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Old 12-12-09, 11:52 AM   #1
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Knives.

Here's my Chris Reeve Large Classic Sebenza with African Blackwood Inlays.

Also, my knife can beat up your knife.
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Here are my knives. What they lack in brawn, they make up for in overpowering numbers.

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This is what I take with me on night rides, just in case.. Microtech Halo..
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Auto knife in CA.

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I carry a Laguiole knife. Best knife I've ever owned.
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so what's wrong with CRKT?
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so what's wrong with CRKT?
Weak/goofy locks, tolerance stack issues, marketing claims that lead people to believe that a $25 knife made by Chinese robots is liek, teh best knife evar.

They also come awfully dull from the factory and have some spotty heat treating.

Better can be done.
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Weak/goofy locks, tolerance stack issues, marketing claims that lead people to believe that a $25 knife made by Chinese robots is liek, teh best knife evar.

They also come awfully dull from the factory and have some spotty heat treating.

Better can be done.
I feel the same way about many of Cold Steel's knives.
Stupid locking mechanisms, the blade material is good but some of the shapes are just pathetic.
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I feel the same way about many of Cold Steel's knives.
Stupid locking mechanisms, the blade material is good but some of the shapes are just pathetic.
Cold Steel is genuinely awful.

I feel sorry for people who buy a Cold Steel knife at anything more than 50% of MSRP.
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Here's my Chris Reeve Large Classic Sebenza with African Blackwood Inlays..
Wow, nice Sebbie, BT. I likey.

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Auto knife in CA.

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Easy to get a NIB OTF or OTS in Cali. I can get one. Matter of fact the only reason I didn't was because I just bought my AO and didn't have enough cash.
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Wow, nice Sebbie, BT. I likey.



Easy to get a NIB OTF or OTS in Cali. I can get one. Matter of fact the only reason I didn't was because I just bought my AO and didn't have enough cash.
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Baby piercing, cop seeking, heat killing, armor wasting knives available for purchase in CA? How bizarre...

What kind of folders do you have?
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I'm new at this so I don't have very many, just started collecting a few of months ago.

Gerber Valloton
Gerber Rex Applegate/Fairbarn Covert (the USA one)
Benchmade 551 Mel Pardue
Benchmade 556 PNK Mel Pardue
Benchmade 13150-1
Benchmade 585 BKS Osborne
Leatherman C303

Would love to have a Benchmade 3300 BKS OTF but I can't justify the cost right now.
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I'm new at this so I don't have very many, just started collecting a few of months ago.

Gerber Valloton
Gerber Rex Applegate/Fairbarn Covert (the USA one)
Benchmade 551 Mel Pardue
Benchmade 556 PNK Mel Pardue
Benchmade 13150-1
Benchmade 585 BKS Osborne
Leatherman C303

Would love to have a Benchmade 3300 BKS OTF but I can't justify the cost right now.
Have you considered a Microtech OTF?

I've handled a 3300 before at a local shop. It wasn't very impressive.

I have a Benchmade 710 and a 556-PNK that I carry on occasion. The Spyderco Military, Spyderco Endura and Sebenza get the most pocket time.

I also have a Spyderco Bug knife and a SAK that go in my left pocket.
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Weak/goofy locks, tolerance stack issues, marketing claims that lead people to believe that a $25 knife made by Chinese robots is liek, teh best knife evar.

They also come awfully dull from the factory and have some spotty heat treating.

Better can be done.
fair enough, but the CRKT Kommer Full Throttle - which I believe is a model that has since been discontinued - is a very well made knife compared to some of the other knives I have seen in the CRKT catalogue. It has a good lock, tight tolerances and quite a sharp edge from the factory as well.

AllenG - FWIW, Laguiole has been sold and a lot of their knives are now manufactured in China, and from what I have seen, with a lot worse quality control than the CRKT knives.
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Have you considered a Microtech OTF?

I've handled a 3300 before at a local shop. It wasn't very impressive.

I have a Benchmade 710 and a 556-PNK that I carry on occasion. The Spyderco Military, Spyderco Endura and Sebenza get the most pocket time.

I also have a Spyderco Bug knife and a SAK that go in my left pocket.
Too many fake Microtechs floating around, no?

OOOh I looked at the 710 but it was light. You didn't like the Infidel? Why? The Spydie Military seems cool but I just don't do holes, ya know what I mean? I want a Bob Lum Custom. Yeah right.
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fair enough, but the CRKT Kommer Full Throttle - which I believe is a model that has since been discontinued - is a very well made knife compared to some of the other knives I have seen in the CRKT catalogue. It has a good lock, tight tolerances and quite a sharp edge from the factory as well.

AllenG - FWIW, Laguiole has been sold and a lot of their knives are now manufactured in China, and from what I have seen, with a lot worse quality control than the CRKT knives.
Real Laguiole folders.

I have a CRKT Drifter that I let friends borrow for when they have to venture into unsafe parts of the county. It's the only CRKT folder I've seen that doesn't have issues with blade lock-up or screws working their way loose after a few days of using it.
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Blue Loctite after finding the sweet spot. Just a toothpick dab on the female side.
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Too many fake Microtechs floating around, no?

OOOh I looked at the 710 but it was light. You didn't like the Infidel? Why? The Spydie Military seems cool but I just don't do holes, ya know what I mean? I want a Bob Lum Custom. Yeah right.
No fakes here.

The Military is my favourite folder that I own. If it were a titanium frame lock, it would be perfect. The 710 is close, after the Sebenza and Military.

I love Bob Lum's designs. Especially his collaborations with Spyderco and Benchmade.

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Blue Loctite after finding the sweet spot. Just a toothpick dab on the female side.
Or, I could buy knives that are the right shape and don't need Loctite.

Just sayin'.
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No fakes here.

The Military is my favourite folder that I own. If it were a titanium frame lock, it would be perfect. The 710 is close, after the Sebenza and Military.

I love Bob Lum's designs. Especially his collaborations with Spyderco and Benchmade.

Oh, wait.

M4. Did you order one? You can only get it from Roger.
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M4. Did you order one? You can only get it from Roger.
I'm waiting in line for his call backs when he gets them in.

I can't wait. It's going to be the best knife ever.
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AllenG - FWIW, Laguiole has been sold and a lot of their knives are now manufactured in China, and from what I have seen, with a lot worse quality control than the CRKT knives.
Mine is a real French one. Hand scroll work and all.
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Can I hijack this thread for a sec to ask you guys for knife advice?

I'm looking for a small-to-medium lightweight knife for backpacking. My experience is that most knives really suck and I don't like giving money to folks who make crap. I want something that I can feel safe using, with a good lock, comfortable, stable handle and durable edge. I'd like to pay less than 60$.

I was eying some of the CRKTs, Columbia Rivers, etc. because they're light and the hi-vis handles are useful. Leatherman also makes a decent-looking multi-tool with a small blade that'd probably suffice. I'm open to getting a single-bladed locking knife, or a swiss army kind of deal, as long as the handle doesn't suck. Any advice?
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