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ctrl-f, no knife thread.
Starting with an old picture, because i feel like it.

What do you guys use/carry, and why?
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>>33323995
Just got a ganzo automatic, can't carry it outside though

Fuck Virginia man
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>>33323995
COLD STEEL ESPADA XL because it rustles jimmies like no other.
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Kershaw Chill, because it's thin and light but long enough for my tastes.

I'm considering upgrading Boker Urban Trapper. Same size, a hair lighter, much better steel.
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>>33324749
>Boker Urban Trapper
>87mm blade, 2.5mm thick, narrow, vg-10, ti frame lock, deep carry clip, 48 grams

i'm actually impressed by this choice.
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Hey guys, can you give me any pointers on how to improve?
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esee is pathetic mem
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Spyderco Para2, the GOAT
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Just picked up the Kershaw Dividend for about 40$, anyone have experience with this model?
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>>33324829
not really. the hm models (especially esee 3hm) are bretty gud. So is the izzie, and the camp lore series.
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I have evolved.
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>>33323995
I've been carrying the 0630cf and 0620cf lately. They're thicc. They're sharp. Wave feature is convenient. Serves both utilitarian and self defense roles.

ZT's are addicting af.
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>>33325149
Yes they are. You have a few Cold Steel's too, I like them, been eyeing up the XL Talwar for a while, but I already have an XL Tanto Voyager and XL Espada, I don't really need any more mega folders.

>>33324847
It looks good. Pretty much every US made Kershaw I've handled has been awesome, like the Skyline, Leek, and Link.

>>33324457
My man.
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let's trigger someone...


hey, /k/, I just bought a 200 dollar, partial tang neck knife, made of 1095 steel (none of this is made up btw).
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>>33326065
I bought one with a titanium blade
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I can tell this bargain bucket mother fucker might actually last a few years.
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>>33323995
I'll be making a knife soon.
One from high carbon steel and one from titanium.

What do you guys think of this design?
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>>33326530
>CS TANTO RIP OFF

WEW BOY
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>>33326530
way too tacticool for me. why don't you go for something like the second from the left in OP?

Keep It Simple Stupid.
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>>33324457
why is howtobasic allowed to own sharps?
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>>33326489
The kabar Dozer is not a bad knife, it's one of the cheapest, actually good, "modern" designed knives.

>>33326530
Yeah that's almost identical to a GI Tanto... It's fine to do this, just make sure to say what it is, "design inspired by Cold Steel GI Tanto".
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>>33326530
Sick strider bud
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I carry a TOPS Karambit.

I live in a rather bleak, nasty area with a lot of white-trash thuggin' home-boys. I've had to pull it a few times.

I don't carry it so much for the actually use, it just gets the message across and looks rather fucking scary.
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I just reprofiled a skyline and one of them kershaw emerson collabs for a friend. I just use a lansky and really fixed Kershaw's disgusting edge on the emerson. However I'm still very new to knives and was just kinda wondering, assuming I strop my knives when they start getting a little dull, and only ever sharpen them once or twice a year with the 3 standard stones in my lansky kit, how long will my knives last me? I get hand sharpening is a different beast from using sanders but I'm getting pretty autistic about how much material's being removed.
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>>33327994
I'll try to give you the most detailed answer I can give in half an hour or so when I'm on my laptop.

You willing to post any pics, I'm curious how you did with the Landsky. I've only used one a few times, before I switched to a Sharpmaker and then a Wicked Edge. This is a (fixed) Skyline I just did.
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>>33327994
Try not to worry about steel loss.

One of the best methods for retaining material on your knives is microbevleling. Ideally you would set the initial edge at around 15-17 degrees per side, depending on what kind of materials you cut, you can go thinner (and that will increase edge retention), but a good all around stable angle is 15-17, and strop at a degree thinner. After using the knife for a while, and stropping is no longer yielding a good edge, it's time to microbevel. Using your finest stone, sharpen at .5 to 1 degree thicker than the main bevel and strop one degree thinner than that. Your knife now has a new edge with a microbevel, practically no materiel has been taken off with the micro bevel.

You can re-microbevel at the same angle a few times before moving up another .5 to 1 degree. You don't have to full reset the edge until your Micro bevel is up at like 20-22 degrees.

If you do this right, the blade of a knife can easily last a lifetime of use.

Another thing to consider though, if you are really into the knife hobby, own multiple knives and rotate. Because I like to rotate my knives, any single knife is used far less. I mostly carry one of 6 knives, but I have 20 or so in the full rotation.
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>>33323995
>he bought a knife designed by a fucking retard youtube shill
Oh boy am I lauffin
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>>33328672
>he doesn't realise how good the jx2 is

no, I am laughing.

Aside from the fact that it would be a good 50 bucks cheaper if it didn't come out of youtube, the jessmuk has the single most comfortable handle I have ever used on a knife, and that's no joke (and i've used quite a few).

The ergonomics on it are simply amazing, the blade profile is really great for slicing, and the angle of it reduces fatigue.

If anything, it's a little bit wide, but you can't have everything.

Whatever you may think of Chris, the knife is simply amazing, and you can't argue with LT's quality.
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>>33328777
>the blade profile is really great for slicing
Why would you have that as a priority and then having a fucking scandi grind?

>Whatever you may think of Chris
I genuinely think he has a mental deficit, nobody can be that much of a retard fuck without it.
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>>33328777
I did not even notice that one was designed by him, it's leaps and bounds better looking than that first monstrosity he made with Schrade.

I don't like him really, but it looks like a good design.

Being designed by a YouTuber is not a good argument against a knife. Two of my most favorite fixed blades (pic related) are designed by a YouTuber, granted YouTuber known for knife making... I don't think anyone would say Gavko Knives are bad based on the fact that he used to make YouTube videos.
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>>33328877
>comparing a knife maker that uses jootube as a tool to show his work, with a fucking literal shill that praises useless shit at the same time that is a totally inept /out/ person
k
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>>33328594
I've heard about micro beveling but never really bothered to look how it worked. I can see how useful it can be now. Unfortunately the lansky only has a few guide holes and only 3 stones so I can't really do much. At least I reprofiled it to 17 inclusive, and the next would be 20 for the micro bevel. It's not much but at least it slices phonebook paper well.
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>>33327733
What is that
It's making me hard
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>>33329044
Does not look to bad, need to work on the tips though, that took me a while to get right as well, keeping the stone flat and not letting it roll when you pass over the point. With enough practice you will get a clean and crisp point, like with pic related.

As for the micro bevel, they are pretty easy to free hand, maybe not a precise, at lest at an entry level, but you could probably do better than 17 to 20. All it takes is a few light passes.

These Kershaws are not bad for practice, not "cheap" but defiantly not expensive. When I got my Wicked Edge four or so years ago, I was dumb enough to try my Spyderco Tuff after only a few knives, it has a slightly rounded tip, I've yet to re do it.

>>33328991
All I'm getting at is that being on YouTube is not a means to prove someone is bad at knife designing, for that you need to judge their designs, not their character, to claim they have bad designs.

I agree he is a tool... but jeez anon, it seems like he fucked your wife or something.
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>>33328839

right, because scandi grind knives are never used for cutting meat.

It works for wood as well (i won't get into the specifics of it here, but it's a question of force vectors) when clearing wood - the blade shape is really efficient at that.

