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Old 07-13-2012, 00:29   #421
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That bad?! Damn.
Probably my least favorite Benchmade ever. Between the uncomfortable handle and the ghey bone collector crap there was not much to like. The handle is also huge compared to the blade.
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Old 07-13-2012, 00:30   #422
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Probably my least favorite Benchmade ever.
Eeesh. Glad the logo kept me away!
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:31   #423
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Kershaw Model 1670 Spring assisted tanto point folder. Available from your local Wally Mart for around $60 or so. It sits in my back pocket every day, and on my nightstand with a flashlight at night.

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:42   #424
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The Okie Corral

Also, the higher end Minimalists are just awesome ....

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what is the idea behind the straight edge blades? What advantages? thank you!
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:20   #425
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Typically, a straight edge (or Wharncliffe) design is primarily for long, straight type cutting tasks. Think of planing wood, or beard shaving, that kind of thing... I mentioned carrying a tanto-style blade earlier for work, its handy for cutting straps and boxes, stripping wires, etc., along with being a good scraping tool.

That said, straight edged knives that have a pronounced taper like you saw in the pic you posted are better at straight penetration (read: stabbing), while being less than ideal for slashing-type maneuvers. It'll work, but not as well as a knife with a belly or rounded profile.

Short answer: it's just a trend in cutlery right now, and I'm liking it. It's also a preference by individuals, too.
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what is the idea behind the straight edge blades? What advantages? thank you!
For me, it's just visual appeal. I keep my knives sharp enough that blade shape doesn't overly effect cutting ability, but I just think they look cool.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:58   #427
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Only thing I don't like about it is the pocket clip. Way too big and ugly for such an elegant blade.
Elegant? Really? I'm not poking fun, I just always considered it esthetically 100% business, and not a single thing more...
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Old 07-13-2012, 14:22   #428
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Elegant? Really? I'm not poking fun, I just always considered it esthetically 100% business, and not a single thing more...
I think the Osbornes are pretty universally gorgeous, but there's no accounting for taste
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Old 07-13-2012, 15:49   #430
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I've got several knives but the ones that see the most pocket time are my Kershaw: Spec Bump, Groove, Titanium Junkyard Dog SG2, RAM; ZT: 0560; Spyderco: Manix, PPT, Endura.
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OH! Okay, I thought you were referring to my Emerson!

No, I agree with, I love the Osborne's... they have a joie de vivre in their styling, and are a joy to use. I have a Switchback that I'm especially fond of in addition to the one like yours.

Just the right size, too.
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Old 07-13-2012, 20:06   #433
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OH! Okay, I thought you were referring to my Emerson!

No, I agree with, I love the Osborne's... they have a joie de vivre in their styling, and are a joy to use. I have a Switchback that I'm especially fond of in addition to the one like yours.

Just the right size, too.
Ah, I can see how the wires got crossed there

I'm up to 3 Osborne designs and they're by far my favorites. The Contego with M4 blade is just fantastic.
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The Zero Tolerance ive had for afew years and cant seem to go back to my Emersons and other nicer knives. I just like the weight and size of this knife .
The Okie Corral

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Cold Steel Bird and Trout. hangs under my shirt out of the way till I need it and is lightweight. If I could neck carry a Swedish Mora, that would be the choice. It may be the sharpest knife I have ever held! Oh, and either is under $20!

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Probably my least favorite Benchmade ever. Between the uncomfortable handle and the ghey bone collector crap there was not much to like. The handle is also huge compared to the blade.
I'm confused...with that much dislike, how did you end up acquiring the knife in the first place? Do you normally just throw a hundred bucks at a knife and hope you like it later?
Was it gifted to you?

I'm just trying to understand...to each his/her own.
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I'm confused...with that much dislike, how did you end up acquiring the knife in the first place? Do you normally just throw a hundred bucks at a knife and hope you like it later?
Was it gifted to you?

I'm just trying to understand...to each his/her own.
Speaking for myself, yes, frequently. Sometimes they are great deals picked up on the secondary market and sometimes it's a knife that isn't stocked locally so it's purchased online. Sometimes it is an impulse buy on a brand new piece that isn't as wonderful as I thought it would.

In the grand scheme of things $100 on a knife is trivial. I'm a user and collector.
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I've been tempted, but can't get past the skull logo.

Stupid, I know.
I've got the mini in D2/Walnut that I'm looking to offload if you decide you wanna give it a try.
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I'm confused...with that much dislike, how did you end up acquiring the knife in the first place? Do you normally just throw a hundred bucks at a knife and hope you like it later?
Was it gifted to you?

I'm just trying to understand...to each his/her own.
I don't know about him, but I've bought several Benchmades online without ever seeing one in person. There are two stores in town that carry them, and only a half dozen or so each. So there's a good chance if I want anything besides a Griptilian variant I'll have to roll the dice. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't.
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