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Somebody slap some sense into me!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by rcmodel, Feb 5, 2014.

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  1. JRH6856

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    And Shakespeare was a pretty sharp guy. :p
     
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    As monkey's banging away at a typewriter go, he was an OK guy!
     
  3. Madcap_Magician

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    Oh, Alan Folts's little knives are amazing! If you've got a little cash, the customs are actually very affordable as well.
     
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  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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  6. DAdams

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    What the heck. You're only young once.
     
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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:
    Keramin1_zps2f715631.jpg

    In the hand:
    Keramin2_zpse6d22e36.jpg

    Side view:
    Keramin3_zps06402930.jpg

    Normal grip:
    Keramin4_zpscf57cfef.jpg

    Choked up grip:
    Keramin5_zps5049aeb4.jpg

    Reverse grip:
    Keramin6_zps7aaca122.jpg

    rc
     
  9. ahtoxa

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    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.
     
  10. Shanghai McCoy

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    Looks like a good deal rc.
     
  11. 22-rimfire

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    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.
     
  12. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Well, just a follow-up.

    I have been using the Folts Keramin Neck Knife quite a bit in the yard this spring.

    Just really handy for reaching in and clipping of unwanted vegetation with just a straight back tug.

    Not much good for anything else though.

    It's hard to sharpen as expected.
    But it holds an edge long enough you don't need too very often.

    A few strokes on a round diamond rod and it's good as new.

    rc
     
  13. hso

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    K'bits started out as agricultural tools and it is good to see they're still good for that use.
     
  14. Officers'Wife

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    Unless you have hands roughly a quarter size larger than a Barbie doll, I'll get back to you as soon as I cut a hickory sapling the right size for my grip.

    Proper tools with a proper fit and all that.
     
  15. Praxidike

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    I brought the tanto and bowie. I was going to buy the keramin, but also every reviewer I seen stated that the tip broke off easily. Even while doing a unboxing on youtube, the tip broke off in a couple of videos. The tanto came shaving sharp (even sharper than my kershaw and becker came). I've been EDC'ing the bowie religiously since I got it though.

    I will prob. end up getting the Wharncliffe and keramin anyway just to have a complete collection.
     
  16. Praxidike

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    The grip is actually comfortable and not to bad IMHO. You grip/hold it within your fingers and not in the palm of your hand like most knives... The price has dropped too. They now can be found for $18-$24 between Ebay and Amazon.
     
  17. Deltaboy1984

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    I going to get one soon with a Wiffen blade.
     
  18. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    You would have to understand the concept before passing that kind of judgement.

    I was lopping of 5/16" tree limbs with it this afternoon.
    And my hand, or the knife is no worse for wear tonight.

    rc
     
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  19. WestKentucky

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    Yard work was my justification for my sog fasthawk...and it's dandy for that and turning small fish into bait hunks. This thing looks nifty but I can't figure out a use for it.
     
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    Nice little blade! CRKT makes some of my favorites!
     
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