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Holy Grails Batman!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jideta, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    or more like holy sh!t!

    So my knife journey this year has been interesting, mainly because of the C19 I've a lot of time to obsess over it. Like seriously get all OCD about it.
    Needless to say, my accumulation has increased many fold, and I've been able to, thanks to our government, uh, step up my game.
    Step way up.
    Up, up, up.

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    Into crazyland.
    A land where I thought I would never find myself, but here I am.
    First the why.
    I don't know.
    Peer pressure?
    Keeping up with the jones'?
    Small genitals?
    Not sure. I think maybe just a quest to see what it's like in the upper atmosphere.

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    I took the plunge.
    I think I'm at the point where I'm just about done dreaming and it's time to just rock and roll.
    Now that I've rocked and rolled I'll be eating happy meals for the foreseeable future.
    If you know what I mean.
    A couple of things had come into alignment.
    First I needed a boost.
    I really don't like multi-grind blades and GTC is kinda known for that but this discontinued Stampede is a sort of simple flat grind. Sort of I say because the blade has three different textures on it. More in my review for those interested.
    This puppy has the hidden flipper.
    I'm more Bauhaus than Arts and Crafts but really Art Deco and the scales just sold me.
    It's a little smaller than I like, but again, them scales!
    Here it is again next to the Most Expensive Endura Ever (MEEE):

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    Was it worth it?
    I'm still kinda in shock.
    Shocked, but happy.
    Which I suppose is the main thing.

    So, show some of your grails and the story of how and why.
    BTW, I call this a grail but you know it ain't over.
     
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  2. rxavage

    rxavage

    Aug 16, 2014
    That is a beautiful piece. Congrats
     
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  3. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    thanks!
     
  4. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    mine is much lower in overall cost & exclusivity... but I really just can't see a need to upgrade it, I've had it for 2+ years now
    sorry for linking to spydy's own pic of it, but my camera skills don't do the gb2 justice ;)
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  5. Thunderpants

    Thunderpants

    60
    May 21, 2020
    That's a nice one, whatever it is!
    I've always wanted a titanium Lionsteel SR1 or SR11. Logic tells me only an idiot would get one, since the aluminium versions are lighter, cheaper, and usually better (inexplicably, the Ti SR11s all seem to need disassembly before becoming the magisterial flippers they were born to be.)
    So I have accumulated an SR1, SR2, SR11 and SR22, all in aluminium, and all gorgeous (at least, I think) ... yet part of me still yearns to acquire one of these beauties in Ti.
    So I guess that would be my grail knife.

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    "Hey Beavis! You could sell all this cr*p and get a Bronze Titanium SR11!"
    "But that would, like, weigh a ton."
    "Yeah. Hehe! Hehe!"
     
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  6. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    gb2 = gayle bradley 2 ... it uses cpm-m4 steel, and spyderco has a perfect hollow grind to it

    going back to the op, the knife spine grind is a bit visually disturbing to me... I just can't understand why it goes to full spine thickness again near the point
    it looks like they stopped and forgot to finish the job ;)

    outside of that one point, it's quite a grail
     
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  7. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    Those GTC's are like, whoa baby!!!!! Congrats on going for it. I have to know, will it ever cut?
     
  8. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    That's actually one of Cecchini's less dramatic designs.
     
  9. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    Well, I didn't get it to put it on a shelf.
    I usually now carry one straight and one serrated; the serrated gets the cutting jobs while the straight usually cuts up my lunch.
     
  10. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    You ain't kidding.
    I really really wanted to like the Airborne, but I just can't. That multi-grind business...I may however indulge in a Supersonic with that fake multi-grind.
    Spine work doesn't bother me.
     
  11. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020

    That's pretty much what it's all about no? Once you get something and don't feel the need for anything else...


    I'm beginning to think Ti is overrated.
    My Endura up there has Ti scales and they are heavy compared to aluminum.
    I think they are harder and less prone to scratches (barely!) but if I didn't do the engraving I wouldn't have changed them out.
    I got a Lionsteel PM4 coming in!
     
  12. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    Ti really is much stronger than Al... so there is that... but my normal 'cheap' edc is a kershaw leek which uses Aluminum, it's just tiny compared to the gb2
     
  13. CyberRacer

    CyberRacer Gold Member Gold Member

    126
    Apr 28, 2018
    If it's worth it to YOU, and nobody's going hungry because of it, then hell yea!
    Gorgeous knife - Congrats!
     
  14. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    thanks!
     
  15. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I got a couple hinderers, so I reached that milestone and I'm super happy with them! As good as I thought they would be and more! Also, my dlc m4/jade g10 shaman. The GB2 is also grail worthy...

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  16. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Congrats!! Gus' knives are impeccable. I always lusted after his .50 caliber model, just couldn't afford the scratch!! Or the.itch!!!
     
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  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    This giant Sawby toothpick is definitely my grail, I was fortunate enough to swoop it from the exchange on the commute home one day due to a timely alert from a forum friend:D

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  18. Basp2005

    Basp2005

    735
    Dec 6, 2015
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    This, for me. Anything more expensive and I wouldn't want to use it. And to me, that defeats the purpose.
     
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  19. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    No grails for me, I just know what I like. These two are recent ones that get a lot of attention. Saw them, liked them, bought them. Simple as that. No story needed, it’s still being told as I carry the knives.

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  20. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    My grails, if that’s even what I want to call them, get carried every day. As the duck said, I know what I like. [​IMG]
     
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