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>>50541454
Chinkmade simp
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Im digging some of shit from Fox. Are there any legit US vendors to cut down on ship time, or am I forced to buy dirrectly from them?
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>>50541454
>Bitchmade

Stop being a cuck and buy microtech fixed blades
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the TDI large feels like pure murder

I could break through walls with this thing nevermind a ribcage
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deadly
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>>50546665
Not the best QC. Mine arrived dull
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>>50541454

here is part of mine
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>>50546884
You might as well be this guy
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>>50541454
Victorinox Swiss Champ with glow in the dark fire rod that replaces the toothpick.
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>>50546917
I respect a man who knows exactly what he likes.
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>>50541454
What’s the best oil for wood knife handles? Got a Condor recently and the handles feel a little dry
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>>50547071
does it have a spoon blade though?
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>>50547244
Food grade mineral oil with nothing else in it. Often sold as cutting board oil, but you gotta watch out and make sure there’s no vitamin E or whatever in it
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>>50547244
>Got a Condor recently
Nice, which one? 2/3 of my innawoods set is Condor.
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>>50547334
I don't know what this means
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>>50547373
Thanks, I’ll pick some up.
>>50547421
The new Bisonte knife. It’s my first Condor and I got to say I’m really impressed with the quality, the leather sheath is excellent and the blade came shaving sharp
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>>50547597
>Bisonte knife
Nice. Condor nails a Scandi grind
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Does anyone actually use their knives? Or are they just Funco pops for slightly less gay men-children. Pic related my only edc, a 12 year old rusted Endura 4
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>>50547948
yes.meme
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>>50547421
how much was that lil nigga with the cord handle?
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>>50547244
boiled linseed oil or butcher's wax
>>50547373
eh
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>>50548158
It's a Condor Mini-Miatagi. I paid $45ish.
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>>50545915
Yea been eyeing those too. Pain in the balls to find them
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>>50545936
Nice stock photo faggot. Post your actual mt fixed or dialat
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>>50546884
Fuck those Medford’s are sick
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>>50548724
why?
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>>50546917
>Condor Mini-Miatagi
is it bad that I can recognize which knife should go in some of those gaps
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>>50548754
he means they are very nice. It's a kind of American slang.
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I don't need a new knife but I want one of these just because I think they're cool
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>>50541454
If anyone wants a Cold Steel SRK in 3V it looks like MidwayUSA has the last new ones available
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1023440173
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My favorite knife to carry and in general is pic related, though I'm thinking of either getting a SAK compact or a slipjoint to carry along side it
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>>50546917
Unbelievably based
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>>50547948
>Does anyone actually use their knives?
>Pic related my only edc, a 12 year old rusted Endura 4
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>>50551373
Based onion chad
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>>50546884
Is the blue one on the right a strider?
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Are kukris allowed in /ktg/? Just got this pretty little thing
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>>50548724

thank you

>>50552007

no, it's a medford artika

although medford does produce some striders, like the .75 AR (which I also have.. not pictured)
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>>50541454
>>50546884
>>50546917
>>50551373
>>50551447
I guess me and you funko knife soiteens aren’t so different after all.
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>>50552212
Kukri House?
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>>50552453
Vendor was called Nepalforged, can't find anything about them now, it took months to get here from nepal
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>>50547244
Blo
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Opinions on the CRKT minimalist? Worth 30 bucks?
I want a neck knife but I'm not sure about the shitty steel. I considered the Eldris as well but I think its handle is too bulky for a neck knife and its blade is too short for a belt knife.
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>>50552359
I like you. Would team up to loot these city slickers with
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>>50552916
This is fucking great.
I have yet to find a folding knife (besides OTF autos, which are banned here) that's more comfortable to use with one hand than a box opener.
I should do something similar.
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>>50552853
The blade steel doesn't matter all too much with a neck knife as long as it's decently durable. CRKT is a fairly good brand from my experience, and for 30 bucks theres not much harm in trying it out.
A little off topic, but it's a pet peeve of mine when knife sites list that and others like it under bowie knifes. If I'm trying to get a bowie knife, I doubt I'd settle for that dinky little shit
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>>50552853
I got the biwa to try out neck knives and wouldn't mind an izula. At the end of the day they're all tiny knives and the world legal blade length and limited handles leave a lot to be desired given other options.
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Is there an assisted closing knife?
I never have trouble deploying. It's always closing that folders get caught up.
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>>50553366
aaAaaAaaAAAaaA
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>>50553366
This makes zero sense
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>>50553366
The only kind of knife that kinda fits that is a double action OTF, but that seems a bit sketchy for folders
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>>50553366
most traditional pocket knives with a backspring will snap in to the closed position once you move the blade past 90deg. The backspring keeps em open and it keeps em closed
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>>50552916
I actually talked to you on discord a long time ago, but I am unable to use discord anymore due the absolutely draconian rules that they have in place in relation to cp.
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Is there a good EU based knife store with reasonable shipping prices within the European Union?
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>>50552731
>Nepalforged, can't find anything about them no
Happens all the time, one guy sees himalaya iimports or Kukri House and they get a fire under their ass, get cousin Arangtangtang to make a dozen of the things and flog them onlline, but they're not organized, only a few manage to do reliable business and stay out there
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I believe /k/ will know more about knives than /ck/.
I want to buy a decent chef knife and a better sharpening stone. I've decided on the Global G2 for the knife and I do know that I want a diamond sharpening stone but I don't quite know which one is better. I'm considering either the DMT Dia-Sharp Fine or Extra Fine as they're both in the 800~2000 grit range, fairly affordable, and easily available in Europe.
Which one of these would be better for mainly sharpening this chef knife and sharpening a Delica 4 from time to time?
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>>50553764
Both of them. Possibly even the medium grit. The fine works well as a medium grit on softer steels with less aggressive carbides, but I don't know if I'd want to try to remove chips from a chef knife with one. You might be able to get away with the king high carbon 800/6000 on that knife, the continuum on what you "need" to sharpen chrome/moly/vanadium/tungsten carbide knives and how long it takes is all over the place. I only have diamond stones for absolutely brutal super steels and doing serious repair and reprofiling on everything else
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>>50553565
lamnia com
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>>50541454

