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Old 11-30-08, 12:51 AM   #1
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Btw I would need a torx driver to tighten those screws? Or is it something else.


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Btw I would need a torx driver to tighten those screws? Or is it something else.


hey ...I was just gonna start a knife thread.

I'd like to know the answer myself...a lot of these tactical knives are supposed to be taken apart for cleaning, but many come with plain hex bolts. I'm not sure what to do with those thingies
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Well the handle grips are getting loose from opening it and they are probably going to fall off sometime soon so I need something to tighten it. I will be putting thread locker on. Another one I had, had a clip that came off. It also had the same type of screws, but I couldn't find anything at the store that would fit.
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I'd try someplace that sells S&W knives (brick and mortar or a web site)... I just looked up S&W but their site is on the fritz.

Something like CR is easy to take apart (at least it looks like it in videos I've seen). I thought there'd be accessories like that tool on this site but doesn't look like it...I have a knife with the same little nuts, so I'll need one eventually myself.
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I won't take mine apart. I keep mine clean the way I do with my bikes. "Floss" and lots of oil. The springs and the insides are too sensitive. I skeered.

As a matter of fact, to enforce that diddy about the springs, Michigander gifted me a special knife and he did in fact put something over the screws to keep me from.....screwing with them. And plus the screws won't get loose with that stuff on it.
Like lock-tite? That's a good idea.

I think the take-it-apart and clean it mentality in the knife world comes from guys using them to dress game when hunting....the most dangerous thing i hunt is a good Emmantaler or Jarlsberg cheese, but I still worry about getting it clean enough
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Oops. I took out my post because I thought of that cleaning-of-the-kill thing right after.

Makes sense though Pgoat. Mine just stays in my bag. No guts that thing will ever see. Hopefully. Unless someone messes with me.
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ooooOooohhh... Cutlery!

I'm a minor Spyderco junkie myself. Probably have a collection of 13 or 14 so far.

I carry one of these regularly:



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No guts that thing will ever see. Hopefully. Unless I dare to go to Walmart.
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nice nife fuzzy. i hope it is legal for street carry.
i like folders that open with one hand but California's
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I'm a minor Spyderco junkie myself. Probably have a collection of 13 or 14 so far.

I carry one of these regularly:



see, now that doesn't even come apart, no?
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I'm a minor Spyderco junkie myself. Probably have a collection of 13 or 14 so far.

I carry one of these regularly:



The first one looks nice. I like.
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I'm a minor Spyderco junkie myself. Probably have a collection of 13 or 14 so far.
*cough cough* those are effin expensive. and hard to sharpen.
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nice nife fuzzy. i hope it is legal for street carry.
i like folders that open with one hand but California's
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are all on the small side.

Nice CF!

yes, good point; I believe it's the blade length only that matters ,and that it's is a state regulated thing. I'm guessing that S&W is a 3 15/16" blade as 4" is considered too big in many states.

I don't even carry a knife anymore...things have calmed down here now but for several years after 9.11 they'd stop you and do random searches...I almost had a few knives taken away, even thought they were pretty small innocuous things well within legal limits. I got tired of arguing so now I just open things with my teeth and fingernails
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Nice, tool.

Yup, you'll need a Torx set to tighten that down. Blue Loctite or in a pinch clear nail polish...it can still be removed and if you need to, you can dissolve with nail polish remover...my friend uses it on his scope rings for his Thomson Contender.

My EDC is a Chris Reeves Sebenza, replacing a Benchmade Griptilian, which replaced a lost Benchmade AFCK. On occassion I carry two Spyderco Endura (1) plain and (1) serrated.
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nice nife fuzzy. i hope it is legal for street carry.
i like folders that open with one hand but California's
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I'm not exactly sure on that. I know there aren't any particular strick rules about them here unlike NY and CA.


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knives can get crazy expensive (Emphasis on crazy). I have a pat crawford, but mine is just a plain CF. Still a little pricey (nothing like the one pictured here) but I'll beat the hell out of it...I just don't want to lose it to a BS inspection on the subway.

looking at these photos I think I need one of those doo-hickeys to tighten/open this too....
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Nice, tool.

Yup, you'll need a Torx set to tighten that down. Blue Loctite or in a pinch clear nail polish...it can still be removed and if you need to, you can dissolve with nail polish remover...my friend uses it on his scope rings for his Thomson Contender.

My EDC is a Chris Reeves Sebenza, replacing a Benchmade Griptilian, which replaced a lost Benchmade AFCK. On occassion I carry two Spyderco Endura (1) plain and (1) serrated.
so, like this?
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woe to the person who breaks into your house.
nice collection.

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see, now that doesn't even come apart, no?
The black one doesn't (it's riveted). The silver one does use torx screws (they're on the other side of the handle).

The Centofante IV (black handle) is about $45 which isn't that expensive for what you get. The Adventura is ~$75 mostly due to the stainless steel handle. Spyderco has some great entry-level/mass market knives that perform just as good as knives costing 2-4 times more.

The world of cutlery is kinda like cycling... The principle in the "$200 walmart bike vs. $750 entry level road bike" argument generally applies to most knives as well. $40-50 is the price point where you start getting a real cutting tool that will last quite a while.
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I have a spyderco a buddy gave me when I was a backcountry guide.
You can open it with one hand which is useful when you work
around livestock a lot. It will last forever because it sits
in the bottom of my tool box because I can't sharpen it very well
and that steel is hard like rock.
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But yeah, Spyderco makes a cadillac knife.
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The black one doesn't (it's riveted). The silver one does use torx screws (they're on the other side of the handle).

The Centofante IV (black handle) is about $45 which isn't that expensive for what you get. The Adventura is ~$75 mostly due to the stainless steel handle. Spyderco has some great entry-level/mass market knives that perform just as good as knives costing 2-4 times more.

The world of cutlery is kinda like cycling... The principle in the "$200 walmart bike vs. $750 entry level road bike" argument generally applies to most knives as well. $40-50 is the price point where you start getting a real cutting tool that will last quite a while.
Indeed. Actually one of my favorites were the Opinels - $8 at Williams Sonoma But they get all funky and loose too quickly, I always worried they'd fail and there go your fingers, so I got rid of mine. They are great in the kitchen tho. I kept one big one for a our picnic bag and we used to use the little ones as table cutlery when my wife still ate meat.

Centofante makes a very nice knife.
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I have a spyderco a buddy gave me when I was a backcountry guide.
You can open it with one hand which is useful when you work
around livestock a lot. It will last forever because it sits
in the bottom of my tool box because I can't sharpen it very well
and that steel is hard like rock.
just curious - what do you use to sharpen? stones? I am still getting the hang of all that.

One reason I loved the Opinels was they sharpened super easily. Didn't hold an edge so very long but at that price, who cares?
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