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Old 09-05-2019, 11:41 AM
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Broke my ZT pocket clip today.

So far, don’t think I’ll ever buy another. Got the 0095BW.

Edge retention compared to other lower cost knives is same or worse to be honest.

Any amount of sand cruds the BB system.

I’ll stick to lower cost thrashers.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:43 AM
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Broke my ZT pocket clip today.
ZT will send you another clip for free but you'll have to pay a $7 shipping/processing fee. See: ZT Knives - Warranty.

When I ordered some parts that I had to pay for the process was to submit the request online and after a few days they called to get my CC# and then shipped the parts to me. Pretty simple. Should be the same for the clip.
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Old 09-06-2019, 9:08 AM
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ZT will send you another clip for free but you'll have to pay a $7 shipping/processing fee. See: ZT Knives - Warranty.

When I ordered some parts that I had to pay for the process was to submit the request online and after a few days they called to get my CC# and then shipped the parts to me. Pretty simple. Should be the same for the clip.
Thanks for the link.

I already ordered an aftermarket clip in hopes that it does not fail after a couple months of normal use.
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Old 09-06-2019, 9:16 AM
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:25 AM
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Earlier in the thread I said I was tapping out for the year and technically I still am. Preordered this way earlier in the year. It's great, love it. The handle...it's perfect.



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Old 09-11-2019, 10:28 AM
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Just got this. Iím completely smitten with MKT and what they stand for. Stay safe everyone

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Old 09-11-2019, 10:45 AM
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I love MKT knives! I hope to get another this year.


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Old 09-11-2019, 11:35 AM
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Thanks! Iím actually waiting out on my front yard for FedEx to arrive with my Praetorian T... I bought the DLT Trading exclusive with S90V steel. Iíll post pics as soon as it gets here
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^^^^^^^^^^^
Nice stuff up there! Medfords look like beautiful tanks and that Fallkniven bowie is neat.

I'm thinking of trying one of the Chavez or Blauvelt production knives farmed to Reate or We... like the Chavez Ultramar or Arcform Catalyst. Leaning towards the Arcform.
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Old 09-11-2019, 3:07 PM
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Man, been going a little knifewild lately, got
ZT 0452cf
Kizer mini Sheepdog
Chris Reeve large Inkosi
Lionsteel Roundhead spear jack
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Any amount of sand cruds the BB system.

I’ll stick to lower cost thrashers.
You got a beauty, so maybe you don't like ZT's.

I find edge retention really great on ZT's compared to cheap stuff like Big 5 "$60" knives that are always on sale for $20... or cheap chinese steel on $15 Chinese Kershaw's, etc...

The ZT bearings on a $200+ knife CAN seize up. I never had it happen with dirt but certainly did with corrosion (salt water in one day - 0452CF). That can be a definite weak link where something with phos bronze bushings has no issues. Fixed blades don't have that issue either.
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Old 09-11-2019, 6:13 PM
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You got a beauty, so maybe you don't like ZT's.

I find edge retention really great on ZT's compared to cheap stuff like Big 5 "$60" knives that are always on sale for $20... or cheap chinese steel on $15 Chinese Kershaw's, etc...

The ZT bearings on a $200+ knife CAN seize up. I never had it happen with dirt but certainly did with corrosion (salt water in one day - 0452CF). That can be a definite weak link where something with phos bronze bushings has no issues. Fixed blades don't have that issue either.
I don’t want a fixed blade, they can get you in trouble and I have to work in public.

I’ve owned a lot of knives and this one should have been about $100 less.

I’ll admit it is sexy and ergonomic, just wish the edge held up to cardboard and general use.
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Spyderco Bob Lum.... just got it....

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Old 09-11-2019, 6:47 PM
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I don’t want a fixed blade, they can get you in trouble and I have to work in public.

I’ve owned a lot of knives and this one should have been about $100 less.

I’ll admit it is sexy and ergonomic, just wish the edge held up to cardboard and general use.
Yeah, I hear you. I almost always use a fixed blade for recycling at home - cardboard breakdown. I just keep three or so knives in the garage like a Mora or similar. If they stop slicing I run them trough the Worksharp a few passes.