Basedmade
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>>50553565
Where are you at? knivesandtools is pretty good, and usually ships free once you're past a certain threshold (which depends on where you are, for germany it's 50€, while for ireland it's 100).
For french, italian and german traditional knives, www.brandners-homestyle.de ships for 7,90 to (almost) anywhere in europe, free if you're in germany and over 50€ (400 elsewhere)
boker.de has a very wide selection, not just their own range of products, but it's only free if you're in germany (the prices to elsewhere can be quite high), so unless they have something heavily dicsounted (as they somethimes do) they're not worth it. also they don't offer paypal anymore.
messerundco.de doesn't have that wide of a selection, mainly modern stuff, but they do have for example some interesting cheap Sanrenmu models that others dont have. Also, sometimes good discount. And knives that were made in germany decades ago and had been stored unused in a warehouse since then, for affordable prices. They ship into the EU at 6,90 (or higher depending on product weight, and free if youre both over 159€ and under 2kg.
Wherever you are, there's probably also your country's own shops with interesting selection and good shipping. But I can only give you a german's perspective.
Also, have a look at eBay. You never know what you might find.
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>>50553943
What model is that pink one?
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>>50553976
555
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>>50553764
If you're not doing it already, get a leather strop too. Stropping after use will realign the edge and keep it sharp longer, meaning less sharpening.
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>>50553889
I currently have a Naniwa 1000/3000 combination stone but it takes forever to sharpen with, even with the cheap western knife I currently use (let alone the Delica). I haven't even had to fix any chips so far, just regular maintenance.
The King combination stone was what I wanted to get at first, but I couldn't find it anywhere in Europe and impost fees would make it more expensive than even just two stones. Right now there's a store that sells the King stone, though I'm not sure if it would be much of an upgrade over my current setup.

>>50553998
I was thinking of getting one. Maybe that could be a bigger improvement over getting a better sharpening stone?
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>>50554015
If it takes forever, you may as well go diamond. The fine should be fine but it doesn't take the edge as far as you'd expect. Extra fine DMT is almost on par with polishing compound.

For knives that aren't harder than the strop compound, a medium/fine stone followed by pretty much any strop compound takes it from a jagged razor to hair popping. Stropping without compound, you may as well do it on a phone book, which also works pretty well but is more akin to honing than polishing.
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>>50554059
Interesting, thanks for the help anon.
Then how about the DMT Dia-Sharp D6EF fine/extra fine combination stone and a strop with compound to just be done with it? It's only available in the smaller size, but at least I can afford it (instead of getting 2 separate large stones).
Also is there any specific compound worth getting or just any polishing compound?
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>>50553936
>>50553968
Thanks for the suggestions.
I'm in Spain. Checked those stores and it seems that filofiel.com stills my best option.
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>>50553943
>another faggot that doesn't use their knives
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>>50554145
I use green, the colors are grit ratings of some sort. There are also diamond compounds but I've never tried those. Be mindful of the sizes of stones, I ended up with these even though I knew they'd be small. Fine for a 3.5 inch knife, can't imagine doing a kitchen knife with it.
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I've been using a Lansky Turn Box for a couple of years and it works pretty well for knives that had a decent edge but it can't sharpen a dull knife for shit.
Should I get a whetstone?
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>>50554244
Oh I was only looking at the diasharp, but they do have a larger duosharp fine/extra fine combination stone. I think I'll get that one and a strop with any cheap polishing compound that has decent reviews.
Thanks anon, you saved me a lot of time.
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I carry a fixed blade knife, its like 440a or 400c, something lackluster. I'd like a new one. Caveat though is I want better edge retention, equal length, kydex sheath and a good finger guard. I'm willing to pay $300 for a 4.5-5in fixed blade.
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>>50554282
It's pretty game changing once you get the hang of it. Freehand doesn't always play nice with systems because you eyeball the angle and feel for when it's flat and end up slightly convexed no matter what you do, but an edge is an edge. You'll probably toss the system and end up with a few stones because of how fast it is.
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>>50547948
Yes. Knives are incredibly useful tools. Mine get used on the daily for something or other.
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>>50551373
Pretty based lineup fren
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>>50552916
Looking at the thumbnail, I thought for a second that it was an ahegao handle. My brain is rotten I guess.

>>50553366
If you have troubles to close a "gravity blade", it's either a shitty knife or a shitty user.

>>50554306
Esee 4P B blade is made of 1095 and only costs $100. Same for the Buck GCK made of tool steel. Both keep their edge for a long time and are very tough, on top of looking good imo, for relatively cheap.

Most good fixed blades won't have super hard and fancy steel, so they can endure a lot of abuse and can be sharpened faster, but good heat treatment can do wonders to help edge retention, like on those two blades. No need to waste $300 on a workhorse.
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Might post a new collection picture later if the thread is still up.
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Why do so many of you buy Spyderco? Are you homosexual trend following loser faggot retards? Do you open nothing buy Lays chip bags?
Why don't you carry a real well designed folder or a fixed blade like a real man?

