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

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by NeverMore1701, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Saw you post that over on BF, I'd be on both of the new ones like stink on **** if they were G10 instead of aluminum, it's a cool pattern!
     


  2. larson1122

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    I'm actually really liking the aluminum so far. I sent an email to Kershaw last night asking if I could get a set of Blur standoffs for it, and had an email back this morning saying she'd get some in the mail for me right away. I'm thinkin' they'll finish this one off nicely.
     
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  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Here's the Hankins custom fighter I got a few days ago. It has a 4.75" long, 3/16" thick, titanium Robar NP3 coated 5160 high carbon steel with really cool almost woodgrain pattern carbon fiber scales, which are removable with chicago style hex screws. The blade is very aggressively hollow ground up to the tip, which is convexed, lending excellent cutting power and maintaining a very strong tip. It has large, but not rough jimping at the thumb and heal, and is overall a very sturdy yet quick knife. Came with a simple but secure leather pouch style sheath for under $200.

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  4. hoghunter82

    hoghunter82 FL Glocker #182

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    No pics yet, but I picked up four Randall Made Knives:
    #23 Gamemaster. Stainless, Nickel Silver Hilt, Maroon Micarta
    #21 Little Game. Carbon, Dark Stag
    #15 Airman. Stainless, Nickel Silver Double Hilt, Green Micarta finger grooves
    Randall Made Tailor's Knife

    I am a huge fan of Randall Made Knives. As far as what's on the list? I think I'm good for the time being!



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  5. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    You need to make you some decent kydex for that thing.
     
  6. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    It's next, for sure.
     
  7. sharkbait22

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    New BM for work carry. (Firefighter) First shift carrying it and so far I love it! Waiting on a all black delica. Should be here Tuesday.
     
  8. nosuchagency

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    nice triage. :thumbsup:

    the new auto version look's pretty b.a. too.
     
  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Ooo shiny :thumbsup:

    Still no Busse on the horizon for me. Some day.
     
  10. RetailNinja

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    The TGLB and AMS on their site are pretty good buys right now!!
     
  11. Mntneer357

    Mntneer357 Armed&Hammered

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    So, if someone was between an Emerson and a Zero Tolerance, what would you recommend and why?

    I know both are outstanding knives but, at least in this thread, I'm seeing a LOT more ZT and hearing lots of positive experiences.

    So, prices being roughly equal, Emerson or ZT?

    Thanks in advance!
    Mntneer357
     
  12. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Emerson.

    Small batches tend to yield better quality control.

    Not as clunky and heavy as most ZT's I've owned.

    Easily re-sellable on the secondary market. Almost a cult like following.

    The company most attributed to the "tactical" knife market.

    Ernie is a member here :supergrin:

    What really matters is what you intend to use the knife for and then pick one that closely matches your needs and not really worry about the name if quality and materials are similar.
     
  13. wwcadre

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    I just picked up a benchmade infidel two days ago. I am very impressed with it.
     
  14. Travclem

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    I agree, most ZTs are way too clunky. I like Emerson's no nonsense style, i just wish he'd step up the steel game. I've heard his reasoning for using only 154cm which is fine, but he could offer other steels as well IMO.
     
  15. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Emersons do absolutely nothing for me, and I like ZTs, so....
     
  16. bmoore

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    So far I have purchased

    Spyderco Tenacious (awesome EDC)
    Spyderco Resilience (thing is a monster)
    Spyderco Endura
    Byrd G10 Cara Cara 2 (super nice)
    Byrd Meadowlark 2 FRN (should have got the G10)
    Kershaw Scallion (in my EDC pack)
     
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  17. Officer's Match

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    Have/owned both. Emerson. Love the feel and function. Not knocking ZT, but for me EKI.