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You didn't get banned from Snipershide? My bad. Guess you just got tired of them calling you on your nonsense, and poking holes in your 'backstory'.

But you're ok with the kook part, right?

I left Sniperhide as I said and they did not poke any holes there were a lot of jerks and they don't have to believe anything I have to say; its their right. I will tell you the same I told them access my records all they want but get all of them all the way back and then they could kiss my six. I asked management there repeatedly to DELEAT my account and then stopped going to the site; what happened after that I could not care less. You said Forums Bicky in your first post which is plural. Are you a liar Bicky where are all the others you said I was banned from? Put up Bicky or show just who you are! I have all my military records what exactly are you? You know the old saying Put up or …..

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You didn't get banned from Snipershide? My bad. Guess you just got tired of them calling you on your nonsense, and poking holes in your 'backstory'.
Geesh there's a lot. I have weekend reading.

What color is the boathouse at Hereford??
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Geesh there's a lot. I have weekend reading.

What color is the boathouse at Hereford??
Would you care to speak clearly?
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I'm reading this insane thread:

https://forum.snipershide.com/thread...sucks.6888759/

I said, "What color is that boathouse?!!!!" From RONIN. Great flick.


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I'm reading this insane thread:

https://forum.snipershide.com/thread...sucks.6888759/

I said, "What color is that boathouse?!!!!" From RONIN. Great flick.


My degree is in Psychology and specifically in abnormal psychology, so what is your purpose of posting from another forum? I was attacked because I dared to use the term Vietnam Era vet because I served from 1971 to 1973 as an officer in the US Army. I always point out I was never in Vietnam as that honor belongs only to those that served in country. So crufflers what is you honest agenda here? Be a man and state it openly and honestly if you dare! Perhaps you should unzip your pants so you can get a better perspective!

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Oh boy, looks like someone’s panties are WAY bunched up!!

I wonder how this will all turn out????
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Oh boy, looks like someone’s panties are WAY bunched up!!

I wonder how this will all turn out????

I would much rather talk knives and knife fighting but it seems there all always a-holes that want to attack you, insult you because they have such tiny insignificant lives they don't have anything constructive to say so that is their passion in life. Sarcasm, innuendo, back stabbing are their tools of trade because they can't hold a decent strait forward honest conversation.

Your damn right Kestryll, some Jar Head jumps me saying I have no right saying I am a Vietnam Era Veteran when I served in the Army from 1971-1973 and 1972-1973 was on Okinawa. I helped establish the first Drug Suppression Unit on Okinawa. Yes, it was not all glamorous when my platoon had to provide security for the "piss test" guys that went out to units but we also busted drug dealers and suppliers. They sometimes shot at us and we sent them to Fort Leavenworth. The worst of the worst if they were operating off post we let the Japanese Law Enforcement have as it meant an automatic life sentence. Vietnam Vets have all the glory coming to them for what they went through in Vietnam. But for one to attack me for my service crosses the line for me. Vietnam Era Vets are military personnel who served during that period are said to have been on active duty during the Vietnam Era no matter where they may have been stationed around the world. https://www.definitions.net/definition/Vietnam%20Era I don't care what some senile half crazy Vietnam vet rants about! If it applies that goes for you to crufflers! None of you know nothing about me, my training, or what I have been through so if you don't like me go sit on a live land mine. I don't know where the moderating is around here, AWOL it seems.

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Your damn right, some Jar Head jumps me saying I have no right saying I am a Vietnam Era Veteran when I served in the Army from 1971-1973 and 1972-1973 was on Okinawa. Vietnam Vets have all the glory coming to them for what they went through in Vietnam. But for one to attack me for my service crosses the line for me. Vietnam Era Vets are military personnel who served during that period are said to have been on active duty during the Vietnam Era no matter where they may have been stationed around the world. https://www.definitions.net/definition/Vietnam%20Era I don't care what some senile half crazy Vietnam vet rants about! That goes for you to crufflers! None of you know nothing about me, my training, or what I have been through so if you do like me go sit on a live land mine. I have tried being civil with you and it has not worked so well so if you want a piece of me just let me know since the moderators don't seem to be moderating. I'm Always up for a duel!
Oh Lord, a duel? LOL! Tell me, have you ever actually struck another human being with a sword?

Iím not a Mod, Iím the owner of the site and frankly I donít give a damn about your ego, how offended you are or how tight your knickers are twisted around your nuts.

