Vegas loot...

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Just got back from the Vegas Classic this morning, and I wanted to share pics of some of the nice pieces that came home with me.

I'll lead things off with an amazing piece of work, a Tim Galyean Outbreak flipper that I picked up in a trade. This one has textured and anodized titanium handles as well as a uniquely finished S30V blade where the grinds are handrubbed and the flats are textured. This Outbreak flips real smoothly with no wrist action needed at all.

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Also coming to me in that trade was a Derek Fraley Torrent flipper with a 4" S30V handrubbed blade and flame-striped titanium handles. Like the Outbreak, this one flips open real smoothly with no wrist action needed.

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The final piece that came to me in that trade is a Galyean Ukiah fixed blade with a burgundy micarta handle. This is one of my favorite fixed blade designs that I have ever seen, and I'd been waiting to get my hands on one for a long time. The contouring on the handle, as you may be able to see from the top-view pic, makes the knife among the most comfortable that I've ever held.

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Next up is a pair of pieces that I picked up for a good friend of mine. I think these are right up his alley.

The first one of his pieces is a Todd Begg Glimpse flipper with a handrubbed S30V blade and koa inlays. Along with another Glimpse with ironwood inlays, this knife is the first of its kind using wood in the handle. Like the other flippers in this thread, the Glimpse flips open smoothly with zero wrist action needed.

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The other piece going to my friend is a Rick Hinderer Firetac with a recurve S30V blade, brilliant blue anodizing, and a silver twill G-10 inlay. The fit and finish on Rick's pieces is perfect, and this one is no exception to the rule.

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And onto pieces that I picked up for myself from their makers...

First up is an awesome new neck knife by Kit Carson. This one has a tumbled D2 blade and carbon fiber scales. I love the look and feel of this one, and I'm going to start carrying it as soon as I have Lifter make me a kydex sheath for it.

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Next up is a Hinderer Gen. II Flame flipper with blue anodized titanium handle slabs and a silver twill G-10 inlay. Unlike the majority of Rick's knives, this one is smooth instead of textured, and the titanium is beadblasted before being anodized, which gives it a bit more subdued of a look than the Firetac above.

This piece also features Rick's new "Spanto" grind. The Spanto is a grind that combines the versatility of a spear/drop point profile with the thicker, tougher tip of a tanto. Like all of the other flippers in this thread, this one flips open smoothly with zero wrist action required.

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And last, but certainly not least by any stretch of the imagination, is this beautiful Mini Urban Combat framelock by Jim Burke with elephant ivory scales and backspacer, red liners, and a handrubbed Stellite 6K blade. This piece is constructed as flawlessly as any that I've ever seen, and hopefully my pics show some degree of the painstaking attention to detail that Jim put into this one.

Notice that this knife is a framelock, not a liner lock. The bolsters are integral to the frame of the knife, and the back half of the handle is milled out to fit the ivory scales. The bolsters and clip are orange-peel textured, and the entire frame is anodized a pale and subtle lime-green color.

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Thanks for looking, everyone!
 
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Great scores! I'm green with envy.

Did you say you were getting a kydex sheath from lifter. I thought he only worked leather. hmm.
 

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Great blades, thanks for sharing. You'll have a hard time sleeping for the next week.
 

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You really focused on some prominent makers and chose well. Beautiful clear photos and each of these pieces seems to reek quality and heavy duty components. They all emote style points, too!

My hat's off to YOU!

Coop
 

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Wow I am really impressed you have some great buys there, I love the Galyean's and the hinderer'swow really do something for me, the Begg, Burke, adn Carson are fantastic lookin pieces as well. I can only hope one day I have enough loot to buy so many nice nives at once:D
 
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WOW!! You got some awesome knives!! I LOVE the Galyean's, the Hinderer's and the Burke!! But they are ALL amazing pieces! I LOVE that Gen II Flame flipper with the smooooth Titanium!! WOW!! That is spectacular!! I also really like the silver G-10 twill. WOW!! THANK YOU for sharing those pix!!
 
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