Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    +1 to Smithy, they all appear to have the hard sheath. I've got the BK3 and I badly want the 2, 9, and 11 as well. If anyone knows of a better source than Amazon, let me know. Ready to buy.

    Side note, this beauty was pretty enough to get me to email Mr. Ralph:

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    Anyone want to hazard a guess at the cost? Truly a piece of art, priced accordingly.
  2. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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  3. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    Heck, I see those at the flea market all the time for about $10...
    :zilla

    In reality I'd be too scared to do anything but look at it. Its gorgeous.
  4. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Don't think I've posted this one yet.

    This is Pat Crawford's "Casper" as a presentation model. The blade and bolsters are stainless damascus and the handle scales are mammoth tooth:

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    This pic is as much "photochop" as photograph. I've owned the knife for quite some time but could never find an appropriate background for an image. Finally, one day I decided to search the net for something suitable and cut out the knife from a photo I took of it against a white paper background.

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  5. AngryScot

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    That is why this place is so cool, that thing is fucking ugly as hell, to ME :deal :poser
    But we all have different taste and it is nice to see something outside my taste range, diversity we haz it :lol2
    Saw these in SF on union street in a little fancy Italian gift store
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    the store behind the blunt tip is apparently there was a ban on knifes with sharp tips, so folks just snapped off the tip, but then became a design thing. No clue how true that is.
    Sweet cow horn handles though IMHO :lol2
  6. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Ah, I remember that model. I think it's a Model 68 -made in L.A. It was a popular low-cost (by Balisong standards) production knife. Even the rivets weren't filed on those. Came in both the weehawk and tanto blade.

    I used to work knife shows for Balisong back around that time. When I say "work" I mean standing in a booth at knife shows flipping butterfly knives all day long. Back then there were a few good gun and knife shows in the L.A. area and Les De Asis would pay us to sell knives directly to the public. I ended up with a decent collection of knives such as yours, but also a beautiful handmade custom by Jody Sampson, who was working for Bali at the time. I remember Les and his wife Roberta as really nice people. Then these knives became illegal to sell in CA and Les moved his operation to Oregon and changed the name of the company to Benchmade. Those were some good times back then. I'll dig up the Sampson knife and post it here.
  7. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Those are much more my taste as well. . . . .
    I was just thinking we need some balance in the form of well used carbon opinels and such. . .
    Not my pic:
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  8. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Good guess, a bit out of my budget :).

    On the plus side, there are a few of his design from the same series, though not nearly as fancy, on Amazon in the $40 range. Anyone have one? Liking the look of this one.
  9. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Well, I cheated a bit. I own three of DR's knives and have a deposit on a fourth to be delivered this summer :wink:

    The Meyerco doesn't list the blade steel anywhere - never a good thing (likely 420J2)

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  10. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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  11. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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  12. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I like those fixed blades. Especially the Kabar one up. I'll have to follow up on that.
  13. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    As art in titanium its very pretty.
    As a tool? I agree with you.
    I carry a spyderco rescue (that I bought from an inmate) daily. And have an Izula3 on its way for my new backpacking knife because of YFF's in this thread. :lol3
    But the blade on that thing is brilliant.
  14. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Just took this photo last night. This is LionSteel's "TiSpine". The handle is milled from a solid piece of titanium. Impressive!

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  15. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Funny story: I bought that knife when I was in the army. When I got out I was working in a bar and carried it in my messenger bag since I would come home late with gobs of cash on me. I was also doing contract legal research and had to go to the courthouse library to get something. Of course walking through the scanner I got busted for having a knife on me--an illegal knife. He asked where I got it, why I was there etc. Told me to go do what I had to do and see him when I was done. When I got back about 15 minutes later he handed me the knife back and told me to never carry it in the courthouse again. Its resided in my nightstand ever since.
  17. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    Ka-Bar are nice, but if you want a RAZOR sharp fixed blade I'd go with Knifes of Alaska. You can shave with there factory sharp! :thumb
  18. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Thanks. I don't think I would care for the finger grooves in the one posted, but I see from their web site that they offer others that don't have them. I also see that they like D2 and S30V at 59-61RC and an 18-20 degree bevel. I'm sure they're crazy sharp out of the box, but it makes me wonder how tough they are. The Kabar is 1095, tried and true.

    I see you put your pics of the Kabar up on Amazon. Well done. User photos are so much better for a shopper. :thumb
  19. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    OK, now THIS is a gorgeous piece of art AND knife.


    May I ask how much this kind of thing costs?
  20. tony the tiger

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    FTW!!1!:deal:freaky