Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. Rev

    Rev Asshole

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    had a marine give me this one as a tip
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    and these are whats in my immediate reach

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    i have the whole Razel line from CRKT
  2. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I had one of those that Steve Teranni gave me. I loved it but a Marine buddy wanted it so I gave it to him.
  3. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I got a hold of a Timberline SpecWar some years ago. It was suposedly (like every other big knife) a contender to be a Seal Knife but wasn't chosen.
    The thing that I can't figure out is the reason for the way the sheath was put together. A little net surfing revealed that I am not alone, there were mentions of not many still having the original 'harness' because they got chopped off.

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    I can (mostly) understand the 'belthanger' part, by unclipping a fastex buckle and velcro tab, the knife and sheath can be removed from the belt without unthreading the 'hanger' from the belt. The leg straps are not nearly long enough for my fat thighs but were probably fine for a real warrior. It is the way that the rest of the attachment of nylon to kydex is made that 'baffles' me.

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    The 2" webbing drops from the fastex buckle, goes inside the back of the sheath (against the blade - anti rattle?), comes out half way down, passes under the 'tip' of the sheath to the front, inserts into a slot in the third layer of kydex (which seems to be there only for attachment purposes), comes back out 1 1/4" up, inserts into another slot (still going up the front) and comes out another 1 1/4" up where it rolls over and goes back down to where it velcros around the sheath.
    Clear as mud, right?
    The velcro'd band that passes around the sheath will slide up and down between the leg strap tabs easily, if you work all the webbing through the slots so that the velcro is tight against the upper tabs and it no longer slides, then the whole sheath and knife drop enough that the snap retainer strap (there is also an integral knife retainer in the sheath) is above the top of the handle so it doesn't work anymore.

    I'd welcome the knowledge of how this is all supposed to work. Someone put a lot of effort into designing it but ..... why?


    Bruce
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  4. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Happy National Knife Day!

    Who knew!!
  5. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    Newest blade Jesse Jarosz Model 75

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  6. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    ^nice
  7. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    I finally picked up an ESEE Izula recently. It seems like a great, all around knife. I'd like to get some handle scales for it though.
  8. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    The Izula is a great knife!
  9. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Yep, great knife, google the scales and you'll find many thousands to choose from even custom exotics.
  10. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    Got a surprise box from a friend of mine today. Inside was:

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    The top is a Kershaw Blur, which is has one of those spring loaded flips on it. It's a little smaller than my normal CRKT pocket carry, so I'll probably start using it. The textured grip is certainly nicer than the CRKT, though I've never had a Kershaw, so know nothing about the blades.

    The bottom is a Japanese Higo Knife, made by Miyamoto Manufacturing Co, and sold by Best Made in NY. I really like the blade on it, very, very sharp. When I opened it, it took me a second to realize it has blade lock, no spring. :lol3 Weird how programmed I've gotten in the last few years with the knives I've gotten. This thing is very old school and nice to have around.
  11. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I really 'need' one of those Blurs!
    My first assisted open was a Kershaw Blackout, it came with a 'scary sharp' edge and would touch up nicely when needed. When I lost it (ski slope of waist high grass) I tried a Gerber Fast Draw (and a few others) but eventually got another Blackout. That Blur keeps attracting me as do a couple of others, problem is (besides spending way too much of my 'disposable income' on knives) that automatics are now legal here and while they may not be all that much faster to deploy ( and I really can spare the time ... usually) the ones I have allow you to open the blade with what seems to me to be a more secure grip on the knife. I also like that can close them without having my thumb in the 'line of fire' as the button releases the lock as well, which is something that didn't bother me until I 'went back to' a liner lock. So this current 'preference' for autos is keeping me from buying some nice knives like that Blur and a Zero Tolerance I've been drooling over.

    Bruce
  12. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Finally got a couple pics taken - my newest obsession....

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  13. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    That Benchmade 581 Barrage is a wonderful knife. Love mine!
  14. maloosik

    maloosik Squishimus Squidimus

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    Sage 4 is one solid knife. Next on my list.
  15. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Yeah, I'd have to say that the Sage 4 is my favorite because it fulfills an every day carry function so well, but the the Barrage and Adamas are right up there as well and would be my "other" choices if I could only keep a few. Incredible knives.
  16. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I picked up a Dean Oliver in CO Friday. The vendor said he's from Oregon. The blade is 1095, stylized with a forging look, plus some file work. The scales are maple. It has a 5" blade, 9" OAL. Thin. Only $66. I sharpened it on the Work Sharp then a leather hone before using it in food prep tonight. I like it. Feels great in hand. Now, the pic:

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  17. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Nice design, but it looks like he overheated the blade - those little "blister" shapes come when you do that. I'm sure it's sharp and works well, but I'll bet a nickle that it snaps on you someday, and that when it does, the grain will be huge.
  18. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Thanks for replying. I hoped you would, and I had a feeling you wouldn't think highly of what was done to the blade. It'll work fine for what I'll use it for and I have others I'd rather bet my life on. OTOH, the store had a little necker-sized one that I might have to have shipped this way. :lol3
  19. CrustyD3mon

    CrustyD3mon Been here awhile

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    I just thought this is interesting to share here....

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  20. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    This is my daily carry for the past year or so some other knives are put into duty from time to time. Still very much a benchmade fan.

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