Tanker A Grips

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Could someone pull up the Tanker A offer? My search function won't work. My grips appear to be snakeskin, but I don't remember if this was offered, plus the shape of the grooves in the Micarta is a bit different. I would really like some more info. Thanks.

Oh, it is #31, green with plain edge if the original owner can chime in.

Rob
 
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http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276162&highlight=tanker

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276384&highlight=tanker

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276416&highlight=tanker

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278043&highlight=tanker

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281133&highlight=tanker

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282157&highlight=tanker

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Thanks Seth

Doesn't look like the pic. The grips are black with some pattern in them and rearward diagoninal grooves, but looking closely I doubt if it's snakeskin. Might be, it's going back to the shop for a butt grind and a double cut so more pattern should emerge after the blast cabinet. We'll see.

Rob
 
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Looks a lot like the top one (grips/color), so I guess it's not SS. If it was Tan, I wouldn't go for the double cut. But it's green and I just don't care for the color. It looks ok on my SK, but not on the Tanker. Besides, everything in S FL is green and if I drop it ....

Rob
 
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man... if i had extra money, that would be one of the busse's id have to sit on my desk and collect dust...
 
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Sit and collect dust?:confused:

You really don't want a Tanker then...they have have the hardest time sitting still:D
 

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Seth, you don't need any money, make me a trade for mine!
 
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hey rob, that pup came from james ALPHAMANIV. debootification and dc is gonna be sweeet!
 
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voracious said:
hey rob, that pup came from james ALPHAMANIV. debootification and dc is gonna be sweeet!


You bet! The butt grind will bring it into the SHBA size and the DC will just make it not green anymore. This shade is different from my SK and just does not appeal to me at all. Consistant green is a hard color to get (blue and yellow). A DC would look so cool and as a EDC that's what I want. Size, shape, thickness are just perfect for me as a EDC and it will certainly be a keeper. Like my SHBA's. These suckers get used, or at least carried. LOL

Rob
 
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G’day Rob,
Here’s a picture of Green plain and serrated. Snakeskin and Black handles.
Cheers Ian.

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Strabs said:
Sit and collect dust?:confused:

You really don't want a Tanker then...they have have the hardest time sitting still:D

oh, i do.... same with the new coffin handle bowie from bark river - wich is EXACTLY what i consider to be a perfect knife....

but i have a 1/4" saber satin le, and a NICK mod done like a satin jack sans any kind of choil.... i cant trade anything out for those two in my edc. they reprisent everthing i have come to understand in knives that make for the best possible edc set up. a dedicated prybar, and a dedicated slicer. the tanker a isnt better then iether of them in their own catagory, and i dont want to cut the two into one if i dont have to...

makes for a lot of :( moments seeing new knives....
 
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oh yeah, and all i have to trade these days is a monster khukuri, and a modified choil 3/16" cg sj (and some cheap ones, saks, a ka-bar, a spec plus frontiersman)

none of wich come close to the general price of the tanker a, and none of wich anyone really wants :( (at that price range)

when i get massively rich for no good reason (lottery :D:D ) this is gonna be one of the first i pick up, along with a full length infi katana...
 
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