Knives of 2013 - What have you bought, and what's on the list?

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  1. NeverMore1701

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    This year, same as last, I'm really looking forward to the Zero Tolerance 0777, though who knows if I'll actually get my hands on one. Also will be on the lookout for the ZT 0560 CBCF and a few past special edition/limited run Benchmades and Kershaws. Will also be ordering the ZT 0566, 0770, and 0801 when they're released.

    I also have plans to get a few more of my current knives customized, namely my ZT 0200, 0400, and Boker Burnely Kwaiken.

    New this year:

    Kershaw Tyrade, D2/154CM composite blade and bronze titanium framelock

    Kershaw Centofante

    Spyderco Southard *lost*

    Kershaw frankenBlur, S30V blade with silver twill handle insert

    Kershaw Damascus Leek *sold*

    ESEE 5 *sold*

    Hinderer XM-18, 3.5" spanto w/flipper, blue/black scale, crusader clip, bronze titanium standoffs, and 9mm LBS

    Chris Reeve Small micarta Insingo

    Customized ZT 0400

    Customized ZT 0200

    Custom Phil Tham wharncliffe AEB-L flipper w/green maple burl and titanium framelock

    Kershaw frankenBlur, stonewashed CPM-154 blade with green/CF handle

    ZT 0777

    Kershaw damascus Skyline *sold*

    Kershaw damascus Chive *sold*

    Kershaw damascus Scallion *sold*

    Kershaw damascus Shallot *sold*

    Kershaw Blur, ZDP-189

    Kershaw frankenLeek, damascus blade and mother of pearl/abalone, stainless framelock

    Busse Sus Scrofa, satin INFI and orange/black G10

    Hankins Slim Chance custom fighter, NP3 coated 5160 and carbon fiber

    ZT 0560CBCF

    Swamp Rat Ratmandu CG, sage coated SR101 and tan canvas micarta

    Kershaw tanto Groove, 13C27 blade, steel framelock with black G10 panels

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  2. Ever since I got more into handguns last year, my knife-buying has pretty much stopped.

    I used to drop $3-400 on a new Busse every few months - now I would totally rather drop that on a gun.

    With that said, I have been rotating my 3 Spyderco Delicas for the past 4 years - I think I am going to make the switch to the Endura...

    So, an Endura or three are in my immediate future.

  3. NeverMore1701

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    See, I'm the opposite. After buying a few pistols and building another AR last year, I'm sick of buying them, and switched back to knives. Good timing, too, what with all the current craziness!
  4. It is a great time to get back into knives...

    Unless they ban those too :supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:

  5. NeverMore1701

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    If they want to come search a 7200 acre ranch in the middle of butt**** nowhere, they're welcome to try :supergrin:
  6. eaglefrq

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    I'm going to order a ZT0303 tomorrow or the next day. Where did you get ZT knives.
    #6 eaglefrq, Jan 1, 2013
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  7. NeverMore1701

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    I compare at,,, and
  8. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

    I picked up two Benchmade 3300BLK Infidels on Sat. Technically it was 2012, but I have been searching for a pair of them for a few years!!!
  9. Utility blades for me.

    Buck/TOPS CSAR-T Responder
    Estwing Riggers' Hatchet
    CRKT Zilla Tool (to replace the one I lost)
    Condor Bush Cutlass (ok, this one is just for funsies)
  10. Double Tap.
    #10 Unistat, Jan 1, 2013
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  11. My Spyderco Southard just shipped and I'm waiting for the nutnfancy Lionspy to ship. I'd like to get my hands on a ZT 0550 with the black blade, as well as a 0551.

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  12. eaglefrq

    eaglefrq NRA Member

    Have you ever heard of I found them, and their prices are great. I haven't ordered yet, hopefully later today I will be able to.
  13. NeverMore1701

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    No I haven't heard of them.

    Actually, I get most of my knives new or like new off the exchange on Bladeforums, usually at a pretty steep discount.
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  15. NeverMore1701

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    Got a new one and one back from being customized today. The new one is a ZT 0700, and the other is a Benchmade 12800 Gaucho with a custom carbon fiber handle. Love it!



    Benchmade before:


    And after:

  16. Started with an ESEE Candiru with a Dark Star Gear sheath. Just found my holy grail set after 3 plus years of searching. A new set of Kelly McCann designed Blackhawk Crucibles ( fixed, folder and trainer). Have been carrying the more beat up folder in the pic for 4 years or so.



  17. I know it's nothing special but as a broke college kid I bought a Spyderco Manix 2 g10. And a CRKT Fire Spark. I know it's nothing like a ZT but I enjoy them and work at a carpet store so my blades are used multiple times a day.

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  18. NeverMore1701

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    My Centofante and Tyrade came in today, two pretty cool discontinued Kershaws. Shown with a ZT 301 for scale:

  19. NeverMore1701

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    Spyderco Southard, S30V/silver twill frankenBlur, and damascus Leek:

  20. NeverMore1701

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    Sent off both the ZT 0200 and 0400 today, can't wait to see what they look like when they're done!

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