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Kershaw Oblivion 3860!

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This knife is perfect for me.

No minor complaints this time.

This knife has a 3.5" blade.

I think I'll only get knives with a blade of 3.25" or bigger from now on.

I don't really like smaller knives, and this way I don't buy as many knives.  :-)

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Kershaw Oblivion 3860!

Nice! Is that some sort of plastic insert on the handle?
Have you tried the “full metal” Passage 1361 by any chance? It would be interesting to compare those two.

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A $13.20 ebay knife with 1.3-inch blade for cutting boxes. Had it since 2016.

It’s even cheaper now…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MTECH-USA-2-75-3MM-Thick-Green-Blade-Bottle-Opener-Small-Pink-Pocket-Knife/253384324906?hash=item3afee1f72a:g:MLIAAOSwf15aZnbA

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Rusty Joe wrote:
A $13.20 ebay knife with 1.3-inch blade for cutting boxes. Had it since 2016.

It’s even cheaper now…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MTECH-USA-2-75-3MM-Thick-Green-Blade-Bottle-Opener-Small-Pink-Pocket-Knife/253384324906?hash=item3afee1f72a:g:MLIAAOSwf15aZnbA


https://www.ebay.com/itm/253384324906
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isti242 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Kershaw Oblivion 3860!

Nice! Is that some sort of plastic insert on the handle? Have you tried the "full metal" Passage 1361 by any chance? It would be interesting to compare those two.

It's G10.

I don't generally like Kershaw's 1300 series, but that 1361 looks pretty nice.

I might have to give it a try.

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Benchmade 417 FACT. Mostly a Spyderco guy, but this is a sweet blade.

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Spyderco Sage 5. What a wonderful knife! Very similar ergos to my old Native but with MUCH more refined fit and finish. Initial pivot action was a little rough but a few swipes on my UF stone with the (super thick) washers, Tuf-glide, and some break in did it absolute wonders. I expect this will be my EDC for a LONG time to come.

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Civivi Asticus with Wemascus

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whereas i use a flashlight at least 40 times a day

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Ruike P841. Love it!

Pros:
Grippy multi colored, contoured layered G-10 scales. This knife isn’t going anywhere once you grip onto it; whether it be in the rain or other slippery conditions.

14C28N blade steel. Holds a sharp edge for a long time. Excellent corrosion resistance properties.

Two opening methods: thumb studs or flipper tab. Silky smooth action. I can fidget with it for hours

A beautiful curved blade belly, and drop point piercing tip make the P841 a wonderful slicer.

Build quality is second to none in the budget knife world.

Cons:
No deep carry pocket clip.

No gimping for thumb on the spine. The Ruike P105 and P135-SF have it, and I have grown to really appreciate it.

Verdict:
I got it for $38 delivered, to that I say it is OUTSTANDING for the price. It can be had everyday for $39.95 from most online blade sellers.

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Rat_Racer wrote:

Civivi Asticus with Wemascus

Is Wemascus a form of Damascus?

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Is Wemascus a form of Damascus?

I’ve read it’s 9Cr18MoV but formed in the damascus style.

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Is Wemascus a form of Damascus?

It is a shrouded in mystery damascus, in house created by WE knives, parent of Civivi.
It is a form of damascus, but is jokingly called Wemascus, like pakimascus, for cheap damascus blades from Pakistan, in the knife community.

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Rat_Racer wrote:

Civivi Asticus with Wemascus


Is Wemascus a form of Damascus?

I’ve read it’s 9Cr18MoV but formed in the damascus style.


I’ve seen that too, but full content has yet to be discerned.
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It is a shrouded in mystery damascus, in house created by WE knives, parent of Civivi. It is a form of damascus, but is jokingly called Wemascus, like pakimascus, for cheap damascus blades from Pakistan, in the knife community.

Yeah, it’s a mystery. However, I don’t think it’s fair to compare it to the cheap Pakistani stuff. Civivi is a gem in the world of budget knives, generally offering exceptional quality for the price. They do a decent job with their steels too. For instance, compare Civivi’s 9Cr18Mov to what we’ve seen from companies like Schrade or CRKT.

So how about their “Damascus”? I don’t know. I haven’t been willing to pay the premium for what seem like cosmetic upgrades. I haven’t heard much about the long-term edge retention or corrosion resistance. From what I understand, there should be two different steels involved. One of them is their rather decent 9Cr18Mov. The other one is a mystery. Is this correct?

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I can’t post pictures yet but today I am carrying a Hinderer Half Track w/
Tri-Way Pivot. This is my newest Hinderer and it is seeing lots of pocket time.

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Been carrying my Ochs Lynx from Drop for the past month. CF and Blue MokuTi clip and hardware. I think I need more MokuTi in my pocket. (Just wish it wasn’t so $$$.)

