them.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:34 AM   #2256
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One of my beloved slip joints

Schatt & Morgan (Queen Cutlery) File and Wire Tested 4 blade Congress.





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Old 06-17-2011, 09:35 AM   #2257
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Any one (but Smithy) know what file and wire tested means? I do!
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #2258
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Any one (but Smithy) know what file and wire tested means? I do!
An ironclad restraining order?
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:03 AM   #2259
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An ironclad restraining order?
Good one!
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #2260
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Any one (but Smithy) know what file and wire tested means? I do!

Took electrodes to it's more delicate parts and raked a file across it's joints and it still wouldn't talk?
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #2261
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #2262
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Any one (but Smithy) know what file and wire tested means? I do!
I think wire testing is laying the cutting edge on a wire and applying lateral force, to see if the edge either cracks (too hard) or bends (too soft). An indication of heat treating success.

Not positive, but I think file testing is done after quenching to verify hardness has been achieved.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:19 PM   #2263
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Yeah - if a file, which is very hard, skates across the edge (instead of cutting), then the blade is hard. If it is pressed sideways against a wire or small diameter rod, the edge should deform slightly but return to straight - not crack or take a set.

It is an indication of proper heat treatment, and is common for most custom knifemakers to do - we just don't etch the blade with the "sizzle" most of the time.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #2264
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Just picked up this Benchmade 707SBK Sequel
It's smaller than it looks in these pics, a really nice size for a daily carry



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Old 06-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #2265
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