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1 Knife For 1 Year!

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Glock Guy, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    I've noticed the biggest difference when cutting cardboard. There is a HUGE difference between S35V and S110V, which is why I use the Spyderco Millitary exclusively for that task. Ankerson did a cut test with the same knife in S110V and cut over 6,000 feet of cardboard before HE gave up. The knife still had plenty of use left. This was not just "working sharp", but phone book paper cutting sharp. With S35V you would be lucky to get a fraction of that before it stopped cutting paper cleanly.

    CRK's blade steel is on the weak end of the spectrum for knives, but that's not why people buy a CRK. You are paying for the quality, heritage, designs and tolerances that would rival what most tool and die maker's put out.
     
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  2. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Sadly, I had to bow out of this challenge, as well. As some may know, I am a tractor trailer driver for big brown. I had to fix a bad electrical connection between the tractor and trailer because only some of it’s lights worked. A quick fix that sometimes works is to cut one of our plastic seals and put that into the the connection along with the light cord to tighten it up. Our seals are about twice as thick and 3-4 times as wide as a normal zip tie. The first cut went ok, but the second one I had to pull like crazy to get it to cut.
    I’ve done this with some of my other knives multiple times and they still haven’t needed to go on my sharpener yet. Not a knock on CRK, I just prefer to have one of my other knives with a harder steel with me at work for when this situation happens again. I still have and love the knife and use it when I’m not at work. Just wanted to update this and let interested people know.
     
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  3. Bear4142

    Bear4142 Gold Member Gold Member

    203
    Jun 4, 2017
    Been wanting to jump in on this and get back to the old days of only using one knife and truly appreciating it. Sold off most my collection the last few months and this arrived today to try and make it all of 2019. BNIB 10/8/2018 birthday
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  4. firefighterguy

    firefighterguy Gold Member Gold Member

    513
    Sep 30, 2014
    Mine is 5/18. I’ve mostly been cutting cardboard and that has led to it quickly losing its edge. But I knew going in that I wasn’t getting this knife for it’s edge retention. However, it does slice like a dream. 90E56A79-EEFE-4CE6-B63D-60FDFAE40AFC.jpeg
     
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  5. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Copy that, and I agree 100%. Cardboard seems to be an almost instant edge killer. It will go from screaming sharp to working sharp very quickly. That's why I use the S110V Military exclusively for cardboard. It goes through it like a light saber!

    I think the Sebenza is a great all around knife. I love the look and ergos, but they are a bit behind when it comes to edge retention/blade steel. Again if all you are cutting is paper or tape, really any steel will do, and CRK's are excellent at those tasks. It's when you start getting into the harder materials like cardboard and zip-ties that the difference really comes through.
     
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  6. Bandaids or stitches

    Bandaids or stitches

    110
    Mar 17, 2015
    DRLyman, your electrical repair work scenario sounds like a “specific exception” to me, like the kitchen knife or fish fillet exceptions. You need a specific tool to efficiently complete a specific, important task. Glock Guy would have to weigh in, but it sounds to me like you’re still in the game.

    -Sean-
     
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  7. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Good catch Sean.

    This does sound like something that would require more than a normal knife since you are cutting something “Twice as thick and 3-4 times as wide as a normal zip tie.” That sounds like something work specific to the company you work for, so I think that would fit under the “Specific Exception” rule listed in the OP.

    Again not trying to cheat here, but there are certain things that come up where one knife simply won’t do the job. Cutting some kind of super strength zip tie specific to your line of work would definitely be one of those exceptions, so you’re still in @DRLyman!
     
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  8. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Thanks to both of you for the idea and the exception for using something different for this particular situation. Looks like I’m still in, which is great news to hear :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Those seals can be pretty rough on a knife. Going through one of my knife drawers today, I came upon my Leatherman Charge that I haven’t used in a long time. I think it would work perfectly for that task.
     
  9. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Dec 16, 2011
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    I'm gonna give this a try I got my first CRK today. I had been looking for a umnumzaan with a specific day and month for a while now. One finally poped up and I had the funds so I grabbed it and I'm so happy I did absolutely love the knife and the CRK feel.
     
  10. firefighterguy

    firefighterguy Gold Member Gold Member

    513
    Sep 30, 2014
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    Handles starting to show some character.
     
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  11. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades

    Jul 12, 2013
    Is that a potato or Burger in the foil?
     
  12. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Dec 16, 2011
    That would be a burger
     
  13. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades

    Jul 12, 2013
    I figured. But you never know . Might be a spud lover.

    Looks like five guys .
     
  14. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Dec 16, 2011
    It was five guys love their fries and burgers, but I do love a good spud especially a BBQ spud.
     
  15. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    ... And I'm out!!! :(

    I can't believe it. I failed in my own thread!

    Truth be told, I think trying to go an entire year was a bit of a stretch for me. I should probably have started with carrying the same knife for a month, then 2 months, and so on, and so on. Jumping straight to the year mark goal is a tough one for sure.

    In the end there wasn't really anything that was wrong with EITHER knife I chose. It was just my wanting to carry something else (mainly the new Laconico Keen), or at least giving myself the option of carrying something else.

    Oh well, it was a learning experience, and probably not for just me!

    I'm going to leave this thread open to see if SOMEONE can do it. Please be sure to post some pics along the way, too.

    Best of luck to those that are still going strong!
     
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  16. Tseg

    Tseg

    128
    Aug 25, 2018
    Five months in as my daily carry... my small Inkosi. When I first got it I told myself it was not an amazing slicer because of thicker blade stock, but after a number of rounds of hand sharpening with a 6K stone and stropping over the months it is really becoming nice and sharp. Do I fiddle with lots of other knives at my desk? Absolutely. But the size and sturdiness of this knife has been perfect for me... in my pocket all the time. It really feels at home in my hand as I'm breaking things down with it on a daily basis.

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