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Hey TW! Lets see your knives!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by twistax, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 27, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

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    Rat 3 is fixed. Rat 1 and 2 are liner lock folders. Get the Rat 2. It's $25 and perfect for its price point. Yes, it has Aus 8 steel which isn't top of the line. But it's good enough for EDC. Or, just spend the money and get a good quality Spyderco or Benchmade.

    I've learned the hard way. It becomes addicting buying and looking for that " perfect" EDC knife. I started with the Gerber,went to Kershaw Leek, then Rat 2, BM mini griptilian ( which I like), Spyderco PM2 (great knife but a little big), and now I'm on my Spyderco Sage 2. The Sage 2 is now my absolute favorite by a mile. But of course it cost $160.

    I'm just saying, knife people get it. Non-knife people consider spending $160 on a knife Fing stupid.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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    ColinAbi

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    Yeah I don't think it is stupid since I know they use high quality materials but I just don't think I should get a knife that expensive for a first knife.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    I wouldn't recommend a high quality steel for someone getting their first knife. You need a decent sharpening system to get those edges cleaned up, and even more than that, you need to know what you're doing with it - otherwise you'll prematurely destroy a blade and/or pull your hair out because after an hour of using a bad sharpening technique you still can't cut paper, and in fact, it's getting duller the more you sharpen it.

    AUS8/CR13MOV are great beginner steels. Sure, they're soft - they don't hold an edge all day long, but they're much easier to sharpen for the same reason. Learn the basics on a cheaper knife, and if you find a passion for it or exceed it's limitations - buy a better knife or the proper tool if that is warranted. In other words.. a knife makes a great box cutter, but so do box cutters, and they are cheaper and maintenance free.

    RAT of your choice or Kershaw, Spyderco, even a Victorinox ALOX model is an awesome first knife (or tenth knife).

    Don't buy more knife than your skills allow for.

    A $30 Spyderco can be touched up several times a day under heavy use if needed and it won't break your heart or your wallet.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:07 PM
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    Going to repost this again. I still can't get over this collection.
     
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  5. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:09 PM
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    Yeah that's exactly why I am getting a cheaper knife. Learn how to do the basics so I won't damage an expensive one.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:10 PM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    Get a cheap knife and a decent sharpener - like a Spyderco Sharpmaker.

    Sharpmaker will work if you grow into other steels
     
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  8. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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    This one?
    Screenshot_2016-01-27-14-12-14_zpsy8rwri_c3c8b4e2bd7551fb89234c324635485270199c6c.jpg
     
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    .. and really check out some Kershaw knives. Spyderco's budget line is decent but I think their name sells more of them than the quality does. If I had $30 to blow I'd look at Kershaw first. Lifetime warranty, too.
     
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  11. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:17 PM
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    How long do the stones usually last?
     
  12. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:18 PM
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    And a kershaw blur would probably be my next one.
     
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    It depends on use and if you're using them right.

    I have a sharpening stone that my dad used as a kid. I also have a buddy who doesn't have a clue and he'll destroy a stone and a knife in a year.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:20 PM
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    I'll look it up on YouTube for the best methods on sharpening so I don't ruin it.
     
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    PS78 I like beer, I brew beer!

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    my tenacious is my sharpest knife!! sure you have to put an edge back on it quicker than my ZT0566 but the spyderco tenacious gets wicked sharp very very quickly for that price point!! the steel on my cheap kershaws suck in comparison to the sypderco

    i usually have JRs_Knives neckr on me at all times and a pocket knife of some sort, today is the ZT 0566, both are pretty sharp!! :D put a almost mirror polish and a micro bevel on the JR the other day, he posted it up on his Instagram. I used DMT stones and then finished it off with a sypderco ceramic ultra fine stone and micro bevel was put on with crock sticks

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^whats up^^^
     
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    by no means was I saying get a high quality knife for your first one, but I've had a few kershaws, and they were all better quality than the tenacious
     
  19. Jan 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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    Yeah thanks for the advice, I probably will try a kershaw blur for my next knife . The spyderco is coming today so I will update when I get it.
     
  20. Jan 27, 2016 at 3:24 PM
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    I've been wanting to get the blur in S30V
     

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