I could beat you faggots up IRL.
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>>50551447
new handle
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>>50554837
I've got like 7 of them. Good knives for the money. Prefer them over Benchmade.
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>>50554766
lol i sold one of those to a guy on ebay for $170
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>>50554837
I've never owned one but they were one of the only american brands doing innovative designs with new steels for relatively cheap until very recently.
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Does anyone else find butterfly knives or balisongs nifty, but doesn't give a shit about the flipping/fidget-spinner culture that follows them?
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>>50555554
They make okay outdoor knives for camping and fishing because they're easy to clean.
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>>50555102
that's just sexy.
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First quality fixed blade. Very impressed. Knifes of Alaska is a pretty cool company.
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>>50555554
you were so close
>>50555555
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>>50555588
Thank you anon. It's called the Yojimbo 2. It's only really good for stabbing. I've already chipped the tip off once. Though the designer intends it as a fighting folding knife, not the best edc.
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>>50554165
Post your blood stained knife, anon. I’d also like to see the souls it’s absorbed.
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Question from a retard new into knives here , what are these and why are they everywhere with different brand names on them ?
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>>50556131
Bunch of my buddies have them under various names. They're a very popular generic OTF knife sold at gun shows, on amazon, and other retailers.
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>>50556154
I got mine at a gun show , I’m kind of under the impression it’s one of those things that’s barely above the pieces of shit you can find at a gas station
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>>50556207
Pretty much. Like 4 of my buddies have the same one sold under the brand Raven or something like that. Just a generic case, some spray on rubber coating that wore off. Super simple construction.
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>he doesn't carry tactical extendable EDC tweezers in a leather sheath
ngmi
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>>50555825
What was the get, looks like the jannies deleted it
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My latest 3
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>>50557319
What’s that top one anon
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>>50557270
no idea
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>>50554331
Bradford Guardian 5 or the Bark River Bravo. But if your knife is actually 440C then I would keep it, it’s still a good steel that’s basically the same as VG10 and 154CM
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>>50554163
>I'm in Spain
There’s a company called Joker Knives that are based in Spain. They mostly make belt knives if that’s your thing
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EDC for 6 years Pro Tech TR3. Made in USA
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>>50556131
They're yumcha knives from China sold on Ali, basically these factories copied the designs of american knives they were making then branched out to str8 counterfeiting. They all different brands becuase the need a chinese DBA but generally make 1-2 runs and move on, so the brands change constantly.
Same thing on Amazon, all those random word ALL CAPS brands are chinese people DBA through Amazon's fulfillment service
The quality is extremely good for the price, but the etails aren't there. I'd say if you werent sure about an automatic, get one of these to try it out first
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>>50557758
Carother's DEK1 in AEBL
https://carothersknives.com/4-dek1/
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>>50555554
I recognize those scales, I recently got a Boker Plus trainer to fuck around with and I was shocked by the high quality. Slightly heavy, but I like that. For $40 you can't even come close.
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>>50558679
>convex S grind
Is that Scandi-vex? Never heard of convex S
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>>50558706
I think it was ~$86 from bladehq for my knife. It's weird though, the tactical model I posted has bearings but the "normal" model rides on the pins. Same prices though.
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>>50558737
Convex S grinds are rarely used it's it's very difficult to see it on the Carother's but it's there.
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>>50558768
I doubt my trainer has a bearing system (still smooth though), but it doesn't have cheap pins like a Bear & Sons. Back in the day I bought a cheap $20 balisong with pins. I would flip it all the time. One day I was flipping it around while watching tv and a pin broke from heat wear and the blade flew across the room. Luckily no one was hurt but turned me off to balisongs for a while.
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>>50549663
How are Buck knives? They seem to be sold in every store
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>>50558817
Now I'm even more confused. How is that in any way convex? It has several bevels
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>>50558817
looks like a standard v edge
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>>50546665
I have the OG TDI and it has flea market build quality imo. Also I cant seem to find a way of carrying it where it is more comfortable or more easily accessible than a normal knife and it sucks because I had my hopes up and was excited to edc it.
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>>50559049
Correct, as in the description it has an extremely slight S grind that was sanded in. You have to look at it in person to notice it.
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>>50559133
So where does the "convex" come into play?
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>>50559145
It doesn't really, not an actual convex grind just that very slight dip you see in an S convex grind is present on the knife.
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>>50555102
Nice I EDC a Yojumbo and it is my favorite knife Ive ever owned. Wharncliffe is best blade shape its easy as fuck to keep a nice edge on it and I love the way it cuts/looks. Got the lynch titanium deep carry pocket clip and it is worth the money always hated how spyderco designed their clips so a little nibble of knife is always poking out of your pocket.
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>>50555554
the flipping is too entertaining to pass up
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>>50556735
Have been wanting to get these if the tip of the tweezer is flawless and made with civivi quality it would be pretty amazing because it seems like every pair of tweezers I ever buy is shitty and lets the hair slip though the jaws
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>>50559166
I swear I'm not trolling, I just don't understand. Why is "convex" mentioned at all? I now understand the S which is used for high end kitchen knives. But I don't understand the whole "S convex"
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>>50559010
maybe only the leading edge counts
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>>50559219
I think he mentioned it on the description because it has the "dip" present on an S convex but is not actually an S convex ground knife. Probably not the best wording on their part.
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The only knife I have desu.
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>>50545915
Had a folding Fox Karambit for about five years. Was a wonderful knife to flip and fuck around with. The wait is worth the knife.
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>>50546665
>>50546833
Knife noob here.
What's the tape on it for and what is it?
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>>50547948
Rust on an Endura? Is yours a ZDP189 blade?

>also, excellent choice
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>>50553561
Fucking kill yourself.
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>>50552916
Aren't you from California? I remember you had a bag of heroin in one of your pictures do you still use that stuff?
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>>50558941
They're high quality for the price, i got my 119 for a little over 50 USD and it's a work horse. The steel on the standard models is 420hc, but with bucks heat treatment it hits outside it's weight-class by a good bit. And with the good ass warranty it's a no regrets buy
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>>50560533
Its probably just grip tape
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>>50557940
>Bradford Guardian 5
This is pretty much the perfect knife. Bark River is off the table for being filthy Michiganders.
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>>50561205
Not him but I have a g3 and I love it. I was looking for a small and sturdy fixed blade and it did not disappoint. The choil and jimping give you a very solid grip even when it's wet. Also the dlc finish is crazy durable but I think I like the stonewash more from an aesthetic standpoint.
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>>50560533
hockey tape for when on the surface youre calm and ready but your palms sweaty. mom’s spaghetti
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>>50546833
-gay
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>>50559107
I use the NSR horizontal carry sheath, so the length of the knife is along the belt, with the handle above the belt buckle. lightning draw, and its so light I never think about it as I go about my day
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>>50541454
why are knife collectors such spergs?
i sometimes watch knife collection videos (to find out if there is a new solid 50 usd knife on the market, think like a ontario rat 1) and the people filming will pull one knife after another out a fucking pelican case, open them only to show a mint contition knife and say shit like "yea sorry it a bit dirty, i use all of my knives", but when they get to the cheapest knife its the only one clearly used.
then the reviewer/collector starts talking how good his folder is at hard use tasks and how comfortable/ergomonic it is, even if they only open amazon packages.
or like in the case of the kershaw shuffle were every reviewer/collector talks about the bottle opener, but fails to mention that it doesnt even work, because they didnt even try it.
why cant these fags be confident enough to say "yea i got a bunch of money to blow and i spend it all on cool knives"
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>>50558941
I have a 110 Slim Pro as an EDC and a 120 for camping and generally everything else that needs a larger knife. Both have been great, and the Slim Pro is S30V
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I'm trying to decide between X90 Carbon blade, and Sandvik 12C27 blade.
Most people know the sandvik is good, it's stainless and made in france.
The x90 is made in china, but has more carbon.
I already have one knife with the sandvik, but i want to know how well does the x90 compare?
I already tried google.
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>>50560999
>>50562207
Thanks for the feedback bros, definitely gonna purchase one. Gonna de my research see what is good for me
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>>50554837
because flicking the spyder hole is the superior deploy method
nublets can fucking cope
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>>50562241
What kind of knife ? In my experience, carbon steel is only useful for heavy duty knives.
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Carrying this today.
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>>50554837
Serious response that I’m probably going to get mocked for: because I like knives that are actually designed to cut, not knives that I have to reprofile out of the box? Maybe I prefer a company that doesn’t just put a liner lock or an axis lock on every single thing they make. The most other companies offer in terms of their top tier are M390, 20CV, and 204P, whereas Spyderco is offering shit like Maxamet at 67HRC. I want thin blades that are engineered well, not an overbuilt piece of dogshit with bad ergos and worse geometry. Just about every knife the others make are the same size, too, at 3.5”. If I wanted to carry a blade over 4”, again, I have several options.

I hated Benchmade before the anti 2A shit came out because they have the nerve to charge over $200 for fucking S30V, and then you open the box to find a fucked up grind that won’t cut — and they just upped the prices on blade replacement, which takes away from the main draw of buying from them: warranty. Kershaw is slightly better about that, but their warranty department chokes on cock. So yeah. Spyderco. Stay mad.
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>>50562872
What do you think of LC200N?
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>>50562677
A simple basic folding knife, a cheap popular one that most people know about.

