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Old 07-28-2010, 08:33 PM   #811
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How bout a bow that fires bullets?
It's called a slingshot.

Another one of your threads that's going to involve me sending you money, I'm sure.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:06 AM   #812
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Closest store is three hours away. No online purchasing. Bummer.

I'll wait. It isn't critical.
If you end up needing one let me know and ill see if I can get one here and send it to you.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:23 PM   #813
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:15 AM   #814
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A poliwog followed me home...

Okay, so it's another Spyderco (I've lost track of how many I have, maybe 10?), this one a new Poliwog.


I like the Ball-Bearing Lock, for it's similarity to another favorite lock, Benchmade's Axis lock. This thing definitely fits the "little-big knife" concept to a tee. The blade isn't all that long, but damn the thing feels sturdy, and I haven't needed a longer blade yet since I've been carrying it, which is admittedly only a few days. VG-10, which the Native is also made of, seems to hold the edge rather well, even under my abuse.

Here's a shot of the Native for size comparo:


The only downside I've found so far is it's wide in the pocket.. As in EEEEE-go-get-custom-Birkenstocks wide. Not a huge issue yet, but could keep it from becoming a daily carry.

A little pricey, but aren't most good blades getting so? I paid $150 out the door. A bit more than the internet as I found it for as little as $100 but shipping, waiting, etc? Feh. I got instant gratification, my knife guy and I go way back, and I like supporting the locals when I can.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:05 PM   #815
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I have an itch for a new blade, what would you get if you wanted a camp/utility/survival type-ish knife. no folders for say $100?

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Old 08-29-2010, 10:09 PM   #816
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I have an itch for a new blade, what would you get if you wanted a camp/utility/survival type-ish knife. no folders for say $100?

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Old 08-29-2010, 10:11 PM   #817
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'Course if you wanna go old school survival/utility.

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Old 08-29-2010, 11:26 PM   #818
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I have an itch for a new blade, what would you get if you wanted a camp/utility/survival type-ish knife. no folders for say $100?

Try the fixed blade "for sale" section at bladeforums. Always something there for around $100.

I bought these two just before Christmas last year. Around $130 each at the time.
(I used the same pic back in post #477)


They were made by John Landi.
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:54 AM   #819
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I have an itch for a new blade, what would you get if you wanted a camp/utility/survival type-ish knife. no folders for say $100?

Fallkniven F1:



Or Eka W11, more trad, less tacticool:

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:52 AM   #820
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That W-11 is cool. I really like the lines and the understated design.
I started looking around for a seller and found a place that sells the blade only, with no handle. W-11 Blade
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:56 AM   #821
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sweet, nice suggestions so far! Well apart from the huge bowie thingy



I like the W11 blade, and I do have some fancy burled wood and mircata I could make the handle from. hmmmmm

time to get back into handle making perhaps.

Was looking at the RAT3 or 5 also.

damn now I went to that knife forum place, I try to stay away from those!!!!!


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Old 08-31-2010, 08:21 AM   #822
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POS. I have one, I'll send it to you for free just to get it out of my house.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:23 AM   #823
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POS. I have one, I'll send it to you for free just to get it out of my house.
Shit I'll take it.

Someone had posted it in here before and said they liked it.

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Old 08-31-2010, 10:02 AM   #824
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Was looking at the RAT3 or 5 also.
I just ordered the RAT4 from knife cutlery. Looks like a pretty sturdy knife and perfect size for camp work, survival, back packing and motocamping.



The RAT5 is also a good choice because you can get the survival sheath and pouches for it.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:33 AM   #825
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I just ordered the RAT4 from knife cutlery. Looks like a pretty sturdy knife and perfect size for camp work, survival, back packing and motocamping.



The RAT5 is also a good choice because you can get the survival sheath and pouches for it.
That was my thought too, I have a wonderful folding serrated blade that I take each time for cooking and some light camp use, but I want a sturdy beat up and knife that I can leave in the bags. The survival pack thingy is cool.
Better hide that from direwolf
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