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Old 01-20-2020, 12:35 PM
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This Cold Steel is a great larger fixed blade. I'm honestly impressed with the new version with the very aggressive textured scales in the forged groove. SYKCO HG parked Regulator for scale... similar knife IMHO. $60 for the CS is a steal.









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Old 01-20-2020, 5:13 PM
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this one is on the way.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2749361213?pid=361213
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Old 01-21-2020, 7:55 AM
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I always thought those looked very interesting, especially when sales like that came up. Post your review when you get it? That seems like it might be on the short list of folders that are the next best thing to a fixed blade. Basically my list is a good size Cold Steel with a TRI-AD lock or a AXIS lock Benchmade 810/Contego M4 (not an important niche for me since I have neither of those anymore). Even a small fixed blade like a SYKCO Dumpster Mutt or 511 will be a lot tougher than those.
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Old 01-21-2020, 8:12 AM
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I have a few folding knives that I use off and on for carry, depends on what and where but I'm not really a lover of them.
I stick to carrying ZT folders now... lately a 0452CF or 0804CF... mostly Sinkevich, Rexford, George. I do love ZT.
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Old 01-21-2020, 1:29 PM
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Swamp Rat Taliwhacker LE - 12.5" OAL 7.25" blade, SR-101 10 oz... new 2ndary market



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Used Benchmade 710, smooth edge, black blade.
For EDC.
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Old 01-23-2020, 3:03 PM
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This Cold Steel is a great larger fixed blade. I'm honestly impressed with the new version with the very aggressive textured scales in the forged groove. SYKCO HG parked Regulator for scale... similar knife IMHO. $60 for the CS is a steal.









I really dig that CS! How’s it balance & how thick is it?
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Old 01-23-2020, 3:31 PM
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I really dig that CS! How痴 it balance & how thick is it?
Balance is pretty good. I have the Hunter and I added skate tape to the handle grooves... this one needs nothing. A lot better than the old version and the color is nice.

Thickness is listed at 6mm and it does appear less than .25" to me. It is drop forged so it is one solid piece. The handle portion gets a lot thicker. It is a nice sharp piece of 52100 ball bearing steel for the price.



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Awesome, thanks!
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Awesome, thanks!
No problem. Balance point is right between the guards and the sharpening choil on that little strip.
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I always thought those looked very interesting, especially when sales like that came up. Post your review when you get it? That seems like it might be on the short list of folders that are the next best thing to a fixed blade. Basically my list is a good size Cold Steel with a TRI-AD lock or a AXIS lock Benchmade 810/Contego M4 (not an important niche for me since I have neither of those anymore). Even a small fixed blade like a SYKCO Dumpster Mutt or 511 will be a lot tougher than those.
I got it. Wow, it's a big knife, not exactly for a pocket. It's about an inch thick. I'll be looking for a belt holder to carry it in.
Seems nicely constructed. Lockup is solid, and the blade is about 3/16" thick, with little flex. It is sharp on arrival.
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midway had a sale on the schrade assisted OTF knives


i don't get how this is assisted this is an automatic
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Old 02-04-2020, 5:30 PM
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That’s a big knife!
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Old 02-06-2020, 6:00 PM
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I lost my Kershaw Launch 4 while I was at work. So to replace it I ended up picking up a Pro-Tech Half Breed today. The full size grip feels waaay better! I like that it already comes with a deep conceal clip.

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Picked up a Doug ritter in 20cv super steel to join the rotation and possibly replace the zt 350. Smooth action good lock up. Only complaint is i doing really like the texturing on the scales. It's g10 but it feels cheap and hope compared to my zts. Other than that though no complaints. I like the idea of buying a bench made without supporting a bunch of traitors like bench made.
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I'm looking at a 5" bradford guardian 5 right now. I have a gerber fill Tang but the steel is only meh. I like that cold steel fixed. What steel is it made with?
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I'm looking at a 5" bradford guardian 5 right now. I have a gerber fill Tang but the steel is only meh. I like that cold steel fixed. What steel is it made with?
The CS Drop Forged knives are 52100... or as BUSSE calls it, SR-101 (with their heat treatment)
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Old 02-07-2020, 6:45 AM
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I'll post one I do not recommend... I finally tried a KABAR (non-Becker)





