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Knives of 2012 - What have you bought, and what's on the list?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by NeverMore1701, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Well, what knives have you purchased this year, and which ones are on your "to buy" list this year?


    I've managed to acquire most of the ones on my list, waiting to see if I can luck into an 0777 when they release this month. We'll see where my whims take me :supergrin:

    Updated list:

    Benchmade 810 Contego (grey, plain edged blade)
    CRKT SPEW (stupid damn name...)
    Kershaw Leek (frankenLeek, composite blade, red smoked handle)
    Benchmade 940 Osborne (satin, plain edged blade)
    Liontribe BullGod XT
    Benchmade 176 SOCP (modified into neck knife)
    ZT 0651 (with Rival camo scale)
    Benchmade 610 Rukus
    Kershaw Leek (black blade, tan handle)
    Benchmade 12800 NRA edition Gaucho
    Kershaw Blur (blem, frankenBlur,tigerstriped blade, OD green handle)
    Zero Tolerance 0350 (stonewashed blade, black G10 handle)
    Kershaw Blur (CPM-154 blade, carbon fiber handle inserts)
    Kershaw Blur (blem, frankenBlur, tigerstriped blade, desert sand handle)
    Kershaw Blur (blem, frankenBlur, tigerstriped blade, desert sand handle)
    Kershaw Leek (blem, composite blade, stainless framelock)
    Kershaw Leek (blem, S30V blade, G10 handle)
    Kershaw Leek (frankenLeek, reverse tanto blade, blue smoked handle)
    Zero Tolerance 0400
    Boker Burnley Kwaiken
    Bradshaw "Altoids tin" knife
    ESEE Junglas
    Zero Tolerance 0200 (blem)
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  2. grahamw

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    Cold Steel Master Hunter
    Rat-5
    Buck Vantage Select Large
    Mora Companion
    K-Bar Last Ditch

    Wish List : Spyderco Paramilitary 2
     


  3. agent clark

    agent clark

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    Patiently waiting for some of the new Spydercos to come out, or get off of backorder. The only ones I've actually acquired this year are the Mules that they released, I have 1 or 2 of each type so far.
     
  4. Roundabout136

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    ESEE 4 - Got it as a backpacking knife. Amazing knife, great company, great product.

    I can't remember when I got my paramilitary 2, It might have been late last year. Regardless, best folding knife I've ever had.

    Want: Black FFG Spyderco Delica.
     
  5. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    I've been on a Traditional knife kick lately. These are my latest, just got them yesterday. Made for Schrade by GEC.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    Just added a Case large stockman and a Case trapper

    Another case knife or a benchmade may be in my near future.
     
  7. sr556m9

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    Recently my GF gave me a SOG Trident for my birthday, I bought a SOG Mini Vulcan and also a SOG Ops fixed blade. What can I say, I absolutely love SOG knives!

    Next on my list is either a Seal Team Elite or Force. Trying to decide which one to get...
     
  8. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Both, obviously :supergrin:
     
  9. jamesbern

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    Picked up a Hogue Elishewitz EX01 3.5" folder, Ka-bar TDI, and a EDC pocket knife from a custom knife maker, and a nice katana (fine, it's bigger than a "knife", but still awesome!)
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  10. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I've bought a BHK Bushcrafter, the Orange Spyderco Paramilitary 2 and the Benchmade 176. I only regret the BM. It just doesn't fit in the hand worth a damn.

    I would like to find a nice thin dagger for my boot and I'm open to suggestions.
     
  11. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Have you considered reprofiling the handle any? Something like knocking off the majority of the protrusions and wrapping it in hollowed paracord, then epoxying it? It looks like a great blade with a marginal handle.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  12. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    It's the ring. Wrapping the handle is a good idea and I'll give it a shot.

    When the index finger is in the ring the knife can no longer be held at a 90 degree angle, its more like 55-60. This makes the standard dagger attack arced as opposed to a direct point to target stab. It's only attack angle that works well is attacking opponents behind you. It's unnatural otherwise for even the most common attacks with daggers because you cannot direct the point to the target without arcing.

    Maybe it's just me.
     
  13. HPFlashman

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    Nothing so far this year.

    Actually wondering about thinning the herd a bit, to finance a commision on a dirk I have an idea about. :)
     
  14. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Decided on a maker? What do you have in mind?
     
  15. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Yeah, the ring is kinda goofy.... I haven't seen one in person, but is the handle long enough to take off the ring completely, or would that make it too short?
     
  16. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I recently picked up an "HK" knife (made by Benchmade). It's a nice assist knife, without a lock like on the SOG assists.
     
  17. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Too short, too thin, BM fail. IDK, I'm about to put it up on BF and see if I can trade it or break even. It's a stabber only I can't even chalk it up to cool letter opener. Live and learn.
     
  18. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  19. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    $60 and it's yours.
     
  20. HPFlashman

    HPFlashman

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    Probably an English maker called Guycep. I have a couple of his knives and is quite happy with them.

    I`m thinking somewhat along the lines of this one: http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?110383
    But with a non embellished fishtail handle, possibly with a baldric sheath. I do like simple, clean lines. :)