Not the hottest steel now but I really love Elmax. Cheap slicing I like Kershaws... Cryo G10, Thermite, RJ, Blurs. I really like the BDZ1 steel Blur Tanto.
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Old 09-11-2019, 8:19 PM
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Thanks!

I love Cold Steel, the Code 4 Tanto is a favorite, and never lost its edge. Probably one of the best sub 100 knives out there.

https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-58...+steel+&sr=8-8

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Old 09-12-2019, 7:40 AM
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I donít want a fixed blade, they can get you in trouble and I have to work in public.

Iíve owned a lot of knives and this one should have been about $100 less.

Iíll admit it is sexy and ergonomic, just wish the edge held up to cardboard and general use.
Its S35VN steel right? Thats probably the best edc everyman blade steel on the market. Cardboard is one of the fastest ways to dull any knife doesnt matter the steel. While the 0095 is one of ZT lower end knives its still much higher quality than a Gerber or Cold Steel or etc.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:09 AM
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:11 AM
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:17 AM
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Its S35VN steel right? Thats probably the best edc everyman blade steel on the market. Cardboard is one of the fastest ways to dull any knife doesnt matter the steel. While the 0095 is one of ZT lower end knives its still much higher quality than a Gerber or Cold Steel or etc.


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Old 09-13-2019, 10:53 AM
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Broke my ZT pocket clip today.

So far, donít think Iíll ever buy another. Got the 0095BW.

Edge retention compared to other lower cost knives is same or worse to be honest.

Any amount of sand cruds the BB system.

Iíll stick to lower cost thrashers.
An update:

Bought an MXG Titanium pocket clip in blue finish for this knife.

It is obviously stronger but the finish has gotten smacked in just over a week.

The clip will probably hold out longer than factory, but will never be worth what they charge.
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Old 09-13-2019, 1:40 PM
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Oh snap! Congrats.
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I'm thinking of trying one of the Chavez or Blauvelt production knives farmed to Reate or We... like the Chavez Ultramar or Arcform Catalyst. Leaning towards the Arcform.
I was recently looking at the Arcform Catalyst as well. I really like the black titanium/brown micarta scale version. Great looking knife.

Another one that has piqued my interest as of late is the Anso Orso by Italian company Viper Knives. Nice lines, M390 steel, and carbon fiber handle scales that are said to actually have some texture to them for better grip instead of the usual smooth carbon fiber. Not absurdly priced either.



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I was recently looking at the Arcform Catalyst as well. I really like the black titanium/brown micarta scale version. Great looking knife.

Another one that has piqued my interest as of late is the Anso Orso by Italian company Viper Knives. Nice lines, M390 steel, and carbon fiber handle scales that are said to actually have some texture to them for better grip instead of the usual smooth carbon fiber. Not absurdly priced either.
Nice looking. Yeah I always thought Tuffknives had some awesome stuff, but $1300 is pretty rich. $265 is probably a steal. I like the brown/od micarta and the CF... tough choice. Copper looks cool too.
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Countycomm Boker Commander. seems good so far, $85


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While the 0095 is one of ZT lower end knives its still much higher quality than a Gerber or Cold Steel or etc.
I wouldn't say a 0095 is lower end. Still typically sold for over $200... now it is discontinued so it is selling for $180. Maybe a 0350 and 0566 are the lower end... models with speedsafe for sure IMHO.

Agreed, there's not a ZT that is on par with a Gerber or CS folder in general... CS makes some really nice fixed blades that I'd rather have over a ZT. I haven't had a Gerber in a looong time... AR3B... I had this one and it was ok.

https://www.gerbergear.com/Knives/Folding/AR-3.00_05848

Probably any Chinese $40 liner lock would be A LOT better these days... Civivi, Tuya, etc...

I can't think of any good ones from BIG 5... Benchmade REDs were good. Benchmade had a china made line for a while.

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We were in Boise this past Tuesday so I had to take a tour of CRK. Now I see why I miss owning one. At one time I had about 6. Sold them to finance some 1911ís. Canít buy a knife at the factory as they are all allocated to dealerships. Canít make up my mind which one I will order.