Impressive on paper and in pics... not a fan of the black coat (paint) they use and the steel is really thin. On a knife without a full tang it makes it feel fragile IMHO. maybe I am used to SYKCO, BUSSE, SWAMP RAT... but this knife doesn't feel rugged. I wanted a stacked leather handle, etc... but this one is being returned. For $90 it seems like a deal, but in person a 9"+ blade should be thicker especially with a rat tail tang. Doesn't seem like the KABAR name should be on it, but maybe the KABAR name isn't what I thought. That $60 Cold Steel is a HELL of a lot more knife.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:59 AM
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Collector stuff...

Late-1970’s era Ralph Bone 'Orvis' model L with 5" blade and Johnson's Leather sheath



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Benchmade Vector. I wanted a knife that would open easily with one hand.
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Microtech Exocet. Mexifornia legal OTF blade.

Discrete as a money clip but ready to eviscerate a human at a moment’s notice.
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ready to eviscerate a human at a moment痴 notice.
Scary.

Nice design.
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I picked up another one of these... last one I bought was #122. Here's #120

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I picked up another one of these... last one I bought was #122. Here's #120

Beautiful!!! Great score!
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Beautiful!!! Great score!
Thanks.

I had a few of these before and downsized them. Couldn't pass up a couple of new ones shipped at less than initial offering price. Now if I could find a Alpha Regulator...
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:14 AM
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Latest purchase was the CRKT RMJ Utsidihi. Took these pix over a few weeks of initial ownership. It's an excellent lightweight fixed blade design by Ryan Johnson of RMJ-Tactical that is unfortunately held back by the just barely adequate Chinese 8Cr13MoV stainless steel - wish they had chosen to us D2 instead.

Sheath system is solid and the balance of this blade in hand is terrific. The grind is a bit thick for strength and durability so its not a great paper slicer, but it will surprisingly shred cardboard boxes quickly and efficiently and it makes one heck of an effective self-defense or backup blade.

CRKT ships it with gutted paracord which felt a bit too thin in my hand. I wrapped it with actual 550 paracord, and although I think it looked pretty nice, I ultimately ended up running cotton wrap where I could build up the feel in hand as I liked. Doesn't look as good, but looks aren't everything.

Anyhow, its a great way to try out an excellent Ryan Johnson design on the cheap - under $50 vs. $199 for his USA-made version which is essentially unobtaniun. Nice overall blade!

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  • Blade Length 3.514" (89.26 mm)
  • Blade Edge Plain Edge
  • Blade Steel 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Finish Stonewash
  • Blade Thickness 0.159" (4.04 mm)
  • Overall Length 7.813" (198.45 mm)
  • Weight 3.2 oz. (90.72g)
  • Handle Nylon Cord Wrap
  • Style Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath





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Can you guys point me to a current, link/site covering what is/is-not legal for CA fixed or folding? Blade length, concealed/open carry, Emerson type OK, etc

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Can you guys point me to a current, link/site covering what is/is-not legal for CA fixed or folding? Blade length, concealed/open carry, Emerson type OK, etc

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Start with the two stickies in Blades, Bows, and Tools on Calguns maybe.

You can’t miss them. Good info.

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/...d.php?t=815906
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Knifeworks exclusive benchmade Grizzly Ridge. Couldn't pass it up for 80 bucks.
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Does a few Victorinox executive models bought off a wholesaler of TSA confiscated knives count?
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Does a few Victorinox executive models bought off a wholesaler of TSA confiscated knives count?
Only if you tell us who the wholesaler is
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I've been on a knife buying binge these past 4 months. It's really my new hobby.

Latest purchase was a Socom Elite Tanto Manual.

A week before that a Reate Horizon D. Love them both!!
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Only if you tell us who the wholesaler is
Search eBay with "pocket knife lot tsa"
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Winkler Ranger Axe





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I really like that!


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Recommend snagging one. Make sure you get the full micarta as many of them come half micarta, half skeletonized with 550 cord. (Unless you like that)





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Maroon Micarta and Battle Bronzed Hinderer Gen6 XM-18 3.5 Spanto running on PB washers, my new favorite flipper.



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