I think i will get both, but i just want 1 for now. I have the sandvik in a slightly smaller size, and i am getting the larger size do i...
1. Get the large in the carbon
2. get the large in sandvik (will be same as small that i have, but larger.)
3. I could also get the small in carbon (but i already have small in sandvik, and kinda want the larger.)
Seems like i should go for choice 1?
I was kinda hoping maybe i could get more info on how the x90 is or compares.
I thought the sandvik was better, but based on the info I've seen online the carbon seems pretty good, just a little less stainless and stuff.
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>>50562924
Great blade steel. I work in a humid environment half the time and it's never corroded on me even in the summer months when I would sweat all over it. I'm talking about a layer of sweat on the blade itself which i would just wipe off. I typically carry my knife in my waist band when not wearing jeans so she's held up well. The steel itself reminds me of s30v. Has held up as long as s30v has and hasn't given me any issues regarding chipping or rolling the edge.
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>>50559254
That was my first quality knife anon. Glad to see yours has fair wear on it.
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>>50562912
Sounds like you'd enjoy the sage 5 in Maxamet.
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>>50563048
I’ve got eyes for the Paramilitary 2 in Maxamet, actually. I’d like to get some titanium scales and fittings for it if I got one.
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>>50563069
I remember a time when the only para 2 you could get was Maxamet. Shit drove me up a wall. Now that I've got the s45vn CQI model, I'm interested in adding a Maxamet model to my collection desu. Take a look at the para 3 also.
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>>50563089
Already got one. Not bad.
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>>50562241
you're talking Opinel, aren't you. 12C27 (actually with opinels it's 12C27Mod) steel comes from Sandvik in Sweden. I highly doubt that the carbon steel comes from china, most likely it's an XC90 made somewhere in France.
Carbon steels rust easily, so you must take good care of them, wipe them clean and oil them. In return you get longer edge holding and even easier sharpening. They will always develop a patina, which not everyone likes visually.
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What's going on with Cold Steel stock levels lately? Everything here in bongland seems to be out of stock. Is it the GSM buyout or supply chain issues?
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>>50562984
If it's any of the 3 french or german knives I'm thinking of that meet those criteria, the carbon version is marginally better. Edge retention isn't impressive between the two but the carbon has a soft heat treatment so it doesn't chip and is easy to sharpen to a stupid edge quickly. It's also probably thyssenkrup steel and not chinese. I like all my carbon knives more than the cheap stainless that fails time and time again to replace them. Unless you get a total lemon with a bad heat treatment, they're better knives in spite of the regular care and oiling you have to do.

You're not spending much so you may as well get one and form your own opinion. In use, the rust issue depends on the weather, what you're cutting, and how corrosive your sweat is. You only have serious issues if you don't keep it clean and wipe fingerprints off the blade.
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>>50558086
>that duracote job
Doodle, is that you?
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>>50562030
*sensibly chuckled at this.
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>>50562126
The bigger names in the hand channels are shills, the rest are goblincore hoarder spergs. I started watching russian and larpy euro bushcraft videos where they'll freehand sharpen it, cut some cabbage and whittle at the very least. The truth is that long term user reviews are hard to do and don't get the views. The other truth is that everyone is a paid shill or a patsy jacking off their favorite brands for free.

I'm blessed with being wrong handed so little of the bullshit works on me. Set your criteria like that and you find a clear winner at any price range.
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>>50560599
You’re not hoboanon are you? he’s much more tolerant and accepting than this.
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>>50564405
Oh? Then let me make a correction: both of you should kill yourselves.
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>>50564608
Do you have a peer reviewed study to back that claim up?
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I never realized the swisscard's blade is just a regular folder blade with pivot hole and everything, just with a grip molded around it
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>>50562912
I read on the forums a while back that Spyderco was working on a special edition of the delica with an extra thin grind
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>>50567113
That’s interesting, and I’d be curious to see where that goes. Considering their geometries are pretty thin as is, it’d be cool to see how they’d approach that — what steel choice, hardness, etc. For those people who follow the Michael Christy or Cliff Stamp school of thought on apexes (“just before the point of failure”), that could be very popular. Maybe not so much with people who are more rigorous with their edge, or cut abrasive materials on a regular basis.
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>>50562126
I’m puzzled by this too. I just started looking into knife stuff to choose a good knife for work, never realized how many huge spergs are spending thousands of dollars on carry or fighting knives they don’t use.
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>>50567351
Did you ever find one for work?
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>>50567501
I got a benchmade 917 ultimately. It seemed like a nice one that fit well with what I wanted it for.
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>>50563538
Lots of their knives are out of stock here in America too. Unfortunately I think it might be due to GSM shifting the bulk of Cold Steel’s production to China
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The knife is solid, but the action kinda sucks.
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Gonna sell this Esee 6 to buy a 5. Any reason to not do this?
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>>50567351
There's more to the custom side than the collector's market. They certainly help fund it, but it helps offset the cost of chef knives, heirlooms, and specialty gear.
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Recon one and super edge. My favorites.
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>>50541454
Hi guys hope one of you can help me, I really want a fairbairn-sykes fighting knife, the kind used by ww2 british commandos and such, but I dont really care for an original or an expensive replica, I just want a good knife with that design so I can larp as Fairbairn in 1930s shanghai. Where can I get one for cheap? I dont live in the US, and everything here seems to be 2 inch pocket knives.
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technically, this is my latest knife
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>>50569332
>replica
>ww2
>I want larp
you are noguns and the sharpest blade in your house is a butter knife
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>>50568931
why would to ever sell anything? That said, how much?
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>>50569410
not a nogunz, but its true all I have in my house is a pocket knife, maybe thats why Im looking for a good one to start with? Dilate harder.
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I have a couple folding knives and a nice small dagger, but I need a knife for skinning, gutting, and processing deer and occasionally fish as well.
I'd like a fixed blade, single edge knife for this. But I'd also like maybe a bit of the back edge to have serrations so I can cut deer ribs when processing deer. If not, I'd be fine with getting another knife with a serrated blade or back side of the blade for cutting the deer ribs.

Any recommendation /k/ommandos?
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>>50569395
Pretty. What is it?

>>50562912
Thoughts on CRKT? The few I've handled seemed nice, but that was well over a decade ago. I just like some of their designs and I wasn't aware benchmade was such a libjew abomination, otherwise I'd get one of their knives.
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I like the old fashion look.
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>>50552941
Super easy
Filet knife+chopstick-hole=Low profile ghetto switchblade
>>50554717
>>50553561
Y’all fuckin need jesus
>>50560638
I have become drugs, destroyer of worlds
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>>50569465
Ignore the asshole this is a weapons board not a dicksucking board. Sorry about your laws whatever country in your in but if you have access to the coast/can order thru dive shops you can find some sweet looking daggers. Not exact model. It certainly a shiny rib sticker
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>>50570561
Altho you gotta clarify what laws you’re talking about
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Zero Tolerance Sinkevich for my folder and Ka Bar TDI large for my fixed.

