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THR Knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Derek Zeanah, Sep 17, 2012.

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Are you interested?

Poll closed Oct 17, 2012.
  1. Yes! I want one.

    59 vote(s)
    72.8%
  2. I just like to be disagreeable so I clicked this one.

    18 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. I want 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I want 3 or more.

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
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  1. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

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    We've talked about it, and Staff have been evaluating a prototype, and it looks like a go. We're finalizing the wording to go on the blade, but this is a reasonable representation of what it'll look like.

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    The base version will sell for ~ $150 and come with a Kydex sheath. If you'd rather have a leather sheath, then that'll cost more.

    I've included a poll. If you're interested in buying one click "I want one" and let us know. This isn't binding, but it will give us a better estimate of demand than we currently have.

    Kydex:

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    Leather:

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    I edited the poll at HSO's suggestion. :)

    Dimensions
    OAL ~6-in
    Weight ~3-oz

    Blade
    Length 2.75-in
    Thickness 0.170-in
    Material 154-CM
    Grind Hollow
    Style Drop
    Edge Plain
    Finish Polished

    Handle
    Material G10
    Pins Stainless
    Thong Stainless

    Carry
    Sheath Neck
    Material Kydex

    Features
    Full Tang
    Neck Chain
     
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  2. JoeMal

    JoeMal Member

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    I'm not into fixed blades...so not for me. Cool idea though
     
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    As you've asked so shall you receive!:D

    These will be similar to the larger Kim Breed Group Buy knives that everyone loved so much, but with a high polish with the G-10 scales seen in the picture. Oh, and the commemorative markings.;) There won't be any others made like this one.
     
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  4. Blackhawk30

    Blackhawk30 Member

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    Nice looking.I want one.Can we see a pic of a side veiw?
     
  5. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

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    Like this?

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  6. Magoo

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    I voted "Yes, I want one". I'd have to check the piggy bank when it came time to commit though. Medical disability kinda cuts into the toy fund :(.

    Just a suggestion on the wording- lose the "10th Year". It clutters it up too much and even I can do the math of 2012-2002.
     
  7. RTR_RTR

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    I'm not in the financial position to fork out the money for one, but I agree with Magoo. Alternatively, you could have "10th anniversary" or something to that extent replace "2002-2012" and still knock out the 10th year bit. Regardless of what's chosen, I think the engraving seems a bit busy
     
  8. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    I am in.
     
  9. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm figuring on at least one.
     
  10. JimStC

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    Nice knife. I am in too.

    Jim
     
  11. Valkman

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    I voted that I want one, just hope I have the money when the time comes.
     
  12. sgtstryker

    sgtstryker Member

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    I'll go for one. Is that the only color option for the scales? Just wonderin'.. No problem with the green..been partial to it for years..
     
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  13. Centurian22

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    Similar to others: very interested but will have to check finances at the time.
     
  14. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Not that it makes a difference but Any chance on getting some specs? Steel etc.
     
  15. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Shortly, Doc, shortly.

    This is a 10th anniversary knife and they're all going to be the same.
     
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  16. Gordon

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    I'll take one with a neck sheath IF it ain't some friggin stainless steel !
     
  17. SuperNaut

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    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    What is the price with the leather sheath?
     
  19. CWL

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    I'm in for one, kydex sheath.
     
  20. winspinner

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    Count me in, looks useful!
     
  21. Bobson

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    If its not too much trouble, can we get some educated guesses on the level of quality/durability that this knife is going to offer? I'm wondering if this is going to be a knife I can actually use, or if the quality is going to mandate that it becomes a glorified letter opener.

    Being a man of practicality, I can't bring myself to drop $150 on the latter - even if it is a great looking knife. On the other hand, if this thing is going to be EDC worthy and replace my need for a durable fixed-blade like an ESEE IZULA (or comparable fixed-blade), I'd be more than willing to justify the cost.

    ETA:

    TL;DR Version: I'd like one, but it's going to depend on a whole lot more than what the knife looks like.
     
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  22. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    This thing will be a very pretty yet strong working blade. Not sure of the specs but this will work just as hard as the tree finger knife and the group buy knife that was offered awhile back.

    And I am in for one.
     
  23. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Bobson,

    This is a more attractive version of a knife many of us here own- if you follow hso's 2nd link, that will be clear. This is not a letter opener. There're are no need for guesses: this is a working knife.

    John
     
  24. sidheshooter

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    I'm in; kydex.

    Looks a lot as we collectively envisioned, IMO. Good stuff.
     
  25. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Bobson, it's pretty, but it's also made by Kim Breed. He and his knife making buddy Gary Wheeler are both retired Army SF. They make knives that look Plain Jane and utilitarian, knives that look even prettier than this, and everything in between. Everything they make is made to be used hard though.

    I purchased several examples of a small fixed blade that Gary made. One of them was given to a friend who's currently serving our country in a very nasty and dangerous part of the world. After putting the knife through hard use in field training he chose it for the small knife to attach to his deployment gear. I can think of no higher recommendation than this, and the many other professional warriors who trust their lives to Kim and Gary's blades.
     
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