Do I really "need" a Southard?

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby roger-roger » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:14 pm

Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Got my shipping confirmation. Looks like I've bypassed the fluted Mili again.

To answer the question in the title of this thread--I'm not sure but I ordered one anyway. :confused: :spyder: > > > :spyder: :)

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:34 pm

roger-roger wrote:To answer the question in the title of this thread--I'm not sure but I ordered one anyway. :confused: :spyder: > > > :spyder: :)
Haha, I know I don't actually need a Southard. Just like I don't actually need most of the other knives I've procured in the last few years. In fact, I just put the Sliverax back in my pocket after carrying a M2 LW & UKPK LW today and it feels so right that I'm questioning why I ordered the Southard. For me the Sliverax is that good.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby spy4life » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:47 pm

I also received shipping confirmation from KC today so it was pretty quick.

Prior to pulling the trigger, I was contemplating very hard on which color to pick and choose from. At the end I went with original brown handle so I’m bit curious to hear which one is favorite among others here.

Thanks
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby MacLaren » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:49 pm

I just love that Stone Wash finish on the Blade. ( Brown Version )
It's very slick. Think you'll love it!!

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby Evil D » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:09 pm

spy4life wrote:I also received shipping confirmation from KC today so it was pretty quick.

Prior to pulling the trigger, I was contemplating very hard on which color to pick and choose from. At the end I went with original brown handle so I’m bit curious to hear which one is favorite among others here.

Thanks
I was a late fan and by the time I got interested the DLC version came out and I was certain I wanted it until I held the standard version. The stonewashed blade goes really well with the titanium finish and all that is lost under DLC. I even came to like the brown scale, it's a nice departure from all the back G10/CF I have.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby roger-roger » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:31 pm

spy4life wrote:I also received shipping confirmation from KC today so it was pretty quick.

Prior to pulling the trigger, I was contemplating very hard on which color to pick and choose from. At the end I went with original brown handle so I’m bit curious to hear which one is favorite among others here.

Thanks

There was no decision in it, brown was the only choice.

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:54 pm

spy4life wrote:I also received shipping confirmation from KC today so it was pretty quick.

Prior to pulling the trigger, I was contemplating very hard on which color to pick and choose from. At the end I went with original brown handle so I’m bit curious to hear which one is favorite among others here.

Thanks
Well, I had a brown one several years ago. In a moment of weakness, I sold it (for a song). One of several reasons I used to justify the sale was the brown scale, which I didn't love. (Although I now have a pair of brown knives - Endura and the Yojimbo S90V exclusives - that I really enjoy. So tastes obviously change!) in any case, I went for the black. My ideal would be the black scale with a stone washed blade. Obviously that isn't going to happen.

Looking forward to it. (I'd guess mine will arrive from BHQ on Friday!)

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby spy4life » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:25 pm

MacLaren wrote:I just love that Stone Wash finish on the Blade. ( Brown Version )
It's very slick. Think you'll love it!!
Thanks and I also think brown handle has more characters with titanium and stonewashed blade.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby MacLaren » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:33 pm

spy4life wrote:
MacLaren wrote:I just love that Stone Wash finish on the Blade. ( Brown Version )
It's very slick. Think you'll love it!!
Thanks and I also think brown handle has more characters with titanium and stonewashed blade.
Your welcome.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby spy4life » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:33 pm

[/quote] I was a late fan and by the time I got interested the DLC version came out and I was certain I wanted it until I held the standard version. The stonewashed blade goes really well with the titanium finish and all that is lost under DLC. I even came to like the brown scale, it's a nice departure from all the back G10/CF I have.[/quote]
I felt black version has too much of tactical look to it which I personally think doesn't go well with overall design of the knife. The only DLC knife that I like the most is PM2 which has that tactical look written all over it.

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby spy4life » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:34 pm

Evil D wrote:
spy4life wrote:I also received shipping confirmation from KC today so it was pretty quick.

Prior to pulling the trigger, I was contemplating very hard on which color to pick and choose from. At the end I went with original brown handle so I’m bit curious to hear which one is favorite among others here.

Thanks
I was a late fan and by the time I got interested the DLC version came out and I was certain I wanted it until I held the standard version. The stonewashed blade goes really well with the titanium finish and all that is lost under DLC. I even came to like the brown scale, it's a nice departure from all the back G10/CF I have.
I felt black version has too much of tactical look to it which I personally think doesn't go well with overall design of the knife. The only DLC knife that I like the most is PM2 which has that tactical look written all over it.

Thanks.
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Collections: GB1, GB2, Dice, Urban-K390, Positron-S35VN, Sliverax, Southard brown&blk, CS Native 5 S90V, KW Military S90V Carbon/Ti

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby murphjd25 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:44 pm

If there’s still a brown one in stock tomorrow I’m going to order it. You guys suck! (Someone please buy all of these before tomorrow!!) Dang my weakness.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:18 am

murphjd25 wrote:If there’s still a brown one in stock tomorrow I’m going to order it. You guys suck! (Someone please buy all of these before tomorrow!!) Dang my weakness.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:45 am

The Taichung mirrored stonewash is really something unique. Only seen on the Southard, Bowie, and Techno.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby MacLaren » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:15 am

murphjd25 wrote:If there’s still a brown one in stock tomorrow I’m going to order it. You guys suck! (Someone please buy all of these before tomorrow!!) Dang my weakness.
That knife, at that price. Your making a good decision imo.

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby SF Native » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:15 pm

Apparently I do. Brown showed up today.
Feels great in the hand. Flips well. Detent is strong. G10 is grippy (maybe pocket shredding). Grind is awesome.

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:36 pm

SF Native wrote:Apparently I do. Brown showed up today.
Feels great in the hand. Flips well. Detent is strong. G10 is grippy (maybe pocket shredding). Grind is awesome.
Sounds awesome! I'm excited to get mine. Unfortunately, I decided to have mine shipped to my work address. Would've been fine if BHQ didn't wait 3 days to ship my order. Now the tracking says it'll be delivered on Saturday and I won't be there. Oh well, not the end of the world. I have plenty of other knives to keep me company.
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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby MacLaren » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:38 am

SF Native wrote:Apparently I do. Brown showed up today.
Feels great in the hand. Flips well. Detent is strong. G10 is grippy (maybe pocket shredding). Grind is awesome.
Congratz!!

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby palonej » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:25 am

LMAO!!!!
I blame these shameless enablers all the time Josh!!!
You’re going to LOVE the knife!!
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murphjd25 wrote:If there’s still a brown one in stock tomorrow I’m going to order it. You guys suck! (Someone please buy all of these before tomorrow!!) Dang my weakness.

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Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Postby palonej » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:27 am

The Positron has it also! Got the CF version couple days ago and that finish is amazing!
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curlyhairedboy wrote:The Taichung mirrored stonewash is really something unique. Only seen on the Southard, Bowie, and Techno.


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