I carry both every day for work. I'm a faggot ass gear queer but I don't give a fuck, I love them both.
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>>50569785
>Pretty. What is it?
Just a 31cm blade long knife with the sheath decoration based on Birka 644 (i do viking reenactment).
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Hows the Victorinox sentinel for a work setting? I like how it looks, plus the built in tooth pick and tweezers are a plus
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>>50569785
I think it's a seax.
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>>50570677
You make me want to look for a wootz steel short seax.
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>>50569785
As a rule, I try to stay away from Chinese knife manufacturers, which is what CRKT is despite being an American company. That being said, having handled some, they’re hit and miss. I hate their folders for over reliance on gimmicks and garbage steels with bad grinds, but then they collab with designers like Ken Onion and James Williams, both of whom have provided decent offerings. They’re a mixed bag of function and goofy shit, which wouldn’t be a big deal if they had better QC.
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>>50571822
that isn't wootz, though - it's pattern welded (2 strands).

If you don't mind spending around 500 euro, check out Oleg Kozlenkov at truehistoryshop.com - I've seen one of his blades up close, and it's really good (slightly different, than what I have here, he uses single-strand of twisted bar for the spine + I think it was a convex, or zero grind edge).

For mine, I had to go and commision it, because no one really makes reproductions of 644 - it's mostly 944, or "based on" (mine's not a perfect repro either, as it was made to fit the knife, not to te exact dimensions of the find).
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>>50547244
Raw linseed is the best but it takes forever to dry, boiled works pretty much just as well and dries fast. In fact if I buy a cheap axe or hammer I scrape the cheap slippery poly coating off and put linseed
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>>50541454
>>50553943
Nice, using a dozen different AXIS lock knives means you will hardly ever have one of your springs break.
>I've only broken a spring twice in years of owning this knife that I use 1/12 of the time, other people must be unlucky.
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>>50572324
Just in case some people don't know, linseed oil soaked rags have a propensity to self ignite, so dispose of them safely like in a national forest in California.
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>>50547244
>>50548170
>>50572324
Tung oil is the absolute best but it's expensive. Raw linseed oil is more economical but takes several days to dry. "Boiled" linseed oil is economical and dries quickly but the heavy metals additives that make it dry quickly also make it toxic. Personally I use mineral oil on unfinished wood. It's cheap and doesn't go rancid. It's non-polymerizing though which means the wood will still feel like wood but also means it provides less protection and you'll have to reapply it every so often.
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>>50572773
Walnut oil is also a decent non-toxic polymerizing oil that's less expensive than tung oil but if you have a tree nut allergy it will kill you so it's not for everyone.

For non-polymerizing oils, if you have a bunch of coconut oil lying around it's an okay alternative to mineral oil if you don't want to go out and buy a new oil just to use on your knife handle. Unlike mineral oil it eventually goes rancid but it takes longer than most oils.
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>>50562912
Based Spydie poster
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>>50562126
>reviewers
Either spergs or jews. What I want to know:
- Does the blade wobble?
- How easily does the knife open and close?
- Having been opened or closed how reliably does the knife stay in that position?
- Is the knife's handle sealed shut with loctite or otherwise non-user-serviceable?
- Do the knife's length, weight, or materials differ from what was advertised?
- Do any of the knife's other design elements have implementation flaws? For instance a pocket clip being so tight it damaged the reviewer's pocket or a thumb stud being too slick to use when wet.

Or to sum up:
- Has the reviewer through personal handling and in-person observation discovered anything at all that wouldn't be known by looking at a picture of the knife and reading an advertisement from the manufacturer?

Seldom do full-time reviewers say anything of value. The best reviews tend to be:
- Someone who has owned a few knives over the years and settled on what he likes explaining the knives he formerly used, why he moved on from them, and what he uses now.
- Someone who by all appearances has only owned one knife in his life talking about that knife.
- Someone who bought a knife he was excited about, found it was a huge disappointment, and was pissed off enough to make a video about it.
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>>50572773
Tung oil is no more expensive than the rest, at least as far as finishes go and the quantities used in making knives. A small bottle does a lot of knives and a 30 dollar bottle may as well be a lifetime supply.
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This is my collection excluding all the kinda shitty ones. The folding old timer and the victorinox are ones i got from a friend recently, the old timer 152 is from the 70's and was found on my buddies grandpas property, and I switch between the bucks for EDC. i've started carrying the old timer folder in my watch pocket, it fits nicely
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Got the dragonfly yesterday.
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>>50568743
It'll wear loose with time. Helps to take it apart and apply a drop of oil to the washers.
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I bought a grandpa knife on impulse from a real store today. It came kinda sharp, the finish is nice, the backspring is limp and uninspiring. I had to know how the other half lives and they live with a pocket rock with a gucci handle and a lifeless backspring. I almost feel like I should have gotten the mini, but sub sub-3 inch blades are fucking useless and I wanted the big boi experience. Maybe it's the beer, but it's already grown on me. It's very apple pie and ice cream compared to sausage and soft cheese and the noses of colonial benefactors.
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>>50575344
What's strange is that it feels larger even though it isn't. It's like a total inverse of the douk.
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>>50575344
While the trapper is more for hunting, a stockman or peanut pattern are fairly useful (More so than your average pocket knife I'd say). The smaller knives are good if you carry something bigger alongside it, I carry a fixedblade on my hip and a peanut in my watch pocket
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>>50575432
I'm not going to pretend I hunt, I just find stockmans too bulky and have a small douk that disappears in the watch pocket. But so does the large. I had a peanut in a past life and it failed to deliver so hard that I overcompensate to this day.
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Anyone have any experience with the Buck 110 LT?

Thinking about getting one and it’s so cheap here ($20).
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>>50576138
It's the same steel as the normal one, so it's basically just that with GFN handles
Solid buy I'd say
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>>50575344
Update: the CV takes a mean edge in no time. Maybe 30 passes total to shaving sharp on a medium Arkansas.
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>>50575344
That's a fake. How much did you pay?
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>>50576253
S'real from ace hardware and my local store is a listed dealer. 50some bucks.

