Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > OUTDOORS, HUNTING AND SURVIVAL > Blades, Bows and Tools
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Blades, Bows and Tools Discussion of non-firearm weapons and camping/survival tools.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1601  
Old 08-09-2017, 1:44 AM
AusomeDood's Avatar
AusomeDood AusomeDood is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 202
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Benchmade Mini Griptilian. The knife itself was an eBay buy for $100; the Damascus steel blade just arrived the other day, also from eBay.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #1602  
Old 08-09-2017, 2:36 PM
steelcore steelcore is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 353
iTrader: 8 / 90%
Default

She's a beaut'!!!
__________________
Fidelis?.....Semper
Reply With Quote
  #1603  
Old 08-10-2017, 7:44 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Caved and got the Yojimbo II Brown S90V - Thank You, Active Junky PayPal deposit and DLT Trading for taking PayPal so I can pretend it is free money! A little smoother (if possible) than my original and grippier G10. Love it.

http://www.dlttrading.com/spyderco-y...ack-s90v-blade







Reply With Quote
  #1604  
Old 08-10-2017, 7:51 PM
ElvenSoul's Avatar
ElvenSoul ElvenSoul is offline
Free at Last!
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: TEXAS!
Posts: 17,874
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crufflers View Post
Caved and got the Yojimbo II Brown S90V - Thank You, Active Junky PayPal deposit and DLT Trading for taking PayPal so I can pretend it is free money! A little smoother (if possible) than my original and grippier G10. Love it.

http://www.dlttrading.com/spyderco-y...ack-s90v-blade







I just orderd a desert sand one 2 hrs ago.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1605  
Old 08-10-2017, 7:57 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElvenSoul View Post
I just orderd a desert sand one 2 hrs ago.
You had me googling, hahah. Coyote tan is what this release is called IIRC... and it looks the same as all my Coyote pants, packs, bags, underwear, toothbrushes, etc... so i think you must have ordered the same "brown" as me?
Reply With Quote
  #1606  
Old 08-11-2017, 1:12 AM
steelcore steelcore is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 353
iTrader: 8 / 90%
Default

underwear, toothbrushes....

hahaha!
__________________
Fidelis?.....Semper
Reply With Quote
  #1607  
Old 08-11-2017, 2:01 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelcore View Post
underwear, toothbrushes....

hahaha!
Yeah... I was drinking bourbon last night.

Now I can dual wield like Michael Janich! Just have to decide which one is for the left hand.
Reply With Quote
  #1608  
Old 08-12-2017, 5:33 PM
AreWeFree's Avatar
AreWeFree AreWeFree is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,840
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

__________________
onetothebuyertothebiddernowdiggadowthree nice set of heifers
Reply With Quote
  #1609  
Old 08-12-2017, 5:49 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AreWeFree View Post
Great picture. Nice blade.
Reply With Quote
  #1610  
Old 08-12-2017, 5:51 PM
Guns and guitars's Avatar
Guns and guitars Guns and guitars is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: In the mountains....
Posts: 1,063
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

[IMG][/IMG]

Winkler Blue ridge hunter.
Reply With Quote
  #1611  
Old 08-12-2017, 10:06 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guns and guitars View Post
[IMG][/IMG]

Winkler Blue ridge hunter.
Very cool - great shaped blade.
Reply With Quote
  #1612  
Old 08-14-2017, 11:07 AM
Hammertime's Avatar
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Молон Лабе
Posts: 2,932
iTrader: 35 / 100%
Thumbs up

Not a knife but I'll post it.
Arriving Friday.
I had 140 in my PayPal account and figured why not get a new blade. Thought about what to get for a few days and decided on a sword. I used to have an actual katana with WWII officer dressings but sold it to fund a wedding.
Heard good reviews about that company and I will give an honest review when it arrives but stoked to have a "functional" sword again!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0031...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Reply With Quote
  #1613  
Old 08-14-2017, 9:01 PM
dogcatcher dogcatcher is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 337
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...02855992135697
and
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...02856038677820
Reply With Quote
  #1614  
Old 08-14-2017, 9:06 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

I have not been keeping up with ScrapYard or Blade Forums, but I checked tonight because I got an email notice they are releasing a ScrapYard 6.25" blade in INFI with a large res-c handle, which sounds cool... also I saw that 1111's are in-stock - that's unexpected too. Great blade if you want a large utility blade/chopper.

