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Old 02-19-2015, 1:55 PM
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Spyderco Civilian for the girlfriend. Should be arriving today. Amazon had a damaged box lot. I don't think she will care.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:56 AM
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My first foray into blades:

Kershaw Blur
Spyderco Paramilitary 2
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:12 PM
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Its not flashy, but I recently bought a SAK Mini Champ for air travel. I've gone through TSA about 8 times since then, no issue.

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Old 02-20-2015, 12:55 PM
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Its not flashy, but I recently bought a SAK Mini Champ for air travel. I've gone through TSA about 8 times since then, no issue.


That's surprising that they let you through with a Minichamp. You must be quite lucky as they will normally confiscate that in a heart beat.
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Old 02-20-2015, 1:18 PM
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I recently ordered a knife with Doc Hagen, I'll post pictures up once it comes in. This is my first of his, and my first knife from a Guild member. Anyone have any experiences with his work in person?


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Old 02-24-2015, 5:05 PM
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Old 02-24-2015, 8:39 PM
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My first foray into blades:

Kershaw Blur
Spyderco Paramilitary 2
Benchmade Griptilian
Nice knives.

What would you buy if you had to choose between the Spyderco and a Blur in S30V?
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Old 02-25-2015, 3:21 PM
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might sound bias, but i would go spyderco. is the blur something i should look into?
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Old 02-25-2015, 3:32 PM
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Yeah check out Blurs. They are a nice design, USA made, and come in various nice steels Sandvik 14C28N, BDZ1, SV30. A Tanto serrated Blur in Sandvic @ $40 was too good to pass up and I love tantos. Not sure how I feel about the tiger stripes, but the Blurs are popular for a reason. I got a SV30 plain edge and the Tanto Sandvic.

Amazon, and EBAY usually have good prices too.

I really like the Spyderco Tenacious because I like linerlocks and monolocks and I like a thumbhole, but I wish it came in a USA made SV30. Maybe they do have one like that. I am not too familiar with Spyderco stuff nowadays.

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Old 02-25-2015, 5:24 PM
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I use a Blur as my everyday carry, have a few of them in fact. Love it.
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Old 02-25-2015, 6:52 PM
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Nice knives.

What would you buy if you had to choose between the Spyderco and a Blur in S30V?

Between the Spyderco and the Kershaw, I prefer the Spyderco. I'm left handed though and the Blur isn't really ambidextrous so I have an unfair bias. I also like the thumb hole.

I actually think I like the Benchmade the best of the three I purchased.

They're all very capable though and I'm happy with all three.
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Old 02-25-2015, 8:02 PM
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I just put one on order!
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Old 02-26-2015, 9:06 PM
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Lots of nice knives here, I just picked up a like new Cold Steel Carbon V Recon Tanto made in USA.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:29 AM
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Does anyone have any Shadow Tech fixed blades ? Some of these designs look great.

http://www.stknives.com/
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Old 02-27-2015, 6:03 PM
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Default Couple of Blurs came in

I love these things. I want to order a spare Tanto while they are around and cheap. Tiger Stripes look great in-person.

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Another Benchmade, this time a 710.

That Spyderco a couple posts up looks pretty nice too!
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Got a ZT 0566 BW this week!
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Old 02-27-2015, 9:51 PM
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Great Eastern Cutlery Tom's Choice Red Soup Bone 2nd Anniversary Barlow. Gotta love the traditionals. Made in the USA.

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Old 02-28-2015, 12:12 AM
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Got a ZT 0566 BW this week!
Those are nice. I like the that design, similar to a CRYOII.

Is yours in ELMAX?
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:18 AM
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I may buy that Spyderco Endura Emerson Wave 4 knife. Would love to buy an Emerson Roadhouse but spending 200+ dollars is too much for me right now.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:50 AM
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Old 03-02-2015, 5:49 AM
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Just bought a Swamp Rat Ratmandu off of the bladeforums. Can't wait to get it this week to play around with it because it's my first Bussekin. Haven't gone to the Busse's yet because I haven't gotten past spending $500 plus on a knife that I would actually use. Like my guns I don't like safe queens.
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Old 03-02-2015, 9:36 AM
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That's a nice blade. One of my favorite large fixed bowies is a CRKT. I never liked their folders.
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Waiting on shipment for a ZT 0620.
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Old 03-02-2015, 7:02 PM
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A little ZT 0350 and a Kershaw 1302BW Lifter. I am trying to buy USA made Kershaws, but this model is pretty unique looking. Speedsafe works fine with its flipper, it is just heavy and clunky compared to a Blur or ZT. I still like it though



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Old 03-02-2015, 7:32 PM
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Great Eastern Cutlery #15 Crown Lifter with Antique Yellow Jigged Bone Covers.

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That's surprising that they let you through with a Minichamp. You must be quite lucky as they will normally confiscate that in a heart beat.
I've been through TSA at least ten times with it in my carry on bag. No issue. They opened the bag many times for my copper vaping mod too.
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Blur - Plain Tanto in stonewashed BDZ-1

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Buck #110 Folding Knife excellent condition w/orig. Buck Blk Leather Sheath (three-dot/1980-1981); swap meet find.
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This has to be the goofiest, most useless knife I ever bought;



That's why I bought it.
what you really need is an Apache Revolver.
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Old 03-16-2015, 7:25 PM
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Damn addiction. I was on Ebay this morning and saw a never used Bravo 2 with Bark River fire steel, and piggyback pouch combo. Gave the guy a decent offer, but didn't expect him to take it. Now I have to break it to my wife that I got another knife after I got the Ratmandu two weeks ago.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:11 AM
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Excited about my new knife. It's a zero tolerance 0121 4.25in fixed blade, sv30 steel. I wanted something I could strap to my hiking pack front strap for quick access. Something big and strong enough to be a versatile knife for day trips, but not a rambo taking on the world machete/knife; and I wanted to avoid rust issues as best as I could. The size is perfect, there were some complaints of a short handle, but its just enough to get a good grip, so the knife stays compact even though its a 4.25in blade. Quite happy with the sheath as well.



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Received a spare tiger striped serrated tanto BLUR, waiting for a Surefire EW-11.

One thing I noticed about the Blurs is that they are all exactly the same. Great fit and finish, smooth action, zero blade play. Most machines vary a little if you compare a box full of them. The only difference is the blade shapes, steel, and one stripped screw I mangled changing a pocket clip over.

Kershaw USA warranty is great. I filled out a request for one screw on the web form and they sent me six screws and two clips in satin and blackwash. They will replace larger parts like the speedsafe mechanism/torsion bar free if you send in the knife for life. ZT offers lifetime sharpening.
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Old 03-19-2015, 5:20 PM
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