>>33328877
that whole "jessica X" thing, and him pushing it like he has a hard on for that monstrosity is cringeworthy. But he's not the only youtuber who spoke about the jx2, and all reviews of it have been stellar - and for good reason. It's really a solid design for reasons I specified above.
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>>33329165
>I agree he is a tool... but jeez anon, it seems like he fucked your wife or something.


nah, most people who have no argument will jump at any chance to attack the person instead.

It's an added value of the jessmuk, that tools will be quick to laugh at the fact that it was designed by a youtuber/prepper, and the joke's on them, because the knife is worth every praise it gets.

Shame it's a 240 dollar knife, since that puts it out of reach for many people. If you've got the money to burn, though, it's a great purchase.
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>>33329165
>but jeez anon, it seems like he fucked your wife or something.

>that shaky, limp dick faggot
>fucking anything
Even if I had one I doubt he would be able to do so even if she was a half inch away of his balls.

And yes I fucking dislike him

>looking at some specific flashlight videos
>some criticism after a couple fails with a specific model
>a video of him talking about said model appears on suggestions
>oh look he was defending the manufacturer like a good dog he is.
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>>33329354
>>33329272
>having other youtubers giving good reviews of something that you sent them for free
nah, that ain't proof of nothing. Also it the design isn't something totally new, he just combined different handle/blade styles together.
Now I'm going to leave and let you keep sending him your shekels and jerk off to his videos.
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Who is this chris faggot anyway?
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>>33329460
no one, including Chris, ever denied that it wasn't just combining several existing ideas into one design.

It just happens to be one outstanding knife when all is said and done.

And it's actually easier to do an unbiased review of something you got for free, and don't get to keep, than when you are "reviewing" something you bought. Unless you have a lot of money to burn and can casually spend it on buying stuff.

And when all is said and done, Chris isn't any worse than that obnoxious bile thumper who gets an orgasm anyone in his vicinity mentions the Chris Reeve Sebenza, despite the fact that he sharpens knives for a living, and should be able to tell what a piece of shit that knife really is in terms of performance.
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>>33329642
a dude that runs a youtube channel (preparedmind101) - he mostly does knife and flashlight reviews.
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>>33324749
>>33324789
I have one of these as my EDC, chose it specifically for the deep carry clip, which is great. It's a pretty nice knife, though I'm not very hard on it and not sure I'd trust it for anything resembling heavy use, but it dispatches junk mail, boxes, and other light duty stuff with ease.
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>>33324457

What a faggot knife. Get a real knife.
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im too lazy to take a photo of my talwars

just pretend guys.
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>>33330201
I'm actually on planning on getting a No.13 soon, and a Svord Giant Peasant at some point as well. I really like novelty over sized knives, only decent quality ones, no Timber Rattle Budk junk.
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>>33330259
hey bud, been a while, you ever get that engineer bolo?
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Knife with bonus hatchet
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>>33330273
Nah been on a sharpening/axe/old knife train lately.

Got some new water stones and DMT diamond plate, ordered a new handle for my Axe and I'm going to clean it up as a project, and I got my first Opinel and Mora, don't know why I put it off so long.

You get anything new?
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>>33330449
did i show you the FDE talwar?
if not ill get a pic to you, other than that, no
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>>33330273 >>33330449
Oh and I have a new Wicked Edge part on the way. A .25 inch compatible jaw for the gen 3 vice. The Gen 3 vice was a massive up grade, but it limited knife thickness to under .25.
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>>33330482
No never heard of it.
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>>33330600
Oh cool, I've had the CS Talwar on my list a long time. Problem is, I would want the XL size, but I don't need another mega folder, and I don't know if I would actually carry the normal one because it's still on the larger size of things.

How you like it?
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>>33330651
I love mine, i have the old XL AUS-8 one
I carry my XL when on my harley,

FDE one for everything else. Both are super light,

I think you should take another look at the 4 inch its smaller in person.
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>>33330898
And in that blue it's pretty hard to say no... I'll tell you what though, you best stop trying to tempt me , I'm a college student after all, money is not the most accessible thing for me. I'm lucky my sharpening covers a lot of my blade stuff.

I decided to take a family photo finally. In it is most my sharpening stuff and my Pelican case. Missing is a few machetes, a sword, most my fixed blades (they are in a little draw right out of frame), my belt sander, and a few random knives.

I'm improving my sharpening set up, so I need to spend less on knives to put more into the sharpening; I still need to get a 3,000 grit water stone (looking at the Naniwa Chorsara 3000) and to upgrade some of my cheaper stones to Naniwas but they are like $60-$150 per. And I'm thinking about getting more DMT diamond plates (on edge of table in front of chair) but they are about $55-$100 per. And I ultimately want to get a Tormek T8 which will be roughly $1,000... And a Pelican 1600 for my Wicked Edge ($150)
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>>33329044
Lansky holes, about them.
They are per side.
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Gets the job done
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Yugoslavian Bayonet
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>>33332400
What?
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>>33330259
Not getting a giant Douk Douk (though it's on the small end as far as giant knives go)?
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>>33333285
Thank's for the input, I will consider it. Where would the best place to get one be? That's one design I'm not supper familiar with.

I am going for comically large though. Like I considered getting one of those 6" Higonokami, but they maintain the same thinness, so miss the mark.

I would love a Giant Microtech Halo... but I'm not going to pretend I have $9,000 to throw at a meme knife.
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>>33325483
Just bought a 0562CF not too long ago. The thing's action is pure sex. Makes me wanna get a 0452CF.
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>>33333360
You can get the giant Douk Douk (and the normal sized ones) from Laci Szabo.

http://szaboinc.com/edged_weapons/douk-douk-giant/

>I am going for comically large though
Oh, in that case, you should look into getting a balisword. Even if you don't unfold the blade out, you could club a guy to death with it.
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>>33333574
That's been on my list a long time too. I just love the stone wash Titanium, carbon fiber, and satin blade look. It goes really well with my pen, which is Ti and CF.

Although the 0055 is probably going to be my next ZT and then maybe the 0460.
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>>33333634
I've really been turned on to satin blades myself lately, all the higher end stuff I like tends to be stonewashed, so it's nice when a premium maker goes with a satin finish that's properly nice.

Not as crazy about the CF-Titanium look, but I'm warming up to it. I really like the Shirogorov Hati and how they milled the CF to look like a seashell, plain carbon fiber just doesn't have a lot going on visually. Marble CF gives me a mad hard on though.

I could buy a 0452 right now, but Vespa makes a pretty decent clone of Sinkevich's original Coordinal that the 0452 is based on; the leaf pattern one, in S35VN I think. Chink shit, but pretty damn nice chink shit.
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>>33332501
crude, but effective.
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got a new knife, and absolutely lovin' it.

