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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. birddog1

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    Benchmade Mini-Griptilian, drop point with thumb stud
    Benchmade Mini-Griptilian, modified sheepsfoot with thumb hole
    CRKT Thunderbolt 2

    I love the axis lock on the BM's
     
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  2. xMyazXtr3me

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    Blackhawk Tatang. It was actually used in Call of Duty MW2. Sweet lookin knife.


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  3. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    My latest is the one on top. Hinderer 3" flipper in spanto grind.

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  4. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I just got the ship notice for this one.

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  5. Lone_Wolfe

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    Nice! Don't see too many straight razors anymore.
     
  6. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Eventually I will talk myself into this one.

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  7. Sharkey

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    I just handled and saw the new CRKT foresight yesterday and I gotta say, it was slick.
    The ball bearing system really opens the blade pretty quick with the flipper. Haven't bought a CRKT in awhile but I am a Onion fan so this will probably be my next one.

    The Kershaw Cryo II with the bigger blade will be purchased as well when it is released next month.
     
  8. Lone_Wolfe

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    Nice! How much is it?
     
  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    That one runs about £248.
     
  10. Finally had to try the PM2.

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  11. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Nice! I have CTS 20CP as well (I think that's what I see anywayz). It takes and keeps an edge for a good while.

    I've been carrying the CTS XHP lately.

    Great EDC knifes.
     
  12. Lone_Wolfe

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    Not cheap, (said the lady who carries Hinderers)but you get what you pay for with knives.
     
  13. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    LOL right?
     
  14. Lone_Wolfe

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    :supergrin:
     
  15. RetailNinja

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    Speaking of cheap, I bought a Kershaw Leek framelock blem. I love this little thing! So much so that I might get the S30V G10 version for a little more traction. I also bought two pink Leeks, a ZT 0350TS and 0700, but those were all wedding presents.
     
  16. Lone_Wolfe

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    Cool wedding presents!
     
  17. RetailNinja

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    I've found my friends much prefer getting guns and knives to new blenders or bedsheet sets.
     
  18. Hamrhed

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    Just picked up a Cold Steel Rajah II... pocket Kukri! Its amazing what this beast looks like in your pocket as opposed to the unleashed version :D
     
  19. bdcochran

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    I have two grown sons of the girlfriend.

    They know nothing about knives.

    This is what I do.

    First, I bought used leatherman tools, cleaned them up and gave them as gifts last year.

    Second, I went to Big 5 and purchased inexpensive, but quality folders by ka bar, a couple of different models. Ka bar does farm out some knives to Taiwan. These were established designs, not cataloged, made in Red China for Big 5. I tested each one, lubed and sharpened on my Spyderco system. Got out new, inexpensive leather sheaths. They go as gifts.

    The goals are quite simple: 1. have inexpensive quality knives available if shtf and I am around one of the kid's cars or home; 2. give a tool that is used even if the kids never take a class in knife fighting. One son keeps a leatherman on his desk and asserts that he uses it nearly every day.

    I learned my lesson about giving expensive knives. My dad was at Pearl Harbor. I gave him a commemorative ka bar to honor him - and he had no use for it.

    I have also purchased some Mora knives which are fixed blade. I have sharpened them as well, although Mora does a very adequate job. At $15 a piece and 1/4 hour of inspection and sharpening, you have a very decent knife.

    The girlfriend gets more expensive leathermen. She even received a pink mini Griptillian from Benchmade. After seeing a leatherman in action in house repairs, she has become comfortable in using one.

    I can't think of too many people who couldn't use a leatherman or a decent pocket knife to keep in the car. This would include a nephew (I am sure that my brother never ever bought his a knife or a firearm as a gift).

    So, when you construct your list of what to buy, don't forget the happy child or grandchild who will always remember that you gave him/her the first knife or leatherman.:wavey:
     
  20. bdcochran

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    received two Mora 840s. Under $28 total, delivered. I will rework them on my Spyderco sharpener. Although I prefer the Mora Robust, this knife received more first place choices in a poll about Mora knives on some site so I just had to see them.

    Ok. Here goes. Mora still makes wood scale knives at 3x the price and higher. I do not know the material used in the handle/scales and sheath. It is like the material used in the Glock knife sheaths.

    My 76 year old mentor and I recently purchased Model 81 Glocks. He spent a full day modifying his Glock and the locals raved about it. I merely sharpened mine to my satisfaction. Most people wouldn't be walking around the woods with a Glock strapped on them before shtf. Conversely, if available, most people would be taking the woodland stroll with a knife like the Mora.

    Well the Mora 840 fills a non Rambo/Grizzly Adams/Chuck Norris niche in an outdoor knife. It is light weight, sharp right from the factory, has a secure sheath, will do the meals, clean fish, dress a deer, cut rope, sharpen sticks. If you want to do the old thing of jumping a deer with a knife, use a Glock, Ka-bar or Ontario fixed blade.

    Remember the adage that if something is too heavy, you are not likely to carry it or have it with you when shtf.