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post #1081 of 1747

Its functional, but there are better blades for less. This is the earlier pre-Kraton Pachmayr grip.

 

 

 

 

 

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post #1082 of 1747
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Originally Posted by pumbaa071 View Post

That is some incredible damascus work.


No need to tell me! People collect stuff, and there are people out there that collect these hand made pieces of art. They run $2000-15,000

 

 

 

post #1083 of 1747

Sounds almost like the murray carter and his knives. He has kitchen knives in the $5000 range on his very upper end. I know a simple boning knife will run almost $1000.

post #1084 of 1747
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What do you guys think of the Cold Steel Master Tanto? I think its one of the best looking fix blades!

 

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Does anyone has experience with the San Mai III steel? I read that it has a VG-1 (similar to AUS8) core with 420J on the outside, which I think is disappointing, for the money I expected something like a D2 core...


San Mai III is more like a laminated ZDP-189 for a softer steel core from what I hear... look it up it's insanely expensive to make and therefore insanely expensive to buy. Most Cold Steel knives I don't really like but their San Mai III stuff is unparalelled really for the price until you get into custom tantos.

 

Thats a very good knife to use for almost anything, the tanto has a nice sweep to it :)

post #1085 of 1747
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San Mai III is more like a laminated ZDP-189 for a softer steel core from what I hear... look it up it's insanely expensive to make and therefore insanely expensive to buy. Most Cold Steel knives I don't really like but their San Mai III stuff is unparalelled really for the price until you get into custom tantos.

 

Thats a very good knife to use for almost anything, the tanto has a nice sweep to it :)


 

I've looked it up and it costs a bit more than a Benchmade 940 (which I am currently saving money for). I don't really need it, but I just love the design!

I also read that tanto blades not so useful for utility tasks, they are designed for combat...

 

 

post #1086 of 1747
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Yeah, but does your Chris Reeve have the Wilson Combat eagle clip?

 

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Been wanting a Wilson Combat sebenza for quite sometime, hopefully I can convince my cousin to sell me his.

 



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I have this one at home. I won it from an ebay auction about 8 years ago. Not exactly an EDC.... But beautifully crafted and finished. I took this pic off the website because I only have a poor quality camera on my phone.

 

 

 

Nice file work.
 

 

post #1087 of 1747
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Nice file work.
 

 



Its a shame the pictures are poor quality and I have a crap camera. The file work is beautiful on this thing! Rope pattern on anodised titanium liners.

 

post #1088 of 1747

I like my Ka-Bar.

post #1089 of 1747
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I like my Ka-Bar.



I like mine too... but it's (not) terribly practical for my needs.


Edited by liamstrain - 12/20/11 at 8:15am
post #1090 of 1747

The only interesting knife I have is a CRKT Dessert Cruiser which isn't even an amazing knife.  It says Operation Enduring Freedom Certified on it whatever that means.  I bought it at the PX at Bagram Airbase.

post #1091 of 1747

I'm looking for a new fixed. Are paracord grips any good?

 

 

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Or maybe this one, but I hate Rambo teeth.

 

 

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post #1092 of 1747
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I'm looking for a new fixed. Are paracord grips any good?

 

 

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Or maybe this one, but I hate Rambo teeth.

 

 

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Strider fixed blades are awesome, paracord wraps are awesome and easily replaceable when they get too dirty/frayed in the long run.

 

If you're looking for a really nice fixed blade, BRKT makes some of the best blades for the money. If you like that commando look in a fixed, I think Strider still is your best bet, super tough too

post #1093 of 1747

^ Thanks. Its not just the look but the use I'm looking for. Difficult choice on the grip--the paragrip looks fuller, the G10 is maintenance free. BTW, the blade in the lower pic is a Chris Reeve.

 

This BRKT looks sweet, but one size too big for what I want right now.

 

http://www.barkriverknifetool.com/SAR-STS-5.htm

post #1094 of 1747

Look at Busse. They have a bunch of sizes. Infi is some crazy steel.

post #1095 of 1747
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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

^ Thanks. Its not just the look but the use I'm looking for. Difficult choice on the grip--the paragrip looks fuller, the G10 is maintenance free. BTW, the blade in the lower pic is a Chris Reeve.

 

This BRKT looks sweet, but one size too big for what I want right now.

 

http://www.barkriverknifetool.com/SAR-STS-5.htm



The man behind BRKT, Mike Stewart is a moderator on Jerzeedevil and he's been a really nice guy, just thought I'd owe it to him to plug his stuff.

 

I think more work goes into paracord wrapping one of those Striders than machining that G-10 scale if craftsmanship matters. Obviously cool points always go towards the Strider of any type.. even their folders. Chris Reeve makes really tactical looking blades which is quite odd since he builds gentleman's folders. I wish he did fixies with exotic wood handles.

 

The obvious choice I feel is ESEE and I think thats what you're trying to avoid too haha.

 

I have a lot of connections on the Usual Suspect forum, I can look for a good deal on a Strider if you let me know what model you want? Since it's a privatized forum I'll just forward the details to you.

 

 

 

 

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