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Hermit Crab

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by JShirley, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    I thought something a little whimsical might be a nice change of pace. Many of us are very serious about our knives, but it's okay to just have fun knives, too.

    This is a V Nives Hermit Crab. It's tiny, but a frame lock with decent steel.

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  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    More views.

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  3. 1KPerDay

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    Looks more like a trilobite. Cute!
     
  4. RikSors

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    Out of stock. Bummer.
     
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  6. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, Blade show just ended.
     
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    ^^^ thanks Gordon
     
  8. floridaboy

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    It says Made in China. I won't be buying one.
     
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    I'm impressed.
    Discreetly useful and non threatenjbg
     
  11. entropy

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    They should have called that "Hermit Crab" the "Texas Cockroach". ;)
     
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  12. Shanghai McCoy

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    Those little Gerbers make a handy money clip as well.
     
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    Much less expensive than the manbug I bought. Very nice.
     
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    I like it. I know that you got it as a fun knife, but at that size and price, it'd be real easy to get a few for occasions when size and weight are at a premium. The 'Winter Weather Bags' that we keep in our cars for emergencies at our house come to mind.
     
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  16. JShirley

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    It's good for small daily tasks. If you're looking for stash/BO bags, I'd probably choose something a little larger and sturdier, like this Ganzo with 440-C and tough Axis lock.

    John
     
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    Colonial used to make a little auto designed by Blackie Collins that was like the knife that John showed.
     
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    That looks awful handy. I like keeping little knives like that in my gloveboxes. Something is easily accessible and cost effective that doesnt scream "weapon".

    They are great for the few times i am out and about without a knife.
     
  19. Jesse Heywood

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    A knife that small needs to be kept extremely sharp. How well the steel retains an edge will determine how often the edge needs work. I would recommend using rouge on a strop.
     
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  20. MutinousDoug

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    Ordered from Knife Center on Wednesday. Received the little thing today; Monday.
    Finish grind is a little rough and the liner lock is maybe a little stiff. The edge cleaned up right away with 400 sandpaper.
    Looks adequate to substitute for the Buck 444 in my pocket as as disposable, rough use knife if I don't lose it before I put a lanyard on it.
    Thanks all.
     
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