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USERS..? Anyone have any user Lionsteels out there?

Discussion in 'LionSteel knives' started by colubrid, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    Are there any beaters out there. Anyone actually carry them in jeans or back pocket and has them show signs of good hard work?

    I always see pictures of perfect examples with no scratches or dings or signs of use. Just pristine picture perfect new ones with the pretty colored handles intact and without a dent , mark or blemish.

    I would love to see some scratched up handles and some real beat up users that show they have been carried and used. These knives are more prone to getting their handles scratched so please post your users.


    .

    PS

    I have some and never carry them except delicately and making sure I don't scratch the handles. So I wonder if everyone is like me and just is afraid to use them as tools?
     
  2. austonh

    austonh

    Jun 26, 2012
    I received a user SR1-Ti that has a scratched up blade. The handle appears to be in perfect condition, but the blade is scratched.

    I'm fine with the scratches, makes it so that I won't be afraid to use it, but I didn't put the use marks on it.

    I'll try and post a picture when I'm back in town.
     
  3. duncanmclawd

    duncanmclawd

    92
    Dec 3, 2003
    Hi, I have a Tispine in bronze that has been my edc since June. The blade has several scratches, but the handle is still in (almost) perfect condition. It is truly an amazing knife!
     
  4. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    I have a couple aluminum handle ones. Anyone have a scratched up ones that have the aluminum grips?

    It seems they would scratch with the least amount of carry.
     
  5. RkyMtn

    RkyMtn Gold Member Gold Member

    557
    Dec 24, 2009
    I have been carrying my SR-2 Orange Rescue for a few weeks and have some hairline scratches on the blade, but otherwise looks like new. The anodized handles look like they will stand up to carry pocket abuse. I never put my keys in the same pocket as my EDC.
     
  6. Skywalker1

    Skywalker1

    293
    Jul 13, 2012
    I agree on that, the TiSpine really doesn' t get the attention it deserves. Do you have the matte version? I also have it in bronze(shiny version, which looks more like gold really), and it seems to scratch very easily.
     
  7. duncanmclawd

    duncanmclawd

    92
    Dec 3, 2003
    Hi Skywalker1, yes I have the matte version. I haven't been able to scratch the handle yet, but the blade does show several scratches. My only gripe with this knife is the edge angle and thick bevel (but I've remedied that problem myself).
     
  8. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr

    Jan 6, 2012
    How do these knives feel in bigger hands?
     
  9. austonh

    austonh

    Jun 26, 2012
    The SR1 feels great in my XL hand. The SR2 works pretty well, it's about the same size as Spyderco Delica. I have a YouTube video up where I handle it a bit, again my glove size is XL.

    http://youtu.be/Sc1Smz05NH8
     
  10. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Would you be able to do a comparison pic with a delica or some other common blade?
     
  11. austonh

    austonh

    Jun 26, 2012
    There are comparisons toward the very end of the video. I'll try to snap a few shots in the near future as well.
     
  12. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Thank you. I wish I could see this knife in person...looks like a good size in hand, then looks small next to some other knives...yeesh! I can't figure this knife out!
     
  13. goson

    goson

    81
    Oct 23, 2012
    Does this count?

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  14. duncanmclawd

    duncanmclawd

    92
    Dec 3, 2003
    This thread needs more pictures! :)

    Here is my TiSpine ready for work in the yard. It cut bamboo, bags, wood and all kind sof junk that day. Definately a good user!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Habbekuk

    Habbekuk

    183
    Mar 15, 2009
    I can't carry a fixed blade on the site where I work at the moment. The SR-1 is a pretty good alternative. The scratches and rust spots only add to its character.

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  16. jumpstat

    jumpstat

    343
    Mar 9, 2007
    Here is my M2 Hunter after gone through some work in the orchard.

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    Its D2 Satin Finish. They do scratch easily though. Those are from cutting up some tin cans for disposal, shrubs, mostly gardening stuff.
     
  17. evanPGH

    evanPGH

    Dec 24, 2012
    Awesome! :thumbup:

    I just picked up a SR-1 Starfire to add to my EDC rotation. Yes, I'm serious. No safe queens here.
     
  18. austonh

    austonh

    Jun 26, 2012
    Please post some pics, I'm not familiar with a starfire.
     
  19. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    There are three Damascus patterns for LionSteel SR-1 all designed by Chad Nichols:

    StarFire:
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    Raindrop:
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    Lizard:
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  20. evanPGH

    evanPGH

    Dec 24, 2012
    Thanks RamZar!

    Yeah I had some money in my paypal from selling off a bunch of random stuff and wanted a new blade. I loved my SR-1A but the D2 corroded on me very quickly...My budget was around $500 and I was originally going to get a field grade bodega until I saw the SR-1 came in the starfire pattern.

    It took me about 10 seconds of deliberation to pull the trigger.
     

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