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Old 07-25-2011, 03:27 PM   #2416
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New tiny blade to the collection. Might find it a home as a backup in one of the prep bags or as a pocket carry for everyday, never tried a fixed blade as a daily carry, hmmmm
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:40 PM   #2417
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Guys, there are a phenominal number of name brand knives being sold on the GSA surplus auction site. So far everything is under a buck per piece (I'm sure there is a Buck knife pun in there somewhere). If anyone wants 30 of something, check it out: http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitsrh/
Edit: click on Hand Tools and Shop Equipment
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:10 PM   #2418
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You must be a 1%er of knife use then. I have had tactical knives with a liner lock for years, probably 15 or so years and put them through a lot of abuse and never had a failure. Sounds like you DO need a small fixed blade.
I, too, have been using liner lock knives for many years for all sorts of tasks. I have never had a failure of the knife or the lock mechanism. I'll admit that I don't hammer on the pommel of a folder in order to drive the blade point, nor would I baton a folder unless I really had no choice. I would expect that a good liner lock would hold up reasonably well for a while, but a fixed blade would obviously be far superior for this sort of usage.

I carry a folding knife all the time and a fixed blade when at all possible, (which generally is when I'm hiking, birding, camping, "in the field" sorts of activities, etc.). I do keep fixed blade knives in my car and on my motorcycle and always try to have one available should I need one. I just don't have a way of carrying one on my person all the time living in the city as I do. I do not consider a knife to be a weapon in all but the most dire of circumstances, as I carry a Kahr Arms PM9 for self defense. A knife is a tool first and foremost, though one could be lashed to a stick to create an effective hunting or self defense weapon, in a pinch.

If you need to carry an extremely tough knife 100% of the time, for that 1% of rough usage, then you need a fixed blade knife. Period.

Just curious, what are you planning on doing with your knife??? Maybe you should be looking at a small hatchet?
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:14 PM   #2419
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You must be a 1%er of knife use then. I have had tactical knives with a liner lock for years, probably 15 or so years and put them through a lot of abuse and never had a failure. Sounds like you DO need a small fixed blade.

That's kind of what I was thinking. I have quiet a few knives, both folders and fixed blades, and my Emerson Super 7 is a beast of a knife. I would have no qualms about using it in either a utility or a tactical situation.

Now that's out of the way, you can go with a frame lock knife or get one of the axis lock knives from Benchmade, which I like.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #2420
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New tiny blade to the collection. Might find it a home as a backup in one of the prep bags or as a pocket carry for everyday, never tried a fixed blade as a daily carry, hmmmm
Wazzat?
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #2421
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New tiny blade to the collection. Might find it a home as a backup in one of the prep bags or as a pocket carry for everyday, never tried a fixed blade as a daily carry, hmmmm
that's nice. i used to have a small fixie like that many years ago.

shopping the boker site right now.

damn you people are a bad influence.

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Wazzat?
http://www.boker.de/us/fixed-blade-k...e/02BO270.html

this one's nice too:

http://www.boker.de/us/fixed-blade-k...e/02BO268.html
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:53 PM   #2422
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that's nice. i used to have a small fixie like that many years ago.

shopping the boker site right now.

damn you people are a bad influence.



http://www.boker.de/us/fixed-blade-k...e/02BO270.html

this one's nice too:

http://www.boker.de/us/fixed-blade-k...e/02BO268.html
I found the first a little cheaper - but that second link red liners!


Screw it - I may have missed out on some nice gunz, but I think that one needs to come to Papa!!

edit to add: and AS - they haz bagz too...
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:21 PM   #2423
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I almost got the stag handle, but the price was just a bit more than I wanted to spend for basically a try and see blade. The sheath is nothing special and somewhat dangerous if you grab it to pull the knife out as you may EG yourself. But a swift tug and out it pops. Tied a wee bit of paracord on it and the extra tail made it more comfortable in my hand.
I really wanted the mini pry but that was too much $$ for me at the mo.


But if this blade works like it feels it would I may end up spending on my blade funds on boker this time around

Bags too! Shit god damn I am screwed!
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:20 AM   #2424
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I almost got the stag handle, but the price was just a bit more than I wanted to spend for basically a try and see blade. The sheath is nothing special and somewhat dangerous if you grab it to pull the knife out as you may EG yourself. But a swift tug and out it pops. Tied a wee bit of paracord on it and the extra tail made it more comfortable in my hand.
I really wanted the mini pry but that was too much $$ for me at the mo.

But if this blade works like it feels it would I may end up spending on my blade funds on boker this time around

Bags too! Shit god damn I am screwed!
yeah, great. now i have one headed my way as well.

and the stag handle does look great, but the way my knives get used that seemed like slightly more expensive overkill.

you guys are a pain in my ass, what with your "nice knife" and "cool watch" threads.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:24 AM   #2425
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yeah, great. now i have one headed my way as well.

and the stag handle does look great, but the way my knives get used that seemed like slightly more expensive overkill.

you guys are a pain in my ass, what with your "nice knife" and "cool watch" threads.

Yeah - but we got AS to do the "try and see" part at least...
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:31 AM   #2426
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Yeah - but we got AS to do the "try and see" part at least...
happy to feed my addiction as well as push the disease on you guys too
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:32 AM   #2427
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happy to feed my addiction as well as push the disease on you guys too
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:01 AM   #2428
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Thanks!
That hand is too big for the gnome, I would recommend the pry for you
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:14 PM   #2429
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I almost got the stag handle, but the price was just a bit more than I wanted to spend for basically a try and see blade. The sheath is nothing special and somewhat dangerous if you grab it to pull the knife out as you may EG yourself. But a swift tug and out it pops. Tied a wee bit of paracord on it and the extra tail made it more comfortable in my hand.
I really wanted the mini pry but that was too much $$ for me at the mo.


But if this blade works like it feels it would I may end up spending on my blade funds on boker this time around

Bags too! Shit god damn I am screwed!
linky to those Bokers please?
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If I might recommend a site

http://www.heinnie.com

UK based but great to browse ... experts in important things for chaps.
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