http://www.scrapyardknives.com/sykco-1111/
Reply With Quote
  #1615  
Old 08-16-2017, 1:37 AM
GW's Avatar
GW GW is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 14,426
iTrader: 24 / 100%
Default

Schrade.SCHF 36
Not quite,a Campanion but a good stout blade nonetheless.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member
Reply With Quote
  #1616  
Old 08-16-2017, 8:44 PM
Excitable Boy Excitable Boy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 405
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I hope this doesn't violate any cross forum posting rules, fut for the knife nuts here, you might want to check out The Gathering 2017, other wise known as GIV:

https://www.usngathering.com/

I've been to all eight previous Gatherings and if you have any inclination towards Tac folders or fixed blades and can get away Labor Day Weekend and show up, you'll find it an awesome time!

Lots of cool knives, plenty of flashlights and a bunch of other stuffs.

If you're coming, PM me with cell info and lets arrange to get a beer. I'll buy!
Reply With Quote
  #1617  
Old 08-17-2017, 11:04 AM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Busse / SYKCO INFI DOG Soldier 6.25" blade is live now, and they also are offering the $250 and $500 grab bags again. Grab bags are usually pretty awesome and you can easily sell items you don't want.

https://www.bussecombat.com/knives/
Reply With Quote
  #1618  
Old 08-17-2017, 12:10 PM
jonnyt16's Avatar
jonnyt16 jonnyt16 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,268
iTrader: 42 / 98%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crufflers View Post
Busse / SYKCO INFI DOG Soldier 6.25" blade is live now...[/url]
INFI and Res-C is a combo that's pretty hard to beat. I like that blade shape and the fuller is a nice touch too. I do wish Busse and company would give you a choil-less option on more of their designs though. I'd probably be all over it.
Reply With Quote
  #1619  
Old 08-17-2017, 12:24 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyt16 View Post
INFI and Res-C is a combo that's pretty hard to beat. I like that blade shape and the fuller is a nice touch too. I do wish Busse and company would give you a choil-less option on more of their designs though. I'd probably be all over it.
Yeah this one has something for $18 called the snagless custom choil... whatever that is. One of the pics looks like it might be a choil similar to the Military Regulators.
Reply With Quote
  #1620  
Old 08-17-2017, 12:28 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

^^^^
I just thought about it. Maybe the knife is choiless unless you choose the snag free choil for $18. Worth asking about or you could probably look on Blade Forums. In that case, the pics might just be of the version with choil.

I actually prefer a choil on most. I wish my FFG American Regulator had one.
Reply With Quote
  #1621  
Old 08-17-2017, 4:43 PM
jonnyt16's Avatar
jonnyt16 jonnyt16 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,268
iTrader: 42 / 98%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crufflers View Post
^^^^
I just thought about it. Maybe the knife is choiless unless you choose the snag free choil for $18. Worth asking about or you could probably look on Blade Forums. In that case, the pics might just be of the version with choil.

I actually prefer a choil on most. I wish my FFG American Regulator had one.
No, I think the "snag free" choil is just them making the transition from choil to cutting edge a bit more subtle. You can see the difference in the photos; they have a close-up of the snag free one.

I like a choil on some knives too but prefer it when the choil starts in the handle (such as on the Blackheart Gunner-12) instead of entirely on the blade. That Infi Dog Soldier is still definitely a pretty sweet knife in my opinion and I'd consider picking one up (desert bronze on black would look killer) if I didn't have all my disposable income tied up in a DDM4V7 SLW at the moment.
Reply With Quote
  #1622  
Old 08-17-2017, 4:49 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyt16 View Post
No, I think the "snag free" choil is just them making the transition from choil to cutting edge a bit more subtle. You can see the difference in the photos; they have a close-up of the snag free one.

I like a choil on some knives too but prefer it when the choil starts in the handle (such as on the Blackheart Gunner-12) instead of entirely on the blade. That Infi Dog Soldier is still definitely a pretty sweet knife in my opinion and I'd consider picking one up (desert bronze on black would look killer) if I didn't have all my disposable income tied up in a DDM4V7 SLW at the moment.
Gotcha, yeah that's like the Mil Regulator style choil. Definitely comfortable but looks weird compared to a traditional choil like on the Parkerized Regulators, Ratweilers, etc... On that INIFI Dog it eats up 1/4" cutting edge.

