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post #1666 of 1771
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Bark River rules.. I have their Bravo 1 in 3V. 

 

 

Agreed. They consistently make the best non-custom traditional fixed blades aside from the now defunct Blind Horse. Good service too, in the rare event you need it. Both A2 and 3V are great steels. 1095 can be really nice, but it doesn't really hold up for sheer durability and edge retention compared with these tool steels. 

post #1667 of 1771
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Bark River rules.. I have their Bravo 1 in 3V. The thing with Busse is they grind their blades too thick and they have way too thick starting stock to have any sort of precision cutting tool leftover after the grinding.

 

I recently got a few knives.

 

Michael Raymond Estrella

 

Michael Burch Mid-Tech Impetus and Bob Terzuola ATCF

I couldnt agree with you more Chris.

Thats the reason I re-profile a few of the barkies I have. And with the new 3V, it literally took me hours on the wet-stone to re-profile the convex blade. Screaming sharp though, once its been profiled, screaming sharp--I cant even touch the cutting edge.

 

I stay away from flippers, too many ways the blade can fail on you.

post #1668 of 1771

Actually there is one blade (flip) thats worthy of being in my pocket. And that is the MicroTech Socom.

Man thats a sick looking blade!

post #1669 of 1771
This is the knife I ended up buying:

http://www.knivesshipfree.com/bark-river-knives/bravo-1-5-3v/bark-river-knives-bravo-1-5-3v-desert-ironwood-1/

I have to wait until they have a left-handed sheath, and then wait for the abysmal shipping time to Afghanistan. Blech. I'm excited though, that sucka looks nice!
post #1670 of 1771
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This is the knife I ended up buying:

http://www.knivesshipfree.com/bark-river-knives/bravo-1-5-3v/bark-river-knives-bravo-1-5-3v-desert-ironwood-1/

I have to wait until they have a left-handed sheath, and then wait for the abysmal shipping time to Afghanistan. Blech. I'm excited though, that sucka looks nice!

Went with the big-one eh :popcorn:

 

Very nice choice of handle as well. 

post #1671 of 1771
Yeah, there won't be any pics though, no camera over here. We can hook anything up to USB ports on the cpu anyway, so it wouldn't matter if I did have a camera.

My wife and I were stationed in Tucson, AZ and we absolutely love it there, so the Desert Ironwood is a tribute to Tucson. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1672 of 1771
Hey, thanks again for the help. Unless the knife sucks of course... biggrin.gif



jk
post #1673 of 1771
Thread Starter 

I probably consider myself one of the more dangerous cablers lol

 


Edited by Chris_Himself - 1/16/14 at 2:39pm
post #1674 of 1771
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

I probably consider myself one of the more dangerous cablers lol


chris, you've got some practicing to do. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xSmfK498DjI
post #1675 of 1771

My current favorite wood inlaid knife.

post #1676 of 1771
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My current favorite wood inlaid knife.

A gentleman's folder. A fine choice.

post #1677 of 1771
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

A gentleman's folder. A fine choice.

I tip my hat to you sir.

I'm not really a fan of the military style knives. I've only got one and it has a cherry wood inlay with a locking mechanism but its uncomfortable to grip.

post #1678 of 1771

I like the Laguoile (like that one) and Le Theirs styles of french knives. They fit some hands well, others not so much, but well made examples can be really great knives. I've had my eye on a few... not that I need more knives. 

Not that I need more headphones either, but whattaya gonna do. 

 

Finally got a good Bird & Trout knife (from GEC). Took some hunting, but it's a great value. Holds a real nice edge too.

 

 

Between this, my Tackett custom bushcrafter, the Spyderco Street Beat, and the Blind Horse Frontier first, I should be done with fixed blades for a while. My wallet hopes anyway.


Edited by liamstrain - 1/18/14 at 7:20pm
post #1679 of 1771
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post
 

I like the Laguoile (like that one) and Le Theirs styles of french knives. They fit some hands well, others not so much, but well made examples can be really great knives. I've had my eye on a few... not that I need more knives. 

Not that I need more headphones either, but whattaya gonna do. 

 

Finally got a good Bird & Trout knife (from GEC). Took some hunting, but it's a great value. Holds a real nice edge too.

 

 

Between this, my Tackett custom bushcrafter, the Spyderco Street Beat, and the Blind Horse Frontier first, I should be done with fixed blades for a while. My wallet hopes anyway.

I feel ya.

 

And that Fred Perrin Spyderco is a awesome EDC. In fact, I dont think Ive ever had a fixed blade contour my hand/grip as good as the street beat did. A really great knife.

post #1680 of 1771

Yeah, the Street Beat is very comfortable to use. I will probably source another sheath for it - not a fan of the G-clip and kydex. It's slightly too long, overall, for me to really use as an EDC - I'd rather something I could use a pocket-sheath with. But it does have its uses. I'll most likely keep it a good while longer. 

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