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Blown Away By This $30 knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rogatsby, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. KVT

    KVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2019
    I thinks this wins the internet today.
  2. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    This knife has a Sinkevitch Kershaw stablemate that looks awesome to me. The Kershaw Concierge.


    I’ll probably pick one up.

    Glad you’re enjoying your Atmos. I have heard these can be very nice if you get a good example of one.
    David45, 19-3ben, skyhorse and 3 others like this.
  3. KVT

    KVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2019
    ^^ Good looking knife. For some reason, I really dislike Kershaw’s gray “titanium carbo-nitride coating” though.
    I’ve got 3 knives with that coating on their blades and frame and it drives me bonkers.
    The Ember for example- great knife, desperately needs a BlackWash offering..
    Lapedog likes this.
  4. Etna


    Jun 17, 2015
    All vendors of budget folders seem to enjoy using them. Schrade especially.

    I don't like it. But I don't dislike it either. Still less attention-grabbing than those black-coated blades.
    Lapedog likes this.
  5. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    oh, and 1 more point - don't buy knives from amazon, they have many issues - 'grey market' knockoffs being returned and resold as genuine name brand product, etc etc etc - read about it
    Lapedog and specgrade like this.
  6. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    I handled one of these and I can see why people love it. I feel the same way about the Ruger LCK. I've sworn off the 8Cr13Mov though. The market is moving forward. We are seeing quality knives in better steels at competitive prices from companies like Tangram, Ruike, and Civivi. If I can get a sweet knife and reward their efforts at the same time, I'll do that instead.

    Of course, if I saw an Atmos or an LCK offered in 9Cr18Mov, 14C28N, or Acuto 440 for those kinds of prices, I'd be all about it.
    Lapedog likes this.
  7. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I really want one BUT....tip up carry is a deal breaker. I've always liked tip down and to the left in my right side pocket.
  8. Rich Davis

    Rich Davis Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 4, 2016

    You are right but NY is not NYC. I'm in the western part of what is known as Upstate and we're as much like NYC as Kansas City. Even our knife laws aren't the same and in some regards pretty good such as knife length, which is unlimited. Others not so much, but way better than NYC and I can't figure out what this does to violate laws. I'm wondering if it's just Amazon.
  9. DB_Cruiser


    Jul 17, 2018
    I've had Amazon vendors refuse to send me knives and air rifles because I live in New York state and these bozos can't be fussed with figuring out that NYC isn't all of NY state. The solution is simple. Find a reputable dealer who has taken the time to figure it out. I don't even try to purchase these items (and many others) from Amazon any more.
  10. Bill3152


    Nov 27, 2018
    I live about 25 miles from NYC line. And there are stores like REI and tractor supply that carry auto openers that you can't order by mail online. Yet you can buy them right off the shelf (locked case that is) Very strange.
  11. rogatsby

    rogatsby Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 19, 2018
    For me, tip down only is a deal breaker lol. Interesting that you insist on tip down. That's pretty unusual.
    19-3ben likes this.
  12. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious?

    Dec 25, 2012
    I have both, and I prefer the Concierge for what it's worth. The handle feels round and comfy in use, and the action on mine is great.

    I like it so much I carry it sometimes.
    19-3ben, Psy223 and Lapedog like this.
  13. rogatsby

    rogatsby Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 19, 2018
    I thought I was in the same boat, which I why I held off on buying the Atmos for a long time. But I just loved the design and I saw enough positive reviews that I pulled the trigger, 8cr13mov or not. And now that I have one in my hands, I don't regret getting it one bit. Do I love this steel? No, but it works, everything else is solid, and it sharpens up amazingly well.
  14. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013

    Love my Concierge, great knife...kinda silly name...
    Lapedog likes this.
  15. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    It all started with an Endura. It had a plastic clip that was made for tip down. Couldn't be changed and I was just starting to collect knives and had no idea the clips on some knives could be tip up carry. Now, tip up feels weird to me and I've been cut before by trying to carry tip up. So yea, there's that as well. Why be "normal"?
  16. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    This depends on how I will be carrying a particular knife. Clipped into a pants pocket, I can go either way. Clipped into a shirt pocket, I need my flipper-tab knives tip down. I know shirt-pocket carry imposes all sorts of other requirements and finding the right knife for it can be tricky. Just for fun though, try it out. Clip a flipper-tab knife into the breast pocket of a shirt. Casually reach up to pull it out and go to flip it open. Which is easier and more natural, tip up or down?
  17. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    +1 to that brother!

    I got the Fraxion as well and i really like it. Great value for money. I am still to try an Ontario RAT, though, which seems to be a reference point on value knives. Atmos is definitely on the list as well
  18. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Got the Atmos in today. Well done Kershaw...well done. Rit-dye coming up!
  19. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    You’re some kind of psychopath that carries on the wrong side of the pocket!?

    For real though I think people are scared to carry tip up right handed on that side because they’ve seen some horror stories of knives opening and sticking people too close to the junk/femoral artery. It’s honestly all depending on how much you trust that detent and lots of knives are fine to carry like this...just know your detents.
    bflying likes this.
  20. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    At least he doesn’t carry it in his prison wallet. :eek:
    specgrade and Lapedog like this.

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