How sharp is LaGriffe & SafeKeeper II ?

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OK I've been looking for a neck knife and push dagger type of knife for quite a while, and finally decided on LaGriffe and SafeKeeper II from what I've heard they're the top of the bunch (unless you go custom made I guess) wouldn't you agree?

Just one question before I order... how sharp are they, coming straight out of the box? Would I need to sharpen them? If so I might need to order some kinda sharper kit as well... recommendations welcome!

Thanks!

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I got a la griffe a couple of days ago and its not that sharp. not that dull either. Overall its a great little knife. Its lightweight and easy to conceal. With its small blade lengh its legal about anyplace. I highly recommend it.
 
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Chariot,
I can't comment on the LaGriffe but I can attest to the sharpness of the CS Safekeeper II.
Super sharp it is, right out of the box.

IMHO, the Safekeeper is the best push dagger that can be purchased.

You had better hurry since it is my understanding that CS intends on discontinuing them.
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But the good side to this is that they can be had for about 40% off the original price.
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Good Luck!!!!

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You had better hurry since it is my understanding that CS intends on discontinuing them.
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But the good side to this is that they can be had for about 40% off the original price.
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thanks raptor, i havent seen it for 40% off though? i've seen it for $80 or so, you know anywhere they sell it cheaper than that?

regards,
chariot
 
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CS knives are almost always shaving sharp out of the box.

I have more than a few La Griffes come though my hands. It was about 50/50 on out of box sharpness. Some were incredible and some needed a little work. They weren't that bad, just not as good as the others. They would still easily cut.

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Whatever knives you have or whatever knives you get, it's a good idea to be able to maintain them. Read up on sharpening and buy a good system. Keep your knives protected with Tuf-Cloth or something equally effective, and clean and lubricate them, too.

A lot of knives are not spectacularly sharp out of the box because the design may be moee for durability than slicing. A dagger has to pierce, but it isn't the most convenient kitchen knife. A camp knife may have to do a bit of chopping, so a thin, razor-sharp edge is just going to get dull in a hurry, or chipped.

But if you can sharpen your own knives, you can put the edge on them you specifically need, or restore an edge that use has dulled.
 
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Although both are suitable for PPP (Personal Protection Purposes), they are different creatures to an extent. The La Griffes blade profile is much more geared towards a thrust and get out situation. It is more of a ripper than a slasher would be one way to put it. All of my La Griffes are quite sharp. The CS has a conventional belly (X 2!) and is more suited for slashing if need be. Even for utility work. Most of the CS knives I' ve handled do come shaving sharp. They are also among the most politically incorrect production pieces I' ve seen. A consideration when choosing and carrying...

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My titanium LaGriffe (purchased last Spring) is acceptably sharp. My 154CM LaGriffe (purchased last week) is a friggin' scalpel. For whatever reason, the recent production runs of 154CM LaGriffes that I've seen all have two things that set them aside from earlier production runs:
1. Scary sharp
2. Really tight kydex sheathes.

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Chraiot,
Try contacting CS's Special Project Division at 1-800-255-4716 or www.ltspecpro.com for the closeout sale on the Safekeeper II.
They are selling for $50.00
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(part#XF12B) if you mention that you saw the sale in their Xmas sale flyer. They list their price as normally $119.99. They say that you are saving 58%. I don't know if that is true but I sure do know that $50.00 for one of these bad boys is a sure deal!!
*The sale ends Jan.31,2001.

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