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what knives do you WANT?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by bladeblabber, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Tarponfly49

    Tarponfly49 Loaded Pockets

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    My EDC rotation is a small inlay Sebenza and a Spyderco Leafstorm....someone please talk me out of buying the Spyderco Carbon Fiber Native 5..........Please...my wife will kill me....
     
  2. bladeblabber

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    that CF native 5 does look pretty cool....
     
  3. Scottyzedinosaur

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    BM 755 MPR....so bad.

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  4. bladeblabber

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    oh i got that one, that ones cool to ;)
     
  5. GRIFFINHAWKS

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  6. Dasein420

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    I have a craving for a pro-tech stinger and a Buck Strider.

    How do the Buck Striders compare to the more expensive Strider Knives?
     
  7. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    About the only thing that is similiar (Strider SnG) between them is size and profile. Materials and construction of the 2 are quite different. You're probably aware of specs on both so I won't be indignant by comparing the knives in those respects.

    On the other hand, I think the Buck is a pretty good knife for the price ($50 - $60) it once sold at. I had a few including the 882 Tarani in ATS-34 which I would still have if it was a PE.

    I found one brand new 889 SBMF over the summer at a Sporting Goods store for $69.99 and have it in my rotation. This particular one has good lock up at mid point, centered blade and after a few Sharpmaker strokes took a very good edge.

    The Buck is heavier but the open construction (riveted into standoffs) makes it easy to keep clean. The scales are rough on pockets but some guys sanded them down. G-10 would have been a nice touch but probably would have affected pricing over the plastic reinforced TACCOM composite.

    The blade profile is similiar to the 3/4 grind Strider. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's a substitute but it is a legit collab between Buck and Strider, is Made in USA so it beats going for a knock off.

    They seem to go for at least double what the original prices were but if you want one, that's the cost unless you get lucky. I've seen them go upwards of $150 bucks on auction sites and even higher on BIN. Used ones can still fetch the same on a good day.

    Here's a couple of side/side shots.
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    Mixed in with a couple of larger SMF's
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  8. Dasein420

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    Thanks hatchetjack. That's what I was looking for. I found several buck striders on eBay but they are all pretty pricey. I also saw a Strider on knifeart.com that was going for $300. I think for the money I will just go for the strider as it is what I really want.

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  9. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Just keep in mind the $300 is for the PT and it's a little guy.
     
  10. huntex

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    I was gonna say Strider. But that T-Rex is really nice.
     
  11. aaronu

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    Howdy all. Long time lurker here, never had much to add until know though.

    Oh man, where to start.

    Ask this question again in a week and I'll have a different list.

    TOPS Haket (tactical model + "Alligator Alley" harpoon)

    Make it a spear, a harpoon, or a hawk. Slap the cover on the axe end and it's a fixed blade knife. Fill the handle with gear and it's a survival kit.

    M.D. Caldwell #1-6, stonewashed with black micarta.

    Just picking one of these knives up lets you know Matt Caldwell is onto something. Great all-around knives using 154CM steel and a propietary micarta grip design. Speaking of which, the scales are about perfect. The knives can be had with kydex or leather sheaths from some of the best sheath makers out there.

    Busse Combat Limited Edition Boss Jack

    Busse knives are just CRAZY GOOD, nuff said.

    Benchmade Ares 730S.

    Being a lefty, I'm a huge fan of the Axis lock. And I really like the 730S. I had one and lost it recently. Here's hoping it turns up soon. Because I sure don't have $1000 lying around to pick up the new limited edition 730S. The lottery ticket investment plan is just not working out.

    Spartan Blades Enyo.

    This is a great neck knife. It is S30V steel with great ergonomics, especially for a skeletonized knife. If I ever were to EDC a fixed blade, it would be an Enyo. I'd like a black one but I bet the dark brown in a coyote brown Kydex sheath would be less obtrusive. Since this is a "want" list I guess I'll have to take one of each...

    Scrapyard Knives Scrapivore
    Great neck knife. The butt of the skeletonized handle is beveled for use as a pry bar or striker for a firesteel. I have one on order. What I'd WANT is one for every bugout bag and survival kit in my family.
     
  12. GRIFFINHAWKS

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    Real nice Studies on your lanyards Hatchet ,)

    I'm foreseeing a nice artistic balance in your work coming on !

    When you get there, I'll request that I may borrow your ideas (^;

    You Rock Man !!!!

    [​IMG] BE WELL .. GH
     
  13. stun279

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    just about every spyderco and sebenza (folders only)
     
  14. djinnzfree

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    I'ved ordered from Trevor Burger a large exkelibur (LEXK) with damacus blade, carbon fiber handle.
    I'll post you guys picture when i'll receive it!
    I already have Busse Combat bushwacker mistress limited edition #436, CRK small sebenza, ZT0302... and few spyderco.
    The Burger one is like a graal... a goodies for me!
     
  15. Farchyld
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    A Sebenza and Strider.

    *sigh*

    Better start aiming lower, I think. Picking up my Para2 was a stretch. Even Buck Striders are expensive. Pay for craftsmanship I suppose.
     
  16. legoman0721

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    It's so hard to say no to a Spyderco Sage 2 right now. I like to have knives that cover a variety of styles and features, and it would be my first Ti framelock. There's also a wide variety of prices out there, so it seems fairly easy to find a good deal if you know where to look. I'm also not sure how much longer they'll be available, and a new Nutnfancy review on the Sage series is sure to drive the demand up so I should probably get it while I can! Right, guys? ;D
     
  17. KeyeEl

    KeyeEl EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    It is one of my favorite blades. BUY.
     
  18. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Borrow away my friend! And thanks for the uplifting words....
     
  19. GRIFFINHAWKS

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    Just so you know, I've been dabbling with 'Knot/Bead Work' since the mid 60's and only till recently have I felt that I've achieved some sort of balance in my work .
    I find the Hardware Store items very useful for studies but I think making your own beads is the key to something really unique !
    I've been gathering various materials and bead production will commence shortly before Year's end, I'd be happy to share some with you when things get rolling ,)

    [​IMG] BE WELL .. GH
     
  20. outlawz_84

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    Small Sabenza
    Emerson Desert Roadhouse