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Postby spydieman » Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:34 pm

I have the Lum with G-10 scales but I think most would choose the Titanium if price was not an issue. I went with G-10 because it was less expensive. It was actually my first knife with G-10 and is now one of my favorite handle materials.

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Postby 4 s ter » Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:57 pm

gadgetman

Welcome to the Spyderco Forum.

I asked the same question a couple of years ago. The advice was that if I wanted the knife for heavy use where the grip (such as under wet conditions) would be a concern then get the G-10 version. If, on the other hand, grip was not as great a concern then get the Ti handled version.

I wasn't planning on using mine in wet or slippery conditions so I went with the discontinued and harder to find Ti model.

I'm glad I purchased titanium handled version. It's a beautiful knife, solid as a rock and excellent fit and finish.

It (occasionally) rides in a custom made Gary Graley rear-cant belt sheath (below).

David

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Postby toothed » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:40 pm

I like the smell of titanium in the morning.
Spyderco makes one of the best G-10 handles; however, for this guy it's ti. Smooth in the hand, hefty, and elegant--what more can I say?

Okay, how about the handle design gives me sufficient grip on the knife. The ti handle will make the knife slip into and out of your pocket much smoother than a G-10 handle would. Also, ti will cause less wear on your pocket. I hope this helps.

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Postby spydieman » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:52 pm

There's that sheath again. Awesome. I'm thinking about having one made for my Chinook.

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Postby 4 s ter » Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:50 pm

Mark

Check out Gary's website for more examples, plus some for the Chinook.

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Cabin ... lades.html

He's taking the winter off, but his work is worth waiting for. Plus, he's a great guy to deal with!

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Postby dialex » Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:17 am

This may strike you, but I'd go for the G-10 one... If I'll pick for EDC. For collectable purposes, Ti - of course. ;0

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Postby Burrellb » Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:14 pm

I carry the Lum g10 and love the tacky grip that it gives even wet. you will not get that from Ti

I'd rather be tried by 12 then carried by 6

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Postby AllenETreat » Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:34 am

gadgetman :

I bought the G-10 on sale ( from SFO also know as this webpage <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>) with black blade
CE. It really doesn't see the service the Merlin & SE Cricket do though. I'd say for carry G-10 is a better choice just as I consider it more rugged and "knock around" than the Ti Lum.

Either way ya' got a good knife.

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