What "Other" is in your pocket???

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:20 pm

soc_monki wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Custom Benchmade Crooked River!

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That's nice too! Probably a little larger than I like though. I have a mini Crooked River that I won on Blade Forums and even that's bigger than I like
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby The Meat man » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:50 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
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MacLaren wrote:
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Nice. What is it exactly?
Giantmouse Ace Biblio. M390 blade and green canvas Micarta scales. I just got it today but I like it so far.
Nice! I've been eyeballin' those too. I need learn to quit buying so many knives without selling any off first. My problem is, I generally like everything I buy. So I have a hard time picking something to get rid of. :)

How's the detent and action on that Ace?
I think I need to stop too - as of this morning I've got a Manly Wasp in CPM S90V coming in the mail. :D

The action is great! After hearing all the negative things about the action and the detent, I wasn't totally sure what to expect, but I needn't have worried.
The detent is strong and secure, and flipping is easy and effortless, yet it's not so strong (as some YouTube reviews would have) that using the thumb hole is difficult. It's as easy to open manually as any Spyderco detent.
The pivot is nice and smooth, wasn't quite 100% out of the box but in the short time since it's smoothed out to perfection. Blade is perfectly centered too. Fit and finish is superb! I'm looking forward to carrying and using it.

FWIW the only other ball bearing flipper I own is the Advocate. I have no ZT experience.
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby MacLaren » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:59 pm

I've got a really neat fixed blade coming in tomorrow.
A Swamp Rat Rodent 7 - Custom Shop model.
Swamp Rat is a division of Busse Combat.
I'll post up some pics tomorrow
*Edit - didnt make it in today. Will be tomorrow ( Saturday )
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby soc_monki » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:04 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:20 pm

That's nice too! Probably a little larger than I like though. I have a mini Crooked River that I won on Blade Forums and even that's bigger than I like
I started out sticking around 3-3.25 inch blade lengths. I was afraid to get anything bigger! Got a Resilience (4.25!!) and then went to 3.5 inch. Gradually crept up and now own a few 3.75-4 inch blades. I'm not worried about carrying them anymore, but I do usually think about where I'll be or what I will be doing any given day, and choose accordingly.

It usually comes around to having a larger blade and then a smaller, like pairing this knife with a PM2 or my 0456cf, or a 562cf with my para 3...

Or like today I went the crooked river and my cold steel ad10... Just because! Oh and my buck 110 lt.... I think I have a problem!

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby abbazaba » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:00 pm

The ZT 0640 is all about soul, but Big Chris made mine a great cutting tool as well by bringing it to a near zero grind.

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby murphjd25 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:31 pm

abbazaba wrote:
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The ZT 0640 is all about soul, but Big Chris made mine a great cutting tool as well by bringing it to a near zero grind.

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That turned out freaking awesome!
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearrowland » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:00 pm

Nice pic Josh!
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby MacLaren » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:59 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:00 pm
The ZT 0640 is all about soul, but Big Chris made mine a great cutting tool as well by bringing it to a near zero grind.

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Big Chris does nice work.
Always wanted one of his Wolverine knives :D

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Enactive » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:13 pm

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:21 am

TRM Atom in green linen micarta. Very nice!!!

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Enactive » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:09 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
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TRM Atom in green linen micarta. Very nice!!!

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Nice, Darby! :D :cool:

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby abbazaba » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:05 pm

Glad you were able to get one!

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby spyderg » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:06 pm

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby MacLaren » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:09 pm

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby ThomC » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:50 pm

TOPS Tanimboca Puukko on its first hike today ! Very nice carver and whittler, good ergos despite the blocky handle.
Feels like the curves on the micarta allow it to be placed perfectly for sharpening.
This knife has me leaning towards shorter fixed blades...
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:53 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:21 am
TRM Atom in green linen micarta. Very nice!!!

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So where are you guys buying these from? I was on TRM's site and I see they mention something about pre-orders but don't see a way to get in line. Also see them listed on BHQ so I used the notify me function to see if I get lucky. Still not sure how bad I really need one of these or if I'll go for the Atom or Neutron. I guess I'll decide when I find one available
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:01 pm

They only make a couple hundred at a time and sell through preorder. I got in on the last run. They sold out in three minutes.

I know there is a lot of hype around this knife and I try to stay immune to all that.

I really like it. Very thin, very light, great fit and finish, super smooth, great materials, 3.5 inches of 2.5mm stock and a simple utilitarian quality I appreciate.
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:15 pm

I think it looks good overall, but those thumb studs look to be pretty massive. Are they larger than typical studs, or am I just seeing it wrong?
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Naperville » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:33 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:00 pm
The ZT 0640 is all about soul, but Big Chris made mine a great cutting tool as well by bringing it to a near zero grind.

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I'll look him up!
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:53 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:15 pm
I think it looks good overall, but those thumb studs look to be pretty massive. Are they larger than typical studs, or am I just seeing it wrong?
I don’t find them to be too big but if I have one complaint it is that they are a little smooth. I am obviously partial to the Spydie hole so I am not the best judge of thumb studs but I would like to see a little texture on them.

Other than that the only thing I would change is that I prefer tip down. That said, I appreciate the clean look that a one handed and one clip position knife offers.
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?


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