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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.
Pretty much ANY Kershaw from Walmart.....And some gerbers.
Ive bought a few Kershaws from woot.com and have been really impressed with their durability, they are a little heavy though. I think i have a tremor (giant knife), a clash, the little lockback (love that knife and wish it came in a 3" version) and a scallion.
Many of my contemporaries are under the delusion that my daily carry sogzilla is, um, frightening. They don't have an issue with knives, so I'm thinking about mixing in a more classic gentleman's knives like the Buck Hunter.
So what are your favourite knives in this style, under $60 street price.
I've have one since the '70s. Still have it. But the edge it came with was just plain stupid. The old ad for this knife pictured it cutting a bolt using a hammer. Well I never tried that, but the edge it had wasn't much better than bolt cutters, so maybe it could.
As I live less than 10 minutes from Gerber I stopped in one day & begged them to put a proper edge on it for me. Being an "Off brand" it took some pleading. The lady helping me called a technician up & I showed him the problem. He took the knife away & returned a few minutes later with a better bevel to the edge & proceeded to shave his arm hair with it. THANK YOU GERBER.
I now have five Gerbers
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I found it interesting, but part of that may have been that I knew Niels about 10 years ago. Didn't know he was into blacksmithing... perhaps he wasn't, then.
I know the guy on the Bladesmith Forum. Niels does nice work.
I'm a huge SOG fan. I carry the camo flash II not serated, and also an SOG powerlock multi-tool daily.
What a great video. Reminds me of my early years starting out with all manual machines. Every step calculated and measured..just wonderful.
Of course today I would pull my hair out just thinking about making one item that took that long.
That's funny - I just ordered one of these for that exact same reason. I also have a SOG Mini Fielder that was really inexpensive and fills that "non-frightening" role. Nice little knife.
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Those Bucks weigh a ton. I don't think it'd work in a pocket for me. I got rid of all my "tactical" folders and went back to traditional. I carry a Victorinox SAK, Case Sodbuster, Case Trapper, or Russel stag "Barlow". Then I augment with a 3-5" fixed bladed knife either on belt or stuck in the right-side leg pocket of carpenter's pants.
Motomantra - Good story about Gerber. I used to collect them when they were USA made.
I had a 600 dollar auto knife once. I never carried it for two reasons. First because I was afraid to loose it, and second because it was slow compared to how quickly i can get a non auto open. It was given to me as a present or I never would have spent good used 1911 money on a knife. Especially a auto opener which was so slow.
As much as I love the Folding Hunter (Buck Model 110) it is a heave beast and slow to open. I have had many, but none now. I also (usually) carry a slip joint as well as a tactical folder too. Usually it is either a Case Seahorse Whittler, or a Vic Swiss Army knife. I think they call mine the tinker.
I don't have much use for autos either. The "gadget factor" is cool but, as you say, there is nothing particularly quick about them and not worth the hassle (prohibited).
Need some pics for this page! Here is a Spyderco Lum:
I want this knife! Too bad they have stopped taking orders at the moment!
Beautiful..I liked the leather almost as much as the steel.