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Mmmmmm, I love ESEE stuff.

I have an Izula, an 3 and I had a Junglas but changed it for Terava Skrama.

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I got a vintage Boker 493 Barlow. Smile

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Mraz wrote:
Mmmmmm, I love ESEE stuff.

I have an Izula, an 3 and I had a Junglas but changed it for Terava Skrama.

Nice, i’m on the fence for the 4 Big Smile And for the Junglas, what didn’t you like? Shocked

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Nothing I didn’t like, it’s just that Skrama is a much better tool for my needs. It can easy be used as a knife (balance wise) and as a chopoer and it’s ground thin so it cuts like a scalpel. And Varusteleka has great warranty.

ESEE 4 and rest of the classic line are too thick for my taste, knife is a cutting tool and they suck at it. Newer models are interesting, AGK looks like a great hunting knife and few others look intwresting.

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congrats, hope you enjoy it

iirc, two pin scales are synthetic… as in the middle: (left is bone, right is stag)

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jon_slider wrote:
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congrats, hope you enjoy it

iirc, two pin scales are synthetic… as in the middle: (left is bone, right is stag)

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Thanks
I thought it was the sawcut delrin , its got the sawcut remnants of the bone in your pic.
I’ve just started picking up the barlow pattern . It’s been around since 1667 .

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Man, what a let-down.
I was on the White Mountain Knives website, checking out their latest sale. I’d seen that in addition to the discounts previously made, on some knives you could get an additional 20% off with “SALE20.” So I’d added a knife into my cart, applied the coupon (which worked), kept browsing… changed my mind, removed the knife, added a different one… and then, the coupon failed to work. I’m like, OK—I went back to the previous knife. But the coupon was totally non-functional. Essentially it was revoked from the site while I was browsing. Disgusted, I closed my session and that’s that—not getting anything. Unreal. Angry

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Well….that just sucks!!!

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Well….that just sucks!!!
It sure does!

Maybe it was karma telling me “hey, you don’t need another knife.” And yeah, I really don’t. Wink But I’ve been very good about not going nuts with knives. I’ve got about 10 altogether, with only 3 in the solid middle tier. There are so many decent ones in the sub $50 range you can get these days. So many interesting designs & variations. I’d had my heart set on a particular slip joint Civivi…

Anyway, prices are going up and there’s no telling when it’ll plateau. I thought it might be a good time to hit a sale now rather than later.

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I don’t really need another either but … this is what came today . Except the Bear and Son on the bottom . I bought it at Tractor Supply . Facepalm

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I don’t really need another either but … this is what came today . Except the Bear and Son on the bottom . I bought it at Tractor Supply . Facepalm

Nice haul!

Well, in my disgust with White Mountain Knives, I decided to cruise Blade Forums just to see what’s brewing. Actually found something I liked, for a very good price. The TwoSun TS123. A little more than half off the AliExpress price, very gently used. Earlier release with groove in the blade for easy grip. It’s a slip joint with copper inlay. M390 steel blade. A real beauty.

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I slightly modded my TS123:

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The TS123 is a nice looking knife.

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ummm… you guys are costing me money: (thanks.. lol)

Benchmade mini Bugout:

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isti242 wrote:
I slightly modded my TS123:


Nicely done! Looks good this way too, although part of what drew me to it was the swept up tip… somewhat reminiscent of the far more expensive Spyderco Hundred Pacer
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xevious wrote:
Man, what a let-down. I was on the White Mountain Knives website, checking out their latest sale. I’d seen that in addition to the discounts previously made, on some knives you could get an additional 20% off with “SALE20.” So I’d added a knife into my cart, applied the coupon (which worked), kept browsing… changed my mind, removed the knife, added a different one… and then, the coupon failed to work. I’m like, OK—I went back to the previous knife. But the coupon was totally non-functional. Essentially it was revoked from the site while I was browsing. Disgusted, I closed my session and that’s that—not getting anything. Unreal. Angry

I ran into this same problem a few months ago. I emailed Justin about it when it happened. Unlike the regular standing discount codes, this one only applied to certain knives. For reasons that are apparently still not understood, this code just wasn’t working for some people. So he had me place the order normally and just refunded me the difference.

