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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)
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  4. I want 3 or more.

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  1. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    This size was first made as a custom request for me to give to my team leader in Afghanistan. He carries it every day.
     
  2. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    I better get 2.
    The second one will be mine when swmbo takes the first :)
     
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, that's why the link to the Group Buy thread so people know the knife has been tested and proven as to quality and durability. ;)

    This is the dressier evolution of the that knife several members are using around the world in jobs as mundane as opening letters to warehouse to light bushcraft (when I tested them they passed the standard abuse tests cutting plastic bottles and rope, splitting limbs and making kindling and tinder for fires).

    If they were going to be "glorified letter openers" they wouldn't be offered here.
     
  4. kim breed

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    No commercial batch quenching here. Each of the knives are individual hand quenched and tempered. You will be able to see a temper line in the blade. This method gives a more aggressive cutting power to the 154CM without the brittle effect. This treatment is the only way we will use stainless steel.
    Knives will carry our lifetime warranty.
     
  5. Creature

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    Does the kydex have a belt loop or clip on the back?
     
  6. Bobson

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    I'm definitely in for one. Also curious about a belt loop on the Kydex.
     
  7. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    For those of you interested in specifications -
    BTW, this is as American as we could make it.
    WRT the sheath, this doesn't come with a belt loop since it is a "necker". The folks that have been carrying the plain version that Kim did for the group buy have been dropping them in their pocket with the lanyard/chain tethered to their belts when they're not wearing them around their necks inside their shirts. Some clever folks have just threaded paracord to make loops and one very stylish fellow bought the IWB belt loops from KnifeKits to make very nice loops set. The knife comes with the neck sheath and a dog tag chain, but you can purchase the leather belt sheath it with the knife/sheath setup for another $25. We're trying to keep the price as low as possible so the basic neck sheath is what's being offered and the leather is an add-on option.

    Dimensions
    OAL ~6-in
    Weight ~3-oz

    Blade
    Length 2.75-in
    Thickness 0.170-in
    Material 154CM
    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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  8. Gordon

    Gordon Member

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    "Each of the knives are individual hand quenched and tempered. You will be able to see a temper line in the blade. This method gives a more aggressive cutting power to the 154CM without the brittle effect. This treatment is the only way we will use stainless steel."
    Good answer! CM 154 is the ONLY stainless I will tolerate IF properly heat treated/
     
  9. Axel Larson

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    If I have the money at the time I will definitely get one looks great. Trying to save up for a Benelli semi auto.
     
  10. 45crittergitter

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    I might take one in D2 steel.
     
  11. Deltaboy1984

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    Ummmm I think I see what I want for Christmas this year.
     
  12. Gordon

    Gordon Member

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    Uh Oh Sam , That size knife will full fill my need for a pocket sized knife that sized and a drop point will do.The length an size is just what I was thinking. Maybe I need a matching skewer shaped stilletto to go with the Camp Defender, which BTW is going way out in the Sierras with me for 5 days starting Thursday!
     
  13. Mikee Loxxer

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    I like it, count me in. Kydex would be just fine.
     
  14. RetiredUSNChief

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    Sweet!

    Unfortunately, it's not in my budget for the next few months.

    For those interested, I looked up some information on the various steels used for knife blades, mostly because I've been quite disappointed in the quality of stainless steels used in most knives. Putting a proper edge on a stainless blade and KEEPING it there for any length of time while working sucks.

    Here's a link which compares some of the basic characteristics of some of the steels used in knives...and 154CM figures VERY prominently in my eyes with respect to quality and practical characteristics for a useful knife blade material.

    http://www.northamericanknives.com/knife_steels

    I like the choice of 154CM for this knife!

    Would that all stainless knives were of this quality.

    *sigh*

    I miss being able to buy a folding pocket knife with carbon steel blades.

    Anyway, if my finances improve enough, I'll hop onto the bandwagon and buy one (or two).
     
  15. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    154-CM is a proven performer and with a differential heat treat to optimize that performance you'll be seeing an optimized knife.
     
  16. Blackstone

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    Tempting, even with that price tag...can you ship to outside the US?
     
  17. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know why it couldn't be shipped to the UK other than the shipping will be higher than in the continental United States.
     
  18. kim breed

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    postage might be a little more.
     
  19. Il Duca

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    If financially possible I will snag one when they come out. Nice looking knife.
     
  20. 22-rimfire

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    I am seriously considering one of these. I have not responded to the poll as I assume that doing so means you are absolutely buying one. How long are you going to be taking "requests"?
     
  21. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

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    There's no obligation; we're just judging interest so we can buy the right amount of materials to start.

    It'll probably be running for a couple of months.
     
  22. Bobson

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    Just out of curiosity, how long does it typically take to craft a knife possessing this high of a level of quality and workmanship? And is it typically one individual doing the work, or a small team working on separate parts?

    Many thanks to Mr. Breed and co. for this undertaking, either way.
     
  23. hso

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    Just MSG Breed.

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  24. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

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    Tattoos sure do get ugly after 40 years...
     
  25. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    So do people.
     
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