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    Benchmade Prices

    I think this bears repeating. If they outsourced some of their production, like Spyderco, their prices would probably be at least slightly more competitive. Of course that would be a major reversal of when they shifted all production to the U.S. some years ago, so it’s not going to happen—but...
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    Benchmade 940-1 experiences?

    One of the things I like about the 940(-1) is how it sort of balances function, form, and discretion. It’s capable, pretty sturdy, quite portable, unobtrusive, ergonomic (imo), and the 940-1 just looks sleek. I hope you like it.
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    DONT BUY FROM....Logan Pearce no delivery kept my $$$$

    “the only way I see this being possible is that a spark from my grinder caught the handle material dust,” he wrote on the site. “All of my equipment that I have used for the last 20+ years was destroyed as well as the building. Luckily! My beanie baby collection is still safe.” Every cloud...
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    What knife does/did your mom carry?

    My father introduced me to knives in my youth, and I introduced my mother to knives in my adulthood. First, it was a Ladybug. She really liked it, but wanted something a bit bigger. Then came the Dragonfly. She loved it, but wanted something a little more substantial. The Delica seemed...
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    Passenegr Vessel Terminals?

    Did you post this for informational purposes, as a query, or as a conversation starter?
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    Spyderco has a new Pink Delica with a black blade

    - Mr. Pink: Why am I Mr. Pink? - Joe Cabot: Because you're a ———, alright? - Mr. Pink: Why can't we pick our own colors? - Joe Cabot: No way, no way. Tried it once, it doesn't work. You get four guys all fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black, but they don't know each other, so nobody wants to...
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    They just don't get it - a tale of a first world problem in the age of the pandemic..

    Well, Paul Bunyan, I’d say it’s time to man up and buy that guy a Vermont teddy bear.
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    BM replacement parts policy

    (I don’t mean to hijack the thread or confuse things, but does anyone know when Benchmade stopped shipping to Canada?) (...)”UNFORTUNATELY AT THIS TIME, WE ARE UNABLE TO SHIP TO CANADA”(...) https://www.benchmade.com/shipping-and-returns (I’m assuming that means knives and not parts. I...
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    Just curious, but do you buy knives.......

    I’m the proud owner of a Cold Steel Fuzzy Snuggleduck. A lot of people don’t know about this knife, but it’s amazing: Angora silk-wrapped handle, steel so soft it’s like warm, rising bread dough, periodically releases a burst of Calvin Klein’s Obsession—for Knives... even comes with a bottle of...
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    New Blade Day William Henry B12 Hydra

    Wow... William Henry strikes again. This one is truly exceptional. Something about the dragon+mammoth that works not only aesthetically, but thematically in that the knife marries two ancient beasts. (Reminds me of Game of Thrones a little.) Enjoy!
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    What is your rarest knife?

    It's tricky to identify my rarest knife since I have a few customized productions and a couple handmades which are one-of-a-kind... but the closest, rarest one at hand is a handmade skinner with mammoth tooth handle. (Maker: Steve Nolte) My crappy pics don't do it justice, but here it is...
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    Can anyone identify what this is exactly?

    Well, after searching and reading for about the last 2 hours, I'm afraid I can't improve on the original description as "sacred, antique, and metallic." Part of the difficulty may be that the Apatani have no recorded (written) history; plus I don't understand Apatani culture or where such an...
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    Say a line from your favorite films and we’ll guess it.

    “It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.”
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    9/11/01 - 9/11/19... 18 years NFAR

    All those people. Everything they ever were, and everything they might have been. All their joys, and sorrows, and love, and pain. Their minds, their memories, the music of their lives. Everyone and everything they ever touched. It's too much. What we lost that day was too much to...
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    Lionsteel--are they all this good?!

    The knife you mentioned is a perfect example of a knife I want (now) but absolutely don't "need" -- sort of like the damascus Lionsteel SR-1 I bought because it was sexy and I could afford it at the time: -I'd be lying if I said I'd ever actually used this magnificent beast (an embarrassing...
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    Benchmade White Scales

    The discoloration came off easily and completely with a toothbrush and some dish soap. Before~ After~ Before~ After~ (Should've done this years ago, lol.) Hope this helps. As you can see, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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    Benchmade White Scales

    I bought a mini Grip with white scales from Benchmade 2-3 years ago, and it has been my go-to EDC for most of that time. I’ve also never cleaned it. There is some discoloration, but it looks to be the result of the accumulation of skin oils (i.e. yellowish)—particularly in the ridges of the...
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    Customized mini grip

    Wow. The striations in the wood really complement the pattern of the damascus, buffered by mottled carbon fiber. It’s beautiful.
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    Rockwell Hardness of the M-Tech Xtreme Raptor Bowie?

    You can find a response to this question on amazon by someone who sounds like a representative/seller/advertiser of MTech. (I'm not going to repeat the response here, since I have no way of verifying its accuracy or the identity of the author, and wouldn't want to repeat potentially false...
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