Handles like a fixed blade version of a sodbuster (think farm&field, or mudbug). Lightweight too, 2.4 oz. with the sheath.
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>carrying the 550-1 every day since yall recommended it to me december
>only had to strop it twice, havent even needed to sharpen it once

feels great man
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>>33329828
Neat, I think that will be my next knife then. I don't need it for anything harder than stiff zip ties.
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>>33334768

zip ties can be a bitch to cut, actually. A coarser edge (around 600 grit) would be the way to go, since you want that initial bite to happen with little force.
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>>33330368
I have been looking at that knife for a cheap beater, Is it any good?
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>>33335360
Is that an ultratech
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>>33335970
no, it's just a chink knock-off
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>>33336123
Uh, it's a legit Microtech UTX-70. Basically a mini version of the Ultratech.
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>>33336256
Fuck. Does anyone know the the edge to edge blade width on the ultratech de? What's the width on the UTX-70? I mean the ultratech should be just 30% bigger.
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added a eka t12 recently and a mora robust pro. plan on mora pathfinder addition amongst others. the addiction never ends.
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>>33335360
Nice, a Damascus Skyline with the Carbon Fiber handle, and a deep carry clip. Is the handle aftermarket or from the Premium Skyline?
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>>33336414
Yeah, I took the carbon fiber scales off of one of the S30V models and swapped them out. The clip and standoffs I just got off of ebay.
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>>33333147
degrees per side
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just bumping with a pic of my Police Utility Knife
this is a nice sturdy fixed blade. great size too
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Non-knife fag here

Buck vantage in pic related,

How can i center the blade? I really wanna fix this thing up
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Looking at buying some knives online, anyone have any experience with The Hollow Grind or Rivers Edge Cutlery?
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>>33337714
No experience with either, I normalyl use BladeHQ, Amazon, Cuttlery Shoppe, and sometimes KnivesShipFree and KnifeCenter, Kult Of Athena for sword stuff.

But they seem legit, if you find good prices, I don't see why you shouldn't order from them.

>>33337627
First make sure all the body screws are tight, then tighten the pivot screw, balance the friction of opening with the centering you want. It maybe that you can't have it centered and be easy to open and have good lock up. If this is the case you may need to take the whole knife apart, lubricate the pivot, and reassemble slightly pushing the frame forward or backward (don't know how else to describe it) to change the centering. This may take a few tries, it's a problem with less expensive knives with open back construction. If the blade keeps coming lose, use some blue Lock Tight.

>>33337049
I think the confusion is you not explaining what you mean by. Measuring the edge angle in DPS is the most common way, it's assumed, if not most people will say degrees "inclusive"
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>>33337823

Thanks, I normally buy from BladeHQ but they have virtually none of the Microtechs I want in stock.
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What does /k/ think about Winkler Knives?
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>>33337836
Yeah I would say go for it, maybe worth seeing if they have a Better Business rating or something though if you want to be extra careful.

Microtechs seem to be pretty carefully price locked, so most places that do carry them will likely be around the same price.

What one are you looking at? I want to get a double edged Combat Troodon one day... But right now I'm not in the market for a $400 knife I can't even legally carry most the year.
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This is my EDC, Sanrenmu 7065RUC-SC

>Why?

It was 5 bucks, I love the design, I don't need a knife for hard work, just slicing fruit or food prep and minor tasks.
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Alright lads, greetings fron druid/pol/. Whats the best way to sharpen an Opinel no8 with a patina?
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>>33337935

I am looking for a bayonet blade ultratech. I like that shape more than the dagger blade or the tanto.

I also think it would function decently as a light use edc blade. I can legally conceal carry it.
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I just finished my Flytanium, pretty neat!
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>>33338028

That looks good anon, do you do any flipping?
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>>33338053
yeah i do. helix, bt8b,y3k become routine now i'm at point where it affords much time to learn more. i want to do more, but jobs kill your hobbies! but yeah... dont give up
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>>33338124

I want to buy a balisong but it can be pretty expensive to get one that isn't complete crap. I was pissed bench made raised to price of the 51 by like $75.

I think I may eventually pick up a barebones.
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>>33338152
I'm here in germany, balis completly illegal! standart benchmades are the only balis i can get on detours, no matter what price ... Exchange rates and higher prices because of imports
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>>33338152
it sucks
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Anyone have experience with the crkt obake or achi, looking for a Japanese meme knife
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Ontario rat 2 is my current edc, what other knives could I get that will satisfy me as much as that has without spending a fortune? The skyline seems to be good?
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>>33337949
Well it would be no different from sharpening any other knife. If your asking, I assume you are not into sharpening. You are in an odd spot where you only want to sharpen a $15 knife, and a basic full sharpening set up is around $60-$100 buying new.

If you want to go dirt cheap, look up the Work Sharp Field Sharpener, it has everything you need to get a functional edge for $20ish.

If you are willing to spend more, I can not recommend the Spyderco Sharpmaker ($60) enough, and with something like a Opinel, that's all you need.For thicker knives you may want a 200-400ish grit stone for rough work to supplement the Sharpmaker.

What ever method you use, make sure to sharpen till you form a burr and both sides. You can find a bunch of YouTube videos explaining this method.

It really depends how much you want to spend, I have well over a grand of equipment for sharpening.

>>33338531
They look cool to me, a bit tacky, but if you find them at a good price, sure. Lucas Burnly is one of my favorite designers... I mean, I have 3 variations of the Boker Kwaiken.
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>>33338546
Yes the Skyline, get a skyline. As you can see (>>33336414) I am a big fan of the Skylines, one was my first good modern folder 7 years ago.

Also the Kershaw Link is really good, I don't own one (yet) but I've held a few. Kershaw Leek as well. Pretty much any of the American made Kershaws are pretty bullet proof at any price point, the cheaper chines ones can be very hit or miss though. I hear the OSO Sweet is pretty good.

Cold Steel has a lot of fun stuff in the sub $50 range, I just suggest avoiding anything made of 4116. I've had a bad experience with it, and it feels horrible on the sharpening stone. If you can swing $70, the Cold Steel Code4 is one of my favorite EDC knives, even though it's much cheaper than most my others.

The cheaper Spydercos are okay, but I think brands like Cold Steel, CRKT, Kershaw, and Buck have more to offer in this price range. The Byrd line by Spyderco is decent, just don't try to take anything apart, pretty bad screws.
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>>33338796
I somehow missed boker kwaiken, damn, I need one now. If only I didn't buy the 710 out of fear that they will run out.
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>>33338796
What makes you like the skyline so much?
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>>33339961
They are good. I got my first one 3 or 4 years ago when with in a month of their release. For me the ultimate one is the Tux Kwaiken, I think it and the Damascus ones are the only ones to use the Titanium frame. The Damascus one is on my list, but in the $200+ range a few ZT's come before it.
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>>33337823
Oh, anon I replied to said he reprofiled a knife to 17 degrees inclusive. That would be a feat not achievable on lansky.
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>>33339961
save your money and get an Emerson Kwaiken
they may/may not make more, but you can find em on forums still
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>>33339978
*Knife Rant Warning*

Part of it is nostalgia, once again, it's the knife that got me into modern folders 7 years ago. I remember the struggle choosing between it and a medium Voyager, and only having the budget for one.

It's a really great design;
Ergonomics- I have big hands and normal sub 8" folders aren't that comfortable, but the Skyline is.
Blade Geometry- Near perfect for utility, has a very good slicing grind, is good for whittling, and a tip acute enough for digging out splinters.
Action- The flipping is a great example of the classical flipper feel, it does not rocket out like modern ones, it takes it's time like a Hinderer, and it's comfortable to "light switch" and "push button".
Steel- It's fine for a $40 knife, it's easy to sharpen, and it takes a great edge. Not to mention you can get it in different steels if you look around.
Feel- When I handle the premium Skyline (pic related), the BladeHQ exclusive, it has s30v steel and carbon fiber handles, it's about $100. It feels like it's related to my ZT's, it feels like the younger brother of my ZT0562cf.

