No Axlis, no flat ground Rescues of any size, not yet anyway but I can still dream.Axlis wrote:Deacon
Was there ever a flatground rescue made?
True, there was the Paramedic version, and some later PE versions of the Mariner. There was even a Japanese Market PE version of the Mariner Salt. In addition to those, there were a couple PE versions of the C14/93mm Rescue and of the Atlantic Salt. However, all of those are considerably larger than the C45/79mm Rescue, which has never been offered in PE and which was the subject of this thread nine years ago and there's also never been a PE version of it's H-1 version, the Saver Salt.zhyla wrote:There was a Mariner model which is essentially a plain edge Rescue with a stainless handle. They pop up now and then on eBay and usually don't get too pricy. Not a bad option if you want a PE Rescue.
I have the Kiwi 4 in pocket right now, and I absolutely love it! It is already in my top three carry, and really is more than enough knife by itself to handle any everyday cutting chore I encounter on a usual basis.Holland wrote:Ha! Hope the wait was worth it, let us know your thoughts on the knife if you choose to purchase it
Hey, JD!JD Spydo wrote:Am I missing something here??? OK I know we all have different preferences as to what we think a knife should be>> and I'm in no way knocking PE Rescue models at all. But what would be the advantage in a sheepsfoot plain edged design? And like I said earlier wouldn't the recently discontinued Breeden Rescue model cover the same bases that a PE 79mm version would?
I do remember that they had a PE version of the Mariner at one time>> but I was told that it didn't sell well at all. And I'm also wondering what advantage a sheepsfoot blade has over a Wharncliffe?
Now one thing I wouldn't mind seeing would be a Dyad version of the Rescue model with a PE & SE bladed double folder. That I believe would be a mariner's dream knife.
Like I said in an earlier post on this thread my favorite of all the RESCUE type blades that the Great Spyder Factory bestowed upon us is the stainless handled Rescue models out of the ATS-55 era ( late 90s)>> I have no idea as to whether the stainless RESCUE was ever available in plain edge or not because all of the stainless RESCUE models I had were all Spyderedged. I still own one which is ATS-55 and Spyderedged and it's a tank of a knife. It is probably one of the top 3 most ridgid Spyders I've ever owned.Axlis wrote:Hey, JD!
I may have mislead some when I resurrected this old thread, by intention was to show that I proposed a plain edge 79 mm Rescue almost nine years ago, and I believe that much needed niche has been filled by the Kiwi 4... or has it?
I would make it rain money (well, at least a short sprinkle) for a 79 mm Rescue in PE, but, I highly doubt there is enough market demand for that folder to ever come to light.
Personally, I've always been drawn to the looks of the sheepsfoot/wharncliffe blade style, especially the more sheeps-footish style of the Centofante 4. The straight edge is also my favorite for EDC, followed closely behind by a hawk bill, of course
I've yet to try the Breeden Rescue in hand, but, it looks to be a bit large for my tastes.