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EDC XIII Which knife or knives are you carrying today?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rycen, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Switched from the Kershaw Starkey Ridge XXL to a Kershaw Lahar (1750). The knife is a manual flipper and the descriptions of the knife claim that it is supposed to be opened 1/4 way w/the flipper the the rest of the way w/a wrist flick BUT I can easily open the knife fully only using the flipper.

    I believe it is one of the few knives that Kershaw ever made w/VG10 blade steel. It was made in Japan (as many Kershaws were in the late 90's and early 2000's) and the highly polished blade is similar in appearance, length & shape w/the blade on the commemorative Steven Seagal (1680) that I also own, which was made w/AUS-8 steel (which arguably doesn't matter because the Seagal knife was never designed to be used in the 1st place).

    Back to the Lahar, it is similar in size made by Kershaw in the same time period, including the Junkyard Dog(1725), Rake (1780), Cyclone (1630) and Compound/Tremor (1940/1950), which is to say w/a 3.5" blade and a 5" handle and weighing about 5-6" ounces. I also own all of these knives as well. Not light weights by any means but really sturdy knives suitable for heavy use.

    The Lahar and any of these other Kershaws could easily serve as my EDC for life w/o the need to ever buy another knife but, then, what would be the "fun" of that. LOL! ;)

    Last edited: May 26, 2019
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  2. cabdmd

    cabdmd Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 17, 2010
  3. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    You got my attention. More info?
  4. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    IMG_3587.jpg IMG_3585.JPG I picked up these unique looking scales recently for one of my griptilians with the intention of using some barrel spacers i had instead of the glowing backspacer however I find i kinda like it! The scales are more substantial with added traction over the stockers while being a little thinner overall on the knife. They feel pretty good in hand and are definitely an improvement.
  5. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Some Spyderco D2 for the weekend.
  6. TenShun705

    TenShun705 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2016
    Thanks bro, she has her moments, usually a handful, but always worth it. Hoping to pass down all my knives to her one day lol.
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  7. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Sweet. More scale info?
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  8. willywall


    Jun 21, 2016
    Wow man nice work. The coloring on the titanium is amazing, very interesting.
  9. thefrank

    thefrank Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Benchmade Proper with copper Flytanium covers

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  10. rswanson


    Jun 10, 2011
    Planted, trimmed, hauled, cleaned, mulched, and repaired...in no particular order. Hope everyone is enjoying a pleasant Memorial Day weekend.

  11. ronin.graves

    ronin.graves Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Looks great. I went with the Flytanium in Brass:

    Great choice in lights too:
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  12. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    What was that thing on the spine of the Starkey Ridge? Is it some kind of bic lighter style flipper opener or something?
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
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  13. pehota


    Feb 9, 2015
  14. HFinn


    Sep 6, 2012
    Fox/Bastinelli friction folder I modified, turned a wharncliffe in to a sheepfoot. Shortened also the handle accordingly.

  15. Zenturio


    Aug 7, 2017
    Guess what? ;)

  16. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2012
  17. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Tuff Lite?
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  18. Keyman

    Keyman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2001
    Those came from me.
    Awesome grips there.
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  19. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    It is a Maserin AM-2. They also are made with carbon fiber scales and lightning strike carbon fiber. My version is bocote wood... Very high quality fit and finish...

    fyi avoid the Maserin AM-4 with the wood-inlays... Poorly finished
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  20. Keyman

    Keyman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2001
    Those are Keyman Customs.
    That’s contoured black paper micarta scales with a diamond eye’s texturing and a GITD back spacer.
    These textured surface sets of scales are much more difficult to make. Normally the scale material comes in perfectly flat slabs, easy. That’s not the case here, one side of each slab is not only textured, but also contoured to the edges (with either a 1/8 or 1/16 drop).
    These differences require different procedures in order to create the precise holes and counter bores
    that are required for a working set of scales.
    Love those scales....there’s nothing grippier.

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