What's your unicorn!?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by CanadaKnifeGuy, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    Nothing special but there is a sub-$50 fixed blade that I missed. I ordered it from Optics Planet when they were still available. They biffed the order. They asked me to wait. Then it dried up. It's the Real Steel Mini 130B. I know there are other small Wharncliffe blades in the "neck knife" category. (I don't actually wear neck knives but I like the form factor with a good sheath.) I tried the CRKT Minimalist series and SPEW. Despite the horrible name of the latter, the fit and finish wasn't great and the steel is kind of... blech. The Real Steel Mini 130B looks to have a great shape, good sheath, and D2 steel.

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  2. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Case Trapper or other Tapper with a single blade . . . made of . . . M4.

    Currently filling this g a a a a a a p is a Case Trapper with squishy stuff passed off as hardened steel, a Ti Lite IV with a full flat ground CTS-XHP blade, a Brad Zinker Urban Trapper with much thickened and tractionated handle and a Spyderco Para 2 with a blade made of very nicely heat treated M4 tool steel.

    If I put them all on the table and blur my vision I can just see . . . a unicorn.
    If I put a few of them in my pockets and kind of rotate out one or two every few days I can just make it through life with some sort of vague and fleeting satisfaction.
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  3. DirtyPhill


    Nov 13, 2007
    Swamp Rat Safari Skinner
  4. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    And you sir
    CanadaKnifeGuy ?
    What is your Unicorn ?
  5. CanadaKnifeGuy


    Jan 27, 2019
    I've just purchased it.... But it just hasn't arrived yet.

    Patience won't be easy.

    Nothing exotic... But should be an awesome performer and is discontinued but I found one BNIB.
  6. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I consider the Garett bull shamwari to be a kind of unicorn for me

    I would like to get one one day but they are hard to get

    Maybe at a time I will get a front flipper just for fun
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  7. Lance Leon

    Lance Leon Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2017
    Brian Nadeau/Sharp by Design (Arch) Nemesis dagger. I've tried to grab one a couple of times, but they seem to sell milliseconds after he puts them up for sale on his site and I've never seen one come up for sale on the secondary market.

    I don't generally like daggers, it'd be my first, but I Brian's designs really appeal to me. I wouldn't mind one of his Chicane folders either, those are probably just as rare.
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  8. cbrstar


    Sep 7, 2015
    Someday I hope to find a long lost Frank Richtig fighting knife at a garage sale or something.
  9. Banter 247

    Banter 247

    Feb 22, 2019
  10. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2018
    Mine would have to be a Nazi Government Official's Dagger. I love WWII stuff and I think it is the most badass knife of the war. Nazi's were obviously fucking scum, but damn did they know how to make nice shit!

    A legit, few hundred year old Japanese Samurai sword might just do it for me too haha.


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  11. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    4MAX. Sits at a cool 400 bucks.

    940. The most obtainable, but still.

    A custom Crooked River. Benchmade hates international shipping.

    Basically any Hinderer. Pricey, and the import makes it stupidly expensive.

    Non flipper flipper. No explanation needed.
  12. 21bangbang


    Jan 19, 2019
    Busse battle mistress. One day I'll pony up the money and buy one.
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  13. Bob6794


    Apr 21, 2013
    Don't have one but I keep going back to my Kabar Dozier, I should really buy another and get it regrinded into a thinner blade like I want.
  14. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006

    Sandbox Bowie by Martin Tactical Knives, and any CRK Hollow handled one solid steel construction knife, spear or bowie. For a folder the CRK Sebenza, would have to see scales to see what I like, but Desert ironwood wood be nice.
  15. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    One of these beauties, I borrowed the pic of it online.

  16. Nautique


    May 15, 2016
    You can snag a 4-Max for $249.
  17. KVT


    Feb 17, 2019
    An M390 Hinderer FullTrack in Stonewash / Blue/Black G10 without lock-stick or stiff lock arm.
  18. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Not in Norway you can't.
  19. Turbo4x4

    Turbo4x4 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    I think, my Unicorn is Emerson CQC-6 black checkered...
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan Carothers 10" Integral Dagger, specifically this unique one which is owned by Jo Carothers:


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