Great "Every Day Carry" knives

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  1. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    I just caught the war hammer episode. Very cool.
     
  2. luvvinvinyl

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    Anybody 'deep carry' a folder like this? Benchmade doesn't offer a deep clip for the Mini-Grip. Would anyone know whether one for a different model would fit?

    Or point me toward a good source for this info, please?
     
  3. MaxxVolume

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    Yes, there are folks out there who will do various mods for you, including new clips. Here`s one list, there are more out there....
    http://zknives.com/knives/links/mods.shtml

    One of my Benchmades with a deep carry clip, I think this one was from "Tuffthumbz", who unfortunately, has closed his books and is not taking on any more work....

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  4. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    wow , I just happen to be staring at an Old Timer knife in front of me . It was my step-fathers . Are they a good knife ?
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    Mine has NRA on the main blade .
     
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  5. luvvinvinyl

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    I carried mine for about 50 years, and it was in fine shape, and worthy of being passed on to a new owner. It's like anything else, I guess, from that time period. Built to last, and, if you take care of it, it will.
     
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  6. luvvinvinyl

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll peruse the list. I found myself on a forum called everydaycarry.com. (Imagine that!) and learned that Benchmade has some clips that fit the Mini-Griptilian, and they ship them out, for free. I saw a pic of a titanium one that intrigued me, for less than $10. Man! This is worse than audio!
     
  7. MaxxVolume

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    Yeah, tell me about it !
    I have lusted over both knives and audio for most of my life.
    (Then you can factor in cars, motorcycles, guns, custom-built bicycles, and old film cameras :) )
     
  8. luvvinvinyl

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    I can get past all of these, no problem.
    Cars - Big deal when I was young. Then I discovered girls. Cars would have been cheaper
    Motorcycles - Learned I have a serious speed jones. Still do. I stay off of motorcycles
    Guns - I'm Canadian. Not easy to come by, over here.
    Custom-built bicycles - I'd settle for a stock one. I need to be about 40 pounds lighter.
    Old film cameras - My old film cameras were purchased new.

    For me, 'knives' meant kitchen knives. My father's knife was always enough, in my pocket. Now I have to get comfortable with this Mini-Grip. I'll get there, but it will take a while, I think. I don't see me collecting an array of pocket knives, but I definitely see the attraction.
     
  9. MaxxVolume

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    Today, it`s an old (circa around 1980) Gerber Bolt-Lock, a collaboration between Gerber and Blackie Collins. I`m pretty sure this was the first folder I ever owned with a full-flat grind on the blade (most folders in those days were hollow-ground, in the fashion of the Buck 110). When I first used it, I remember thinking "Man, this thing slices like CRAZY !"

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    A Schrade "Old Timer" made in upstate NY. A classic that has stood the test of time. Last I checked Schrades are now manufactured in China, like so much else today.
     
  11. MaxxVolume

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    I would also prefer American-made knives, but in the last couple of years, I have seen some damned fine blades coming out of both Taiwan and mainland China. Manufacturers such as Kizer, Reate, Stedemon, and even Spyderco are offering very respectable blades from China.
    I`ve been considering purchasing one of these;



    The full-Titanium version with S35VN blade runs just over $200, they also have a less-pricey Vanguard series (with G10 handles, liner-lock, and VG-10 steel) for around $80, which is a good deal for a knife of this quality.
     
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  12. MaxxVolume

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    Today`s choice is the Viper Start (from Maniago, Italy, the same factory that produces Lionsteel). Haven`t handled this knife in a while, almost forgot what a nice knife it is, considering the reasonable price. SHARP, too !

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    Benchmade automatic
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    Still with my usual EDC
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    That`s a real beauty ! Ya gotta love "functional art"....
     
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    "Junior & Senior" are along for the ride today....

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  17. elcoholic

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    I'm thinking of adding the Massdrop Ferrum Forge Knife Works Gent to my stable. Looks great and has great specs at a very good price. Anybody familiar with this brand or knife?
     
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  18. IPADave

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    No personal experience but that looks like a nice knife. I'm tempted.

    -Dave
     
  19. elcoholic

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    I know right? It seems stupid cheap if the execution lives up to the materals.
     
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  20. IPADave

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    I'm in on this. Thanks for twisting my arm! :)

    -Dave
     

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