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We were in Boise this past Tuesday so I had to take a tour of CRK. Now I see why I miss owning one. At one time I had about 6. Sold them to finance some 1911ís. Canít buy a knife at the factory as they are all allocated to dealerships. Canít make up my mind which one I will order.


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I wouldn't say a 0095 is lower end. Still typically sold for over $200... now it is discontinued so it is selling for $180. Maybe a 0350 and 0566 are the lower end... models with speedsafe for sure IMHO.

Agreed, there's not a ZT that is on par with a Gerber or CS folder in general... CS makes some really nice fixed blades that I'd rather have over a ZT. I haven't had a Gerber in a looong time... AR3B... I had this one and it was ok.

https://www.gerbergear.com/Knives/Folding/AR-3.00_05848

Probably any Chinese $40 liner lock would be A LOT better these days... Civivi, Tuya, etc...

I can't think of any good ones from BIG 5... Benchmade REDs were good. Benchmade had a china made line for a while.
I got a 95BW for $109 so took the plunge.

The CS knives are sick.

I have a Code 4 Tanto that anyone could use daily, a Spartan for fishing and Kukri for camping.

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I got a 95BW for $109 so took the plunge.

The CS knives are sick.

I have a Code 4 Tanto that anyone could use daily, a Spartan for fishing and Kukri for camping.



Some of their knives are like $800.
I have the 3V Master Tanto. Also have a SRk and one of those drop forged hunters. I'm taking a Mora All Round 5.8" fishing. Usually a Spyderco Tenacious folder. Wow, tell me where to get a 0095 for $109
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Used on eBay. Came factory sharp in the box.
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Yeah deals come up. I got a 456BW from a pawn shop on Ebay... $140 including a $45 clip looked brand new till I started carrying it.
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Yeah deals come up. I got a 456BW from a pawn shop on Ebay... $140 including a $45 clip looked brand new till I started carrying it.
Iím really pissed that any titanium clip that costs $45 experiences wear loss on cheap anno within a week.

MXG is now blacklisted too.
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Yeah deals come up. I got a 456BW from a pawn shop on Ebay... $140 including a $45 clip looked brand new till I started carrying it.
Iím really pissed that any titanium clip that costs $45 experiences wear loss, due to cheap anodizing within a week.

MXG is now blacklisted too.
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Iím really pissed that any titanium clip that costs $45 experiences wear loss on cheap anno within a week.



MXG is now blacklisted too.


Have you tried a DIY Anno job on the clip. YouTube has videos on the subject. I did mine with several 9-volt batteries linked together. Came out pretty nice
on my Spyderco Co-pilot that I use as my money clip. It rides in my pocket and the Anno wears like iron.



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excitable boy, no pics of the show? I saw some pen dudes talking about that show.


Earlier in the thread I said I was tapping out for the year and technically I still am. Preordered this way earlier in the year. It's great, love it. The handle...it's perfect.

Carothers UF
Congrats on the Carothers. It looks like a very well built field knife!

No pics of the show, but here's what I actually brought home:



Lots of Ti! There's my Foster So Cal Anchovy frame lock production knife. While technically a production knife, the fit and finish is super high quality! Easily as good or better than ZT or several expensive others I can think of. It's really an amazing slicer! Below it is the Brian Fellhoelter super Ti flashlight that Brian was kind enough to gift me. Above the Anchovy is my new all Ti Knottingham Tactical US made clickie pen. Lee Nottingham is a friend of Fellhoelter's and makes amazing stuff. He designed the clickie mechanism in house. It is as smooth as can be. Everything is Ti but the spring and ink cartridge. TSA doesn't even give it a second glance

Speaking of pens, don't get me started. It's just a different facet of the slippery slope that is collecting knives. Here's our small collection of pens. To the right of my late Father's Mont Blank are my wife's pens. She's got a couple cool Fellhoelter Ti Bolts and a pink Benchmade not shown. She got the Celtic Knot Ti Bolt with the pink accents at the Gathering this year. The rest are mine. There's a couple Surefire pens, several Fellhoelter Ti Bolt variants, a small Hinderer Investigator pen and my new Nottingham. The Black Ti Bolts are DLC coated. It's a matched set including a roller ball and (rare) mechanical pencil. The one with the Celtic engraving is done in some unusual copper alloy. It's sickness, I swear:

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