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Coming back to basic and inexpensive knives after years of buying latest stuff....

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by lonestar1979, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2019
  2. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Well lets take inventory of where I am at :
    Last knives purchased =
    • Opinel Carbon #12
    • Outdoor Edge Fillet & Boning Folding Knife (a simple lock back with 420A steel) the design and handle in particular and the thinness of the blade in general please me no end.
    • Case Teardrop in Black Water Buffalo scales
    • Swiss Army Rangergrip 78 SAK
    • Cold Steel Large Stockman (OK OK it has super steel) hey it's a traditional and it is going for about half price of MSRP so that's "inexpensive" . . . right ?

    So I'm with ya'

    Truth be told I've been getting the bug for my first Sebenza again now that work has picked up . . .

    It's the Devil talking . . . I can resist this . . . I've done it before . . .
    Or not.

    To ask me to go through life without M4 blade steel here or there though.

    Nah dude, nah.
    Just put it in a nice single blade trapper and I'm good.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2019
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  3. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I don't know what knife nuts those aren't good enough for, but you won't find those kind of knife nuts here.
  4. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    I still keep buying stuff,lol,but mostly traditional stuff,have no use for tscticals anymore,btw cold steel stockman in s35 v is awesome.The other day i received a nice custom navaja type knife from Spain,and will be getting more,but am done with tacticals I think,will stick to traditional fixed and folding ,after i sell most of my stuff.Victorinox and Opinels will still be used every day.I am planing to get few traditional tacticals in future,Spanish navajas and Italian stiletos,and maybe couple bowies.
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  5. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    Ps.i like Sebenza too,awesome knives but out of my price range,when i sell my other knives,might try one out.
  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Sounds like a good plan. :thumbsup:
  7. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
  8. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
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  9. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    I've done it again. My signature mistake
    Talking all knives in the traditional forum.
    I'll fix it.
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  10. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    I haven't carried a non trad in a very long time. Whatever knife or tool I want, it usually turns out to be simple and old fashioned.

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  11. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2019
    Yes!! Y’all here on Blade Forums honestly converted me to the traditional knife sub genre to the point I felt comfortable selling off all of my higher end modern “tactical folders”.

    An old second hand (or third hand idk) Trapper is my current edc along with a Leatherman squirt as a secondary. Let me tell you I’m dang happy with the pair of them. No complaints from me :thumbsup:
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  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I dunno about this....
    The words basic and inexpensive are miles from where Im at with my traditional knife obseshh....hobby
  13. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    Carrying a single layer SAK after years of Queen, GEC, Northwoods, etc. I think I qualify. :)
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  14. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    The most "modern" single blade I carry is a Buck 110 or 112.
    I always pair it with a multiblade like a stockman, moose, trapper, canoe, or barlow, and either a 4 blade scout/camp knife or SAK Huntsman.
    Truth to tell, I use the multiblade more than the 110/112, but after carrying one on my belt for over 40 years I feel naked without it.

    I've never been drawn to pocket clips or those modern things that open with one hand.
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  15. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    Who makes ranch boss from cold steel,very good looking knife ,but expensive too.I ordered another inexpensive user,Rough rider barlow ,large,think the blade is 5 inches,cant wait to get it.It has stag handles i think.
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  16. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    Big daddy barlow :)
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  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    A relatively inexpensive knife, but as good as any I've ever carried... A Wright's Rosewood Lambsfoot.
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  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    My first modern folder of quality make was everything I wanted in a folder back then, once I joined BF's and found the porch I realized my journey with modern folders was over and I started getting truly interested in the traditional knives I always thought would be too slow and fiddly to use.

    Now I'm 100% traditional ( I think it was always in me ) and there's just too much to love.
    Many patterns , and many variations on these patterns from various manufacturers over more than 100 years of evolvement for me to choose from.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
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  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Same here, but more specifically I try not to dislike modern folders so much but it's just not in me anymore.
    If there is a modern folder that I don't hate I'm usually still wanting it to be a bit more simple in design.
    It's easier to just get a traditional folder than wait around for a modern folder that's not coming.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
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  20. jrawk


    Jul 14, 2014
    I have begun to purchase, carry and use modern folders again more often instead of traditional style knives. Two reasons:
    1) Many new modern folder designs have more traditional elements in them now. Wood scales, bolsters, blade shapes/dimensions.... very refreshing. No longer is every modern folder a sharpened pry-bar.
    2) Unlike everything in 2018, nothing of my likes coming from GEC in 2019. Case hasn't had anything inspire me lately, even the barlows. And no more Queen short runs to mull over gambling on a blind purchase.

    My most carried traditionals are now a 35 Churchill hummingbird acrylic, a 44 Cocobolo and a CK Lionsteel Shuffler bocote.
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