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Pics of Well Worn/Weathered CRK's ONLY!

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Glock Guy, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    Sure has, been dropped 3 meters from the roof onto concrete when I was working, then seen a few drops at work, lost of the roof of a car, found again, reblasted 3 times (by me) and is working in my small shop helping make my own knives. One of the best workhorse folders out there and the people behind it is also the salt of the earth.

    When I handled the new Inkosi Insingo at Blade on Thursday while Anne and team were setting up I bought one as soon as I could. That one will see more and more use as time goes by, but this one is still going on strong since 2010. It is lying right next to the keyboard as I type this.
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  2. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    The CF side of my KnifeArt large 21 still looks pretty good...


    ...but the lock-side slab shows that this is probably my most carried work user. One of my very favorites too.

  3. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Cool thread, @Glock Guy ! I snapped a few more pics of my CRK users this morning and considered the ironies of this topic.

    If we're good sellers we should do our best to get pics of whatever flaws there are on the knife for sale and to point them out. While being forthright and honest, it's better if the pics don't look totally horrible either. Just now I spent a fair amount of time changing lighting and camera angles trying to get marks and scratches to show. I had a hard getting blade scratches to pop and eventually gave up. Unlike some sales threads that read, "I tried my best to get the scratches to show but couldn't," it's not BS in this case. :rolleyes:

    On the other hand, for most picture threads we want our babies to show at their prettiest. Exactly the opposite here. Anyway, here's a couple fresh shots of the lock-side of my KA large 21 CF. I don't know where those scratches at Idaho came from and was a bit bummed when they showed up, but now they're beauty marks to me. :cool:


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  4. mikehill

    mikehill Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 9, 2006
    Was stolen from me a few years ago but do I win a prize ?
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  5. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Here's a StarTac I bought on the Exchange for my son last Christmas. CRK users are a good deal for knives that will go right in hard service and K uses all his knives hard. My large 21 Micarta was similarly purchased.

    This one was Scotch-Brited and had a lot longitudinal blade scratches like an earlier owner (not my seller) had gone all mall-ninja on a garbage can or something. Still it was functionally excellent and K is very pleased with it. I never got any of my own pics of this one, so these are clipped from the sales thread back when.


  6. PiterM

    PiterM Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    Impofu at work...

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  7. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Does rained on count as well weathered?

    Last edited: Jul 29, 2017
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  8. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I've had this 25 for about 3 months, and have already put some decent miles on it. I took this pic for the EDC thread, but it does show the "character" my CRK has been building.
  9. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Here's my large 21 Insingo Micarta that was bought as a user and goes to work with me frequently.

  10. Gafishing

    Gafishing Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 7, 2016
    Thank you
    @Glock Guy for this thread

    I've been on the fence about getting a large 21 for a few months now. As it would be my most expensive knife yet and I was afraid I wouldn't carry it because I wouldn't want to scratch it. But man, I can see they age beautifully and look great after some hard use.
    I have made up my mind.
    Thanks again all.

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  11. kniferbro


    Jan 22, 2011
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  12. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    crk 2.jpg back.jpg
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  13. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    This thread needed to be brought back to life!!!
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  14. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
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  15. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    The bottom StarTac here is my son's. I posted the seller's pic of this well-used and ScotchBrited knife back a ways, but got a couple of my own last weekend along with mine when I took them both to Vermont with me. I had mine with me, which is still basically clean, as a carry and my son's as it needed some spa time for cleaning, lube, and sharpening. The young man uses his knives hard and this is his only CRK. You can see the longitudinal blade scratches on his pretty well in this pic.

  16. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    A Zaan from another thread... 111.jpg 2222.jpg
  17. Josh K

    Josh K Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    I almost threw this one into an ultrasonic cleaner.

  18. Thin-Slice


    Jul 4, 2016
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  19. Mike Large

    Mike Large Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2017
  20. nickpp

    nickpp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2005
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