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post #121 of 1733
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Sorry to hear that, what are you going to replace it with?
Well, I have a Gerber semi-automatic opening folder as my backup, or my Spyderco Wayne Goddard Micarta.

But, today I retraced my steps and went looking for it. It turns out it fell out of my pocket about 10 feet from the check-in desk at the city pool yesterday, and they had it in the lost and found. I was so happy to get it back that I tried to buy the peeps behind the desk a round of Gatorade for all. They declined and were just happy that I got my knife back. Pretty good luck to find it at the first place I went back to!
post #122 of 1733
I use / carry a Buck 501 for everyday use (I've had it over 20 years at least).

The other knife I use regularly is a cheap switchblade I keep on my workbench. Good for when I only have one hand free. This is the first "cheap" knife I've had that holds an edge.

Edit: I usually never "loose" a knife, I just don't know where it is for awhile. They always seem to "turn up".
post #123 of 1733
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Well, I have a Gerber semi-automatic opening folder as my backup, or my Spyderco Wayne Goddard Micarta.

But, today I retraced my steps and went looking for it. It turns out it fell out of my pocket about 10 feet from the check-in desk at the city pool yesterday, and they had it in the lost and found. I was so happy to get it back that I tried to buy the peeps behind the desk a round of Gatorade for all. They declined and were just happy that I got my knife back. Pretty good luck to find it at the first place I went back to!
Glad you found it. I have had a Puma for over 25 years which I would hate to loose.
post #124 of 1733
My EDC is the superb, built-like-a-tank Benchmade 520 (plain edge) to replace my now-sold full-size Ritter. The 520 is simply outstanding for a full-size, strong knife, but its aluminum scales were not to my liking. Since I liked everything else about the knife, I found that Chax Knives does custom knife work on Benchmades, which is tricky due to the Axis lock being inside of the scales. After several emails between Chase and I about what I wanted, intended use, etc., etc., we decided that contoured (also called 3D) G10 scales would be my goal. I just got my new knife a few days ago so I wanted to share it with you!. Benchmade mini Ritter (now my wife's knife!) on top for comparison

G10 is very hard and a little brittle, so you will see that the notches are not 100% perfect as the G10 chips away a little during the cutting since it is somewhat porous (because of the layers used to make G10). Still, the notches give the knife the a perfect grip in the hand, without being too agresive on the skin. I really like my new scales and they make the BM520 a much better knife!!!

























Will
post #125 of 1733
Guns and knives seem to go together and I love both. I have lots in my collection and have just bought this little lovely





Hand made by a guy on a shooting forum I use
post #126 of 1733
Just picked up a new Leatherman Surge



This makes 4 Leathermans in my house including the first that we bought (originally purchased by my father, but given to me), the PST:


The Micra that he bought for me as a gift:


and the Super Tool 200 that belongs to my dad but I was using temporarily because my main knife broke:


I also own about 3 of the basic Swiss Army knives that have the scissors, blade, file, toothpick and tweezers: 2 Wenger Classics, 1 Victorinox Classic SD, 1 Wenger SwissCard Knife, a Victorinox Camper, A Victorinox Pocket Pal and my old, cheap imitation Boy Scout Knife.
post #127 of 1733
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Glad you found it. I have had a Puma for over 25 years which I would hate to loose.
My Puma White Hunter was $19.96 at the original Gander Mountain (Wilmot, WI) in the late 60s.
post #128 of 1733
Better shot of my Kershaw now that I have my decent camera.

post #129 of 1733
Not sure if this has been asked or not. I have always been fascinated by knives for practical reasons and purchased my first about a year ago. A SOG Flash II. It doesn't get much use, but the reason I purchased it was because it felt good to hold in the hand and was easy to operate.

My questions are - what makes a good/bad knife? Why is gerber low-end and benchmade higher?

What does blade shape have to due with useage?

Why are there so many "tactical" knifes? Are people really going hand to hand that often in underground cage fights or something? Or are there certain animals that can only be killed while wrestling to the death with a knife? Kind of a joke, but seriously?

I don't really even see the military purposes with weaponry now and civil/un-civil ways of killing.

So basically - could someone give me the quick 411 on knives please? Much appreciated.
post #130 of 1733
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Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
So basically - could someone give me the quick 411 on knives please? Much appreciated.
You have come to the right place, my son. All the questions you have asked have been answered. All the information you seek has been posted. So, seeker, all you have to do is LOOK UP!

Seriously, go back through this thread, skip the pix and look for the text posts. I know I have made several posts about what I have learned about folders and there's even more from people who know.
post #131 of 1733
I recently purchased a Boker Subclaw on eBay. Can't wait to get it.
post #132 of 1733
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Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
Not sure if this has been asked or not. I have always been fascinated by knives for practical reasons and purchased my first about a year ago. A SOG Flash II. It doesn't get much use, but the reason I purchased it was because it felt good to hold in the hand and was easy to operate.
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My questions are - what makes a good/bad knife? Why is gerber low-end and benchmade higher?
Blade steel, handle material, attention to detail, quality control, overall feel of the knife, fit and finish. If I hold my Gerber Paraframe and then pick my Benchmade 710 up, it's like night and day. You can tell immediately that my 710 is a $100+ knife, and the Gerber feels like a toy.

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What does blade shape have to due with useage?
Different shapes are better at certain things like detail work if you whittle, while other ones are thicker and used for heavier work. Certain points will be better for puncturing than others. You can read about it here.

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Why are there so many "tactical" knifes? Are people really going hand to hand that often in underground cage fights or something? Or are there certain animals that can only be killed while wrestling to the death with a knife? Kind of a joke, but seriously?
Some people just like the way tactical knives look, but no, they don't even want to use them in self defense much less LOOKING for a fight.
post #133 of 1733
my knives, from left to right:

Cheap butterfly knife > my trusty old SAK > Benchmade Mini Pika > Kershaw Mini Mojita (which replaced my Kershaw Scallion that fell out of my pocket )

post #134 of 1733
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Originally Posted by jfindon View Post
Blade steel, handle material, attention to detail, quality control, overall feel of the knife, fit and finish. If I hold my Gerber Paraframe and then pick my Benchmade 710 up, it's like night and day. You can tell immediately that my 710 is a $100+ knife, and the Gerber feels like a toy.
Absolutely - well said. Although a high price does not assure you a higher quality knife, you basically pay more for decent steel (for example 154CM, 440C, BG42, S30V), handle material, strength, etc..
post #135 of 1733
Better picture of my 710. This is it, no more posting the same knives from me

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