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What production knives are you jonesing for?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Guyon, Feb 7, 2003.

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  1. Guyon

    Guyon Member

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    I've been sort of out of the knife loop a bit. I was hooked on Spydercos for a while, and I owned and sold a lot of different models. Then, I bought a couple of Benchmades and settled down. Lately, though, I've been into Buck Knives with good steel (not the 420HC they normally use). I bought a couple of older Buck 110s in 440C and a Buck Zipper in ATS-34.

    My top three right now?

    Buck 110 from Pete's Custom Knife Shop. Stag scales, brass bolsters, fingergrooves, and BG-42 blade.

    Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. I can't get enought of the Axis lock, and I'd like to see what Benchmade's 440C will do.

    Spyderco Kiwi. Don't know what it is about this freaky little gentleman's folder, but I know I've got to have one eventually. VG-10 is another favorite steel.
     
  2. PerfectGlock

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    Cold Steel Black Bear Classic

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    It's the only one I really want right now, other than a 10" bayonet for my M1 Garand.
     
  3. mercop

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    Next two on the list are the Cold Steal Safekeeper II and the Cuda CQB. It is killing me saving for these knives.
     
  4. Joe Demko

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    The switchblade conversion of the Buck 110 that I have seen advertised on a couple of websites. A friend of mine, who owns a gunshop, bought one from another dealer at a show a while back. It is sweet. Despite its shortcomings, I've always had a soft spot for the 110. These conversions have a good stout spring and make every other switchblade I've ever handled (lots, including some very expensive ones) seem like flimsy toys. Such joy doesn't come cheap, alas. After I get the whole goat**** that is my life straightened out, I'll buy one to celebrate, maybe.
     
  5. hksw

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    Extrema Ratio

    Harpoon (no saw please)
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    and

    T2000M (the big one)
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    Tenebra finish, no Tigertech please.
     
  6. Mike Irwin

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    Not really a knife guy. Never have been...
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    I'm just now getting "into'em" :evil: To tide me over until I know what I really want, a Kershaw Blackout has been riding w/ me.
     
  8. SteelyDan

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    These are ones that I don't have, and am trying to figure out why not and how to cure that problem:

    Spyderco Endura
    Benchmade Griptillian or Mini-Grip
    Ka-Bar 12-something (U.S. marine type, had one but gave it away)
    Spyderco Bill Moran
    A Scandanavian knife from this site:
    http://www.ragweedforge.com/

    Plus I'm always looking for more Marbles with 52-100 steel.

    One last thought: the Swedish Moras are remarkably good knives at ridiculously low prices (say, $6-$9 on eBay).
     
  9. Tamara

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    I'm pretty spun up over the Extrema Ratios, too.

    I also have this odd, on-again-off-again craving for a Spyderco Gunting.
     
  10. Schuey2002

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    Those Extrema Ratios are sweeeet looking.:D

    But, I've been wanting to get one of these for some time now..
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    It's a ceramic folder w/ titanium handle by Boker.:)
     
  11. BerettaNut92

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    Doesn't Extrema Ratio have skunk camo knives?

    Benchmade 770
    Emerson SOFCK
     
  12. Prodigalshooter

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    I've had most everything over the past 5 years or so, except the Emerson Commander with the Wave feature. It's been knawing at me lately, may have to remedy that.
    I also like the japanese style knives that R Clark makes, they are also on my radar.
     
  13. mtnbkr

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    Guyon

    I have a Buck PCKS 110. I love it. It would be my EDC if I didn't work in an office (even so, I still carry it from time to time). If you get one, you HAVE to go to Bladeforums.com, find Gary Graley, and get him to make you a sheath. :D

    Mine: BG42, Red Pickbone, Brass bolsters, no rivets.

    The only production knives I would consider right now is Camillus' Mad Max. I'm also getting interested in German Herbertus autos. I got my first one recently (stag handles) and it's very purty. Otherwise, I'm into custom fixed blades these days (Check out Gene Ingram's work at www.gene-ingram.com. Low prices and excellent work).

    Chris
     
  14. Tamara

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    Schuey2002,

    I have one of those; sweet blade, you should buy one. Very high "Ooh and aah factor". :cool:
     
  15. Kentucky Rifle

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    No doubt about it~~I need more carbon fiber scale Klotzli's. However, at the next gun & knife show (if I don't buy a gun), I'm going to buy a Chris Reeve "Umfaan" to go with my Sebenza.

    KR
     
  16. Schuey2002

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    Manufacturers of guns and knives should hire you as a spokeswoman for their products.. You'd make a killing !

    I gotta' get one now ! :D
     
  17. hksw

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    "Doesn't Extrema Ratio have skunk camo knives?"

    The Tigertech finish. (A little over the top for my tastes, but that's just me.)

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    Man, I remember when Böker first came out with ceramic blades. They were practically giving them away.
     
  18. Beorn

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    Randal Made Knives

    These are knives of insurmountable quality and style.

    I highly recommend that each knife collector own at least one.
     
  19. hksw

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    Only problem with Randalls is the wait (if you buy direct from Randall). Back in the early '90s, it was ~18 months. Not sure what it is now.

    Or, you can buy from a dealer or private seller now and pay at least 40% more than the list price.

    *EDIT*

    Just hit their website. Apparently the wait is now 40 MONTHS!:what:
     
  20. Beorn

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    You must be prepared to wait if you want the best knife on the planet.
     
  21. Drjones

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    Tamara & hksw:

    I have the Extrema Ratio Harpoon F, Tiger Striped and with Spine Serrations.

    Unfortunately, I haven't used it yet, but what I've read from those who have, it seems to be a nice knife.

    Surely tough enough to stand up to what little uses I would ever have for it.

    Though if the SHTF, first knife I reach for would be my Strider BT/SS/TS. :D

    Come on guys, you KNOW you want the stripes and serrations! You just can't be uber-tactical without them!!! :D

    Seriously, they are very cool knives. The striping doesn't look quite so "fake" and perfect in person as they do online. I was kinda sorta dissapointed, as I like the exact looks of the blades in the pics, but I am still VERY pleased with mine. It is a great blade.

    I bought mine from Frank at Target Masters. http://www.target-masters.net/extrema.asp

    VERY nice gentleman; a pleasure to deal with. Tell him Strati sent ya!


    That said, the next knife I will buy will be a Strider GB. Its their tanto-pointed folder.

    I carry my BT a lot, but there are a lot of times when it would be nice to have the GB, as you can't really whip out a BT anywhere near public just for a small chore. :rolleyes: Plus those times when I just don't want to or can't carry the BT.

    I also want a BN, but dunno if I'll really bother. I'm happy with my BT....we'll see....

    Oh, and of course don't forget to check out www.bladeforums.com for tons of knife info!
     
  22. BerettaNut92

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    :eek: Doc, you have some good taste in knives!
     
  23. Drjones

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    Thank you sir!

    :D

    I try!
     
  24. hksw

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    Target Masters is where I'm planning to get them. Slightly cheaper than Atlanta Cutlery (which is where I first saw them), IIRC. Did you get the INPAX sheath or the ballistic gum sheath with you Harpoon from TM?
     
  25. hksw

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    I think it was actually Smoky Mountain Knifeworks that I saw the ER in.
     
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