Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Here's my latest. I saw this at a gun show recently and was impressed by the build quality, heft, fit and finish, and the blade steel, so I picked it up online later at Dave's. Spyderco's Butch Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder.

    Scales are finely polished black G-10, and the handle has stainless steel bolsters and liners, with a liner lock. Spyderco calls the blade a modified Tanto design, and it's in CPM S30V steel. The blade is a full 5/32" thick, and still 1/8" thick up to within 3/8ths of an inch of the point. This is a substantial blade. Hollow-ground across the working edge, with a convex-ground tip for strength. Blade length is 3 5/8", and overall, the knife is 8 3/4" long. Folded, the knife is an even 5" long, with a handle 11/16" thick. Weight is a hefty and no-nonsense 6.3oz.

    Action is smooth as butter, and opening is easy using Butch's opening post or Spyderco's characteristic hole, and the blade, of course, is shaving-sharp right out of the box. The handle is drilled and tapped for the clip to allow tip-up or tip-down carry, either right or left-handed. Interestingly, I think the knife would have had a cleaner design had Butch not had to accommodate the "Spyderco hole," but everything from Spyderco's gotta have the hole...

    It's almost too nice a knife to use as an everyday hard-working knife! I'll keep my Benchmade CQC7 and Spyderco Millie for that duty. But this makes an impressive - and absolutely functional - gentleman's knife.

    I like it!

    WA.

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  2. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Finally a Spyderco that looks good.
  3. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    +1

    They are a little too "tacti-cool" for my tastes. And I have no love for serrated edges, which Spyderco seems to enjoy.
  4. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Some are, true. I mentioned my Spyderco Millie above - I love that knife for its utility, S30V blade, and it's a very lightweight design for a four-inch-blade folder.

    WA.
  5. AngryScot

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    the lionspy? if it is that one, it is pretty cool, nice with no serrations
  6. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    You should have called. I'd have dropped off a loaner!

    My question was more of a why do we have a "Got a nice knife" thread and a "Knife you carry thread:... Figured you must not be allowed to carry a nice knife :huh

    And it's ROGUE dammit :deal :wink: :lol3
  7. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    I did the same thing to my Pro-tech and was sick about it. The other day I went to favorite gun store and saw a sign for knife sharpening. I showed the knife to the tech and he said he would try to fix it. I'm thrilled that he did and it's never been so sharp. All I know is that he used a belt sander and did a great job.
  8. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I've had one of these for thirty years, they've quadrupled in price and added a goofy plate on the side. Not the best for knife making, but a pretty nice machine.

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  9. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    ordered a Mora 546 today ... I hope this thing can be a good all arounder..if it is as great as what people say I think I will order a few


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  10. Cigar

    Cigar Been here awhile

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    RE. Mora I have spent way more and gotten less.

    Love The value and quality of the Mora.
  11. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    sounds good to me :clap and can find them for $12 shipped to your door all day long.. I haven't even got it yet but am already looking at a few different models.
  12. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Look at Marttiini, too.

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  13. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    Forgive me if this is 205, but I don't see any mention of it. Bark River now has Goloks for sale again. I don't know how long they've been available, they weren't the last time I checked with them a couple of months ago, but I got their email flyer today and they had a bunch, so I've got one on order. Can't wait to see it. I'll post a couple of pics here when it arrives.
  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Yeah, maybe we can merge the threads.
  15. lochridge

    lochridge Been here awhile

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    i believe those just came up last week. so you are not too far behind.
  16. froggy68

    froggy68 Adventurer

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    My everyday carry, Benchmade AFO.

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  17. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Thanks for the heads up!
  18. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    They ran out of Golocks about 16 months ago.

    :lol3
  19. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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  20. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I know! They have more! Here is one of them, just arrived in the mail yesterday.

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    I got it, snapped a few pics of it while still pristine, and then promptly put it to use doing some spring pruning around my house. Very effective nice knife. The blade is 11" and the grip 6" for an OAL of 17". Solid and nicely balanced. I'm definitely going to use this one.