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Old 10-15-2009, 08:36 PM
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If you go back and read my earlier post, SeekHer....I said that the OLD Dean Russell belt knife as he designed it, was a flat grind carbon blade. That profiling is now offered by Grohmann as a "custom grind" only.

I simply cannot understand why Grohmann offers, as a cheaper grind in the original design, for MORE money than the more complex sabre grind stainless blade . Is carbon steel more expensive than stainless, these days? Just doesn't make sense to me.
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I'm kinda old fashion I guess! I still have my first Buck Knife and it still holds a great edge! Many a deer and hog field dressed with it!

I do have K-BAR's and Gerbers added to the collection. I even bought a "smatchet" back in August of this year. I gotta admit that I never heard of one 'til then, but I DO love it! VERY versatile tool!

Does anyone else here have one of those?
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My favorite is my cold steel recon 1 and crkt m16
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buck 110 closely followed by the victorinox trekker.......

but everyday carry i like my cheap mtech rescue knife, opens quicker than the two above, has a pocket clip, window breaker and seatbelt cutter........and it was like $8-$9 on ebay. i've lost a buck 110 before and it sucks.....so i go with the light and expendable one for everyday use and same the 110 for camping and such.
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ID:	21653 I think my favorite is the Buck in the center of the pic. I don't know the model # because I've had the knife for 20+ years . All I know is , the handle/scales are made of titanium and the blade steel is 560v (which I've never heard of)

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I have found that either the Microtech Lightfoot or the Brend Ck&t are two of the most reliable folders I have ever used.

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It has to be my Camillus US knife.
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For all-round ability, Spyderco Spacific H1. The others are either too big, heavy or expensive. I must say the Victorinox Spartan is a knife I've used for years and on countless operaions.
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I have been using a klein tools 44002 for over a year now - its lightweight compact and easy to sharpen.

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I swear by Benchmade. I've had Gerbers (very nice), Bucks (nice as well), Victorinox, Spyderco, Kershaw and SOG to name a few, but I keep coming back to Benchmade.

Over time I've owned a 630 Skirmish (lost while moving), 707 Sequel (stolen) and now a 551 Griptillian. All are great, and I'm going back to a 707 when I get the funds.

A griptillian, although not the prettiest thing out there, has, in my opinion, a fantastic blade profile and perhaps more importantly a locking mechanism (Axis) that can't be beat. I have a pair of Wilkins G-10 grips on order, which will hopefully slim down the profile a bit.

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At the moment, my Gerber Applegate F.A.S.T. Tomorrow it could be any number of Benchmade folders. Just depends on my mood.
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I switch up my folders every two weeks due to making video reviews for YouTube. So far my favorite folder has been my Spyderco Tenacious.
A close second for EDC is my Boker Black Trance or my Kershaw Leek.

For out in the woods and beating up.. (my camp/bushcraft folder) is my Ka-Bar Dozier. Mainly for the price and durability. I think it's a great inexpensive blade.

I just ordered the new Zero Tolerance 0550. Hasn't hit the stores yet, but I'll be one of the first to get one. I'm hoping it stands up to it's hype. For $200 I am really curious to see if it's worth it..
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I've carried a Buck 110 since the mid 80's.
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Right now, I like my trusty SAK, but usually carry my IZULA for it's extra durability...I'd like to get a Spyderco Delica 4 for those days when a folder is a little more "acceptable" to carry than a fixed blade...
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and of course Victorinox...
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My swiss army knife.
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Cold Steel AK-47 Combat Folder..I keep one on my person and in each GHB..Aluminum handled version...
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I'm on a budget, my low-end Victorinox does everything I ask of it, and it's within legal lengths. I was even able to use the awl as a make-do corkscrew at renaissance festival last weekend. I pushed it around in a shallow spiral to abuse some of those modern, plasticky, cork-like stoppers out of some mead bottles.
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I'm in love with my Spyderco Delica. Flat ground VG-10 blade and a fiberglass reinforced nylon handle. Two and a half ounces, and razor sharp. I haven't stropped it, honed it, steeled it, or done anything other than wipe finger marks off the blade - and it's still damn near as sharp after a full week of use as it was when it came out of the box. Cardboard, corrugated cardboard, plastic, arm hair, 550 cord, paper, a finger, gauze...

Pretty sure I'm getting a Spyderco Endura flat ground ZDP-189 for Christmas - and I'm sure I'll love it too.

I've got a CRKT K.I.S.S. that I used to carry all the time. It's easy to explain it away to an overzealous cop, as it's a "gentleman's folder/money clip". The only downside to it (besides the fact that the blade is short and the handle is short) is that it can't hold an edge worth a crap.

So while design is important - the quality of the steel in the blade is the most important thing. At least it is to me. If you can't get a blade to keep an edge for a reasonable amount of use, then it's pretty much useless.

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