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Let's show some love for the classic yet often over looked Christy knife

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Hickory n steel, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    @Hickory n steel As I said above I ordered one and it's everything that was said about it. Unobtrusive, extremely well made, packaged well with an insert describing the company and its history and as sharp as anything I've ever handled. It turns a sheet of paper into a feather. It will stay on my keychain for the foreseeable future.
    One last comment on my complaint about the shipping cost. On the website it says shipping cost, but when you receive the package it says it's for "handling and shipping." Being a small, old school operation that was the way things were done. Fair enough, I stand corrected, especially for a well made piece of steel that has proven itself and will continue to do so. 20190115_204139-768x884.jpg
     
  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Glad you like your new knife, I'm sure liking mine.
    I don't personally do knows on keychains, but as I understand these were once a popular chioce for a keychain knife and I can see why.
     
  3. 353

    353 Gold Member Gold Member

    936
    Feb 20, 2015
    I 'd love to order some replacement blades but I live in Norway and they don't ship overseas..

    Can anyone help get hold of some?

    I'll off course pay for the whole ordeal, I'll even ship you some Norwegian chocolate as a bonus! :cool:

    Contact me on PM
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  4. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead

    348
    Nov 6, 2017
    I think these are really cool knives, but I have a hard time swappin out my victorinox classic on my keychain. I just cant see why I should. And the price is a bit high...
     
  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    It doesn't have to be on your keys, it can be your main knife.
     
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  6. Neko2

    Neko2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 18, 2003
    I'm back and forth on these. I keep wanting one but keep waffling on the price.
    I'm sure I'll get one eventually.
     
  7. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    They might not be available forever ;)
     
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  8. Bartleby

    Bartleby

    Oct 28, 2005
    Unique construction and nearly silent totally discreet one hand operation. About the price of a similar sized current production American made pen knife or peanut. Gotta love 'em!
     
  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I can't really get open one handed very easily, but otherwise you pretty much said it all.

    It's probably the sliciest knife ever.
     
  10. Bartleby

    Bartleby

    Oct 28, 2005
    I find that slipping my pinky finger into the key ring helps me a lot. I have changed out the ring to a somewhat larger diameter one to have room for my finger and my keys.
    It is a heck of a cutter and slicer!
     
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  11. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    Never heard of Christy Knives but I love the history and authenticity. So I want to say THANK YOU for turning me on to these. Just when I thought there was nothing interesting left to accumulate...
    I'll likely order one today, a special treat for myself. :)
     
  12. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    You're welcome.

    A treat it'll be, they cut like a dream.
     
  13. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    Mine arrived yesterday. I love it, and it's going into the collection.
    They are no-frills with the packaging - it comes in a zip lock with an information card and split ring.

    Regarding the shipping price, since it was brought up: They mail it in a flat-rate envelope, no padding, 3-day Priority Mail. The USPS charges over $7 for this service, a ridiculous price but not the fault of Christy Knives.
     
  14. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Good to know about the shipping.

    Yeah they're no frills about the packaging, but I like it that was for this knife because it helps keep the cost down.
     
  15. Bartleby

    Bartleby

    Oct 28, 2005
    Put it on your keys and carry it for a bit. They hold up very well to key ring carry, always handy when needed.
     

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