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What is one characteristic or spec from a manufacturer that disqualifies them for you

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rchesler, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Any connection whatsoever to Kevin John.
     
  2. RkyMtn

    RkyMtn Gold Member Gold Member

    557
    Dec 24, 2009
    For folders, I can't do a hollow grind or a knife that gets in the way of me extracting my wallet from my pocket (so anything thicker and longer than a Southard AVO is out.)
    I'll pass on non-stainless and softer steels and coated blades
    Any knife w/ an MSRP of under $200 is pretty much off the table (with the exception of the Boker Plus Urban Trapper that I use when traveling)
     
  3. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Updated again. ;)

    So, they can't be:
    -Big
    -Small
    -Serrated
    -CRKT
    -Boker
    -Hinderer
    -Strider
    -Made in China or Pakistan
    -Benchmade
    -Spyderco
    -Coated blades
    -Tip up clips
    -Ganzo
    -Mantis
    -Expensive
    -Hollow grind
    -Buck
    -Zero Tolerance
    -Cold Steel
    -Thick blades or handles
    -Great Eastern Cutlery
    -Thumb studs
    -Waved
    -Frame-lock
    -Recurved blade
    -Liner lock
    -Lock-back
    -Flippers
    -Bearings
    -Stainless steel
    -Bead-blasted blades
    -Two-hand opening
    -Skulls
    -Fixed blades made in Sweden
    -Bark River
    -Microtech
    -"Tracker-like"
    -Medford
    -Scandi grind
    -Any tactical knife
    -Assisted opening
    -440 or AUS-8 steel
    -Saber grind
    -Delicate tip
    -Not have a sharpening notch
    -Kevin John
    -Carbon steel
    -Ceramic blade
     
  4. ourgon

    ourgon

    Feb 27, 2013
    Updated again.

    So, they can't be:
    -Emerson with chisel grind for lefties
    -pink handle
    -Big
    -Small
    -Serrated
    -CRKT
    -Boker
    -Hinderer
    -Strider
    -Made in China or Pakistan
    -Benchmade
    -Spyderco
    -Coated blades
    -Tip up clips
    -Ganzo
    -Mantis
    -Expensive
    -Hollow grind
    -Buck
    -Zero Tolerance
    -Cold Steel
    -Thick blades or handles
    -Great Eastern Cutlery
    -Thumb studs
    -Waved
    -Frame-lock
    -Recurved blade
    -Liner lock
    -Lock-back
    -Flippers
    -Bearings
    -Stainless steel
    -Bead-blasted blades
    -Two-hand opening
    -Skulls
    -Fixed blades made in Sweden
    -Bark River
    -Microtech
    -"Tracker-like"
    -Medford
    -Scandi grind
    -Any tactical knife
    -Assisted opening
    -440 or AUS-8 steel
    -Saber grind
    -Delicate tip
    -Not have a sharpening notch
    -Kevin John
    -Carbon steel
    -Ceramic blade
     
  5. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Good catch! :D
     
  6. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    This is really going to have a negative effect on knife sales...
     
  7. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I'm thinking I found the replacement for my Mora.

    The Bradford Guardian 4, Wharncliffe with carbon fiber scales.

    Think I'll call him up and order one, with the words "BFC Least Hated" etched into it for me.

    Thank you all for keeping me from all those dreaded features, BTW. What a fantastic community this is.
     
  8. FA Tre

    FA Tre

    266
    Jun 20, 2015
    Proprietary pivot and other hardware (where tool isn't provided with knife)
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2016
  9. HappyDaddy

    HappyDaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Liars, thieves and stolen valor types.
    Compound/nightmare grinds.
     
  10. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I meant tip down only.

    sent via pony express
     
  11. TROB

    TROB

    48
    Sep 15, 2016
    Spyder hole.....hate em
     
  12. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Me too but, I really do want one in my collection though because they work quite well. Function over beauty sort of thing.

    My beef against Spyderco is that they all seem to take up to much pocket real estate but I have high hopes for the PM3.

    If they would only offer something with an oval hole to lower the blade profile....
     
  13. ocnLogan

    ocnLogan

    Jul 31, 2011
    Ah.

    Well, I still feel the same way. Rear pocket carry means it makes the most sense in my situation.
     
  14. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
    Knives made with less than 0.5% carbon content.
    Actually I've been avoiding Kershaw as a whole when they made a turn for the worse a few years ago. The odd ZT comes up that looks nice but the brand is tarnished with a lot of substandard materials nowadays.
     
  15. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    ROTFLMAO:thumbup:


    You know better than to fall into the gaston trap.
     
  16. Davor

    Davor

    662
    Mar 10, 2010
    Hinderers were a hot seller. Why is it on your list.
     
  17. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    Pink or bright green handles
     
  18. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    So anything with 420HC then?
     
  19. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    There are lots of Spydies with a straight spine (no hump)! Give one a shot, I'd bet you like it! :D :thumbup:
     
  20. Etna

    Etna

    443
    Jun 17, 2015
    I actually find the Spydie hole quite nauseating for some reason. Never understood why, probably never will.
     

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