It does all of this while being made in America for $40 for the base model. That's amazing. More so all the KIA knife companies (Kershaw, ZT, Shun) have amazing customer service. I've had many good experiences with them.

All of that is why I like the Kershaw Skyline, and most of it applies to the Leek and Link as well.
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>>33340074
I can only probably get one with steel lines, but definitely vg10.
Titanium vs G10 vs carbon fiber decisions time.
Is the carbon fiber textured or grippy on them?
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>>33340243
Well my all black one has a glossy finish, I actually don't like it much, but it was one of, it not the first, Kwaiken to have CF.

I would think all the new ones use the kind that's on the Tux Kwaiken, it looks more mate (not fully though) and is a bit more gripy. It's not Textured, just contoured. It's not slippery but not particularly grippy.

I don't find it to be a problem though, and It's one of my most carried knives.

As far as I know all the Ti handled ones are a bead blast finish, which is probably a bit more grippy, probably as much as the G-10 ones.
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>>33340243
>>33340298
Darn I always use the wrong one.
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Thoughts on Southern Grind?
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Large-Sebenza-21-Titanium-brushed-Handle-D2-steel-blade-Folding-Pocket-Knife-camping-Tactical-survival-knives/32756492216.html

How does this knife lock? As a britbong I want a pocket knife you can just carry without having to justify (non locking blade of 3 inches or less).
Looking for sebenza-like ergonomics cause I have a sanrenmu 7010 and the shape is amazing. I saw a 'DIMA D2' on youtube which I think fit that requirement but was way too much for me (like £130). Autistic youtubers ranting about 'ethics' aside anyone know of something appropriate? Don't give a shit what logo's stamped on it and as long as the steel isn't terrible I'm fine.
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>>33341718
The problem with buying fakes, ethics aside, is there is a chance you are going to get a shit knife. They say it's D2, they say it's Titainium... They are probably not, and if they are it's probably a crap heat treat (ironically so is the real one), and let's say yours comes with a significant flaw, you think they are going to honor a warranty? Are you going to be able to fix it with it's shit chines screws that strip really easy? Does it have a warranty? For that money you can get a pretty damn good knife from a respectable maker, why bother getting some clone that may fall apart after a year?

Sebenza's are R.I.L (Reeve Integral Lock, aka frame lock). In fact they are THE frame lock, the first knife to make the Frame Lock popular.

For non locking knives; Spyderco makes a few that are specifically UK legal, and if you can get a hand on one GEC (Great Eastern Cutlery) makes a lot of really nice classic slip joints. I'm not supper familiar with non locking knives.
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>>33342005
Even if I was inclined to spend that much on a knife they literally don't make one I would carry. I want a slip joint with the shape of the sebenza. It can be entirely steel.
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>>33342005
to add to GEC, i have bought quite a few of them, and the best advice i can give you is either go for a farm and field tool, or a smaller sized GEC. just about every single large GEC (4 inches or over, with the texas cattle knife, the 2 blade mako, and a northfield sunfish) i have bought has had some major issue with them, whether its very large gaps in the backsprings, to blade play and blades hitting the inside of the backspring. smaller knives from them, i have not seen it as often. with that being said. the only larger sized knife i could recommend is an older model #23. those things are tanks, and very cheap (<$100 back when they were selling) for their size. easily my favorite GEC

regardless, i starte out traditional, and only just recently started going with more modern folders, and the biggest difference between them is that modern folders are repairable. if your blade starts wobbling, screw it tight. you dont like the handles, put different scales on. the only thing you can do with a traditional knife in terms of fixing it is taking a hammer and hammering the bolsters shut, which sucks balls if youre doing it on an expensive traditional
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>>33342296
Nothing made in the USA represents good value for money once imported into the UK. I have a few traditional knives like a victorinox and an opinel. One handed open is an enormous benefit since you often want to cut something you're holding already. There's plenty of disadvantages and no advantages to the little thumbnail notch. I have sanrenmu knives that flick open but their handles tend to be too narrow for anything but a thumb and forefinger grip, hence why I want the sebenza's shape. And personally I think spydeco knives are powerfully ugly.

Also everything I have can be sharpened with the whetstones my razors are honed on, so lots of knives with bizarre edges that try to look like e.g. a miniature kukri I just would never consider.

I dunno it seems a pretty obvious gap in the market to have some better UK-legal options
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>>33335360
I recognize this but I can't remember what exactly it is, what is it?
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>>33342458
by the way, ive always wondered.. how much are british army/navy knives worth since theyre locally made? theyre about $40 here for one with a marlin spike
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>>33342710
german mercator. theyre great, but the locking bar inside is guaranteed to fail eventually. every single person ive known thats had one (including myself) has had the bar break inside.
with that in mind, its very slim, its blade can take an excellent edge, and will hold it for way longer than you would expect from a $30 knife, and maybe their inevitable malfunctioning can give some people an incentive to really not hold back with their knife

if you want it to last more than 5 years or so, i would recommend something else, but if you dont mind it, i would absolutely recommend this knife
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Here's my meme collection. So far the ONLY knife that has been shilled and I bought, and was good, has been the KA ABR DOZIER. (And very damn good for the $)

The Opinel #8 fucking sucks, fuck you to everyone that praises it. Even though I clean it, it still gets nasty and tarnished, but it's geometry is perfect for fruit and veggies. But it sits in the drawer. It's retarded as fuck to open. And only got worse with time, and way worse when I applied Gun oil to the hinge spot, and Tru-Oil to the wood.

The Kershaw Shuffle is actually alright, my girlfriend keeps it, likes it, but HATES the bottle opener that digs into your palm. Honestly I love the blade curve and overall tiny geometry. And love the color. So does she.

Then The Mora SS Companion... More of an /out/ shill, definitely. I was so fucking excited, thinking I'm getting some badass Scandinavian piece of magick... but no, my paring knives from Target and Bed Bath & Beyond are almost as good.... The plastic/ rubber just irks the shit out of me. The blade FLEXES inside the handle. So much for that bear grylls bushcraft shit, this isn't the knife for that. The blade is very very nice though. My Ontario's and real KA BAR and Becker's are for that hard use stuff though.... The handle is for something of heftier blade, and carbon for sure. I messed up getting SS and thinking it was going to be bigger and thicker.

Let's see, the Gerber was all the praise back in the day so got the Mini Paraframe years back, it's an awesome little pocket knife I keep with me 24/7.

I'm the guy that has lost many, many knives :( so my collection looks pleb as fuck.

But yeah, pissed off about the stainless steel Mora. It will sit in the drawer too. It will not make a good freshwater filleting/ light duty camp knife like I was hoping. I will probably buy a Mora fillet knife like I should have.

I would not suggest an SS companion to anyone. /out/ needs to STFU about them.
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>>33342955
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>>33341044
They're trash. They're like Emersons in terms of retarded QC issues except worse because they're all faggy tryhard
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>>33342825
I've literally never seen one
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my babies
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>>33341718
Chinese photoshop locks out so they can sell these on aliexpress. Knives shipped will have locks.
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>>33343020
lol shut up you virgin
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>>33323995
what's the one that's third in from the right??
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>>33343211
Oh and their clips are retarded
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Just posting to let you guys know that I love my spyderco paramilitary 2, and I do actually think that buying it was one of the best decisions I made in my whole life.
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>>33342874
Ah yes, I remember now, I'm not looking for something for heavy use so I'll consider it
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>>33342955
I just got my first Opinel, a No.9 Carbon. Yes it will rust very easy, just as any carbon steel knife will. If you are using it as a food knife, the Stainless Steel option is much better. I like it because it's old lock and opening method does have a charm to it. Of course I carry more modern knives most the time, but it's nice from time to time. If you are using too much oil, the wood may be swelling up and causing more friction, they just need to be opened and closed a lot to break in.

