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rcmodel
February 5, 2014, 04:19 PM
But I actually like the looks of this thing!

Might be real handy next spring in the yard for vines in the fence & such..

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/CR2389/columbia-river-2389-folts-keramin-neck-knife-polished-resin-infused-fiber-handles?utm_source=Knifecenter+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%20Feb%205%202014&kcno=123

rc

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Sam Cade
February 5, 2014, 04:41 PM
Oh!

Must have!

The little Foltses are dandy.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=194537&stc=1&d=1391636526

JRH6856
February 5, 2014, 04:45 PM
The silhouette looks like a starving aardvark or something, but for $25 and change, go for it. It might make a good linoleum knife if nothing else. Of course, if you don't need a linoleum knife... ;)

hso
February 5, 2014, 05:57 PM
Somebody slap some sense into me!


Ok, here goes - Unless your paws are sized just right for those finger grooves you won't find it a good fit and ulitmately won't carry it. The steel isn't up to yard work. The color is "wrong". It looks too much like a ...:evil:

Sam Cade
February 5, 2014, 06:14 PM
Oh yeah, they smell funny too!

hso
February 5, 2014, 06:18 PM
That's just the sheath.

MErl
February 5, 2014, 07:09 PM
Sam, that thing have enough meat to comfortable grip? looks mighty small.

hso
February 5, 2014, 07:35 PM
It is supposed to be mighty small.

Sam Cade
February 5, 2014, 07:41 PM
Sam, that thing have enough meat to comfortable grip? looks mighty small.

It is comfortable enough to use as a whittler with no issues.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=194542&stc=1&d=1391646796

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=194543&stc=1&d=1391646796


Truth be told, I wouldn't mind knocking off a bit off of the height of the finger grooves.

JShirley and I are in agreement that the minimalist is one of the few fully finger grooved knives that isn't annoying.

GBExpat
February 5, 2014, 07:55 PM
Somebody slap some sense into me!
Nope, no way ... don't want Art yelling at me again. :D

I, too, like the look of it. O'course I already own a couple of Columbia River's more unique designs in small knives, so ...

Rollis R. Karvellis
February 5, 2014, 08:06 PM
I, like a decent neck knife. Though the curve might become annoying for cutting a lot of multiflore rose.

rcmodel
February 5, 2014, 08:11 PM
I don't know?

I looks ideal to me for fence monsters.

Stick it behind the offending sapling or vine and jerk straight back.

rc

RetiredUSNChief
February 5, 2014, 08:18 PM
Niiiice.

I coulda used one last week while ripping out old carpeting at a friend's house. Bugger-all if I could find a hawkbill knife, the one thing that seems like it was specifically designed to cut carpeting out.

Might have to pick one of those up! I like the sheath, too.

rcmodel
February 5, 2014, 08:43 PM
Well, so much for someone taking some sense into me.

Too late!
I just ordered one.

We shall see what we shall see when it gets here, I guess?

rc

Valkman
February 5, 2014, 09:00 PM
I guess I'm the only one that likes full size handles. I have a few knives like that and never use them because I can only get 2 or 3 fingers on the handle. When I made knives I made a skinner with a 2 1/4" blade but it still had a 5" handles for real work.

rcmodel
February 5, 2014, 10:16 PM
Yes, I agree.
I like full size handles too.

Most all of the knives in my extensive collection are full size.
I just never owned a neck-knife before, or even a Karambit type knife before, and decided I like that one.
Or even a fixed blade that small if you don't count a few little pocket knives.

For my very specific use that Folts Keramin may or may not work?
But it's only money, and not much at that.
I spent more tonight on dinner for my wife & I.

Besides.
Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks?

If you feed him different treats?
And can get him to try them!

rc

witchhunter
February 5, 2014, 11:05 PM
I don't know how I feel about this knife, it looks like a handy item to have when cutting the cheese and salami. Oh never mind, probably illegal where I live anyway.

Valkman
February 5, 2014, 11:19 PM
But it's only money

That's what I told the wife just today when I "needed" $55 worth of guitar stuff. Could've spent a lot more but I showed some restraint for once. lol

Sure, go for it. You can always sell it as "LNIB" if you don't like it. :)

rbernie
February 6, 2014, 07:58 AM
http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/CR2389/columbia-river-2389-folts-keramin-neck-knife-polished-resin-infused-fiber-handles?utm_source=Knifecenter+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%20Feb%205%202014&kcno=123Just out of curiosity, since I'm not much of a knife guy - how do you sharpen something like this on a stone?

RetiredUSNChief
February 6, 2014, 09:49 AM
Just out of curiosity, since I'm not much of a knife guy - how do you sharpen something like this on a stone?

With a rounded stone. Google "slip stones", for one such.

The make a variety of rounded stones and diamond sharpeners for curved blaces.

