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New big blade question

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by spider991, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. spider991


    Oct 10, 2011

    I have alwys wanted a dogfather(le or desert). Now it seems i have a choice of a used DF or a new SY911 or a Swampy M9....all somewhat close in price.......rough choice indeed. This will be the everyday bush knife so it will get a beating. Never held the 911 but the grip on the m9 doesnt immidiatly grab me. My big knife now is the BK9 and is pretty good, are these worth the money?Thoughts? recommendations?
  2. Thrill


    Sep 9, 2010
    I love the feel of the m9 and you can't go wrong with the dogfather.
  3. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator

    Nov 30, 2001
    I'm a little biased, the M9 is a fantastic knife, the LE version is downright beautiful.

    The Rodent 9 is a bit more utilitarian but available at a decent price if you look around.


    The Dogfather is classic, S7 steel and nigh indestructible.
  4. dman62


    Sep 27, 2010
    No wrong answer in that group. I'd go with the 911 myself if I didn't already have a B10.
  5. AZTimT

    AZTimT KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    911 :thumbup: Closest thing you are going to find to a factory priced Battle Rat or Basic 9. ;)
  6. spider991


    Oct 10, 2011
    Hmmmm, 911 huh, got the 711 and it rocks..next time ole hindsight rolls into Dayton, think i will pick one up. Might even keep lookin for a DDF...thank guysd for the advice.
  7. AngryDaddyBird


    May 18, 2012
    I like the M9 but if I was going big I'd get the DDF.
  8. Hindsight

    Hindsight Moderator Moderator

    Dec 8, 2011
    Well spider991 I will def let everyone know the next time I will be down there. I miss all my Southern OH friends.
  9. spider991


    Oct 10, 2011
    Sounds great, we like havin ya here

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