Yeah if anything I'll sell a few. Not looking to buy any myself.
Reply With Quote
  #1623  
Old 08-17-2017, 4:50 PM
incredablehefey's Avatar
incredablehefey incredablehefey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Buena park
Posts: 1,791
iTrader: 48 / 100%
Default

Just a beater D2 skinner.



and a 7th Kershaw 1660 leek to rotate in while mine are back at the shop.
__________________
"The need in public and private life is common sense, decency, courage." - President Roosevelt
Reply With Quote
  #1624  
Old 08-17-2017, 5:01 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by incredablehefey View Post
Just a beater D2 skinner.



and a 7th Kershaw 1660 leek to rotate in while mine are back at the shop.
Well I can't make out the signature so I can't tell what kind of "beater" that is. You'll have to spill the beans.
Reply With Quote
  #1625  
Old 08-19-2017, 12:31 AM
Alan Block Alan Block is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,793
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Just got this from Amazon
Cheap ZT 0301 knock-off but hella stout
Reply With Quote
  #1626  
Old 08-19-2017, 12:03 PM
Hammertime's Avatar
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Молон Лабе
Posts: 2,932
iTrader: 35 / 100%
Default

Update:
Got the sword, watched a bunch of YouTube videos to compare quality in its price range.

This sword, for the price is pretty nice, no play in the fixtures, came well packed, beautiful aged bronze fittings and nice fake hammon.

The blade could be about 20% sharper before I was completely happy but for the price I will have saved enough to pay for a professional polish and sharpening.

In the future I'm going to look for an authentic folded steel blade and use these fittings and get a different scabbard, which is nice looking but not authentic.

The balance and overall feel is great.

Looking for a cool bedside katana with 1080 steel and a sharp enough edge? This is a solid choice.



[/B]QUOTE=Hammertime;20508132]Not a knife but I'll post it.
Arriving Friday.
I had 140 in my PayPal account and figured why not get a new blade. Thought about what to get for a few days and decided on a sword. I used to have an actual katana with WWII officer dressings but sold it to fund a wedding.
Heard good reviews about that company and I will give an honest review when it arrives but stoked to have a "functional" sword again!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0031...?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/QUOTE]
Reply With Quote
  #1627  
Old 08-22-2017, 2:29 AM
scoutsniper687's Avatar
scoutsniper687 scoutsniper687 is offline
Bring me shrubbery!
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North San Diego County
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: 36 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guns and guitars View Post
[IMG][/IMG]

Winkler Blue ridge hunter.
I absolutely love this. Where did you pick it up?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1628  
Old 08-28-2017, 6:02 PM
blkrado28 blkrado28 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 316
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Just got the 804 today. Might pick up another one since they are discontinued. Need to pick up another 452CF also. I have a little bit of a thing for ZT's and carbon fiber.

Reply With Quote
  #1629  
Old 08-28-2017, 6:12 PM
GlockN'Roll's Avatar
GlockN'Roll GlockN'Roll is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: SOUTHERN CAL
Posts: 2,383
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AusomeDood View Post

Benchmade Mini Griptilian.

The knife itself was an eBay buy for $100;

the Damascus steel blade just arrived the other day, also from eBay.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I love it!

What was the total for the knife and the Damascus blade?

Also, can you share a link as well?
__________________

Discreet, Legal Carry in 37 States...
Reply With Quote
  #1630  
Old 08-28-2017, 7:31 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blkrado28 View Post
Just got the 804 today. Might pick up another one since they are discontinued.
I hear that. Something about a solid 4.1 blade that is that light.

If yout find a better price than $195 shipped on that 804CF, let me know... seems like good deals are on EBAY and Knivesshipfree.com... doubt I'll get one but you know how that goes.
Reply With Quote
  #1631  
Old 08-28-2017, 7:44 PM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crufflers View Post
I hear that. Something about a solid 4.1 blade that is that light.
Was referring to the 0452 there
Reply With Quote
  #1632  
Old 08-28-2017, 8:13 PM
blkrado28 blkrado28 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 316
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

I do love my 452. Always carry it on me on the weekends and hardly know its there. I do love how light it is for how big of a blade it has. A friend of mine actually thought it was an assisted knife and told me it was illegal in CA. Haha. Definitely will be buying another one just to have.

