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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #880 on: May 17, 2020, 10:23:15 am »
Hardy, its a disaster - all the Kizer knives are sold out at The Knife Guy
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #881 on: May 17, 2020, 10:27:30 am »
CRKT M16.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #882 on: May 17, 2020, 10:28:19 am »
@husky consider Crkt
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #883 on: May 17, 2020, 10:35:41 am »
Or maybe this Buck, butt ugly, but assisted opening.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #884 on: May 17, 2020, 10:39:38 am »
The CRKT M16 is not assisted, but you flip it open with your index finger real fast. I like it more than the assist action.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #885 on: May 17, 2020, 11:01:25 am »
The CRKT M16 is not assisted, but you flip it open with your index finger real fast. I like it more than the assist action.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #886 on: May 17, 2020, 11:03:28 am »
Hardy, its a disaster - all the Kizer knives are sold out at The Knife Guy

Pound for pound, together with Bestech, I rate Kizer as the best value for money. Period.
I have spoken to Martin about it and he assured me that now that he can do business again, Kizer knives will soon be re-stocked.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #887 on: May 17, 2020, 12:29:44 pm »
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #888 on: May 17, 2020, 12:55:45 pm »
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #889 on: May 17, 2020, 01:35:49 pm »
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models
I just love the Kizer Splinter I bought from the Knife Guy - at R1000 delivered is was an absolute bargain. It's got a great feel, the open/close action is light and smooth. I took a needle file to the handle to round off a few of the machined edges. I'm constantly on the lookout for a reason to use it.  ;D
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #890 on: May 17, 2020, 03:52:39 pm »
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #891 on: May 17, 2020, 04:05:18 pm »
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.

I see you are in KZN - Is rust a problem in your area?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #892 on: May 17, 2020, 05:34:32 pm »
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.
Get one of the new Byrd Cara Cara models with the Emerson opener.

https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/BY03BK2W/1793
It opens as you remove it from your pocket.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #893 on: May 17, 2020, 07:55:27 pm »
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models

You happy with the Sheepdog so far?

Very  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #894 on: May 17, 2020, 10:16:24 pm »
CRKT M16.

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Like I said before, in 2005 all psd members working for Safenet were issued with the M16 CRKT. It was referred to as a tactical blade and although I thankfully never needed it for last line self defense some rumored to have been and great praises and almost a cult following by soldiers and Private security detail.
I still swear by it but mine now a collector's item with the iraqi freedom fight etched on it.
Was looking the other day at one and will go back and buy it, cheap here at only usd 29.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #895 on: May 18, 2020, 08:53:06 am »
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.

My 2 cents if using as last ditch self defense would be "hook" blade model that is serrated. I have a Spyderco Harpy that I carried for that exact reason.I now carry a Spyderco Endura fully serrated that performs as an EDC and last pitch self defense if necessary.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #896 on: May 18, 2020, 09:04:15 am »
Just to add the Spyderco "finger" ring works well when wearing gloves  :thumleft:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #897 on: May 18, 2020, 10:42:55 am »
I am thinking of acquiring this Karambit!!  :thumleft:



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #898 on: May 18, 2020, 10:58:01 am »
Very lekker

I like the Kydex pouch  :thumleft:

My thoughts on a serrated blade being good for self defense is its ability to cut through tough fabric such as leather,denim etc.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #899 on: May 18, 2020, 12:41:54 pm »
The topic of a knife for self defense has been broached here. Using it effectively is something else, I think. It may warrant its own thread, so please delete this post of it may derail this thread.

Considering a knife for self defense, anything that would be somewhat like an EDC, will have to be modest in size. I have no doubt that there are experts who could defend themselves quite effectively with an "ordinary" EDC, and there must be some technical knowledge that could be transferred on this forum? I tried to imagine myself having to defend with my Kizer Splinter, or with a different type like a Spiderco claw design. The Splinter could be used to stab and cut. The Claw only cutting I think - although it would be better at cutting than the Splinter. But, what will work for which type of knife? And how/where makes for efficient stabbing or cutting? I have little clue, but I suspect that finding out as you go may not be the best way of learning this topic...