A stop at my local Army/Navy Surplus store introduced me to Timberline Knives.


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Browning
February 3, 2008, 12:02 PM
I stopped off at my local Army/Navy Surplus store to buy some of those Coverse side zip boots and I took the opportunity to take a look in the knife case and to look at those Zero Tolerance Folding Knives I can't afford to buy ($275) and I saw a brand I hadn't seen before.

The brand name's Timberline and the models I was looking at were called the 18 Delta Series of Combat Folding Knives (kind of a cheesy name Golf - Uniform - Yankee - Sierra, but the knives themselves were pretty cool), anybody ever hear of them? At $80 to $90 I could totally afford one of these and they looked pretty good to me just based on flipping it open and looking at it for 5 minutes.

Here are some of them here.

http://www.extremeoutfitters.us/ProductImages/tmbrline/18deltass.jpg

http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_store.html?ttl=Timberline%2018-Delta%20Series&srch=bwSKUdatarq%3Dtm78

http://www.knifeoutlet.com/news2.htm

Before this I hadn't heard of them this. Anybody have any experience with them?

Do they seem to hold up pretty well over time (I realize that it would only have been a matter of months as these have just come out recently, but people will have formed some sort of an impression over that amount of time) and with hard use? The one I'm interested in is the one with the serrated and rounded Wharncliffe style blade (3rd from the top/the one that's pictured above has a tan handle, but they also come in black) as it would be a great utility knife for work. I just don't want to fork over $80 to $90 and have it turn out to be a P.O.S. that everyone knew was a lemon but me.

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okiebuckout
February 3, 2008, 04:51 PM
I own one I bought from the PX back around 03-04. It has been a great knife and probably the smoothest opening knife I own. It has good ergonomics in my book. A big folder, but feels good.72417

I think it cost me $30.

Browning
February 3, 2008, 09:21 PM
Well that's certainly long enough where any problems with it would have surfaced by now, thanks for the info.

hso
February 3, 2008, 11:17 PM
Timberline is one of the smaller manufacturers. They produce quality products at moderate prices and give credit to the designers of their knives. They don't poach designs and actually are run by honest folks. In addition to all that, they hire a lot of handicapped people for their assembly, packaging and shipping departments in Buffalo.

They'll take chances with designs that other companies wouldn't and have had several interesting products. They were the second company to come out with an assisted opener. With the LCP they were the first to come out with a production "combat pen".

I've had knives of theirs for several years and they always performed.

Good folks producing good knives at good prices. One of my favorite companies.

okiebuckout
February 4, 2008, 06:44 PM
Only a couple of replies for ya, but I hope they give you an idea about the quality and the company itself.

JShirley
February 4, 2008, 11:24 PM
They sound like good people- I've never heard any ill of them. You could also consider one of the Spydercos (http://www.newgraham.com/detail.aspx?ID=3850)- hard to go wrong with them.

Browning
February 6, 2008, 04:17 PM
Well that that pretty much seals the deal for me as to their quality and what kind of people they are, I'll be getting the Timberline I liked in a couple of weeks.

buddah
February 6, 2008, 07:29 PM
I saw the Timberline knives at SHOT show. They are O.K quality. But at a price of $80-$90 I'd rather buy a CRKT or better yet a spyderco or a made in USA Buck. The timberline blades are made in CHINA. I don't have a problem w/ made in China blades. But the retail price needs to reflect the place of manufacture and it's quality.

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