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Old 06-18-2019, 1:36 PM
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For the price they are pricey. The definite sweet spot are the ZT branded hinderer designs. I have a 0562ti that I enjoy flipping. Have a xm 18 3.0 and 3.5. Definitely like the 3.0 over the 3.5 due to size. But sadly if I am carrying a knife for edc I take my Bugout. So the other knives are just sitting here. I have definitely been contemplating offloading some of them to free up cash
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Old 06-23-2019, 5:06 PM
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Picked up a ZT0562cf yesterday.

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Old 06-24-2019, 11:17 AM
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Just bought this Kershaw Field Folder (1050) off of eBay.

It has been on my "buy list" for a long time and this knife/sheath combo is the best I've seen in all that time that I could buy for a price I was willing to pay.

Only a few other knives still remaining on my "buy list" now. A plain edged Spyderco Renegade, ZT0200ST and a Hom Basilisk.

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I have that entire series! Bought them new almost 40 years ago. Micarta handles held up well...
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Old 06-25-2019, 7:04 PM
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I have that entire series! Bought them new almost 40 years ago. Micarta handles held up well...
I'm lov'in the 1050. It's a very well built and hefty camp knife. As they say, "they don't make 'em like they use too." Very happy w/the purchase.

Have my eye on a 1993-2 now, which is a smaller EDC type folder that has micarta handles and brass liners/rivets and comes w/a compact leather sheath. Another very attractive "vintage" Kershaw knife IMO.

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Old 06-25-2019, 9:11 PM
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CRKT 'Obake'. Check out the little skull on the lanyard. Can attach it to holsters, etc . . .

A little touch up with my Lansky sharpener and it shaves.
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:15 AM
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I have a ZT0095BW inbound ����*♂️
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:05 PM
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CRKT 'Obake'. Check out the little skull on the lanyard. Can attach it to holsters, etc . . .
Yes, a nice little knife. Cheap too! Picked up a pair in a multi-knife deal. Can easily carry them concealed IWB by attaching the lanyard to your belt.

Have carried them both just to try them out. Easily concealed (hardly notice them there) and very quickly deployed. An interesting alternative to carrying a folder for SD for double hand, single hand and/or weak hand use.
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Old 06-29-2019, 8:01 PM
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Did a little buying/trading this week.

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Old 07-04-2019, 3:46 PM
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This Crawford Kasper might've just ruined all other knives for me!





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This Crawford Kasper might've just ruined all other knives for me!





I have often looked at those and spoken to Pat Crawford and he seems like a nice guy, but I've never brought one home.

Congrats!
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Old 07-04-2019, 9:26 PM
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I have often looked at those and spoken to Pat Crawford and he seems like a nice guy, but I've never brought one home.



Congrats!

Thanks. I grabbed it secondhand. I like the design and itís executed really well. Becoming a sucker for DLC finishes too.

When I was a teen my MIL bought me a Benchmade Leopard Cub, designed by Crawford and I was hooked. So Iíve always had an affinity for his stuff but I typically stay out of this price range with folders.

I also have his survival staff contraption, which has always been fun to mess around with.
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Old 07-06-2019, 9:36 PM
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In my 40s and finally bought my first Benchmade new. No joke... 417 Fact in satin finish. So slim and trim, it disappears in the pocket.

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Recently got some bugouts. I think i went a little overboard.
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Old 07-07-2019, 4:45 PM
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Geezus.. Nice collection!
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Fifth generation knife maker Manu Laplace at 1515, Thiers, France. I bought this at the Beretta Gallery in Paris last week, from 1515's "Africa" collection: 19C27 Sandvik stainless with "PVD" ceramic applique, Buffalo horn, Reindeer stag, 3.25" blade/8" overall, the two-piece "Wild Life" spacer is engraved outside and in and also bears the maker's signature "Manu" on the butt spacer section inside.








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Old 07-09-2019, 9:03 AM
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Bought an expensive little amazon box opener pictured next to my mini Benchmade



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Old 07-11-2019, 9:13 PM
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Fifth generation knife maker Manu Laplace at 1515, Thiers, France. I bought this at the Beretta Gallery in Paris last week, from 1515's "Africa" collection: 19C27 Sandvik stainless with "PVD" ceramic applique, Buffalo horn, Reindeer stag, 3.25" blade/8" overall, the two-piece "Wild Life" spacer is engraved outside and in and also bears the maker's signature "Manu" on the butt spacer section inside.



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That is gorgeous!
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Old 07-12-2019, 9:26 AM
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I made the scabbard and the handle, but I bought the blade, does that count?



Used the case head from a 300 WM as a washer over which I peened the tang.

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Nice stuff all!

Shout out to Buck Knives! The clips on our 345 Vantage are prone to coming loose. My daughters clip screw popped out and was lost. Contacted Buck, they turned around replacement parts in less than a week and included a tool. Love that old school American service.



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That is gorgeous!
Thanks, it’s a looker and well made. They had 4 to choose from, the one I bought was the only one with the PVD ceramic coating on the blade which really set it apart even from the Damascus blades, it was also the only stag one so that made it easy to choose for me.


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SpyderCo Civilian. It's big and scary!
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Fifth generation knife maker Manu Laplace at 1515, Thiers, France. I bought this at the Beretta Gallery in Paris last week, from 1515's "Africa" collection: 19C27 Sandvik stainless with "PVD" ceramic applique, Buffalo horn, Reindeer stag, 3.25" blade/8" overall, the two-piece "Wild Life" spacer is engraved outside and in and also bears the maker's signature "Manu" on the butt spacer section inside.








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Gorgeous. That back spacer is 🔥!!!
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Nice stuff all!

Shout out to Buck Knives! The clips on our 345 Vantage are prone to coming loose. My daughters clip screw popped out and was lost. Contacted Buck, they turned around replacement parts in less than a week and included a tool. Love that old school American service.



I love Buck Knives and I love my Vantage! And I actually had to skin a buck with this thing about 4 years ago after forgetting my primary skinning knife!



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Found another HIRO BE-9 lockback for sale BNIB shipped from Japan... not sure if it is from manufacturer of not, but though these were long gone.

Gorgeous wood just like my other one and same exact fit and finish which is very good... would prefer stiffer back spring but they are lock backs and have zero blade play so I love them.

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