What production knives are you jonesing for?


February 7, 2003, 04:49 PM
I've been sort of out of the knife loop a bit. I was hooked on Spydercos for a while, and I owned and sold a lot of different models. Then, I bought a couple of Benchmades and settled down. Lately, though, I've been into Buck Knives with good steel (not the 420HC they normally use). I bought a couple of older Buck 110s in 440C and a Buck Zipper in ATS-34.

My top three right now?

Buck 110 from Pete's Custom Knife Shop. Stag scales, brass bolsters, fingergrooves, and BG-42 blade.

Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. I can't get enought of the Axis lock, and I'd like to see what Benchmade's 440C will do.

Spyderco Kiwi. Don't know what it is about this freaky little gentleman's folder, but I know I've got to have one eventually. VG-10 is another favorite steel.

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February 7, 2003, 04:53 PM
Cold Steel Black Bear Classic


It's the only one I really want right now, other than a 10" bayonet for my M1 Garand.

February 7, 2003, 06:06 PM
Next two on the list are the Cold Steal Safekeeper II and the Cuda CQB. It is killing me saving for these knives.

Joe Demko
February 7, 2003, 07:09 PM
The switchblade conversion of the Buck 110 that I have seen advertised on a couple of websites. A friend of mine, who owns a gunshop, bought one from another dealer at a show a while back. It is sweet. Despite its shortcomings, I've always had a soft spot for the 110. These conversions have a good stout spring and make every other switchblade I've ever handled (lots, including some very expensive ones) seem like flimsy toys. Such joy doesn't come cheap, alas. After I get the whole goat**** that is my life straightened out, I'll buy one to celebrate, maybe.

February 7, 2003, 07:21 PM
Extrema Ratio

Harpoon (no saw please)


T2000M (the big one)

Tenebra finish, no Tigertech please.

Mike Irwin
February 7, 2003, 07:47 PM
Not really a knife guy. Never have been...

February 7, 2003, 07:56 PM
I'm just now getting "into'em" :evil: To tide me over until I know what I really want, a Kershaw Blackout has been riding w/ me.

February 8, 2003, 12:42 AM
These are ones that I don't have, and am trying to figure out why not and how to cure that problem:

Spyderco Endura
Benchmade Griptillian or Mini-Grip
Ka-Bar 12-something (U.S. marine type, had one but gave it away)
Spyderco Bill Moran
A Scandanavian knife from this site:

Plus I'm always looking for more Marbles with 52-100 steel.

One last thought: the Swedish Moras are remarkably good knives at ridiculously low prices (say, $6-$9 on eBay).

February 8, 2003, 01:23 AM
I'm pretty spun up over the Extrema Ratios, too.

I also have this odd, on-again-off-again craving for a Spyderco Gunting.

February 8, 2003, 02:01 AM
Those Extrema Ratios are sweeeet looking.:D

But, I've been wanting to get one of these for some time now..
It's a ceramic folder w/ titanium handle by Boker.:)

February 8, 2003, 03:45 AM
Doesn't Extrema Ratio have skunk camo knives?

Benchmade 770
Emerson SOFCK

February 8, 2003, 10:06 AM
I've had most everything over the past 5 years or so, except the Emerson Commander with the Wave feature. It's been knawing at me lately, may have to remedy that.
I also like the japanese style knives that R Clark makes, they are also on my radar.

February 8, 2003, 10:31 AM

I have a Buck PCKS 110. I love it. It would be my EDC if I didn't work in an office (even so, I still carry it from time to time). If you get one, you HAVE to go to Bladeforums.com, find Gary Graley, and get him to make you a sheath. :D

Mine: BG42, Red Pickbone, Brass bolsters, no rivets.

The only production knives I would consider right now is Camillus' Mad Max. I'm also getting interested in German Herbertus autos. I got my first one recently (stag handles) and it's very purty. Otherwise, I'm into custom fixed blades these days (Check out Gene Ingram's work at www.gene-ingram.com. Low prices and excellent work).


