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pinktricam


Jul 10, 2012, 9:48 PM

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Re: [pinktricam] The Gun Porn thread
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Anyway, I was thinking why not open up this thread to other cool stuff, too. Stuff I know even the most dyed-in-the-wool liberal has use for in the outdoors: a good knife.

I've owned lots of nice pocket knives over the years. I think I may have been presented with my first folding knife as a nine year old when I was in the Cub Scouts. A few years later, I remember buying my first Buck knife, the model 110 folder (a real classic). Most of the folders I currently own are SOG, Buck, Gerber, Kershaw and of course, the Leatherman Wave multi-tool. However, the past couple of years I've begun accumulating a nice collection of handcrafted, custom fixed blade knives.

There is a bit of a knife making Renaissance currently happening in the US. I wasn't aware of this until I began placing orders for certain knives and had to wait months because of the backlog of commissions some popular knife makers are experiencing. The wait was certainly worth it though. The pride of owning a personally crafted knife and one that will last a lifetime is something any outdoors person will appreciate.

For every day carry (EDC), this little beauty has become my go to knife of choice. I splurged and had a knife made of S30V (a Vanadium alloy) steel forged and shaped down from a 1/8" thickness with rag micarta scales custom made by C.T. Fischer out of Elk City, ID.

It's a well balanced 3" blade with an overall length of 6-3/4". It's highly corrosion resistant; it's quickly accessible from the kydex sheath dangling from my neck and it weighs in at under 5oz sheathed. It's not a wonder that it's become my go to knife for every day carry. I do a lot of fishing in a salt water environment and with minimal maintenance, I've had zero rust issues. It hones to a razor edge and holds that edge very well.

Best of all, unlike a folder, it will never fail you at a pivot point under maximum stress.

Here are a few pics...







Christopher was generous enough to etch in my initials at no extra charge. The lanyard w/skull bead was ordered from paracord.com




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