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Classy, yet tank of a folder? Help needed! TSF, Dua, Slysz Bowie, Techno, or???

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by [email protected], Feb 9, 2017.

  1. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
  2. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    DDR Dominator
  3. BenchCo Spydermade

    BenchCo Spydermade

    Feb 10, 2014
  4. highestpoint


    Aug 13, 2014
    Another vote for the Grayman
  5. RipD

    RipD Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    You sure? Just opened up my thin Beast yesterday. It has washers. Haven't opened up a regular Beast yet.

    Somebody asked about pictures of the thin Beast. I'll try to get some up tonight.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017
  6. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I've owned 4 TSFs, 2 DUAs, one Slysz and maybe ten Technos. Ranked in order of MY preference...from 0 to 10...
    Slysz is a 11... Honestly, THIS is a great knife.
    Techno: 9 My son loves this one more than anything...he's a grown man.
    TSF: nice knife; great knife-maker...have gifted some of these to gd-kids. 7.5
    DUA: Sorry about this one. Had a "standard" and one in orange G10. Just a clunker that doesn't fit my hand. 4 at best...

    I understand that opinions vary. The G10 cutout on the DUA "should" fit my index finger, IMO, and it doesn't. Not placed correctly, but there you are. Some folks love it, and I'm glad that you do...
  7. jagungtinggi


    Mar 19, 2012
    This is my little tanks..
  8. Cursum Perficio

    Cursum Perficio Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    The only one I have of the knives you mention is the Slysz Bowie, and I unhesitatingly recommend it.
    It has quality and class in spades, slices like all get go, and has an elegant simplicity to it that contributes to its usability. Lock up on mine has about 80% of the lock bar face engaged.

    Personally I like the wire clip but RGT has a solid ti replacement clip if you don't.

    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  9. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    They've all been on PB washers until very recently. I think not quite a year ago he started giving people the option to upgrade to ball bearings.

    The only one of the knives mentioned I've owned is an S35VN Beast, and I love it. I'm not a huge fan of Titanium frame locks, especially heavy duty ones, but this I've kept.

    If I could have, I would have kept my Strider SnG, and not bought the beast. Times got tough, and my Strider had to go.

    If you can afford one, (slightly used) Brian Tighe has nice designs, though they use bearings. I'm partial to the tighe rod.

    Food for thought.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  10. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 12, 2015
    I'm surprised the Chaves Redencion 228 hasn't been mentioned yet (maybe I missed it). That one had been on my radar for a while as an overbuilt folder.
  11. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I would also take a look at Kizer. Elegant for sure, ceramic bearings, and many capable for heavy duty. I have a Ki4423 and it's very unique.


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