Most recently I have developed an interested in the classic knife styles, specifically slipjoints (no thanks to SM - Fair warning, if your in Austin and a short blonde woman starts throwing things at you, that's my wife). They don't make the office sheep as nervous as the big Benchmade folders, and don't tear up my suit pants either.
The newest purchase was a Case Baby Doc. Yellow handles, but I don't think it's CV. I'll try to get a picture up later, I ran out of daylight. There's something about the thin blade on the Doctor's knives that just come in handy. They can get places a larger blade wouldn't fit, plus, the handle is comfortable.
I also have a fancy one from Mike Alsdorf. It's close to the Doctor's knife, but the blade has a slightly different profile.
I shot some rough pictures, but couldn't get the lighting right. Maybe tomorrow I can get better shots of this one.
I have already updated Iowa, Alabama, Indiana,PA, Jawgia, West Virginny, Washington State, Montana, ...
Look fast and toss quick, southern boys do know how to duck...
February 24, 2008, 11:15 PM
Oh no - this means you'll buy less customs! :D
I have an Aldorf also - that guy does some sweet work!
February 25, 2008, 12:42 AM
SM - Green, but if you are close enough to see the color, you are "in range".
Valkman - Nah, I still am buying the customs, just a little slower. Speaking of, don't you think it's time you made a neck knife? Maybe a 2 1/2 inch wharncliffe with a slight thumb ramp? Just a thought. :evil:
February 25, 2008, 12:46 AM
I never have made neckers because I love big handles! I can't stand little bitty handles I can't hang on to so I haven't tried to come up with a design. But I never thought I'd be making fighters either so keep checking! :)
February 25, 2008, 01:13 AM
Green Eyed Blond- got it!
Them gals look goood with a Case Slimline Trapper, with CV blades and with handles re done done in green bone.
You should get her one.
I am a equal opportunity get in trouble with everyone sort of fella...
Kids , dawgs and I get along real well. I hide real good behind them when I duck...
February 25, 2008, 01:22 AM
Anyone else caught the slippie fever?Well, I do seem to be developing a bit of a temperature. ;)
Last summer, I started using an old Old Timer slipjoint that my Dad had picked up at an auction somewhere, years ago. It has two blades: the sharp one and the other sharp one. It looks like good carbon steel, but I don't know much more than that.
My everyday knife for the past few years has been a Kershaw Scallion, but I'm using that Schrade more and more often.
That is a fancy one you've shown here. Thanks for the picture.
February 25, 2008, 02:03 AM
it's not so much a fever as it is a genetic aberration that typically manifests itself later in life. It will occasionally strike the young but usually shows up after the victim has spent thousands of dollars in a futile attempt to cure a case "tatical gear disorder". :D
February 25, 2008, 02:38 AM
... a genetic aberration...In that case, I came by it honestly.
That's fine, then. ;)
February 25, 2008, 03:12 AM
No inanimate object can figure out something or go about something by itself - it takes a user.
Strategy & Tactic existed with traditional folding, fixed and the few "locking" knives going way back in history.
A knife is made to cut, and folding knives are more portable, therefore affording one a portable tool on person.
Non-Firearm weapons are not just weapons against criminals, also hypothermia for instance.
Whittle shavings to make kindling to make a fire. Hypothermia can set in at 40* F.
Weapons against ineffective "ABC" _ Airway, Breathing & Circulation, so a small sharp blade may save a life, with an emergency tracheotomy and drinking straw.
In fear of life - is not always about criminals.
Oklahoma City Bombing , a lady was trapped in the Garage, and the Ortho surgeon was summoned with his special surgeon tools to amputate a leg.
The building is shaking, rumbling, and these surgeons tools could not cut to do do the task in the small , hard to reach area this lady was in.
This area was dangerous, first responders more than once almost said to abort this attempt, risk to the surgeon and to them was too great.
Case Peanut, the Ortho's personal knife was used to amputate the leg at the knee and that lady was extracted.
That task needed a small knife, with a thin sharp blade...
Defensive use of non-firearm weapon, as that lady was indeed in fear of life.
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