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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.
Do you know about these? http://www.knivesshipfree.com/product_info.php?products_id=2257
That's a good deal and definitely a nice knife. But be careful, they can be addicting.
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.
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.
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!
A custom Emerson "Gentlman Jim" with green micarta scales and titanium liners and bolsters:
I've got to ask, Dale: are you the photographer? Those are all excellent shots of your knives.
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.
Couple of new ones here, though I hate to post these crappy cell phone pics after seeing some of the ones above!
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.
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.
With that description, I'd go with a Spyderco Delica, but it will likely be a bit above $40. If that's a hard limit, try the Tenacious.
Put a $500 knife in your pocket. I guarantee you'll never lose it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Yea, a $500 knife I'd be afraid to use.
Very nice look to it, thanks. Never heard of it, but that's why I'm here.
Nah, get one of these:
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.
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.
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.
I really like my sogzilla.
I carry the "large", its got a largish blade but not too bad at 3.8". $33.
I have two of them and have had many and love the Leek.