Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I'm still smarting over losing a $130 Al Mar Ultra-Light Hawk 14 years ago.

    Not that I hold a grudge or anything.

    I've since become a fan of USA-made Kershaw knives. Lotsa value for the money with them.
  2. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    Two Chris Reeves I have:
    Nyala:
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    Green Beret:
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    Also one of is discontinued knives I bought from him when he was still in Pinetown, South Africa, some 20-odd years ago. A total fan of his work!!!


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  3. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    You guys are going to end up costing me some money - thanks!
  4. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Every penny! I have an older one with BG42 steel. It is my "go-to" for a folding workhorse.
  5. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    You're welcome!



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  6. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    OK, so I have a really nice Benchmade. I've looked at some (to me at least) fairly expensive, almost art knife level knives. I don't want to spend North of $1000 for a knife that is so pretty/expensive/fragile/etc that it ends up on a display shelf. There's nothing wrong with that, but that's not what I'm looking for, either.

    Is the Chris Reeve a good EDC? Good assisted opening? Solid lock, etc.? Point for me is, I don't mind paying more for quality, but if it's 3X more than my Benchmade I expect a whole lot more than just pretty machining.
  7. Mister T

    Mister T Waste Management Consultant

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    What's wrong with the BM? They are fine knives in themselves. Why buy something else if what you have is working unless you just want to collect or admire. Then, typically, money is no object.
  8. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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    I have one of those and a large and small Sebenza that I picked up over the years. While I like the Umnumzaan blade shape better, I find it more difficult to operate 1 handed. Unlocking it isn't easy because of the small purchase area on the lock (visible in your picture).

    Add me to the "they're worth it" tally.

    I recommend dropping by his shop if any of you get to Boise.
  9. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    There are many knives that are much more collectable than the Benchmade, and many that are more artful or unique, but very few that are better quality.
  10. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    Good question, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. I like it a lot. Just looking around for something that is even better.
  11. Longbow

    Longbow Vroooom

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    As for US made production knives, you will be hard pressed to find something better than Benchmade knives. I have had a knife in my pocket since I was just a small kid. I have tried them all. Benchmade is as good as it gets. Not to mention there warranty and customer service.
  12. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    +1 I have a BM Barrage that I really like but mistakenly bought it with a semi-serrated blade. I sent it to them and they refurbished it and put an a new un-serrated blade for $25. Great customer service.
  13. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    I recently contacted Benchmade to see about purchasing a screw I lost out of an older knife, a limited edition I didn't really want to risk shipping and losing.
    The knife is 10 or so years old and would cost 3-5 times what I paid for it to find another, so it had been put away many years, and isn't anything I would carry often anyway.

    I was contacted by one of their reps, they asked for model information and a photo so they could locate the correct part.

    They sent me an entire set of screws at no charge in just a few days.

    I'll definitely be looking their way for any future knife purchase.:clap
  14. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Chris Reeves knives would certainly be that category (I own many BMs, BTW)
  15. CanadianRocky

    CanadianRocky Riding since 1968

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    Made by the Holley Manufacturing Company of Salisbury CT circa 1844. I found it in a knife shop on the Oregon coast over 20 years ago.

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  16. Gastonian

    Gastonian Adventurer

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    The knife pictured isn't a Sebenza 21. Its his newest model the Sebenza 25. There are actually quite a few differences in the 21 from the 25 including a thicker blade stock, an almost full flat grind, new lock interface, and the loss of the bushing system.

    I am a fan of the 21, but the 25 is just to much of a departure from the features that made the Sebenza great.


    Yes, the Sebenza is a great edc! If it wasn't no body would be able to justify the cost. Here is a pic of my small Sebenza with the Insingo blade profile:[​IMG]

    As for as assisted opening, the Sebenza is not assisted opening. The Sebenza is actually known for as having a silky smooth action.

    Check out this vid:
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  17. Nerfin

    Nerfin An Adventure thats Knarly

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    Been on a bit of a "traditional knife" kick lately. Just got this Case Swayback Jack slipjoint with a wharncliffe main blade and pen secondary blade in CV steel. What a great knife! Fit and finish is amazing, very sharp out of the box.

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  18. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Just looking at the blades makes my fingers hurt, guess over the years I cut them all with that style of non locking blade.
    bill
  19. Nerfin

    Nerfin An Adventure thats Knarly

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    Ouch! Yes Bill, they can bite you pretty bad if you aren't careful, you really have to stay away from the pointy end for sure. This one is just over 3" long, main blade around 2". Very pocket friendly and doesn't scare the heck out of people. Wicked slicer, demolished and apple in no time. Lol!
  20. Mister T

    Mister T Waste Management Consultant

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