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Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by kane22, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Fancier

    Fancier

    Jul 1, 2012
    Nice comparison, thanks.
    Assuming that the ESEE is sharp the only thing hindering the performance that I can think of is the rough texture coating.
    The MUCK really is a jack of all trades design, I don't think that it is optimized for any one task.
    I do agree that the MUCK has a nice handle, especially if you want to use a two finger chopping grip.
     
  2. OBX351

    OBX351 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    The ESEE is razor sharp but I really don't like the way it cuts. It's hard to describe but I have a bunch of knives with a coating that don't have any "drag". I'll give it another try next week.

    I agree about your MUCK assessment and it's a good knife but as I stated above I am going to sell it.
     
  3. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    The ESEE 6 has a very thick edge in order to keep them tough. I convexed the edge on mine and reduced the thickness of the edge shoulder. Vast improvement in the feel of a cut.
     
  4. OBX351

    OBX351 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    That makes sense, just like on my Busses. I had have them reprofiled to get the to cut.
     
  5. TNVOL1969

    TNVOL1969

    144
    May 22, 2016
    I have been working on my folder collection, while waiting on my two 2.7 and a big 12 Survive! They have mainly been Benchmade knives that are being discontinued and discounted right now. I now have a few Spyderco, Zero Tolerance and Benchmade. Great for playing with while watching football.
     
  6. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    Spyderco Militarys have been taking all my pocket time. I have been very tempted to buy a few different variants on the exchange but after getting the 204p Dark green exclusive and experiencing the smoothness of the action with the new pivot and the new stepped stop pin I cant bring myself to buy a BNIB that has the old pivot and screwed pin.

    The new catalog shows that all Millies from 2017 on have the new pivot and pin, standoffs and lanyard hole as well as bigger hardwear. Holy crap they are bringing back the lefty!!!!!!!! Stoked, I am!!

    The thing that impresses me about that knife is the fact that its a ton of knife in a relatively light weight package. It also carries smaller than it actually is. Even more than that is the fact that other than upgrading the blade steel, the pin, the pivot, the backspacers hardware and the lanyard hole, the actual profile of the knife is exactly the same as it was designed in 1996 when it was released. Not many design profiles can say they went 20 years with no need to tweak the shape or size! There is literally no reason change it. Its simple perfection.

    I frequently wear gloves at work and the knife is a dream to operate with gloves. The other night I needed to quickly remove half a dozen chem-lights from there heavy duty wrappers. I was gloved and fully kitted out. Without even thinking about it, I drew the knife, opened it, cut packaging, closed and repocketed it, stuffed the lights in my cargo pocket, shut my trunk and ran. While riding to my destination a couple of my compadres were fiddling around in the dark trying to open those damn things with their fingers. I watched one dude remove a glove, the use his 25 dollar harware store special to practically pry open the wrappers then struggle to repocket his knife. It was then that I realized something I already knew but never could fully show an example of. The Spydero Military so exquisetly designed for exactly what I did. That knife is literally like an extension of my will.

    So yeah... got a little off topic, but I will buy other knives as long as they are the Soycerco Military!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  7. TNVOL1969

    TNVOL1969

    144
    May 22, 2016
    Gotta Love the Spyderco Military. It feels so good in the hand and it is big. I love the big folders. I always buy the basic run of the mill versions for economic reasons. But, I am always so intrigued by the sprint runs. My favorite Spyderco is the ol' Paramilitary 2. I also love my Benchmade Knifeworks exclusive Contego 810-1410 M390 which feels almost as good as the Military. Best of all they all fit in my pocket.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
  8. Karoi

    Karoi Unobtanium Member Gold Member

    843
    Sep 7, 2014
    Really enjoying the CPK field knife so far :)

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  9. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    770
    Jan 14, 2015
    Really like these blades!

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  10. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Those are all yours? Nice pic! You must love primary colors :D

    Are these done by Barkriver?

    Also, some pics I've seen seem to have a slight recurve, but these don't.
     
  11. Angry Hippie

    Angry Hippie

    50
    May 21, 2016
    Are those Dark Timber? What steel?
     
  12. Morgan W.

    Morgan W.

    77
    May 1, 2015
    Those are some sweet looking honey badgers! I need to pick up one of those soon, along with one of the 1911's.
     
  13. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    770
    Jan 14, 2015
    Yes, those are Dark Timber Honey Badgers in CPM3V Steel. They are super comfortable and very light. There are some impressive reviews of these on YouTube. The smaller Dark Timbers 1911 has a little more of a re-curve blade.

    There is also the Bark River/ Dark Timber Grizzly which is a collaboration blade. It is a Peter Kohler’s (Dark Timber) design from his custom Grizzly. It is a beast of a knife in CPM3V. It is a 9.25” blade with a whopping thickness of .272". Just had one up for sale. Here is a pic of that blade. You will notice one side has the Bark River logo, the other side Dark Timbers.

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017
  14. Angry Hippie

    Angry Hippie

    50
    May 21, 2016
    Those are really nice, Shark01. If you were to use one of those Honey Badgers for food prep, on a cutting board, would the blade rest flat on the cutting surface, or does the back of the choil hold it up a little bit?
     
  15. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    770
    Jan 14, 2015
    If the back of the choil rests on the cutting board the blade is slightly elevated from the surface of the cutting board. That's not an issue for me as I generally cut with the choil somewhat elevated.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017
  16. Angry Hippie

    Angry Hippie

    50
    May 21, 2016
    Thanks! I can't decide if I want to cancel my GSO 8 and try to get a Honey Badger or wait it out, or get both.
     
  17. Psybull

    Psybull

    620
    Dec 31, 2015
    Picked this one up recently, a Blackfeather bush tool.
    Old school bushcraft style in 01 steel [cough, spoiled on 3v] but it does sharpen easy and takes a nice edge.
    Joe runs a 1 man shop out of Virginia and makes some nice blades if you haven't seen his work before.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  18. OBX351

    OBX351 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    Nice knife!! 01 may not be 3v but it's a great steel! Think CFV.
     
  19. cpu_melt_down

    cpu_melt_down

    44
    Jun 24, 2016
    I wanted a 5" knife... the 2.7 is OAL: 6.75".

    My choices:

    - Gravelle Neck Knife (GNK).. OAL: 5.25"

    - Bark River Knives, Bravo-Micro.. OAL 4.9"

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  20. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    927
    Oct 2, 2016
    Oh man I've been eyeing the gravelle necker for quite some time now , it's awesome !
     

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