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Old 06-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #2251
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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   #2252
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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   #2253
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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   #2254
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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   #2255
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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   #2256
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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, 10:03 AM   #2257
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An ironclad restraining order?
Good one!
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #2258
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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   #2259
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #2260
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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   #2261
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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   #2262
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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   #2263
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:42 PM   #2264
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Father's day-
Original 1983 War album in good shape; Don't know much about the knife, wife got it at a summer festival from an Idahoan "maker"- Doug Leatham, looks like he does mostly flint glass/antler stuff, also damascus knives (kits?). Knife is hefty, edge is fair, wood is stunning (spaulted maple).





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Old 06-20-2011, 01:14 PM   #2265
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And what happens when you start following knife threads on the internet...

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