Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. 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>
  2. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Pretty much ANY Kershaw from Walmart.....And some gerbers.
  9. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Sweeter than YooHoo

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    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.
  10. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Sweeter than YooHoo

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    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.

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    So what are your favourite knives in this style, under $60 street price.
  11. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    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
  12. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    This was posted on the 1st:

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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. :dunno
  13. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    I know the guy on the Bladesmith Forum. Niels does nice work.
  14. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    I'm a huge SOG fan. I carry the camo flash II not serated, and also an SOG powerlock multi-tool daily.
  15. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    What a great video. Reminds me of my early years starting out with all manual machines. Every step calculated and measured..just wonderful. :thumb
    Of course today I would pull my hair out just thinking about making one item that took that long. :bluduh

    Gary
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    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    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.
  17. CrustyD3mon

    CrustyD3mon Been here awhile

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56287630" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56287630">The Birth Of A Tool. Part III. Damascus steel knife making (by John Neeman Tools)</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/neemantools">John Neeman Tools</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  18. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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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.
  19. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    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.
  20. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    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.