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Old 03-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #4351
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Thinking about buying a SOG Twitch II serrated edge for EDC. http://www.amazon.com/SOG-Specialty-...witch+ii+twi98

Seems small and light enough for pocket carry. I haven't had an assisted opener before and figured I'd give it a try.

If anybody here has any comments or experience with this knife they'd like to share I'd appreciate it.
May be a little late, but this is my EDC. Only nonserrated. Awesome knife. I have two actually!
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:31 AM   #4352
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Nice tony, that is a sweet blade!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #4353
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #4354
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No, I forget that extra lock thing is on it until it gets accidentally locked somehow and I cant open it.
Second that. It's never a worry after having one ~6 months of carrying one everwhere.

So I bought the Twitch II to replace my lost Spyderco Delica, which I loved. While the SOG is also easy to live with it isn't nearly as sharp or (IMHO) tough as the Spyderco. I had two delicas over the years and never felt the need to sharpen either during their lives.

The Twitch is great for the money. It's well-made, and easy to open, and small enough that it's not going to put someone off at work (a concern in an office.)

I'm going to get another Spyderco, though. Not really a good-looking knife, and certainly not the most comfortable, but super easy to use one-handed and tough as nails.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #4355
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #4356
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2012 Schatt and Morgan File and Wire "Mountain Man". D2 steel, natural stag.
I have a couple S&M (Queen) knives. Both are identical except one has never been out of the box. The other (pictured here) is the one I carry once in a while that still looks brand new after ten years of ownership. The other one is for sale but I doubt I'll ever sell it for what it is WORTH. Limited edition 4 blade congress, F&W tested.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #4357
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I just picked up a new skinning knife. I don't think this one will get lost in the grass...

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #4358
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2012 Schatt and Morgan File and Wire "Mountain Man". D2 steel, natural stag.

To this laymen, can you explaine the file and wire test?
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To this laymen, can you explaine the file and wire test?
Yes.....
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #4360
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Yes.....
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Back before Rockwell hardness testing equipment came out, they tested some blades by using different grades of files to see what grade it would take to cut the blade, then they used different grades of wire to see which grade the blade would cut through. If the knife blade survived the tests to a degree, they were deemed file and wire tested.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #4362
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Back before Rockwell hardness testing equipment came out, they tested some blades by using different grades of files to see what grade it would take to cut the blade, then they used different grades of wire to see which grade the blade would cut through. If the knife blade survived the tests to a degree, they were deemed file and wire tested.

Thanks, I should have been able to guess that.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #4363
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Thanks, I should have been able to guess that.
That would have been a good guess, more like a brilliant deduction. It is more entailed than I liad out but that is the gist of it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #4364
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That would have been a good guess, more like a brilliant deduction. It is more entailed than I liad out but that is the gist of it.
No, more like falling off a rock!
File hard is a common term in the heat treating business.
Some parts are too intricate to hardness test, so a file is used. If the file slides across the part without digging in, the part is at least as hard as the file. Most files are 55HRC ( or so ).
Before hardness testing machines were common, hardness testing was done with a verity of items such as different types of stone and files of different certified hardness. The ability of the item to scratch the heat treated steel was the hardness test. The result was reported as an example " granite hard". If you ever run across one, the files can be identified by a Brinell indentation on the shank and the Brinell hardness number steel stamped beside the indentation.
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