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    Cruwear and thin grinds

    This is what I was looking for. Thanks to you both.
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    Cruwear and thin grinds

    I have no dog in the fight. I’m echoing what I’ve heard and it’s been a while since I watched Outpost’s Maxamet video. Regardless, it’s entirely tangential to the topic. I’m questioning the efficacy of a high toughness steel vs a steel with more edge-holding capability as it relates to a knife...
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    Cruwear and thin grinds

    You should maybe look to supersteelsteve or outpost 76. Maxamet is incredibly high hardness which makes it a bear to sharpen, but it hold an edge for a long time.
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    Cruwear and thin grinds

    With high-toughness steels like Cruwear and Z-wear, is it worth getting on a knife like the PM2? More specifically, do these steels really shine with a thin FFG grind that may not have a ton of lateral strength due to blade stock thickness? This is genuine curiosity, not showing any bias. My...
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    Recommendation? M4 Bailout or Bugout, or a G10 Para 3?

    I ended up going with the M4 Bugout. It was the first knife that started this most recent itch. I figured I’ll never scratch it if I don’t get one. So, that’s my route. I figure I can always wait on another Para 3 Sprint, and I went and handled a Bailout at my local brick and mortar, and I just...
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    Recommendation? M4 Bailout or Bugout, or a G10 Para 3?

    I appreciate the input. I’ve handled the Deka and considered it and I’m just out for one of those three at this point. Have you handled the G10/M4 Bugout?
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    Recommendation? M4 Bailout or Bugout, or a G10 Para 3?

    Title says it. I am equipped to sharpen whatever. I am torn here. I like the M4, but not sure between those two options, or if I should just skip both and get a G10 Para 3 in some variety. I already own a Para 3 LW and like the ergos but want something more substantial. I had a CF Elite Bugout...
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    Deep Carry Pocket Clips

    Hate em.
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    My favorite part about this reply is that you ignore the bottom half of it which was my entire complaint initially. Oh, I’ve had to break blue loctite off of my Emersons and have never blown out a slotted pivot screw. Once again, there’s more material reinforcing the slotted screw than there is...
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    I Yeah, this wasn’t a discussion about Phillips. I’ve seen plenty of cry-fests in every maker forum about stripping torx too.
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    So much better after the single detent mod

    This is why I have a stainless steel sink. Just rub my hands against the wall of the sink and get the same result.
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    So much better after the single detent mod

    The detent on the liner is strictly to smooth opening. The second detent is the actual detent. It’s on the non locking side. It’s on a small cut out tab that you can bend slightly in or out to adjust the detent pressure. This allows for detent adjustment without changing the lock bar tension. It...
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    Yeah, this doesn’t follow. He followed up with a clarification, so clearly his initial post was open to at least a moderate amount of interpretation, otherwise he wouldn’t have bothered to reply with a clarifying remark to begin with. He then called the screws generally crappy, which I requested...
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    The context of his original comment “all held together with just a flathead screw” implied that a flathead screw has less holding power than a torx, which isn’t the case.
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    Just to contribute: My biggest disappointment was a ZT 0560. It had lock failure so bad after a few months of regular use that I could close the blade like a slip joint. I sent it back to ZT for warranty. They “fixed it”. After I received it back the detent ball had been flattened at the factory...
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    I’ve stripped flathead screws. What I’m saying is that in this particular application, you’re less likely to strip an Emerson pivot than, say, a Spyderco torx pivot. There’s more material reinforcing the geometry. Aside from that, his implication seems to be that a slotted screw is somehow...
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    What part of a flat head is “easiest to strip”? The slot itself or the threads? Because if you’re claiming the threads on a slotted screw are easier to strip that the threads on a torx screw, I don’t think you have much evidence for that since the fastener tightening medium has virtually no...
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    Your most disappointing knife purchase

    Is one of your gripes actually about the fastener-type used? The Emerson pivot and body screws are actually part of why I love them. They’re easy to sort out wherever you are. I don’t need a torx kit to service the knife. Anyway, a slotted screw holds just as effectively as a torx screw. YMMV...
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    ZT 801BRZ

    They were a sprint but they aren’t unicorns. I imagine people are just holding them or they’re done trying to sell them for absurd profit.
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    Superfreek or Ace Grand

    I’m going to tread lightly and I want to remind everyone that this is just my opinion. I see zero point in a Super Freek at this moment. I love M4, but I’d go with a Gayle Bradley 1/2 before I got the Freek. The reason I see the Freek as essentially pointless is because of the Hogue RSK. They...
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