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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ErocSD, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. ErocSD

    ErocSD

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    Jan 21, 2019
    Thank you. Great info .I have no experience with Matt Bailey. Did a few Google searches and couldn't find anything for sale but found some old sold posts, beautiful blade.

    I think I'll avoid picking up anothan Lambert crossroads and go for a Liong Mah warrior 2 or Reate K2 next. ... Unless I find a deal on a CRK large sebenza for a deal first.
     
  2. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Good choices.
     
  3. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    199
    Jan 21, 2019
    So added a few new ones to the collection, what am I missing?

    From scanning the forum and reading up on the knife world so far I've got my eye on a Reate K2, Lionsteel TI Spine, Apurvis progeny, Olamic wayfarer, Holt Spectre, Hinderer XM-18 3.5" and a CRK Inkosi....

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    Still working on pictures and lighting but this is what I've got so far.... what would be your next blade?
     
  4. SteelJunkee

    SteelJunkee Gold Member Gold Member

    855
    May 6, 2018
    I therm of collection...

    Kershaw Blur
    Benchmade 940 Osborne
    Spydero Endura 4
    Spyderco Delica
    Ontario Rat series
    Spyderco Tenacious
    Benchmade Barrage
    Spyderco Paramilitary series
    Case trapper
    Gerber Paraframe
    CRKT Squid
    Benchmade North Fork
    Benchmade Crooked River
    Spyderco Manix
    CRKT Drifter
    Kershaw Cryo
     
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  5. mr2blue

    mr2blue Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    If you do not take a look at Fantoni Knives you are missing out.

    Look at Fantoni HB02 & HB03 and Fantoni Hide.
     
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  6. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    199
    Jan 21, 2019
    Wow those fantonis are nice. Kind of like a xm18, thanks
     
  7. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    199
    Jan 21, 2019
    That's an impressive list, thank you.
     
  8. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    199
    Jan 21, 2019
    I think after sleeping on it and much review I'm in the market for a gentlemen EDC. Since I don't have any Damascus blades I think that's on the shopping list as well. Perhaps a Damascus gentlemen's flipper would be the best of both worlds. I want something I can use but still looks good enough to be called s gentlemen's EDC. The ti spine kind of fits this category except it's not really a one handed knife. Any other gentlemen's EDC knifes out there?
     
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  9. SteelJunkee

    SteelJunkee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2018
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  10. ErocSD

    ErocSD

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    Jan 21, 2019
    Nice, I like those, Thank you.
     
  11. SteelJunkee

    SteelJunkee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2018
    there's is also this one I like a lot.

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  12. LadyEarth

    LadyEarth

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    Nov 24, 2012
    If you're going into knife collection in a big way and ready to step up above folding knives, do not pay a visit to Busse part of the forum. Everyone that goes in there ends up becoming Busse fans for life.

    P.s. You can't break their knives and if you do, 100% lifetime guarantee + a very impressed Jerry Busse.

     
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  13. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Late to the party but welcome :thumbsup:
    Your in good hands as we are the best enablers known to man kind :D
     
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  14. Megalobyte

    Megalobyte

    Jun 5, 2002
    A few things come to mind.

    It’s true that once you hit $700 or so, better fit and finish becomes harder to get, and exponentially more expensive.

    If it’s just buying to use, and you view them from a practical perspective as just nice tools, then it might not make sense to spend a fortune on higher end customs.

    If you are the type who views them as a sort of art, and appreciate precision, materials, extreme attention to detail etc. high end customs might be worth it to you.

    If you’d like to see how mechanically impressive a flipper knife can be, I highly recommend any custom division Shirogorov. Very few custom knives can match them in my experience for mechanical perfection.

    But one thing you should know, if you jump into the world of customs, you’ll soon realize, guns are bargains in comparison.

    Since you know guns, a Glock for $499 will do most anything you need it to. A full custom 1911 will also do a good job. Is the 1911 worth 10x the price of the Glock? Only you can answer that.
     
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