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puros_bran
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PostSubject: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:17 pm

http://www.myswitchblade.com/CUSTOM_JEFF_HARKINS_XL_ROSEWOOD_FLIPPER_KNIFE_p/customharkinsrosewoodflipper.htm

they will throw in a free case.














(actually in the world of custom knifes it's not a bad price, but I'm curious to see the reactions.. FWIW: it's far from even the most expensive knife on site)
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:13 pm

If you want a better sheath, or knife, try this site
http://www.hedgehogleatherworks.com/default.asp
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:22 pm

I'm giving up knives for Lent, or at least until I heal! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:24 pm

So what exactly makes that knife better??

I'm not argumentative as I really believe the ultimate knife combo is a kabar and a case xx. Much more than that and your dealing more with art than actual utility. Although I have been known to dabble a bit. I guess my approach is much like cars or tobaccos or guns once you get past a certain 'POS LEVEL' it's a matter of usage, aesthetics, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:46 pm

I read that. And I'll ask again. What make you think that particular knife is better suited for our needs than another knife?
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:48 pm

Not where I'd apply my money.

Let's just say that besides name brand/maker, arguing metallurgy non-stop, bragging rights, or simply a price tag (etc, etc) I can say these things:

* It's a challenge and a skill to keep a "good but cheap" knife in working, useable order.

* My number-one fault with any knife is always loss, far more often than defect, breakage or bad engineering.

* I have never wished I spent more on a knife because of _______ reason.

Still--cool blades. Cool


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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:54 pm

Thanks for the link PB. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:55 pm

Depends on how you want to use your knife
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:52 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Not where I'd apply my money.

Let's just say that besides name brand/maker, arguing metallurgy non-stop, bragging rights, or simply a price tag (etc, etc) I can say these things:

* It's a challenge and a skill to keep a "good but cheap" knife in working, useable order.

* My number-one fault with any knife is always loss, far more often than defect, breakage or bad engineering.

* I have never wished I spent more on a knife because of _______ reason.

Still--cool blades. Cool



Agree, Kyle, loss is the dominant concern I have as well. I own several (was a backpacking/canoeing guide and still do quite a bit in the woods) and I've had one blade break, a few that were a bugger-bear to sharpen, a few that just didn't do what I thought they should be able to, and more than a few that I've lost, dropped, slipped out of an over turned canoe, or just plain disappeared (wood elves stealing them at night is my guess).

Most of the knives I use these days are pretty low end in cost, as I'm trying to move towards loving people and using tools (not the opposite).

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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:27 am

Wood Elves,,,never knew what to call them,,,sounds a lot better than YOU @$*#@*% s,,,

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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:54 am

PB, I'm not sure what you're asking. If you're asking if that knife is worth the asking price, the answer is that I don't know because I'm not familiar with that particular maker. If you're asking why anyone would pay such amount for a knife (compared to, say, a Kabar that cuts just as well and costs much less), the aswer is the same as why anyone would buy an expensive handmade pipe, while there are many cheaper pipes that smoke just as well.

Now, just as eye candy, here are a couple of my knives (blade lengths are 3.5" or less):







The theme is wharncliff swaybacks and I chose these pics because that's what I had handy (I've used them in another forum). Some of these knives are factory made, others are handmade customs, and their prices range from $60 to $800. And, just like in pipes, you can tell the difference between an expensive and an inexpensive knife.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:38 pm

By the way, the pocket knife in GLP's Jacknife Plug tin art looks like a Rough Rider, probably the sunfish in tobacco bone, which goes for about $12 to $15. This is just a guess, probably I'm wrong...
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:39 pm

puros_bran wrote:
I read that. And I'll ask again. What make you think that particular knife is better suited for our needs than another knife?

If we could answer that question we might have some insight into this PAD thing. PAD is real, I have it, and it frankly annoys me. I have enough pipes. Their quality is right up there. Why do I spend so much time looking at other pipes and lusting for at least one a day? I have actually got to the point where I am duplicating, in essence, pipes I already have. This realization has made me back off a bit, but there is the always present tendency to want to upgrade. I could easily do the same thing with knives, so I stay the hell away from them. Um...sort of. I do have a few...uh, oh....

P.S. A friend of mine is addicted to collecting those stupid, to me, NASCAR die-cast models. He has well over 4000 in the original boxes, some "signed," blah, blah, etc. Someday his house is going to tip over from the weight. I'm not really knockin' it, I'm just wondering about the psychological mechanism involved here.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:08 pm

Dottle. I just wondered what anyone else thought about the knife.
No motives.

Application is everything. Thats true regardless of what we are discussing.
A Ferrari is a bad mamba jamba, unless your going four wheeling.


For a multitude of reasons a one handed opener is useful to me.
I prefer a thumb lever but automatics are cool too.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:34 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Dottle. I just wondered what anyone else thought about the knife.
No motives.

Application is everything. Thats true regardless of what we are discussing.
A Ferrari is a bad mamba jamba, unless your going four wheeling.


For a multitude of reasons a one handed opener is useful to me.
I prefer a thumb lever but automatics are cool too.
Got it. That knife is not what I like to collect: it seems nice enough, but doesn't rock my boat.

I hear what you say about knives. Although I like to collect slipjoints (the pics above are all slipjoints), I find one-hand openers much more practical and useful. In fact, I'm a Spyderco fan and carry their knives more often than not. As far as fixed blades for camping and bushcraft, I like Fallkniven and Bark River: they put this convex edge on their knives that is a pleasure to cut with.

And here is some more eye candy, for no good reason:







P.S.- My boss would vehemently disagree with you about the Ferraris. He collects them. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:52 pm

You need to send me the top one in the middle picture.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:55 pm

Yeah man of course there is no knife that does all things well. If you can afford that knife and you like it...all the power to you. I personally can't find a use for it in my life.

For bushcraft, for the price, I don't think you can do better than the Kabar Becker BK2. Of course I think there are better knives out there, but they are much more expensive. For less than $70 you get a 5.25 inch blade built like a tank made of 1095. It's easy to sharpen, holds a sharp edge for a long time, and batons like a champ. The sheath leaves something to be desired but its less than $70...so what do you want.

As for edc, I love my Kershaw Blur that I posted in the other knife thread....also have a Buck assisted opener made from 154cm that I like alot but don't carry much.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:13 pm

I'll just carry my Case Russlock..

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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:03 pm

As far as knives go I like this combonation. Got all angles covered.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:50 am

In the words of Crocodile Dundee, "Now THAT's a noife!"
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:00 am

puros_bran wrote:
http://www.myswitchblade.com/CUSTOM_JEFF_HARKINS_XL_ROSEWOOD_FLIPPER_KNIFE_p/customharkinsrosewoodflipper.htm

Does anyone have any experience ordering from the above site?
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:55 am

plumbernater wrote:
As far as knives go I like this combonation. Got all angles covered.

Plumber, nice stuff, sir. Haven't seen you around much, glad you're back! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:46 pm

Been around just nothing much new. Trying to get some work done. cant get rid of me to easy.
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PostSubject: Re: for the Knifers   Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:18 pm

Harlock,

That's Beckenbauer in your avatar, right? I got to meet him in person once in Cologne while on a school trip. Smile
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