Favorite Scales?

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What handle scales do you prefer?

G10
13
23%
Smooth G10
4
7%
FRN
9
16%
Pakkawood
3
5%
Peel/Ply CF
11
20%
Solid CF
12
21%
Titanium
4
7%
Stainless
0
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Total votes: 56

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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:37 pm

in order
g10
micarta
frn

no wood, no smooth metals, carbon fiber is ok.
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:38 pm

Till right now just THREE votes out of 35 for FRN (which I voted for), but 16 for cf in the one or the other form...quite amazing.

Makes me wonder somehow how many people actually use their knives as tools in cold, wet, muddy, tough, outdoorsy, drop-the-knife... scenarios.
(Don't get me wrong: That's just a question, not an offense!! It's totally fine of course to have a knife more for urban tasks or maybe just to prefer cf generally)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby Tims » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:24 am

FRN and micarta

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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:37 am

Tims wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:24 am
FRN and micarta

My exact choices either. Both work perfectly for how / where I use knives.
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby spyderwolf » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:33 am

I love the feel of micarta,like the one on the Street Beat,but from the options above,FRN,by far.
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby standy99 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:46 am

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Till right now just THREE votes out of 35 for FRN (which I voted for), but 16 for cf in the one or the other form...quite amazing.

Makes me wonder somehow how many people actually use their knives as tools in cold, wet, muddy, tough, outdoorsy, drop-the-knife... scenarios.
(Don't get me wrong: That's just a question, not an offense!! It's totally fine of course to have a knife more for urban tasks or maybe just to prefer cf generally)
Work with knives on boats with slime, blood and guts and use FRN pacific salts.

The question was what’s my favourite scale. G10 was picked

What do you use the most is a different answer ;)
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby Pelagic » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:56 am

Mine are probably

A+: Pakkawood/CF/Titanium (depending on model)
A: Micarta
A—: G10
B: Smooth G10
C: Stainless
D: FRN

Never liked FRN. Maybe if it was more similar to the G10 models, with a peel/play type texture and chamfered, I'd like it more. The aggressiveness of many FRN scales scratch my knuckles when reaching into my pocket quickly as well. It also just feels cheap, as I if I'm not holding a world class folding knife (even though I am).
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:03 am

I like smooth G10, FRN, and linen micarta, depending on the knife.
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:12 am

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:29 pm
DirtMcGirt wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:29 pm
ZrowsN1s wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:19 pm
...Although if they made a Fluted CF Shaman that would be the winner for me...
That could be a game ender for me. I don’t know if I would ever buy another knife if I got my hands on one of those. Unless of course it was a fluted Manix2 Backlock. For that I would take both titanium and CF.
I think if I were forced to only keep one knife out of my existing collection, it would be the S90V CF Shaman. Thankfully I don't have to choose :D
same, but maybe blade swapped for cruwear.
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby Ez556 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 am

I also have come to like Micarta a lot and I’d love to try it on a folder. I voted FRN though, reference my tag line.
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:49 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:12 am
ZrowsN1s wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:29 pm
DirtMcGirt wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:29 pm
ZrowsN1s wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:19 pm
...Although if they made a Fluted CF Shaman that would be the winner for me...
That could be a game ender for me. I don’t know if I would ever buy another knife if I got my hands on one of those. Unless of course it was a fluted Manix2 Backlock. For that I would take both titanium and CF.
I think if I were forced to only keep one knife out of my existing collection, it would be the S90V CF Shaman. Thankfully I don't have to choose :D
same, but maybe blade swapped for cruwear.
Really? Oh man, I love S90V. Maybe I need to give Cruwear another shot. Sold my cruwear para3 awhile back to buy an M390 para3 which I also sold to buy my S90V Shaman :D
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 pm

I'm a fan of s90v, but having just tested a buddy's cruwear manix, I'm in love with the performance. It's not supposed to be stainless, but it survived salt air and a whole bunch of sweat with no issues and no protection needed.
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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby abbazaba » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 pm

Not sure how to answer... I pretty much like all of your options epending on the application. SS would probably get my down vote

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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby foofie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 pm

Took this pic recently for a friend - but I figure a picture is worth a thousand words.
The g10 has moved on to a new home, leaving micarta and frn as my choices.

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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:22 am

standy99 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:46 am
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Till right now just THREE votes out of 35 for FRN (which I voted for), but 16 for cf in the one or the other form...quite amazing.

Makes me wonder somehow how many people actually use their knives as tools in cold, wet, muddy, tough, outdoorsy, drop-the-knife... scenarios.
(Don't get me wrong: That's just a question, not an offense!! It's totally fine of course to have a knife more for urban tasks or maybe just to prefer cf generally)
Work with knives on boats with slime, blood and guts and use FRN pacific salts.

The question was what’s my favourite scale. G10 was picked

What do you use the most is a different answer ;)

Good points, and if you see it that way, you are, well... absolutely right! :)

For me my favorite scales just are the ones that I like the most in use, but you are correct, that does not HAVE to be so for everone (much like the Chap LW is the most perfect Spydie imho, but could never be the one I actually USE the most, right? ;) )
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Favorite Scales?

Postby archangel » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:32 pm

1. Titanium
2. Titanium
3. Titanium
4. CF of any kind
5. G10 of any kind

If it was up to me, nothing more. Although I do want to try wood and micarta scales some time.
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