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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:47 am

Nuh Nups wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:37 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:56 am
Anybody not sure of their knife, feel free to shoot me a PM!
I’m still on the fence about the Chief platform. The ergonomics are perfect, it is a real workhorse and an excellent slicer. However, it isn’t very “flicky,” fidgety, or “drop-shutty.” Aren’t those your favorite qualities in a knife? LOL. Sorry bud. I had to go there. :rofl
Hahaha, you just HAD to go there! In defense of the Chief, my 2 variations have broke in nicely. Disengage the lock and give it a shake onto my index finger and easily closed from there. So it's a got a bit of, what I'll just call "fun" to it ;)
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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby soc_monki » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:49 am

Nuh Nups wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:37 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:56 am
Anybody not sure of their knife, feel free to shoot me a PM!
I’m still on the fence about the Chief platform. The ergonomics are perfect, it is a real workhorse and an excellent slicer. However, it isn’t very “flicky,” fidgety, or “drop-shutty.” Aren’t those your favorite qualities in a knife? LOL. Sorry bud. I had to go there. :rofl
I dunno... I can spydie flick mine and they drop shut... Stop the blade with my finger hitting the choil, then snap it closed. It's a different kind of fidgeting compared to a comp lock lol
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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby lilshaver » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:02 pm

Guess I will weigh in with more nonsense here and say if you have hands bigger than a raccoon that "fidgety" should be no problem.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby vanka » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:48 pm

Just got mine. Exactly one week to UK. No problems on the border. And no extra charges. Pure win. Fit and finish is as expected - just excellent. Blade is dead centered with even grinds. Interesting enough the scales look like they have a weird patern. The texture of the G10 itself i mean. I can see it just at some specific angle. I tried to snap a pic but the lights at home are not good enough. I'll try tomorrow in broad day light. The action was a bit stiff with the first opening, but a drop of tuff glide and 100 and something open/close actions finally got it butter smooth. All in all i'm very happy with it.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby T.J. » Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:30 pm

Nuh Nups wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:37 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:56 am
Anybody not sure of their knife, feel free to shoot me a PM!
I’m still on the fence about the Chief platform. The ergonomics are perfect, it is a real workhorse and an excellent slicer. However, it isn’t very “flicky,” fidgety, or “drop-shutty.” Aren’t those your favorite qualities in a knife? LOL. Sorry bud. I had to go there. :rofl
Actually, mine is all of those things.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby Gtscotty » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:51 am

vanka wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:48 pm
Just got mine. Exactly one week to UK. No problems on the border. And no extra charges. Pure win. Fit and finish is as expected - just excellent. Blade is dead centered with even grinds. Interesting enough the scales look like they have a weird patern. The texture of the G10 itself i mean. I can see it just at some specific angle. I tried to snap a pic but the lights at home are not good enough. I'll try tomorrow in broad day light. The action was a bit stiff with the first opening, but a drop of tuff glide and 100 and something open/close actions finally got it butter smooth. All in all i'm very happy with it.

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P.S: Do i have some big paws or what? :')
Your post got me curious what the rules are for carrying a hoss like the Chief in the UK, so I tried to look up UK knife laws. Man, what a sad collection of nanny state, pearl clutching laws... UK knife enthusiasts certainly have my sympathy, hopefully someday that nonsense can be rolled back.

On topic, I've been really impressed carrying this knife a few days, it's big but carries great and the excellent ergos make it easy to efficiently use.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby vanka » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:18 am

The problem with the knife laws is ridiculous. It comes down to street gangs committing crimes with knives. And they found the easy way out - ban all the knives altogether. At the same time you can have a 12in scissors with you. Or grab some big flathead screwdriver. Even a 12in prybar. Instead of educate the youths in school about simple stuff in life and introduce more severe punishment for crimes involving knives, they just banned them. Crime rate didn't go down as you can imagine. But the biggest problem is that the parliament passes bills under the pressure of uneducated society and just forgets about them. No revision whatsoever. It's so bad that there's jokes about it. As far as I know (unless they amended it already) it's completely legal and unpunishable to kill a Scotsman (nothing against them. I used to live in Edinburgh, it's just a law that's few hundred years old) in self defense.... if you shoot him with arrow shot by bow. Yes, it's called United Kingdom.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby attila » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:06 pm

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Now, to decide which is my favorite and which are “backups”...
Have: old S30V Native, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW, Cru-wear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, SE Pac Salt, P.I.T.S., XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, B70P, PMA11, K03, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, Swick, AEB-L Urban, KC Cruwear Manix, M390 PM2, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Manix, K390 Police 4, S90V Manix LW, Rex 45 Manix LW, 20CV Manix, Rex 45 Lil’Native, Shaman, C208GP, Cruwear Manix, Cruwear Manix, M4 Chief, Z-max!!!

