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Old 12-28-2022, 2:37 PM
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Christmas gift!!

CIVIVI "Brazen" flipper with a 3.46" damascus blade and brown micarta scales.

Sweet little knife! Very nice figure in the damascus blade. Very smooth operation. Deep pocket clip.



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Old 12-30-2022, 5:08 PM
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Picked up a new edc beater. Cold steel recon 1 tanto. Not the smoothest flipper but the lock up is tight and I'll put the s35vn through the paces
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Old 12-30-2022, 8:11 PM
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Picked up a new edc beater. Cold steel recon 1 tanto. Not the smoothest flipper but the lock up is tight and I'll put the s35vn through the paces
I have the new Talwar in S35VN and the upgraded steel is nice over the old AUS8 of my last Talwar XL... knife was about the same price too buying it after the initial MSRP calmed down for the new line up.

Also love the $60 4MAX Scout. They are smooth enough, that's for sure... and bushings beat bearings for some things... like toughness and water resistance, especially salt water. I baton'd my 4MAX though a log with a hammer and it only loosened up a tiny bit side to side. It isn't a fixed blade, but it might be the next best thing that I have.

You couldn't pay me to baton my ZT 0452CF. Not less than $275 anyway.
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Old 01-01-2023, 10:44 PM
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I have the new Talwar in S35VN and the upgraded steel is nice over the old AUS8 of my last Talwar XL... knife was about the same price too buying it after the initial MSRP calmed down for the new line up.

Also love the $60 4MAX Scout. They are smooth enough, that's for sure... and bushings beat bearings for some things... like toughness and water resistance, especially salt water. I baton'd my 4MAX though a log with a hammer and it only loosened up a tiny bit side to side. It isn't a fixed blade, but it might be the next best thing that I have.

You couldn't pay me to baton my ZT 0452CF. Not less than $275 anyway.
Yeah I retired my zts for work. They're just too nice and I like the old ones better than the new ones. The triad lock is rugged and the only folder I'd consider batoning. I saw a 4max in the deals section but this was 70 bucks cheaper and I like tanto blades. I just don't like the coating. I prefer stone washed it looks nice after hard use. No chipping
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Old 01-02-2023, 9:56 AM
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Yeah I retired my zts for work. They're just too nice and I like the old ones better than the new ones. The triad lock is rugged and the only folder I'd consider batoning. I saw a 4max in the deals section but this was 70 bucks cheaper and I like tanto blades. I just don't like the coating. I prefer stone washed it looks nice after hard use. No chipping
I have the 4MAX Scout which is the inexpensive version in AUS10A stonewashed steel with grivory handles. It is made very well and fit and finish is perfect, blade deploys as smooth or smoother as any CS folder I ever had - dare I say smoother than the TALWAR that is more than twice the cost. I think mine was $60-$65 when a YouTuber had a video highlighting it and the sale that was going on. Looks like you can still find it under $80.

I use all my ZT's though some I do not carry very often because I really like the 0452CF and 0456BW... basically carry Sinkevich, Rexford, George designs... whatever those models are. I got to the point with ZT where I know exactly what models I love.

Traditionals I oil and put away for storage and don't use most of them... though I do have about 20 on the shelf (many are custom or dupes) that I can carry as a second knife, that one usually doesn't cut anything.
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Picked up a few spyderco modules on their black friday factory seconds sale.
1 maxamet manix2
1 s110v manix2
2 s30v pm2
Have to say I'm impressed with spyderco quality.
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Blade Forums TC 15, ZT 0562ti Hinderer Slicer... my trusty 0452CF is getting nervous
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For ****s and giggles I chopped down a 1.5" tree branch to see what my cold steel was capable of. Tree was quite wet and it made quick work of it. No chipping or rolling. Definitely cut above what a folder should.
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I like the green frame lock. Who made that? Is it Ti?
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Old 01-08-2023, 9:41 AM
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I like the green frame lock. Who made that? Is it Ti?
Blue and green knives are Urban Edc Half Delta in Elmax and a Ohlone GOAT V2 in M390 (by REATE).

Yes, Ti frame on both...

Type– Folding flipper that rides on ceramic caged bearings
Blade Steel– M390
Flat Grind
Blade Finish– Satin Finish – vertical ground
Handle Material– Titanium w/steel lockbar insert
Inlay Material– G10
Overall Length– 7 inches
Blade length– 2.9 inches
Weight– 2.9 ounces
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Marttiini Skinner Condor Basic at Smoky Mountain Knife works just down the thru way from my house in Kodak Tennessee. Made in Finland.

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Thanks to this thread I had to get my own blade in damascus.

Civivi ODD 22




Just got this one as my new favorite EDC.

We Knives Thug XL in CPM 20CV



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New to me GEC 48 from 2017... SFO wharnie trapper with another cool 48... Northwoods Scagel Fruitport.
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New to me GEC 48 from 2017... SFO wharnie trapper with another cool 48... Northwoods Scagel Fruitport.
Incredible collection crufflers, what’s your storage/display solution for all these pieces?
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Old 01-13-2023, 11:25 AM
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Incredible collection crufflers, what’s your storage/display solution for all these pieces?
Most traditionals are stored in the tubes they come in wrapped in waxed paper oiled, because 1095 will rust fast. GEC's come in the tubes. These in cardboard boxes.

I have about 20 traditional users on a shelf, and I have another shelf for Spyderco and one for ZT where I use Spyderco style knife stands to display... I 3D printed them... I have other "gun rack" style knife stands that I display some traditionals on a shelf also mostly custom ones that don't have the tubes... and I have tool box style gun cases where I have stored some also. Some users are in leather slips - I have about a dozen slips.

I don't really have any Fixed blades displayed... mostly just stored in sheaths which is typically just fine if they are kydex but I have some swords and choppers out.
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GEC 86 charcoal hemp wood and paper micarta custom by Slipjoint Spa / David V with other David V mods

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I picked up this little tank today. Complements my Spydiechef well.

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Latest purchase at the top. Busse Anorexic Battle Mistress:

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KIZER Lieb M button lock flipper.
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I love my F-701/F-xMD! I refuse to use anything else.
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Yes! I was hoping someone would catch it. I love them! I've actually gotten compliments on it at work.
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Japanese bunny knife, JBF Champlin razor from the late 1800's, and a pristine ELMAX version ZT 0566
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Some OTF Automatics

Microtech Ultratech UMS with two tone tanto M390 blade.

Guardian Tactical RECON-035 in OD green with a black ELMAX Tanto blade.

Microtech Combat Troodon from 2011 with a DE S35-VN blade



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GEC 47 and a Bobby Toole barlow... and my Bobby Toole collection so far.


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Milwaukee Electric Fastback 6-in-1 Folding Utility Knife, Model# 48-22-1505.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Produc...des/48-22-1505

Not a knife per se......More like a box cutter with some extra features. I find the Fastback 6-1 much more versatile than the Benchmade I've been carrying for the last twenty years and it only cost me about 15 bucks, which is one tenth of what I paid for my Benchmade folder.
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