The Kershaw Shuffle is pretty good. I bought a 4 pack last year, sharpened them, and put them in first aid kits for my/family/friends to keep in their car.

I've yet to use my SS Companion much, just got two (one for me and one for gf) last week. I've heard they have micro chipping problems. I just intend to use mine for light carving and to practice scandi sharpening.

>>33343346
The PM2 is as popular as it is for a reason. It's a great knife, I've had two. I gave one to my older brother, he sent quite happy text when it showed up in the mail out of the blue for his birthday, with one of my mirror edges on it.
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>>33343563
well you see thats the problem. the break wont be caused by heavy use, it will be cause by the snap of the lockback mechanism, so no matter how hard or softly you use it, lock breakage is inevitable. like i said though, if you accept that and still want one, they are excellent workers
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>>33343020
>Emersons retarded QC issues
pls elaborate anon
preferably with your own personal experience
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>>33338706
lay out your hole collection so we can see it im tired of that fucking box not trying to be rude
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>>33344373
There's no way I can fit everything in to one pic, I would need like a folder pic, fixed blade pic, sword/machete pic, sharpening pic, ect...

I don't have an up to date pic of my folders,, if that's what you are asking, last one I took was over a year ago. A lot has come and gone since.

I'll take a folder pic tomorrow when I have better lighting.
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>>33344247
The damned thing wouldn't fucking center. Had to do the retarded folded paper trick and even then it'd slowly inch over little by little with use despite the pivot being tight. I like their designs and like Ernie but they can be really hit and miss at times. Oh but they're just "tools" and we shouldn't expect any degree of quality if we're going to be fucking sharpening them on rocks in afghanistan or some shit. In regards to Southern Grind, there's no reason a knife of that price should have such a shitty lock
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>>33343280
Lt wright coyote
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I own a couple shitty folders but this is the only knife I could imagine showing off on an imageboard.
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>>33330201
tiny hands
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>>33343563
I will also warn you that quality control doesn't seem to be the greatest. Friend also got one it was pretty sloppily put together and had bad lock up. He may have just got a rare lemon though. Still, if you have the money get one for the hell of it. There like 30$ max and are neat traditional folders.
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>>33323995
Silver Stag Deep Valley with my initials on the handle is my ED no lie.
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>>33345202
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>>33345222
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Just bought
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>>33345366
Dunno what that is, but the design looks solid
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>>33334339
I like it. Gonna need make and model
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I just put a paramilitary 2 on layaway because I'm poor. Did I make a bad decision
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These threads are so fucking cringe-tastic. You're never going to need any of these corny big mall ninja knives.
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>>33345834
Specify big corny mall ninja knife.
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>>33345918
Anything that is just a knife. Carry a multi tool if you actually need it for work. Knives are literally the worst "weapon" you can use, aside from a rock.
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>>33324393
I know that feel VAbro, NCfag here. we have truly stupid knife laws here.
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>>33345811

http://www.caltoncutlery.com/available-neckers.html
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>>33345926

weak bait.
A knife is always a better knife than a multitool is a knife.

Also - unless you specifically need 12 different screwdrivers and all the shit that is on a multitool, you carry one, otherwise a knife is the way to go.
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>>33336256
My sister would love that.
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>>33346139
I wouldn't recommend. Every female that I've let handle that knife puts their finger directly over top where the blade comes out.
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>>33337938
those chinese knives have been getting much better over the pat year or two. the sanremu and ganzos i have are pretty nice. the sanremu has been through the dishwasher a few times and even the anodizing is holding up pretty well.
>>33338230
that sucks man. they are fun to have.
>>33346231
thats good to know. shes pretty good with blades though, shes fast as shit with balisongs, and used to pop out her retractable box cutter like wolverine.
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My edc knives i swap between,
The victorinox climber is where i have my keys
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Heres my khukri as well, HI WW2
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>>33345820

>Did I make a bad decision

I mean, not related to the knife, that was a good decision. Though you've clearly made poor life choices if you have to put a pm2 on layaway to afford it.

Where can you even layaway a ~$130 knife though?
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My faithful toolbox knife just snapped on me lads, it's had a hard long life. What would be recommended as a good cheap knife that is in for rough use?
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Nothing impressive, but these are my smaller knives, trying to start making my own blades soon, cant afford much, ill post my bigger ones shorty
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>>33345820
It depends on if you're buying things you can't afford to own. But the pm2 is a solid knife. I prefer things with lifetime warranties because I can't sharpen worth a fuck (shaky).
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Regarding previous post.

Also, any tips from any Australians where to source material at some kind of budget, especially kydex, cant find anything cheaper than $20aud for 600x300
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>>33346739
Are you looking for a fixed blade or folder? If it's a tool box, probably a fixed blade.

For sub $50 folders the Ontario Rat 1 and Cold Steel Medium Boyaher is pretty robust, but if you can swing $70 the Cold Steel Code4 is my go to heavy duty folder. For sub $25 you could get a Pocket Bushman, I broke the tip off mine, but it was a crappy 4116 one, the new BD1 ones maybe better.

For fixed blades, sub $20 is the Mora Robust. Really anything that is carbon steel from a reputable company that is in budget will probably work.
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>>33346617
I work at Walmart, enough said. House of blades does layaway on everything in store
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Am I doing good ?
from France
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need a folding karambit for edc with 3" or less that's like $75 or less

what get
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>>33344638
which model anon?
did you buy it new?
did you contact Emerson?
do you still have it?

i've read a lot of complaints about these knives, but i have six of them and there are no problems with any of them.

that being said, they are not as refined as the Microtech DOC that i own
however, most days i have an Emerson n my pocket
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>>33345820
>layaway
kek are you a nigger?
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Anyone got experience with "Ratnik" 6E6 or similar military multitools?
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Ill look into the mora, cheaper the better really. thanks m80
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recent purchases
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>>33346739
Budget $ folder or fix?
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>>33346739
Mora Robust.
I have one that lives in my tool bag.

Pic related is also good.
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>>33335360

What's that fat fucker to the left of the damascus Skyline? Looks neat.
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>>33347487

A cold steel that I actually like, and in 20cv? What the fuck is this?
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>>33347995
>>33347487

Yea, it intrigues me. But holy shit is it xbox hueg.
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>>33348050

Thanks google, it's the 4max, based on a Demko custom of the same name.

I think this might be the only cold steel AND back lock I ever buy, but fuck I really want one now.
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>>33348093

If I hadn't just bought the ZT0562CF I'd look into it. But with that cold steel's size I kinda wish it were the exact same knife but full fixed blade.
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Any UK fags?
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>>33347130
anon you don't need those killing weapons.
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>>33347208
I'm a white man that works at Walmart. They don't pay me enough
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>>33323995
rate my toys, /k/
be gentle, I'm very suicidal
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>>33348465
Never used/10
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>>33348494
walther was only used couple of times to cut open packages
believe or not but this vic has 5 years...
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rate/ hate
Bk16 for general purpose
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Rate/hate
Bk15 for cooking/ cleaning food
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>>33348494
I've seen Vic's beat the fuck up and still look very nice. Remember they're perfect for pocket carry.
Not everyone has budda' finga's
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>>33348547
you look like a faggot
This is not how you should carry your firearm
and you make our community look bad. kys
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bump
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Columbian surplus machetes from SG.
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>>33348754
Maybe it's for a trip innawoods.
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>>33348465
SAKs are always classic but that Walther knife looks a bit iffy. Although, it is a rescue knife, so I guess its serrations/belt cutter/neon piss color are justified.
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>>33347487
If they made a shorter 4Max I would buy it in a heart beat... I'm just not in the market to buy a $300 knife I'm not going to carry, same reason I don't have any high end Autos.

