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Here is a grouping of original WW-II Fairbairn Sykes, often referred to as "Officer's Models." They are second pattern styles with nickle plated handles and guards. If you want to learn more about these iconic fighting knives please visit my website. http://www.fairbairnsykesfightingknives.com/index.html

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Here are a few more WW-II Fairbairns, called "Beaded and Ribbed." These are among the finest models, in my opinion. Hope you enjoy them too.

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I agree...I have the trident tanto. At the time I bought it, it was $80. Like you said, no exceptional edge retention, it's plastic, primarily for weight, but still is too light to instill much confidence. For fully HALF the money, I prefer a KaBar Mule...

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My favorite however, is the ZT 0302...



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I didn't mind the plastic handle. It seems pretty strong for being so lightweight, hell my Benchmade's handle is plastic (granted it's G10 reinforced by a mm or so of stainless steel). I just didn't like the blade much. I did love the pocket clip though.

How beefy is that Zero Tolerance? I like the looks of it, but I can't see myself spending 250+ bucks on a pocket knife, although I did say the same thing about spending 150 bucks on a Benchmade.
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Here are a few more WW-II Fairbairns, called "Beaded and Ribbed." These are among the finest models, in my opinion. Hope you enjoy them too.
Here is one of the Fairbairns I picked up off of a junk/ antique collector. He had not idea what it was and I knew what the markings stamped in it were
$50 scoop up that I was pleased with , the handle was a little rough but I wanted to leave it all original since the blade was in 9/10 shape

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Anyone taking orders for custom knives on here? Tried to pm griffin81 but his inbox is full.

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I didn't mind the plastic handle. It seems pretty strong for being so lightweight, hell my Benchmade's handle is plastic (granted it's G10 reinforced by a mm or so of stainless steel). I just didn't like the blade much. I did love the pocket clip though.

How beefy is that Zero Tolerance? I like the looks of it, but I can't see myself spending 250+ bucks on a pocket knife, although I did say the same thing about spending 150 bucks on a Benchmade.
The ZT is stout, but it is BIG. Nothing about it is "dainty". It was cool the first week as an EDC, but I got over it pretty quickly. I still carry it from time to time, as my mood changes.

Its a purpose built knife, so yeah...its fairly pricey for a folder. Im not sure I would drop the $$$ on it if I had it to do over, but that's because I can get a good knife to do what I need for 1/3 the price. If I needed a folder to survive the apocalypse, it's the one I'd choose, tho.

(it's still my favorite knife. )
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Im thinking about buying the sog trident but i would like to get some of your opinions on the pros and cons...much appreciated

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How much are they nowadays? When I bought mine, it was $80. Better knives out there for the $$$, IMO. That doesn't mean they aren't decent knives, because they are.

Pros....lightweight, bayonet style pocket clip, blade has a manual lock to keep it from auto-deploying in your pocket.

Cons....plastic handle kinda feels cheap, blade doesn't hold an edge particularly well.

I'd give it a 6.5 - 7 outta 10.

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How much are they nowadays? When I bought mine, it was $80. Better knives out there for the $$$, IMO. That doesn't mean they aren't decent knives, because they are.

Pros....lightweight, bayonet style pocket clip, blade has a manual lock to keep it from auto-deploying in your pocket.

Cons....plastic handle kinda feels cheap, blade doesn't hold an edge particularly well.

I'd give it a 6.5 - 7 outta 10.

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they r $50 now
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Anyone taking orders for custom knives on here? Tried to pm griffin81 but his inbox is full.
I'll empty my box. Sorry about that.
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