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MadMike32
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Feb 22, 2018
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Any Benchmade with an AXIS lock, CRKT Fulcrum, any Jacob's Ladder knife (Fred Perrin Tri-Folder), but the king of fidgety knives is always gonna be the balisong.
Feb 22, 2018
Jamiesss
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Feb 26, 2018
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Can't top a good old Benchmade balisong
Feb 26, 2018
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Slanted_Jack
Can we talk about knives?
I went through all the products available in EDC right now. ~65% of the category of EDC is knives or knife related products. What's worse is that most of the other categories only have one or two products each. I like knives as much as the next guy so I would be thrilled to have them in their own category. However they seems to be overshadowing the other products. [image]
Feb 21, 2020
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jmsczl
Fidget Spinner Knife
Hey James here. I'm a knife maker in Northern California. I made this fidget spinner knife (https://www.fidgetknife.com/), let me know what you guys think! [image] [image] [video]
May 2, 2017
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DougFLA123
A discussion post for small, unique, fixed blades!
As you may have guessed, this is a discussion post for small, unique, fixed blades! : )
Mar 14, 2019
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reswright
Like, Maybe Every Other Day or So Carry (Grip and Necker)
[video] The Griptilian. Good knife. A little bit of experience with it and the handle and axis lock just become part of your hand. Whisper smooth. Takes an unbelievable edge for a multi-purpose knife. And a semiserrated folder with a thumb stud in a neck sheath is a seriously handy thing. It's considerably more of a force multiplier than a lot of fast opening knives because it's easier to get to and draw one handed. You know, because you're holding the envelope that you are opening, or the rope you need to slice, or the item you're about to cut in two, in your other hand? Sometimes it's about the tool, sometimes it's about how you use it. :)
May 3, 2019
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Kavik
TwoSun knives
They've been brought up in a few threads here and there, and at the prompting of @Maugust09 I picked up a couple off "the Bay" Word of advice, be patient and play the bidding game and if you don't mind waiting for China post you'll get them for like half the asking price. Anyway, my first one just arrived today, so thought I'd start a discussion and share my impressions. The TS35 FireAnt. 1.65" of (supposedly, i can't confirm, but *shrugs*) M390 in a titanium handle with a carbon fiber accent Bought and shipped for $46.55 Flipped it about half a dozen times before tearing into it.... I gotta say, between the machining of the titanium, the finish on the blade, the design choices, the shape of the backspacer, and the tight tolerances....this seriously feels like Bestech all over. I know someone here was saying they believe Bestech makes them, and i pointed out that the US distributor for these knives claims they only make their own knives now....but damn if I wouldn't be...
Oct 12, 2018
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reswright
ZT0620 Rebuild (Elmax, Ti, CF)
How it started: [image] [image] How it finished: [image] [image] [image] [image] And yeah: [image] The udjat glows. BTW I'm all about ZT making knives in the US but if you want aftermarket parts for this knife, you're going overseas most of the time. I had to. The pins and pivot came from an Aussie. The fasteners, I'm pretty sure are Chinese. There are US places making scales but most of them are out of stock. This guy out in Lithuania does the scale I put on this knife. Lietuvos Pastas takes forever to deliver but they finally arrived and after finishing up my evening's work I decided to put this together and I am a happy, happy guy at how it's come together.
Feb 2, 2020
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Slanted_Jack
Can we talk about knives?
I went through all the products available in EDC right now. ~65% of the category of EDC is knives or knife related products. What's worse is that most of the other categories only have one or two products each. I like knives as much as the next guy so I would be thrilled to have them in their own category. However they seems to be overshadowing the other products. [image]
Feb 21, 2020
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reswright
Before and After: the Kershaw Leek The Leek is a well known EDC knife that I've never picked up until now, mostly because I have an aversion to A/O builds, but at the suggestion of a community...
Feb 15, 2020
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dbesic
Some of the best looking zippos ever made.
Feb 9, 2020
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liveink
What's the best balisong trainer to buy?
I was thinking of buying the https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-62T-Balisong-Knife--13557 and am looking for other possible trainers. Thanks!
Feb 7, 2020
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reswright
Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Rebuild (G-10, ZDP-189)
How it started: a FRN Dragonfly 2 with British Racing Green scales and ZDP-189 steel. [image] Broken down: [image] This is a Seki City build. They fuse the two scales together, I didn't bother separating them -- I just extracted the contents. I picked up some Allen Putmans in jade G-10, and goosed the color with a little neon green dye. Starting replacement: [image] So, quite like the Delica/Endura/Native. Well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it I suppose. This setup does work. Unlike the Delica and Endura but like the Native this is another washerless knife, which explains why it can't be easily flipped open one handed in the traditional manner. [image] ZDP-189 is a super steel with extreme high hardness, made by Hitachi, with no Western equivalents. Takes an unholy edge. It's brittle, is the issue -- so not a work steel unless you clad it with something more rugged. But for something like a Dragonfly, a little scalpel of a knife, it's an excellent choice, which is why I...
Feb 6, 2020
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reswright
Trainers
For reference: on the left is the Benchmade Greg Thompson SOCP. From the top down are the Fox 479TK, the Benchmade 551T, a Kershaw Emerson 6034 trainer with aftermarket modifications, and a Boker Plus Balisong Trainer. [image] Why the Swiss Cheese look? Trainer knives, when properly made, have the exact same shape and weight as the regular knife, but the blade can't have an edge, even an unsharpened one. Because blade blanks that haven't been ground down or sharpened weigh more than ones that have, manufacturers mill speed holes in the blade to give the blade the proper weight and distribution. Often a different steel is used, particularly for knives with high end steel -- good ol' 420 stainless will do you just fine for a training knife, so long as it's milled to have the correct weighting and edge dimensions. The overall idea is to make the training knife exactly the same in the hand as the edged version. Not close, but dead on. Most are red, the better to identify them as...
Feb 6, 2020