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Old 04-11-2018, 9:30 AM
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I ordered a INFI Forsaken Gemini that’s the next one I’m waiting on. I’ll post when I get it.

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Old 04-11-2018, 9:32 AM
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My kershaw leak knives cost 1/7 of my zt and hold a better edge and never failed to open correctly. I'm going to contact zt again.....
Let us know what happens with the ZT and post pics. I have a 0450 and it is like a swiss watch... one of the smoothest and sharpest, and I have a lot of Kershaw and ZT's. I like Blurs and Links, but Kershaw's in general don't compete with ZT's - definitely in fit and finish. Typically the premium and better steels are in the ZT line. If comparing please name the exact steels you are comparing on a Leek Vs. a ZT.
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Old 04-11-2018, 9:54 AM
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Let us know what happens with the ZT and post pics. I have a 0450 and it is like a swiss watch... one of the smoothest and sharpest, and I have a lot of Kershaw and ZT's. I like Blurs and Links, but Kershaw's in general don't compete with ZT's - definitely in fit and finish. Typically the premium and better steels are in the ZT line. If comparing please name the exact steels you are comparing on a Leek Vs. a ZT.
I think the Kershaw Leek is most likely going to be 14C28N at the $50 price point. I did see one in CPM-154, with CF scales for $85.

I just sharpened my 0770 (S35VN) to 15 main bevel with 20 micro. It will tear through cardboard like butter and still shave hair when I'm done.

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Old 04-11-2018, 10:44 AM
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I ordered a INFI Forsaken Gemini that’s the next one I’m waiting on. I’ll post when I get it.
Nice choice. What finish? I think the BIG DC finish is like a bead blast matte. The new Competition is a more polished look but not satin from what I understand.

I have that Forsaken Gemini ordered in Competition Finish and the B8 ordered in BIG DC. Those will make three in INFI for me - one coated. I have a TGLB. Most of my stuff is SR-101 by a huge margin.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:17 AM
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I went with black coated red/black g10
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I went with black coated red/black g10
Cool. I bet that'll look great. I got green Micarta IIRC.
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Old 04-11-2018, 1:34 PM
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Cool. I bet that'll look great. I got green Micarta IIRC.
Yeah it looks nice they had one in the ad in that configuration and I really liked how it looked.

https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/...icing.1561421/

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I've wasted $15 in worse ways. The knife does need to be sharpened.
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Old 04-19-2018, 9:23 PM
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I've wasted $15 in worse ways. The knife does need to be sharpened.

So what is the link to this good deal?
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It was at a gun show, They were usually $18 but he gave me deal on the last two in stock.

This isn't where I got it, but here you go.
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Bill-B...Blade-1--69251
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2 of my latest, no pics sorry:

Kershaw Launch 4
Benchmade 531

I really like the Benchmade with the Axis lock, nice knife. That said, I still can't stop carrying my Spyderco Cat, I love that little knife.
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Old 04-25-2018, 7:33 AM
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It was at a gun show, They were usually $18 but he gave me deal on the last two in stock.

This isn't where I got it, but here you go.
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Bill-B...Blade-1--69251
Yep, you guys in Idaho and VA, etc... I imagine no issues but wearing one here might be problematic - the covert nature of a bill blade. Fixed blades or any blade that looks like something else (keys, pen, etc...) could be a big deal.

Nothing wrong with wearing it around your property... they are all over Amazon for $20-$40. Kits to complete hats you don't have to cut.
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Old 05-19-2018, 1:16 PM
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Just got her, Benchmade Altitude:

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FAT Basic 8 came in (HOGB8) - Standard tip, BIG DC finish.
BUSSE's silly naming conventions: Heavy Ordnance Grade basic 8, Busse Industrial Grade Double Cut Finish, hahah.









Blade Thickness: Approx. .350"
Blade Length: Approx. 8 1/4"
Overall Length: Approx. 13 1/4"
Steel: INFI
Handle Material: Desert Tan Resiprene C
Grind: Full-Height Flat
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ZT 0303 to replace a lost ZT 0300. No pics, sorry. Love my ZTs....
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Bark River Fieldsman, green canvas micarta.

Benchmade Griptillian D2 Mini (Cabela's-only version). OD semi serrated.

The Fieldsman is a nice knife, very attractive. Slick grip though. Have to hold it more like a scalpel with index finger on the spine. Seems well suited to finer work requiring a keen edge. Not bushcraft like my other BR knives.

I've had a full size Griptillian D2 for EDC for about 5 years. Great pocket folder. Holds edge, never sharpened. The Mini is to go in my Ruger 10/22 Takedown pack which will have a few other things to make it a general purpose woods pack. Need a small multi tool and flashlight, maybe a lighter.
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Old 06-14-2018, 7:56 AM
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ZT 0303 to replace a lost ZT 0300. No pics, sorry. Love my ZTs....
I love mine too. I always seem to come back to the ZT0801 or the 0909... though I have a S90V brown YojimboII right now, hahah. Before this I was carrying the 0801 for months.
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I love mine too. I always seem to come back to the ZT0801 or the 0909... though I have a S90V brown YojimboII right now, hahah. Before this I was carrying the 0801 for months.
ZT0909 is a great knife. I got one a couple months , and it has become my daily carry. Since they are discontinued, it was only $120.
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Old 06-14-2018, 9:26 AM
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ZT0909 is a great knife. I got one a couple months , and it has become my daily carry. Since they are discontinued, it was only $120.
Yeah it has been hard for me not to buy two or three backups as the prices dropped on the discontinued models especially the 0909's but I have more than I can use.
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Yeah it has been hard for me not to buy two or three backups as the prices dropped on the discontinued models especially the 0909's but I have more than I can use.
What do you think of the 0620? I'm tempted since it is also discontinued, but as a lefty I don't know if i would like the frame lock.
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What do you think of the 0620? I'm tempted since it is also discontinued, but as a lefty I don't know if i would like the frame lock.
I have a few cheap Kershaw Emerson designs... but I don't carry wave openers regularly. It is a gimmick to me. A neat one, but I don't want it on my knife all the time. I have some Cold Steel's that open like that too.

So, I would not get one myself but have been tempted because I am sure it is the smoothest Emerson design you could buy and probably the best detent.
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Hey I have one of those! Good knife.

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That blade is a bit different
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Woot! New Knife Day! Tony Bose/Case Backpocket in 154CM with burnt amber stag bone.
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