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  1. Thread: Gunting

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    I've been on the receiving end of the "kinetic...

    I've been on the receiving end of the "kinetic opener" from a trainer in force on force 'practice' and it seemed pretty effective to me ;)
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    Ulize have phosphor bronze washers?

    Does the Ulize have Phosphor Bronze washers?

    I assume it has the same paper thin bronze washers as the Police III, which works fine for me, but I've been surprised before....
  3. Thread: Gunting

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    I'd totally buy one too, if they could keep them...

    I'd totally buy one too, if they could keep them in stock. I've been checking periodically, over the last few years, and have never seen them in stock.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that the...
  4. Thread: Gunting

    by MatthewSB
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    Gunting

    Since we finally got a G10 Lava, how about a sprint run of the long discontinued Gunting? You could sell it as a combination with a trainer :cool:

    The "kinetic opener" protrusion on the blade is...
  5. I think a Strider collaboration would be great. ...

    I think a Strider collaboration would be great.

    As for the steel, I prefer stainless blades for a folder. My 3V Bark River rusted quickly when exposed to water and humidity if it wasn't...
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    I've dulled most of my shiny silver pocket clips...

    I've dulled most of my shiny silver pocket clips with 1500 or 600 grit sandpaper to get the reflective shine off. I even match the direction of sanding to the machine marks left on the blade, and it...
  7. Tim Zowada please! Spyderco doesn't make many...

    Tim Zowada please! Spyderco doesn't make many straight shaped tacticool knives.
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    ...Or just stop buying "too good to be true"...

    ...Or just stop buying "too good to be true" knife deals on ebay.

    There are plenty of trustworthy dealers out there to buy knives from for a good price. No need to risk ending up with, and...
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    Shiny Black Pocket Clip Fix?

    Is there any way to dull the shiny finish on the glossy black Spyderco pocket clips? I'm not worried about being tacticool, but the glossy pocket clip looks lame with the dull DLC finish or G10...
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    I think it looks awesome. I would coat it with...

    I think it looks awesome.

    I would coat it with vegetable oil so it doesn't pit, and keep using it.
  11. Thanks for the heads up, I ordered one right...

    Thanks for the heads up, I ordered one right after reading this and it shipped last night!

    I've been waiting for months for one to come in...
  12. Thread: Military CQI

    by MatthewSB
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    Same here. I'm not sure why people get so hung...

    Same here.

    I'm not sure why people get so hung up on one or the other. My Military is used tip down only because that's the only option. I will not carry my Para2 tip down, because it looks...
  13. Surviving being stranded in the wild of a desert,...

    Surviving being stranded in the wild of a desert, tropical island, northern forest, inner city, or where?

    In a city, where I want to keep the blade out of sight, a Para2.

    In the Desert, where...
  14. You'll love the Lava, it's the greatest "little...

    You'll love the Lava, it's the greatest "little big knife" I've ever handled. It's also legal just about everywhere (I believe that Washington DC has a 2" blade limit).

    The Lava is also as good...
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    Crap, I really want one with a hollow grind. ...

    Crap, I really want one with a hollow grind.

    Looks like I'll be on the phone with all of my favorite vendors this morning....

    Thanks :)
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    Manix 2 Grind

    Is the manix 2 hollow or full flat ground?

    In pictures, it looks like the plain edge version is flat ground, and the partially serrated version is hollow?
  17. Thread: Cpm s35v

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    My experience, both with my Native 5 and my Bark...

    My experience, both with my Native 5 and my Bark River Bravo 1, has been the same.

    I wish they'd use less S30V, which I have had chip with a thin edge, and more S35VN.
  18. Thread: Which one?

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    Poll: I've handled a Rock, and while it was great for...

    I've handled a Rock, and while it was great for fast Kali drills, it didn't have the mass, or the tough steel, that I believe a big knife needs for chopping. I wouldn't want to find out how an...
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    I bought three Lava G10's when they came out,...

    I bought three Lava G10's when they came out, because I carry one constantly and [see below]. Also, because I waited 5 years or so for these to be released and who knows if they will ever be...
  20. I can't imagine using my Yojimbo for chores. I...

    I can't imagine using my Yojimbo for chores. I tried, and broke the tip off after one short fall onto the floor. The flat angled portion on the back of the blade, leading to the edge, makes it look...
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    I enjoyed my Superleaf, until I got my Para2...

    I enjoyed my Superleaf, until I got my Para2 which is better in every possible way.

    I could not get over the hook at the end of the handle, it dug both into my hand and into my pocket.
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    A Street Bowie with a micarta handle. The...

    A Street Bowie with a micarta handle. The squishy rubber is aweful, it grabs an undershirt and won't let covering garments move freely over it making it aweful to actually carry.

    To put users'...
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    I used to keep my knives in a big pile. At the...

    I used to keep my knives in a big pile. At the advice of a friend, I now keep them in the boxes, stacked nicely and in order.

    If I only owned one, I wouldn't bother, but the "pile of knives" was...
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    The Para2 is an excellent slicer.

    The Para2 is an excellent slicer.
  25. Since learning how to use a strop properly, and...

    Since learning how to use a strop properly, and trying different compounds, I now only need to use my Sharpmaker once every 10 times or so.

    I use black and green compound on the strop, but like...
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