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Although I always have a LM Juice for non-knife things, I keep a seperate knife for easier access. After trying some very nice, pretty, and exotic metal special editions from BM, Spyderco, ZT, etc., the knives I actually enjoy the most while using are the less expensive Buck 112 w/ finger grooves, Buck 110 Lite, LM Crater C33TX (dc’ed), and when feeling fancy, an SKBlades custom 20CV Vantage.

Props to my old M390 BM Gip, #8&9 modded Opinels, and my favorite boxcutter, an aluminum $0.89 cheapie from WMt… my go-to for cutting fiberglass insulation.

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I’m a fan of the Civivi Elementum because of the very smooth and handsome design, it has proven tough sofar and it feels very good in the hand, I EDC-ed a nice one for a while with micarta scales that I dyed to a more red tint.

But I like black blades too. The black version everywhere for sale has wooden scales though, that I do not really like on a black knife. This week I bought a black one anyway, so I have two of these knives now, and I swapped the scales, so both look better now in my opinion. The black with micarta scales (I removed the pocket clip because I’m lefthanded) is my new EDC now, the other is leftover. I may sell it but it had some use, the edge is not perfect anymore.

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I’m a fan of the Civivi Elementum because of the very smooth and handsome design, it has proven tough sofar and it feels very good in the hand, I EDC-ed a nice one for a while with micarta scales that I dyed to a more red tint.

But I like black blades too. The black version everywhere for sale has wooden scales though, that I do not really like on a black knife. This week I bought a black one anyway, so I have two of these knives now, and I swapped the scales, so both look better now in my opinion. The black with micarta scales (I removed the pocket clip because I’m lefthanded) is my new EDC now, the other is leftover. I may sell it but it had some use, the edge is not perfect anymore.

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I feel same as you do, this combination is much better, even though the wooden handle needs a polished clip.

If I had a leftover knife budget I’d ask for it Smile

by the way, sometimes both liner have threads but holes only on the clip side. Is that maybe the case with Civivi?
Then you could drill thru and attach the clip on the other side.

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Unfortunately not with this knife, no holes on the other side. I keep it loose in my front pocket, works well enough because all edges are very smooth.

I agree on the polished clip on the wooden one, but they both came with a black clip (and black screws) so that is what it is.

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Unfortunately not with this knife, no holes on the other side. I keep it loose in my front pocket, works well enough because all edges are very smooth.

I agree on the polished clip on the wooden one, but they both came with a black clip (and black screws) so that is what it is.


That’s a pity with the clip, I guess I’d soak it in acetone and see if I can remove the paint Wink

Anyways, if you like your knife clipped you could try this:
https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_forum/viewtopic.php?t=17380

There’s also people who make them regulary if you wish to $$

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEyaguuUZBs

Enjoy Smile

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I have made all sorts of bags/pockets/pouches over time (I’m skilled with the sewing machine), also leather ones (made my own leather wallet 25 years ago, it has lived in my back pocket ever since and it is still fine, I wonder how wallet manufacturers manage to make leather wallets that are trash within a year).
But an extra pouch in my pocket would make it too bulky.
And it really is fine like this Smile

But in general, 10% of the world is lefthanded and no (affordable) knife manufacturer makes lefthanded versions of their righthanded knives (just sometimes ambidextrous knives, but the nicest designs are not ambidextrous). And it is really not something hard to do, no design changes are needed, just an extra production line. The Civivi Elementum would be a candidate, there’s enough of them sold to make that extra production line viable.

But I’m sure this must be a topic on blade forums too (but I never go there).

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I went to the Ryan W Knives 2021 GTG a few weeks ago with my BIL, nephew, and my son. My nephew had a Ruike pocket knife, and it seemed nice. I meant to add it to my Amazon wish list, but apparently I accidentally left it in my cart, and it has been my EDC for a while.

Before the GTG, I had never really thought about whether $6,000 pocket knives exist. Now I know they do.

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I caved and bought a Medford Emperor fixed blade. Hefty .270” S35VN tip to glassbreaker. Then I carved Mammoth Molar slabs for new scales, this is from the rear tooth of an ice age mammoth…. 12,000 to 50,000 years old! Turned out really nice. Made a new Kydex sheath and plan to wrap it in elephant leather, have the material but need to recover from the scales.

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Just the Milwaukee Compact Side Slide….. Big Smile

I do have nicer stuff and I love sharpening blades and taking great care of what I have….

But this little thing has been great. When you’re done cutting whatever just throw the blade away. Best carry I have for $8.99!

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I did not know that mammoth molar was a thing for scales, very nice!

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After 23 days, my Cold Steel clone came in, quality is much better than expected:

This will be my go-to knife for opening flashlight mail, packages, and anything else. It was very sharp out of the box.
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Thanks Jos, appreciate it.