We have rules here, many of which revolve around NOT engaging in insults, name calling, snide personal remark and generally acting like a petulant jerk.

And you are breaking those rules far too frequently.

So letís spare ourselves the juvenile posturing and cut to the chase.
Knock the crap off or get banned, is that clear?
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Oh Lord, a duel? LOL! Tell me, have you ever actually struck another human being with a sword?

I’m not a Mod, I’m the owner of the site and frankly I don’t give a damn about your ego, how offended you are or how tight your knickers are twisted around your nuts.

We have rules here, many of which revolve around NOT engaging in insults, name calling, snide personal remark and generally acting like a petulant jerk.

And you are breaking those rules far too frequently.

So let’s spare ourselves the juvenile posturing and cut to the chase.
Knock the crap off or get banned, is that clear?

No, I almost broke one guys back but the paralysis was only temporary and several friends stopped me from beating a guy to death once back in my wayward youth if that counts.

That is fine by me I will gladly abide by those rules! I will be sending you notices when others do not follow them like crufflers and Bicky above.

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No, I almost broke one guys back but the paralysis was only temporary and several friends stopped me from beating a guy to death once back in my wayward youth if that counts.

That is fine by me I will gladly abide by those rules! I will be sending you notices when others do not follow them like crufflers above.
Oh boy, we got a tough guy here. Whatever, no one is impressed.

Understand one thing, cruffler pointing out your history is not Ďharassmentí itís simply posting your history so save the snowflake reports but if thereís a real violation of the rules by all means report it.
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Oh boy, we got a tough guy here. Whatever, no one is impressed.

Understand one thing, cruffler pointing out your history is not ‘harassment’ it’s simply posting your history so save the snowflake reports but if there’s a real violation of the rules by all means report it.

And I ask no one to be impressed. You asked if I had ever hit anyone with a sword. I answered no only with my hands and the results during my wayward youth. I think I will save you the trouble and just leave. It will be no great loss to either parties involved. Oh, please stop sending emails to my computer. Thanks.

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Running out of cheap knives to buy and am just now revisting Spydercos.

Already had 2 vintage clipit Enduras (combo and fully serrated) and a claw serrated Merlin. Bought a cheap Cara Cara 2 plain blade to match the Enduras and a Resilience (because I like BIG knives)

Bought a new Manix2 XL (no box) at the gun show in Vallejo this past weekend for $120; just a little below the prevailing street price. Looked new but should have passed on it to buy one NIB for just a few more bucks instead. Impulse buy. Oh well . . .

Anyway, so now I'm ready to buy a Paramilitary 2 (which seems to be on everybody's list as the best EDC knife that you can own) and a Military (again just because I like BIG knives) as well as an Efficient (just in case I need something cheaper and smaller).

A ZT350 and ZT562 are also on my short list of $100+ knives to buy.

When I run out of current production knives to buy, I'll look for certain vintage (or recently discontinued) knives that interest me, like the Ken Onion Boa.

BTW, speaking to the original premise of this thread, Iegalities aside, I would NEVER carry any knife worth more than $30-40 or any other knife that I didn't want to lose regardless of value.

My current EDC knives are a Kershaw Shallot & Blur and a CRKT Shenanigan. All Ken Onion knives and all costing less than $40.

I wouldn't want to lose any of them but I've got 2nds of each and the Shallot and Blurs were cheap because they were marked XXXX "blems" (not that I could see any defects on the ones I got).
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CentofanteIII is a great one. Ulize is good.

I like the plain edge tanto Blur, like the BDZ1's, that's the Blur I kept. Got rid of the S30V Onion shaped one.

Rexford ZT's are great.
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CentofanteIII is a great one. Ulize is good.

I like the plain edge tanto Blur, like the BDZ1's, that's the Blur I kept. Got rid of the S30V Onion shaped one.

Rexford ZT's are great.
More good info.

The Cento Spyderco is a nicely designed general purpose knife which is frankly a bit boring to me.

On the other hand, the Ulize is VERY appealing to me because of its 4+ inch blade and LEO focus but it's one of those discontinued knives that is in the $300 asking price range that I'm as yet unwilling (if not unable) to pay because I have a hard time justifying paying for a knife what will buy me a gun. Not sure I'll ever get past this psychological price barrier.

I like my cheap version of the Blur in standard Onion recurve form.