>>33347933
Not him, but it's a Kershaw Knockout

>>33347995
>>33348093
20cv, Titanium frame, and Made in America

>>33348534
BK16 is a a good knife, I have a 15 with the Micarta handles, thinking about stripping the blade and maybe mirror polishing.
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>>33346772
What's the deal with the two straight razors?
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Any opinions on this knife? It's on a huge discount
https://www.amazon.ca/Uncle-Henry-184UH-Bowie-Fixed/dp/B019RSYR8G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489884002&sr=8-1&keywords=knife+full+tang`
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>>33352227
>7cr17
>Ballistic nylon sheath
Garbage
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>>33352600
Figured, but it was 75% off, so might as well ask
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how are fox karambits?
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>>33352623

Shit. The only Karambit folder worth getting is an Emerson.
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>>33346772
>aussie
I don't blame you. I heard knives are way more expensive down under.

>>33352623
Fixed or folding?

Their folding ones are pretty good. Their fixed Derespina collab was made oversized (probably something lost in translation) so you need giant hands to fit the handle comfortably.

>>33352661
Maybe 15 years ago gramps.
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>>33345366
What is this?
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>Knife gen
Anyone make your own knives or scabbards? How do you finish the tang so it doesn't rust away under your grip?

I'm considering making my own sheath also. I work in a warehouse, and sometimes our pallets of freight from overseas come lined with this thick-ass black plastic material. It is flexible and can be cut with tools. I'm considering cutting a strip to match the profile of my blade and wrapping it with scrap nylon webbing or paracord. Thoughts?
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>>33323995
I'm not home to post a full collection shot but here is my current edc combo. The obake hangs from my neck on a lanyard, the black label dagger clips to my belt.
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>>33352623
Will let you know when I get mine. Bit the bullet and bought pic related. States that they should be out by March 30th.
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>>33340197
Damn I'm gonna have to pick one up now, thanks anon
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>>33348194
>Any UK fags?
Kek don't you need to be 18 just to buy cutlery sets over there? I fear for the future of your knife laws
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>>33352623
they're shit and what do you need a nall ninja meme knife for anyway?
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>>33355716
Coming to a forest near you.
>>33355943
Me personally, just to add to the collection. Don't have any slicing Jamel fantasies or delusions that knives are good for self defense. It's another type of blade that has an interesting look to it and I would like to add to my collection at least one karambit so I bought a Fox exclusive as posted above.
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>>33351224
Ebay shit, really, I wanted the big one, was like $15 aud, and the little one was a present from the old man, I keep all my smaller knives together, so ended up in the picture because of that. ive got designs for 8 homemade knives, sourcing materials atm, gotta start out somewhere right,
old circular saw/steel rope/spanners. afew scrap materials im hoping to use. along side getting real steel bar purchased when ive got the money.
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>>33352964
Thanks dude, heres a little one from an Aussie page ive been looking at, havnt seen it for another price, but its ridiculous the mark up, ive seen little Buck knives for $10usd then $40aud. Its a joke. Makes it super hard to collect anything decent when you havnt got disposable income

http://www.aussieknives.com/boker-plus-nano-42/
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>>33352661
Even then, Fox Karambit with Emersons wave is actual best karambit.

Just like how ZT Emersons are the best Emersons.
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>>33357330
have you actually handled any of these knives or used them on a daily basis?
if so: what do you use them for?
for example: do you have training in martial arts using a blade?
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>>33347153
Literally any Karambit folder. They're like $35-$50
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>>33347153
Your choice of wording confuses me. Unless your company policy/local law dictates that you are absolutely required to carry a folding karambit, it's entirely your choice to get one. You don't actually need it, you want it.

But for sub-$75 you're not going to find a lot of good stuff. Just get whatever you can find on Amazon or BladeHQ.
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>>33355943
They're actually really good defensive knives if you know what you're doing. If you have someone trying to stab you it's the knife to counter it
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>>33324393
same here man, fuck these dumb laws
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>>33356148
well you're entitled to do what you want.
personally, i'd rather just have a couple nice knives rather than a whole drawer of shitters
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>>33359560
did you read that in the latest issue of Mall Ninja Journal?
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>>33359560
if someone's trying to stab you, the best thing to do is RUN
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>>33324789
>Yuropoors thinking anybody on /k/ speaks commie
What the fuck is a "MILLY MEETER"?
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>>33327774
Have you ever heard of these things called firearms? /K/ talks about them from time to time.
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>>33359964
Your geographical location and or nationality doesn't excuse stupidity.
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>>33341718
Case makes really great slipjoint knives for very reasonable prices.
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>>33360121
fuck yea anon
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>>33360121

i prefer GEC
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>>33359913
>this
Nike defense is always the best defense
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>>33326530
Two mistakes: tanto edge, drop point.
Make bottom a continuous curve and spine completely straight.
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>>33361857
oh look, another expert!
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Europoor here.
Recommend me a decent folded knife for about $150 - $200.

Basically a knife with "which you can't go wrong".
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>>33326530
Change the tanto point and I'd say it looks good.
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>>33362160
What part of Europe? What kind of style of folding knife?
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>>33362225
Western Europe, mainly for self defense.

Blade can be a bit over 4 inches if I recall the law correctly.
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>>33359886

Got quite a few nice knives. Mostly lower-tier customs. I figured Fox has to be good since Desrespina teamed up with them to do collaboration karambits. Will see when it comes.
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Box cutter, rope cutter, open 1 handed, purty and has other functions.
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ITT: GARBAGE
Microtech Fag Stay out
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>>33362347
Can you have one hand opening/locking in your area?

>>33362360
If you're willing to wait like a year, you can get a factory Derespina Model 10 from Derespina himself.
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>>33362526
>Can you have one hand opening/locking in your area?

Yep, all good as long the knife only has one cutting edge.
Only kind of banned knifes are stilletos and switchblades.
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>>33362526
As much as I like his designs, they're kind of expensive. Was seriously going to buy one regardless but his orders are closed still.
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>>33362799
If lock strength is your main concern in a self defense knife, then one of those tri-ad Cold Steel knives are more strength than you'll ever need.

