D2 steel knives?

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I tried searching, but you can't search for D2 on this forum... it's too short of a phrase.

I was just wondering, when considering knives that one can realistically buy for under $100, what are the D2 options? From eBay searches, it seems that lots of Queen knives were D2. And a few Benchmades. And of course, the Camillus Cuda EDC. Am I missing any other obvious ones?

Most realistically seems the Cuda EDC... and whoever's bidding against me... QUIT IT! :mad: :D
 
Try agrussell.com. They are the exclusive source for the D2 Camillus EDC and Arclite. They also have D2 blades in the AG Russell Deer Hunter and Bird and Trout sheath knives. You can also try a search for ( D2 knife ) at froogle.com.
 
Knives of Alaska makes some D2 knives.

I don't have any KOA knives, but they interest me now that I've seen them at the new Bass Pro Shops in Toronto.
 
All, or almost all, of Bob dozier's knives are D2... a bit over $100 though, but well worth it.
 
SwampRat Knife Works makes 2 models in D2. Their D2 is some real tough stuff too.
 
cratz2 said:
From eBay searches, it seems that lots of Queen knives were D2.

I grabbed a 2002 Queen in D2 a two years ago (41L Cocobolo) great damn knife, but I never oiled the damn thing and it just got so tarnished and spotted. Good knife tho, extremely sharp.
 
motorcycle_loop said:
I grabbed a 2002 Queen in D2 a two years ago (41L Cocobolo) great damn knife, but I never oiled the damn thing and it just got so tarnished and spotted. Good knife tho, extremely sharp.

Oh that's too bad. A few seconds with an oily rag would have saved it. Mine got spots from being in my sweaty pocket in the summer. A little oil goes a long way. D2 cuts like crazy when you sharpen it right.
 
I think you can get a d2 bm grip from some site or other for like 70 or 80, can't remember the site off the top of my head.

Oh, and also the bm 806d2 is only like $105, I have that one and like it quite a bit.
 
Here's a way to use the search feature for short words like D2; add an asterisk to the end of the word to make it 3 "letters" long, like D2* , bingo!
 
I own quite a few of the queen slip joints in D2. They are great in-expensive knives! :D

I also have an ag russell edc in D2 I paid about 80-82 dollars for?
 
Luckylefty01 said:
I think you can get a d2 bm grip from some site or other for like 70 or 80, can't remember the site off the top of my head.


From Cabelas. I have a 556 and absolutely love it.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...1&parentType=index&rid=&cmCat=MainCatcat20712

I would recomend handling a Cuda EDC before buying one. I was going to get one but when I handled I thought it felt junky. Maybe it was just that particular one but there was quite a bit of blade play when locked.
 
Sean W said:
From Cabelas. I have a 556 and absolutely love it.
I have Cabelas' 551 (80$ without shipping) and love it too :D

Really great knife. A pocket lightsword :cool:

Perfect ergos and truly premium steel.
 
I've had a couple of premium Camilus EDC's (one with 154CM blade when they were doing 420HC for the standard version, and one with the D2 blade from AG Russell) and neither of those had any fit or finish problems. The only problem I had was that the factory edges weren't thin enough for me. This is a fairly normal situation for me since I like all my knives to shave nicely. The trouble was that really hard alloy recurve blades are hard to sharpen on my diamond bench stone or belt sander. I bought an oval-cross-section diamond steel just for reprofiling those blades. I was particularly fond of the D2 blade. I gave it to my best friend of 40+ years as a momento. I figured that the knife would last a lot longer than I will.

If you got the D2 model from AG Russell he would stand behind the quality and take it back if you weren't happy.
 
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