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Three Sisters Forge Beast

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by unbrokenchain33, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. joker42179

    joker42179

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Im with everyone else here. My CPM154 Beast is one of my favorite knives and gets carried more than any other knife that I have which is saying something since Im not really into smaller knives.
     
  2. mromeo23

    mromeo23

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    Jan 22, 2013
  3. WRGreen

    WRGreen

    305
    Oct 29, 2013
    Another TSF fan here! My first, some 5+- years ago, was a CCT which almost disappears wherever it is clipped, yet provides a stout little blade with good retention ergos when needed. I once used it to break down 20 or so 3/4in. cardboard pallet-size boxes at my local Goodwill store. At times the blade became too hot to touch, yet a quick strop on selfsame cardboard brought the edge back to hair shaving ability. Good edge geometry and heat treat on an admittedly thick, stubby blade. With those positive impressions I e-mailed Jim and ordered a Beast. I vaguely remember that on the website, he still had up pictures of the blades with a more dramatic swedge cut on the clip point, but I got a model with the "de-horned", smoother swedge of the more recent design for which I'm happy. I'm what might be called "semi-ambidextrous", as I am left-handed, but of an age mostly forced into right-handed tools. I don't mind, and have learned to instinctively clip or pouch a knife right handed for the most part, then switch to my left hand for more accuracy in cutting. Back to the point, when using the Beast in my left hand, the semi-sharp butt of the waterjet, obverse side uncomfortably dug into the meat of my palm. I e-mailed Jim about this, and my lefty-righy use, and asked about if I could buy a dual thumbstud in the same style as the original. Same day return e-mail to the effect that the butt design was intentional for more military (he called them "hairier") customers for use as a glass-breaker/skull-knocker (never thought of that!), and that he could round it off for me or I could do it and the Titanium would come back to the overall color in time. Cool; did it myself, took maybe 15min. and now great ergos. A few days later I get an envelope with a dual thumbstud taped to his business card in the mail; NO CHARGE! Thanks Jim, amazing customer service! Now the knife is in my personal use rotation, chosen when I expect to need a dirty use tougher folder and my "motorcycle ride on rainy day" choice due to the stainless nature and the open frame. I've handled plenty of other framelocks, including some with almost cultlike fan followings and the hefty price tags to match, but my Beast stands on its own in terms of quality durability and usefulness. And if one includes price-point for a semi-, one would have to look very hard for its' superior, and I imagine the choice would be mostly subjective. Yep, it is one of my favorite folders of any price, and if I lost mine, I'd try to get another as soon as I could. Jim and Three Sisters Forge is an example of some of the best of the knifemaking world.
     
  4. Splitt65

    Splitt65

    171
    Oct 9, 2011
    Another one piling on the Beast/Mr. Allen love fest. I was lucky enough to score one about a month ago, and it is everything I had read about it. Enjoyed communicating with Mr. (Dr.) Allen concerning the knife. I usually don't get multiples of the same knife, as I would rather get a different knife I am interested in at the time, but I do think I will have to, as some point, get my hands on a spear point Beast because I like the one I have so much. The ergos on the knife are great, and there is something about it that is just so visually appealing. Most folks reading this are probably already fans and have at least one Beast, but if you do not, order one. You will not be disappointed.
     
  5. thefamcnaj

    thefamcnaj Gold Member Gold Member

    780
    Jul 16, 2012
    Thanks mrromeo23.
    I love all three of them. Jim is a great guy. For a one man show he is on top of everything.
    Now, I'm just waiting to hear word about the gorgon.
    Surprisingly my cct gets used way more than I anticipated. It also has surprisingly good ergos for its size.
    I highly recommend tsf to anyone that will listen. It's a great value.
    Jim also stands behind his work. You get a 10 trial run with. If u don't like it(which I doubt) return with no questions ask.
     
  6. Jay S.

    Jay S.

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    Dec 7, 2005
    I'm still carrying the M390 Beast I bought from you a while back. It's much smoother than my Sebenza but still feels rock solid. Love my TSF Beast!
     
  7. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I'm a big fan of TSF, I have 5, currently having issues downloading pics.
    Jim Allen is a great guy to get a knife from. I like that the handles are full size and the blade is 3"
     
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  8. mromeo23

    mromeo23

    386
    Jan 22, 2013
    Which do you like better, the clip or spear point?? My old one was a spear, but my new is a clip. It's going to take a little getting used to, but I like the shape and bigger belly of the clip point. I noticed it doesn't "puncture" as easily but slices very well.

    My new one. Perfection!

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  9. rickpropas

    rickpropas Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 29, 2014
    Earlier this week I received a Beast from a forum member. I'm. In love, damn near obsessed with the knife, in fact. All the praise heaped on it does not even begin to describe the experience. Within the next few days I shall be e-mail Jim to get on the list for a Gorgon. I am a believer!
     
  10. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Still can't upload pics.....I'm an idiot
     

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