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The Chris Reeve of Flippers.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by SeppukuSamurai, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Remember this thread?

    Found it.

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  2. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 3, 2015
    Pics don't work
     
  3. The Burgh

    The Burgh Basic Member Basic Member

    483
    Jan 22, 2015
    Shiro + Reeves = Grail
     
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  4. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    You sure?
     
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  5. slyraven

    slyraven

    237
    Feb 19, 2019
    Is this real life
     
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  6. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    Deeeeets
     
  7. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Yes, one of ten one-offs lotto'd at Blade
     
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  8. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    Did CRK just do the inlays?
     
  9. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Just because you put together two things doesn't make it better. *cough* I rather have a nice Shiro 111 AND a nice CRK than this thing personally. It's like slapping ice cream on a steak. It might work for some, not me though. :p:D (Especially not at the price that is probably over 2 grand)
     
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  10. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Yessir...

    One of ten, possibly more later. All one offs featuring a hand carved titanium graphic by Lisa at CRK. All of the graphics are ones used by CRK in the past, I believe.

    Shiro made the knives, custom division Hatis. Titanium backspacer, mirrored flats on blade and hand satin flats on handles. Even mirror polished the lock insert. While all Shiros are pretty meticulous, you can tell they went over these with a fine tooth comb. No break in period, perfect glass action right out of the box.

    Exceptional collaboration.
     
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  11. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    To each their own for sure. It took some growing on me, I didnt initially love it out of the box. Im not really big on colorful knives. After handling/going over it in detail, I dont think I could ever bring myself to sell it.

    It's the nicest knife I've ever handled. Subjective but I've handled a lot.
     
  12. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    You need to enjoy it, that's all that matters. The colors work well and I am sure it's a great knife in terms of fit&finish as well as action and function. I actually considered the peasant version with just the blue alutex (I think that's what it is called) because I really like that blue. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 5, 2018
    An M390 Shiro 95 with the CRK Big Dipper Night Sky or Morning Sun UG artwork would be my ultimate grail knife, but the cost puts it way above the top end of my range. Oh, well...
     
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  14. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    They did a Night Sky one. Of course, the first chosen.
     
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  15. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    The Hatis are really nice. If you join the Shiro pages on Facebook, you can score some killer prices. Alutex is correct btw.
     
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  16. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Isn’t it functionally just a Shiro with decorative scales?

    Smacks a bit of taking a Lamborghini, having it painted in the same place that paints Camaros, and calling it a “collaboration”.

    This is not what I would have envisioned if you said there was going to be a Chris Reeve x Shirogorov collaboration. I would have thought it’d be, like, a zaan flipper with ceramic MRBS or something.

    I’m sure it’s a great knife, and I’m not trying to put it down - it just strikes me as an odd item.
     
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  17. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    Maybe I'm just getting old and crotchety but it looks to me like a Russo-American copy of a Chinese flipper dipper special.
     
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  18. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    I mean, what your describing sounds like a dream come true but I'm still pretty happy with the collaboration.

    I think it makes a lot of sense, really. They used their bread and butter model, the F95, and adorned it in the same styles CRK uses on theirs. All of the titanium inserts feature current and previous CRK patterns.

    More like a Mustang being painted a Camaro's classic color as a special edition model. To me, it's a mutual respect thing.
     
  19. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Thanks for sharing GronK. Cool helmet.
     
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  20. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    The base knife is a Custom Division HatiR NL which should be released as a serial model soon. The R denotes the "renewal" of the original Hati while the NL indicates that the lockside has an inlay.
     

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