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Postby bpahk » Thu May 18, 2017 9:59 am

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I'm pretty happy with the scales I got

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Postby flasharry » Thu May 18, 2017 1:59 pm

Heh.. I figured this would be a popular one.. SO, When I saw it listed in stock on my local online purveyor, went to order, by the time I had filled out my order it was out of stock, sold out in about 10 minutes flat...
Guess I'll wait until he gets the next shipment in..
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Postby SpaceInvader » Thu May 18, 2017 2:20 pm

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With some it seems you could view them in the same way one can look at clouds and let your imagination run. On one side I can see a spider (logo) coming out of his lair, which is shown like an transparent ant farm display. Haven't come up with anything for the other side yet. I think I prefer the less-busy side.

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Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu May 18, 2017 3:29 pm

Really nice looking scales.
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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Thu May 18, 2017 3:52 pm

Well, I wish I could say that I really like the pattern on mine, but unfortunately I don't. :( I don't "hate" it but I've seen some others that were fantastic.

The presentation side only has a few ribbons in it, and is mostly the smoke acrylic. A bit more disheartening was the decent scratch on that scale located beneath the hidden frame screw (midway between the pivot screw and dent; that part of the scale isn't too well in focus in this pic). Oh well, I'll likely try to snag another to get a better (and hopefully not pre-scratched) show side. OTOH, I very much like the clip side. :)

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Postby BrianD » Thu May 18, 2017 4:59 pm

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This is the one Rob at National Knives picked out for me. Rob couldn't have been more accommodating in my efforts to avoid one I would be disappointed with. While this is not the best example I've seen it's not the worst either and it's alllll mine! Now the hard part...waiting for it to arrive!
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Postby murphjd25 » Thu May 18, 2017 5:02 pm

Overall I am happy with mine. It's unique and different then anyone else's.
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Postby bh49 » Thu May 18, 2017 5:52 pm

It looks like I will pass on this knife, unless I will have an opportunity to see and like it before I buy. Totally hate to see liners holes through scales.
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Postby paladin » Thu May 18, 2017 8:01 pm

Nice...KEEP EM COMING!!!
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Postby SpaceInvader » Thu May 18, 2017 8:47 pm

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On further examination of my opposite scale, sitting in a tree there's a pointy-nosed animal with big green ears and black eyes. No I haven't been smoking anything in case you're wondering.

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Postby this_is_nascar » Fri May 19, 2017 6:11 am

Speaking solely based on mine, I find the knife looks much nicer inside, out of the light, than it does outside. Outside, it looks unpleasing to me, especially on the on clip side, as you can see all of the liner and milled holes in the liner. I guess it all comes down to the pattern you get on your particular unit. The more I look at mine, it looks like 2-different knives, as you look at each side.

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Postby The Deacon » Fri May 19, 2017 6:47 am

this_is_nascar wrote:Speaking solely based on mine, I find the knife looks much nicer inside, out of the light, than it does outside. Outside, it looks unpleasing to me, especially on the on clip side, as you can see all of the liner and milled holes in the liner. I guess it all comes down to the pattern you get on your particular unit. The more I look at mine, it looks like 2-different knives, as you look at each side.
Guess there are folks who like that look, based on the success of the transparent FRCP Manix Lightweight. However, like you, I'm not one of them. And, unfortunately, the Chaparral's design, with "internal" screws recessed into the scales would probably make adding a thin spacer under the scales less than fully successful at covering those things up. Beginning to wonder if something as simple as applying a coat of silver or gold paint to the inner surface of the scales would do the trick.
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Postby flasharry » Fri May 19, 2017 12:42 pm

All these pics make me wonder how the knife would look with Raffir Uranium or Blue Uranium...
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Postby demoncase » Fri May 19, 2017 1:16 pm

flasharry wrote:All these pics make me wonder how the knife would look with Raffir Uranium or Blue Uranium...
Glow in the dark is always cool.
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Postby Igloo » Fri May 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Today I received my Raffir Noble Chaparral from Blade HQ. I'm very pleased with the wire mesh patterns in the scales. The only area that had less mesh was nicely hidden by the pocket clip. Also, if I hadn't been specifically feeling for wire mesh protruding from the scales, I would have never noticed the two very small spots where the wire is at the surface. I'm pleased with this small folder.
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Postby dc50 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Good to hear,someone is pleased with their purchase.

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Postby dreadpirate » Sat May 20, 2017 12:18 pm

I want one.

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Postby Bodog » Sat May 20, 2017 1:24 pm

I guess someone could buy a cheaper version and have a a pimper make new bookmatched scales with a block that you buy and approve of yourself...
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Postby jstrange » Sat May 20, 2017 4:10 pm

I like the one I got for my wife and she does too. The scales both look nice but are totally different. Such is the nature of the beast. I can't wait for the FRN version now.
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Postby demoncase » Sun May 21, 2017 6:52 am

http://raffir.com/raffir-materials/raff ... -heatwave/

This material looks like fun too....Heat colour changing (Yes, I admit- I think anything that either changes colour or glows in the dark is beyond cool!)
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