I GOT PROMOTED! What's gonna be my reward knife??

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I GOT PROMOTED! What's gonna be my reward knife??

Postby Evil D » Wed May 30, 2012 12:03 pm

Oh yes...been a long time coming (4 years) but i've finally gotten myself back to the level of pay i lost back in '08, with a little interest :D

So obviously there's gonna be a frivolous knife purchase coming up once this cash starts rolling in. Also in this position, i probably won't be using my knife nearly as much which is a little bit of a downer, but i've realised that EDC'ing a Military is probably not the best idea so i'm considering a Caly 3.5 or something along those lines. I'm really wishing i'd got in on the Super Blue craze. Then again, i also like to keep things as light as i can and i'll need to keep it as inconspicuous as i can, so a deep carry wire clip would be preferred but i know that limits my choices.

I've already owned a Sage 1, and while i'm not opposed to owning another one, i also like to get something new that i've never owned. I might look into a Sage 2 or 3..i'm seriously contemplating a Sage 3 with custom khaki colored scales...
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Postby PanChango » Wed May 30, 2012 12:28 pm

Congrats on the promotion.

I love the Caly 3.5 SB as a work carry knife. It is a little big for my work place, but the dark patina on the blade helps minimize the big scary factor for me. It's a lot of blade in a small package. I am looking forward to the ZDP version.

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Postby FroOchie » Wed May 30, 2012 12:34 pm

Congrats man!
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Postby kbuzbee » Wed May 30, 2012 12:37 pm

Surely a SB or ZDP 3.5 would be a great addition but Sal has been entertaining the idea of a SB Stretch. Something to consider, perhaps?

For something more office friendly, there's the upcoming Air!

Congrats and enjoy whatever you choose.

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Postby xceptnl » Wed May 30, 2012 12:46 pm

David,

I say get on the pre-order bandwagon for the Caly 3.5 ZDP or maybe the Damascus Caly 3. Both of those options would have fairly light weight and deep carry clips.
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Postby jackknifeh » Wed May 30, 2012 12:52 pm

Evil D wrote:Oh yes...been a long time coming (4 years) but i've finally gotten myself back to the level of pay i lost back in '08, with a little interest :D

So obviously there's gonna be a frivolous knife purchase coming up once this cash starts rolling in. Also in this position, i probably won't be using my knife nearly as much which is a little bit of a downer, but i've realised that EDC'ing a Military is probably not the best idea so i'm considering a Caly 3.5 or something along those lines. I'm really wishing i'd got in on the Super Blue craze. Then again, i also like to keep things as light as i can and i'll need to keep it as inconspicuous as i can, so a deep carry wire clip would be preferred but i know that limits my choices.

I've already owned a Sage 1, and while i'm not opposed to owning another one, i also like to get something new that i've never owned. I might look into a Sage 2 or 3..i'm seriously contemplating a Sage 3 with custom khaki colored scales...
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It's a new knife due to be released about the same day you get the increase. Funny how that works isn't it? :D

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PS edit: Sorry man, I forgot to congratulate you. Congratulations. I was too excited to see what the new ANY ONE YOU WANT knife looks like. :D

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Postby tvenuto » Wed May 30, 2012 12:54 pm

Congrats. I just succumbed and preordered the new Titanium Chaparral. I love the materials, the look, and the lock. It has a wire clip, and at least some sources put the 2.5 oz, and it'll be light even if it doesn't actually come in at that.

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Postby jackknifeh » Wed May 30, 2012 12:58 pm

I was excited but now I'm down on earth (as ever anyway).

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Postby Donut » Wed May 30, 2012 1:09 pm

I think you should get an Orange Dodo or pre-order the Carbon Fiber one.
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Postby akaAK » Wed May 30, 2012 1:10 pm

Congrats. My vote is a Superleaf with the wire clip switched out for a deeper carry version from the Caly 3. Compression lock and VG10. If you aren't cutting as much the edge retention with VG10 might be sufficient.

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Postby bh49 » Wed May 30, 2012 1:16 pm

Congrats on promotion.
Caly3.5 is the great knife. I carry mine since they came out and love it.
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Postby enduraguy » Wed May 30, 2012 1:25 pm

How's about a Military sprint run? ;)

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Postby sbwings » Wed May 30, 2012 1:27 pm

Congrats!
Sorry no experience with these, but some I'm interested in, and would fit an office setting:
Native 5 Titanium
Gale Bradley Air
Centofante Memory
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Postby Evil D » Wed May 30, 2012 2:47 pm

I'm really leaning towards either a Caly 3.5, regardless of steel, or one of the Sages. I've wanted something with tan colored G10 for a while now and i think a Sage 3 with tan scales would be super nice. Then again, one of my favorite knives is my ZDP Caly 3 so this ZDP 3.5 sounds really nice...Hmmm..ETA?
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Postby SolidState » Wed May 30, 2012 3:39 pm

Congrats! I too wish I had jumped on that superblue. You can always do the 3.5 zdp, it's pure class!
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Postby cubsfan1969 » Wed May 30, 2012 4:55 pm

Congrats Evil, I bet that's a big load off your shoulders!

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Postby kbuzbee » Wed May 30, 2012 5:06 pm

SolidState wrote:Congrats! I too wish I had jumped on that superblue.
One of my all time favorites. They pop up in reasonable shape at reasonable prices every now and again. There was one for $125 not too long ago. Looked mint.

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Postby Evil D » Wed May 30, 2012 5:31 pm

cubsfan1969 wrote:Congrats Evil, I bet that's a big load off your shoulders!
It is...i've been scraping by making chump money for 4 years now, it'll be nice to have some breathing room again. Thanks for the congrats everyone :D

How would you guys compare SB to ZDP?
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Postby tonydahose » Wed May 30, 2012 6:03 pm

first off, congrats!!! i say you should get some boost for the stang but that is just me :D . if you aren't going to do that here are my list of knife recommendations for the office:

des horn
CF dodo
any kopa
original viele
phoenix

that's all i have off of the top of my head. again congrats!!! :D
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Postby Evil D » Wed May 30, 2012 6:07 pm

tonydahose wrote:first off, congrats!!! i say you should get some boost for the stang but that is just me :D . if you aren't going to do that here are my list of knife recommendations for the office:

des horn
CF dodo
any kopa
original viele
phoenix

that's all i have off of the top of my head. again congrats!!! :D
If anything the Stang will probably get a turbo kit. Right now it's getting new black interior.

I've thought about a nice Kopa or a CF Kiwi but i still prefer to have a clip, so maybe a Kopa...
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