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Old 01-23-2013, 07:17 AM   #4216
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Just took this photo last night. This is LionSteel's "TiSpine". The handle is milled from a solid piece of titanium. Impressive!



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Old 01-23-2013, 07:19 AM   #4217
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This is from LionSteel's website:

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #4218
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Ah, I remember that model. I think it's a Model 68 -made in L.A. It was a popular low-cost (by Balisong standards) production knife. Even the rivets weren't filed on those. Came in both the weehawk and tanto blade.

I used to work knife shows for Balisong back around that time. When I say "work" I mean standing in a booth at knife shows flipping butterfly knives all day long. Back then there were a few good gun and knife shows in the L.A. area and Les De Asis would pay us to sell knives directly to the public. I ended up with a decent collection of knives such as yours, but also a beautiful handmade custom by Jody Sampson, who was working for Bali at the time. I remember Les and his wife Roberta as really nice people. Then these knives became illegal to sell in CA and Les moved his operation to Oregon and changed the name of the company to Benchmade. Those were some good times back then. I'll dig up the Sampson knife and post it here.
Funny story: I bought that knife when I was in the army. When I got out I was working in a bar and carried it in my messenger bag since I would come home late with gobs of cash on me. I was also doing contract legal research and had to go to the courthouse library to get something. Of course walking through the scanner I got busted for having a knife on me--an illegal knife. He asked where I got it, why I was there etc. Told me to go do what I had to do and see him when I was done. When I got back about 15 minutes later he handed me the knife back and told me to never carry it in the courthouse again. Its resided in my nightstand ever since.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #4219
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I like those fixed blades. Especially the Kabar one up. I'll have to follow up on that.
Ka-Bar are nice, but if you want a RAZOR sharp fixed blade I'd go with Knifes of Alaska. You can shave with there factory sharp!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:17 AM   #4220
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Ka-Bar are nice, but if you want a RAZOR sharp fixed blade I'd go with Knifes of Alaska. You can shave with there factory sharp!
Thanks. I don't think I would care for the finger grooves in the one posted, but I see from their web site that they offer others that don't have them. I also see that they like D2 and S30V at 59-61RC and an 18-20 degree bevel. I'm sure they're crazy sharp out of the box, but it makes me wonder how tough they are. The Kabar is 1095, tried and true.

I see you put your pics of the Kabar up on Amazon. Well done. User photos are so much better for a shopper.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:58 PM   #4221
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Just took this photo last night. This is LionSteel's "TiSpine". The handle is milled from a solid piece of titanium. Impressive!



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OK, now THIS is a gorgeous piece of art AND knife.


May I ask how much this kind of thing costs?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #4222
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Picked this up at WalMart - it is now my CostCo purchase dissasembly tool.


You have to play the video to get the full appreciation.
FTW!!1!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:06 AM   #4223
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OK, now THIS is a gorgeous piece of art AND knife.


May I ask how much this kind of thing costs?
Thanks!

I agree, it is a beautiful and very well made knife. The cost was typical for this level of quality at 290 (around $400US)
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:34 AM   #4224
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Just took this photo last night. This is LionSteel's "TiSpine". The handle is milled from a solid piece of titanium. Impressive!



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Old 01-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #4225
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Here is another photo from the same sitting. Think I like this one a little better:

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #4226
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Had some eBay bucks about to expire so I picked up a BK11. Provided this is good, I'll be getting the BK2 and BK9 as well. Unless someone thinks the Ontario RTAK II is worth the extra $20 and change. On the fence on that one.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:19 AM   #4227
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Had some eBay bucks about to expire so I picked up a BK11. Provided this is good, I'll be getting the BK2 and BK9 as well. Unless someone thinks the Ontario RTAK II is worth the extra $20 and change. On the fence on that one.

Unless you REALLY need a bottle opener I'd go with the BK14.

I bought the BK2 and return it the same day, the knife is HEAVY and IMO unnecessary thick.
Bought instead the BK17 (the BK16 had a drop point like the BK2), for me those are just perfect. in size and weight. Oh, and the shield is also SO MUCH better than the BK2.

Also had the BK7, no complains there, but the knife was just to big for me.. Otherwise beautiful knife.

my bk14


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Old 01-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #4228
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Becker sure gets a lot of love over on knifeforumns.com. I'm on the fence about the designs - they all look a little "tubby" to my eye.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:52 AM   #4229
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Here is another of A.T. Barr's Cape Fear model. This time with Devin Thomas' stainless damascus and a titanium framelock handle.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:52 AM   #4230
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I had the day off yesterday so for giggles I decided to spread out the collection and get a pic. My old Benchmade AFCK was in my pocket and missed out on the group photo.

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