I was looking for something elaborate, worthy of The Emperor, fell in love with this when I saw it. Not exactly easy to pull off, not exactly cheap either! At least it’s unique! Lol

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today, it is warm enough to wear shorts outside…so…..

stock picture…closed, 3 inches.

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Here is my WFH carry today. Glamor shot previously taken. Blushing

!https://i.postimg.cc/hjT4zRqW/1109191017.jpg
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Where did you get the Kydex for the Izula II??
I like the looks of it. ✅
Thanks in advance….

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DB Custom wrote:
I caved and bought a Medford Emperor fixed blade. Hefty .270” S35VN tip to glassbreaker. Then I carved Mammoth Molar slabs for new scales, this is from the rear tooth of an ice age mammoth…. 12,000 to 50,000 years old! Turned out really nice. Made a new Kydex sheath and plan to wrap it in elephant leather, have the material but need to recover from the scales.

We need to see this again.
All I can say is wow no wait “WOW” Love it. Mammoth Molar scales amazing so unique .
I have a weak spot for big knifes already and can only dream of owning a Medford one day but this one takes the cake prehistoric scales out of this world.
Thanks for sharing.

later

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Buck 102 Pro . Nice little knife .

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ShyOne wrote:
SerenityNow wrote:
Here is my WFH carry today. Glamor shot previously taken. Blushing

!https://i.postimg.cc/hjT4zRqW/1109191017.jpg
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Where did you get the Kydex for the Izula II??
I like the looks of it. ✅
Thanks in advance….

That is the Armatus Architect. I can’t recall if the pattern was custom but at the very least you could shoot him an email. They are very nice sheaths.

https://www.armatuscarry.com/store/p346/ESEE_Izula_%2F_Izula_II_-_Archit...

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SerenityNow wrote:
ShyOne wrote:
SerenityNow wrote:
Here is my WFH carry today. Glamor shot previously taken. Blushing

!https://i.postimg.cc/hjT4zRqW/1109191017.jpg
.

Where did you get the Kydex for the Izula II??
I like the looks of it. ✅
Thanks in advance….

That is the Armatus Architect. I can’t recall if the pattern was custom but at the very least you could shoot him an email. They are very nice sheaths.

https://www.armatuscarry.com/store/p346/ESEE_Izula_%2F_Izula_II_-_Archit...

Thank you for the info !!! ✅
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I have wanted a Buck 119 since my younger days when I still hunted . Recently bought the 102 and liked it enough to go ahead and buy this too .

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Emerson Super Karambit on the right and Zero Tolerance flipper on the left

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Newest acquisition from Blade Show, Microtech UTX-70 with carbon handle and bronze blade, button, clip and hardware. Been wanting one of these for a while and finally found one for the right price. This thing is TINY!

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I forgot to carry one from home (WFO already) but I have four other knives in my locker. Decided to grab an ESEE Zancudo.

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BOO5TED wrote:
Newest acquisition from Blade Show, Microtech UTX-70 with carbon handle and bronze blade, button, clip and hardware. Been wanting one of these for a while and finally found one for the right price. This thing is TINY!

!https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51232825883_d3f81f65fa_c.jpg!

Wow nice! I have several Microtechs and love them all. The serrated Stitch is wicked

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Photon Master wrote:

Wow nice! I have several Microtechs and love them all. The serrated Stitch is wicked

I love my Microtechs as well. The Stitch is on my short list!
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I had a heck of a time getting one. Finally found someone selling on bladeforums

The emerson protech auto is sweet too

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Kershaw Collateral 5500!

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I received this yesterday, and carried it for less than 5 minutes.

This knife has two huge and related problems.

You have to press extremely hard on the flipper (not pictured) to open the knife.

Also, where you press on the flipper, the metal is jagged.

My finger got all chewed up, and started to bleed a little, by trying to open the knife.

I adjusted the pivot screw, which would normally fix the first problem, but it made no difference whatsoever.

I have owned scores of Kershaw assisted-openers, and love most of them, but this one is a dud.

I bought it on eBay, and luckily the seller accepts returns and will pay for return shipping, so I'm going to return it.

It's not the seller's fault--it's Kershaw's, but the seller is going to get stuck with this one.

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The Kizer Slicer can’t leave my pocket:

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well, two actually, since i bought them today at the State Surplus Store.
they sell TSA confiscated knives (and other things) at yard sale prices.
here are stock images of the two i bought:

$8.00

$5.00

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isti242 wrote:
The Kizer Slicer can’t leave my pocket: !https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2B0KSue-9bc/YMJfPNxutnI/AAAAAAAA0VQ/b8wgfSAy-...!

That looks great.
Got my first Kizer 3 weeks ago, and it hasn’t left my pocket.
I’m gonna get more Keizer knives for sure Big Smile

Kizer Vanguard Lätt Vind mini, in Boba Fett colors

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