Moore Maker Serpentine Stockman


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CZ.22
June 26, 2008, 05:30 PM
Their catalog lists this knife as the Serpentine Stock Knife.
This is it.
http://www.gilmoreengineering.com/images/17%20Serpentine%20Stock%20Knife.jpg
Mine, though, is yellow bone, and smooth.
I do not know if it is carbon or stainless, but I would guess carbon.
I got a really good deal on the knife, $64 with sheath.
It is not quite brand new- it was made in 1999, but has never been used, been sitting under the display case.
It's edge was pretty sharp, but 5 strokes per side with the fine grit crock stick made it very sharp.
Fit & finish is excellent.
Backsprings are smooth opening.
Nail nicks are just right, except on the punch blade, which is hard to get out.
The sheath is excellent- it is a simple friction/gravity pocuh, nice leather. Knife stays secure.
It is thick, but not too long to pocket carry. Thick knives give my big hands something too hold on to.

The blade assortment- the shorter clip blade is so far my favorite. It is easy to open, and the right shape and angle for a variety of chores. I also like the sheepsfoot. The big clip is a little harder to open, but it's nice to know I have a big blade I can turn to. The punch blade is somewhat limited in its utility, but is nice to have. I think it would work well for undoing knives.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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Valkman
June 26, 2008, 05:59 PM
I have a '99 yellow bone MM also, a three blade affair that I really like. Model # 5308. It has carbon steel blades that are taking a nice patina.

The pic is exactly what I have but mine is yellow bone - they don't seem to offer a 5308 anymore. This is a 5306.

sm
June 26, 2008, 06:06 PM
CZ.22,

Another excellent review!
I likes it!!

Valkman,
I like that one too!

I want the MooreMaker toys too... whetstone, yo-yo, marbles...thems neat!

Valkman
June 26, 2008, 06:08 PM
I meant to send you the stone but I forgot. I still have my marble! I only started with one and I need it! :)

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