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    Thread: "Guns for show, knives for a pro" Tactical knives & related weapons

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      08-01-2012 08:33 AM #386
      Quote Originally Posted by Visheau View Post
      any opinions on Gerber's auto knives?



      I can pick one these up for about 120 directly from Gerber... worth it in terms of quality and durability?
      Spend and extra $40-$50 and get one of these. Been my EDC for years.


      /edit It's $149 at knifedeal.com That's the cheapest I've ever seen one (paid $165 for mine).
      Last edited by Mk1Racer; 08-01-2012 at 08:37 AM.

    2. 08-01-2012 03:38 PM #387
      I don't mind Gerber for cheap decent knives...normally consider them throw-away knives. I used to carry them in the patrol, but kept my benchmades for off-duty carry. I'd rather lose the cheap Gerber than a nice benchmade, etc.

      They work plenty fine, but I agree Benchmade makes a much nicer product.

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      08-01-2012 04:00 PM #388
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Racer View Post
      Spend and extra $40-$50 and get one of these. Been my EDC for years.


      /edit It's $149 at knifedeal.com That's the cheapest I've ever seen one (paid $165 for mine).
      i want one of these so bad...can't wait for us to un-ban automatics.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      08-04-2012 01:13 AM #389
      Gerbers have really disappointed me for the last 15 years or so, I regret selling all my older ones.



      There are a few decent Gerbers out there amongst the mess, such as the Chris Reeve / Bill Harsey designed LHR. The design is very similar to the Chris Reeve Pacific. If only Gerber didn't muck it up by giving it a horrible retention system.

      Benchmade is one of my favorite companies, not just because I sell them
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      08-11-2012 11:12 PM #390
      Picked up a new Benchmade at Bass Pro today, 556 Mini-Griptilian (556SBKOD).



      I wasn't crazy about the olive handle at first but it's quite a bit darker than in the picture. Also, they didn't have a black handle with the coated blade, only the naked stainless.

      I almost got a 530 Pardue because I liked how it was thinner and a tad longer but the action on it was a little awkward. Also I wanted serration and the ones they had in stock weren't serrated.

      Turns out you can customize your own Griptilian and Mini-Griptilian on the Benchmade site, but it would have cost me an extra $6 + shipping. I'm happy with the one I bought.

      EDIT: Some pics I took.





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      08-17-2012 08:50 PM #391


      my new edc. zero tolerance 0350ts wedding present from the future wifey, we get married tomorrow afternoon.
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      08-18-2012 03:36 AM #392
      ^ Congratulations on the wedding! She's got good taste in knives

      Hehe, all your anniversary gifts could be knives
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      08-18-2012 03:48 AM #393
      hehe nice...

      knife from wife.

      congrats and welcome to a new life.

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      09-10-2012 09:29 PM #394
      this little guy showed up today


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      09-11-2012 12:44 PM #395
      Excellent choice!
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
      To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
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      09-11-2012 10:51 PM #396
      between this place and my new found love the the jungle training forums, it was bound to happen

    12. 09-12-2012 12:41 AM #397
      Any new gouge on the Izula folder?

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      09-12-2012 04:08 AM #398
      Unfortunately still a concept.

      But even if it was made as a folder, I don't think I would buy one.

      Picked up a Spyderco PPT
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      09-12-2012 12:26 PM #399
      Quote Originally Posted by Visheau View Post
      between this place and my new found love the the jungle training forums, it was bound to happen
      Yeah, those guys are a bad influence on my wallet too. I thought I recognized that picture.
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
      To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
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      09-13-2012 10:35 PM #400
      Peer pressure!


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      09-14-2012 12:55 PM #401
      Nice!
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
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      09-14-2012 03:57 PM #402
      FuNny thing is that I was ording some new ammo for my guns, checked in this Forum (I've been MIA for a while) saw this thread, my mouth started watering, so I could not help it with an impulse buy and got the little ESEE. While ordering, got a nicely weighed Cold Steel 12" throwing knife:



      Then I just had to check my inventory, just to make sure I can handle the zombies!


