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

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      02-20-2010 03:46 PM #36
      Well I don't know if you'd call it tactical though it could be, picked up a updated version of the gerber eab for 10 bucks imo you can't go wrong. Great for me as a edc:

      Just needed something to hold me over as I wait on my new custon necker from tops & my izula from esee. Hopefully they'll ship soon?

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      02-23-2010 05:16 PM #37
      Here's my newest blade. Tops ferret neck knife:


      I have a ESEE izula coming in next which I'm very excited for. Had a custom digital camo sheath made for it too set up for horizontal belt carry.
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    3. 02-23-2010 05:37 PM #38
      I've been meaning to pick up a tops compact carry knife... nice choice.

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      02-23-2010 05:54 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by Elbows »
      I've been meaning to pick up a tops compact carry knife... nice choice.

      Thanks, I have a larger cold steel necker, but I wanted something a little smaller. I could also wear the izula as a necker too, hope to have pics of that within the month?
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      02-24-2010 07:33 PM #40
      Just did a trade with a guy on bladefroums for my first one off custom made knife. It's a David Farmer blade made of 1095 high carbon steel with a brazilian hardwood handle. It's coming with a leather sheath, but a new custom kydex sheath is in the works with molle locks.

      http://dfarmerknives.com/Home_Page.html
      I have many production blades, but nothing custom so I'm kinda excited.





      Modified by panzer 2.3 at 4:49 PM 2-24-2010

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      02-24-2010 08:59 PM #41
      A couple of mine,

      Timberline Spec-War by Emerson/Neeley

      Al Mar SF-SOG with Black Micarta handles


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      02-24-2010 09:46 PM #42
      ^^^Nice looking blades, thanks for sharing
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    8. 02-25-2010 06:55 PM #43
      whats the consensus on plain edge vs partially serrated?

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      02-26-2010 12:34 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by Ghost of VW TANK »
      whats the consensus on plain edge vs partially serrated?

      Personal preference imo & how often you plan to sharpen the blade in question.
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    10. 02-26-2010 12:48 PM #45

      2" blade inox blade, 14 inox and polymer tools built for your most hardcore tactical adventuring and its European design means its `leeter than some namby American knife speciality built for fat, uncouth, and uncoordinated Americans!

      Its the Koenigsegg of knives, to your silly American SUVs! </TCL>

      I tried to make it as exciting and tough-themed as most knife pictures, but I was limited to what I had in the orifice with me today.

      I guess I should've jabbed it into the pressboard of my desk infront of the telephone, but they probably wouldn't apprechiate that here.


    11. 02-26-2010 02:00 PM #46
      I remember the sense of adulthood or trust that I had when my dad bought me my first knife (I think it was a little Buck folder) when I was maybe...10?

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      02-26-2010 02:43 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by Elbows »
      I remember the sense of adulthood or trust that I had when my dad bought me my first knife (I think it was a little Buck folder) when I was maybe...10?

      X2 I was also around 10ish
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      02-26-2010 06:15 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by Elbows »
      I remember the sense of adulthood or trust that I had when my dad bought me my first knife (I think it was a little Buck folder) when I was maybe...10?

      X3, and then I promptly sliced my finger open the same day I got it. Nothing serious, no stitches, lesson learned.


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      02-27-2010 10:21 AM #49
      I picked up one these at smokey mountain knife works a month ago, zero tolerance 0301, very solid well built knife, extremely sharp out of the box, love it...

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      02-27-2010 12:18 PM #50
      ^^^Looks decent
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      02-28-2010 05:44 AM #51
      Quote, originally posted by helldriver1 »
      I picked up one these at smokey mountain knife works a month ago, zero tolerance 0301, very solid well built knife, extremely sharp out of the box, love it...

      How did you like Smoky Mountain Knifeworks, I am close to them and visit pretty often, I posted a link to there website on one of the previous knife threads.


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      02-28-2010 09:29 AM #52
      Quote, originally posted by galil762 »

      How did you like Smoky Mountain Knifeworks, I am close to them and visit pretty often, I posted a link to there website on one of the previous knife threads.

      I loved it, was worth the trip more so just to see the great country side, I also stopped by the coleman outlet and got me a nice tent for this years racing season etc. The people that work at smokey mountain knifeworks are awsome, they lay everything out for you and give you great information about the product, was a fun experience, the story of how that company started is amazing.

      Cheers, Scott


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      02-28-2010 05:48 PM #53
      Thats great, I shop there alot. We spend alot of time in that part of the Smokies.

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      03-08-2010 07:42 PM #54




      New Izula & ESEE RC-3MIL(had to send them my dd-214 to get it)
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      03-08-2010 10:01 PM #55

      Here's my David Farmer custom I just got in a trade. I just sharpened it & it's like a scalpel. I'm having a new coyote brown kydex sheath made for it to replace the leather one.
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      03-09-2010 06:58 AM #56
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      New Izula & ESEE RC-3MIL(had to send them my dd-214 to get it)

      Wait, so they won't sell you this knife if you're not in or have been in the military?

      I am sorry, but that strikes me as a bit silly. What is there about this knife that makes them need to keep it out of the hands of mere civillians?

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      03-09-2010 08:00 AM #57
      Quote, originally posted by SilverSLC »

      Wait, so they won't sell you this knife if you're not in or have been in the military?

