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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by 8thWonder, Jun 6, 2019.

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  1. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Come on, you know you want a Bat'leth:D
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat'leth
     
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  2. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    See post #7:D:p
     
  3. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Flytanium makes nice scales. I have the Ti and the brass ones for a couple of PM2s.
    The only 'problem' with these scales is that they add a bit of extra weight. It's funny how one can grow up with heavy pocket knives and then get used to the light weight of a PM2 in no time flat.
    If added weight is no problem the OP should get a set of FT scales.
    I don't know where the 'glutamine' comes into play either.

    Those are nice scales. As above; if the added weight is not a factor, then go ahead.

    What do you mean by 'glutamine scales,' inquiring minds wants to know?
     
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  4. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Yikes! I recently was interested in a ring knife and read up on them. One article described 'de-gloving' in very graphic detail complete with pics. Nasty.
    Even though I only contemplated a fixed blade ring knife for the ease of extracting it from the sheath, the de-gloving part made me less enthusiastic about the ring knives. You never know what might happen. A knife can easily twist. For example when hunting.
    No doubt they work for some knife fighters. As mentioned I'm not a knife fighter and don't carry a knife for SD how ever.
     
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  5. 8thWonder

    8thWonder

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    Jun 3, 2019
    It was a mistake, my phone autocorrected flytanium to glutamine. And I do not care about the extra weight
     
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  6. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    :D:DRight. Got ya:D:D
    I was thinking "what the heck is he on about!"


    ........okay, so now I want some copper glutamine scales.....:):D
     
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  7. 8thWonder

    8thWonder

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    Jun 3, 2019
    they’d be a bit soft I’d think if they were composed of actual copper and glutamine but maybe they’d feel nice in the hand.
     
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  8. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    My anti-ring prejudice comes from disarming training of a rifle in CQC . If your finger is trapped in the trigger guard , you are in deep hurt if the opponent uses the available leverage to twist that long rifle around . This is less likely with a much shorter pistol length firearm or knife . Even less problem with a DE knife . But early painful lessons are hard to ignore . :eek:
     
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  9. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    LOL! Touché sir! Luckily, I’m past that stage :rolleyes:
     
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  10. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    :D
    Yes, same for me; been there, done that.
     
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  11. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
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  12. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    I am always for doing what makes the owner happy. Just my 2 cents, add every accessory possible.
     
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  13. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I've got a couple of 8 oz knives that I carry regularly; so I didn't think I cared about the weight & put a set of brass scales on a PM2.
    Love the look, and feel...but the 7 oz PM rarely gets carried (though, the main reason - in all honesty - is that I'm just not a huge PM2 fan).
    Be advised that the scales will patina, scuff, mar, and generally not be "pretty" for long.
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    (Forgive the flash - it's too bright this morning for decent pictures, so I went for quick and easy)
     
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  14. Swoop03

    Swoop03

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    Dec 1, 2012
    Its your knife, wish as you do grasshopper.
    If it were mine?
    No on the gang.
    No on the signet.
    No on the scales.
    Yes to the clip.

    Im fine with g10. Copper is very heavy and smelly so hard pass for me. Brass is also heavy. Titanium is also a no go for me. Working in a machine shop and working with titanium and other aerospace alloys. I dont really see the appeal. Its strong and fairly light for metal yes, but on a knife its kind of unnecessary. Its always priced a little more than it should be IMO. That could be a whole other discussion though. That doesnt mean not looking for Ti scales for my bugout though...oh how hobbies rob us.

    The signet ring would just annoy me sticking up like that and the fang would annoy me as well. It seems like it would hinder slicing at the portion of the blade. Im not the biggest "wave" fan either though. I did use a ziptie wave on my PM2 for a bit but took it off after some time. I guess im just not a tacticool kinda guy. To each his own though. Thats my opinion for what its not worth.
     
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  15. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    If you do not care then go for it. I am a fan of brass and copper and think they look great and I would give it a try.

    Just keep in mind that copper is substantially heavier than steel. I think it is about 15% heavier. Copper scales will be heavy.
     
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  16. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    wo'batlhvaD!
     
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  17. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Here's what I'd do...
    I wouldn't buy any of those do-dads , I'd buy a new knife with the features you're looking for.

    But I always look for an excuse buy another knife.
     
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  18. 8thWonder

    8thWonder

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    Jun 3, 2019
    [​IMG] I carried this for 6 months and it’s 8.1 ounces and it was one of my favorites
     
  19. 8thWonder

    8thWonder

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    Jun 3, 2019
    Thats what I was going for except with the DLC blade. I actually just bought the PM2 20cv dlt dlc and was thinking of putting those scales on it also
     
  20. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    By the way @8thWonder , kudos to you for mastering the poll and photo features of BF right away. I shouldn't be surprised as you're a young pup, but it's nice not to have to run around clicking links to photo sharing sites.

    Zieg
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
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