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Old 03-06-2013, 12:20 AM   #131
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Now I have some collector wanting to trade me a "user" knife for this "highly collectible" knife. I told him I don't buy **** to collect, I buy it to use, and he almost had a freaking infarction.

I'll see what he has to offer.
I'd keep it and wear it out! Get his email and send pictures of doing crazy things with it.

Seriously though, my step-son had to amnesty a Benchmade that I bought him prior to a deployment to Iraq. Freakin TSA, he had an M4, but they made him ditch his knife.

I contacted Benchmade and they offered 50% on a new one.
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These were recalled I believe -- wasn't the axe-head flying off or something?
I just did a quick google search and it said the full sized axes with the 7in knives were recalled. I thought their quality control was better than that I might have to look into one of those Swedish wood handle hatchets.
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I'd keep it and wear it out! Get his email and send pictures of doing crazy things with it.

Seriously though, my step-son had to amnesty a Benchmade that I bought him prior to a deployment to Iraq. Freakin TSA, he had an M4, but they made him ditch his knife.

I contacted Benchmade and they offered 50% on a new one.
I have a similar story on that. In my way to Iraq, we took a passenger jet all the way to Kuwait. Had a short layover in, I think, Boston, after getting on at cherry point NC.

I went outside to smoke during the layover (fuel and food top off). On the way back in, I had my M9 strapped to my leg, condition 2, with a spare mag, and a 30 round M16 mag in my pocket for my SAW, a MACHINE GUN that was already on the plane.

On the way back in to get back on the plane, TSA tried to make me surrender the small uncle Henry Stockman folder in my pocket.

Luckily, an older lady was coming through the other way and offered to mail it home for me.

A 50% replacement cost ain't bad. Still sucks though, and they would get major kudos if they replaced it free.
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Surprised how little Microtech was mentioned. Here are a few of mine... Like SOG knives also.





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To all you guys talking about Bark River - thanks! I did some research and read a lot of reviews and decided to get one. I was already in the market for a rugged fixed blade knife anyway, so I went for it.

They are really nice knives...so again thanks for the tip! I went with the STS-5 with Black Canvas scales.

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Different brands for different jobs.

Cold Steel because of the steel in the blades if it was being used outside or in the military - which thank God I am way to old for. Once was enough.

Earlier Puma for the great stag handles on some of their knives. The new stuff not so much.

Kershaw pocket knives (especially the earlier stuff made in USA) for their assisted opener. They also made (no longer) my favorite skinning knives back in the 70s.

Al Mar for their Fang I and Fang II fighting knives. (Also not made anymore)

I guess the theme is, none of these companies make the knives they used to because they are farming out the work and/or cheapening the quality.

I know there are some very fine and very expensive switchblades out there, but those are illegal where I live. When I was younger and before all the anti switch blade acts, my favorite pocket knife was a Hubertus. Beautiful first quality stag handle with real brass bolsters and liners. Same pocket knife John Wayne carried in several movies.

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Surprised how little Microtech was mentioned. Here are a few of mine... Like SOG knives also.
Microtech does make excellent knives, but for some reason I've only owned one, and I no longer have it. Mebbe I'll have to re-acquire one, thanks for remainding me of this excellent brand.
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To all you guys talking about Bark River - thanks! I did some research and read a lot of reviews and decided to get one. I was already in the market for a rugged fixed blade knife anyway, so I went for it.

They are really nice knives...so again thanks for the tip! I went with the STS-5 with Black Canvas scales.
Prediction: you will not be satisfied with one. I seen a couple more in your future.
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I guess the theme is, none of these companies make the knives they used to because they are farming out the work and/or cheapening the quality.

Sad, but true. Cold Steel used to make good knives, but now most of their products are not worth what they charge for them. Gerber used to make excellent knives (my edc is an old Gerber Folding Sportsman made in the 70's with 440C steel), but now most of their knives are POS.

I am amused by those talking about the "great deal" they got by only paying $10 for a "survival knife", complete with compass, sawback, firestarter, etc. Most of these people do not think anything of paying over a thousand dollars for a gun, but balk at spending $100 on a knife that will be used much more than a gun.

Furthermore, I don't believe anyone should buy a knife witout knowing what type of steel the knife is made of, what the qualities of that steel are, and is it suitable for it's intended use. And when I say type of steel, I don't mean the generic "high carbon" or "stainless" labels -- those are so vague as to be meaningless, but the specific type -e.g. 1095, D2, 154CM, 52100, etc..

I'll get off my soapbox now.
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