>>33362799
His customs yeah, but the factory Derespina collab was only going to be around $110-130, about the same as a Fox karambit.
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>>33362837
Oh yeah there's plenty of those including this collaboration piece. Much cheaper than the one I bought, but I really bought the one I did for the scales more than anything.
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Clinch pick is a must IMO
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>>33362902
How much gas does that canister put out?
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>>33363012

Just some larper flashbang classified as a "firework" 120-130 decibels I think
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>>33363106
Enough to scare the piss out of someone.
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>>33363191

Exactly. Imagine being in prison telling the story of how you tried to break into someones house and got flashbanged and shot in the leg.
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>>33362160
Try a ZT 0450 if you want a light option with good steel. It's a manual finger flipper on ball bearings, so it's super fast even without a spring assist. You could go for a black or carbon fiber version as well, or the newer 0460.
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>>33362360
>Got quite a few nice knives. Mostly lower-tier customs.
like what? let's see some pics

>Desrespina
Derespina?
literally meme-tier customs
caters to the mall ninja crowd
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So I've noticed a lot of my US made knives have half assed belt sander edges and my cheap Asia knives have nice uniform edges, especially Taiwan. Wtf man
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Any cool traditional knives from different countries i could get? So far i have a mikov fish knife, k55k, opinel, and an okapi. Any suggestions? Fixed or folding is fine.
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>>33365109
Svord Peasant knife, maybe a higonokami. Maybe you could get a puukko as well if you like snownigger stuff.
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We need a new thread
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>>33364599
kershaw in particular is terrible at sharpening. i wonder if the zt service is any better
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>>33365295
ZT knife edges are perfectly fine. Hell, most Kershaws seem to be alright as well from my experience.
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>>33323995
Mini RSK MK1 because it's small, light, and absolutely functional.
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>>33346451
How do you like M390? I have the S30V version.
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>>33365339
I sent in a knife that had their shitty speedsafe, and they did a complimentary "sharpening." Out of the factory they seem to be OK, but the one I got was absolutely fucking trashed. Edge was uneven as fuck, and the knife had an even nastier recurve than it had out of the box, not to mention a big chunk of the steel was missing.
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>>33365743
Really? Sounds like a dud, then. I had damaged my 0450 because I was being fucking retarded with it, and I sent it in for repair. I got a new one, and it was perfect in fit and finish. The edge was fine as well.
Maybe the ZT service is just higher quality than the Kershaw one?
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>>33364599
>>33365295
I've not really noticed this, in fact all the Kershaw Skylines I've gotten have some of the best factory edges I've seen. All my US Spydercos have come with a very uniform edge, most the Bucks, all the ZTs, I've gotten as well. In fact I can't think of any US knives on the top of my head that have comes with a particularly bad edge, just average, and as with almost all production knives, too thick.

Maybe a few Case knives I have have come with rougher edges. But that's about it.

What brands do you normally notice it with?


>>33365743
I've never had a bad expeirence with Kershaw, ZT, or Shun (all owned by KAI), in fact would describe my experiences as very positive. Although I've never sent in a knife, they have always sent me what I needed.

But a side note; was it an American made Kershaw? I've only gotten good factory edges from US Kershaws, I've gotten very bad edges on Chines ones.
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>>33365920
>>33365295
>>33364599
Oh actually I just remembered some US manufacturers, a lot of fixed blades. The Ontario SP line comes with atrocious edges, I've spent a lot of time regrinding my SP-10, pic related. I have a Blackbird from them, it's edge was okay, but still needed a fair bit of work.

All the Beckers I've handled had mostly uniform edges, but could have been more finely finished and sharper.
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>>33365867
>>33365920

my bad if I made it sound confusing. I'm whining about the edge AFTER I got it back from warranty repair. I've only ever sent a knife back to them once, and it was just that time because of the speedsafe being broken. The knife was a blackwash blur, and out of the box it was fine until the speedsafe spring broke. All I know is, after that, if I have to send in knives for warranty repair, I'll be extra sure to specify to not get a complimentary sharpening. I'd much rather do it myself when I need to, than have those monkeys do it for me without asking. It's not even an expensive knife, but it really did bother me at the time. No reason warranty service should hinder a knife instead of making it better again.
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>>33365968
.... forgot to use the pic related I was going to use.
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>>33365969
Anon who posted about the damaged 0450 here, I was talking about the fit and finish after I sent it in for repair. It just sounds like you got a dud. It is pretty surprising though, since KAI is usually great in terms of customer service. I can't imagine such a mistake slipping through their QC.
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>>33365109
Douk Douk (France)
Higonokami (Japan)
Svord Peasant Knife (New Zealand)
Aitor (Spain)
Solsona (Spain)
Shilin Cutter (Taiwan)
Lagouile (France)
Trattenbach Feitl (Austria)
Fogarizzu Resolza (Sardinia)
Rampuri (India)
Buck 110 (USA)
MAM (Portugal)
Mora (Sweden)
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>>33359903
It's not ninja shit it was made for the Italian military and yes it's a counter to knives
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>>33365969
I agree, If it's sharp, at most they should strop it.

But the Speed safe is very easy to fix. My cousins Kershaw Leek and my ZT 0770cf m4 had their speed safes break, and in both cases it took 2 emails and less than a week or two for a new spring to be at my door.

I find the speed safe weird. In both cases it broke with in the first few weeks. Both knives and all my other speed safe knives have now last year(s) with out a problem. I think something in the tempering processes of the springs has a high defect rate.
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>>33359913
Is it? Have you ever ran while someone stabbed you? It didn't work out for me
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>>33365295
>>33365339

I've had mixed experiences with Kershaw. My Skyline was really uneven and even had a recurve and my Knockout also had issues. The rest have all been good though.

As far as ZT I've only owned the 0450 but it did a have slight unevenness in the edge. Not too bad but more than I would want in a 170$ knife in any case.
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>>33366028
You should spend more time on /b REKT threads... there are a lot of videos where people are stabbed repeatedly and still run like the wind.

Adrenalin is an amazing thing.
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>>33366019
>made for the Italian military
Nigger what
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>>33366035
Hmm that's odd. I currently own 4 variations of Skylines, I've owned 1 other, and two family members of mine have them. All have them have come with almost perfect bevels, same for the 3 Leeks and the 1 Link I've taken a close look at. I guess some flaws are hard to avoid though with cheaper production knives, you must have been unlucky.

>>33366039
Second this
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>>33366019
italian what?
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What knife is the best knife for cutting open plastic coffee bags?
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>>33368131
Any knife made by a known company. If you're looking for repeated use something in s30v should work. If you can sharpen then the options expands.
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>>33368131
a box cutter
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>>33325483
What do you think of the rawles voyager? I have one,crazy good quality
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>>33368190
The Voyagers are nice. I bought a XL Tanto Voyager years ago, I think it's packed up with some of my stuff in the basement, need to find it.

As for the Rawles one, as far as I can see it's just a different coloration, with a DLC coating, and CTS-XHP steel... which is all very good in my book. Not a fan of the serrations though.
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>>33368176
Or this if you're going to go the cheap route and don't seriously care about getting a knife.
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New UTX-85.
These things are actually pretty hard to find since they're done in production bursts. Since I'm cursed with baby hands, I like this size over the Ultratech.
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>>33368569

Does Microtech just make like 10 of each knife at a time? They sell out within a few days or hours for most popular models.
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>>33368190
Ahh found it, it was in it's knife box, in a box of about 50 other knife boxes. I see why it's not with my normal knives. I lost one of the Phosphor Bronze washers, and Cold Steel, unlike ZT/Kershaw/Spyderco/ect... will not send parts. They requested I send the knife to them for repair... I'll be damned if I mail an entire knife instead of them mailing me a single washer. So I just bought a new washer off knifemaker... I'll have to find space in my Pelican case.

