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Old August 8th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Spyderco Sage is what I carry.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:36 AM
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Ding, Ding, Emerson.

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I have an Emerson which is tactical with a clip and bulky. Exactly what you aren't looking for!

http://www.aaronlam.com/blog/2012/05...n-mini-cqc-15/

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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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One of my issues with many of these fine knives is being a lefty. As with many things, we are screwed when it comes to folders... Any good ambidextrous folders out there?
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Old August 8th, 2012, 08:54 AM
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One of my issues with many of these fine knives is being a lefty. As with many things, we are screwed when it comes to folders... Any good ambidextrous folders out there?
I'm a lefty as well. Give the Sage 1 (CF w/ Walker lock), 2 (Ti w/ Reeve lock), or 3 (G10 w/ Collins bolt lock) a look. They are ambidextrous.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Old August 8th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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One of my issues with many of these fine knives is being a lefty. As with many things, we are screwed when it comes to folders... Any good ambidextrous folders out there?
Sebenzas come lefty or righty. I have a lefty you can have for free! I can probably get you to within 5 miles of it out on the plains of southeastern Colorado... after that, you're on your own ha,ha.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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http://www.fallkniven.com/en/shop/de.../lock-back/tk3

Fallkniven has quite a selection you can choose from. In 60 years of carrying various pocket knives, this is the only one that has scared me -- it's that sharp. It takes an edge easily and holds it well. I think I need to buy another, just in case my first one gets lost.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Being in the field of blacksmithing I really want to be able to make blades but I haven't had much success to date.
Seeing as your an axe and blade man, and a blacksmith, I thought you might enjoy this guy's stuff.

http://www.delarondeforge.com/index.html

I've ordered a number of axes and hawks from Joe. Can't get off the phone when I call him. Super nice guy.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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I carry a strider SNG.
http://a-couteaux-tires.zevillage.or.../DGG_SNG7s.jpg
I also owned a few Sebenzas over the years.
http://a-couteaux-tires.zevillage.or...es/Strider.jpg

Both are on the top of my list....in the over 300$ range.

For a beater knife, I think any Spyderco would make an excellent choice.


Also Jens Anso is friend and a Defender fan/ owner as well.

(Pictures are not mine.)

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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Gerber in my right pocket and Swiss army knife in my left.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Also Jens Anso is friend and a Defender fan/ owner as well.
Yes! I forgot that he is restoring his own Defender. Never met him, but I do like his work.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Damn that Strider with the gunner grips is one sweet knife
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Old August 9th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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another vote for Benchmade. I have a spring assisted/automatic and love it



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Old August 9th, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Damn that Strider with the gunner grips is one sweet knife
I agree. Gunner Grip versions are my favorite.

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and here is the SNG CC version all smoothed out...Titanium frame, micarta scale and top quality steel.
In fact one of the most costly blade steel types....CPMS30V only used in Spyderco and Benchmades high end lines.

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Well I ended up finding my old knife and ordered a new blade anyways. I went with the Benchmade mini Barrage. It has the spring assist and is just about as as much blade as I have been used to but in a larger format overall. Damn sharp out of the box! I think I'm gonna like it.

Thanks for all your input. As an aspiring blade smith it has been nice to see all the designs that have cropped up here.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Good choice, I love my Benchmade. I wish I could find a store that carried a large inventory in my area. How did you decide on the Benchmade? Does the blade have a lock? My only complaint is Ive had mine open partially a few times while in my pocket.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 09:14 PM
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There is a lock on the back of the knife that won't allow it to open. The spring assist is rather forceful and could get ugly quick if it opens when you didn't want it to.

I saw a smallish collection of Benchmade folders at REI. They only had the regular Barrage and I liked the action on it but I liked the size of their smaller blades. I have never owned a Benchmade before but the name has been around for a long time so thought I would give it a try.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 09:35 PM
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i love my Benchmade - I have two versions...but the one Doug depicted is my daily carry - Spring assisted. It has a sliding lock on it to avoided accidentally hitting the release button. Holds an edge real nice and mine has the sharp point with two edges.

LOVE IT - I can point you to a place to buy it unless you are military or LEO you can not buy it.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Jeff, there is a fella up the road a bit from you in W. Jefferson who makes some nice Damascus blades, may be worth the trip. I just bought a fixed blade my last trip up, and reasonably priced.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 09:55 PM
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There's a lot of good knifes out there. What I am looking for when I reach in my pocket is a tool. First and foremost something strong that can be used to pry stab poke and of course cut.

The other issue I have a with a pocketknife is How it fits in your pocket. I have a few and when I reach my hand into my pocket they are either too bulky or two jagged and rub against my hand in a very uncomfortable way.

And my last issue is priced. More than likely I'm going to be jamming it into a land rover engine bay very soon so buying an extremely nice unit does not make any sense. Or even worse leaving it in the engine bay so the customer can drive around with it for 3 to 5000 miles until I see them again for the next service.
This is the best compromise between quality value and reliability that I've come up with.

http://sogknives.com/store/TWI-8.html
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