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Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Smith & Sons just earned themselves a continuing customer
Replies: 2
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Smith & Sons just earned themselves a continuing customer

Awhile back I purchased a Smith & Sons Spur. It is an edc sized fixed blade that looks awesome and comes with a top tier leather sheath. The sheath is still awesome and I've no complaints. Best non-custom sheath I've owned. The knife though had issues. It was a $140 knife and came with 1095 steel. I...
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:14 pm
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Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1426
Views: 204844

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

MichaelScott wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 am
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Great Eastern Cutlery #82 Northfield Elderberry Jigged bone
Great knife! Love mine too. Steak knife on one side and a box cutter on the other.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Manual Folders, not classic, but, not one-hand-opening: Your favorites?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Manual Folders, not classic, but, not one-hand-opening: Your favorites?

One of my all time favorites was the Schrade USA Old Timer 7OT preferably in 1095 , but the Schrade + ( 440A maybe?) was pretty good. Brass and wood classic built so well many are still being used to this day. Note: new ones are made in PRC and use 7Cr steel. Not bad for about $24 if you like this ...
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:12 pm
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Topic: Bradley Underboss info
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Bradley Underboss info

Everything about that looks like a Protech, from the hardware, to the clip, finish on the aluminum, font, even the button and the milled ring that surrounds it. I really like it! Looks sweet.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:05 pm
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Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 644

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Yes, those are really nice. Being on a budget, I stick with Great Eastern Cutlery. Their quality and variety are outstanding and if you buy when they are released (not always possible) you will get them at fair prices. Wish I would have been collectong them 8-9 years ago. Apparently they used to ju...
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:20 am
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Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 644

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Also, everyone go check out Hiroaki Ohta's traditionals. I've really been liking his style. I've got one of his D2 higonokami style friction folders in cocobolo. It is very nice for what it is, but his Western styled traditional look grand (probably cost that much too)
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:17 am
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Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 644

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Couple of T.A. Davidsons, GEC Northfield #77 Yankee Barlow and a GEC Tidioute #38 Grinling Whittler - Gabon Ebony. https://i.imgur.com/Yohwiid.jpg?1 Would trade most, if not all of my traditionals (and I've a lot), for those four. Very very nice set there. I'm a big fan of Davidson. Would love to s...
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:12 am
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Topic: Benchmade/worksharp edge maintenance tool
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Benchmade/worksharp edge maintenance tool

It looks cool but I still don't think it will be as useful as the Fallkniven DC3 or DC4. If it is only $20, I'll probably pick it up. Usually don't need a stone in my pocket, but a little strop would be nice.
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Manual Folders, not classic, but, not one-hand-opening: Your favorites?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: Manual Folders, not classic, but, not one-hand-opening: Your favorites?

I've no problems with a nail nick, though I do prefer the looks--not function--of a long pull. If I can get it, though, I do prefer blades that can just be pinched open. As mentioned, the walk and talk is a big deal. I like a medium pull weight. 6 or 7 out of 10. Love swiss army knives. The Electric...
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Tue May 28, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tuff Love - Any Hope of a Sprint Run?
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: Tuff Love - Any Hope of a Sprint Run?

I would love to have one of these reground. If they brough this back with a very aggressive grind, especially a convex or high hollow, like a CRK, it would be Spyderco's answer to a Medford or something along those lines. I do think that one of the reasons they didn't sell well was due to the thick ...
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Tue May 28, 2019 3:27 pm
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Topic: D2 Steel Again: What should one expect from its properties?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Re: D2 Steel Again: What should one expect from its properties?

^^ that was a really good and timely article. I've always wanted to try Medford's D2. I was playing around with this guy's Medford that was in D2. Thick stock but it came to a thin, wicked edge. I've never had a D2 knife with an edge that thin. Bet Dozier has some fixed blades even more acute. Maybe...
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Tue May 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..
Replies: 59
Views: 1101

Re: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..

I've no problem with frn, but they're not collection pieces for me (besides my modest Delica collection). They're not pretty and don't give me a lot of joy to behold them. The ones I have a beaters, and they're great beaters. In my satchel that I take with me everywhere, I keep my SE Pacific Salt in...
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Tue May 28, 2019 11:30 am
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Topic: How and why did you pick your username?
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: How and why did you pick your username?

I like both knives and books. Accumulate both. Me too What kind of books? Well, a lot of poetry and philosophy. But, for light reading, I'm into sci fi and Russian literature. About to get some books on the Spanish Civil War, American labor movements, and maybe something on early 19th century Europ...
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Mon May 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos best "bang-for-the-buck" - knife?!
Replies: 103
Views: 2290

Re: Spydercos best "bang-for-the-buck" - knife?!

I believe the frn Chaparall and the Polestar. The s90v Native lw from cutleryshoppe was a great value. Best value was probably the manix lockback once it was discontinued.
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Mon May 27, 2019 2:06 am
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Topic: How and why did you pick your username?
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: How and why did you pick your username?

I like both knives and books. Accumulate both.
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Mon May 27, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: D2 Steel Again: What should one expect from its properties?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Re: D2 Steel Again: What should one expect from its properties?

I'll accept D2 from a known, good maker. Custom D2 fixed blades etc. Currently have an LT Wright, an Ohta, and a Benchmade in the steel; I've had others, like most people here. I've not sharpened the Ohta, but the LT and Benchmade don't sharpen terribly. Reprofiling isn't the easiest but also not th...
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Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 pm
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Topic: Benchmade Bailout - your thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 420

Re: Benchmade Bailout - your thoughts?

It was verified by Benchmade that they ran it that low intentionally. Could have just used a different steel if they weren't going to ht it right.
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Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1426
Views: 204844

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

When your traditional is about 1.5" to 2" larger than your large Sebenza.
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Fri May 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Most important "parts" of what makes a "good knife" for you?
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Most important "parts" of what makes a "good knife" for you?

Top Five:
Blade Geometry
Blade Shape
Fit and Finish
Materials
Ergonomics

Other things:
Build quality for long term ownership/use
Collectability
How it fits into my collection or do I need it for a use?
by knivesandbooks
Wed May 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knife if you were....
Replies: 36
Views: 677

Re: Which knife if you were....

Well, I would think small planes that fly over the bush often, like in Alaska, would keep knives, axes, and guns in them. Maybe I'm wrong. I would keep all three in mime if possible.

But, if I just had a Spyderco folder in my pocket, I'd hope it were my Police 4 or Military.

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