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Photos Sharing CRK Art - My Ever Changing CRK Collection

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Lone_Wolfe, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I'm going to change that up then, and take off the 3 knife limit. Any number, within reason. As for the sapphire Night Sky, it's stored in another state. However, take a look in the Anticipation Thread. ;) Yep, I have another sapphire NS inbound. It's crossing a border, so I don't expect to see it until probably next week. Then I'll do your grouping as requested. :cool:
  2. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Thank you!

    Next up, The Regulars! There's going to be a lot of overlap from the BG-42 group, and even more when I do the UG and CGG groups, but I got some nice pics this time. There's also a newcomer in the bunch! It didn't make the group pic, as that was taken last week, but it'll make it's presence known soon. ;)

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  3. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Today was a fine CRK day! :thumbup:


    I'll pick back up on the pics in here in a couple days. :cool:
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  4. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    Damn! You're at it again! Beautiful!
  5. sams


    Apr 21, 2001
    wow the last two are beautiful, works of art !
  6. biggerjon

    biggerjon Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Your collection is absolutely amazing. I am also very happy to see that many of them are enjoyed in the pocket. Nice!
  7. Nrthfce


    Sep 17, 2014
    LW, or really anyone for that matter, do you ever swap blades? Like throw a Damascus blade in a night sky or something different?
    What are the repercussions? Do they still center fine?
    Are knives with original blades the came with knife more valuable as the package is concerned percentage wise? The birth certificate would show that you put a Damascus blade in your night sky for example but how would the value change?
    I guess it's kinda a complicated question? Any insight would help, just hypothetical... I am not getting any synical ideas fyi
  8. Corytr


    Sep 10, 2013
    I don't think centering would be the issue with this. The problems would be in the lockup and the action. Blade play might become a factor as well. I recently bought a Zaan that had a blade that was not original to the knife. CRK had to do a blade replacement as it was the lockup was all wrong. Yes, I wasn't happy, but CRK went above and beyond to help me out!

    I think that it is the CRK Shop Tour video (it could have been part 2 of "The Exquisite Blade") that shows how each blade, each set of washers, and the pivot bushing is custom fitted to the knife. So, I would say that if you get lucky enough to have a blade that you can interchange with another CRK, you would need the washers and pivot bushing as well.

    If the blade swap wasn't done by CRK with a receipt and updated birth card, this would destroy the value of the knife IMO. That is of course if the seller is honest enough to admit what was done with the knife.

    One could a always have an extra blade fitted for the knife from CRK (spare, Damascus, etc..). CRK will ship the old blade back and the value would definitely and obviously increase if two blades were offered in a sale.

    Selling without a birth card hurts the value of the knife significantly as well.
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  9. Corytr


    Sep 10, 2013
    LW, I'm sorry for getting off track in your awesome thread. Back on topic, we NEED to see more of this: :D

  10. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Me? At it again????? :confused: Oh, wait...... :p

    Today's group pic is a mammoth one. ;)

    Small Mammoth Sebs, that is! :D :D


    2 bark, each very different from the other, and one cream colored Ivory. The Ivory one has ladder damascus on the older pattern...


    All are smalls, I've had the Ivory for a while, the 2 barks are new arrivals that happen to have been born on the same day...


    And close-ups of the new arrivals. This one is probably more collectible with it's blues and greens....

    But I think I like this one better....

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  11. Dhbranum


    Oct 5, 2013
    That is the cool thing about mammoth. SO MUCH variation.

    Very nice.
  12. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I have done so in the past. Carried a Regular with a 21's blade. That didn't fit well, I returned both to their correct blades shortly afterward. It centered OK, but the 21 blade protruded out the end a tiny bit, just enough to bite me one time, and the detent was very week.

    I did take the single lug blade off this one, put a double lug blade from another 21 on. Then I put the single lug blade on the donor 21, and gave it to a friend's husband.

    I don't swap out any that are just for collecting, in case I want to sell/trade them later. I want to be able to truthfully represent them as being as they were when they left the mothership. My users are fair game, and I'm considering taking my newly anointed EDC and getting a Raindrop double-lug blade put on it. If that knife ever makes an appearance on the exchange, the current blade would be back on it, or the change disclosed. The birthday card is only valid on knives that are in their factory configurations, IMHO.
  13. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    That's a wonderful collection you have! I aspire to have something like that someday. I PM'd you this morning about a large LH regular.

    Are the "Morning Sun" knives really that hard to find? I figured you'd be able to find one by now.

    Thanks for the information!

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  14. wtlj


    Jun 30, 2014
    Awesome collection LW! I'm digging the Mammoths, can't decide which I like better!
  15. wtlj


    Jun 30, 2014
    Billy, that regular would be a great knife for your collection! Don't see the LH regs come up often.
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  16. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    They're out there, I'm just being super picky. The truth is, I don't love the colors. I just want one to complement my Night Sky's, and most that are made don't have the pine trees. Those ones remind me on Afghanistan, I don't want that. I do have one on order, just haven't taken the time to change my sig pic. I'd still get one if I saw one available.

    ETA: I didn't get any PM's after you asked about the plain Reg that's already gone. :confused:
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  17. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Thanks! I know what you mean. Right after I posted that, I found myself wondering if maybe I do like the blue one better. Oh well, it's a good thing I don't have to choose right away. :cool:
  18. kidcongo


    Jan 12, 2013
    Those are some beauties. Really like the white one. Striking pattern on that, yet that greenish one is kinda nice too.....,,
  19. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    And today I'm liking the blue and green one better. Tomorrow, who knows..... They even feel different in the hand.
  20. krazyjoe66

    krazyjoe66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    Is it me or are some of the best designs on the small SEB's?? Why is that??

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