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Old 12-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #31
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I think its from France...
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #32
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What is that? I'd like to buy one...
Van Hoy Snap Lock 2. Linky.

It's a pretty cool mechanism - the handle's essentially a spring, and when you push down the lever, the cams open it up, releasing the blade. You can then swivel it into position. Once it's where it belongs, the tension in the handle clamps down on the blade and keeps the blade firmly in place.

If you're a leftie you can remove the clip and swivel the blade in the opposite direction.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:01 PM   #33
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Van Hoy Snap Lock 2. Linky.

It's a pretty cool mechanism - the handle's essentially a spring, and when you push down the lever, the cams open it up, releasing the blade. You can then swivel it into position. Once it's where it belongs, the tension in the handle clamps down on the blade and keeps the blade firmly in place.

If you're a leftie you can remove the clip and swivel the blade in the opposite direction.
Very cool, thanks.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:38 PM   #34
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #35
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:46 PM   #36
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What I could find without leaving my seat, front to back:

1. The one I made at Sierra Fire and Forge in a week long class. Damascus and the seriously F'd up handle that I strapped to it.

2. Emerson Commander

3. Benchmade McHenry and Williams

4. Benchmade Mel Pardue


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Old 12-22-2008, 10:46 PM   #37
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:22 AM   #38
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My first car was a '77 Celica GT Coupe. Being in Vermont it was a real skin cancer case, and after a couple years of ownership I came across another '77, this one in a fastback body. While exploring my $75.00 investment I came across this tucked under the driver's seat:


It was a basket case: the blade was bent and twisted, rust covered every metal part, it didn't have a sheath, and you could just make out the words
R. H. Ruana, Bonner, Montana stamped into the handle. Held onto it for several years and brought it with me when I moved out west. I was visiting a friend in Missoula and noticed on the map that Bonner wasn't 20 miles away. Looked up the knife shop in the phone book, told them what I had, and they said I should bring it in. They (over) polished it up for me, made it a full sheath, and explained that their granddad made that knife and he made it well: the blade was fashioned out of steel that is 3/16" thick cuz it seems granddad was damn sick of people snapping the tip off his blades
It is heavy as a maul, doesn't hold an edge very well and is a bitch to sharpen in the first place cuz the steel is so thick (and it wasn't hollow ground like other knives out there). Wouldn't trade it for the world.
Neat story, Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:31 AM   #39
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Wusthof Classic 10" Cooks knife.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:49 AM   #40
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Either you are an Oompa Loompa, or that is a HUGE Congress!
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:50 AM   #41
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The one I'm carrying today is a Kershaw Rainbow Chive.
I have a rainbow Leek, love it! Beauty! I almost never carry it though. How does the finish hold up to daily use?>
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:50 AM   #42
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Wusthof Classic 10" Cooks knife.
damn, you beat me to it.

21cm chef knife is my absolute favorite right now. I use to have a 23cm Global but its too head heavy.

the Wusthof has a nice balance to it.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:52 AM   #43
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The US has some superb cutlers.... in fact, my opinion hasn't changed since the last few knife threads.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398039
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=353048
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323300
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181651
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297057

I guess not much has changed since then....

Anyway, I recently got this lovely neck knife in ATS34 and G10 from an Aussie maker called John Foxwell. Fit, finish and comfort are faultless, and I'm embarrassed to post how cheap it was for a custom.



And, I've got this on the way from a UK custom maker called Stuart Mitchell... damasteel and mammoth ivory, a leaving present from my old team.





I had a few spare quid so I got a matching beater done in RWL34/G10.

He makes custom matching knives for Purdey and Holland and Holland.... so he's a bit good then.

However, I'm in England, so in my pocket everyday is a little custom Victorinox Lumberjack in Alox by SwissBianco.

That dimascus is a beauty mate!
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:56 AM   #44
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Schatt & Morgan File and Wire tested 4 blade congress, I have this one and another, the other is still NIB never opened. That auto in the pic is a prototype I was given as a present by the owner of Gunsite Training Center for training him fr a couple days. It is the Prottpe GT Auto clip, not serial numbered, ATS34 and a great knife I only have at the BBQ gun deals. Oh, and a MOB Colt Combat Comander never fired from 1980.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:15 AM   #45
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Better pic of the S&M Congress. Bought 2 of them when I made the purchase, and one is still NIB the other in my pocket today.
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