      I am sorry, but that strikes me as a bit silly. What is there about this knife that makes them need to keep it out of the hands of mere civillians?

      -Tim

      Nothing on their website says this...

      Now, if you want one with agency badging you must provide proper creds.


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      03-09-2010 01:13 PM #58
      2 of my 3.

      Benchmade Nimravus (fiance got for my birthday yesterday ) and another Benchmade folder that's my EDC. *sorry for phone pic.*


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    24. 03-09-2010 02:40 PM #59
      I purchased a Nimravus for a buddy of mine who was deploying - couldn't help but think it was a very thin blade...how strong do you think it is? It just felt a little brittle...and I'm not a fan of aluminum handles. I do love Benchmades though - let me know what you think of it.

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      03-09-2010 04:10 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by SilverSLC »

      Wait, so they won't sell you this knife if you're not in or have been in the military?

      I am sorry, but that strikes me as a bit silly. What is there about this knife that makes them need to keep it out of the hands of mere civillians?

      -Tim


      It is silly, but they have the rc-3MIL for le/mil only. You need to purchase it through your le email or .mil email address. The rc-3mil I purchased is for my brother & I wanted to surprise him before he re-deploys.
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      03-09-2010 04:11 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by NoDubJustYet »

      Nothing on their website says this...

      Now, if you want one with agency badging you must provide proper creds.


      http://www.eseeknives.com/law%20enforcement.htm
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      03-09-2010 04:17 PM #62
      A DD-214 isn't going to get you a knife with a Federal Agency logo on it... that's what your link is showing.

      Quote, originally posted by http://www.eseeknives.com/rc-3mil.htm »

      The RC-3MIL was previously available to law enforcement and military only. During that time it became the official knife of numerous law enforcement groups and special teams. It is now available to the general public through our dealer / distributor network.

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      03-09-2010 04:38 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by NoDubJustYet »
      A DD-214 isn't going to get you a knife with a Federal Agency logo on it... that's what your link is showing.


      True, but it will get you a generic RC-3MIL, without a military unit insignia. I wanted the mil version because of the different handles, sharpened pommel & the sheath system. That link talks about federal agency's, & current active military.
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      03-09-2010 07:34 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by Elbows »
      I purchased a Nimravus for a buddy of mine who was deploying - couldn't help but think it was a very thin blade...how strong do you think it is? It just felt a little brittle...and I'm not a fan of aluminum handles. I do love Benchmades though - let me know what you think of it.

      I really like it. Yes it's a little thin but I think it'll hold up alright. I plan on taking it to Afghanistan as soon as I get orders. And I plan on ditching the aluminum handle and wrapping it with 550 cord. We'll see how that feels. All in all, no complaints. My hands aren't real big so I feel it fits me pretty well. I think it's awesome. Plus it was free to me so that makes it all the better.


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      03-09-2010 07:53 PM #65
      Quote, originally posted by panzer 2.3 »

      True, but it will get you a generic RC-3MIL, without a military unit insignia. I wanted the mil version because of the different handles, sharpened pommel & the sheath system. That link talks about federal agency's, & current active military.

      After a little more research, anyone can buy the RC-3MIL. It's even listed on knifecenter. Apparently, you can get military or LEO discounts, which is cool, and if you want to order one of the RC-3MIL models with a specific logo engraved on it, you have to be a member of that agency, which is also fine.

      When I thought they just plain wouldn't sell the knife to a "civilian" I was annoyed, but if it's just discounts and such, it's no big deal.

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      03-09-2010 09:10 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by SilverSLC »

      After a little more research, anyone can buy the RC-3MIL. It's even listed on knifecenter. Apparently, you can get military or LEO discounts, which is cool, and if you want to order one of the RC-3MIL models with a specific logo engraved on it, you have to be a member of that agency, which is also fine.

      When I thought they just plain wouldn't sell the knife to a "civilian" I was annoyed, but if it's just discounts and such, it's no big deal.

      -Tim


      Good to know I love the RC-3 line, but just wanted the features of the RC-3MIL. In kinda didn't seem fair either that current active personel could get the knife, but not veterans? Knowing this would have saved me some aggravation.
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      03-10-2010 09:43 AM #67
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      I really like the handle slabs on the Izula. It must give a different dynamic of control over a smaller knife like that. Were the slabs worth the extra money over, say, a paracord-wrapped version?

      It seems the government is currently saying, "While we're conducting this unspecified, unwarranted surveillance, we're totally thinking about how to not violate the 4th Amendment that we're currently violating. Because terrorism."

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      03-10-2010 06:21 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by DonL »

      I really like the handle slabs on the Izula. It must give a different dynamic of control over a smaller knife like that. Were the slabs worth the extra money over, say, a paracord-wrapped version?


      I felt so, paracord imo always comes lose, and this gives my edc a very solid feel for such a small blade.
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    34. 03-10-2010 09:27 PM #69
      I really have nothing to contribute, but is the thread title in reference to a parkway drive song?

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      03-10-2010 09:31 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by scubasteved »
      I really have nothing to contribute, but is the thread title in reference to a parkway drive song?

      I'm not sure, I heard the saying in lock, stock & 2 barrels that guy ritchie movie.
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