BOUNCED EMAIL: I need to update my email address in my profile!
- Oct 3, 1998
Like many of you, I had seen a picture or two of Lynn Griffiths knives on this forumI then went to his web site a few times and poked around. The more I looked the more interested I became. I finally emailed him about looking at some of his knives. He responded quickly. I couldnt get back to him for a couple of weeks. Finally on Sunday 9-26-99. I called his shop (sorry for buggin ya on a sunday Lynn) and asked if I could come and look at some of his in stock knives. I wanted to see if they were as good as he made them out to be. Well, let me tell ya, that phone call was the first positive thing about him. Lynn was extremely nice, he wasnt like "sure, come if yoer gonna buy" . He was more like talking to a good friend from the start. We mainly talked about knives in general. I had a feeling I was dealing with a staight shooter from the start. I made the hour and twenty minute drive over. He had his in stock knives out for me to see. Even though it was Sunday he was not the least bit put out. He made me feel very welcome. I took a few of my personal knives I thought he might want to look at, and we talked about those for a while. He gave me a tour of his shop, explained to me what the various tools and steps were invovled in making a knife. I asked questions, he was more than happy to answer. Ok, on to the knives. I got to handle a sniper, unfortunatly it had just been sold. The knife I ended up choosing was a Patrolman. Mine came with white bead blasted micarta scales. They add a touch of class to an already good looking knife. These knives are small, but the grip is surprisingly comfortable. The more you hold it the more you like it. The handle design makes for an incredibly secure grip. I will have no reservations about using this knife as hard as I want to. The 4 inch blade has grooves cut in the top to help aid in grip and control. I dont know that they are really needed as the handle is such a good design to begin with, but they do add to the overall look of the knife. The grind lines are perfect, as are the micarta scales. His knives really have to be seen to be apprciated. He does an exellant job of making a small, compact, but highly useful knife. Its small size does not mean it is at all delicate, this knife will handle some serious work. So many small knives out there are small, and they feel to small for working knives. Not Lynns, it feels bigger than it is, and gives you all the confidence you need to use it. It came with a Kydex sheath. Lynn makes some good sheaths. There are many optional carry modes with just small attachments avaliable for the sheaths. I opted for straight neck carry. The sheath is very secure, easy to draw from and no bigger than it needs to be. I could go on all day about the man and his knives. If you need a good, compact, hard working knife, dont hesitate to call or email Lynn. Even if your not ready to buy, he loves to talk knives. Next month there is a big gunshow in Tulsa that Lynn will be setting up at. If there is any possible way I can afford it I will definatly be adding a Sniper to my collection. Ok, end of rambleSee ya next month Lynn