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New Kershaw slipjoints

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by mnblade, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Not the place for politics, please. Take it elsewhere.
     
  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Just my opinion, but it isn't going to take a Herculean effort to reach Rough Ryder quality. Hopefully they can push each other to better quality through competition. That's always good for the consumer.
     
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  3. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Like the look of the Culpepper, but not the steel. I am also not sure I appreciate the source of the name given the source of manufacture.
     
  4. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Understood, good Sir.
    Sorry for the detour.
     
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  5. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Fair enough. I thought 420HC edged it out but looking at the numbers I suspect you're correct. Or at least no worse for sure. Definitely will be HT dependent. Thanks for motivating me to double check!

    Link to 7Cr13MoV composition: http://www.zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=7cr13

    Link to Case's TruSharp: http://zknives.com/knives/steels/case_tru-sharp.shtml
     
  6. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    680
    Oct 28, 2010
    Meh
     
  7. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    680
    Oct 28, 2010
    Meh
     
  8. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Kershaw has made traditionals in the past. I might check these out.
     
  9. confucius37

    confucius37 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2008
    If they're gonna start making traditional, they should start by reproducing the Kershaw Wild Turkey. I have one and it is a fantastic knife

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  10. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Now you're talking. Those Kershaw pics look awful. They make the knives look like gas station specials. Seems like they could find a well-made prototype and a professional photographer for the catalog photos. Maybe they did ... scary thought.
     
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  11. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Looks like an Al Mar :thumbsup:
     
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  12. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 26, 2012
    I am an unabashed KAI fan so I will be trying these out. I have been content with their import 8cr models, used their 3cr Shuffles before without issue so I can’t see why these would be a disappointment. No, they aren’t GECs but I know that going into it...either way, more traditionals means more fun!
     
  13. CaptInsano

    CaptInsano

    Apr 11, 2007
    I might try a Culpepper for $30 or whatever they actually sell for.
     
  14. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    It is good to see someone else enter (or re-enter in this case) the slipjoint market.
    I would be willing to at least see what they are about...for $25 why not. Maybe a good candidate for rehandle practice.

    Jimping though? C'mon now. Who did they consult with? :)
     
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