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Yeah, it’s a mystery. However, I don’t think it’s fair to compare it to the cheap Pakistani stuff. Civivi is a gem in the world of budget knives, generally offering exceptional quality for the price. They do a decent job with their steels too. For instance, compare Civivi’s 9Cr18Mov to what we’ve seen from companies like Schrade or CRKT.

So how about their “Damascus”? I don’t know. I haven’t been willing to pay the premium for what seem like cosmetic upgrades. I haven’t heard much about the long-term edge retention or corrosion resistance. From what I understand, there should be two different steels involved. One of them is their rather decent 9Cr18Mov. The other one is a mystery. Is this correct?

I was only giving a reason on the terminology of endearment of the different “damascus” monikers by mfg’s taken from the knife community, since it confused him. I was in no way comparing any metallurgy of any sort with that.

Not a die hard steel snob, I just like them, so I collect them. I occasionally carry them when in dress clothes, but not for hard work to test.
True, that it should be of 2 metals, a hardened core, and a softer, flexible outer shell, to support the brittleness, and add corrosion and wear resistance. It will come out eventually.

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Civivi Asticus with Wemascus
Wow, that’s gorgeous! “Wemascus” vs. Damascus sounds curious. I saw one BLF member attest to true Damascus steel being better than most. I’ve got a cheapie with wooden scales by some no-name brand… steel is nice, but I don’t know how good it is, because I don’t use it (just for show).
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Damascus IS only for show. Performance will always be worst.

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Civivi Asticus with Wemascus
Wow, that’s gorgeous! “Wemascus” vs. Damascus sounds curious. I saw one BLF member attest to true Damascus steel being better than most. I’ve got a cheapie with wooden scales by some no-name brand… steel is nice, but I don’t know how good it is, because I don’t use it (just for show).

Civivi is a WE sub brand, and the Damascus is of fully unknown content, so it has been dubbed Wemascus. Yeah, it’s pretty, and will get minor use.

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Guys, I know there are many knives fans among you. I’m totally green so just a humble request to recommend me a knife for my father (67yo).

In two months a father’s day will come so it’s the last call to get something from China. Due to virus the delivery time has significantly increased.

Long story short: I need a good reliable folding knife for around $25. Nothing fancy, just solid, reliable knife. The simpler the better. I want this gift to serve him for long. Neither my father nor myself are familiar with brands, so it doesn’t matter.

What would you recommend? Or maybe any good deals have been spotted around? Please share.

Thanks in advance and keep yourselves in good health.

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Dunno if they’re still available, but that go,comma knife making the rounds here is hella nice.

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The question I’d ask is, are there any legal restiction for carry in your area and does he like/know how to use a knife with one-hand opening?

If locking knives are not ok I’d recommend the Sanrenmu 9165

If one hand opening and a locking blade is ok I’d recommend the Sanrenmu 810 series or one of the 910 series

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1stein wrote:
Guys, I know there are many knives fans among you. I’m totally green so just a humble request to recommend me a knife for my father (67yo).

In two months a father’s day will come so it’s the last call to get something from China. Due to virus the delivery time has significantly increased.

Long story short: I need a good reliable folding knife for around $25. Nothing fancy, just solid, reliable knife. The simpler the better. I want this gift to serve him for long. Neither my father nor myself are familiar with brands, so it doesn’t matter.

What would you recommend? Or maybe any good deals have been spotted around? Please share.

Thanks in advance and keep yourselves in good health.


I really like my Kershaw folders. And you can find them on Amazon in that price range, which means less shipping uncertainty and shorter wait. Check out these Kershaws:
Volt II
Oso Sweet
Duck Commander

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Currently overnight solo camping in the mountains (with cell service, lol), so here’s my EDC.

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Thats a nice looking FB droppoint Thumbs Up

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Too bad i can not buy such knives where ever, cuz you see they are illegal here so getting nicked in customs would mean a 500 +USD fine and it you have any weapon’s permits for anything they would get invoked from this horrible breach of the Danish weapons law.

I will have to buy from a EU country where parcels dont undergo the same control, i have gotten a few from Germany for instance.

You cant have any form of 1 hand opening, and no locking blade either, and the blade have to be pretty short, sub 75 mm i think it is.

My country was sick way before Corona.

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sparkyDK wrote:
Too bad i can not buy such knives where ever, cuz you see they are illegal here so getting nicked in customs would mean a 500 +USD fine and it you have any weapon’s permits for anything they would get invoked from this horrible breach of the Danish weapons law.

I will have to buy from a EU country where parcels dont undergo the same control, i have gotten a few from Germany for instance.

You cant have any form of 1 hand opening, and no locking blade either, and the blade have to be pretty short, sub 75 mm i think it is.

My country was sick way before Corona.

You can if you are the member of the Royal Court. Aren’t you? Wink

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