"The first major brand knife I got was a Victorinox Tinker last month for my birthday. That is when I started collecting. Then I found a steal, CRKT M16 at a flea market for $6. I then found a Case Caliber. I will get more SAKs but as for the others…"
"Quality. That term has a very elusive description, at least to me. High priced with a well known name vs. low cost by an unkown or overseas company. It's like asking a man to describe a beautiful woman. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as I…"
"If you want a steel like 1095 I recommend starting out with a good used file. These are often made with a good steel that can be hardened and will make a very serviceable knife.. Most lawnmower blades, or hedge clippers etc. are a low…"
"The 1st knife I bought with the intention of starting a collection was a Lone Wolf Paul Defender Limited edition(#12 of 200) Black frame gold plated hardware and Amboyna wood scales. Very nice for $280, I have spent more for others.
Most of my…"
"just started my collection and got myself an spyderco ambitious and an benchmade griptilian, the benchmade was a bit expensive, and i notice i baby it because of that, on the other hand i use the ambitious at work and it takes a hell of a beating…"
"My first folder was a Kershaw Shallot for quick one handed ranch work . feed sacks etc. Decided to buy an EDC and lurked at forums learned about Barlows bought a Dan Burke/Queen D2 and now own 25 - 50 barlows."
"The first quality knife I bought was a Spyderco Police plain edge with a stainless steel handle. My father bought it for me when I was 6th grade back in the 90's. The blade steel wasn't VG-10 yet, it was ATS-54 or 55."
"The standard "right-handed" liner/frame locks work fine, left-handed, for the most part, if you de-active the lock with your thumb while the knife is in the edge up position. You can then press the spine of the blade gently against the…"
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