New variation of Griffith Patrolman

Richard

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Several months ago, I bought a Griffith Patrolman with white micarta handles. Recently, I traded it off. In just a few days, I really started to miss that knife. Fortunatly, Lynn had a customer who ordered one, but then decided he wanted a Tracker instead, so he sent his new Patrolman back, I called him and got it. So now I have another white handled Patrolman, which will never be sold or traded
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Move forward to Friday night. Lynn posted on his forum that he had a new Patrolman, this one was a hand rubbed satin finish, part scalloped serrations, with a blue G10 handle. I contacted him a few minutes later to snag it. Saturday night, I met Lynn and his wife for dinner, and picked up my new toy. I have not gotten to do more than look at this knife so far, but I own other Griffiths, and know that they perform very well. This one has the same high quality as all his knives, even grinds and very sharp. The blue handles, and satin finish make an already nice looking knives even better. Check out Lynns knives at www.griffithknives.com I now have 3 of them, and hopefully soon I can add a Marksman and a Sniper to the collection.

New Patrolman:
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My current Griffith collection
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Richard

 
Are my eyes playing tricks on me? That partially serrated Patrolman's blade looks kinda blue to me
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. Anyways, nice knives!

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Reynaert
 
Richard,

I love Lynn's knives too. Most of my knives have been folders until I bought the Patrolman. I was so impressed with the quality I bought the Tracker also. Now my main interest is with high quality knives.I plan on saving up for a Sniper or Marksman myself. It may take a few weeks though, I just bought a new Sebenza.

-shane
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Richard, very, very nice. I just saw the pics over on Lynn's forum http://pub5.ezboard.com/blynngriffithknivesforum
and was very impressed. Having seen pics of the knife during various stages of it's production, the final product is everything I thought it would be. Your collection of Griffith's is awesome! Add the special Forum Knife to that and you'll have the set!
-Paul
 
Originally posted by Frantium:
Are my eyes playing tricks on me? That partially serrated Patrolman's blade looks kinda blue to me
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Frantium,
If the blade is blue it is becuase it misses
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the White Micarta (with red liners) version that I made at the same time.

Richard,
Thanks for posting the pictures. That top picture looks great.

Ricard and Paul,
Now I know why my forums have been a little slow tonight. Everyone is here
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Lynn Griffith-Knifemaker

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PT, your probably correct, a forum knife would be real cool, but there are to many others I want first
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Marksman with red handles come to mind. Of course the Sniper is near the top of the list as well. Somewhere in there I also have to figure out how to squeeze in one of Neils Tanto neck knives.

I think I better try and get on that ABC show...Who wants to be a millionaire
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Oh these decisions are killing me
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Richard
 
How well does that serration pattern work? Is it as effective against fibrous material as the spyderco pattern?

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Glenn
 
To answer the question of how the serration pattern works vs. Spyderco, I figured the easiest was to compare them directly. I took my old, but very sharp Spyderco Police model and the Griffith and went to it. First up was a small limb about an inch across. Sawing at them showed both knives would do ok for a bit, then the serrations would 'load up', probably because the limb is green and sappy. Wiping both knives on my jeans got most of the gunk and would again do ok until further load up. The Police had a bit of an advantage as the entire 4 inches is serrated vs. the Patrolmans approx 2 inches. Next up was some thick, black rubber hose. The Spyderco was able to go through a little easier in a slicing motion, but the Patrolman seemed quite a bit better at going through in a 'push cut'. I could not find any thick rope around here, about 1/2 inch is all I could find. Both knives sliced through very easy, with the Patrolman seemingly making the cut smoother and cleaner. Next up was hacking up a box. The Spyderco, as expected, chewed it up like it wasnt even there. The serrations loaded up a bit, but didnt seem to make much difference. Lynn stated to me before I bought the Patrolman, that the serrations on his were not really designed for boxes, but more for meat/flesh. Using the Patrolman on boxes showed he was correct. The serrations on it would cut the box ok, but the did load up fast. Used in a sawing motion helped though. Now the plain edge portion of the Patrolman is able to get extremely sharp, and goes through many, many feet of cardboard like crazy. Last night, I used the Patrolman for my steak dinner, meat cutting is quite obviously its real strength. Conclusions here, are that both patterns have strenghths and weaknesess. The only place the Spyderco really shined over the Patrolman serrations was on boxes. However, the great edge holding, and sharpness of the Patrolmans plain edge portion, more than compensates on boxes.

Richard
 
Why is it that you can't accept an honest review that doesn't come out to say what you want to hear? Because you used relentless self promotion to sell your knives and it worked are you going to just relantlessly drag up year old positive reviews to divert the attention away from opinions that aren't those you like? Is it necessary to have a panic attack and get your group of followers together to attack an opinion of your knives
which isn't all glowing praise?
Lynn, just let the quality of your knives speak for themselves. Accept negative feedback just as you would positive.
 
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