raccoon city's Favorite Knives, with pics! All Kershaw (except for two) so far.

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Anybody know if Kershaw ever made the Chive with a GFN or G10 handle? I’m looking at a Scallion in GFN but just wishing it were smaller.

I don’t believe they did. I certainly never saw one. The Scallion was the smallest in that line which I remember an FRN version of.

Ok, thanks. Smile

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I’m going to continue hijacking this thread cause I got some good suggestions.

I decided against the Leek because of the tip lock, frame shape, and clip. It did come in good steel options and other ergos seemed very good and the price was right.

I was still on the fence with the Dividend but it’s hard to tell how wide that blade is when closed.

I ended up with a Zero Tolerance 0450 ( ) cause it made even better use of space with a smaller footprint and larger blade with Ti handle and instant gratification and low price on Amazon.

The fun starts and stops there.

The second I unbox I instantly think “this is the size i’m looking for”. I had also read that if you call and ask nicely Kershaw/ZT and many other brands will send deep carry pocket clips if they have one that fits your non deep carry knife (for free usually).

Well the fun stops there. I couldn’t even flip open the blade. It fits so snugly inside the handle I couldn’t manually pull it either and there is no thumb stud for the 3rd option. Needless to say the harder I tried to open it the more it would not budge. The reason was because I was pressing on the F’ing frame lock. The harder I tried to open it the more I pressed on the lock, lol.

I did finally mostly train myself to hold it in such a way as to not interfere with the lock and it flips right open quickly but it’s not where my hand wants to go casually and the knife is so thin there’s not much room for error.

Will carry it and practice opening it some and see if I can get used to this.

Did you ever get this issue with opening resolved. I had the same knife and it takes a bit of practice, the other thing to check is if the clip has slid to the side on to the frame lock side. It should sit on the frame side and not the lock side. If it has moved over it will be borderline impossible to open and slow opening.

A little light oil is all it should take and the little guy should just fly open. I tell people to this day I believe it was one of the fastest opening knives I have owned. It is a great discreet EDC, small but very functional size and not to heavy.

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This knife gets an honorable mention.

8.9cm D2 blade and a G10 handle:

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009780560071.html

I have three Gocomma knives, and I like this one the most.

It quick opens pretty well, though the shape of the flipper is not ideal.

Plus the clip is good.

This is the best knife that I own that supposedly quick opens.  :BEER:

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This knife is one of the better Chinese-made Kershaws that I own.

Kershaw Boilermaker 3475!

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I really like this knife.

I like that it's a different color than the rest of my knives.

I like the different shape when it's closed.

I like the clip.

I like that it's got a nice heft to it.

Overall, it's excellent!  :BEER: 

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Okay. I read all the posts about how Gocomma knives are amazing. I finally got the two models people were talking about. I want to spend some EDC time with them but I’ll be getting a review up sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving.

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Raccoon, what would you say are best value 3” or under blade Kershaw knives, for made in USA & China (grouped separately)?
Thanks!

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xevious wrote:

Raccoon, what would you say are best value 3" or under blade Kershaw knives, for made in USA & China (grouped separately)? Thanks!

Hmm...

I'd have to look up the length of every knife I recommended in this thread, and I don't really feel like doing that.

(If you'd like to do that, be my guest.)

Off the top of my head, I know that the Pico and Leek are 3", and they're both very nice.

I also know that the Cryo (not the Cryo II) is under 3", and it's nice.

The Pico is pretty cheap, and the Cryo is really cheap on DHgate.

I usually go for knives that have a blade of 2.9" and up, so I don't know much about knives under 3".

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Racoon did u see this years kershaw knifes from shot show? they showed some cool new knifes .

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raccoon city wrote:

Hmm…


I’d have to look up the length of every knife I recommended in this thread, and I don’t really feel like doing that.


(If you’d like to do that, be my guest.)


Off the top of my head, I know that the Pico and Leek are 3”, and they’re both very nice.


I also know that the Cryo (not the Cryo II) is under 3”, and it’s nice.


The Pico is pretty cheap, and the Cryo is really cheap on DHgate.


I usually go for knives that have a blade of 2.9” and up, so I don’t know much about knives under 3”.

