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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Bill1225, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Member

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    Custom knives are pretty cool but a long time ago I realized that for me they are not worth it. I tend to like high end production knives like my EDC Spyderco Yojimbo 2. I like Wharnecliffe style blades and think this is the best of the bunch.

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  2. JFrame

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    You folks might think I'm clowning around, but I have to give my nod to my Wenger Esquire with the 1 1/4" serrated blade. The blade has continued to cut like a laser despite more usage than I can recall. Have also used the vestigial scissors on occasion, the nail file often to shape down chipped nails, the tweezers a few times, and my wife has hit me up for the toothpick more times than I care to remember (and yes, I gave her at least two Esquires -- she has managed to lose both of them... o_O ).

    Another biggie is that the Esquire has managed to accompany me ALMOST everywhere -- including clearing security at FBI headquarters and the congressional Rayburn Building at the height of the TEA Party rallies... :)

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  3. Browning

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    1. Al Mar SERE 2000 (part of it is nostalgia)
    2. ZT 0200
    3. Benchmade Presidio Auto (first model)
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  4. Robert Highhawk

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  5. Madcap_Magician

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    I have one of the last custom swords that Tinker made before his health problems kicked in about ten years ago. Used it to cut a wedding cake. No longer have the wife, still have the sword. :neener:
     
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  6. Valkman

    Valkman Member

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    LOL That's a great story.
     
  7. DDDWho

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    I'm a minimalist

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  8. SharpDog

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  9. JeffG

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    I like a good 'hawk.. but my fave EDC is my kwaiken.;)
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  10. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

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  11. JeffG

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    Thanks!
     
  12. Gordon

    Gordon Member

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    Dagger-3_zps0ce8ff74.jpg My grand commision of Stephan Fowler which he used for his Journeyman rating W6 steel forged , stabilized amboyna burl grips and damascus fittings. 13" blade and razor sharp flat grind , Mad Dog actually had some input on the handle design and I demanded pinless construction and full tang is brazed unto hilt . It is very light for such a big piece and magically balanced, very "quick" blade :) This knife satisfies all my desires in beauty and potential deadliness. It is indeed my favorite of my entire collection . I won't be selling it. And yes it came with a fine sheath
     
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  13. Valkman

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    Beautiful!
     
  14. Gordon

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    For smaller usefull knives these got the most use last ten years: The upper 9" Knife is a Mad Dog Rezine 2000, It has cut a ton of meat at barbques , stuck pigs and slaughter other live stock up thru Calves and I carry it when I ride with my Motorcycle Club . The middle knife is another Bearcat which is a very useful all around 6" blade that has processed a lot of pigs, Elk Goats and deer , a great all around tool. So is the smaller 4" one on the bottom a Pack Rat and in rural settings is my EDC . Mad Dog scales everything back to knife's purpose size wise , handles and blade thickness. The knives are almost indestructable in normal uses. I have the Wyoming Skinner in there for scale, the Mad dogs replaced it . 001-6_zps0427c11f.jpg
     
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  15. Gordon

    Gordon Member

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    This is my favorite neck knife and although is not quite as pretty anymore is my daily carry in more urban settings . I got it on a great THR group buy many years ago, I consider my self very lucky to have it. 010-5_zpsd9fe46ff.jpg
     
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  16. Gordon

    Gordon Member

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    A couple from THR blade makers, These were when they were new, I used the heck out of them and they held up, Sam's isn't as pretty now :) , and Valkmans has a few knicks but blade did not dis color . I have sharpened both many times, they are users ! 015-1_zps6d2e5e62.jpg
     
  17. bannockburn

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    Gordon

    One word to describe this knife: Exquisite!

    First thing I thought of when I saw it was how it reminds me of a Roman Gladius.

    Thanks for sharing it with us!
     
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  18. Valkman

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    It great that you use that Fighter! I believe those were D2.
     
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  19. Gordon

    Gordon Member

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    And heat treated by the old man before he passed
     
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  20. Valkman

    Valkman Member

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    Yes he was the best.

    I once called Mr. Bos about a bill I hadn't yet paid and I told him I'd pay it right away. He said he wasn't worried about it and I said "Well I don't want you talking bad about me on the forums" and he said "Oh I'll do that anyway!" LOL
     
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  21. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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  22. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Gordon,
    I have both the Wheeler and Breed neck knives. Fantastic, well made knives.
     
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  23. Valkman

    Valkman Member

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    Here's my Strider SnG. I had a Green one and lost it, and told Lifter about how sick I was about it. Josh Lee at Strider knew me and lifter told him about it and he sent me this. Great guy!

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  24. Graywolf686

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    30A0B39A-54D3-4533-B988-7B6F487BEFD9.jpeg My dads old WWII USN MK2 Ka-Bar a knife I made and my EDC Ontario Rat 1
     
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  25. theotherwaldo

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    My favorite is whatever one that I'm about to start working on-
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    -Which is this old 15" kard dagger. I believe that this one will involve mammoth ivory grips to replace the splintering bone and a bit of boa hide over a wood scabbard.
     
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