Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    I just took delivery of this one. Mostly because I like the blade shape. It does seem to be built to a price point. SPYDERCO says it's their original "entry level" model.
    Pros: It operates smoothly, with no free play when open. The grind on the blade appears to be easily sharpened. The clip feels strong.
    Cons: It's rather wide when closed, probably because of large the open hole. The tang that locks it in the open position is not making full contact with the blade. This makes me nervous, but it's an easy fix.
    Over all I think it is a good dollar value & I'm happy with the knife.
    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.

    Now if my new ESEE-5 would just get here.
  2. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    A liner lock should only be partially over the blade when new. This leaves room for wear.

    Here is a custom with 4 years of wear:

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  3. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Hmmm, thread is dropping down the page - time for a new pic!

    This is A.T. Barr's EDC with jigged bone handle and ATS-34 blade:

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    ATS-34 is still one of my favorite steels. It will take a fine edge and hold it well while still being relatively easy to sharpen when the time comes.

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  4. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    NICE. I like how that looks old-time-y, but has modern steel & features like a thumb stud and lock.
  5. Lost in the world

    Lost in the world Been here awhile

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    Good looking knife! What's something like that sell for? Contact information? Thanks. Spook
  6. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    It was $425 as I recall. Unfortunately, Mr Barr is retired now. I am always on the lookout for his knives. I have four of them now.
  7. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Fallkniven sharpening.

    They sell stick on diamond sharpener for the Zytel sheath.
    They claim good adhesion in 24 hours.

    Here's how it looks.

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    Looks like a good idea.
    Wish it was black in color or more subtle.

    bill
  8. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Here is another of A.T. Barr's folders. This is his "One Eyed Jack" with ivory scales:

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  9. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    I'm not a knife guy, but decided to get few good knifes to last my lifetime w/o braking the bank.
    This is my first.. Ka-Bar BK7,
    With the little time I spend in the woods with this knife I know it was a good pick.. GREAT knife.
    BK2 and BK14 are on there way!!:clap
  10. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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  11. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    ^ Been looking at that one, I've got the BK3 but I'd like something a little less blunt object.
  12. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I met him once way back when he lived in the Colony. I was thinking about trying to make knives, still am. :lol3
  13. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    I never actually met him but up until he retired I had been chatting via email since the days of rec.knives (anyone remember that?).
  14. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    to little beauties..!
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  15. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Do you use the D2 balde knife regularly?
    If so how does the edge hold up, how easy is it to sharpen, and what type stone do you use on it?
  16. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Just took delivery of this beauty:

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    This is "Number 100" by Chuck Gedraitis. What a gorgeous piece this is! The blade is 1095 carbon steel with an awesome hamon and the handles are annodized titanium with dovetailed gold lip pearl insets.

    I only had time for the one quick picture last night and will be photographing it better later when I can play with the lighting - maybe this weekend.

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  17. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Crappy cell phone pic of a bali song that I picked up while in the Army--sometime around 1986.
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  18. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    Orange scales rock! :clap
  19. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    hey, they are both new, but the D2 is the sharpest blade I had. Way sharper than the 1095 from the BK14.
  20. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Damn, Dale, that makes me all nostalgic for my Al Mar Tanto Balisong.