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Go Large--The BF Big Folder Thread

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ChazzyP, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Here ya go, @Dadpool . I tried to shoot these from directly above to take photo perspective out of the equation as it always makes the front knife look way bigger. The Millie is way thinner, but broader of handle while the Raven is narrow, but thick. Normally narrow doesn't cut it for me as I can't close the last two fingers on either hand, but the curved back and thickness of the Raven's grip lets it nestle right in. One of the things I love about my Millies is the way the fit my hand, either back or choked up. One of the really nice features of the Cheburkov is that with my index finger in the lockbar choil my thumb lays perfectly on the jimped blade ramp. No stretching required. :cool: Both knives are great, though.

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    Note that the C-Tek on the Raven is a much brighter red in better light. The blade similarity with the long straight spines of the two knives is striking.
     
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  2. CPM3V

    CPM3V Gold Member Gold Member

    61
    Jun 5, 2019
    Very Nice!
     
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  3. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Thanks! I agree, the blade similarity is striking. I love how the Raven packs all that extra blade into a handle about the same size as the Millie's.
     
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  4. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I've noted in the past that one could fit at least another quarter-inch of blade into the Millie's handle and there would still be plenty of clearance even to the newer enlarged lanyard tube. On the other hand, having "too much" handle has never bothered me--the more to hang onto the better, as far as I'm concerned--and it's not like the knife is lacking anything in the blade-length department either.

    As far as the Raven goes, I do like how Cheburkov brings the blade within an nth of being able to touch it at the butt of the handle. Like another well-known Russian maker, it's a design feature that's just plain cool. :):cool:
     
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  5. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Damn, the Shirogorov 111 is my limit on big folders, which I happen to like and carry. Just picked up a Native Chief and it's a sweet blade. I've got a couple more Military's, but this all I've got ;)

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  6. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I have become a big fan of CKF... these are all Spyderco Military sized...

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  7. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I carried this 'Bad Boy' on a day-hike with my very enthusiastic best boy... (see avatar)

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    I didn't use it, but it was nice to have at my side... I felt like a modern 'Dan'l Boone'
     
  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    That's sweet...looks like it locks up like a fixed blade...and the blade to handle ratio is impressive...
     
  9. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Sorry... It isn't a folder... I'm getting old...
     
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  10. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I

    that is some Olympic level sarcasm there... I'm still laughing...
     
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks, I'm here all week;)
     
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  12. stormyone

    stormyone

    914
    Dec 19, 2006
    I got the Native Chief a couple days ago. Love the tip up. Bought a deep carry clip for it. It is the Military killer IMO.
     
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  13. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    So far, even though I’ve only had it for a few hours, there’s nothing about the knife that I don’t like. I can say without any doubt that the Native Chief will be my most carried Spyderco and I really like the Military. I’ll patiently wait for a different color G10 to show up. A burnt orange Native Chief would be a must have.
     
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  14. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Basic Member Basic Member

    632
    Oct 11, 2018
    Nice! Man ive been eyeing that native chief ever since i heard about it. I had a native 5 and liked how it wasnt wide in the pocket at all. Love Spydercos and This looks like a full size version of it. Im wondering what your impressions are if you dont mind. From what ive seen and read about it so far its probably gonna end up in my pocket also.
     
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  15. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Basic Member Basic Member

    632
    Oct 11, 2018
    Sweet! Im diggin that sukhoi and been looking for a CKF milk myself but no luck so far finding one.
     
  16. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Basic Member Basic Member

    632
    Oct 11, 2018
    Double post
     
  17. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I carried my Crooked River today, but spent time with new Raven when I got home. Big boy day. :)

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  18. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Only ~4" long blade , but nearly 2" wide ! :eek::):thumbsup::thumbsup:

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  19. vinte77

    vinte77 Gold Member Gold Member

    165
    Nov 24, 2009
    My light and dark CRs.
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  20. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Today's mail brought a new BIG BOI, a user Medford Praetorian G. It's Adamas-like in OAL, blade length, and weight, but otherwise completely unlike any of the other big knives I own. :D

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