Custom Knife Collaborations: Favorites and Wish Lists
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Knife makers all have their own styles, and not all mashups make sense. Sometimes two people get together and the results are fantastic - to me, that means their individual styles and design elements are both easily perceived, and blended seamlessly together. So, two questions for you:
A) What are your favorite collaborations between knife makers?
B) What collaborations would you like to see that haven't happened yet?
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sufi.damascus
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Sep 22, 2019
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TehDude
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Jul 25, 2019
The Drop needs some #WTKMAOWT
SHAR1
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Jun 26, 2019
I'm still learning but these steel addiction knives have caught my eye. I hope they have reversible clip so us lefties can enjoy. We are not small in numbers anymore. Cost isn't much to make them available to all, please open your minds. Thx.
JonasHeineman
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Jun 26, 2019
Welcome to the hobby! FYI, Steel Addiction is a knife dealer (not a brand) but I think you may be referring to the "Rowdy" model designed by Tashi Bharucha and manufactured by McGinnis knives. We don't make those - but we do produce a number of knives that have reversible clips (Ferrum Forge Falcon, Crux, Gent, Buc, Dao) and a number of models that are fully reversed for lefties (Gavko Thresher, Zinker Dogtooth) and plan to release more whenever it's possible, which is sometimes but not always. For more on this, read...well, pretty much any discussion associated with any knife that we have every produced. You're not alone (about 15% US), but many collectors choose to adapt so their choices are not so limited. And some people just prefer right-hand carry (like some right-handed people wear watches on their right hand). Anyways, hope that helps to get you started!
SHAR1
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Jun 24, 2019
I would love to see more of your great knives for lefties, seems market still caters to right handed folks.Sharon
SHAR1
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Jun 26, 2019
So I guess the true question would be. What's the right question to put out there to get makers to be more open minded. Any suggestions to an edc under 65 dollars.I got the cold steel Khan and when I changed it over the screw wouldnt lock down , I dont think it was fully threaded right but Finally found screw to tighten down. Sometimes it does say reversible and Its not, very frustrating at times. I bought Benchmades mostly because there knives are reversible, smooth transition also....
reswright
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Jun 26, 2019
"when I changed it over the screw wouldnt lock down , I dont think it was fully threaded right" happens to me too. Kershaw's notorious for it. As far as getting left handed stuff, the devil's advocate line goes like this: 'look, when you can have two configurations for something, and about 90% of your consumers want the one and about 10% of your consumers want the other, what you're really saying is you have two items and only one of them is going to move faster. The other will move about 10 times as slow, which is to say it will move 10 times as slow as some other item those 90% of the customers might want instead. The realities of business mean that you're much better off selling that other item instead, whatever it is." Which is what inevitably happens, which is why lefties struggle to find left handed items in any proportion to their frequency in the population of people who buy things. If you figure out an answer, sheesh. Come tell me! In the meantime, you're probably a couple hundred times better off just buying the right handed knife that you really want but you can't find in left hand, and paying a knifesmith to convert it, than you are buying the best left handed knife you can find, unless you got really lucky with finding a lefty that's a great fit for you. That's probably going to get you further than trying to change the market on this one. The math is stark for left handers but it's not just them, it's also true for people who are in some way atypical for their consumer base in a consumer driven society. People who are very tall or short are good examples when it comes to things like shopping for clothes - outside a certain range of sizes, the people who require that size are literally more common than the shirts one can find in a store that will readily fit them. They have to special order clothing or drive hours for specialty stores, and be happy those stores exist. If I wanted to get knifemakers to make more knives lefties would use, I'd try to find examples of clips that are easy to reverse, get them using them, and THEN say 'now that you're using these clips how about taking the extra thirty seconds for us and making your design reversible'. And I'd grab a Snickers bar, because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be going anywhere for a while.
levs18
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Jun 15, 2019
Can we get a mass drop version of the knife above?
1Alexdropforged
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Apr 28, 2019
This Steel Addiction knife is beautiful looking yet different at the same time from the latest flippers. I like it. AF
CounterAtavist
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Apr 25, 2019
Victorinox and Justin Lundquist—a Feist with tools, a memory stick, and a little cell phone backup battery
CounterAtavist
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Apr 25, 2019
Gille of Fontenille Pataud and Gareth Bull—front flipping Laguiole Onion and Voxnes—curves meet squares Mah and Glesser—Mah plus L200CN plus Sal’s compression lock = delivery of Mah from the wilderness Ferrum Forge and Yann Nomine—American robustness plus French beauty = the French New Wave of knives
reswright
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Apr 19, 2019
Moletta and Voxnaes. Something with a fat choil and the H.WAYL clip that looks like an Egyptian scarab. Osborne and Isham. Something that looks like a Sardaukar slip tip drawn with the off hand. Wes Crawford and Greg Thompson. A close quarters knife with a retaining ring on the pommel and a chisel edge blade with the stance of the Kasper. Sal Glesser and Andre De Villiers, a compression locking karambit with a fat fuller in the leaf ground blade. Glesser gets to pick the steel, De Villiers has veto power on design. There's four to go with :)
reswright
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Jun 26, 2019
I like CRKT too. Wish they made more stuff stateside but I still buy their knives. And I think that's why I was so upset about the Pilar -- I don't think I've ever got a knife from CRKT that I felt had so many things wrong with it. Part of it was I trusted the brand enough to order the knife at the same time I ordered the One Asterisk aftermarket parts for it; if I'd gotten the knife first I would just moved onto another project instead.
Jonduncan316
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Oct 18, 2019
Yeah it was a nightmare and I blame CRKT for that.
Jason.M
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Apr 12, 2019
Is the kinfe shown above available for purchase? Why is there no info or description? Obviously a terzuola design but what is it?
Frogo
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Apr 17, 2019
The Legacy - Tashi Bharucha / Bob Terzuola
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