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Old 10-07-2012, 04:50 AM   #21
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I dont know what it is with sheaths, manufacturers seem to do them as a necessary evil.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:51 AM   #22
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For around $35, it isn't terrible, but you can do better.

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Old 10-07-2012, 05:15 AM   #23
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Whatever happened to leather? ISTFC, holster and sheath makers act like cows are going effing extinct.

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Old 10-07-2012, 05:42 AM   #24
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Give me a price, size, intended use...
This is the size of the one I have now, the one in the middle, length is good but width is too much and I've had good luck with kershaw style speed-safe opening, I like it. this one is 4 1/8" closed linerlock. 2 7/8".

50 bucks-ish, maybe a bit more.

Width as in, if you drop it in your back pocket and sit down, the one I have now hurts my butt after all day, not talking about how tall the blade is but how thick it is from the table to the top of the handle. I had a higher end kershaw for years with the same speed-safe system but stupidly I misused it one day in a hurry and broke the tip off.
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Look at the Kershaw Ken onion "leek".

http://www.kershawknives.com/searchresults.php?brand=kershaw&search_by=designer &search_value=1&current_page=3&current_set=1

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:31 AM   #26
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Hawkbill mania.....

While not designed for it, my self defense carry of choice is the hawkbill.

On the low price end, Spyderco's Byrd line...

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Triple the price, and you get a Spyderco Tasman Salt, serrated.

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Same price, plain edge.....

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For fun, the Opinel Pruner....

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So...

Hawkbills are supposed to be for the fishing industry, you can hook ropes and they won't slip off.

I'm studying some stuff that utilizes the karambit, and the hawkbill is the same, minus the big ring at the base of the butt.

The Byrd series, decent value, solidly built, a good knife.

The Spydercos, precision cutting tools, you could do surgery out of the box.

The Opinel is priced inbetween, and is just a nice addition to a collection. Anyone who calls himself a collector needs at least one.

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