I got my 804 for 200 shipped from BladeHQ. Didn't think it was a bad price for it. It is a beefy knife which is what I was looking for after EDCing a 450 for the last few years. Not too light, but not too heavy.
Reply With Quote
  #1633  
Old 08-30-2017, 10:32 AM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blkrado28 View Post
I do love my 452. Always carry it on me on the weekends and hardly know its there. I do love how light it is for how big of a blade it has. A friend of mine actually thought it was an assisted knife and told me it was illegal in CA. Haha.
Yeah someone said that about my 0450 once and then I showed them the flipper is part of the blade... then they said "someone reinterpreted the law". Seems silly to knife guys, but I bet you can remember the first time you saw a flipper.

I love ZT's. They do need a change of pocket clip sometimes though. My 0452 wears a larger 0801 clip... IMHO the 0450 and 0808 need a upgrade too, but I have not bothered with those two yet. The 0452 actually flips much better for me with the larger clip shielding the lockbar/detent - but probably not a huge deal after it has been worn in now. Strong detents are one of the reasons I love ZT's. I have Benchmades that are not AXIS locks which almost seem unsafe.
Reply With Quote
  #1634  
Old 08-30-2017, 10:45 AM
naeco81 naeco81 is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor - Lifetime
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atherton, CA
Posts: 1,836
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

I love ZT too but they really need to stop putting their logo on pocket clips.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
The architects of the assault weapon bans ... are simply trying to fight the Culture War. And we can't win, not in California anyway because you guys, the ones with the most to lose, refuse to do what you need to do to win the Culture Wars, which is to make Calguns and the gun rights community a truly big tent and stop driving people away simply because they are different from you.
Crime rate per 100k people
General population: 3,817
Police officers: 108
Legal CCW: 18
Reply With Quote
  #1635  
Old 08-30-2017, 10:57 AM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by naeco81 View Post
I love ZT too but they really need to stop putting their logo on pocket clips.
Oh really? It never bothered me enough to consider it.
Reply With Quote
  #1636  
Old 08-30-2017, 11:06 AM
ColdDeadHands1's Avatar
ColdDeadHands1 ColdDeadHands1 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
Posts: 3,205
iTrader: 67 / 100%
Default

I just picked up the Knifeworks special Benchmade Contego 810 that a member posted earlier. Here is his pic again. I love it!

__________________


"Let me guess... This isn't about the alcohol or tobacco?"
Reply With Quote
  #1637  
Old 08-30-2017, 11:21 AM
crufflers's Avatar
crufflers crufflers is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,066
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdDeadHands1 View Post
I just picked up the Knifeworks special Benchmade Contego 810
That's a solid slab of knife. I love my black one in M4. Is the G10 still brutal on that model? I sanded mine to break the edges.
Reply With Quote
  #1638  
Old 08-30-2017, 1:51 PM
ColdDeadHands1's Avatar
ColdDeadHands1 ColdDeadHands1 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
Posts: 3,205
iTrader: 67 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crufflers View Post
That's a solid slab of knife. I love my black one in M4. Is the G10 still brutal on that model? I sanded mine to break the edges.
The G10 is fine. No sharp edges whatsoever. This is a very nice and beefy knife.
__________________


"Let me guess... This isn't about the alcohol or tobacco?"
Reply With Quote
  #1639  
Old 08-30-2017, 8:59 PM
blkrado28 blkrado28 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 316
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crufflers View Post
Yeah someone said that about my 0450 once and then I showed them the flipper is part of the blade... then they said "someone reinterpreted the law". Seems silly to knife guys, but I bet you can remember the first time you saw a flipper.

I love ZT's. They do need a change of pocket clip sometimes though. My 0452 wears a larger 0801 clip... IMHO the 0450 and 0808 need a upgrade too, but I have not bothered with those two yet. The 0452 actually flips much better for me with the larger clip shielding the lockbar/detent - but probably not a huge deal after it has been worn in now. Strong detents are one of the reasons I love ZT's. I have Benchmades that are not AXIS locks which almost seem unsafe.
He had his Kershaw Blur out at the same time. He actually thought it was illegal because its so smooth. He thought it was an assisted open. Told him there's no spring just a detent and a bearing. First time he tried to open it he couldn't.

I need to get a 801 clip for my 452. Was looking at the 801 today and the deep carry clip is definitely nicer. Next purchase will be another 804 before they are fully sold out. Then another 452, then the 562's.

Edit: Already bought another 804

Last edited by blkrado28; 08-30-2017 at 9:42 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #1640  
Old 08-31-2017, 5:19 PM
GW's Avatar
GW GW is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 14,426
iTrader: 24 / 100%
Default

Just ordered a mint condition Randall #5 with a 6 inch blade and green micarta handle.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 3:36 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.