WMK is my favorite place to shop and they’re one of the best. If you ever run into an issue over there, use the contact link. Justin tends to get back quickly and is always glad to help. He has also been very helpful when it comes to special editions and getting things into stock.

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^ Thanks for the tip on White Mountain Knives. Sounds like Justin is a bang-up guy. I’ll be sure to keep him in mind next time.

I got the Two Sun TS123 knife. Some would snub it for not having a locking blade, but wow… is this thing really tough. It will not deploy unintentionally. There’s two firm detents — one half way out and then one fully extended. And once deployed it’s so firmly in place. In fact, if you’re exercising some due force, you’ll be putting your thumb on the spine. And that where the spring loaded lock bar is. That blade isn’t slipping. Not in the least. Workmanship is solid. Exudes quality. Feels great in the hand. So happy I took a chance on this. Sure, it’s not a fidgety knife for flipping out and flipping in… but not every knife is meant for that.

This is a gorgeous piece. For $50 shipped, I think I got one heck of a deal!

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I’ve been looking at Two Sun lately. They have some good looking patterns. I just got this pretty little Case Teardrop , Redbone with PVD coated blade. This is the first knife I have seen with this coating . It gives the stainless a look of a old carbon blade patina.

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20CV blade. Good blade for custom scales. I’ll use bulnesia sarmientoi for the scales. edit: Nice edc option and companion for S35VN blade. I finally have knives in 2 of the steels I’ve really wanted but couldn’t justify.

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Rdubya18 wrote:
I’ve been looking at Two Sun lately. They have some good looking patterns. I just got this pretty little Case Teardrop , Redbone with PVD coated blade. This is the first knife I have seen with this coating . It gives the stainless a look of a old carbon blade patina.
Two Sun has a very good reputation. Got started before WE, Civivi, Kizer, Artisan Cutlery, etc. Their quality has evolved nicely. This is my 2nd one from this brand. Nice retro looking Case knife. Thumbs Up
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Going to try and learn some wood carving.

Pinewood Forge 2” Harley Refsal. Can’t believe how razor sharp this is.

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Good luck ! Hope you have some fun with it Smile

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Good luck ! Hope you have some fun with it Smile

Thanks, will try not to cut my fingers Sick

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This came today . Vintage Schrade 80T . Rescaled by Jeff from AAPK . Second Life Knives . Smooth Autumn Gold Bone .

He also coined the liners. He does really ice work .

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20CV blade.

Nice looking knife!

I have a Kershaw Link, but with a 420HC blade and an aluminum handle that doesn't look nearly as cool.

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xevious wrote:
Rdubya18 wrote:
I’ve been looking at Two Sun lately…
Two Sun has a very good reputation. Got started before WE, Civivi, Kizer, Artisan Cutlery, etc. Their quality has evolved nicely…

You are welcome regarding White Mountain Knives.

I’ve had a handful of TwoSun knives in recent years. Overall quality seems decent. Their steel stamps check out. They have a lot of models and offer an interesting variety of designs with good steel choices. They were my introduction to a few designers including Night Morning, Wong, and Jelly Jerry.

My main complaint is that most of their models run thicker blade stock than I want for an EDC folder.

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My main complaint is that most of their models run thicker blade stock than I want for an EDC folder.

I have passed up a lot of knives on Aliexpress for that same reason. I like a thick, heavy blade in my large outdoor knives, but not my pocket knives.

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Benchmade Mini Griptilian Sheepfoot model 555 w 154CM steel and Hollow Grind.. its a classic!

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Rdubya18 wrote:
This came today . Vintage Schrade 80T . Rescaled by Jeff from AAPK . Second Life Knives . Smooth Autumn Gold Bone .

He also coined the liners. He does really ice work .

!{height:400px; width:500px}https://i.imgur.com/ri8Ntqe.jpg!

I remember carrying a very similar knife with me in elementary school. One of the blades was really tough to open. Cut myself a few times because of that. Seems odd now that kids used to carry knifes in school.

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That model 555 looks comfortable. Thumbs Up

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