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Who can guess the name of this knife?

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Sanrenmu 718

We got a winner Thumbs Up
Really like this knife. i hope i never lose it. Do you have any blades we can guess?

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What did I win?
The 718 was on my list for a while, right beside the Kershaw Hawk Wink
Edit: How about this? Can you guess it?

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Adahn wrote:
What did I win? The 718 was on my list for a while, right beside the Kershaw Hawk Wink Edit: How about this? Can you guess it? !{width:100%}https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-or72c7Pz2Ns/W7CLWTe7YzI/AAAAAAAAAhw/pxJGyjQcR...!

Not sure about a price just yet Big Smile
looks like a kershaw cqc7 ? with some custom scale.

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polarweis wrote:
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What did I win? The 718 was on my list for a while, right beside the Kershaw Hawk Wink Edit: How about this? Can you guess it? !{width:100%}https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-or72c7Pz2Ns/W7CLWTe7YzI/AAAAAAAAAhw/pxJGyjQcR...!
Not sure about a price just yet Big Smile looks like a kershaw cqc7 ? with some custom scale.

That was close. It’s a CQC-5k with laminated leather scales Wink

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This SLYDLL Field Protection Tool got very much inspired by the Spyderco Native 5.

No idea about the quality, but the frame lock (instead of back lock) is not a good idea and overall it feels too cheap.

Which it is. At $8.75 you could by 25 for the real one.

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Anyone know where I can get a CH3005 here in the US? I know I can order from China but I was hoping to get it a bit quicker than that. I searched but can’t find anything in the US. Thought maybe someone knew something that DuckDuckGo didn’t.

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A little Kydex for the HX Outdoors TD-01

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Back in the ’60’s I started shooting After I came out of army.

My knives were a mix of Schrade. Puma and a Martiini.
Plus a coupla hand ground power saw blades for serious (Buff. Croc. Goat) skinning.

Puma. Hunters Pal. and Prince. Both Staghorn.
Beautiful knives. for both quality of build. Looks and work.
50 plus yrs and still the best all rounders.

Schrade “Lil Finger’ x 2. Staghorn Engraved, and std handles.
They more a novelty for looks (beautiful looking little things)
but would NOT hold a skinning edge for more than two foxes at best.
Lovely for caping small animals though.

Martiini. the most useful. reliable. “camp knife” for all round work.
Basic. and unkillable. Around ’71/‘73 For that one from memory.
Passed on from mate.

Heavy skinning. Aust Buff’s. (and croc’s, shhhh a grand a skin up to 6 ft
softer/thinner skin)
I made several 2in power saw blade skinners. moulded tyre rubber handles.
Mate worked in mould room at tyre mfg’s.
Would be VERY hard to find any Heavy duty skinner to match those blades.
Rough but more than ready.
In pocket nowadays. Either Micron 2 on keyring with house keys and stainless torch. or a little no scales Puma. Mostly for cleaning finger nails nowadays.

Oh Also a custom Crosssman skinner I bought back in ’86. But yet to cut a skin.
Nicely proportioned and looking blade.
Plus multiple other “pocket” knives over 65 yrs or so. Some good.
Some shouldn’t exist.

Nowadays, there’s a zillion makers and quality’s. I wouldn’t know where to start.
But a 2 1\2 to 3 1\2 inch, Quality, drop point blade with “comfortable” handle would cover 99% of uses methink’s. with a Martiini size/shape FIXED. for general use.
For long periods I’d say a custom moulded (or carved scales handle) to your hand is the better one. Better than all these fancy “hard” handles.
I.E. Multiple animals a day.

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TwoSun TS57 Cool


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maba wrote:
TwoSun TS57 Cool


!https://i.imgur.com/uZyf2yk.jpg!

Pretty!! How much and where?

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Auctions on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Twosun-Knives-EDC-D2-TC4-Titanium-Bearing-Fast-Open-Pocket-Folding-Knife-TS57/352589877320

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Is it possible to draw this one out of your pocket when clipped?

I had to modify my TS51 a bit but the framelock recess on the TS57 is looking same much like a seam catcher.

What a pity, their designs are really great and I love the details on mine but they have issues with their clips on many models.


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Since we’re talking budget (and that’s pretty much all I do)…

This is on sale right now for $15.99 (Amazon):

Cold Steel Tanto Machete. 13” blade.

I have a couple of the Bowie versions of that I got a few years ago for ~$12. Right now they’re $25 though.

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Guys I need suggestions for little assisted knife in the budget category.

I originally had my heart set on a Ganzo automatic, but I’m getting a bit concerned about breaking laws shipping one to myself.

If I had the money I’d get a Pro-Tech Calmigo. Love that knife. Just too spendy for how I intend to use it.

Anything out there of similar style (small, simple) but assisted?

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Kershaw Ember

https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Modified-SpeedSafe-Reversible-3-Position/...

A quick and accurate reply! Thanks, haha!

Anything just a bit larger with a more traditional drop-point?

The Kershaw Turismo has my attention.

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PHeller wrote:
Guys I need suggestions for little assisted knife in the budget category.

I originally had my heart set on a Ganzo automatic, but I’m getting a bit concerned about breaking laws shipping one to myself.

