Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby blues » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:46 am

Had to snag the S90V Military. Should've grabbed one last year when they were blowing them out for $199 but I just didn't bother for some reason.

Since then it was an itch I've wanted to scratch, so thanks for alerting us to the availability.

I was actually disappointed yesterday when I saw it was the 204P version rather than S90V.

Well, now I'm a little lighter in the pocket but satisfied that I grabbed the one I wanted. (And I still had a 5% off coupon from them I hadn't used, so it saved me a few bucks.)
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby elena86 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:54 am

Just got a backup myself. This is the Millitary to end all Millitaries IMO. I was so frustrated for not being smart enough to purchase two when they were readily available... now I'm a happy camper. Thanks for the heads-up guys !
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 am

Ti/CF is the best version of the Military out there IMHO, with somehow only a 0.2oz penalty over the G10 version. I did a blade swap and tapped it for tip up.

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby JacksonKnives » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:09 am

The Ti/G-10 M4 version from Knifeworks is my all-time favorite Military, mostly because of how much work my brother and I successively put into thinning it out to make it a slicing monster.

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby anycal » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:40 am

A favorite here as well,

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:47 am

I have a bunch of Military variants and this is one of the best.
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby Hopweaver » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:56 am

TomAiello wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:00 am
Oh, wow. That Ti s90v was the best executed RIL I've seen on my Spyderco Knives.

I already own two of them, or I'd be strongly tempted to grab a back up.
This is my absolute favorite knife too (a picture of mine will be in next year's calendar :) ) Somehow I ended up with three of them. I was worried about losing or breaking one and not being able to find a replacement. I might of had Spyder fever at the time, but I am glad to have two backups! :cool:
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 pm

Buzz Killington's over here!! Now I'm not even excited for the 204P haha
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby prndltech » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:41 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Buzz Killington's over here!! Now I'm not even excited for the 204P haha
I give you permission to send it my way, then... I’ll be excited for it even with this one on the way ;)
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby rothnroll » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:09 pm

I would be interested in buying one and converting it to tip up as well.
I only have a hand drill. I wonder if that would work?

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:47 am

:eek:

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:13 am

This is one knife I regret not getting. At $279 I can honestly pass without worry.

Otherwise it looks nice!

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 am

I imagine these dribbles result from discoveries made during KW’s move to its new location.
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby abbazaba » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:31 am

rothnroll wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:09 pm
I would be interested in buying one and converting it to tip up as well.
I only have a hand drill. I wonder if that would work?
You definitely want a drill press, even if it's just a $50 Harbor Freight one like mine. You may be able to get it done by hand, but it takes a good amount of force to drill Ti and you will cook the bit if it isn't being actively cooled.

Drill underwater (in tupperware), use #48 drill (not #50 or you may break the tap), 2-56 Tap, use tapping lubricant of course.

If you do a G10 or CF liner lock Military rather than Ti, it's super easy using "EZ Lok 240-002-BR, 2-56 Flush Press Insert, Brass" and a 1/8" drill. A hand drill still isn't recommended, but it would be much easier than Ti.

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby blues » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:03 am

Just received the Ti/CF Military S90V. Now I see what all the hoopla was about.

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby Slash » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:26 am

abbazaba wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 am
Ti/CF is the best version of the Military out there IMHO, with somehow only a 0.2oz penalty over the G10 version. I did a blade swap and tapped it for tip up.

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I would say blued fluted ti. If s30v isn't good enough could always do a blade swap.
I can never post pics cause size to big. Plus, it's buried in the safe. Ohh, I also have the full cf and cf/ti. So, do have them to compare with each other.

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:48 pm

Got my 204P model in today...love the color of the scales, the very evenly ground bevels, BUT...its clearly a return. It's a bit off center, so I went to adjust the pivot screws...one of them is already stripped and scratched a bit on the outside of the screw. I'm not very happy about this :mad:

For $200, I expected a brand new knife. Knifeworks will be receiving a call Monday.
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby blues » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:28 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Got my 204P model in today...love the color of the scales, the very evenly ground bevels, BUT...its clearly a return. It's a bit off center, so I went to adjust the pivot screws...one of them is already stripped and scratched a bit on the outside of the screw. I'm not very happy about this :mad:

For $200, I expected a brand new knife. Knifeworks will be receiving a call Monday.
I'm sorry to read this. I wondered if that might be a possibility. I haven't examined my Ti/CF S90V version closely yet as I've had other things on the menu...but I will do so at first opportunity. Hopefully, others will chime in here if there are any issues.
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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:45 pm

Slightly off topic.

Here's my dilemma, I have the opportunity to choose between a slab Ti or fluted Ti Military at a very inexpensive price. Which do I get?

Either one I get will be getting a blade swap quite quickly.

The fluted is so pretty, but the slab sided one matches the Military's tough design...

Decisions, decisions!

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Re: Knifeworks Exclusive Military Restock

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:05 am

I personally prefer the slab. As you said, it matches the toughness you think of in the Military. I just can't get into the fluted look. All I think of is a seashell.
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