Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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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  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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  13. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Kershaw Leek?
  14. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Put a $500 knife in your pocket. I guarantee you'll never lose it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  15. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    Yea, a $500 knife I'd be afraid to use.
  16. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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  17. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Nah, get one of these:

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    Chris Reeves Sebenza. As hard a worker as you could ask for and at $410 you damned sure are going to know where it is at all times. I naturally pat my right pocket now to make sure my knife is there. Don't even notice I'm doing it most of the time - at least until the pat reveals no knife.
  18. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    It depends on what your priorities are. I'm personally, not into "tactical" knives. I like a classic blade shape that isn't too bulky, stays sharp, and is easy to sharpen.

    If you don't mind a slow-opening, manually-locking blade, and want to feel like landed French gentry, get an Opinel. They offer a pretty wide variety of styles and both carbon and stainless steel blades. Starting at $20 for the plain handle and carbon steel blade. Lots of great blade value for "disposable" blade money.

    http://www.opinel-usa.com/

    If you want a slim, locking folder with G10 handles, I've been very very pleased with my Kershaw Skyline, which is Made-In-USA. Be aware that some of their products are Made-in-China, and have inferior blade metallurgy. The MSRP is $79, but street price is under $45. Unfortunately, like a number of MFGs, their site is not forthcoming about which products are off-shore.

    http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/skyline
  19. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Sweeter than YooHoo

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    I really like my sogzilla.

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    I carry the "large", its got a largish blade but not too bad at 3.8". $33.
  20. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I have two of them and have had many and love the Leek.