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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.
  4. 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...
  5. Thread: Military CQI

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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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  13. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. Thread: Bbl

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    It's all relative. The BBL (steel ball bearing...

    It's all relative.

    The BBL (steel ball bearing with a coil spring) is complicated compared to a liner or compression lock (steel bar that's part of the frame) but not so much compared to an Axis...
  20. The Yojimbo is a great utility knife, but if you...

    The Yojimbo is a great utility knife, but if you drop it and it lands point first the tip is likely to break. Ask me how I know :mad:

    The good news is that it isn't coated, so you can just drop...
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    http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/MRMatthew...

    http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s573/MRMatthewSB/Collectables/012_zps20a88abb.jpg

    My "go to" fixed blade is a Bark River Bravo 1 in S35VN. It's been used to dig, pry, cut, poke, and pounded...
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    Military Sprint Runs

    Is there anything coming up this year?

    I have a satin Military that I use constantly, a black coated one for a backup, and for some reason I feel like I need a third, but with a different steel.
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    This ^ A knife like the Military or FFG Endura...

    This ^

    A knife like the Military or FFG Endura is destined to have it's thin tip snapped off when given to a non "knife person".

    I would go with a saber ground Endura or Delica, and include a...
  24. Very nice job, it looks like it came that way.

    Very nice job, it looks like it came that way.
  25. Very cool, love how dinged up they are. I'm...

    Very cool, love how dinged up they are.

    I'm currently wearing a Mudman, the solar is very cool and it weighs very little for such a big watch. Oh yeah, it's got a digital compass as well :D
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