I would like to hear why it's fake and will provide photos, considering the last anon who called one of my knives a fake >>50575736 (guess which) was so wrong it hurts.
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>>50576228
Thanks fren
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>>50554837
>why buy spyderco
because lots of us actually use our knives for things instead of finger fucking in a drawer. to get the equivalent quality of 150-200 dollar spyderco you need to spend in the 400 dollar range and go semi custom.

and fuck benchmade with a cactus. they'll be using their power tools to chop up knives of law abiding citizens here shortly.
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Carry a OKC RAT1 right now and i love it, but want something premium to replace it. Is the 940 the knife for me? If so, am i a fag for not getting the 940-1 instead of the much better looking 940BLK?
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>>50569991
Strongly agree
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>>50572735
Yeah, probably should have mentioned that, you have to lay the rags spread out flat on some rocks or payment, or your local politicians back porch
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>>50572773
Yeah agreed, tung is better actually
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>>50577211
Hogue Ritter RSK. No question. Don't current bitchmade. The Hogue is like the old grip but the blade is centered and the steel and handle are better.
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>>50558941
They're pretty good all things considered. I'm just not a fan of how slippery the grip on my 119 can be when my hands are wet/ sweaty. But that's nothing hockey tape can't fix.
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>>50577959
The pro series has micarta grips instead of the standard phenolic, along with S35VN steel for the blade
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>>50577074
>equivalent quality of 150-200 dollar spyderco you need to spend in the 400 dollar range
lolno.
they are the exact same quality level as every other midrange production knife. you're paying extra for the logo
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>>50555554
They are the most natural to use. I enjoy the fiddling with it too. Imagine if the police found out I have a replicant in the UK
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>>50576456
>from ace hardware
okay that changes things. that thing could have been there for 40 years. 4 years ago I wandered into an Ace hardware store that had a full glass case display of Schrade knives. have a box with it?
>>50576456
>why it's fake
the shield doesn't look right and I've never seen a tang stamp like that. It should be more proud of the bolster and the dot (if there is a dot/s) should be below the logo. If you fold it 90deg, does the tang stamp show anything else?
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I gotta say the mini 940 is the perfect goldilocks knife 4 me. I always liked the original 940 but it was just a little too big/heavy.

this little nigger is perfect though. I hope I never lose it because I think this is the only knife I'm gonna carry from now on
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>>50578357
Smells like samefag
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>>50578357
Yeah, the second x is on the main blade half cocked. I've bought sketchier knives I've already shown that have even more obvious differences. I knew it was real by how shitty it looked compared to a newer mini and some kind of toothpick. It's a special blend of trash and quality.
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>>50578346
are you a blade runner?
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>>50578613
Same box as the rest of the stock.
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>>50578357
I'll high rez on a real camera with tripod tomorrow if this doesn't clear it up. I know how common fakes are and it looks and feels more like a variant with some old stock. I'm not a case expert at all but I've fingerfucked some good ones and a sloppy die press isn't the first issue I'd zoom in on.
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>>50578578
you are a future doctor
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>>50578613
>>50578734
that puts your knife's cred on better ground for sure. I'm happy to be wrong
Case made a lot of shitty knives and they also made a lot of bespoke and one off runs, this could definitely be in that class, they made knives for specific distributors for instance.
i'll poke around and if i find anything interesting i'll post back
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>>50579083
So you are just retarded. Thanks for confirming.
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>>50579127
Oh naw you don't have to blow smoke, buying a murrican knife is like playing mumblety-peg. This is alright for my needs and it passed the baptism in cheese and pigfat.
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>>50566387
I mean, it's a proven design, which they own. Why not use it?
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>>50579162
just take the L
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>>50579127
I figured getting a cv blade it wouldn't be the standard run and I'm not unimpressed with the quality. I think I can trade my way into a custom knife if I play the cards right.
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>>50560591
VG-10, I did'nt uh know much about taking care of knives or guns back then very well. I went full retard and "cleaned" my first spyderco with steel wool. the rust speckles are from the wool embedded in the blade. Fucker is sharp though, finally went and spent money on a sharpener(kme) and I can finally get the edge back to it's factory sharpness.
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>>50579325
I should get some sausage today.
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>>50562924
>LC200N
It's good.
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>>50569991

Traditionals are neat. Been on a GEC kick lately myself.
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>>50578734
I found one (image of one) stamped just like that.
https://www.conwayfeedandgarden.com/store/p56/Case_Yellow_CV_Trapper_Pocket_Knife__%2300161.html
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>>50569991
kino

You may want to add a Douk Douk and a Svord Peasant.
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How do I go about disassembling an old carbon Opinel without power tools or a solid place to fix it?
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I'm not gonna lie, I'm an Opinel/Mora guy because I value quality for a low price.
What would be the equivalent to these if I move to the 50 bucks range?
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Para 3 i swapped an m4 blade onto.
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>>50583426
Classic american slipjoints with bone slabs, the buck 110, the odd budget knife with a more premium steel like a RAT in D2. Prices went up but it used to get you some nice fixed blades.
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>>50583426
I'm in EU btw and main concern for upgrading is steel quality.