Sorry I hadn’t responded until now — lost track. Yes, I have looked at the Pico, Leek, as well as the Onion. All very nice looking. I know these are all made in China in their budget production line, but it sounds like they’ve overcome most deficiencies. Hard to tell they’re not made in USA. Was looking for a good solid under 3” flipper made of D2. Found one by the Chinese brand “Lemifshe”, called the Warrior D2. It’s a bit on the heavy side, but I’m really liking the design and flip action.
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mortuus wrote:

Racoon did u see this years kershaw knifes from shot show? they showed some cool new knifes .

No, I missed that.

There are a few newish Kershaw knives I am thinking about getting.

I'm just waiting for a bargain (probably to be found on eBay).

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xevious wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Hmm…


I’d have to look up the length of every knife I recommended in this thread, and I don’t really feel like doing that.


(If you’d like to do that, be my guest.)


Off the top of my head, I know that the Pico and Leek are 3”, and they’re both very nice.


I also know that the Cryo (not the Cryo II) is under 3”, and it’s nice.


The Pico is pretty cheap, and the Cryo is really cheap on DHgate.


I usually go for knives that have a blade of 2.9” and up, so I don’t know much about knives under 3”.

Sorry I hadn’t responded until now — lost track. Yes, I have looked at the Pico, Leek, as well as the Onion. All very nice looking. I know these are all made in China in their budget production line, but it sounds like they’ve overcome most deficiencies. Hard to tell they’re not made in USA. Was looking for a good solid under 3” flipper made of D2. Found one by the Chinese brand “Lemifshe”, called the Warrior D2. It’s a bit on the heavy side, but I’m really liking the design and flip action.

Leeks are made in the USA. They have an American flag on the blade. Love my carbon fiber scaled leek.
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Leeks are made in the USA. They have an American flag on the blade. Love my carbon fiber scaled leek.
Good to know. I’m particularly drawn to the composite blade version. Gorgeous.
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Will you be getting the new Launch 11? It looks REALLY NICE!

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Will you be getting the new Launch 11? It looks REALLY NICE!

Nope, I don't do automatics.

In California (where I live) I believe automatics are only legal if the blade is under two inches, and I prefer larger knives.

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noboneshotdog wrote:
Will you be getting the new Launch 11? It looks REALLY NICE!

I probably carry my Launch 1 the most. The Launch 11 is on my short list!
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Kershaw Fringe 8310!

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This is my first new knife in eight months.

It's a good one.

I really like the carbon fiber insert.

My particular knife is sometimes difficult to open.

I believe this is because the pivot screw it too tight.

I don't have the right hardware handy to adjust the pivot screw, but other than that problem, this knife is a winner.

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Raccoon,

That thing is huge!
Looks nice but don’t think my pockets will fit it. Smile

Reasonable price too.
Future purchase for sure.
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The only Kershaw that I have is a Double Duty (the one with 2 blades and the wood handle scales) – great knife! I like it’s traditional look, light weight and one hand opening blades.

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Muto wrote:

Raccoon,

That thing is huge!
Looks nice but don’t think my pockets will fit it. Smile

Reasonable price too.
Future purchase for sure.
Thanks

It's actually not that big.

I accidentally made the image larger than my other ones, but I have fixed that now.

It has a three inch blade, which is on the small side compared to the rest of my knives.

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Finally got a Bareknuckle, takes a little break in time, but now the action is incredible. From the factory the pocket clip was off center, but easy to adjust, and the grind is not even near the tip which is not a deal breaker but I expected better from the USA factory. Very lightweight and thin for a long knife with good ergos, really like the sleek aluminum handles and ZT like appearance.

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The Bareknuckle looks amazing.

I have an A/O Natrix, which is the Chinese A/O version of the Bareknuckle.

It is very nice.

If the Bareknuckle were an A/O, I would get one.

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I have the non a/o natrix also a nice knife, always been a big fan of assisted Kershaws but it’s nice to have some bearing models, they seem a bit more fun to fidget with.

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xxo wrote:
The only Kershaw that I have is a Double Duty (the one with 2 blades and the wood handle scales) – great knife! I like it’s traditional look, light weight and one hand opening blades.

