Production knife classics? (Modern)

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby Bloke » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:28 am

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Gerber Sportsman 1, 2 and 3 were classics in their day. 440C and even Vascowear ( a few years in the 80's in the Sportsman 2 ). Pretty sporty stuff for those days.
Hey Joe, I remember the Sportsman although I never owned one but I had a flash ivory micarta folder back then around the mid 80’s plus a Pixie, Bird and Trout and a Coho. Lost the folder and the Pixie, broke the Bird and Trout but the old Coho is still floating about here somewhere. :)

Pretty sure this is the folder I had. :cool:

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby James Y » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:53 am

Speaking of Gerber, one knife that should be mentioned is Gerber’s LST. It was the very first knife with a Zytel (FRN) handle and was linerless as well. It paved the way for all the FRN-handles knives that followed. Is it still in production?

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby M Sea » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm

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These are all still in production and have more than stood the test of time. The 110 is a new version with the s35vn steel and Micarta inserts. Its absolutely hands down the most solid feeling folder I have. It was a DLT exclusive and is quickly becoming a new favorite. I know the Benchmade Proper at the bottom is new also but its a slip joint and mixes the old classic style with upgraded steel (s30v) and Micarta scales. Love the Proper!!!
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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby James Y » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:09 pm

M Sea wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm
C4B99CFB-854C-4B2E-B1C7-9F7FE9FBE730.jpegThese are all still in production and have more than stood the test of time. The 110 is a new version with the s35vn steel and Micarta inserts. Its absolutely hands down the most solid feeling folder I have. It was a DLT exclusive and is quickly becoming a new favorite. I know the Benchmade Proper at the bottom is new also but its a slip joint and mixes the old classic style with upgraded steel (s30v) and Micarta scales. Love the Proper!!!
Those are some beautiful knives, M Sea!

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby M Sea » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:49 pm

James Y wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:09 pm
M Sea wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm
C4B99CFB-854C-4B2E-B1C7-9F7FE9FBE730.jpegThese are all still in production and have more than stood the test of time. The 110 is a new version with the s35vn steel and Micarta inserts. Its absolutely hands down the most solid feeling folder I have. It was a DLT exclusive and is quickly becoming a new favorite. I know the Benchmade Proper at the bottom is new also but its a slip joint and mixes the old classic style with upgraded steel (s30v) and Micarta scales. Love the Proper!!!
Those are some beautiful knives, M Sea!

Thank you sir, very fond of them myself.
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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby M Sea » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:00 pm

Sorry, meant to say to James Y, my thanks for his compliments on my photo.
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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby kennethsime » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:58 pm

Lots of great knives mentioned here. Here's my take for the large, American-based manufacturers.

Spyderco: Delica/Endura, Para Military 2/Para 3, Native, Tenacious
Benchmade: AFCK, 940
Buck: 110/112 Ranger
Kershaw: Leek, Blur, Skyline
CRKT: M-16 Series
Chris Reeve: Sebenza
Gerber: Gator series.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green
MT27 Mule Team 27 Micro-Melt PD#1 Ranger Green | C36GPGR Military 204p Dark Green

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby kennethsime » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:59 pm

M Sea wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm
C4B99CFB-854C-4B2E-B1C7-9F7FE9FBE730.jpegThese are all still in production and have more than stood the test of time. The 110 is a new version with the s35vn steel and Micarta inserts. Its absolutely hands down the most solid feeling folder I have. It was a DLT exclusive and is quickly becoming a new favorite. I know the Benchmade Proper at the bottom is new also but its a slip joint and mixes the old classic style with upgraded steel (s30v) and Micarta scales. Love the Proper!!!
I really love that 110 with Micarta. I've been thinking about picking up the 112 Ranger slimline in Micarta.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green
MT27 Mule Team 27 Micro-Melt PD#1 Ranger Green | C36GPGR Military 204p Dark Green

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby M Sea » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:02 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:59 pm
M Sea wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm
C4B99CFB-854C-4B2E-B1C7-9F7FE9FBE730.jpegThese are all still in production and have more than stood the test of time. The 110 is a new version with the s35vn steel and Micarta inserts. Its absolutely hands down the most solid feeling folder I have. It was a DLT exclusive and is quickly becoming a new favorite. I know the Benchmade Proper at the bottom is new also but its a slip joint and mixes the old classic style with upgraded steel (s30v) and Micarta scales. Love the Proper!!!
I really love that 110 with Micarta. I've been thinking about picking up the 112 Ranger slimline in Micarta.
Do It!! Its a solid folder. Its up there with my PM2’s, Grips etc., as far as edc goes. That nostalgiac feeling of opening the 110 is just cool as hell. And s35vn and Micarta at that price is great. Such a solid feeling knife👍
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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby GarageBoy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:18 pm

James Y wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:53 am
Speaking of Gerber, one knife that should be mentioned is Gerber’s LST. It was the very first knife with a Zytel (FRN) handle and was linerless as well. It paved the way for all the FRN-handles knives that followed. Is it still in production?

Jim
Still in production, still made in the usa

Gerber in the 70s-80s was so innovative

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:22 pm

James Y wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:53 am
Speaking of Gerber, one knife that should be mentioned is Gerber’s LST. It was the very first knife with a Zytel (FRN) handle and was linerless as well. It paved the way for all the FRN-handles knives that followed. Is it still in production?

Jim
I always carried a small Buck in my pocket because we carried several models in our gun store. Problem was they were kind of heavy for their size and I could always feel them in the bottom of my pocket. When we started to carry a few Gerber models I bought a LST and loved it. I thought it was the greatest things because I couldn't feel it in my pocket. I seem to recall they made a couple sizes back then because I had a small one that was a little bigger than a Manbug. I think that little LST is the reason I like the Manbugs so much.
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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby BLUETYPEII » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:33 pm

When I think of a “modern” classic I think the worker wins along side the Police SS.

Modern to me means no two hand opening and no belt sheath.
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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:28 am

When I was still quite a fan of the Boker line of knives there was one group of them I really liked. It was the GEMINI series. That was the first knife I ever owned that had X-15 TN stainless blade. That steel was great working around salt water. Now do keep in mind I owned and used one of the Boker Gemini models before Spyderco ever launched their Salt Series.

Boker has always been one of my favorite commercial knife companies for quite a while. Also all through my teenage and high school days I owned and used quite a few Ka-Bar knives. And for their time they weren't bad at all. The Ka-Bar blades along with Buck and Case were all great blades for a guy to start out on.

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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby M Sea » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:56 am

Yes, also a Boker fan growing up. Slip joints and especially the Buck 110/112 in all versions just take me back to the beginning. For me, that was cruising garage sales and pawn shops in the early 80's. Great times, classic knives that have withstood the test of time. The Fact that most of them are still in "modern" production just makes them even cooler👍
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Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

Postby Ez556 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:26 am

“The” Ka-Bar. You know the one you are picturing right now, that’s the one. For multitools, the classic Swiss Army knife. For folders, I’d have to say the Buck 110 and the Spyderco Police SS.
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