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Old 06-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #4666
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I am not one who minds a heavy thicker knife for EDC if it looks like that. I hear they are in the quality, looks, and feel of an 800 dollar custom.
I played with one at the Blade show a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. It just oozes quality and class. I'll probably need to own one some day...
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #4667
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I have one. Haven't got a "nice" pic of it yet but here is a white paper background shot I keep for insurance purposes:

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #4668
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I played with one at the Blade show a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. It just oozes quality and class. I'll probably need to own one some day...
It's really available at a good price point considering the build quality. Under 200 everywhere I look.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:06 PM   #4669
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It's really available at a good price point considering the build quality. Under 200 everywhere I look.
I noticed that. Wonder if that's because of the auto version, which I'm not really interested in anyway.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #4670
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I noticed that. Wonder if that's because of the auto version, which I'm not really interested in anyway.
I have been looking for about two months. And they are still hovering about 200 actually mostly for about 185.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #4671
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BladeHQ shows "In Stock"

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #4672
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Damn this thread and damn you guys, that's a beautiful knife. That was a quick couple hundred bucks! FYI $194 shipped to Canada on Ebay.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:14 PM   #4673
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I really like the looks of that Spyderco, but I wish it wasn't hollow ground. I still might grab one.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:42 AM   #4674
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #4675
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The knife laws like most gun laws aren't based on logic....most knife laws are left over from the 50s when "Greasers" and so on carried switchblades and freaked out all the populace.
So true.

I just bought another S&W at a Canadian Tire. All the "scary" knives are locked in a glass case and only select employees with the key can open it. They then carry the "scary" knife to the check-out for you where you pay for it and are expected to then leave the store...

'Course...all the "scary" knives are encapsulated in heavy plastic packages.

Now...go over to the outdoor/tool section and you can pick up & wander around with any number of large edged weapons: pitchforks, pick-axes, double-headed splitting axes, splitting malls, etc.

No logic or rationale whatsoever...but anyway.

So, Crappy Tire has the Gerber Swagger on sale for $13.49...



At the store I just visited they were sold out, however I got a raincheck which the clerk said they'd honour indefinitely.

I also picked up the a/m S&W, a Homeland Security...







Beside my old Buck for comparison...

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #4676
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its been a while Phil, how have you been?

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #4677
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its been a while Phil, how have you been?
Good, how about you? Spending more time in the woods than on the road lately, but enjoying the journey none the less.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #4678
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Good luck. I hate working leather, because I've seen really good leatherwork, I've been taught how to do it, and I still make a complete mess of it. These days I tend to buy pre-made sheaths, and then just focus on giving them the stain I like, or maybe just a little personal touch... but the whole cut/sew/glue/trim/sand business is just too much for me right now.
Seems to me that knife making and good sheath making are not the same skill sets. Although I personally enjoy the leatherwork, I also know that my efforts are far from the visual quality of other makers, although I would put the quality of my leather and hand sewing up there with good stuff.

I think if I made another 100 sheaths I'd be pretty good at it. I'd like to experiment with folding knife sheaths, but first I have to learn to make a folding knife - which might be a few decades at this point. One nice thing about sheaths though is that you don't really need a lot of tools to do a tolerably good job - a couple of special grooving tools, a thong punch or two, needles and thread, snaps and riveting anvils. Of course, then leather and dyes....it's not as expensive as grinders, anvils, forges and hammers at least.

That being said, there are some terrific sheath makers out there and their work is not all that costly, even decent custom work is affordable. Some of those multi leather layered fancy sheaths are too nice to actually use.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:35 AM   #4679
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I bought a Baledeo ultralight pocket knife last week. It weighs 22 grams and is great for having a "little" protection when you are running. Clip it to your shorts and you cannot tell its there.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:26 AM   #4680
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Picked this up today.
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