Koenig Arius Blade show scores

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  1. Diablogt90

    Diablogt90 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    Hey all,

    So I went to Blade show with one goal in mind. A Koenig Arius in copper dust carbon fiber. They had one in a lottery so I entered all 4 lotteries but figured I wouldn't win any so I ended up buying a red carbon fiber one.

    I get a text today telling me I won the copper dust carbon fiber lottery! 2 seconds later I get another text saying sorry the carbon fiber inlay one. I was SO excited and then kind of let down but still was interested. I rush back to blade show and I bought the lottery one.

    So now I have 2 Arius's and will likely sell one of them have not decided which one yet. Though it is not the lottery knife I wanted it is still a special version with hand rubbed titanium handle and blade. Here are some quick hotel pics. Sorry for the poor lighting.

    Which one do you like better? which would you keep?

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
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  2. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    I'd keep the inlayed one.
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  3. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Nice! The inlayed cf looks awesome.
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  4. kwick72

    kwick72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2013
    Excellent scores !! The inlayed one gets my vote to keep.
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  5. Diablogt90

    Diablogt90 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    I think I agree in keeping the one with the inlay.. it just feels slightly better overall and the details and exclusivity I think puts it over the edge. Though it cost more than twice the other one lol.
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  6. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I'd vote inlay as well. The blue screws and lanyard plus the cf inlay on the lock side are all nice touches.
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  7. Diablogt90

    Diablogt90 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    Its hard to notice but there is also a blue anno section in the cutout of the back spacer
  8. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    Both are very very nice, but the inlay really is an eye catcher.
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  9. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    The CF looks better to me, I would get that one.
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  10. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    Easy. Inlay.
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  11. Jason Puckett

    Jason Puckett Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2019
    Another vote for inlay. Contrast is a good thing!
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  12. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
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  13. metaxasm

    metaxasm Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2002
    The best kind of dilemma! Keep the one you like the best of course.
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  14. Diablogt90

    Diablogt90 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    Because the blade and handle and clip are hand finished mostly vs just stonewashed blade on the red carbon fiber. Plus I'm sure the inlay is harder to do than the straight up carbon fiber scale.
  15. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    Jesus. Now I want another knife. They are both beautiful.
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  16. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Really cool.
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  17. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    The inlay one is pretty sweet
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  18. thegreatwhite

    thegreatwhite Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2018
    Someone taught this a long time ago and it has always worked for me. Assign one as 'heads' and the other 'tails.' Flip a coin, which ever lands face up that's the one you keep. If you feel disappointed at all with the result, you switch it. Good luck!

    P.S. Lemme kno if you're selling the inlay, I collect Koenigs haha
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  19. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
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  20. Diablogt90

    Diablogt90 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    Haha I think the inlay one is the one I'm going to keep if I even sell one.. would love to see a pic of your collection though!

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