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post #226 of 1731
Ti-Lite: (not my photo)

post #227 of 1731
Marvin, TheMarchingMule: Thanks for the recommendations on the Endura and Delica! I'll be looking into those!
post #228 of 1731
So I finally got tired of having to take my gloves on and off in the cold weather on the North Slope everytime I needed to open one of the knife blades on my Leatherman Surge outside. Unfortunately, I'm outside a fair bit everyday and as such, I needed to look for a good folding knife. I've got a Spyderco Endura on the way, but realized I was going to be mighty peeved at myself if I lost it on the Slope, so I decided to look for another cheaper knife that I could use up there as a daily beater. I came across this today:



CRKT Thunderbolt 2

I'm really liking this knife. If feels very solid and heavy in my hand, and the contours of the handle fit my hand perfectly. Certainly not too shabby in the looks department either with good balance in colors, especially the bronze underlay on the handle. But the blade! I don't think I've ever seen a serrated blade with a tanto tip that also has serrations on the tanto (unfortunately, not seen in the pic I linked)! The nice Lawks Safety that can be engaged after the framelock locks the blade in place prevents the framelock from disengaging and accidentally folding back down making for a very nice virtual fixed blade when necessary. Breaking it in on some zipties and some rope that happened to need cutting yielded very positive results, and at 3.44", the blade is a bit longer than the old Sheffield I broke earlier, which is quite a nice change. I'm already happy with it and also, now a bit nervous about accidentally losing this as well!
post #229 of 1731
I've been using a CRKT My Tighe for the last year as a daily carry and I'm here to tell you you are going to like that steel; takes and holds a nice edge. For the dough, how can you go wrong? Beats me.
post #230 of 1731
I bought a couple of CKRT "Desert Storm" Knives for my family members, but haven't carried one. They look very well made. I used to carry my Spyderco Wayne Goddard micarta handle knife, and switched to my Benchmade Gryptilion because I was afraid I would lose the Spyderco. Instead I lost the Benchmade (for a few days), and was very happy to get it back from the YMCA lost and found. The point is, you can't be afraid of losing it or you'll never have a good knife on you...
post #231 of 1731
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Originally Posted by Old Pa View Post
I've been using a CRKT My Tighe for the last year as a daily carry and I'm here to tell you you are going to like that steel; takes and holds a nice edge. For the dough, how can you go wrong? Beats me.
I know! The minute I opened the blister pack and the knife slid into my palm, I was shocked that CRKT could sell such a fine piece of kit for as little as I paid for mine! Everything about this knife screams 'Quality' and when I looked back at the receipt, I was almost positive that someone had made a mistake and priced it too low. In the store, I was torn between a Gerber Paraframe II and a Winchester ParFive Tanto w/serrations, and then, when I saw this one, I went with a gut instinct and picked it up. Glad I trusted my gut this time!

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I bought a couple of CKRT "Desert Storm" Knives for my family members, but haven't carried one. They look very well made. I used to carry my Spyderco Wayne Goddard micarta handle knife, and switched to my Benchmade Gryptilion because I was afraid I would lose the Spyderco. Instead I lost the Benchmade (for a few days), and was very happy to get it back from the YMCA lost and found. The point is, you can't be afraid of losing it or you'll never have a good knife on you...

This is true. Its just that, most likely like everyone else here, some equipment I purchase, I end up making a better connection with than others, and I wasn't expecting to love this knife nearly as much as I do (I was expecting it to be a beater knife, and it feels like nothing of the sort). If I lose it, I lose it, but I have a good feeling that as long as I hold on to it and maintain it, like Old Pa said, this is going to be a stellar knife!
post #232 of 1731
My custom made Brusletto. My woodcrafts teacher back in school, maybe 6.th grade, was educated by a famed knife handle maker who I never got the name of but he showed me a book when asked if I could make a knife. I was one of the only kids actually wanting to do some cool stuff so he got me the best and largest legal blade he could find some neat wood for the handle. Don't know the sort but its something that needs oil and is not common here. Back then the only kills it got was fishing with my grand dad I did a lot back then. Now its my weapon of choice to work insulation and such since I haven't got around to get a scalpel and such as its rarely I'm not using the well stocked work lab's for any hobby job. Unless I do the neck turning on you this is the last thing you would see if you ever stole my headphones or other highly loved items Well at least I handed in the army field knife when I turned to in-active mode and concentrated on work/Head-FI. That knife was used as a mine knife too so it was not that sharp for killing - more a torture thing Normally the spade.field with saw and multi tool.large with knife would be considered vital weapons parts more likely to be used in fights and as such in the danish army they are exceptional bad for a recruit to loose or not having oiled and sharpened. I always had them ready of course Including the bayonet you have on duty as a Danish Royal Guard for show and as first ROE defence/offence move if you have the time to try and not shot the intruder - unfortunately the intruder happens a lot more often to get a 5.56 in a non-vital body part due to distance and typically being drunks or physiologically unstable individuals climbing a fence or so rather than terrorists or other trained hostile elements

BTW the custom handle is all made by my self back then and it comes with a fine made home made custom leather belt wearable thing as a 2 piece set.
LL
post #233 of 1731
Can not believe i ended up with this one but i did! All the others except one were wood or titanium
post #234 of 1731

One more.
These are from the store but they are the actual knife.
William Henry B06-P Nautilus
post #235 of 1731
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

One more.
These are from the store but they are the actual knife.
William Henry B06-P Nautilus
Is that a Mother-of-Pearl handle on that knife?
post #236 of 1731
At $21 the CRKT Thunderbolt 2 looks great!
post #237 of 1731
Hi, I saw this thread, and it got me interested in knives.

So I'm wondering, in your experience, which blade steel or material do you like and why? (Rank them from experience.)

Also, does anyone know a site where they post information on the different steels and materials and give like what the pros and cons are of each one?
post #238 of 1731
And are there a site that has Many different knifes and types that ships internationally? im starting to on all this nice knifes.
post #239 of 1731
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Also, does anyone know a site where they post information on the different steels and materials and give like what the pros and cons are of each one?
There's a basic rundown of knife steel types here. It catches pretty much everything except for recent exotic powdered metallurgy super steels. Of those, ZDP-189 (extremely hard and wear resistant, a bit brittle) and CPM-M4 (extremely hard and wear resistant with good toughness, not stainless) seem to be the top of the super steel food chain.

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And are there a site that has Many different knifes and types that ships internationally? im starting to on all this nice knifes.
I've used knifecenter.com and been satisfied with their service. They'll ship internationally, but with some caveats.
post #240 of 1731
My knife died. Any replacement ideas for a small foldable all purpose (will use for outside work) knife?

I want to replace the boker subclaw which was great minus its worklife. Hoping for around the same size, foldable and with a clip.
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