If I had the money I’d get a Pro-Tech Calmigo. Love that knife. Just too spendy for how I intend to use it.

Anything out there of similar style (small, simple) but assisted?

Kershaw Pico is quite nice, just a bit larger I think.

https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Dual-Finished-Bead-Blasted-Reversible-Dee...

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Ok, since this is the budget thread: are there any assisted knives available from gearbest or similar with better blade material?

Kershaw Pico is pretty much perfect but wish it held an edge better.

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PHeller wrote:
Ok, since this is the budget thread: are there any assisted knives available from gearbest or similar with better blade material?

Kershaw Pico is pretty much perfect but wish it held an edge better.

Hmmm……Not real sure. I don’t have but a few assisted knives. I like the the Ganzo 758 auto opener. I think that and a blacked out Leek are the only assisted knives I have. I gave the Pico to a buddy who needed it more than I wanted it. My brother in law swears by his SOG Flash II. Aus-8 assisted knife. Might take a peak at that, see if that is your thing.

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toddcshoe wrote:
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Ok, since this is the budget thread: are there any assisted knives available from gearbest or similar with better blade material?

Kershaw Pico is pretty much perfect but wish it held an edge better.

Hmmm……Not real sure. I don’t have but a few assisted knives. I like the the Ganzo 758 auto opener. I think that and a blacked out Leek are the only assisted knives I have. I gave the Pico to a buddy who needed it more than I wanted it. My brother in law swears by his SOG Flash II. Aus-8 assisted knife. Might take a peak at that, see if that is your thing.
Have you got a link for that Ganzo 758 Auto?? I can’t seem to locate it.

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For high quality budget assisted-openers, Kershaw owns the market.

Automatics are a different story, however.

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With all the photoshopped knife pics, is there a practical way to know if they are assisted or automatic?

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For Kershaw, their website will tell you.

For other manufacturers, I don't know.

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I just got this in my inbox. Westernactive.com have an 11% off coupon (HBTHANKYOU) on any of their Honey Badger knives.

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teacher wrote:
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PHeller wrote:
Ok, since this is the budget thread: are there any assisted knives available from gearbest or similar with better blade material?

Kershaw Pico is pretty much perfect but wish it held an edge better.

Hmmm……Not real sure. I don’t have but a few assisted knives. I like the the Ganzo 758 auto opener. I think that and a blacked out Leek are the only assisted knives I have. I gave the Pico to a buddy who needed it more than I wanted it. My brother in law swears by his SOG Flash II. Aus-8 assisted knife. Might take a peak at that, see if that is your thing.
Have you got a link for that Ganzo 758 Auto?? I can’t seem to locate it.

Well I bought it over a year ago. I could have sworn I got it off Ebay but couldn’t find it in my orders. I found out that I ordered it from Fast Tech. It’s listed as discontinued now. Here is a Ebay ad for it. I am always on the lookout for another aluminum handled one. If you can find one, grab it, quickly.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ganzo-Firebird-F7582-Camping-Folding-Pocket-Kni...

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toddcshoe wrote:
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Have you got a link for that Ganzo 758 Auto?? I can’t seem to locate it.

Well I bought it over a year ago. I could have sworn I got it off Ebay but couldn’t find it in my orders. I found out that I ordered it from Fast Tech. It’s listed as discontinued now. Here is a Ebay ad for it. I am always on the lookout for another aluminum handled one. If you can find one, grab it, quickly.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ganzo-Firebird-F7582-Camping-Folding-Pocket-Kni...

Thanks for the link, much appreciated…. Thumbs Up

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Vouking Stedemon TS05 knives 30% off on Amazon. Makes them pretty affordable. Amazon ad doesn’t have much information included so I stuck a BladeHQ ad in there as well with all the pertinent info.

https://www.amazon.com/VOUKING-TS05/dp/B07C714VF1

https://www.bladehq.com/item—Stedemon-Vouking-Samgun-TS06-Frame—84509

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toddcshoe wrote:

Kershaw Pico is quite nice, just a bit larger I think.

https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Dual-Finished-Bead-Blasted-Reversible-Dee...

The Pico would be a decent design without that huge gap between the handle and the lock-bar.
After having a couple of frame-lock Ganzos and Sanrenmu Lands all of my frame-lock Kershaws look quite ridiculous.
That’s like the Grand Canyon compared to the Ganzo G722 or G742. LOL

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The Pico would be a decent design without that huge gap between the handle and the lock-bar. After having a couple of frame-lock Ganzos and Sanrenmu Lands all of my frame-lock Kershaws look quite ridiculous.

Hadn’t noticed that before. I don’t have the knife anymore so I can’t lay eyeballs on it. It was just one of the only two Kershaws I had at that moment. I did just look at a Sanrenmu, CRKT, and Ganzo frame locks here in my little knife box next to the computer and none of those have that huge of a gap.

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Although I’m a tip-up carry guy I tend to edc my frame-lock Kershaws tip-down just to hide the gap by the pocket clip.

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I picked up the Ganzo 758. Nice knife. A bit big. I’d love to see Ganzo do a clone of the Calmigo. I think that’s perfect sized/styled knife.

We’ll see what life is like with a knife this big in the pocket all the time. I have a feeling I still may end up with Kershaw Turismo, Pico or Ember.

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