My favorite tantos so far are the big CRKT M16-14Z w/a combo blade and an equally large but incredibly cheap (in price - only $10) but solid (in build) Mtech knockoff of the Kershaw 1302 Lifter w/a 3.5" plain tanto blade.

Have seen but am not yet a fan of Rexford designed knives. May actually own one already but can recall which one that is if I do.

My current focus is on knives designed by Onion, Hinderer, RJ Martin and Les George but I'm sure other designers including Rexford will come to my attention after my interest in these designers has played out.
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More good info.

The Cento Spyderco is a nicely designed general purpose knife which is frankly a bit boring to me.

On the other hand, the Ulize is VERY appealing to me because of its 4+ inch blade and LEO focus but it's one of those discontinued knives that is in the $300 asking price range that I'm as yet unwilling (if not unable) to pay because I have a hard time justifying paying for a knife what will buy me a gun. Not sure I'll ever get past this psychological price barrier.
Have seen but am not yet a fan of Rexford designed knives. May actually own one already but can recall which one that is if I do.

My current focus is on knives designed by Onion, Hinderer, RJ Martin and Les George but I'm sure other designers including Rexford will come to my attention after my interest in these designers has played out.
The Ulize was always a $100-$120 knife... dunno what Ebay says if it is discontinued. It is one recurve that I like.

The CentofanteIII is easy to use one handed and a lockback - way cool. Plus actually slices as well as anything - nice thin hollow ground blade. Manages to feel tough enough and super light. One of the Spydercos that doesn't look like a bird skull.

For inexpensive Kershaw the RJ I and II are really nice... fast, G10 on both sides. Frame locks are not as confidence inspiring... Rexford would be an exception with beefed up frames that seem immune to the issues you can have with some frame locks gripping the detent into the handle. 0801, 0808, 0804... yeah George is great, the 0909 is usually the one I carry - another one that's not a framelock. Whatever fits your hand... if it is feels awkward or slippery I eventually don't carry it.
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The Ulize was always a $100-$120 knife... dunno what Ebay says if it is discontinued. It is one recurve that I like.

The CentofanteIII is easy to use one handed and a lockback - way cool. Plus actually slices as well as anything - nice thin hollow ground blade. Manages to feel tough enough and super light. One of the Spydercos that doesn't look like a bird skull.

For inexpensive Kershaw the RJ I and II are really nice... fast, G10 on both sides. Frame locks are not as confidence inspiring... Rexford would be an exception with beefed up frames that seem immune to the issues you can have with some frame locks gripping the detent into the handle. 0801, 0808, 0804... yeah George is great, the 0909 is usually the one I carry - another one that's not a framelock. Whatever fits your hand... if it is feels awkward or slippery I eventually don't carry it.
The only Ulize I could find were on eBay offered for $275 to $300+. Definitely discontinued and currently hard to find. "Out of stock" on all the retail sites I looked at.

The Cento looks like a fine knife but nothing unique enough to make it appealing to me.

Which Kershaw RJ Martins are you referring to -- the Volts?

As far as I know, there are only 6 currently in production:
Chill, Zing, Volt I & II, Scrambler and Tactical 3.0. There is actually a larger 3.5" version of the Tactical that was briefly sold by Walmart (it's #1986WM vs #1987 for the standard 3.125" version).

I've already purchased all of these, except the Volt I and the Tactical 1987 which I also plan to buy shortly.
I also found and bought a used 1986WM offered for sale on eBay along w/a Brawler. That should take care of all of the RJ Martin Kershaws.

There's at least 1 RJ ZT offered but I'm not sure I'm going to buy that one. Only looking at the Onion ZT0350 and the Hinderer ZT0562 right now. Easy to throw $ at the $30-40 knives but the higher $100-200 prices for ZTs will of course make me more selective.
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The Cento looks,like a fine knife but nothing unique enough to make it appealing to me.

Which Kershaw RJ Martins are you referring to -- the Volts?
Well IMHO, you have to use the CentoIII, open close it, cut with it, feel light weight, hahah. It is a great Spyderco. Great looking too.

RJI, RJII...



dunno if they are still available, I am not a Kershaw rep I had both, gave one away. It is one of my favorite cheap Kershaws... knives like the Thermite are pretty popular and I have had a few of those, but they are really sub par compared to knives like the RJ's that are in the same price range IMHO. But if you have a dozen dupes of any $20 knife there will be a lot of variance in fit and finish. Step up to a $40 Blur and that issue evaporates.
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I guess those RJ's were 2011 models. I have been collecting folding knives too long. Then again, the Blur is still chugging along. I think I will just dump all my folders and buy one more 0909, and keep a few traditionals... a single blade and something with a bottle opener.

