Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by BruceRPA, Dec 29, 2014.
I just caught the war hammer episode. Very cool.
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?
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....
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....
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 ?
Mine has NRA on the main blade .
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.
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!
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 )
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.
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 !"
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.
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.
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 !
Still with my usual EDC
That`s a real beauty ! Ya gotta love "functional art"....
"Junior & Senior" are along for the ride today....
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?
No personal experience but that looks like a nice knife. I'm tempted.
I know right? It seems stupid cheap if the execution lives up to the materals.
I'm in on this. Thanks for twisting my arm!
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