Back to basics

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by gdwtvb, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Which do you like better Will? Last year's knife or the 2015 CSC offering?
  2. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    This illustrates why there's never any agreement on this issue. There are a number of variables in play, including: styling, covers, stainless/carbon, ingot/PM, bolster material, and construction. Some folks, like me, consider styling to be the only important variable. Others make different choices and some feel that all of the variables are important. I'm sure there's someone out there who doesn't consider a knife steel traditional unless it had it's carbon beaten into it with a hammer. It's possible to pick and choose which variables matter to you, so if you take these six variables as questions and give each one a yes/no answer, there are 64 different opinions available for any given knife. we've kinda drawn a line in the sand here and said that if you were to hand a knife to someone in 1964, the year the Buck 110 was introduced, and they wouldn't find it weird, then it's traditional. I like to picture the person I hand it to as a non-knife nut, like my Grandfather, rather than trying to project myself into the past. Knife nuts always obsess about unimportant details, it's in the job description. :)
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  3. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Last year's actually. The CSC model is interesting because of it being Shadow but I just don't use or carry it much, irrational but...:D
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  4. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    What about a Kroo knife? I mean hes a pretty good mix of traditional and modern imo and K love his designs. Probably aren't going to get exactly what the OP is asking for but I don't see how you could be displeased with what he comes up with. I've always wanted the Chunk or whatever its called, but haven't gotten one yet.
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  5. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    For me, the most advanced steel used in a fairly available stockman was the ATS-34 used in some of the Schatt & Morgan knives. This four-incher from series IX was made in 1999, and is as nice as any stockman I own. Great steel, beautiful bone, and good to excellent F&F. They can still be found occasionally on the secondary markets.

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