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    That "Old Bear" looks really cool, as well as the Guardian Helix Nano. Gonna have to look both of those up. No new knifes for me lately to be wowed. Got one on the way, and hopefully it wow's me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murindo View Post
    Cold Steel 4-Max, as good as a custom in regards to fit, materials, and function. The stone-wash blade isn't as pretty as a Demko satin finish but it is excellent and the grinds are perfect.
    ...+1....

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    My BK15 gave me one of those second wow moments yesterday. After having stripped the coating and reprofiled it to 15dps I used it for some food prep and I was wow.. this thing cuts quite nicely!
    Last edited by rubberdog; 03-19-2017 at 07:29 AM.

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    This one had it all, beauty, form and size, pretty well done by Reate knives, the Wave model;



    The side insert helps to cover the lock bar, makes it quite handy





    Pretty amazing knife overall
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    The last time I was blown away by a blade was the opposite! I said, "Wow! What a hunk of crap!!"

    That being said- the last knife that amazed me was the Benchmade 808 Loco. A lot of people think it is to big. I think it is one of the best.


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    Both of my Maxace knives, the Cicada and the Corvus!

    They both have exceptional actions due to the detent/lockbar tension and the placement of the flipper tab, they BOTH fire like a rocket and the ceramic MRBS and detent ball make them feel like their riding on glass with drop shut actions. Ergo's for me are also outstanding.

    Fit and finish is also right up there, considering their price point with premium materials like M390 blade steel they just blew me away. Iv'e had customs and midtechs at triple the price that didn't even come close. The Corvus is a flipper but does also have a thumb "stud" and the detent is the best as I can deploy the blade 3 different ways, flipper tab, using my thumb AND middle finger flick.

    You usually have to compromise one or the other when making a great flipper, not this guy...
    Last edited by sechip; 03-19-2017 at 08:29 AM.

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    Kizer Ursa Minor. The action, the ergos, size, weigh... Somehow it feels much much better that the Gemini.

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    This was my grail knife. I acquired it this month and it's my right pocket knife now.
    I can't understand why there isn't a Strider forum here.




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    As evidenced by this thread and several others, the Olamic Wayfarer 247 has been one of the best folders introduced in the past year. Great ergos and flipper action plus it comes in quite a few variations. On top of that, Eugene of Olamic has some of the best customer service ever. I have one of the earliest samples from June 2016.

    The following recent of mine also impressed me greatly:

    • Todd Begg Steelcraft Mini Bodega
    • Kizer Mini Intrepid
    • Olamic Wayfarer 247
    • Custom Knife Factory MORRF-4
    • Zero Tolerance 0392 series
    • Zero Tolerance 0999


    Most impressive but impractical was ZT 0999.

    Most practical for me due to 3" blade length are Mini Bodega and Mini Intrepid.

    I guess most wowed and practical for me is Mini Bodega since I have two of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swatsniper View Post
    I can't understand why there isn't a Strider forum here.
    I suspect it has something to do with the fact that Mick Strider is a dishonorable piece of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgreg View Post
    I suspect it has something to do with the fact that Mick Strider is a dishonorable piece of crap.

    You got any proof of that? Seems an arrogant thing to say.
    Or are you just bitter in general?

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    Question

    Is there a the reason there isn't a Microtech or Marfione Custom page on here either?
    Marfione and Strider are two of the best knife makers in the business. Seems odd that a forum based on knives doesn't have a room for either.

    This is a Marfione Custom MSG-III Frag I own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swatsniper View Post
    You got any proof of that? Seems an arrogant thing to say.
    Or are you just bitter in general?
    Look up Mickey Berger, and reference "stolen valor". Not going to get into it here, but pretty sure Blade Forum won't be allowing a Strider subforum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swatsniper View Post
    I can't understand why there isn't a Strider forum here.
    Quote Originally Posted by swatsniper View Post
    Is there a the reason there isn't a Microtech or Marfione Custom page on here either?
    Marfione and Strider are two of the best knife makers in the business. Seems odd that a forum based on knives doesn't have a room for either.
    Knife manufacturers/makers would have to pay BladeForums for their own subforum. Many used to have subforums but for various reasons no longer do.

    See the archives section: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...p/671-Archives

    Some of the old ones:

    • Strider Knives Forum
    • DPx Hostile Environment Survival Tools
    • Olamic Cutlery
    • Extrema Ratio Knives
    • Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance
    • Rick Hinderer Knives
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    RamZar, thank you for the response. I'm guessing since they have a page on USN they're good with that.
    As far as any stolen valor stuff, he didn't claim anything when we met. I'm a former USMC 8541, 89-95, 2/2 Warlords, retired/disabled Deputy US Marshal, prior city police officer for 14 years with 12 of those on swat as a sniper. He knew my background and never mentioned anything about himself. He was professional, courteous and friendly. I'm really happy with the quality of the 3 Striders I own. They're actually my front line knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monofletch View Post
    The last time I was blown away by a blade was the opposite! I said, "Wow! What a hunk of crap!!"

    That being said- the last knife that amazed me was the Benchmade 808 Loco. A lot of people think it is to big. I think it is one of the best.


    I love the blade style of the 808 Loco but, I can't stand the grips. This sort of problem is very common for me. I will find a knife that I love the blade or handle but despise the other half.
    Emerson's CQC7 Tanto is a good example.

    BTW, what knife did you feel was a piece of garbage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GB940Rookie View Post
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    Forget the hole. I think that is a very good blade. Would love to own one.

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