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Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by halden.doerge, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Crappy photo, but will give you an idea. Black liners, hardware, mini-deep clip. Blue backspacer. Should have probably blacked the 20CV blade, but couldn’t decide at the time. If in doubt, leave the blade bare as far as I’m concerned.

    It doesn’t quite come together like I’d hoped. But this is about the best it’ll ever look, probably. Because it’s going to be a user. I’m hoping the brass pivot collars will patina. If they’re real brass. Read somewhere they are. ‘Course, if I’m carrying it all the time, it might keep the brass polished. We’ll see.

    Might get its little brother next month.

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  2. Goetztalon

    Goetztalon

    98
    Feb 8, 2016
    Looks pretty cool! I think you did good by keeping the blade plain. Only part I did black on mine was the liners with orange scales and spacer. Gives it a fixed blade look.
     
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  3. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    647
    May 9, 2018
    Ok, another question for you, you sharpen knives for people, bet you see lots of different steels, of the Benchmade custom shop ones which would you pick for a large Griptilian sheapsfoot?
     
  4. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Personally I’d go for 20cv pretty much every time. Benchmade does a great job heat treating it, and I’m not crazy for M4, especially when it means always having coated blade from Benchmade.
     
  5. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I realize I’m not the one who was asked, but 20CV is my current favorite steel. Benchmade’s D2 is pretty good, too. S30V would be my last choice.
     
  6. Larryz71

    Larryz71

    25
    Jan 20, 2018
    Just out of curiosity, why do you like D2 more than S30V? Is Benchmade’s HT on the D2 just really good? Thanks.
     
  7. Eljay2

    Eljay2

    79
    Sep 25, 2018
    This does look great. Looks like it would be a standard offering. May have to
    copy. :)

     
  8. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    The D2, just like they say, seems to be a little tougher. Like it isn’t chipping or wearing, just rolling, maybe? It seems I can get a good edge back on it by just stropping, most of the time. This is on a couple of Sieberts that I’ve kinda convexed the edges. I’ve got S30V from several makers, and none of them seem to hold an edge like I think they should.

    20CV doesn’t exactly strop well. But it seems to keep a shaving edge forever.
     
  9. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    647
    May 9, 2018
    Finally went for it. M4 blade, G10. I have a set of Flytanium I'm gonna get a blingy ano job on so she can dress up or down.
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  10. TiHawk60

    TiHawk60 Basic Member Basic Member

    75
    Jul 30, 2017
    I have the grip in G10 / M4 and love it. Thinking of making myself another Barrage in G10 / 20CV!
     
  11. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    647
    May 9, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019

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