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One year of Bladeforums...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by EagleScouter, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. EagleScouter

    EagleScouter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    Well, I've been a Bladeforums member for a year as of yesterday, so I thought I'd share some pics of the knives I bought and thoughts on the past year...
    Sorry about the crappy photos, lighting sucked.

    1. Spyderco Military's are addictive:

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    From top, clockwise:

    Brown G10, CTS-XHP Sprint
    Black G10, S30V Regular Production
    Carbon Fiber, BG42 Sprint
    Orange G10, S30V Limited Production
    Carbon Fiber, M390 Sprint
    Fluted Titanium, S30V Limited Production

    2. Actually, Spydies in general are addictive :p

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    Top to bottom:

    Grasshopper
    Dragonfly 2, British Racing Green FRN in ZDP-189 <-----Amazing weight, ergos are great on such a small (but capable) blade.
    Paramilitary 2, Grey G10, CTS-20CP Sprint <-----Primary EDC, amazing ergos with great blade steel.

    3. A challenger appears...Kershaw...

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    Top to bottom:

    Tilt
    Leek Composite blade
    Leek G10 handles, S30V <----- Rotating between the two Leeks right now.
    Blur, S30V
    On right:
    Kershaw Skyline <----First good knife; thin, light, high on value.

    4. Fixed blades and the Lone Ranger, er, Farmer

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    Top to bottom:

    Victorinox Farmer <----- Excellent outdoor SAK, Alox handles feel and look great.
    Becker BK14 <----- Arguably the best small fixed blade for the price.
    Swamp Rat Rodent 4 <------ Love everything about this knife, ergos, looks, steel, size, everything.

    I've learned more about knives in one year on here than I ever thought. From companies, to knifemakers, to specific knife models, blade steels, sharpening, and more. And I met some pretty cool people along the way. :thumbup: Thanks BFC, here's to another year.
     
  2. mkjellgren

    mkjellgren

    Nov 1, 2005
    That's a pretty impressive collection for just one year.
     
  3. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Excellent collection indeed !
     
  4. whetrock

    whetrock

    Nov 13, 2010
    You've got the sickness bad. Chasing those sprint runs can be quite challenging and addicting as well as hard on the bank account.
     
  5. ohmyheckinslc

    ohmyheckinslc Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2005
    Holy Stanley, Mother of Obama!!! :eek:
     
  6. jameslee228

    jameslee228

    15
    Apr 30, 2012
    Nice to see someone else from GR michigan on here. Very nice collection u got goin on
     
  7. orangish ducktape

    orangish ducktape

    904
    Oct 26, 2011
    Congratulations on the first year of collecting! Hopefully it will be the first of many!
    Nice collection!

    I to am approaching my one year anniversary of my blade forums account (a few months to go still)
    I'm curious to see how many knives I have acquired over the past year....

    -orangish ducktape
     
  8. EagleScouter

    EagleScouter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    Got that right. And I still have a couple on pre-order! :eek:
     
  9. OldSarSwmr

    OldSarSwmr

    608
    Jan 1, 2010
    Congrats on the year. Your photos should be used to answer all the "What knife should I get" threads. Great variety of quality knives!
     
  10. ezoption

    ezoption

    138
    May 24, 2012
    What an awesome collection! I definitely love all the militarys.
     
  11. Random Dan

    Random Dan Basic Member Basic Member

    844
    Jan 21, 2012
    Nice collection, no Benchmade though?
     
  12. EagleScouter

    EagleScouter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    I tried a couple; the mini-grip, the 741 Onslaught, and a 705. They really weren't my cup of tea and they were sold. I like the Axis lock, but disliked the lack of G10 and FFG on the mini-grip. The Onslaught was cool-looking with a great blade grind, but was pretty hefty as well, and just never gravitated towards it because of it. The 705 I liked, and I kinda regret getting rid of that one.
     
  13. aquaman67

    aquaman67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Nice collection.

    I like the way you displayed the Spyderco Militarys.
     

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