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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by eisman, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    The snap is rather subtle on opening with a decent amount of snap on the close.Slightly better than my production 301s.
    I'd rate the pull on clip blade about a 5 with the sheepsfoot a 6.No blade play on either side.
     
  2. Jaydud

    Jaydud Gold Member Gold Member

    308
    Jul 24, 2015
    I guess this means I won’t win the last notice competition. :(
     
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  3. dpowers311

    dpowers311

    443
    Jan 23, 2014
    Received my 2 yesterday. Have to say they are both wonderful. Thanks to all involved in making a great knife.

    Dave
     
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  4. UnderDawgAl

    UnderDawgAl

    50
    Feb 18, 2018
    I got mine in today. It looks great. The handles are beautifully matched, and they are lined up neatly with the bolsters. The blades seem perfect.

    **WARNING: Objective facts below! Not complaints or criticisms.**
    The clip blade snaps open perfectly. However, at first I had to push the blade closed all the way, because it would only snap closed until the tip was still a half inch or so from being completely closed, at which point I'd have to push it down. After a shot of Kroil at the joint and working it back and forth a bit, now it snaps closed almost all the way. I just have to push it closed the final sixteenth inch or so. The blade is sharp like I like it.

    The sheepsfoot blade is just the opposite. It needs to be pulled open all the way, but it snaps shut with authority. The blade is not quite as sharp as the other, but no matter. I'll touch up both blades anyway.

    The clip blade end of the knife has a gap between the springs large enough to see through--maybe 1/32" wide--but it has no impediment on functionality. The average person, unlike most of us folks here, would never notice it.

    All in all, I'm pleased as punch. This is my first knife with a modern steel. All the others are some 1095 variant, 420, or 440. I'm looking forward to the longer edge retention I should get with this steel.

    Many thanks to skblades and the others for all your work on this!!!
     
  5. redcanoe

    redcanoe Gold Member Gold Member

    835
    Feb 12, 2012
    Got my Email today,that means I may get it by Christmas.That would be a treat.
     
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  6. Behr95

    Behr95 Gold Member Gold Member

    172
    Jan 23, 2018
    2 knives, no slip. No notice yet. I’m in the edge of my seat.
     
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  7. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    This is a jaw-droppingly nice knife, and beautifully executed. My hat's off to SK and Buck -- thank you for making this year's knife a real beauty! :D:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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    Fit and finish is excellent, and the elk is marvelous: knobbly, superbly matched, not too thick or thin. I'm digging it.
     
  8. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    Gorgeous!

    My tracking says Monday, but I wouldn't be surprised if I get "them" (two knives and a slip) Saturday. After all of the posts of received knives, I have to say that I am very glad that I ordered two....
     
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  9. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Tracking received! Knife is pre-shipment... Almost there!

    This is easily my most anticipated knife this year!
     
  10. WHT

    WHT Gold Member Gold Member

    181
    May 25, 2016
    I'm still waiting so I informed my wife that she is giving it to me for Christmas. As long as it arrives by the 24th, I'm happy.
     
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  11. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Ah, good to know. Sadly that puts me at the end of the line, but at least I now know why. I will just continue chanting my mantra...
    ooooohhhhhmmmgonnagettaniceknife... ooooohhhhhmmmgonnagettaniceknife...
     
  12. PStone

    PStone

    255
    Mar 3, 2018

    But you are doing more “1 knife, no slip” boxes too right?
     
  13. BigKurtHaze

    BigKurtHaze

    630
    Aug 2, 2015
    I certainly hope so, in the same boat over here.
     
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  14. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Don't even try. I'm going to win the LAST KNIFE GRAND PRIZE.
    All of the seconds, and defects are shipping first. By the time they make mine, they'll have it all figured out. :D

    Hey did Y'all notice Buck's been forgetting the spey blade on all these early knives? :oops: Another good reason to be last.
     
    cigarrodog, gaj999, PStone and 10 others like this.
  15. boykinlp

    boykinlp Gold Member Gold Member

    360
    May 14, 2018
    You know in some groups, that is called "Mr. Irrelevant" and you get to go to Disney World!:D
     
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  16. Jathes

    Jathes Gold Member Gold Member

    382
    Nov 6, 2016
    Received my shipping notification. :thumbsup:
     
  17. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    799
    Dec 1, 2015
    Guys.... Guys guys guys. All the knives will be shipped. No need to fear that your knife isn't coming. Keep calm and wait on.
     
    btb01, Jondllas311, sitflyer and 19 others like this.
  18. BigKurtHaze

    BigKurtHaze

    630
    Aug 2, 2015
    My precious!!


    :D
     
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    :mad:I'm NEVER going to get my knives - I just KNOW it!! Waaaaaa!:eek::(



    :)(Actually, I just now got my pre-shipment notice for the 2 knives, with the tracking number!!
    I am stoked!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::D:D:thumbsup::thumbsup:)
     
    mqqn, Vaporstang, BigKurtHaze and 8 others like this.
  20. JB in LV

    JB in LV Gold Member Gold Member

    522
    May 20, 2016
    I like this a lot. Thank you, Stephen @skblades , Caleb @hengem , and thank you to Buck.

    Couple little things that will take 'bout 20 mins, and then it's going in my pocket.

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