Kershaw releases ten thousand new models every year. Some good ones get discontinued.
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Kershaw releases ten thousand new models every year. Some good ones get discontinued.
Seems like Kershaw (and other makers) discontinue brands more often than not, which I assume they do to keep selling more knives.

Very few brands last more than a few yrs, unlike the Buck 110 folder that I bought over 40 yrs ago and still have.

My current objective isn't to buy every folder on the shelf. Just those (whether a designer knife or not) that I like and that is unique to me in some way from the other knives that I've already purchased.

No dups except for the Shallot, Blur and Shenanigan (or any other knife) that I plan to use as an EDC, so that I'll always have one in reserve.

As soon as I finish buying up the current knives to establish my collection, I'll become much more selective about adding anymore regardless of price, cheap or expensive.
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Seems like Kershaw (and other makers) discontinue
Yeah for expensive knives that are great designs but poor sellers... getting discontinued means you can grab a $200 knife for $100 or similar. Spydercos go super low in price when they get discontinued.
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Yeah for expensive knives that are great designs but poor sellers... getting discontinued means you can grab a $200 knife for $100 or similar. Spydercos go super low in price when they get discontinued.
That hasn't been my impression, at least w/the discontinued knives that interest me. They just seem to get more expensive.

One Sypderco line that has caught my attention are the Emerson variations. The blade shapes suck and but the concept is intriguing to me and I'll probably buy one before they get discontinued and go up in price too.

I'm leaning towards the Karahawk (the last one pictured) which is a karambit variation which looks the best to me and also matches my old Merlin clipit in blade shape & size and is obviously much easier to deploy and use as a weapon.

For course, this knife costs twice as much as the 2 other larger knives (but a little less than the similar Emerson folding karambits) and even more in black, which of course I like the best. LOL!





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That hasn't been my impression, at least w/the discontinued knives that interest me. They just seem to get more expensive.

One Sypderco line that has caught my attention are the Emerson variations. The blade shapes suck and but the concept is intriguing to me and I'll probably buy one before they get discontinued and go up in price too.
Well if you only want to try wave opening, I'd recommend a Kershaw Emerson or Cold Steel with their feature. The Kershaws are usually smooth with a decent detent. The most fun blade I had like that was the XL Talwar.

Fun gimmick but I prefer something that doesn't hook onto my pockets. Some pockets work better than others. People who love it will tell you it is the fastest to deploy... I'd probably be more likely to use one if I always had another knife to cut boxes - lately I carry a slipjoint in the other pocket so it'd work right now. The only one I have now is a regular AUS8 Talwar.
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Well if you only want to try wave opening, I'd recommend a Kershaw Emerson or Cold Steel with their feature. The Kershaws are usually smooth with a decent detent. The most fun blade I had like that was the XL Talwar.
I've already got a Kershaw Emerson CQC-4KXL (3.9") and a Cold Steel Tri-lite (4"). The Spyderco Emerson Karahawk would just be another variation to add to my cselection of wave type knives w/in my larger collection.

The XL Talwar looks interesting but I already bought and returned a Cold Steel Voyager Vaquero w/a 5.5" blade because it was actually thought that it was TOO BIG. I like big knives but the Vacquero was insanely large and hardly practical to carry, let alone to use as an EDC. So, the Vacqero convinced me to limit my search to folders of around 4" or less. That's big enough for me.
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The XL Talwar looks interesting but I already bought an returned a Cold Steel Voyager Vaquero w/a 5.5" blade because it was actually thought that it was TOO BIG. I like big knives but the Vacquero was insanely large and hardly practical to carry, let alone to use as an EDC. So, the Vacqero convinced me to limit my search to folders of around 4" or less. That's big enough for me.
Yup, I sold mine. 3.5" blade folders are great. I have a 0452, I think it is 4.1" and it is verging on awkward for some boring tasks like cutting tape. Yeah it works, but the 0909 is better and even something like a cryo G10 or 0808 would work... the 0450 is the other extreme, not a great handle for XL hands, but great for shorts carry.
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The ZT 0909 is heavy though. Could use more titanium, but I don't notice at all really in jeans. Surprisingly close in weight to a fixed blade that can take down trees or pry anything, even slice.





