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This comment shows that:

A. You don't understand anything about Medford Knife & Tool.
B. You don't understand anything about Chris Reeve Knives.

But hey, thank you for joining up today just to defend Greg all in caps, I'm sure he'd be thrilled. :rolleyes:
i know everything about MEDFORD. Have over a dozen of them. WHAT DO YOU KNOW about them? Sebenza is on but it’s the same knife again and again. Medfore delivers the same quality in different and better designs that are overbuild, meant to take a wrist flick like mr reeves says you cant do :rolleyes:
 

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i know everything about MEDFORD. Have over a dozen of them. WHAT DO YOU KNOW about them? Sebenza is on but it’s the same knife again and again. Medfore delivers the same quality in different and better designs that are overbuild, meant to take a wrist flick like mr reeves says you cant do :rolleyes:

LOL What? You bought a few knives and think you know everything? Should I just call your response trash now, or would you like me to make up some story about how Greg Medford and I went to high school together and hang out every weekend, and we're laughing at you right now?

Also, I should add that the most amusing thing about this is that your attitude is entirely unwarranted, given that it's clear you completely misread my post (that you first responded to) in the first place. How embarrassing.

My advice to you, Mr. New Guy is to read more, post less. (claps hands) Ok, ok good talk, good talk.
 
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LOL What? You bought a few knives and think you know everything? Should I just call your response trash now, or would you like me to make up some story about how Greg Medford and I went to high school together and hang out every weekend, and we're laughing at you right now?

My advice to you, Mr. New Guy is to read more, post less. (claps hands) Ok, ok good talk, good talk.

you didnt even answer my question so WHAT DO YOU KNOW about medford? Seems like you just want to paint people with a brush......
 

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you didnt even answer my question so WHAT DO YOU KNOW about medford? Seems like you just want to paint people with a brush......

As I am not being paid to correct your poor reading comprehension, I'm not required to answer any questions whatsoever from you. It's clear that you have taken something I said that you mistakenly read as criticism personally and your feelings must be hurt. Sorry, I mean, YOUR FEELINGS MUST BE HURT.

Also? Literally no one cares how many knives you own.
 
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As I am not being paid to correct your poor reading comprehension, I'm not required to answer any questions whatsoever from you. It's clear that you have taken something I said that you mistakenly read as criticism personally and your feelings must be hurt. Sorry, I mean, YOUR FEELINGS MUST BE HURT.

Also? Literally no one cares how many knives you own.
it does matter. Because I can speak from experience unlike YOU lol. Like I says, seems like you just want to paint a picture here of what you want to see lol
 

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it does matter. Because I can speak from experience unlike YOU lol. Like I says, seems like you just want to paint a picture here of what you want to see lol

"Like I says". :rolleyes:

Sorry to disappoint you, but I've left the fingerpaints at home, so I'll just say that what I see is someone who joined up today, and their first post was to respond to me where I said:

I also don't think Medford sees himself as anything like a direct competitor for CRK.

with:

MEDFORD IS MILES AHEAD OF CRK YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE THEY DONT MAKE THE SAME KNIFE OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR 31 YEARS :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Now, shall I clarify my comment for you? Help you out a little? Also, I find it interesting how there were multiple comments before mine which were actually critical towards Medfords. Yet, you responded to my comment, which meant something entirely different. Can you elaborate on why that happened?
 
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MEDFORD IS MILES AHEAD OF CRK YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE THEY DONT MAKE THE SAME KNIFE OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR 31 YEARS :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Did it ever occur to you that CRK makes the same knife over and over because it continues to sell.
i know everything about MEDFORD. Have over a dozen of them. WHAT DO YOU KNOW about them? Sebenza is on but it’s the same knife again and again. Medfore delivers the same quality in different and better designs that are overbuild, meant to take a wrist flick like mr reeves says you cant do :rolleyes:
Any pictures? I'm sure members would like to see that awesome collection.
 
