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Workhorse Folder

Discussion in 'Knives' started by superpacker, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. ThaMac

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    Don’t make me remember the swear words I used, putting Cuscadi scales onto my full size BM Griptillian. To wiggle the pivot screw back in place took wha felt like ages.

    But else, yeah, I don’t see while dismantling a knife. Wipe and rinse off whatever is on them and shake them off. That’s where an open construction and a simple lock mechanism come in handy.


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  2. Lightnig

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    You should have no concern about D2 corroding, it is near enough to stainless that is makes no difference. Indeed, I personally consider it effectively stainless.

    Yes, under the right conditions, it will rust - but so will most every common knife grade SS. If you are planning to use it in a highly corrosive atmosphere (salt water coastal), then you need to change your focus to a different grade of steel entirely, say N680 or similar.


    As far as specific knife recommendations, I would strongly suggest a mid-sized fixed blade over a folder. Much more robust, easier to handle with gloves - and more to the point - much easier to clean and maintain.

    Perhaps something in Benchmade's H2O collection. I see that their 112 fixed blade is priced right atround $100.
     
  3. USMC1911er

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    I am a big fan of the spyderco Tenacious for hard use and glove use. And it is like $40. Haven't had rust issues with the tenacious down here in houston but the Spyderco salt series are hard to beat also.
     
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  4. leigh_ratcliffe

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    And WD40 them. Liberally.
     
  5. Westerdutch

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    Why would you put a chemical solvent on your knife instead of for example a food safe oil?
     
  6. ThaMac

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    Some people like digestive challenges


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  7. Spydieman13

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    Spyderco Delica


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  8. leigh_ratcliffe

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    Because Water Displacement formulation No 40 ensures your springs etc don't rust.

    Oh and I like the taste of WD40 on my food. Adds flavour.
     
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  9. EZDog

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    Delica would be great as always and the Rat is one of the more robust knives for the money that I have had.
    I would actually get a combo edge Delica or Salt AND the Rat and have great knives for every need without a lot of cash in them!
     
  10. Kev2488

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    I love my Endura. I have the Emerson and it easily opens out of the pocket. I like my AK-47 also not as easy or a fluid as the Endura but works well. But of course folders are not as easy or robust as fixed blades so if you dont need a folder get a fixed blade. How dirty do you think your knife will get while your doing your disaster relief stuff?

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  11. Spydieman13

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    Spyderco Delica


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  12. ThaMac

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  13. Lateck

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    I can see reviving an old thread... But to reply to a 2 1/2 year old question, that's another question.
    I really hope the OP has figured it out already.
    But, I could be wrong.
     
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    As long as its' active again, I have always wondered why the importance of being able to "disassemble for maintenance". I have a Buck 112 that I bought in 1975 that I carried daily for better than 10 years while in the Army and in civilian life as a LEO. When it needed it I flushed it with hot water, blew out the water with compressed air then oiled. My favorite knife I carried as an LEO was a Benchmade AFCK that was cleaned the same way. I have owned it since 1997-8 and have never taken it apart and it still works great.
     
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