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Old 02-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #4261
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Knife selection for us who are left-handed is a bit of work as most assisted/auto/etc knives are set-up for right-handed people. I was very excited when I discovered Spyderco knives with the big hole. My Fred Flintstone fingers do not like the thumb stud style openers. Sadly, I lost it a while back. But Mrs. Squidward got me a Ken Onion Leek; yes, it's got a thumb stud but I never use it. It's every bit as a fast as the Benchmade and ambidextrous for us 'lefties'.

Since no one can have too many knives, What other brands of knives are you 'lefties' carrying?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:44 PM   #4262
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So, I have been scanning the internet searching for a new, better, friendlier knife.
Let's just cut right to the chase, and get yourself a Kershaw Skyline. It's a "normal" knife - no assisted opening, no uber-steels, no big knobby G10 handles, no serrations.

It's inexpensive, slim, light, has good steel, is hollow ground, comes sharp, is easy to sharpen, it has a "Carson Flipper" for easy single-handed opening, and the pocket clip can be oriented in 4 different directions to suit how you like to carry it -- or no clip at all, I suppose. And, I am pretty sure that it's made in USA.

And, it's handsome, IMHO.

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #4263
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Holy Smokes!!!

Just googled that knife! Very nice looking and glad you enjoy it! I thought I might need one but my pocket knife budget is closer to the Opinel range.

This thread already cost me over $100 this year for that darned Blackbird SK5.




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Old 02-08-2013, 10:06 PM   #4264
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Did you say Opinel?







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My eating knife.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:02 AM   #4265
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Yes, Opinel and that one looks excellent!

My latest desire/need/want/must have. That glass breaker pommel would have been handy a couple times. I know a Trooper who got a little excited and broke his hand on a window a while back. Of course I already carry a 2 dollar chipping hammer for such an occasion, just not on me.

Does anyone know if the standard plastic shielth that comes with this will hold this knife securely with the handle down and no other support?

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #4266
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Knife selection for us who are left-handed is a bit of work as most assisted/auto/etc knives are set-up for right-handed people. I was very excited when I discovered Spyderco knives with the big hole. My Fred Flintstone fingers do not like the thumb stud style openers. Sadly, I lost it a while back. But Mrs. Squidward got me a Ken Onion Leek; yes, it's got a thumb stud but I never use it. It's every bit as a fast as the Benchmade and ambidextrous for us 'lefties'.

Since no one can have too many knives, What other brands of knives are you 'lefties' carrying?
Another left-hander here - I got the bench made mini griptilian for that very reason. I really like the axis lock as it works well in either hand for me. Those leeks are nice too I remember trying one when I was shopping.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:14 AM   #4267
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My latest desire/need/want/must have. That glass breaker pommel would have been handy a couple times. I know a Trooper who got a little excited and broke his hand on a window a while back. Of course I already carry a 2 dollar chipping hammer for such an occasion, just not on me.

Does anyone know if the standard plastic shielth that comes with this will hold this knife securely with the handle down and no other support?


I own that very knife, and the answer is a resounding "yes".
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:43 AM   #4268
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I own that very knife, and the answer is a resounding "yes".
Agreed. I own that one as well and it's great.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #4269
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My latest desire/need/want/must have. That glass breaker pommel would have been handy a couple times. I know a Trooper who got a little excited and broke his hand on a window a while back. Of course I already carry a 2 dollar chipping hammer for such an occasion, just not on me.

Does anyone know if the standard plastic shielth that comes with this will hold this knife securely with the handle down and no other support?

what the ESEE stand for!?

I have a Ka-Bar BK14 with ESEE stamped in one side!

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #4270
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what the ESEE stand for!?

I have a Ka-Bar BK14 with ESEE stamped in one side!

Escuela de Supervivencia (Survival School in English) Escape and Evade



The BK14 is a kind of mix of the Becker Necker (blade part) and the ESEE Izula (handle part) made under license by Ka-Bar
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:19 PM   #4271
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Escuela de Supervivencia (Survival School in English) Escape and Evade



The BK14 is a kind of mix of the Becker Necker (blade part) and the ESEE Izula (handle part) made under license by Ka-Bar
Thanks.

why are the first two worth in Spanish and last two in English?

or the whole ESEE is in Spanish
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:39 PM   #4272
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Not exactly knives, but sharp edge related.

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Old 02-09-2013, 02:42 PM   #4273
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Just googled that knife! Very nice looking and glad you enjoy it! I thought I might need one but my pocket knife budget is closer to the Opinel range.
If you hit up Amazon, they have them from $39...
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #4274
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #4275
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Plane nerds. That's cool.
I'm curious about the wood that they use.



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Not exactly knives, but sharp edge related.

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