February 8, 2003, 12:02 PM
I have one of those; sweet blade, you should buy one. Very high "Ooh and aah factor". :cool:

Kentucky Rifle
February 8, 2003, 01:40 PM
No doubt about it~~I need more carbon fiber scale Klotzli's. However, at the next gun & knife show (if I don't buy a gun), I'm going to buy a Chris Reeve "Umfaan" to go with my Sebenza.


February 8, 2003, 03:37 PM
I have one of those; sweet blade, you should buy one. Very high "Ooh and aah factor".
Manufacturers of guns and knives should hire you as a spokeswoman for their products.. You'd make a killing !

I gotta' get one now ! :D

February 8, 2003, 08:35 PM
"Doesn't Extrema Ratio have skunk camo knives?"

The Tigertech finish. (A little over the top for my tastes, but that's just me.)


Man, I remember when Böker first came out with ceramic blades. They were practically giving them away.

February 9, 2003, 01:26 AM
Randal Made Knives (http://www.randallknives.com)

These are knives of insurmountable quality and style.

I highly recommend that each knife collector own at least one.

February 9, 2003, 09:37 AM
Only problem with Randalls is the wait (if you buy direct from Randall). Back in the early '90s, it was ~18 months. Not sure what it is now.

Or, you can buy from a dealer or private seller now and pay at least 40% more than the list price.


Just hit their website. Apparently the wait is now 40 MONTHS!:what:

February 9, 2003, 10:36 PM
You must be prepared to wait if you want the best knife on the planet.

February 10, 2003, 12:44 AM
Tamara & hksw:

I have the Extrema Ratio Harpoon F, Tiger Striped and with Spine Serrations.

Unfortunately, I haven't used it yet, but what I've read from those who have, it seems to be a nice knife.

Surely tough enough to stand up to what little uses I would ever have for it.

Though if the SHTF, first knife I reach for would be my Strider BT/SS/TS. :D

Come on guys, you KNOW you want the stripes and serrations! You just can't be uber-tactical without them!!! :D

Seriously, they are very cool knives. The striping doesn't look quite so "fake" and perfect in person as they do online. I was kinda sorta dissapointed, as I like the exact looks of the blades in the pics, but I am still VERY pleased with mine. It is a great blade.

I bought mine from Frank at Target Masters. http://www.target-masters.net/extrema.asp

VERY nice gentleman; a pleasure to deal with. Tell him Strati sent ya!

That said, the next knife I will buy will be a Strider GB. Its their tanto-pointed folder.

I carry my BT a lot, but there are a lot of times when it would be nice to have the GB, as you can't really whip out a BT anywhere near public just for a small chore. :rolleyes: Plus those times when I just don't want to or can't carry the BT.

I also want a BN, but dunno if I'll really bother. I'm happy with my BT....we'll see....

Oh, and of course don't forget to check out www.bladeforums.com for tons of knife info!

February 10, 2003, 02:08 AM
:eek: Doc, you have some good taste in knives!

February 10, 2003, 02:22 AM
Thank you sir!


I try!

February 10, 2003, 01:29 PM
Target Masters is where I'm planning to get them. Slightly cheaper than Atlanta Cutlery (which is where I first saw them), IIRC. Did you get the INPAX sheath or the ballistic gum sheath with you Harpoon from TM?

February 10, 2003, 03:03 PM
I think it was actually Smoky Mountain Knifeworks that I saw the ER in.

February 10, 2003, 08:03 PM
I got the ballistic gum, for several reasons:

-Looks better

-I *think* the INPAX sheath has some opening, either top or backside, that could allow crap to get into the sheath.

Do a search on bladeforums and you should find the answer.

-Has more anchoring points than the INPAX.

Hope this helps!

Inspector Callahan
February 11, 2003, 06:14 PM
I'm eagerly awaiting the Spyderco Assist, an updated Rescue with a built-in carbide glassbreaker. Should be out in April.

Tick tock... ;)

February 11, 2003, 07:29 PM
I really like the spring assisted Kershaws. I have a Black Out and a Scallion. I believe this will be my next one:


Rainbow Leek

February 11, 2003, 07:40 PM
My wife carries a Rainbow Leek. It's a nice little knife. It's a tad on the slick side when trying to open via the "flipper" though.