!{width:88%}https://i.imgur.com/6my4ycn.jpg!


Brother knife should make a re-interpretation of that Double Cross/ Double Duty series.

Traditional shape with one hand opening, I like that a lot.

A Double Duty sized one with the blades of the smaller Double Cross with their fine carbon fiber, I guess that would be mine.
Or they just make the Hungarian shape of the fejesgörbe like Spyderco did but without the hole in the blade Wink

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Adahn wrote:
xxo wrote:
The only Kershaw that I have is a Double Duty (the one with 2 blades and the wood handle scales) – great knife! I like it’s traditional look, light weight and one hand opening blades.

!{width:88%}https://i.imgur.com/6my4ycn.jpg!


Brother knife should make a re-interpretation of that Double Cross/ Double Duty series.

Traditional shape with one hand opening, I like that a lot.

A Double Duty sized one with the blades of the smaller Double Cross with their fine carbon fiber, I guess that would be mine.
Or they just make the Hungarian shape of the fejesgörbe like Spyderco did but without the hole in the blade Wink

Some one should bring back the concept. It’s real nice to have a traditional styled pocket knife that is lightweight with one hand opening locking blades. I actually like the Double Duty blade shapes better than Double Cross, having one blade with a rounded tip often comes in handy.

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xxo wrote:
Adahn wrote:
xxo wrote:
The only Kershaw that I have is a Double Duty (the one with 2 blades and the wood handle scales) – great knife! I like it’s traditional look, light weight and one hand opening blades.

!{width:88%}https://i.imgur.com/6my4ycn.jpg!


Brother knife should make a re-interpretation of that Double Cross/ Double Duty series.

Traditional shape with one hand opening, I like that a lot.

A Double Duty sized one with the blades of the smaller Double Cross with their fine carbon fiber, I guess that would be mine.
Or they just make the Hungarian shape of the fejesgörbe like Spyderco did but without the hole in the blade Wink

Some one should bring back the concept. It’s real nice to have a traditional styled pocket knife that is lightweight with one hand opening locking blades. I actually like the Double Duty blade shapes better than Double Cross, having one blade with a rounded tip often comes in handy.


I can imagine that the spey blade can be useful, they are just darn ugly for me.
A clip point blade or at least a longer belly would do it better for me
But a traditional with one hand opening is really something, the Case Trapperlock that I got a while ago was a total fail though.
Better if people who know liner locks like Kershaw do that.
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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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For Kershaw, one of my favs is a de-assisted Blur in S30V (pictured in the middle below).
Not a big fan of AO knives, and the Blur is excellent when de-assisted. Action is like buttah when tuned.
I can open it faster than the AO spring, and also have the capability to close it one-handed as well.

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RC I hope you don’t mind me posting this in your thread – if you do lemme know and I’ll delete it. Thumbs Up
I want to make some knife handles, I have made some before, many years ago that turned out well on a Damascus blank.
This is going to fit my rather good quality, but terrible looking stanley knife -
I am thinking of using these – has anyone else any experience of using them? Luminous Knife Handle Noctilucent Marbled Carbon Fiber Resin

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G0OSE wrote:
RC I hope you don’t mind me posting this in your thread – if you do lemme know and I’ll delete it. Thumbs Up
I want to make some knife handles, I have made some before, many years ago that turned out well on a Damascus blank.
This is going to fit my rather good quality, but terrible looking stanley knife -
I am thinking of using these – has anyone else any experience of using them? Luminous Knife Handle Noctilucent Marbled Carbon Fiber Resin

I haven’t used this particular material but I’ve worked a lot with CF.
The dust from it is extremely dangerous for your lungs, so it’s best to work with it on a machine with exhauster and of course only while wearing a mask (and goggles and gloves). The only way to prevent this would be working at the tap with the water running. This is good for a final polish with MicroMesh for example.
When you do rough grinding, try not to overheat the material. The fibres are very good at storing heat but the epoxy with melt at the ground area.
Also don’t be surprised, the glowing material (strontium aluminate) with start to glow from any enery source, so it will glow when you grind it.
Rather funny effect when you see it the first time Wink




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