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Anyone use their true grail knife for active cutting?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Tseg, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Tseg


    Aug 25, 2018
    I kept wanting better and better and ended up with this. I love fondling it but don't actually have the guts to cut with it yet (but out of the box this thing shreds paper like a machine). How will this play out?

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  2. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    I've never really been into overtly pretty or art knives, so my "true grail" knives are a little easier to achieve and less expensive. That being said, I use mine for cardboard cutting and whatever else comes up at work and home, because they've mostly been Microtech Socom Elites and I'd feel bad having awesome knives that never get used.
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  3. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    Knives, unlike women, can be too pretty to use. ;) That one would be for me. :cool:
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  4. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    I bond best with used knives. The marks they earn are badges of honor, putting my mark on them. My most expensive folder was around $550. I use it often.
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  5. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I can only speculate about this because I don't own my "grail" yet ... but I imagine I would cut stuff with it.
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  6. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    By the way, that is beautiful.
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  7. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I've collected CRK's in the past, and have some idea of what you're facing. I've sold all of the fancy ones without using them. I still keep a nice Zaan and Regular large Seb in the safe, but just bought another "user" large Sebbie off of the Exchange for daily carry.
    I would NOT be able to use that gorgeous knife...any more than I would abuse my wife.
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  8. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Use it and enjoy it.
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  9. Dean51

    Dean51 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 30, 2014
    I'm betting eventually you'll use light use and special occasions.
    I don't have anything that nice so my grail knives are the ones that get carried the most.
    I have about a 10 grail knives, I'm lucky :D
  10. folder geek

    folder geek

    Jan 28, 2012
    Id have no problem carrying that knife and using it for light cutting tasks:thumbsup:
    Anything more than envelops, tape or a good steak out comes the boxcutter:)
    She is a beaut BTW!
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  11. tony281sc2


    Feb 13, 2017
    I absolutely do not use any of my “grail” knives. But then again I’m far from being rich. I’ve never spent more than $400 on a knife, and I consider my grail knife to be my ZT 0452g10 in M390, because I like it the most. If I was rich I would have 4 of these instead of 2 and I would definately use one.
  12. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    My "grail" was a southpaw Sebenza, and I carry and use it, no problem.
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  13. cdf293

    cdf293 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2016
    That is a nice looking knife. Congrats on your grail.

    I too have a Damascus Sebenza 21 but have only carried mine a couple of times.
    I had every intention of putting it to work as an EDC but as it turns out, I'm not really a fan of how the knife feels now that I have it.
    It is a really lovely knife but it has turned out to be my least favorite to carry and use. It is by far the most attractive knife I own though.
  14. Jody744

    Jody744 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    [​IMG] My most expensive, and my grail all in one. Took me 10 years to get it. I do use it on occasion. Tim Britton custom. ( I also have 5 kids, my quiver is full!)
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  15. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    If it's too pretty to use, it gets sold.
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  16. Rival1314

    Rival1314 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 17, 2012
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  17. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I'm honestly not sure I have a "grail" knife ... but I use the most expensive knives I own regularly so I guess that's as close as I can say personally.
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  18. cdf293

    cdf293 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2016
    As an afterthought to my previous post, I don't really have a grail but I frequently carry and use a Shiro F3.
    I wouldn't lose a moments sleep using my CRK if it was as comfortable to use as the Shiro.
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  19. Sergeua


    May 1, 2016
    For me to use that pretty crk I would have to pull that bevel back significally. Then, in my mind, people who would want to buy that particular configuration, might not appreciate what I've done.
    But if i really like it, I wouldn't mind having some mamonth inlays on my regular lol, I wouldn't care. You use it and if you want to sell it, offer it at good price. Then the money you lost was your entertainment.
    That sebenza means worker. You can buy new blade get it into spa. Work it bro.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
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  20. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Platinum Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    I don't care much for Sebenzas, but that's a gorgeous example right there. That said, use it. Life is short and uncertain, why have the thing and not use it?

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