Also found my old user Machete. I fell with it on my belt and bent it, so now it's my beater, I use it if I need to cut up roots or ivy.
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Straight point knives I want:
Stedemon zkc-b02
Todd Begg kwaiken

Straight point knives I can afford:
Cold steel Finn wolf

Why can't I have all the nice things?
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>>33369968
I hear ya brother.

>>33369037
What steel on the voyager?
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>>33370127
It's an old one, AUS8a, bought it not too long after they updated the Voyager line to this handle shape. The new ones are BD1 and there are some XHP runs.
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>>33370379
Just curious, for how much would you be willing to part with it?
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>>33370464
With what? The Voyager? I would not say after shipping and all, it's not worth it, considering a new one is only like $75 and in a better steel.

Also mine has been a sharpening test bench over the years. Right now it have a more normal 17 DPS edge, but it's on top of something like a uneven 10/13 DPS that I was experimenting with a few years ago, so it's not supper pretty.

I don't have time to take more photos of it now, but when I get those washers for it and put it back together, I will. So pic unrelated
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>>33368673
The Black Friday carbon fiber UTX-85 had a run of 200, and that lasted a few days.
Microtechs are just insanely popular among knifefags.
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>>33370508

Yeah I just bought the ultratech I wanted after looking through a ton of places that had it sold out. It is amazing how many people buy $250+ dollar knives that quickly.
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>>33371513
>It is amazing how many people buy $250+ dollar knives that quickly.
not really.
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>>33332564
Aesthetic af
How's the build quality?
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>>33370504
Sure. Just wanted to see if you would had a price in mind.
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Half tempted to buy a Finn wolf. I know it's aus-8, but for approx $30 it's hard to beat for a cheap beater.
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>>33373454
I want to get myself a finn bear and get a new handle for it, and make a cheap scout carry sheath for it. Probably not worth it, but I wouldn't mind me a cheap, beater fixed blade for EDC
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>>33373454
>>33373896
It looks great to me, and I've been wanting to try out more Scandi grind knives as well. It's the kind of knife I would want in a bright color, and maybe keep in a glovebox.

I think Cold Steel does a very good job with AUS8a, for me that is a solid steel and I prefer it over most the Sandvicks.

AUS8a gets a lot of shit, but honestly with a good heat treat, It's not really a deal breaker for me, even in some more expensive knives like Al Mar.
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>>33365413
I greatly prefer it to s30v, i find it holds an edge much better atleast against daily tasks. A pain to get a razor edge on, but not much worse than s30v imo
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>>33373896
Why can't they make these with better scales? I would gladly pay more just to have improved scales for these.
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darkened the blade, frame and hardware of this old sebenza today. Crappy lighting in pic but it is significantly darker than the original finish all around.
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>>33374843
Much better without blue
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>>33374843
is that a 25?
what did you use? photoshop?
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>>33375354
Not a 25, it's the discontinued "regular" sebenza.
I used a boiling oxiclean bath for the titanium and ferric chloride for the steel.
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>>33375445
isn't the discontinued model the 25?
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>>33375484
the 25 is also discontinued in favor of the very slightly different Inkosi.

CRK had the "regular" and "classic" sebenza several years ago. The regular was discontinued and the classic basically became the sebenza 21
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>>33375510
hrmph. so confusing.
i bought a new one recently, made in january 2017.
i like it. i can't say that it's my favorite knife, but i wanted one for a while and i'm pretty happy with ot
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>>33375544
beyond the meme status around here, the sebenza is an excellent knife & probably the most imitated folding knife around. In the past decade there has been an increase in high end production knives which give the sebenza a run for its money. Being a lefty, I appreciate that CRK continues to make dedicated left handed knives, so I have a bunch of them. They're not the end-all-be-all of folding knives, but they are very, very good.
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>>33375615
yea, i agree.
i was attracted to them for a while and i finally got to handle one in person and i bought it.
my on;y complaint is the titanium clip - they just bend too easily.
i've wanted one of hids survival knives for a long time
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>>33375730
there are some surprisingly good aftermarket clips available. Most are still titanium, but of a thicker stock. I use one on my 25-micarta because the stock clip doesn't fit over thick pockets on work pants very well.
I can't remember who makes it and I can't be bothered to go look. I will say this: I'm doing a full remodel on my kitchen right now, and have had the 25 + aftermarket clip in my pocket for several weeks of demolition/framing/crawling under the house/crawling around in attic/etc.... and I haven't bent it yet. I don't remember if I got the clip from a forum member or ebay, but it's great (deep carry too).
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>>33375615
I agree with everything you have said... I don't own one (yet) but I've handled and sharpened a few.

I really struggle with his heat treatment... in my opinion, as a sharpeningfag, it's a intentionally crappy heat treatment. Handy capping one of the primary attributes of a high end steel for the sake of "ease of sharpening" blows my mind. I'm even more than willing to over look the weak lock given how smooth it is and how most people will use a Sebenza. The temper is one of the main reasons I've not bought one yet. Even though I would not use it in a way that would expose the poor temper.
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>>33375730
>>33375936
MXGGear makes the clip. it's good to go*

*ymmv
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>>33375947
I hear you loud and clear....
Even back in the day when CRK used BG42 the blades were under-hardened.....

I use a wicked edge system in combination with leather belts w/ green & white rubbing compound on my belt-sander for sharpening/power stropping. I'd definitely prefer a steel to be taken to it's maximum comfortable hardness.

The heat treat is my only real complaint about CRK.
I do actually use my CRK knives, in fact yesterday I used my seb.25 to cut an outlet hole in some drywall when the battery on my router died. So, on one hand, I'm glad that they're easy to sharpen ....BUT: I'd rather not have to as often.

Even "in the field" sharpening of harder powdered stainless isn't so much an issue for someone with basic but well honed skills.

basically: I've been drinking and I agree with you.

I love ESEE (another meme) knives specifically because their heat treatment is nearly flawless.
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>>33375980
thanks, i'll check it out
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>>33376148
Oh cool you use a WE? You are the first person I've run into here who also uses one.

What is your set up?

I have the Gen 1 base on a paper stone, with a Gen 3 vice (just got the .25 adapter), I've got the ball bearing arms, and I have from 50-1,000 diamond, the 1200-1600 ceramics, and the 5 and 3.5 mircron leather strops... I'm thinking about getting balsa wood next time I get new strops, and also getting the next level finer stropping compound for leather.

I'm pretty much have my set up down to the exact way I like it over the past 4 years of messing with it. I'm just going to get a Pelican 1600 (or something) to wrap it all up.
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>>33376350
Same base, stones and ceramic as you. I use a belt sander for stropping / putting convex edge on.

No ball bearing arms yet, but probably going to get them soon.
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What's the consensus from /k/ on Byrd knives? Have $25 Amazon credit and want to get a knife I can learn to take care of Before making a larger investment
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>>33376448
The Ball bearing arms and gen 3 vice are so worth it, they make setting up really easy, and really increase the precision. For serrations I use a Spyderco Sharpmaker.

Yeah I have a 1x30 Harbor freight belt sander I use for machete/sword sharpening. I have a stropping belt, but I find I get a much better polish on fine edges with the WE.

I've been expanding my free hand stuff as well. I have a almost finished Water Stone set up, from 400 to 8000 grit, but need something between 1200 and 6,000, I'm thinking of getting a 3,000 Naniwa Chosera. For the really rough work I use DMT plates.
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>>33376664
get the byrd raven in bd-1 - really good alternative to the "standard" spyderco edc options (delica/endura/PM2/PM3)




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