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:15 pm

attila wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:06 pm
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Now, to decide which is my favorite and which are “backups”...
That's a good problem to have! I almost ended up with that exact same trio until my shot at that Military unexpectedly dropped by. Awesome trio though for sure.
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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby attila » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:20 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:15 pm
attila wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:06 pm
6DBA93A2-52D4-4D18-8759-8C0B4C6570E5.jpeg

Now, to decide which is my favorite and which are “backups”...
That's a good problem to have! I almost ended up with that exact same trio until my shot at that Military unexpectedly dropped by. Awesome trio though for sure.
Thanks, buddy!

I do like that Military of yours! I only have the Rex 45 Military, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for a second of some different flavor.

Like an absolute idiot, however, I sold my Cruwear sprint and passed on a KW 204p for $150 a couple of years ago. In my current view on things, my need for the Military would be completely satisfied with those two and my Rex 45.
Have: old S30V Native, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW, Cru-wear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, SE Pac Salt, P.I.T.S., XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, B70P, PMA11, K03, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, Swick, AEB-L Urban, KC Cruwear Manix, M390 PM2, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Manix, K390 Police 4, S90V Manix LW, Rex 45 Manix LW, 20CV Manix, Rex 45 Lil’Native, Shaman, C208GP, Cruwear Manix, Cruwear Manix, M4 Chief, Z-max!!!

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby Airlsee » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:31 pm

attila wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:20 pm
Like an absolute idiot...

Careful mate, lots of on edge folks around here.
So it goes.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby attila » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:39 pm

Airlsee wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:31 pm
attila wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:20 pm
Like an absolute idiot...

Careful mate, lots of on edge folks around here.
Ah hahahahaha! Thanks for the warning!

I’ve been around a while without sounding like an idiot, so it’s just my own feelings I was sharing.
Have: old S30V Native, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW, Cru-wear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, SE Pac Salt, P.I.T.S., XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, B70P, PMA11, K03, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, Swick, AEB-L Urban, KC Cruwear Manix, M390 PM2, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Manix, K390 Police 4, S90V Manix LW, Rex 45 Manix LW, 20CV Manix, Rex 45 Lil’Native, Shaman, C208GP, Cruwear Manix, Cruwear Manix, M4 Chief, Z-max!!!

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby Airlsee » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:45 pm

attila wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:39 pm
...it’s just my own feelings I was sharing.

Putting a lot of faith in context, for these parts.

ETA: I'm entirely joking.
So it goes.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:17 pm

Liking this knife a lot, the S90V will likely remain my favorite. But I love the red and black combo.

Cardboard killer. The extra blade length really helps. Excellent factory edge.
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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby Chuck James » Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:50 pm

I'm gonna enjoy this one as well !!!

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby Superflex » Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:06 am

Well mine finally arrived in Cincinnati distribution center yesterday. Should be in my hands Monday or Tuesday.
MLK holiday played havoc on timely shipping, but no worries. I have yet to have USPS screw the pooch.
Looking forward to another NC and my first knife in 4V.
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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby Burton Knut » Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:36 am

Buddafucco wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:09 am
1 in stock... https://www.stnicksknives.com/collectio ... c244gprdbk
Thanks! It’s gone now! A backup will make me more comfortable putting one into heavy rotation with its M4 and REX45 siblings.

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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby Buddafucco » Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:53 am

Burton Knut wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:36 am
Buddafucco wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:09 am
1 in stock... https://www.stnicksknives.com/collectio ... c244gprdbk
Thanks! It’s gone now! A backup will make me more comfortable putting one into heavy rotation with its M4 and REX45 siblings.
Nice! I love my 4V Chief and was tempted! I'm glad you got it. :party-face
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Re: StNicksKnives Native Chief in Black CPM 4V and Red G10

Postby legOFwhat? » Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:21 am

Burton Knut wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:36 am
Thanks! It’s gone now! A backup will make me more comfortable putting one into heavy rotation with its M4 and REX45 siblings.
Do you get dirty looks there in TN, having that red and black (Alabama) knife? :winking-tongue
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