KA-BAR Chat thread - Come on in the house

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by tradewater, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    How about nice mid-priced folder in some decent steel? The Dozers are a nice value folder, but the handle feels really cheap to me. I like the Jarosz offerings, but the one I handled seemed a little bulky for everyday pocket carry. The other Mule/Warthog/etc offerings don’t speak to me. Maybe a flipper, stainless (or titanium) frame lock, in 154 or S35 would be sweet.
     
  2. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    bring back the phat bob?
     
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  3. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I think the Dozier folders with a nicer steel like D2 or S35vn and without the black coating would be well worth the upgrade and would be able to compete with the RAT folders for quality on a budget.
     
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  4. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Forgot about that one. With some upgraded steel that’d be sweet.
     
  5. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    I wish they still offered the dark safety sunglasses. Cool AF, and the best glasses to ride with when I go helmetless.
     
  6. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    Did you guys check the new folding flipper they had at BLADE? Got 2 of those and already started to mod one, ordered bronze washers to get a smoother action, I dig it a lot. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    interested to hear how that works - I got 2, lightened the pivot by 1/4 turn so it would flip better, but now have a little blade wobble.
     
  8. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Pics?
     
  9. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    not until the mod is complete. Doing some sanding now :D
     
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  10. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    I can tell you, the coating on these folders ain't no joke. I blasted the blade and clip with spray stripper and let it sit for half and hour and it laughed at me. Taking off some of it with sandpaper is slow work.
     
  11. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    new thread with pics of the flipper and mod
     
  12. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    where did you get the washers and what thickness did you use?
     
  13. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
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  14. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    All this time I've been calling my foliage green 1211 a 1211 when it's actually a 5011. Learn something new everyday.
     
  15. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    And the foliage green sheath is a 5011S:rolleyes:
     
  16. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    @gunsil My next 30 miles is thru your ole stomping grounds:thumbsup:
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  17. gunsil

    gunsil Gold Member Gold Member

    960
    Jan 9, 2013
    You're a month too late for all the great blueberry picking there. Watch for the black bears, they have been growing steadily in population. Had a lot of them in my yard when I was living on the SW edge of the park. Beautiful and quite rugged in there with many trails much tougher than the AT. Have a great hike!!
     
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  18. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Thanks Gene. I try to be as loud as I can when I hiking. Atleast give the Bears a heads up and not surprise one. Only saw one on the Last hike. About 50 yards out and running away:thumbsup::thumbsup: I'm more concerned about the copperheads.
     
  19. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    you better stay away from copperhead road!
     
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  20. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Howd you know I was running shine in my pack over dem mountains
     
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