Here are a few links to get you started:

http://www.dmtsharp.com/sharpeners/bench-stones/diamond-wave-and-honing-cones/

http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Norton-India-Round-Edge-Slip-Stone-P180C30.aspx

http://www.thebestthings.com/newtools/norton_slips.htm

http://www.danswhetstone.com/arkansas_files.htm

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/stones/hf-813-round-hard-arkansas-stone-3x1-4--sku657300813-9627-24156.aspx

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Slip-Stone-Pouch-Inch/dp/B0017KTOJ0

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=33013&cat=1,43072,43071

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=335

Bartholomew Roberts
February 6, 2014, 12:37 PM
I just picked up the CRKT version of the Folts SPEW the other day myself. I was torn between that and the Minimalist but at $25 coldn't avoid the temptation to try it, even though I have enough knives to last me a lifetime already.

rcmodel
February 6, 2014, 01:18 PM
Well, I never got an order confirmation email from Knife Center last night so I called today to see if my order went through.

The nice lady said they entered my email address wrong and corrected it.

Then she said I just got in under the wire last night before they went into back-order status.

Must have been a lot of people got that email special add and liked that Folts Keramin too.

rc

Bartholomew Roberts
February 6, 2014, 05:06 PM
The sheath that comes with those is pretty neat in its own right. Nicest sheath I've seen on a $25 knife. The edge bevel on mind looked like it was ground by drunk monkeys - about 6-7 degree difference between the sides and 1-2 degrees difference from one end of the same side to the other end.

Frustrating to resharpen but it is like a scalpel now. Interesting to see how long that lasts. Very cool design though.

JRH6856
February 6, 2014, 06:29 PM
he edge bevel on mind looked like it was ground by drunk monkeys

If you have 10,000 of 'em grinding, they should get it right every once in a while.

RetiredUSNChief
February 6, 2014, 06:31 PM
he edge bevel on mind looked like it was ground by drunk monkeys

If you have 10,000 of 'em grinding, they should get it right every once in a while.


Yep. With just about the same frequency that they turn out the complete works of Shakespeare!

JRH6856
February 6, 2014, 06:42 PM
And Shakespeare was a pretty sharp guy. :p

RetiredUSNChief
February 6, 2014, 08:30 PM
And Shakespeare was a pretty sharp guy. :p

As monkey's banging away at a typewriter go, he was an OK guy!

Madcap_Magician
February 7, 2014, 09:42 AM
Oh, Alan Folts's little knives are amazing! If you've got a little cash, the customs are actually very affordable as well.

Fred Fuller
February 8, 2014, 09:01 PM
I've been carrying a Spyderco Tasman Salt for a few months now. The folder is a necessity pretty much, since NC is a problematical place for fixed blades.

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/SP106PBK/Spyderco-C106PBK-Tasman-Salt-Folding-Knife-2-1516-inch-H1-Plain-Hawkbill-Blade-Black-FRN-Handles

It's turned out to be a lot more useful blade shape for many utilitarian tasks than I had ever imagined...

rcmodel
February 8, 2014, 10:35 PM
I seems Knife Center got a little carried away with that sale email.

It's been three days since I ordered, and still no order confirmation email, or credit card charge.

The lady told me the other day when I called to check if my order went through, that I just got in under the wire before they went back-order status.

She must have been looking at the wrong wire?

I was expecting it to be halfway here by now based on other dealings with them.

rc

DAdams
February 8, 2014, 11:27 PM
What the heck. You're only young once.

rcmodel
February 12, 2014, 11:38 PM
Well darn!

First it appears Knifecenter.com didn't have any of them to ship for 6 days in the first place.
Then they finally got a Round Tuit yesterday, shipped, and sent me the tracking info.

Now, it has made it 80 miles in 30 hours.
And is stuck in a UPS truck in Fredicksburg, VA waiting out the Mother of all 2" Snow Storms to pass through!!!!!

We got 3 ice storms and 29" of snow total here so far this year.
And the pizza guy in a old Honda with bald tires didn't even miss a delivery!!!!

<deleted> :banghead:

rc

rcmodel
February 13, 2014, 03:15 PM
Well, I over-reacted last night.
It showed up in the mailbox today.
Either USP & USPS got it 1,152 miles, and through 3 sorting facilities in 8 hours?
Or the tracking software was snowed in instead of the truck?

It is a pretty neat little knife.
Overall quality is great, sheath is great, grind is even on both sides, fits my hand like a glove, and it slices paper with no problem.

It was a good buy for $28.94 total, even if it does turn out to be useless for cutting Fence Monsters next spring.
Gives me something new to play with for a while anyway.

What you get:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Keramin1_zps2f715631.jpg

In the hand:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Keramin2_zpse6d22e36.jpg

Side view:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Keramin3_zps06402930.jpg

Normal grip:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Keramin4_zpscf57cfef.jpg

Choked up grip:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Keramin5_zps5049aeb4.jpg

Reverse grip:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Keramin6_zps7aaca122.jpg

rc

ahtoxa
February 13, 2014, 04:43 PM
Cool knives; I ordered the Wharncliffe version of that blade. Let's see how fast I get mine; turns out that the company's not even been in office for the last few days due to the weather out east.

Might have to wait a while.

Shanghai McCoy
February 13, 2014, 08:37 PM
Looks like a good deal rc.

22-rimfire
February 20, 2014, 03:50 AM
rcmodel said...It was a good buy for $28.94 total, even if it does turn out to be useless for cutting Fence Monsters next spring. Gives me something new to play with for a while anyway.

That pretty much distills down the reasons why I have been buying new knives lately. I hope you have fun with that creature. Got a Cold Steel Tuff Lite for essentially the same reasons and I think I like this little knife.

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