I found my Perfect Knife

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I found my Perfect Knife

Postby aj1985 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:47 am

hey guys how are yah

I didn't think i would say this so soon, because I have always been into knives, but only starting buying a few months ago.

I really did find my perfect knife & it has everything i want.

Spydie
The handle is so comfortable
Clip is just right
Lock is like a bank vault( Opening & closing is music to my ears)
Tip down Carry
Not to Big (Sits in My right front pocket without a problem) I have it clipped it right now while typing

Wicked fast on the Draw by far (Less than a second or two i believe) Yes yes i know thats slow

I very much doubt this knife will get replaced anytime soon, but I am glad I found it now so for a while I think my knife obsession has cooled down.

I forgot to tell you it's an ayoob

so have you found your perfect knife or are still looking

take care

aj

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http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...light=karambit

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Postby Blades » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:52 am

Right now I am very happy with my CPM-D2 Military. :)


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Postby bh49 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:29 am

I have two of them C83 Persian and VG10/G10 Caly3 (just in case, I have CF Caly3, but VG10/G10 is my favorite) :)
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My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Postby Chucula » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:31 am

Blades wrote:Right now I am very happy with my CPM-D2 Military. :)


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Me too. I am also happy with my SS kiwi and Caly jr. :D

Although, I would like a more ergonomic handle. Something like a rough version of the manix handle. So I guess its not my perfect knife...but I am happy anyway. I only have so much money

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Postby LJK » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:22 pm

I've had a few perfect knives, but the only true test is the test of time. If I EDC it every day for at least a year and still feel the same. Then I start thinking perfect. I have not. Yet. Current fav is Caly III 5 months and going strong. ;)

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Postby gull wing » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:18 pm

I have more than one perfect knife, but my most used is the Calypso Jr (VG10) fitted with Carbon Fiber. photo's
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Postby CopilotATS-55 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:38 pm

I think my perfect knife is the Dodo :D
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Postby A.P.F. » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:53 pm

I can't really pick a 'perfect' knife, but the two that are most often found in my pocket are the Ocelot and the Native.

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Postby RLR » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:58 pm

Close to perfect, and kickin' it old school:

1) Rookie PE G10
2) Dyad Jr Micarta
3) Ocelot G10 (OK, not that old, but old school!)

There are others I like, but those I love. And in a suit, you can't beat a Spin in your pocket.

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Postby The Deacon » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:31 pm

My STR customized Stretch is about as close to perfect as I've come so far. Ergos are perfect. Blade to handle ratio is as good as it gets, only way to pack more blade into that length handle would be to hinge it in the middle. 3.5" blade length is big enough for my needs. Add a Damasteel blade, refine the jimping on the ramp to match the choil, loose the Boye dent, and add Spinned stainless or nickel sliver bolsters, and it would be absolutely perfect.

Jigged Bone Kiwi is not far off either, definitely the closest "out of the box". SFSW Stag one is even closer, and if I ever get around to having Tom Krein do a full flat grind on it the rest of my Kiwis may not see as much pocket time as they do now. :D
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Postby kgriggs8 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:09 pm

Centofante 4

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Postby FRIZ » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:27 pm

CopilotATS-55 wrote:I think my perfect knife is the Dodo :D
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Postby spydutch » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:13 am

That will be my trusty Delica 3/SE ;)

But if most people weren't that "knife scared :eek: " it would be the one:

MILITARY/SE :cool: :cool:
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VERY PROUD OWNER OF A CALY III/SE #043 :D

....AND A FG(PARA) MILITARY/SE IN CPMD2(thanx Sal):cool:

...I would love to have one in full SpyderEdge:p

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Postby Puyallupknifegu » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:41 am

So far it's the waved D4...and it's almost a toss up between that and the Dodo.
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Postby Agent Starling » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:17 am

Hmmm...I can't narrow it down to any one knife...I have different hawkbills and I like 'em all...in a different category I have a few wharncliffes and they have different purposes...I guess it would be like having a brood of kids and trying to pick your favorite...I love 'em all! :D

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Postby SaintSatinStain » Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:10 am

D'Allara Drop Point PlainEdge, D'Allara Rescue Sheepfoot Serrated, Delica 3 combo edge, and Ladybug Sheepfoot Serrated I carry with me all the time. These, along with a custom Kelgin survival knife made by Paula, are my survival array.
I carry when I travel by train or bike an otter box with survival gear, fishingline, hooks, saw, fire makers, signal mirror and whistle, etc, and I include a stainless Co-Pilot in it and an old no-name knife to shave magnesium bar for tinder --a few misc. items like rubber band, nylon cord..

I carry these with me all the time in pocket and in a leather shoulder bag which has four pockets, two front, two back of bag to carry knives or multi tool. I carry the plain edge D'Allara and the Ladybug in my pocket; the D'Allara Rescue and Delica 4, and the Leatherman Wave in the bag. My small first aid kit and emergency kit (with Co-Pilot) are in the open space of the bag.

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Postby SaintSatinStain » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:36 am

I have to amend my previous post. I don't carry the Delica; it does not feel comfortable in my hands. The D'Allaras fit perfectly, comfortably. Strangely the Ladybug fits comfortably. I will keep the Delica at home. I like its design except for how the hand fits my hands. It is not the size of the knife. The design does not work with my hands.

I also realized that I used the Ladybug more than the others while in the Town. The Ladybug is my pocket carry; the two D'Allaras I carry in my shoulder bag along with a Leatherman Wave.

The Ladybug is not threatening to folk. Uploaded a crude drawing of my emergency shoulder bag interior: 1, the main area, is where the first aid kit (otter box), emergency kit (otter box), and The Universal Survival Handbook by David A. Nuttle are carried; 2, 3, 4, and 5 the two D'Allaras, Leatherman Wave, and LED flashlight are carried. My mobile charger fits in 1 too. The purse has shoulder strap and belt loops; although it's a bit heavy for the belt.
Obviously I can't draw.
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Postby kgriggs8 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:13 pm

Gull wing (or anyone else that knows), is the blade of the Calypso Jr. longer than on the old CJ or does it just look that way in the pic?

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Postby Michael Cook » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:37 pm

:spyder: The perfect knife, like the perfect woman, is the one you're currently in love with. Sometimes ya change models over time. ;) :spyder:
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Postby aj1985 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:21 pm

All i can say is I still carry the ayoob everyday since I got it, but now it has a little buddy to play with which is a FRN Cricket. :)

It's fun to try new things though :D

aj


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