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  1. Browning

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    My list of knives I'd like to get eventually. Top 5 or 6 are obviously more likely while those lower on the list are likely to just remain on the list.

    I typically like larger folders. 3.5 to 4 inches is the sweet spot.

    *1) Benchmade 710 in D2
    [If I can find one that doesn't cost a fortune. Always meant to get one back when they were in stock at stores, never got around to it]

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    *2) Hogue EX01 (basically first on the list since it's still in production and its large and nice)

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    https://www.bladehq.com/item--Hogue-Knives-EX01-Automatic-Knife--9963

    *3) Benchmade AFO auto

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    https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-9051BK-AFO-II--3102


    4) Spyderco Tenacious G10 orange handle / black blade

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    https://cutleryshoppe.com/spyderco-...-orange-g-10-handle-cutlery-shoppe-exclusive/

    5) Ritter knife MK1
    https://www.knifeworks.com/kw-exclusives/rskmk1g2.html

    6) *Kizer Begleiter
    https://www.bladehq.com/item--Kizer-Vanguard-Series-Begleiter--34057

    7) Benchmade Freek https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-560BK-Freek-AXIS-Lock--51605

    8) Benchmade Vallation
    https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-407-Vallation-AXIS-Assist--84269

    9) Benchmade 940
    https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-940-Osborne--160

    10)
    Spyderco H1 Auto
    https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Autonomy-Automatic-Knife--34300
     
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  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    That's basically a Ritter RSK Mk1 that Benchmade added to their lineup after they quit making the RSK Mk1 for Doug. I see the appeal, but it kinda pissed me off that they did it that way. With the new G2 RSK Mk1 back in production from Hogue (higher up on your list I see) I don't see much need for the Freek. But that's just my weird opinion.
    Have you looked at the KW exclusive 940-1501? It's a big upgrade to 20CV blade steel for only $17 more - https://www.knifeworks.com/kw-exclu...black-and-blue-g-10-knifeworks-exclusive.html
     
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  3. Sebastian

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    I don't have too many on a "to buy" list right now...just because I am trying to limit myself. I already have more than I typically rotate. While I appreciate others out there I cannot justify spending more on any right now. I have even given a few away (SOG, Kershaw, Gerber, Spyderco)

    Hmmm but I would be open to picking up a nice fixed blade or two :) dangit I need a couple
     
  4. Shanghai McCoy

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    At my age and situation I need to figure out what to DO with my "collection" (accumulation;)), not add to it... o_O
     
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  5. Browning

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    Hmm, I had no idea of the intrigue involved. I guess it makes sense.

    I liked Ritter's knife (it was actually on a list awhile back), so I added it when you posted it.

    Wish it didn't have that blue styling on it. Other than that I'd probably get it.
     
  6. Browning

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    I'm available for adoption.
     
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  7. Mn Fats

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    Benchmade Crooked River benchmade_crooked_river_knife_1430131_1.jpg
     
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    Thanks

    That was a sleazy thing for BM to have done, but it caused an even better Ritter to be made available in the end.
     
  9. troy fairweather

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    i would like to fine one of them old schrade filet knives in new shape with the box.
     
  10. mdauben

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    In no particular order:

    Gerber Mark II Survival Knife - I've wanted one of these for decades, but for some reason I just never got around to buying one. The old Vietnam era examples are pricey collectors items these days, but the current production knives are not that expensive. Not sure why I just don't buy one!

    Spyderco P'Kal Folding Knife - Another knife I've wanted for a while. A folding fighter for Filipino-style knife fighting. At least this one has the excuse of being more expensive than the previous knife ($300 MSRP). That's a lot for a fighting knife that I will probably never actually fight with.

    Cold Steel Natchez Bowie in O-1 Steel - A big, traditional, Bowie-style fighting knife. Some people don't care for CS products, but I just like the size and lines of this blade. Again, a lot of money for a knife ($300 MSRP) that I will probably never use for its intended purpose.

    Randal Model 18 Attack Survival (7.5 Inches) - This is a knife I've wanted since I was a teen. The most expensive knife on my list at $455, and that's not counting the waiting period on any new Randal Made knives! There's a lot of cheap hollow handle survival knives on the market, but this one is the real deal.

    Case XX Trapper w/Mammoth Tooth Scales - I've got a bit of a collection of Case Trappers, they are my favorite pattern. All Trappers I have are all relatively inexpensive (mostly bone scales) with the most expensive one a red stag model that was around $120. This knife is has a retail price of almost $370 so its by far the most expensive Trapper I've seen, and the colors are just beautiful.
     
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  11. Corpral_Agarn

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    Best, most useful knife I own.

    I have tried to replace it with different knives: fixed, folder, etc.
    Never works. I keep coming back to the 710.

    That 710 is, IMO, a super awesome design. Has lots of cutting power, holds an edge, isn't a huge chunk in your pocket, is slim enough I carry it IWB up front (when a holster isn't filling that spot).