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The ZT 0909 is heavy though. Could use more titanium, but I don't notice at all really in jeans. Surprisingly close in weight to a fixed blade that can take down trees or pry anything, even slice.
The common complaint about many ZT knives seems to be that they are too big and heavy to carry as EDCs. That's why they make/sell belt holsters to carry them. But, the weight/size is balanced against the praise for build and steel quality.

Don't ever plan to carry any ZT that I may buy. Just want to add some knives at the "next level" to the collection. Currently, I'm only interested in buying the ZT0350SW (Onion), ZT0562 (Hinderer) and the ZT0909 (George). Don't really like the looks of the RJ Martin ZT0609 but I do like the Sinkevich ZT0452CF. Would like to buy some ZTs from the last earlier generation but those are mostly going for $300+ now. So, probably not going to buy any of those, unless I can stumble on a bargain.

Anyway, looks like I'm just about tapped out buying cheaper knives in the $20-30 range. The collection is at about 60 knives now. Filled up 3 knife cases and just ordered another. Mostly knives priced at $40-240 in my "wish" lists now. So, my buying will be slowing down substantially as the knives become more expensive and my buying becomes more selective.
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The common complaint about many ZT knives seems to be that they are too big and heavy to carry as EDCs. That's why they make/sell belt holsters to carry them. But, the weight/size is balanced against the praise for build and steel quality.

Don't ever plan to carry any ZT that I may buy. Just want to add some knives at the "next level" to the collection. Currently, I'm only interested in buying the ZT0350SW (Onion), ZT0562 (Hinderer) and the ZT0909 (George). Don't really like the looks of the RJ Martin ZT0609 but I do like the Sinkevich ZT0452CF.
I never found any ZT's hard to carry - maybe a 0350 for the size or a 0560. Nothing any worse than a Spyderco Tenacious or similar. The 0452 is great to carry and it weighs less than 4.5 ounces with 4.1" blade because it is a CF slab on one side and a titanium slab on the other. The 0909 was significantly cheaper and steel/G10 linerlock... seems to work on that one though. The older beefy ZT designs like the 0560 are titanium and too... otherwise they would be boat anchors like some huge S&W knife. The 0350 is a smallish blade but it is so fat it can be hard to carry and get into the pocket, but it is pretty decent if you like those Onion recurves. That one seems like it has no tip, it is so Oniony. 0566 great to carry, 0808, 0801, 0450 great to carry, etc... they are the best at that IMHO - being carried
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I never found any ZT's hard to carry - maybe a 0350 for the size or a 0560. Nothing any worse than a Spyderco Tenacious or similar. The 0452 is great to carry and it weighs less than 4.5 ounces with 4.1" blade because it is a CF slab on one side and a titanium slab on the other. The 0909 was significantly cheaper and steel/G10 linerlock... seems to work on that one though. The older beefy ZT designs like the 0560 are titanium and too... otherwise they would be boat anchors like some huge S&W knife. The 0350 is a smallish blade but it is so fat it can be hard to carry and get into the pocket, but it is pretty decent if you like those Onion recurves. That one seems like it has no tip, it is so Oniony. 0566 great to carry, 0808, 0801, 0450 great to carry, etc... they are the best at that IMHO - being carried
Currently the only knives I am carrying are the Kershaw Shallot, Blur and Shenanigan.

The are all around 3.5" blades and are fairly light. The Shallot and Blur are flat and fit easily in my front right pocket. The Shallot has a thinner blade profile than the Blur and still fits/feels better to me after carrying the Blur for awhile. The Shenanigan has a blade about the size of the Blur but a much thicker grip which makes it less comfortable in the pocket; not a problem, just more noticeable. I like the Shenanigan blade because it is a combo and has a slight sharper tip than the Blur. I am rotating between them currently but my favorite is still the Shallot, which has been my EDC for about 10 years. Don't see that changing anytime soon despite all of the knives I've purchased (and tried out in my pocket) over the past couple of months.

The only reason I'd carry a larger knife is if I think I need it for defensive purposes. For that I'd probably move up in size and length and put one of my Carson's (M16-14Z/M21-04G), the Kershaw Emerson CQC-4KXL or the Cold Steel Ti-lite, which all have 4" blades, in my pocket. And I'd probably wear the KaBar Hell Fire on my belt and/or the CRKT Sting on my left ankle. Not to mention the Glock G17 plus 2 extra mags in my shoulder rig and my G26 on my right ankle.

Locked and loaded. Ready for a street war. LOL!!!
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