February 11, 2003, 08:43 PM
Yes, that's the only reservation I have. Nevertheless, I'll probably look at them again at the next Bealeton gunshow later this month and make a final decision.

Jim March
February 12, 2003, 12:17 AM
The moment either of these two are made, I want one:

1) A genuine fighting Muscrat folder, with good locks and 3.95" blades. This is a "double folder" with a blade opening in each direction.

2) A Camillus MAXX with the clip on the other end, and a "curved grip" with a fat pommel and the outer 1/2 to 1/3 of the blade double-edged.

Kahr carrier
February 12, 2003, 09:01 AM
One word STRIDER.:)

February 12, 2003, 01:28 PM
One word STRIDER

Yeah, but which one?

February 12, 2003, 03:16 PM
I saw an HT that had carbon fiber grips and man that looked schweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!

February 22, 2003, 11:51 AM
I gotta Buck 110 in my pocket right now, love the weight and balance, just feels like a solid product. Maybe I'm getting old, but that seems kinda hard to find these days, lots of things seem, well, disposable.
I found a pocket sheath that looks like a decent deal, hopefully make it easier to keep my toys:

I still love my Tactical Folders and all their advantages, but lately been getting back to the good old "pocket knives". I'm waiting for this http://www.1sks.com/store/case-cutlery-mini-copperlock-natural-bone.html
to show up in my APO box, if its as nice as I hope, probably get one of these: http://www.1sks.com/store/case-cutlery-baby-butterbean-natural-bone.html

Cheers, Griff

Charles S
February 22, 2003, 12:06 PM
I am a big fan of the Emerson Knifes. I really would like the new CQC8.


I would not mind having an Emerson Kerambit either.



February 22, 2003, 04:39 PM
I really wanted a Buck 560. Unfortunately I didn't know they were being discountinued. I would still like to find one. For now I'll stick with my 110 finger groove.

February 22, 2003, 11:19 PM
Oh, I long for a Fallkniven A2. A Swedish extra strong bowie knife. I have one on back order for 2 months. It has a laminated blade. Super strong. Super sharp.


February 23, 2003, 03:57 PM
I look at these other fancy blades, and they're nice, make no mistake.

But all I need are these. They render everything else superfluous.

44032, The Little Guy. Blade 1-5/8" OAL. Just cute as a bug's ear. $26.96. I oughta buy at least three:


44033, The Regular Guy. Plain vanilla. Shown Actual Size. The one that started the trend. Blade 2" OAL. $30.08. Used the most, and I lost one once. My Always Knife. Better get three of these too:


44034, The Big Dog. The Belt Special. Blade OAL 2-5/8". Got one used/pristine for $30. NIB price is $40.82. Fits in your hand like a Buck 110. Costs more and I've got one, so I only need two. The image is off scale, but you can see the difference in the belly of the blade.


The names I made up. Klein Tools lacks anything more than an evocative number too differentiate the models.

These are amazingly inexpensive. Buy a few. They'll horribly embarass the rest of your knives with their Irresistable Unstoppability. I have found nothing better at the price, and they compare equally against any other blade, and better than many.

The secret is officialy out. BTW, I don't work for Klein Tools or anything. I just like the knives, and I think they represent a tremendous value for their cost. How could you go wrong with that kind of qualification? In over twelve years of continuous duty, I've replaced the one that I lost, and the blade on the current one has shaped Aluminum, Acrylic plastic, Lexan, every kind of hardwood you can imagine, dozens of galvanized electrical boxes, a bunch of cast-iron bolt holes, and about fifty gazillion pencil points without so much as breaking a sweat. Add to that numerous and sundry boxes and packages.

It's got holster wear from riding around in my pocket. No rust. Sharpen it when it turns up dull, which isn't very often. The rosewood is so dark it's almost black.

:confused: I have no clue as to what steel Klein's using to make these knives. :confused: If anyone knows a real answer, I'd sure like to know. It's amazing stuff.

Attached Jpeg shows knives in relation to each other, and exact size.

February 23, 2003, 04:10 PM
Presuming, of course, that I remember to attach it. :o

June 23, 2004, 02:41 AM
BUMP in the night.