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      09-14-2012 04:08 PM #403
      My Solingen steel bush knife:



      Matching serial#'s, 1909 Argentina bush knife and sheeth, came from a war, when I got it, it still had grass and blood stains on the dull blade, which I sharpened to function:


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      09-14-2012 04:11 PM #404
      Ontario, Spec Plus SP3 has a real nice feel to it as well:


    20. 09-14-2012 06:38 PM #405
      Nice, has a very Fairbarns/Sykes feel to it.

      (and interestingly enough seems to meet their criteria)

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      09-15-2012 09:54 PM #406
      was at Cabelas yesterday...

      I ended up buying a 5.11 Rush 24, but I spent about 20 minutes playing with some Benchmades, I must have one now, man they were nice. Plain edge, OD handled Griptillian (d2)

      I get it now

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      09-16-2012 09:55 PM #407




      EDC today along with a few new additions
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      09-16-2012 09:58 PM #408
      Quote Originally Posted by Visheau View Post

      I get it now
      Congratulations, you've reached that point in knife enlightenment where you realized the quality of a well made knife. Next step, Mid-Techs
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      09-16-2012 10:20 PM #409
      Quote Originally Posted by nevermas View Post
      Congratulations, you've reached that point in knife enlightenment where you realized the quality of a well made knife. Next step, Mid-Techs

      in fairness, I already bought an ESEE

      what's a Mid-Tech?

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      09-18-2012 08:51 AM #410
      Mid-Techs are a hybrid between fully handmade custom and pure production knife. The blades are mainly CNC mass produced, along with the handles (commonly Titanium). But the blade is often hand ground, hand sharpened, and hand fitted to the handles. The steel choice also gets an upgrade.

      For example, Strider, Chris Reeve, William Henry, Hinderer, etc are considered to be Mid-Techs. Once you hold a Chris Reeve Sebenza in your hand, you'll know what I'm talking about. Also, I'd hate to bring more competition to a Friday, but check out Triple Aught Design's Dauntless series. TAD have a history of collaborating with custom knife makers and have recently introduced a line of production Dauntlesses that are very nice knives.
      Here are some photos of custom Dauntlesses released periodically by TAD, with an average price of 5xx USD: http://dauntlessarchive.com/?portfolio=knives

      Another thing, you shouldn't be scared off by the first appearance of the prices of custom knives. But we'll get to that point in another post
      Last edited by nevermas; 09-18-2012 at 08:58 AM.
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      09-18-2012 11:08 AM #411
      ^ these dauntless knives look AMAZING.




      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      09-18-2012 11:51 AM #412
      When these knives are released on some lucky Friday, they sell out within seconds

      www.tripleaughtdesign.com
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      09-18-2012 09:15 PM #413




      From top: Hinderer XM18, Strider SnG in Digicam, and Chris Reeve Sebenza with Starbenza pattern

      Hinderer and the Strider's handles are titanium paired with G10, where as the Sebenza is all titanium. Not sure which steel this Hinderer is made out of, probably Carpenter CTS-XHP. The Strider and the Chris Reeve are most likely to be CPM S30V. All three are considered worker knives (the Hinderer and Strider are more hard use oriented), knives that will last more than one lifetime with proper care, and when bought new, hover around the 400 dollar mark.

      To put things in car terms, think of the Sebenza as a BMW, the Hinderer/Strider as a GMC Heavy Duty
      Last edited by nevermas; 09-18-2012 at 09:19 PM.
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      10-24-2012 08:24 AM #414
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      very impressive. cant wait to get my izula

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      10-24-2012 12:40 PM #415
      You're going to love your Izula. It's a fantastic little knife.
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
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      10-24-2012 09:32 PM #416
      im actually debating on the izula 2 or the 3mil.

      i wish i could check them out before buying but there are no dealers near me.
      Last edited by <MK3; 10-24-2012 at 09:37 PM.

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      10-25-2012 12:46 PM #417
      I have both the Izula 2 and several ESEE-3s, one of which is a 3MIL. I love them all.
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
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    33. 10-25-2012 04:25 PM #418
      I have a new crush...




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      10-27-2012 04:07 PM #419
      I had the Benchmade Axe, it was ok but heavy, not what I was looking for in a camp Axe so I traded it away. Picked up a Jenny Wren instead
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      10-28-2012 07:07 PM #420


      Strider SnG and Spyderco Yojimbo 2
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