    The only drawback I can see is that sharpening the slight re-curve blade can be difficult.
     
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  12. bassjam

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    I've been lusting after one of these, a Benchmade 940:

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    Also wouldn't mind a Mini Crooked River:
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    Both are about $100-150 higher than what I typically spend on a pocket knife, so I don't know if I'll ever own either.
     
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  13. Corpral_Agarn

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    I got my Wife a 940.
    Got my Brother a 943 (more traditional blade tip)

    I highly recommend them.
    Light weight. Good steel. Plenty enough blade.
     
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  14. If1HitU

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    Well I can mark my Uncle Henry fixed blade off my list.
     

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  15. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    I s'pose I should throw out my list.

    Yesterday the Spyderco 2018 discontinued list dropped, which forced me to finally order a Sage 2 before they're gone.

    After that, at this point the only other knife I want badly is a Chris Reeve large Sebenza 21 Insingo blade shape with the carbon fiber or Micarta inlays.

    The Benchmade Bugout is interesting but not a priority. I feel the same about the Spyderco Brouwer. The KW exclusive Benchmade 940-1501 is interesting, but the 940 still hasn't totally taken me. The new Buck 110 Slim in the Pro variant with S30V blade and Micarta scales is really interesting, but the pinned construction is holding me back from buying one. Eventually I'd like to get a custom titanium frame lock made with a Vanax blade, but that's a long way off.
     
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  16. RetiredUSNChief

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    These.

    I order some every once in a while with my other Amazon orders, just to be sure I have a few around to give away. And in case someone else in the family lost or broke theirs just before we go on a trip somewhere.

    https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Surv...9853598&sr=8-15&keywords=ceramic+pocket+knife

    Plenty of other cool ceramic bladed pocket knives, though. But I like these because they're cheap and at first glance they're so colorful and "birdy" they don't come across as a knife.
     
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  17. sparkyv

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    Spyderco Manix2 CPM S110V Midnight Blue
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  18. RA40

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    I missed out on buying a Benchmade AFCK plain edge blade. Still lust for one yet on the auction site I see they sell in new condition for ~$300. Other than that, there are temptations but not willing to spend that way.
     
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  19. Browning

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    Usually I'll buy a nice knife once a year or a work knife about once every six months. Right now I'm several months overdue for a work knife since the last knife that I bought (Gerber 06 FAST) was January of this year.

    The 2 main knives that I'm mentally tire kicking from the OP are the Hogue EX01 and the Spyderco Tenacious in orange G10. I could get the Tenacious right now, but with the Hogue I'd have to throw a bit in the sock drawer before I got it. Trying to hold off a bit to save up a few duckets, but it's tough.

    I only have one Spyderco (a Spyderco Ronin), but I don't have any knives from Hogue.

    Decisions decisions.
     
  20. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    I was gifted that knife when I was a kid (12yrs old?).

    My says its a Schrade but it looks identical to yours. Same sheath and everything.

    can you tell me more about it?
    I never could find details on mine.

    ETA: I found some details. It was the Uncle Henry part that helped:
    https://www.knivesplus.com/unclehenryknife-sc-153uh.html
    https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SC...y-golden-spike-fixed-blade-delrin-stag-handle
     
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  21. KCAce

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    +1 on the benchmade afck. Had to give mine to the TSA several years ago when I forgot it was in my pocket at the airport security point. I’ve been watching for a good used one and will pick one up someday. Also hope to get a Chris Reeves knife someday too. Especially like the one piece of metal, hollow handle knives.
    Kcace
     
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  22. TTv2

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    Not really much left on my knife list. I finally got my first OTF knife earlier this year, a Schrade Viper with tanto blade

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    Didn't want it to have serrations and didn't feel safe with the double edged spear point blade. It's really nifty and I enjoy owning an OTF that didn't cost me hundreds more.

    Also got my first Opinel earlier this year, a no 7 Carbon steel blade and I love it so much I splurged and got the No 12 w/ a stainless blade. Not much practical use for the no 12, but it's a lot cheaper and smaller than the no 13 that I had decided is really just a novelty. The no 7 is a bit small for my hand, so I may get an 8 or 9 next.

    Besides another Opinel, the only knives left on my list are a Spyderco linerlock and a Cold Steel push dagger. Oh, and the previous gen Cold Steel Voyager XL, the ones that didn't weigh a pound and were great for medium duty work.

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  23. C0untZer0

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    It seems to me that side-opening auto-openers that also have a thumb stud are getting harder to find? I think they call them dual-action autos sometimes. I could be wrong but it seems that once you get past the Buck RapidFire you're looking at $300+ knives
     
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  24. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Is anybody going to San Antone?
    I'd like a Cold Steel hatamoto, an American or German made Bowie at a decent price, the Gransfors bruk hatchet, and an old vintage stockman type knife made in America.
     
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  25. cheygriz

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    Benchmade 710
    Spyderdo Manix 2
    Spyderco Military
    Zero Tolerance/ Hinderer 0562
     
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