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A young lady who likes Auto knives. Now I know two. PM me and I can help with her interest in knives.
Nice looking line of knives. The only thing I could see to be added is a good Pro-Tech Auto. Pro-Tech is making Chris Kyle Frog Foundation knives with the proceeds going to this foundation. These autos are not listed yet but will be soon. I bought one from Dave at the Shot Show. He will be mailing it to me as I bought the first and only one of this design and model. I will post a pic when it is received.
Chris Kyle was the American Sniper. I met with his widow at the recent Shot Show. Very nice lady. His Brother-in-law administers the foundation for Mrs. Kyle. Go to their web site: http://www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org/
My daughter's favorite knife is a cheap stiletto. For Christmas I bought her a nice Italian stilletto. No THAT is her favorite knife :-)
Thanks for letting me join! Here is a picture of my current EDC line up:
They are all switchblades.
George Schrade's great grandson is sending me authorization, on original G. Schrade Knife Co. stationary, as the repair station for Presto knives!
How cool is that?
That makes: Latama, Hubertus, Grafrath, Ritter, Venier (LePre), KABAR, Colonial, Mauro Mario, and G. Schrade.
David, If you were to call KABAR, they would tell you to call me to repair your Grizzly.
See www.billdeshivs.com for details. I'll be happy to help you!
Clint is absolutely correct relative to OTF's. It takes very little foreign material w/i the internal tracks of an OTF to hinder it's ability to operate properly. I do carry a small one as an edc ..but.. must clean it 2~3 times a week to maintain proper operation. Pocket lint is enough to cause failure. Peeling an apple & then retracting the blade w/o cleaning can totally disable it. The sticky apple juice ..once inside .. quickly renders it inoperable. Simply unacceptable for a primary EDC.
It sure is fun though .. 'n the one hand OTF operation .. is simply "too cool" !!!
Clint, well that is something I didnt think about with an out the front. Thanks for the heads up
Clint Thompson .. sorry .. I did not see your query. The leverlock is straight from china. I pd $79.oo for my first one & 57.40 for the second unit. The current pricing ranges from $60.20 ~ 79.oo .. depending on vendor. The included link is the unit on sale for $60.20. The frame halves are stamped identically .. making south paw conversion relatively straight forward. i.e. I've a brother who's left handed & one of these will be his soon enough.
Also, the spring is NOT an integral part of the backspring. i.e. it could be replaced w/o dis-assembly of the frame. Although .. threaded fasteners are used throughout .. assembly & dis-assembly requiring only a torx tool .. T-8 (pivot) & T-6 (scales & frame).
The blade steel is "marketed" as damascus .. hardened to a 61 HRc. What I have in front of me .. I would describe as a san mai ..a laminated steel w/ a hard cntr core (??VG10??) laminated w/ 33 layers of a softer steel (??420??) on either side.
I'm happy enough w/ it that I purchased a 2cnd unit for south-paw conversion for my brother.
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