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Back by Popular Demand... What folder do you guys carry?

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Riz!, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    If you're interested I'll send it to you right away.

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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Any excuse for this Kid to go to his local USPS :p
     
  3. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    Hah, you know it. 😉
     
  4. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
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    I really like these two spydies, both the original Gayle Bradley and the GB 2. But access to the lock bar was absolutely awful. In my humble opinion, they needed some help. So, I modified the presentation side scale liner and scale to make about a 1/16" clearance (a little more on the GB2 which needed it!). Now they are my favorites, hands down.

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  5. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    I think I've looked at all of the aftermarket Ritter Grip options, I still think the DOAT handles look the best by far. Wilkins and Igodred look flat to me. I want a set of dual colored micarta, if I could get exactly what I wanted I'd ask for some Shadetree burlap awesomeness.

    Did you end up dressing that pair up?

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  6. redwood22

    redwood22 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    Not yet, been having a hard time deciding, I ordered a sheeps foot semi custom grip from benchmade a while ago with textured black g-10 and am debating putting those scales on the Ritter... not sure yet. Of the ones I've looked at my favorite are still DOAT and igordad, Wilkins change the "look" too much for my liking. If you get a new handle set, definitely post up! I'm still heavily on the fence.
     
  7. jumpstat

    jumpstat

    209
    Mar 9, 2007
    A CRK 21 Large sebenza and a BM mini griptilian. I have other folders but the CRK is very easy on the pocket in its leather pouch and perfect for edc.
     
  8. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    537
    Oct 2, 2016
    I bought a manix 2 xl and just yesterday received a Paramilitary 2 and I am very happy
     
  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    The seller sent you a PM2 in error?!
     
  10. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I took the plunge and picked up a CRK Insingo - this thing is the bomb!
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  11. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

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    Oct 2, 2016
    Jesus !
     
  12. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

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    Oct 2, 2016
    Lol they are both awesome anyways
     
  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Decided I needed a way to display and keep the folders organized. Made a corrugated stainless steel tray at work...
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  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    A very nice bevy of folders on there Tony and also a crafty little presentation solution :thumbsup:
     
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  15. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    ^^^plus I made room for one more (there's always room for one more, right? - that's the problem.)
     
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  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^^^ I noticed that empty "shelf" atop the CRK-Sebbie/CF (insingo IIRC?) so this begs a question: Are you planning on a going for a grail since you have not dedicated your pole position to the Sebbie? If so, what's on the horizon?
     
  17. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Casino,
    Good eye - that Insingo is my current grail/prize. I would like an Umnumzaan because I understand they have a faster 'flipping' action. I'd love that. Or, and Insingo with micarta inlays. For now, the buying needs to slow down though.
     
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I wouldn't mind trying a Wilson Combat Umnamzaan myself to be quite honest. Only thing is, I'd like to get a newer one done with the 59-60 HT as opposed to the older ones with the softer 58-59 HRC. IMHO, my most recent L-Sebbie-21 (same as yours but drop point blade shape) came far sharper than the Large 21 and Large 25 I let go because of the dullness of their blades out of the box.

    Post script: just checked and the Star-Tac Benza is still being offered in the older 58-59 HRC heat treat. No cigar for Casino at that $455 price range!

    P.P.S. never had a harpooned shaped blade so I am asking this of the esteemed blade experts: benefits, uses and drawbacks? Just Tacti-Cool?
     
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  19. Fancier

    Fancier Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2012
    Kind of like on a bullnose butcher knife or some machetes the flared tip makes the blade stiffer for a given thickness.
    That increases the lateral load that the knife tip will withstand while still allowing a thin grind.
    On a high dollar knife my guess is that it is mostly for style, particularly if the blade tip is thick.
     
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  20. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I think I'd go Tanto before harpoon. Neither are my favorite, but CRK'sebenza Tanto is just subtle enough to not put me off.

    I do wonder how difficult it is to sharpen a Tanto grind though... are they difficult to sharpen without messing up the transition from one bevel to the next (making a big radius) or the tip?
     

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