>>50583516
Anything from US will be more expensive here. For example I can get a regular RAT 2 for 50 bucks but not a D2 one.
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>>50555796
How do you like the boots anon?
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>>50582842
pop the ring collar off and hammer out the pin. you will most likely crack the handle doing this, since they were not meant to be taken apart and the wood under the collar gets really brittle
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>>50582603
>>50579325
This my latest. yes, it's gay as fuck, yes, its a collectors edition but I love it. Gonna take it to the next wedding or whatever and see how many normies I can freak out
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>>50583893
Gay collector Case knives have a special charm that reminds me of the knives you win at a carnival. I just remembered how uncommon anything else was back in the 90s. I wonder if there will be a return to it, I've noticed a shift towards 'authenticity' and classic aesthetics and away from chinkshit and the banal utilitarian reality of tactical folders and their associations in certain influential spheres.
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>>50583893
Flashy knives are cool.
I still regret not buying the spyderco dragonfly tattoo.
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>>50548910
if there was a OHO version of that one I'd definitely take it as my edc. the closest would be the locksmith but it lacks scissors
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>>50584923
I've seen it said on here that the flavor of the week fidget spinner review industry is due to collapse and elsewhere that so called personal knives are coming back as even the high end folders are little more than wagie boxcutters in practice. You may be on to something.
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>>50583614
consider Manly knives from Bulgaria. They have D2 steel models (slipjoint, one handed locking and two handed locking) starting at 45€. and for about 75-85, those models in CPM-S90V supersteel.
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do any of you niggas know if victorinox physical specs as shown on the sakwiki mean the total lenght INCLUDING the scales? because I took the measures for the swisschamp (33 mm) and it doesn't looks as big as people say it is. or is it 33mm PLUS the scales?
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>>50583514
Not bad. I love M4. One of those steels that cuts so much better at low grit.
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Is it more economic to buy this shit or minis?
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>>50586098
I just measured my Swiss Champ and it's 33mm WITH the scales.
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>>50585212
Where is the lie? Collecting no longer brings me any joy. My disease has progressed to wanting to make the geometries I think about. There is nowhere to go from here but putting that money towards tools and an adequate piece of land for making knives, or spending absurd amounts of money on the bespoke blades that go upwards of a thousand. I’d rather invest that money in myself.
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>>50586297
thanks man. I'm considering buying one, or maybe the handyman as it has all the tools I mostly use
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>>50586316
I think it's a good size and I'm happy I bought it. I spent a couple weeks watching eBay and I was able to get this one for $55 shipped and it looks brand new. I swapped out the toothpick for a fire starter that glows in the dark. It glows pretty bright.
This is it >>50547071
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>>50555102
Fuck this fagot >>50554837
I have a bunch of Spyderco's too. Is that the black out Yojimbo? I have the blacked out Shaman and love it.
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>>50568743
I sold mine, just didn't like it.
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>>50587386
Post more of your knives that you never use.
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>>50587468
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>>50587468
Post more of your crackhead shiv. Are you the scissor guy or the boxcutter junkie?
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>>50587386
Wow, a spyderco I don't viscerally hate on sight. Where'd the scales come from, that doesn't look like an S Co option
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>>50541454
Here’s another good ABLE lock knife from Hogue. If you can stand the obnoxious SIG branding then I think the value is unrivaled
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SIG36379EXLKNC/sig-sauer-by-hogue-k320-nitron-able-lock-folding-knife-35-s30v-tumbled-drop-point-plain-blade-black-polymer-handles-knifecenter-exclusive
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FTP
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fixed or flip for edc?
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>>50588656
Benchmade can fuck right off.
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>>50588705
Flip all day. Except sometimes gentleman's folder is needed. If you're PD, security, then fixed.
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>>50588356
>drop point
>stonewash blade
>in stock
god dammit a month or two ago they were all sold out with a notice saying the exclusives were fucked and they had no idea when they'd be restocked.
I ended up buying the tanto and regret it daily.
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>>50589420
Why would you ever conceal carry such a bright pistol?
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>>50583426
Hey I don't want to be a kike shill or whatever but for that money the Tenacious changed my life. Not joking.
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>>50588705
Flip just because it goes in the pocket and that's the end of it.
I've carried fixed and there's actually a bunch of good options, they just take up more room or time. A simple flat fixed blade in a kydex sheath can be nearly as easy to pocket carry as a flipper. You catch the sheath on your pocket to draw in a hurry, and it just takes a moment to carefully put it back.
The better option is sideways belt mounted. I really enjoyed carrying that way but slipping it on my belt every day gets old after a while.

Try both. Knives are fun and good ones hold value.
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>>50589446
serious question: have you ever worn a white button up shirt in summer and seen your CC right through it? Can you even see your waistline at all?

Also my brass handle knife developed a "patina" so it looks like it goes into an old lady's knitting kit. I might give it to my mom actually.
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>>50579325
whenever i see the shit people on this board eat it makes me feel sad. is this really what single men suffer through?
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>>50570478
I wanna do something like this with the blade of one of the large swiss army knives, I think it'd look nice
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>>50589552
>cheese, sausage, and beer
Is eating like a man problematic for you? I guarantee his meal is more nutritious than whatever fancy bullshit you ate tonight. Post a pic, faggot.
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>>50589552
It looks like it's just a snack, so i don't see any issue with it. Better than potato chips or other shit like that
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>>50589552
>>50582324
Fuck, you just reminded me I forgot to get that sausage.
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>microshits
>bitchmade
>kosherco
there are so many quality knife makers out there and you niggerfaggots overpay for pleb trash
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>>50589734
Post knives faggot
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>>50589552
Pretty sure that’s not his meal, either way, who cares?

Worry about yourself
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>>50589542
There’s a video on YouTube of a guy taking a rotary tool and grinding in topographical patterns with a Dremel. Doesn’t do a bad job at it, either. If you’re looking for a change, you may consider something like that.
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>>50588356
I like how, the instant the patent on the axis lock expired, Hogue started putting it on their knives. It is unclear if Benchmade was giving Hogue or Doug Ritter the middle finger by releasing the Freek, a knife almost identical to the RSK Hogue now offers.
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>>50590163
Benchmade yeeted Doug Ritter and started selling the Freek so they wouldn't pay for any licensing.
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one time a dike stared shilling benchmade knives at work to me. from that momwnt on i disliked benchmade knives
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>>50590182
Jesus, I thought they couldn’t be any gayer.
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>>50590217
One at my work shilled SOG. Someone tells them it's the best and then they parrot that to everyone around to sound like one of the guys.
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>>50585995
Thanks for the suggestion. I saw some Manly knives listed on my go to online store, sadly none of them had D2 steel for 50 bucks but I'd do some more research.

>>50589490
Maybe I'd change my mind if I actually tried it but China made and 8Cr13MoV for 50 bucks is not very appealing on paper.
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I'm looking for a folding knife that meet some specific criteria and I'd be very grateful if you could help me. I'm buying from EU and budget is 50 bucks.

>Steel: carbon preferred, anything including and upwards 12c27 and 440C welcome
>Synthetic handle, something that can get wet and dirty
>Extremely easy to disassemble and clean. This is a very important point since the knife will be used for food prep mostly
>Classic looks are preferred
>Lock is not necessary

So far the only option I got is the Svord Peasant.
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>>50545936
>socom alpha
Kek
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>>50587785
https://g10.lt/?cat=127
Guy is a really good dude.
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>>50591980
Opinel makes pocket knives with synthetic handles and stainless blades now, that's best, cheapest option.
I found this on some filthy boche site looking that up, it's under 20 euros and baladeo is a decent brand.
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>>50592604
thanks, nice tip.
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>>50589420
Tantos are better for actual utility work anyway. Get a kitchen knife if you want to cut apples.
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>>50592768
>Tantos are better for actual utility work
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>>50592890
Kinda are, bruh.
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>>50592714
p sure baladeo is all about that 420 junk steel
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>>50593486
>budget is 50 bucks
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>>50593486
>50 dollar budget
>Bitching about steel
Ngmi
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>>50593572
>>50593857
his requirement clearly states "12C27, 440C or above". 420 instead is the bottom of the barrel stainless, and at 50$ you can demand more.
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Can you actually order auto knives and have them shipped through the mail in the US?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32950090301.html

