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    what have you bought so far? (2021)

    Benchmade Bugout with G10 and 20CV. I think that's it so far.
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    Collector Knives .net - legit place?

    I've ordered from collectorknives numerous times and always have a positive experience. Mike (the owner) is a member here. Buy with confidence.
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    Is this a common defect?

    Unless it's a very deep gouge, it's not going to hurt the structural integrity of the blade. Basically just a cosmetic defect that you'd likely end up with anyway on a knife that gets used.
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    Bad BHQ Customer Credit Card Data Breach 2021

    Always use a credit card for online purchases. You aren't liable for any fraudulent charges, so if any ever occur, your CC company will reverse the charges and send you a new card for free.
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    Is this a common defect?

    Looks like a scratch. If it bothers you, return/exchange it.
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    Cleaning ceramic stones

    I use Barkeepers Friend powder and an old sponge. Get the stones wet, make a paste from the powder and water, apply to the stones and let it sit for a minute. After that, I'll scrub the stones with the sponge and rinse them clean. Pretty easy and it keeps the stones looking new. BKF powder is...
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    Who does Spyderco support with donations?

    The Sage series supports the National Alzheimer's Association. I have a Sage 2 with the RIL and it's a great knife. "Spyderco will donate approximately 5% of sales of the Sage to the National Alzheimer's Association Denver, Colorado Chapter. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary...
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    What the heck is this knife for? Butter?

    Looks like most everything else they make is impractical or looks ridiculous so I guess that giant butter knife makes sense.
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    Convince me that Becker isn't crap

    Sounds like the inclusive bevel angle is not thin enough. If the grind isn't symmetrical or if the bevels are too obtuse, you're going to need more than the Sharpmaker to fix it in a reasonable amount of time. Once you thin out the bevels, it should be much easier to get sharp and maintain the edge.
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    Best steel for a user Paramilitary 2 edc?

    It's been 6 years since my post in this thread, so I'll update by saying S30V is just as good as it was 11 years ago when it was praised as a super steel.
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    Hey Sal, Military compression lock still in the works?

    Please do a lefty compression lock run. I'll buy 2.
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    Traditionals and Cast Iron Cookware

    I went to Williams Sonoma a month ago or so to pick up a Staub (French enameled cast iron) on sale and they had the Lodge Blacklock series in stock. Lodge Blacklock is just as rough as the regular Lodge line, but they are thinner and feel significantly lighter. Williams Sonoma had a sale for a...
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    lionSteel Beerlow

    These look great. Any chance for a clip point?
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    Giving the Bugout One Last Chance with the Blade HQ g10 Exclusive

    I ordered one of the BHQ exclusives because I saw the thread on Slickdeals. It'll be my first Bugout and first Benchmade.
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    Mike Latham/aka knifeswapper/aka CollectorKnives.Net is Top of His Game

    Looks like I posted in this thread 6 years ago. I've bought more knives from Mike since then and never had a single problem. A+
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    Will they ever come out with a sprint para 3 lefty?

    I tried a right-handed comp lock (standard PM2) with my left hand and found it extremely awkward. The lefty comp lock is far easier to use for me as a lefty. I have no problems with right-handed liner locks, frame locks, slip joints, or anything else I've come across. Standard right-handed...
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    Will they ever come out with a sprint para 3 lefty?

    I bought the lefty Military and PM2. If they release a lefty PM3 I'll buy one.
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    BF2020 Viper Swayback Discuss Thread

    I appreciate the offer. I'll think about it, but I don't imagine much can be done to fix it. The gaps go up to the middle screw on one side and halfway up to the middle screw on the other side. The cover is thinner than the width of the liner for about 1/3 of its length on the side with the...
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