Really...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by PheonixKingZ, Aug 13, 2020.

Which blade is better in YOUR opinion?

  1. Black

    11 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Polished (Aka silver)

    66 vote(s)
    85.7%
  1. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

    435
    Aug 9, 2020
    Oh yes, usually more than the SAK! :D

    (I’ll upload pics later today, I’m on a mini vacation right now. ;))
     
  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Don't you hate when adults are right?:p
     
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  3. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    It doesn't need to be sharp to put an eye out.
     
  4. Smaug

    Smaug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Great combo.

    There's just something satisfying about a locking knife that fills the hand, even if it isn't as useful as a SAK.

    There's also something magical about a SAK. Even if it has a sharp knife, it is usually perceived as a multi-tool first, thanks to MacGyver. (watch it on Netflix, if you can)
     
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  5. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I have a SAK Spartan clone in my pocket right now. It comes in pretty handy. Earlier today I used the bottle opener on a Mexican soda for my wife. Her blood sugar was low.

    The more I use a SAK, the more I like them. I have one for my Jeep Cherokee, another for my wife’s car, one in the bug out bag, and one in my bag of office gear.

    I have an extra Spartan that I have tricked out with every bell and whistle that I can.

    And, you don’t want to know about all the Soldiers I have just collecting dust.

    The past few days I have been reaching for a SAK more than anything else.
     
  6. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 9, 2020
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    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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  8. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 9, 2020
    It has sharpened up very very well, I can feel the burr on both sides of the blade.
     
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    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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  10. Sayoc01

    Sayoc01

    244
    Nov 19, 2009
    Cheez,you remind me of when I was a kid....you won't understand OR approve of what I'm going to post!In my collection & have a # of large bladed knives! As I GOT OLDER .....my EDC blades AND guns have gotten smaller.....big blades AND guns can be a pain to conceal for edc. My little brother was a MARINE....he said.....I edc small...I'm not visiting any bad locations!Enjoy whatever you get!
     
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  11. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Not uncommon. Many of us have picked smaller, lighter gear as we have grown older.

    I often carry a Benchmade 531 folder. It weighs just a little over two ounces.
     
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  12. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Gold Member

    782
    Apr 9, 2020
    @PheonixKingZ would your parents care if I gave you an automatic Buck 112? It doesn't have a pocket clip (which was an issue?), and auto's are perfectly legal in Kentucky :)
     
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  13. Skar

    Skar

    185
    Mar 24, 2020
    Fyi... I know I hit this late.
    A Rat1 in D2 in a excellent knife for EDC and backpacking. Under 50$
     
  14. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    669
    Aug 29, 2019
    Speaking of hitting things late, I finally watched Outpost 76's cut testing video on the Rat in AUS-8 vs D2. The results were surprising. While the D2 Rat did better than a lot of budget knives in Chinese D2, the AUS-8 Rat came out on top. It cuts a little more cardboard, it has better corrosion resistance, and it costs less.

    Of course, these results are based on his methods. There are obviously arguments that can be made about media besides cardboard, fine versus toothy edges, etc. However, this does match my totally non-scientific EDC experiences.

     
  15. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

    435
    Aug 9, 2020
    I thank you for your generous offer, but I humbly decline, for several reasons.

    They just let me get these two knives and I will be moving to either NY, NJ, or PA by the end of this year. (I’m pretty sure these states have strict knife laws?)

    No hard feelings though. :)
     
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  16. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Gold Member

    782
    Apr 9, 2020
    No worries! Just figured I'd check
     
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  17. Skar

    Skar

    185
    Mar 24, 2020
    Ya... Everyone is out to prove something.
    One guy will make a video or link to say this; then another will sway it another way.

    Whichever steel you desire then.
    I chose D2 for my rat.
    Aus 8 will cut things too !!
     
  18. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Nope. Wrong. Not PA, unless you are moving to Philthadelphia. Can't carry autos though.
     
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  19. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 9, 2020
    Yep! I am really impressed with my Utilitac II AUS 8A steel, very nice stuff.
     
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  20. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 19, 2018
    New York knife laws aren't really bad unless you're in NYC...
     
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