Photos Fixed Blade & Folder Combo

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Aryan29, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    I would say that any task that made me question the strength of the folding knife or how cofortable the handle is. Such as exerting a lot of pressure on it (need a good roundish handle for that and the lock better be tough), a certain amount of torquing (say enlarging a hole in an enclosure for an electrician to run conduit) or, God forbid, mild prying.

    I could add anything that is so messy that the required cleaning afterwards might not be so easy on a folding item.

    I think this is the main reason for sure!

    Thanks all for all the great answers.

    Mikel
     
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  2. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Hey Mikel,
    Glad you replied, Isn’t BF a great place to be? We have such knowledgeable and co-operative/supportive members here, and their collective treasure trove of knives :thumbsup:.
    Aryan.
     
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  3. Joefairbanks

    Joefairbanks

    106
    Jun 14, 2016
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    My fixed/folder combo today- a slicey bunch!
     
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  4. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Hadn't really spoken up in this thread as I don't carry a folder, just a small fixed. Only time I carry a folder is if I go "down the hill" and my little fixed blade might be frowned upon in some parts. I do carry horizontal in a crossdraw manner, and have for many years. Any questions I could answer for ya?

    Thats one of only 3 Coyotes I've ever done in a flat grind and it was the first in 26C3.
     
  5. Joefairbanks

    Joefairbanks

    106
    Jun 14, 2016
    I just received my Horsewright Vaquero in elk, 2 days ago. I must admit that it's smaller than I thought it would be- but I am not complaining at all! It definitely cuts way above it's weight class! The craftsmanship is stellar, and it is one slicey little bugger! I'm definitely impressed, and it carries nicely.
    The El Toro in blue jigged bone is next on my list!
     
  6. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    @Horsewright
    Thanks for your note, your name came up in a conversation just as a compliment, nothing else :thumbsup:.
    Aryan.
     
  7. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Gotcha.

    Good deal. Thanks. Those Vaqueros just disappear on the belt don’t they.
     
  8. Joefairbanks

    Joefairbanks

    106
    Jun 14, 2016
    Yes, they do! I find myself reaching down to make sure it's there all the time. And, I'm also looking for any excuse to cut something with it!
    Thanks for making an awesome knife, for a great price! I'm 100% pleased with my purchase.
     
  9. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Good deal, thanks for the kind words.
     
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  10. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Tonight! IMG_20200313_190311.jpg
     
  11. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Endura + Mini Fox River,
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  12. jonnieb27

    jonnieb27

    170
    Sep 13, 2008
    The Bradford 3.5 is nice, but it moves the blade edge away from your hand because of the guard, and the jimping is also weirdly placed. For a small knife I like the Bradford 3 better as it gives you excellent control of the blade. You need to try them in hand if possible.
     
  13. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Today's! IMG_20200315_045024.jpg
     
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  14. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Is the Bradford 3 a four finger grip? I guess you can choke up on it for more control.
     
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  15. jonnieb27

    jonnieb27

    170
    Sep 13, 2008
    The Bradford 3 is more of a 3 1/2 finger grip for me, which is why I made custom scales to fully cover the tang.
     
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  16. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I think it was from Josh Gallardo, not sure how old they are since I know he makes really nice hunters now. I will work on more pics of the small pocket scalpel and a hunter.
     
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  17. justjed

    justjed

    Oct 23, 2010
    Always a fixed and a folder. White River Sendero Classic and a Ruike P-108 frame-lock today. Folders get rotated, in no particular order, the Sendero is my go-to. Which one I grab for a particular task depends on my mood at the time, but the Sendero gets most of the work.
     
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  18. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Buck112 Auto+PSK Elmax,
    Just Black.
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  19. ashwinearl

    ashwinearl

    311
    Nov 9, 2006
    @Aryan29 I have a mini kwaiken in progress right now. It currently is set for burgundy coarse micarta handles, but they haven't been epoxied yet. PM me for more info if you want.
     
  20. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks @ashwinearl for your message :thumbsup:, you may post some pics if you like. At present I’m thinking of ordering a knife like/similar to GEC H20, with blade length 2.75”, red micarta.

    Aryan.
    (Happens to be my 1k post)
     
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