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    What does Carbon Fiber feel like?


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    I' ve never had a carbon fiber handled knife and im planing and buy a Spyderco sage CF. So what does Carbon Fiber feel like?

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    on the sage, it is smooth, no ridges or texturing.

    the feel will just depend on the texturing.

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    there are a lot of different kinds of CF; here are the ones I own. The sage has a raised textured as opposed to a sanded or blasted texture.



    here is a caly 3; it is smooth




    and here is a sage with the texture.



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    oops, mixed up the bradley with the sage, which i sold a while back.

    bradley is smooth.

    sage is mildly textured, more like bumpy, as the above poster says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MORIMOTOM View Post
    oops, mixed up the bradley with the sage, which i sold a while back.

    bradley is smooth.

    sage is mildly textured, more like bumpy, as the above poster says.
    Actually, the bradley and sage have the same carbon fiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiheit View Post
    Actually, the bradley and sage have the same carbon fiber.

    crap. 0-2.

    i had to pull the bradley out of the safe to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MORIMOTOM View Post
    crap. 0-2.

    i had to pull the bradley out of the safe to check.
    No worries.

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    i know what i was thinking of!

    the cf scale i had for an xm18 was smooth, no bumps.

    i promise.

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    Besides weight, what is the benefit of carbon fiber?
    I'm not sure if I'm a fan of it or not.
    It would be nice if it were a bit grippier, but I have that complaint about most knives. I like it when I grab a knife/tool, and it feels like it's grabbing me back. It's one of the things I love about the ZT 301 and 121. Very solid to hold - no slippage.

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    Just get it and find out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by termiteslayer View Post
    Besides weight, what is the benefit of carbon fiber?
    I'm not sure if I'm a fan of it or not.
    It would be nice if it were a bit grippier, but I have that complaint about most knives. I like it when I grab a knife/tool, and it feels like it's grabbing me back. It's one of the things I love about the ZT 301 and 121. Very solid to hold - no slippage.
    the cf military has the peel ply texture, its pretty grippy.

    i think most makers smooth out the cf for the visual effect, but the cf itself is not inherently smoother than most g10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MORIMOTOM View Post
    oops, mixed up the bradley with the sage, which i sold a while back.

    bradley is smooth.

    sage is mildly textured, more like bumpy, as the above poster says.
    Actually the Sage and GB use the same CF I believe. There is a mild texture (the weave of the carbon fiber). It's not grippy like G10, but it does provide more purchase than say a stainless steel handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevDevil View Post
    Actually the Sage and GB use the same CF I believe. There is a mild texture (the weave of the carbon fiber). It's not grippy like G10, but it does provide more purchase than say a stainless steel handle.

    sure, point out how stupid i am.

    again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MORIMOTOM View Post
    sure, point out how stupid i am.

    again.


    LOL!
    Erm, uh...aren't you into the fixed blades more than folders? that is what I meant... Yea, that's right - Morimotom is a FIXED blade guy....He was just testin me is all....


    */runs and hides...

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