Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    lol i dont think theres a law about that but i wouldnt be surprised. my mate got fined £120 last month by the health&safety idiots because he's a butcher and his knives at work were too pointy and broke EU regulations! hes got a little guage hes supposed to use when he sharpens them. :huh
  2. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    wow.

    I'm starting to think this is one of the downsides of a long history of continuous governance.
  3. Grizz Adams

    Grizz Adams Long timer

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    I love the Japanese water stones as well. I have not found a blade yet they would not polish up. I start with a 800 grit, then a 1,000 & finish with a 6,000. Does wonders. 6,000 is almost like a leather strop Smithy.

    In the field I carry a small diamond rod, just for touch up. If you have a blade of good steel if it is sharp when you leave, it shouldn't need much unless you really abuse it. My field knife will gut, skin, & quarter 4 deer before needing touched up.

    Just my 2¢

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  4. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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  5. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    OK, new knifes are of course very cool. But, what about the work horse blades? Let’s see the Veterans in your collections. The blades used daily.

    This is an Old Hickory. Found it a long time ago on a roofing tar melter that was abandoned out in the oil field. Been around all our houses performing all sorts of task. Mostly in the yard and garden with a few sorties cutting atic insulation. This model is also a very good Bondo spreader. Custom handle by belt sander.
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  6. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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  7. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    The best letter openers and staple puller I have ever owned and looking good on my desk while doing it.

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  8. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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  9. LoFlow

    LoFlow Been here awhile

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    That's a good deal and definitely a nice knife. But be careful, they can be addicting.

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  10. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    The ESSE was going to be my first choice but I got such a good deal on the RAT that I bought it and a Case Trapper to replace the one I lost.

    The Junglas might be my next fixed blade knife.
  11. LoFlow

    LoFlow Been here awhile

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    I bought the Esse 3 to replace the 4 that I lost. (sickening feeling) I didn't get the same one just in case I found the 4 again. Well happily eight months later I found it and I'm kind of glad that I planned ahead.
  12. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I've had one for about a year and the sheath, although cheap feeling, is well made for a plastic sheath. Mine has held up fine attached to my BOB for the year I have had it and I swap it between that and carry duty often. The knife is great, the sheath has not gotten loose or changed in any way since I got it. A nice leather sheath would be cool for this nice little knife though!
  13. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    A custom Emerson "Gentlman Jim" with green micarta scales and titanium liners and bolsters:

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  14. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I've got to ask, Dale: are you the photographer? Those are all excellent shots of your knives.
  15. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Thanks, yes. I insist on taking a good "artsy" photo of each knife before it rotates into pocket duty. I also keep a "file photo" of each against a white paper background for insurance purposes. In fact, later today I plan today to update the file with my latest acquisitions.
  16. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Couple of new ones here, though I hate to post these crappy cell phone pics after seeing some of the ones above!

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  17. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    I'm really sorry to hear that you lost your Para2. I also have a Para2 that I just love. Mine is a standard run with G10 handle and a black combo blade. I'm glad that you picked up a cool replacement! I also have my original Spyderco. It's a Delica that I found at a Mardi Gras parade over 20 years ago.
  18. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    I seem to be on a loosing streak. Loosing daily carry knives. I have some nice knives, but can't justify an expensive daily. Can you guys recommend something under maybe $40, preferably with a clip, with a blade around 3".
    The handle on my cheap Smith & Wesson broke. Guess it was too cheap. I can't remember which brand was preferred, but it was Spyderco or Benchmade.
  19. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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  20. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Kershaw Leek?