Someday, a Chrise Reeve folder - probably with that Snakewood inlay:


:) :)

June 23, 2004, 09:43 AM
Strider SMF :)

June 23, 2004, 11:53 AM
Rob er, um.. Christine Simonich's Raven Combat or the smaller (but virtually identical looking) Military Urban Raven. :cool:-ness.

June 23, 2004, 11:34 PM
I'm currently heavily lusting after a Benchmade 630 Skirmish, its probably going to be a while untill I can get the extra money for one though. :(

June 24, 2004, 01:37 PM
I could go for a CRKT Hissatsu. Don't need one, but...

June 25, 2004, 10:22 AM
Im on the list for a benchmade 630 squirmish which will be my next folder, and I have been drooling over a half dozen models of 6-8 inch combat style blades. That picture of the Military Urban Raven just made me add that to the possibilities list :).

June 26, 2004, 11:58 PM
my turn!

top three ~
1st - SOG S-1 Bowie
2nd - Ka-bar w/leather handle and plain edge
3rd - SOG Desert Dagger

no more folders for a while, i just got a kershaw spring assisted for 5 bucks!

June 27, 2004, 12:27 AM
I have a few I want (well, TONS I want, but these are the ones I'm actually considering buying with my limited funds)

1. Benchmade 630 Skirmish
2. Benchmade 520 Presidio
3. Benchmade 3100 Auto-Levitator

(I'm turning into a Benchmade snob)

June 27, 2004, 12:59 AM
benchmade IS the best

June 28, 2004, 12:30 PM
I just want my dang Spyderco Spyderfly! (at least for now!)

CZ 75 BD
June 28, 2004, 12:43 PM
a Randall catalog at the Blade show in Atlanta this month. The current delivery is 2008!

June 28, 2004, 01:30 PM
Sure, Randall delivery is out there a ways... but it's already halfway through 2004! 2008 is just around the corner.

Seriously, I ordered a couple Randalls for my kids a couple years ago. I'll have them next year. Of course, the kids have a lot more growing to do until THEY get them. :D

My wife's got one on order which should arrive in 18 mos or so.

Think of them like intermittent surprise packages. You order them... get excited about them... forget about them... and then the show up. How cool is that?

July 5, 2004, 01:15 AM
I want a Fehrman. Preferably one of the newer designs like the Extreme Judgment.


July 5, 2004, 05:27 PM
Benchmade 943SBT. Can't justify it since I have a few perfectly good EDC-type knives and I just got a Spyderfly.

Also, I want a Bottlefly :cool:

George Hill
July 5, 2004, 11:55 PM
Well, considering I would never be using a high end high dollar knife for anything... I'd love an Imperial Tai Pan by Cold Steel.
But really, it would do anything that my cheap and rugged and sharp Recon Tanto factor second can't do.
For a folder... I dont think anyone makes a knife better looking than William Henry...
Then again, my Kershaw Boa wont take a back seat to it in terms of working.

July 8, 2004, 09:09 AM
Nothing fancy. Just a Swamp Rat Howling Rat.

I have a Klein 44036 that was a EDC for a while. It was later carried by my wife 'til it was replaced with a Spyderco Dragonfly. You're right about the price and the unstoppability of these knives. I still carry it once in a while as a "dress" knife.

Lee Woiteshek
July 16, 2004, 08:00 PM
I've got a safe full of custom knives that I carry a couple of times and just put them away. Its a sickness. My newest is a Brad Duncan flipper made for Knife Art that I paid way too much for. Reason I say that is because I've just fondled the Benchmade Neil Blackwood Skirmish. Its less than half of what I paid for the custom, and I really, really, wish I had bought the Benchmade. I:banghead: I couldn't beleive the quality in this knife. Have seen the same level of quality with the Microtech/Lightfoot knife collaberation also. These factory knives have gotten to be so well made, that you almost have to scratch your head on why you spend twice to three times as much and purchase the custom. I gotta tell ya just thinking of this knife is keeping me awake at night.....

July 22, 2004, 12:10 AM
PerfectGlock, the Black Bear Classic would be my first choice, too. It's pretty expensive, though. The OSS doesn't look terribly different, and it's a whole lot cheaper. I'm not sure why that is, but I would probably go for the OSS unless I had more cash.

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