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    Temporary Deprivation

    I definitely will! Your thread together with @EatingSarma 's experience of using single knife for work and food during entire vacation, and plenty of other comments about using single blade for years have pushed me to do something radical, so here it goes. I just can't decide which knife to...
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    Anyone Take A Second Look at Ka-Bar's TDI Astro MP?

    I know a guy that's a hardcore mall ninja with load of cheapo knives... And one day he proudly said "I ordered a Ka-Bar!" Me and @EatingSarma were like "Wow, finally! Which one?" as we were excited about him potentially changing his ways... And then he said "Zombie killer death dagger" in...
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    Temporary Deprivation

    I'm going to try this
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    Thinking of starting a Knife company

    I'm not a knife maker, but I'd still intentionally break few blades here and there to see the grain structure. I see you on that point. I would like to point out that as others said, to have someone spend $400 on your work - you'll have to build a name and reputation first. If I was going...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    Well I wouldn't buy USMC as I'm not a marine or even American. I'd buy the one without the military markings tho.
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    Thinking of starting a Knife company

    With $400 as entry level price - I'd never buy any of your knives. Why? Because I'm not willing to spend that much on a knife, and I can get premium steels like M390 or CPM 3V, from manufacturers like Lion Steel, MKM... and so on. Then there is a company called Varusteleka, they make Terava...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    Lionsteel M1 and Spyderco Endura 4 as you know, you gotta have a folder too :)
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    Knife you're embarrased to own or admit purchasing?

    That makes a difference tho. At least to me. Why does so many people have one of these? I had no idea they're selling that junk too, now that makes me scared to buy their Brisa knives too, and I kept an eye on one...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    He actually bought CS AK47 fixed blade, and is now looking for something smaller for EDC too, he is headed into rabbit hole...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    Everything but a firearm is legal, so, pepper spray and kabar would be a good combo indeed.
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    This proved to be oddly correct, as he's now eyeing super steels and tangs... he's currently trying to sell his Ka-Bar to @EatingSarma so he can buy CS AK-47 field knife...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    Update, he got a full size Ka-Bar 1211 few days ago as they'll wait these shorties for about a month. So at the end he spent way more than he planned lol...
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    Maxamet, M390 or S110v, any real use in everyday or camp chores?

    IDK but if I was going to camp, I'd go for a full tang fixed blade in some carbon steel... And for basic EDC - SAK is probably going to be more than enough... If it really has to be a folder - triad lock is the way to go IMO.
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    Powder steel?

    No doubt 3V is tougher, but from my experience, D2 outperformed it in edge retention on the same media, even with D2 being slightly thicker behind the edge. I also noticed that same 3V knife picked up slight curve with some time, so it might be botched up HT. The knife is Cold Steel Mini...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    True, he opted for tactical flashlight at the end, as it's more likely to confuse and surprise potential attacker. Imagine sudden bright light, and then that same light starts moving and hitting you LMAO.... Knife will be near bed within reach though, I got him in touch with @EatingSarma so...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    His neighborhood used to be good, but I agree he should move (I would too if I lived there) based on current situation. And moving is not an easy thing to do, sadly
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    M390 vs D2. Is it worth it?

    Some people still believe that super expensive steels should be able to stay sharp forever while also being easy to get sharp, which makes no sense...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    I'll get him to read this for sure hahaha, he really needs to see this lol
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    To summarize: Europe - no guns, and if he went through legal trouble of getting one, it'd land him in jail if he used it in home defense. Tactical flashlight - already has one (I know because I got him one for Christmas), and I'll tell him suggestion about using it. That thing is impossible to...
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    Recommendation? Friend cannot decide which knife to choose

    Situation is like this: There is very little chance he will ever have to use it. And if he does, the clip point would likely perform about the same as tanto. But still, no matter how minimal the difference is and how small are the chances of that performance gap making different outcome, it's...
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