Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by BruceRPA, Dec 29, 2014.
I call them "cousins of the Busse Family"....excellent blades for the price !
Today, it`s a different deal....I`ve had these scissors (made by Buck Knives) for around 20 years. They`re industrial-strength, comes equipped with bottle cap lifter, nut cracker/bottle-top twister, screwdriver blade, and breaks down in a nanosecond, allowing each blade to be used individually as a knife (of sorts). Strong like bull....
I have some Cutco scissors that are very stout. Don’t care for the knives much. Bought just enough knives to get the scissors. It was helping out a friend’s kid so it was more like a donation. I do use the skeletonized cheese knife frequently.
Red one I’ve had over 30 years. Little Case is one I picked up because I have a thing for blue handles.
I'll tell you, I never get tired of looking at that Tom Lewis. Just beautiful and I have no doubt that's also a fine tool to use.
I may have mentioned it earlier but my little Victrinox knife that I carry everywhere gets used several times each day. I usually carry the Benchmade Emissary but it doesn’t get used for everyday uses, just those sudden unexpected special occasions, so to speak. The little Victrinox is very small, easy to carry and it is very useful for most tasks. I have used it successfully for things that it really shouldn’t be used for. I do try to avoid cutting cardboard boxes down to size for recycling with it but it has been done. I find that sharpening that tiny blade can be a bit of a challenge using a conventional stone. Victrinox does make a small pen-size diamond sharpener for it that works great. I have lost a few and worn out a few over the many years that I have carried these little things. I will buy another one immediately if the one in my pocket goes missing and will feel lost without it until the replacement arrives.
I will add that these can and do survive a trip through the washer and dryer. A shot of FaderLube keeps them operating smoothely.
I have about 10 Victorinox knives.
Love em all.
Felt like going with a fixed blade today, this Alan Davis number filled the bill nicely. It made short work of a salami, which made tasty sandwiches for my father-in-law and myself....
You have a TON (probably literally) of really, really nice knives. When did you start collecting? And are you still buying? What are you buying these days?
ALWAYS liked knives, from the earliest times I can remember. Bugged my grandfather every time I saw him, until he gave me my first knife (a tiny 3-blade Stockman) when I was 9 (still got that knife, amazed that I never lost it after 60 years of use). Got my first fixed blade at 11, a Mora Swedish #1 steel blade with a rosewood handle, it accompanied me on many camping trips (still got that one, too !)
Got out of the military in `70, started collecting more seriously....Bucks, Gerbers, Pumas. Started going annualy to the New York Custom Knife Show when it first began, got to meet many of the top knifemakers (Phill Hartsfield came to dinner at my house once !). Bought, sold, and traded many customs and factory knives over the years, I go through spurts....sometimes I don`t buy anything for a couple of years, then I might buy 5 or 6 a year for a while. Back when I was an outside sales rep, I got paid expense money which I always banked on the side, always had a running slush fund over $1000 for those "special occasions". (I haven`t had that luxury in quite a while, I miss it)
My first two knives:
Addendum to my last post:
For me, the internet presented a whole new set of options....back in the late `90s, I discovered a site called Blade Auctions. Holy Crap....that place was like the Wild West, anything and everything got sold there. I spent a lot of dough on that forum. And one day, without warning, it was just GONE, never to be seen again....
Here’s today’s carry, an older Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21. This one gets a lot of pocket time.
That's a beauty!
Thanks. I really like this model, and for a production knife it is impeccably made.
I spent a little time chasing and collecting custom knives, but I realized I was afraid to use them. Now I try to content myself with a few good production and mid-tech knives. I have to stay away from the knife forums to maintain that discipline!
Here's one I wish I had kept. It's a little "friction folder" (no lock or spring) made by Jared Price.
As Steve Martin once quipped...."Let`s get small !"
And today`s selection from the Sharp `n Pointy department is:
the Crawford/Kasper Tactical Folder (a BAD mofo !), accompanied by a slightly more civilized SAK Officer....
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