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  1. Emre

    Edge sharpness

    Depends on what you’re cutting. For push cuts (whittling, shaving, paring) a thin and finely polished edge seems to work best. For slicing through meat or rope, a “toothy” edge will dig in a little deeper. For chopping/batoning, a thicker convex edge seems to do a better job at wedging through...
  2. Emre

    Knives that attack their owners

    Me, too (surgeon). Only been cut once in the OR by a dopey resident who poked me with a #10 blade during a case.
  3. Emre

    Knives that attack their owners

    So it’s user error ... but only when using the one knife ... over 25 years of collecting and daily carrying/using dozens of knives? Nah. Gotta be Tony’s fault!
  4. Emre

    Knives that attack their owners

    I was just “bitten” by my Microtech Lightfoot LCC. Again. I haven’t cut myself much over the years, but it seems like whenever it happens, it’s always the dammed Microtech. Sure, I’ve had it for some 20 years now. But I’ve had other knives longer ... and they don’t keep attacking me LOL.
  5. Emre

    Recommendation? Suburban garden ninja blade

    One thing I will say: the handle on the Becker was great. I didn’t have issues with slipperiness, maybe because I was wearing grippy deerskin gloves. But the shape really fit my (huge) hands nicely and it was super comfortable all day. In contrast, the Tosa’s handle is small and not 100%...
  6. Emre

    Recommendation? Suburban garden ninja blade

    It’s a Tosa Golden Dragon “leisure knife” (by which I’m pretty sure they mean “camping knife”). Tosa makes some very nice hammer-forged carbon blades in the $150-200 range. This is one of their low-end stainless production models. I think I paid maybe $25 or $30 for it some years ago.
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    Recommendation? Suburban garden ninja blade

    The BK7 was better than expected chopping dead branches off young trees. It was also OK digging up roots of English ivy, though it dulled quickly since I couldn’t really avoid contact with the dirt. Overall, it would be a better chopper if it were balanced a little further out towards the tip...
  8. Emre

    Recommendation? Multitool for automotive use

    I was looking at the Leatherman Crunch. Figured locking pliers would be useful. But the price seems pretty steep at $110
  9. Emre

    Recommendation? Suburban garden ninja blade

    I’m not very original. Picked up a Camillius-made Becker BK7 from the classifieds here. First impression is that it might not be as great at chopping as I had anticipated, as it balances pretty much right at the front of the grip. We’ll see how well it deals with ... shrubbery.
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    Recommendation? Multitool for automotive use

    I have proper tools, including safety wire winders. Just want something in the glovebox to grab for minor things that come up on the fly. For example, the other day I had to pull over and give a little nudge to the idle adjustment screw because the engine wasn’t fully warm and it kept stalling...
  11. Emre

    Recommendation? Multitool for automotive use

    Hi, guys. I have a couple of vintage cars running Weber DCOE carburetors. They can be a little fussy and often need minor adjustment. Can you recommend a good multitool to keep in the car for “quick and dirty” jobs, like turning an idle screw or twisting some safety wire? The way I see it...
  12. Emre

    Which knife maker/company has your favorite makers mark/logo?

    I've always liked the Benchmade butterfly...especially the older, simpler designs. Here's the one on my old (mid-1990s) AFO:
  13. Emre

    Camillus Beckers

    Please check PMs
  14. Emre

    Recommendation? Suburban garden ninja blade

    Where's the fun in being practical?
  15. Emre

    Recommendation? Suburban garden ninja blade

    Hi, folks Bought an old house from 1903 last year. Finally getting around to cleaning up the yard and garden. I’ve got typical suburban dad tools: saws, shears, axes, etc. When I’m kicking around the the yard, I’m finding that for some jobs a knife would be handier than a hatchet or saw...
  16. Emre

    Recommendation? looking for a non-threatening EDC knife

    Go for a Spyderco Delica, especially one with a colored handle. They’re small, light, and goofy-looking... I’ve never come across anyone who finds them in any way threatening. Yet, they’re genuinely useful for day-to-day cutting tasks. Well made. Good steels. Not very expensive, either.
  17. Emre

    Microtech Socom Elite

    Still avalable?
  18. Emre

    Spyderco Dyad Gray G10 (sprint run). New in box. Pic heavy.

    ^^ Got your message Sold to zima pending funds Thanks, everyone!
  19. Emre

    Spyderco Dyad Gray G10 (sprint run). New in box. Pic heavy.

    Hi, guys. Putting up a couple of production knives to fund another custom. Here's a Spyderco Dyad Gray G10, which is from a recent "sprint run" (discontinued). Basically, Spyderco's version of a traditional-style, twin-blade folder. I've carried it a few times, but never used it or sharpened...
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