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Who is the Chris Reeve of flippers?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Ron Sabbagh, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Jazz123

    Jazz123

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    Apr 2, 2014
    Love the custom scale on the ZT! Who does that? Reminds me of the marbling on the inside cover of old books.
     
  2. sfknifeguy

    sfknifeguy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 14, 2019
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    Yes, this exactly. I love flippers and have probably 80% flippers in my collection. I couldn't agree more. The Koenig Mini Goblin that I received last week has the smoothest, greatest, most wonderful flipping action I've ever experienced. They spent an incredible amount of time perfecting the detent, the open, the close, all of it, perfection. I know a Koenig Arius will probably find its way into my collection in the next couple of months.
     
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  3. sfknifeguy

    sfknifeguy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 14, 2019
    Also agree with this one here too. ZT makes really really stellar flippers.
     
  4. sfknifeguy

    sfknifeguy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 14, 2019
    Yessss! This is epic, what do you think of it? I got a Koenig Mini Goblin and it is just absolutely perfect!
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2005
    :p:D:D:D:D I'll keep it in mind if I ever need to dispose a body
     
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  6. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Should be here by Friday...
     
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  7. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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  8. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    While I love my ZT flippers I don't think they are on par with CRK, but some of my examples could come very close.

    While I don't yet own one I'd have to make a strong vote for Shiro as well as Hinderer.
     
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  9. Jazz123

    Jazz123

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  10. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I've often heard the Shirogorov F95T referred to as the Sebenza of flippers. That comparison seems in line with how most who've responded to the OP have taken his query, as in "which knife rivals CRK in quality?". Others, like @Pharmagator have taken that a bit farther as in "which knife demonstrates a comparable consistency of essential design?". When I think of the Sebenza of Flippers, I'm with BBW in going immediately to my old school Shiro Hati on washers for that same benchmark hydraulic smoothness associated with CRKs.

    I spend time tuning up my Reeve knives so they flick out nicely, if ever so slightly reluctantly, and did the same to my Hati to get it to flip consistently with just a bit of the proper technique. My CRKs free-drop with the lockbar disengaged but not without, just like my Hati. My most used and scuffed up CRK is my KnifeArt large 21--an American Ha(lf)Ti, every bit as well worn as its Russian cousin.

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  11. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    The Arius has never gotten me interested in enough to buy, unless the blue twill ones pop back up, maybe. The mini Goblin, though, I like the looks of that one.
     
  12. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Where did you find one?
     
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  13. JDRanger

    JDRanger

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    Aug 14, 2017
    I think my Reate (2) knives would be worthy of being branded as CRK (8).

    That was the question wasn’t it?
     
  14. BBW

    BBW Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2005
    @ChazzyP Excellent pictures as always. I know that if you carry it, you use it well.
    You are a true testament of good taste in craftsmanship
    Cheers
     
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  15. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    right here on Blade Forums!
     
  16. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Thanks, brother. So kind of you to say. :)
     
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  17. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 27, 2013
    Love the Shirogorov’s. Sold my neon ultra lite because I want the lite version. Had funds but no lites available and then this happend...Like CRK great tolerences, fit and finish, and from what I’ve seen great to dissaemble.
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  18. Impulse600

    Impulse600

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    May 24, 2016
    I would say A2 knives they are just really well made and have amazing action.
     
  19. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    You made me laugh out loud with that one--and to a degree/severity/intensity that I won’t demean with a mere “lol” internet jargon POS tag. Kudos. I’m rarely moved to that degree.
    P.S: If he doesn’t--in light of all the crazy BS in the last two years, he sure as hell should!
     
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  20. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    I'd like to try a Norseman, but I'd definitely have to send it to Josh for a regrind into a useful shape for my purposes.
     
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