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

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Nice work there, maybe I’ll rethink it though as the dust is worrying, I did already think that but now you confirmed it…..
Also it’s a bit pricier than I thought, the price I saw was for 1 smaller scale lol!
Cool looking stuff though!

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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

You might get more responses in a new thread, but I don't mind if you post in this one.  :-)

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Love Kershaw, definitely top of the list for price to performance ratio. They also have some of the best usable profiles while maintaining a good aesthetic.

I love Kershaw. I’ve carried a lot of them over the years, from back in the AUS-6 days to the current M390 Dividend. My main complaint is that they keep using 8Cr13Mov. Yeah, it’s better than the old AUS-6 or some of the lower XCrYMov steels in their ultra-budget line. The problem is that it isn’t good versus some other steels we see around the same price.

Chinese D2 is an obvious comparison, especially on Kubey, Ganzo, Petrified Fish, etc. Tangram knives use Acuto 440 in the $20 range. Acuto 440 holds a better edge and is much more stainless than 8Cr13Mov. The same is true of 9Cr18Mov when done well, which Civivi does in the $40 range. Ruike has some very affordable knives in 14C28N. There’s also 12C27. Because of all these choices, I haven’t bought an 8Cr13Mov Kershaw since the Fraxion.
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I have my very first Kershaw coming, a China made orange 7100 Launch 1 in D2.
Bit naughty having an ao this side of the water, hopefully it’ll go through as I could do with it.

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Arrived today, Kershaw Leek with an olive colored handle.

This is a great little folder. The open assist makes it OTF fast. Flawless construction, free of any blemishes. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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The Leek is very nice, but kinda pricey for how smallish it is.

The good news is that there are tons of them on eBay, and if you have sniping software, you can set up some snipes and get one at a decent price, or at least that's what I did.  :THUMBS-UP:

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raccoon city wrote:

The Leek is very nice, but kinda pricey for how smallish it is.


The good news is that there are tons of them on eBay, and if you have sniping software, you can set up some snipes and get one at a decent price, or at least that’s what I did.  alt=:" />

Do we guys really need advice on how to take a leek? Big Smile

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ever been to Walmart?

and probably my wife would chime in

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Carried a Cryo for years until i lost it a few months back…bought a Dividend to replace the Cryo and LOVE it.

Really wish i could get my hands on the green Link that walmart carries, but for some reason they won’t let me place and order for it. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kershaw-Link-Olive-Black-Pocket-Knife-1776OLB...

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I just tried to order the knife, and Walmart said they won't ship to my zip code.

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raccoon city wrote:

I just tried to order the knife, and Walmart said they won’t ship to my zip code.

Yea, says same for me but my state (NC) definitely has no restrictions…maybe they are just out of stock or something.

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08CivicSi wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

I just tried to order the knife, and Walmart said they won’t ship to my zip code.

Yea, says same for me but my state (NC) definitely has no restrictions…maybe they are just out of stock or something.

No, it just let my order go through

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shirnask wrote:
08CivicSi wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

I just tried to order the knife, and Walmart said they won’t ship to my zip code.

Yea, says same for me but my state (NC) definitely has no restrictions…maybe they are just out of stock or something.

No, it just let my order go through

Ugh!! I’m jealous Facepalm lol…all the other knives on there let me add and go through checkout fine other than that one…no idea…

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Here is my favorite knife I own

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Kershaw Believer 2070!

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This knife is really nice, and the clip is great as well.

It seems a little small after carrying the Oblivion, but I like it a lot.

 

I have learned that adjusting the pivot screws of knives can make them open up much better.

I will no longer ask sellers if the assisted-opening fires hard.

I'll just buy knives when the price is right and hope that if they don't open up very well that adjusting the pivot screw can be just what the doctor ordered.  :THUMBS-UP:

(I wish I would have figured that out years ago.

I sold a bunch of knives that didn't fire hard, and I probably could have just adjusted the pivot screw instead.)

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Adjusting the pivot and scale screws can also help center the blade (if that’s important to you).

I also polish bronze washers when I have the knife apart, especially for non-assisted knives. The washers are stamped (usually) and rounding out the slight burr and polishing the surface can improve action. I usually wet sand on 1000 grit sandpaper, then rub it around on a stropping block with chromium oxide to get a mirror finish.

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Thanks for the info!

I've never had a knife so off-center that it bothered me, so I am guessing that centering the blade is not a top priority for me.  :-)

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personal favorite, special edition mini griptilian:

my only Kershaw, since I gave away my Skyline:

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My preference for my next purchase is something to EDC with work slacks

Mnandi clone

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raccoon city wrote:

Thanks for the info!


I’ve never had a knife so off-center that it bothered me, so I am guessing that centering the blade is not a top priority for me.  alt=)" />

just make sure that you don’t make it too loose and get side to side movement.

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Though I’d put these here, since budget don’t fit this pair…
How about some Damascus?

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A Randall Smithsonian Bowie.

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I only own a few nice knives, this is my favorite:

Kershaw Flythrough 1988

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I’ve owned few kershaws but I didn’t really like any of them. You get what you pay for and for budget price you get soft steel and heavy knives – opposite of what I want.

Ruby is nice and feels premium in hand but what was to be a beautyful knife looks like “gas station knife” because all that fugly writings on it. They never learned what subtilty means.

Had few Benchades, some were good others were not. Contego had blade-rock from day one and that is not acceptable in that price range. Grips are excellent, love them. Crooked River is a peace of art but never gets used. Bailout and Bugout are out of this world good, really love them.

Spydercos are all fugly but I actually love them for good steel choices and lightweight. Endura is my EDC for years now, Delica was good, Caly also.

And then there’s Cold Steel. Man I despise CS for what the represent, stupid and over the top claims and that fatboi Lynn trying to be a ninja whilst chopping heads…eeewww. But they do make good knives, some are excellent. I had an American Lawman in cts xhp that was modded (like all my knives) and loved it. Streight clip, no liners, good steel, thin blade, removed the finger groove so grip was excellent and modified tri-ad lock to make it easyer to close.

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Kershaw Payout 2075!

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I received this knife today, and it's my favorite knife of all time.

I have owned scores of knives, and this one takes the cake.

It's also the most expensive knife that I have bought by a small margin.

It opens so well, and it has a very nice heft to it, and it's a large knife, and the clip is great.

What's surprising to me is that it's made in China.

Before today, my favorite knives of all time were all made in the USA.

They weren't a whole lot better than my favorite knives made in China, but they were better.

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One strange thing about this knife is that with my screwdriver set, I could not adjust the pivot screw.

I have a larger screwdriver set somewhere, but I don't know where it is, and I haven't seen it in years.

But what's really important is that I absolutely love this knife.  :LOVE:

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Kershaw Cannonball 2061!

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I received this knife yesterday.

It's pretty good, but it's not one of my very favorites.

It has a short clip on it that I thought I wouldn't like, but it's fine.

It kinda reminds me of my Cryo II BlackWash, but with better steel.

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