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They might have made the same or similar models for all these years, but CRK came up with a number of innovations.. they helped develop S35VN and invented the frame lock. I don't know for sure, but they may have been one of the first, if not the first to use titanium on a production knife.

I will never question the quality of Medford's knives, even if I don't like them I know that they are built well. I'm not being smart, I really don't know.. What new innovations has Medford come up with?
 

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MEDFORD IS MILES AHEAD OF CRK YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE THEY DONT MAKE THE SAME KNIFE OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR 31 YEARS :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Crippled one, There is an adage I’m sure you’ve heard, If it isn’t broken? “And Sells well” Don’t Fix it! I’ve never rated any knife by what it’s warranty to flip it! :rolleyes:Those Boat anchor Medford blades would be slightly more practical on a fix blade knife. Slightly!
 
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i know everything about MEDFORD. Have over a dozen of them. WHAT DO YOU KNOW about them? Sebenza is on but it’s the same knife again and again. Medfore delivers the same quality in different and better designs that are overbuild, meant to take a wrist flick like mr reeves says you cant do :rolleyes:


Thanks for the laugh buddy.
 
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Most Medford designs don't appeal to me at all, but for some reason I really like the Praetorian Slim with the compound ground blade. It's actually a quite sensibly proportioned and functional knife. That hollow grind on the 1/8 blade will outslice a lot of knives with thinner blade stock.

Once you get through the break-in period, which people do not exaggerate about, the quality and feel is excellent. Honestly based on my limited experience it's a toss up between Medford, CRK, and Reate. They're all just about as perfect as I could want.

There is not a single other Medford knife that I want, or would even keep if I had it, but I enjoy the one I have.
 
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Did it ever occur to you that CRK makes the same knife over and over because it continues to sell.

Any pictures? I'm sure members would like to see that awesome collection.
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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Most Medford designs don't appeal to me at all, but for some reason I really like the Praetorian Slim with the compound ground blade. It's actually a quite sensibly proportioned and functional knife. That hollow grind on the 1/8 blade will outslice a lot of knives with thinner blade stock.
There is not a single other Medford knife that I want, or would even keep if I had it, but I enjoy the one I have.

I am the same. Most of Medford’s designs are impractical and not designed for regular EDC use. I like the Praetorian Slim... it is a great design with a useful blade. Thin and light weight. There is one more knife that you may or may not know about. The Slim Midi Marauder is made from the same blade stock and handle stock. It is also about the same size and weight. You might want to check that one out, as well. 40E574FD-90B8-4618-B337-600CDFFC6C5E.jpeg
 
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honestly, responding to people with under 10 posts is just asking to be trolled... it happens more often than not

it would be interesting if the admins did some ip investigations ; )

... as for medfords, yeah, just too thik for any practical application but if you're into expensive chunky knives I guess they're on to that vibe
 
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I have lusted after the Arktika ever since I saw it.

however, it's just not something I can justify. 5/32" is the thickest stock I need on any knife I might concievably use. 1/8 to 1/16 is generally way more practical for me.

besides, if I have any reason to use something 5/32" or thicker, there is a reason to use an axe, and if there is any possible justification for using an axe, you can be darn sure I am going to use that axe!

in other news, all of a sudden, I have an overwhelming urge to get a "don't feed the troll" tramp stamp...
 

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Crippled Vinegar literally grabbed the third image on a Google search for "medford knife collection". It's a thumbnail from a three year old Youtube video.

Just out of curiosity, was this Crippled Vinegar's video? If not, that is hilarious! As for Medfords, I have handled a few. One of my former teammates had one (fixed blade). Not bad, decent grinds and attention to detail for fit and finish. I just couldn't see the justification for it. I feel if they decided to use some thinner stock and/or take the grind higher (Full Flat), the folders would be better cutting tools.

edit to add, just did the google search...that is hilarious!
 
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