What production knives are you jonesing for?


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

http://www.coldsteel.com/mainimage/blackbearclass.gif

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

mercop
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.

hksw
February 7, 2003, 07:21 PM
Extrema Ratio

Harpoon (no saw please)
http://www.extremaratio.com/galleria/foto14.jpg

and

T2000M (the big one)
http://www.extremaratio.com/galleria/foto16.jpg

Tenebra finish, no Tigertech please.

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

10-Ring
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.

SteelyDan
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:
http://www.ragweedforge.com/

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).

Tamara
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.

Schuey2002
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..
http://store6.yimg.com/I/ds-bokerstore_1723_3637471
It's a ceramic folder w/ titanium handle by Boker.:)

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

Benchmade 770
Emerson SOFCK

Prodigalshooter
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.

mtnbkr
February 8, 2003, 10:31 AM
Guyon

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).

Chris

Tamara
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.

KR

Schuey2002
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

hksw
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.)

http://www.extremaratio.com/galleria/foto12.jpg


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

Beorn
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.

hksw
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.

*EDIT*

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

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

Drjones
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!

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

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

:D

I try!

hksw
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?

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

Drjones
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... ;)

Catbird
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:

http://www.onestopknifeshop.com/images/kershaw/ks-1660vib.jpg

Rainbow Leek

mtnbkr
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.

Chris

Catbird
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.:)

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

Yeah, but which one?

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

Griff
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:
http://www.magills.com/pgroup_details.php?pgroupid=257

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.

http://www.tadgear.com/edged%20tools/8c2set.jpg

I would not mind having an Emerson Kerambit either.

http://www.tadgear.com/edged%20tools/kerambit.jpg

Charles

Bob
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.
Bob

bad_dad_brad
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.

http://store.knifecenter.com/pgi-Product%20Spec?SWEDFNA2

Hand_Rifle_Guy
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:

http://www.mytoolstore.com/klein/44032.jpg



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:

http://www.dale-electric.com/images/44033%2Ejpg



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.

http://www.dale-electric.com/images/44034%2Ejpg


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.

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

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

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

http://www.chrisreeve.com/mnandipremium.jpg

:) :)

45R
June 23, 2004, 09:43 AM
Strider SMF :)

Schuey2002
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.
http://www.simonichknives.com/images/raven01.jpg

Zer000
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. :(

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

SapperLeader
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 :).

CRridermike
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!

Combat-wombat
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)

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

WhoKnowsWho
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!

TrapperReady
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?

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

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=29819

gearbox
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.

Rupestris
July 8, 2004, 09:09 AM
Nothing fancy. Just a Swamp Rat Howling Rat.
http://www.swampratknifeworks.com/images/howlingratsm.jpg

H_R_G,
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.
http://www.service.kleintools.com/Marketing/Catalog_Imagery/44036_ICON.JPG

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.....

sturing
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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