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BF2020 Viper Swayback Discuss Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. slg98

    slg98 Cove Dweller Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    All I can say is Very Nice..! Really happy with this one, great job done by everyone.



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  2. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    @slg98 Top Drawer Blonde right there ;):cool:
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  3. Dschal


    Mar 18, 2016
    It's great to see all the variations. I'm very pleased with mine. Thanks again Mike.
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  4. hamsco

    hamsco Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    What a fantastic pair ! Does that top knife have a name ? What do you think about the M390 ?
  5. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Mine arrived safe and sound, very elegant... Almost a mocha-ish color to it. Excellent knife @knifeswapper!
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  6. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Yes, the stripey one gets my vote.:cool:
    Don't rule out the stripper though.;)
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  7. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    GeofS pic of his forum knife and Otnat inspired this pic:thumbsup: they work well together:)
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  8. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    The knives have a super very nice action, though the covers on my pair are not much to look at. The fit of the dark pile side cover is particularly poor. I may make or buy some replacement covers. Great job on the 2020 forum knife, and thank you to Mike and Viper.

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  9. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Much variation yes and it's been used for a very long time by European knife-makers to great effect. I think the Viper demonstrates that. As for what I think is hysteria about carpet beetles and insects devouring horn, largely exaggerated, most beetle infestation took place while the horns were still on the beast or as the horns were stored. Houses have been free of this type of predation for a very long time due to vacuum cleaners, and higher levels of cleanliness. Even here in 'primitive' Europe :D:rolleyes:
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  10. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Mine showed up today, very happy with it.

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  11. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Mine arrived today. There's a nice contrast between the two of them, I'm quite pleased! I like how Viper was able to maintain the "crust" on most the horn instead of buffing it smooth. An all around solid knife, and a big win for the 2020 BladeForums forum knife. Thanks Mike for all your hard work to make this happen!

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  12. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I need to get hold of some decent lanyard material :cool: not much good at that kind of thing though:eek: somebody needs to start marketing them ;)
  13. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Sensa! Another leading example emerges :thumbsup:
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  14. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    That’s a Lionsteel otnat bolus from CK. The steel is great. Both are great knives! :)
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  15. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    No danger of a mustard patina on these.:thumbsup:
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  16. Cvrobinson

    Cvrobinson Going to hell, I’ll be back, anyone need anything Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2017
    Hit the jackpot, each one is perfect
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    One goes to a member/friend in New Zealand, one to Canada, one for me......decisions, decisions
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  17. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    That almost doesn't look like the same knife as your first pictures! Neat!
  18. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Bro you guys got some nice matching handles . Whats up with what I received :mad: .

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  19. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Just received mine and I couldn’t be more pleased! Took a couple of pics with its stag brother.
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  20. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Just opened my two, one with streaks the other light brown, both perfect!:) Will post some pictures once my computer is fixed.:mad:

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