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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2009, 12:33:54 pm »
Giles, what about the first three knives from the top? Which brands? Especially the one with the paracord is very cool.

I am not so equipped for knives. There is a Swiss Champion knife in my daybag, limited edition scales from the Locarno film festival, very fancy (I got two smaller models with scales from the festival from different years, too). I also have to Laguiole knives, one with a Japanese lacquer surface on the scales and one with scales made of amber. Plus a flat tactical Spyderco Police knife. That one has a four inch blade, IIRC, I use it mostly to open packages at home. Don't know if it's legal in Texas.

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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2009, 03:46:20 pm »
Giles, what about the first three knives from the top? Which brands? Especially the one with the paracord is very cool.

Strider SnG is the third one.
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2009, 03:52:17 pm »
Giles, what about the first three knives from the top? Which brands? Especially the one with the paracord is very cool.

Strider SnG is the third one.

The first 2 are a couple I bought from a maker South Africa 10 years ago. I'll try and remember his name and let you know
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2009, 04:32:46 pm »
These three see pretty regular carry

 

These occassionally go out with me, but I find their blades a little thick for regular every day work, but they're great if I'm out exploring and don't know what I'll expect

 

And these I have mainly for fun and to show off to friends. They're great knives, but they're a little large for every day carry

 



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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2009, 04:47:18 pm »
Doug, I acan't remember who I got the knives from in Southa Africa.  I know that the town was called Bethlehem, do you recognise them?

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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2009, 05:08:52 pm »
They look very familiar...can you get me a close up of the blade stamp?
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2009, 05:28:02 pm »
They look very familiar...can you get me a close up of the blade stamp?
Will do, may have to wait until I'm home unless I havea decent photo on the PC
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2009, 08:22:29 am »
I think I've just answered my own question:


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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2009, 03:13:03 pm »
I gotta talk to Shoque about a "duh" smilie... :)
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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2009, 11:30:12 am »
Always been big on knives as well, decided to buy some to use at work. They had to be small and automatic, so I got these. Both are PRO TECH x BÖKER collabs, both ltd and #/100.

After having seen your pics, I decided to attach the clip on them again.

ProTech Stinger. Mother of pearl opening button. Black ProTech Runt. You can see how small they are in comparison to a pack of chewing gum  :)






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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2010, 05:15:55 pm »
Gerber is crappy in my opinion, they have a lot of QC issues. I had one with a liner lock that failed constantly and I just had enough of their bullshit. The knife I had wasn't even one of their cheaper ones either, it was designed by Rick Hinderer and was their flagship knife for the year

Looks like you got a couple slipjoints, so there won't be any lock failure since there isn't a lock, but I can already see the gaps between the bone and the bolsters in your pics, which is bullshit. But for 10 bucks, I wouldn't sweat it.

Next time you have 12 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, look up the Kershaw Half Ton. Better steel, better lock. Not as pretty necessarily, but it's got Kershaw's QC and tolerances. Great little knife for just working, not showing off
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2010, 05:32:11 pm »
I love my Gerber..super light, razor sharp and really great price...can't go wrong for 10 bucks..



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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2010, 05:48:48 pm »
Currently carrying a Caswell In Line EDC with Damasteel blade, Titanium liners, Black G10 bolsters and Ranger Green G10 scales:


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Re: Pocketknives
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2010, 08:08:56 am »
I'm thinking about buying that first knife Doug posted, the C Reeves sebenza. I'd buy a small one, though.

Doug: can you recommend me an online store perhaps?.. I would have a mate receive it for me, and ship it to me, since most US stores don't ship internationally...

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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2010, 10:52:05 am »
newgraham.com has always been good to me. Or you can go to chrisreeve.com directly. Their prices are the same everywhere, I've never seen a CRK at a marked down price or discount

I do love the CRKs...and the Sebenza is my all time favorite knife. I always have one close by

Let me know how it goes. There are lots of choices, so please feel free to ask me for any thoughts/advice
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