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  1. 19-3ben

    Coming this Spring - KA-BAR Becker BK40 Folder

    Perhaps let me do this, to piggy back onto my previous post. Let's say that this new product rolled out as an Ethan Becker design, it has the same shape, same features, same exact design, but it is made in Taiwan, with D2 steel and G10 scales. Would you buy one if those were the specs...
  2. 19-3ben

    Coming this Spring - KA-BAR Becker BK40 Folder

    Here's my take, for whatever it's worth (which is every penny you paid for it). You're absolutely right that USA made folders from Kabar are likely not going to be a thing. But I also don't think it has to be USA made to be a good product. I think the reaction here is based on two things...
  3. 19-3ben

    Open Letter to KA-BAR

    Says who? :cool: KAI and Spyderco have knives that cater to the "Walmart crowd" up to offerings that are well beyond the budget of most buyers, and made everywhere from China to USA. Same with many other brands as well. I don't see any reason a company has to stick to one price point and...
  4. 19-3ben

    New product announcement - March 23, 2021

    Internationally Fabricated and Boring? I hate to be a downer here, but much like the Becker folder, the camp knives are examples of what could have been a good but the materials and manufacturing location are going to make it a hard pass for me. Had it been made in the USA with 1095, or in the...
  5. 19-3ben

    Fixed blades for sale

    Seconds on the SRK.
  6. 19-3ben

    JK, Tops, Kizer, Custom, and more

    Subbed for feedback purposes
  7. 19-3ben

    Ka-Bar Customer Service

    This!!! I have had some amazing interactions with Joe himself. Kabar CS is the best.
  8. 19-3ben

    What handle material do you think has the best feeling in hand? How is that feeling?

    Micarta, with a strong preference for burlap and canvas.
  9. 19-3ben

    ~Project Complete!~ I'm making friction folders! What blade steels do you want to see in them?

    Me too!!! I love the look. The recessing is a really nice touch.
  10. 19-3ben

    ~Project Complete!~ I'm making friction folders! What blade steels do you want to see in them?

    I think that's an awesome solution. Would it mean a smaller screw head that is less visually obtrusive? Thanks for being so open to the commentary. I'm usually hesitant to say anything, lest someone think I'm being harsh or offensive about their work.
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    ~Project Complete!~ I'm making friction folders! What blade steels do you want to see in them?

    I'm really glad @herisson brought it up. I saw this thread this morning and was trying to think of a polite way to mention the screws. To my eye, the huge shiny screw heads totally throw off the otherwise very clean look of the knife. If those screws were available with blackened heads, that...
  12. 19-3ben

    A.G. Hicks Rifleman's Knife

    Yeah but how good is it at batonning? (runs for cover)
  13. 19-3ben

    SOLD BNIB Benchmade Super Freek!

    Did you, perhaps, mean to post in the trade section, if looking to make a trade rather than sell?
  14. 19-3ben

    Field/Camp/Hunter SOLD

    Wow that's gorgeous, and a total steal. If I had the cash at the moment, I'd grab this in a heartbeat!
  15. 19-3ben

    Brokeback Recurve

    Wow. Very nice.
  16. 19-3ben

    Spyderco Military x2, Endura, Para3

    I’ll take the para 3.
  17. 19-3ben

    BM 300 Axis Flipper?

    Thanks so much for your options guys!!
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    BM 300 Axis Flipper?

    I'm considering pick up the 300 Axis Flipper, but very little about it. What's the general consensus re: value, quality, any issues, etc... ?