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Killer RF1

Discussion in 'Daniel Fairly Knives' started by weinerd, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. weinerd

    weinerd

    352
    Feb 12, 2011
    I said I'd do a bit of a photoessay when my RF1 arrived, so here's some pics and a bit of a comparo with my Leu hefty bluephin.

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    Nice finish, inner blue anodizing is super sexy. Fit and hardware is top notch. Lock up is phenomenal. Super strong, but not stiff. Love the ghost logo on the spine. Did I mention the hardware is sweet? Countersinking is right on. Contouring is smooth, that blade stop is massive! The back bevel is super cool, nicely polished. Detent is just right.

    Here's some pics with the bluephin, which is similar in blade and scale thickness but the bluephin's blade is 1/4" shorter.

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    The leu is 225 g, the RF1 is 16 g lighter despite the g10 on the leu... I think overall more blade volume on the leu makes it heavier. Both chisel ground but the leu is zero ground.

    One little thing that's unusual is the little bit of non-blasted or non-tumbled bit behind the opening hole that match on both sides that fit the shape of the scales and is hidden when opened. Doesn't detract from the knife but it is a little unusual.

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    Overall a wonderfully crafted knife that I'm proud to own.
     
  2. Farchyld

    Farchyld

    Sep 10, 2011
    That think is beautiful. Wowza
     
  3. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Thanks for sharing so far.. love to see some front on pics and perhaps in hand or outdoors. You going to use it? Hope so :) Also show that inside ano if you can, cheers!
     
  4. MOCraig

    MOCraig

    386
    Apr 8, 2013
    That is such a nicely designed folder.
     
  5. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks for the pix and the write-up.
    I love the Leu and the Fairly folder!!
    Enjoy.
    rolf
     
  6. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    Can I barrow it?.......I'll be right back with it...:D
     
  7. Farchyld

    Farchyld

    Sep 10, 2011
    "right back" is entirely subjective

    I saw your USN post. Only gonna get harder to get these now, folks!
     
  8. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    ^ Haha... Busted me!^:D
     
  9. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Thanks Weinerd!! :cool: Much appreciated!

    I really appreciate the pics and review! :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  10. weinerd

    weinerd

    352
    Feb 12, 2011
    Some side on full knife pics

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    Hell yeah it'll be used! Tried getting better inside ano but just can't get the lighting right. It's pretty sweet though...
     
  11. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    :cool: I'm really liking the pics... much appreciated!
     
  12. DP Custom Knives

    DP Custom Knives

    137
    Jun 5, 2009
    Such a sweet knife. Congrats!
     
  13. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    ^ Much appreciated! I hope you have been doing well... also keep up the great work yourself!
     

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