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Old 11-15-2011, 04:56 PM   #3001
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Beautiful knife. Something to carry in suit. Personally, I can't see myself ever owning another folder without some form of lock on the blade.

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:37 PM   #3002
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Uh.... not yet.

It's having growing pains. Update this weekend, hopefully, in public. Emergency power hammer time scheduled for Thursday.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:18 AM   #3003
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Yep, for $550.00, that's a deal.

He didn't say chinese made, so I just went with top of the line. And I have seen LNIB for sale around $375-$400. SMF too much then look at a ZT or Spyderco. Still great knives but only $200ish and solid!
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:28 AM   #3004
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There are plenty solid knives out there for under $100.

Paying more than $150 I like buying a $1500 1911. May have some fancy shit, but it's really not much better than a sub $1000 model.

My CRKT (which I just found) was $70 5 years ago and as rock solid as the day I got it and still super sharp.

I challenge anyone to find a $300+ folder in a similar category that is just as solid or more so and tell me it was worth the 400% increase in cost.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #3005
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:34 AM   #3006
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It's having growing pains. Update this weekend, hopefully, in public. Emergency power hammer time scheduled for Thursday.

I'm not worried.

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:05 AM   #3007
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I found another 90 dollar thing I NEED!

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Thanks for finding this one, Sniper.....now lets see if SWMBO can take the hint for Xmas.....
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:39 AM   #3008
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There are plenty solid knives out there for under $100.

Paying more than $150 I like buying a $1500 1911. May have some fancy shit, but it's really not much better than a sub $1000 model.

My CRKT (which I just found) was $70 5 years ago and as rock solid as the day I got it and still super sharp.

I challenge anyone to find a $300+ folder in a similar category that is just as solid or more so and tell me it was worth the 400% increase in cost.
Oddly enough we just had this discussion over on THR and no one could justify any working difference in a 100 dollar knife, and a 500 dollar knife. In fact, no one could even justify a working difference in a 60 dollar knife and a 300 dollar knife. However, I and all the others (oh and I used that same analogy but about a $3000.00 1911 as opposed to a $1000.00 one) agreed it is like owning a Rolex instead of a Casio watch, there is a difference in prestige and pride of ownership and if you have the money why not? And I am one who does own 500 dollar knives, (one like Rouge pictured) and some 300 dollar knives and a bunch of under 100 dollar knives, and what do I carry every day? A 60 dollar knife! Not only that, I have a few over $5000.00 watches and wear a under 500 dollar watch every day. And I carry a beater 1911 I built out of an RIA Tactical, not my Ted Yost $5000.00 wonder!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:41 AM   #3009
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Thanks for finding this one, Sniper.....now lets see if SWMBO can take the hint for Xmas.....
I showed my GF this last night and dropped the hint like and Atom Bomb! BTW, I am an acomplished knife and tool sharpener, and use to actually do it for a living. And I will love this thing and use it on every knife in the house that needs an edge. In fact, people up where I live have been buggin me to get geared up for opening a side business sharpening tools, saw blades, and knives and I might get a couple of these, and replace my metal polishing tools too and hang out my shingle!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #3010
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Oh my....If one has never tried a warncliff, they are truly missing out.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:50 AM   #3011
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come on chaps, this thread is about nice knives, not the dogshit-ugly tacticool ninja crap y'all are posting here at present.
If you are talking about the Warncliff attack, I can say they are one of the most all round useful blade designs I have ever used. And they are becoming very popular again. I can also say, there is a reason the tacticool look is so "IN" and so prolific, it is because it is what sells. Every time I go to Sportsmans to look at and handle knives, everyone there is buying what some would call a tactical knife. They are so practical usually. Sure the handmade nicer knives are nicer to look at and just as useable, but they are usually four or five times the cost of a dogshit ugly tacticool knife that works just as well. I am not biased against any knife as long as it works for what I got it for and is good enough quality to keep working.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:52 AM   #3012
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He didn't say chinese made, so I just went with top of the line. And I have seen LNIB for sale around $375-$400. SMF too much then look at a ZT or Spyderco. Still great knives but only $200ish and solid!
There are plenty of american made quality knives to carry for a non operator on a daily basis that cost well under 200 dollars, many under 100 dollars. SHoot, now even spyderco makes some nice folders with 440c and they cost under 100 dollars.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:53 AM   #3013
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Oh boy that's a beauty! And I love slip joints as well.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:27 AM   #3014
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Oh boy that's a beauty! And I love slip joints as well.
It is certainly pretty to look at but how useful is it? To address some of KingRats comments I have no use for and little interest in a knife like the above pictured slip joint. No blade lock, no pocket clip, no additional features to make it more usable. No way am I toting a knife like that in my pocket with keys, change, a phone, or other frequent pocket items. No way am I bringing that out to cut up a heavy cardboard box.

So it is good for sitting in a case on display on the desk?
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:10 AM   #3015
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Oddly enough we just had this discussion over on THR and no one could justify any working difference in a 100 dollar knife, and a 500 dollar knife. In fact, no one could even justify a working difference in a 60 dollar knife and a 300 dollar knife. However, I and all the others (oh and I used that same analogy but about a $3000.00 1911 as opposed to a $1000.00 one) agreed it is like owning a Rolex instead of a Casio watch, there is a difference in prestige and pride of ownership and if you have the money why not? And I am one who does own 500 dollar knives, (one like Rouge pictured) and some 300 dollar knives and a bunch of under 100 dollar knives, and what do I carry every day? A 60 dollar knife! Not only that, I have a few over $5000.00 watches and wear a under 500 dollar watch every day. And I carry a beater 1911 I built out of an RIA Tactical, not my Ted Yost $5000.00 wonder!
I too have a variety of knives, watches, guns etc ranging in value from cheap to quite spendy. Everything I buy is for using though (well maybe not my watches, I hate wearing a watch but still love nice ones). I can fully appreciate my very reasonable spydies even next to my not so reasonable custom Striders.

Get what you like, as long as it is quality. Be careful when shopping to make sure you do not buy a cheap knockoff, now if you'll excuse me I am off to put on my casio and grab my Strider Custom SLCC for taking on a MTB ride!
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