How does /k/ feel about chink knives like ganzo and sanrenmu?
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>>50594012
440c and 420hc are damn near the same thing, quit being a dandy faggot
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>>50594057
I own some sanremnu and its neither good neither garbage. Its just fine for price but don't expect anything outstanding or even better
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>>50594057
>Can you actually order auto knives and have them shipped through the mail in the US?
Do you even live in the US? This is the most retarded question I've ever heard.
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Mind blistering autism
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>>50594083
>t. retard
If the only knives you've ever had in "440C" were fucking $12 Amazon chink specials.
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>>50594500
Keep projecting, you fruity retard. Faggots like you who bitch about steel are as bad as muh ballistics guys
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>>50590448
SOG actually does make some decent knives now, check out the Terminus XR and Aegis AT
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>>50594572
>says a shitty steel is JUST AS GOOD as a good steel
>gets BTFO and starts to cry like a bitch
Many such cases!
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>>50594645
>t. autism
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>>50594572
>projecting
Yeah, nah m8.
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>>50594645
420 and 440 are two of the most widely used steels in the world. I am flat out AMAZED nobody else has noticed that they are terrible.
Have you told anyone? seems important
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>>50594791
Still doesn't change the fact that they're similar. Thinking 440c is a remarkable improvement from 420hc is pure cope
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>>50594324
The Switchblade Knife Act, (Pub.L. 85–623, 72 Stat. 562, aka SWA, enacted on August 12, 1958, and codified in 15 U.S.C. §§ 1241–1245), prohibits the manufacture, importation, distribution, transportation, and sale of switchblade knives in commercial transactions substantially affecting interstate commerce[46] between any state, territory, possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside that state, territory, U.S. possession, or the District of Columbia. The Act also prohibits possession of such knives on federal or Indian lands or on lands subject to federal jurisdiction. The federal SWA does not prohibit the ownership or carrying of automatic knives or switchblades inside state lines while not on federal property, nor does it prohibit the acquisition or disposition of such knives in an intrastate transaction or an interstate transaction that is noncommercial and/or does not substantially affect interstate commerce (as defined by recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court).

U.S. Code Title 15, Sect. 1241 defines switchblade knives as any knives which open "1) by hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade which opens automatically; (2) by operation of inertia, gravity, or both". The Act also prohibits the manufacture, sale, or possession of switchblade knives on any Federal lands, Indian reservations, military bases, and Federal maritime or territorial jurisdictions including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other territories.[47][48] The act was amended in 1986 to also prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, or possession of ballistic knives in interstate commerce.

U.S.C. 1716 prohibits the mailing or transport of switchblades or automatic knives through the U.S. mails (U.S. Postal Service), with a few designated exceptions.[47] The act provides for a fine and/or imprisonment of not more than one year.[47] 18 U.S.C. § 1716(g)(2) provides:
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>>50594853
>they're similar, even though their composition is significantly different
[citation needed]
Thinking actual 440C is the same as your garbage "440C" chink knives, or similar to 420HC, is the real cope here.
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>>50594991
90% of all the 440HC made comes from China
They don't need to fake it
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>>50594991
This is why I said you're projecting you brainlet. I don't buy chink shit, you have zero argument other than "but you're wrong hurr durr"
And heres your citation https://bestmulti-tool.com/420hc-stainless-steel-vs-440c-stainless-steel-for-knife-blades/
"440C stainless steel takes a good edge and is easy to sharpen, similar to the 420HC stainless steel."
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>>50595051
>what is material cost
It's not about availability, genius. Why the fuck would they spend extra money for legit 440C in some shit knife they're going to sell for $10 when they could just use any cheap stainless and claim it's 440C?
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>>50595114
>taking an edge is the same as holding an edge
>"bestmulti-tool.com"
Holy fuck, you really are dumb.
You also clearly don't understand the meaning of "projection".
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>>50594926
This is what I found:
"Common practice in the industry, however, is at odds with this section. Manufacturers regularly sell to their dealers regardless of whether or not there is a contract with the military and they often sell directly to members of the military and law enforcement. Many retailers also sell across state lines. Manufacturers and retailers typically require only that the buyer (retailer or individual) certify they are will comply (retailer) or are in compliance with (individual) the Federal Switchblade Act. Arguably, the fact that this has been common practice for over 50 years without significant enforcement actions by the Federal government would invalidate this section to the degree that it has become common practice. However, this has never been litigated and, technically, these practices may not be legal."
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>>50595362
Doesn't seem worth risking it when a small town drooling retard LEO and a dickless DA could ruin your life over a $20 pocket knife
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What do you use to sharpen? Are there any good sharpening products or does everybody just use a stone?
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I want to get an LUDT or Bugout/Bailout next.. but the ultratech and Para 3 are just such damn good EDC's that idk if I would ever rotate them in.
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>>50594083
I'd be almost inclined to agree with you if we were talking about a Buck knife that's recieved the Paul Bos heat treat (though even then there's still a difference), but the object in question is a chinese-made blade, not necessarily 420HC but some sort of 420 which can easily have much less carbon than even 420Hc, and most likely hasn't received that optimal of a heat-treat.
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>>50596080
good. don't support benchmade.
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>>50596115
Never owned one, but why dont people like them?
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>>50580196
Awesome! I love shit like this, because not only is it officially yours in a unique way, there’s a story behind it. VG-10 takes a good edge, and I’d still use the shit out of it.
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>>50596184
they donate to democrats and cut up guns for the police
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>>50596184
Without giving you a thesis, boils down to:
>assisted a local police department in cutting up firearms in a retarded photo op
>donated to anti 2A initiatives
>horrible quality control
>extremely overpriced
>minimal steel selection
>mostly drop points and spear points, not much else
>axis lock on EVERYTHING, otherwise known as the “our knives can hold 800 pounds but if the omega springs break your knife is useless” lock
>fucking over Doug Ritter and then ripping off his RSK design
>LifeSharp service fixes defects present out of the box, for an ever-increasing fee

…and more. The juice is not worth the squeeze. If you’re gonna pay too much money for S30V, just buy a Zero Tolerance and call it good.
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>>50596184
>>50596329
With capitalism, you vote with your wallet. Never support a company that pulls this bullshit.
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>>50594057
Legally companies are not allowed to import automatic knives.
China literally doesn't give a fuck and will send you one, what are they gonna do? fine them? Make them stop? Lol
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>>50596678
Voting with your wallet is a meme. Boycotts dont work. The market corrects itself not because of the consumer, rather the bad practices of the producer.
So if you buy a bitchmade or not the company continues to thrive and make money. However, if they refuse to adjust to a changing market then they go under.

So if you dont like that they are anti 2A, have bad quality control, overpriced, low selection, no innovation, etc, who cares. But if EVERYONE doesnt like that then the market corrects itself by providing competitors with better products. Bitchmade can then change what they're doing or die. Supporting anti 2A is just shooting themselves in the foot as well, nothing you do changes that.

Once you realize this then your mindset should mature from "I hope the company goes under" to "i hope they improve their product to be better or at least match the current market trends, lest they go under"

Pic related, spyderco doesnt use it's meme lock on good products anymore
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>>50596866
I've opened and closed my PM2 literally thousands of times and never once pinched any part of my hand. It's not a problem.
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>>50596866
Obvious bait is obvious. Go away.



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