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What's your unicorn!?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by CanadaKnifeGuy, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 27, 2019
    What is the one knife that you long for, can't afford or can't find because it's either rare or discontinued?

    What is filling this gap presently??
     
  2. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Bill Moran ST 24.
     
  3. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
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    Sorry, just got back from a unicorn themed birthday party. A dozen screaming little girls. I'm not all there ATM.
     
  4. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Scott cook lochsa!

    My usual top two are the XM 18 3.5 and the Large Sebenza of course. Great working knives.

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  5. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 27, 2019
    Wow! That's quite a looker! LOVE trailing and swedgy designs!!
     
  6. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    There are two that I wish were- Holt Specter and Grimsmo Rask, but I have all but given up on em to be honest. So, my actual Uni would be 1 of the 7 ZT special 456’s that were made with the handles completely milled out.
     
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  7. Mechanical Advantage

    Mechanical Advantage

    58
    Nov 1, 2017
    One of the Vox/Anso 12 Blades of Brooklyn.

    In the meantime I'm carrying it's little brother, the GiantMouse Ace Biblio in carbon fiber. I know the GM1 is a closer match, but I prefer the Biblio in M390, especially for the price.
     
  8. AlphaDog86

    AlphaDog86

    290
    Mar 30, 2015
    The two I’ve been chasing since I started collecting knives are; a satin, plain edge Socom Elite in DuraTech 20CV and a tiger striped, S30V Strider SNG with OD Green G-10 and flamed anodized lock side. I currently fill the void with 50 other folders:D
     
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  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I built this one up specifically as a unicorn...

    Old spec GSO 4.1 in 3V. Swedge regrind. Acid wash and tumbled finish. Koa scales with carbon fiber liners. This was a ridiculous amount of work on an old blade, but darn it if it isn't one of my prize pieces.

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  10. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    959
    Feb 20, 2018
    A Rask. Doubt I'll grab one, unless that bubble wants to pop any time soon.
     
  11. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 27, 2019
    I feel that this thread may be leading to 100's of Google image searches ... :D
     
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  12. Nautique

    Nautique

    786
    May 15, 2016
    BG MOAB
     
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  13. salty141

    salty141 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    Des Horn Imvubu
     
  14. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Easy. The newer Emerson HD7 with the lockbar insert.

    However to make it even more of a unicorn I like the lock on the newer version but the backspacer and teflon washer design of the old one. I dislike the standoffs and BB pivot of the new design so the ultimate unicorn doesn’t exist.

    I would still trade a CRK for a newer version HD7 in a heart beat though.
     
  15. mt666tm

    mt666tm

    737
    Nov 20, 2012
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  16. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

    Feb 25, 2014
    I want a GEC #46 Ironwood Whaler, but I don't want to pay the markup for GEC flipping craziness. It's more of a white whale than a unicorn, but it will have to do.
     
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  17. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Busse ASH-1 Custom shop
     
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  18. McFeeli

    McFeeli

    Feb 13, 2017
    I’m still holding out for one of these...

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    I’m carrying one of these, which was a unicorn for me. I love it as much as I thought I would.

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  19. WHT

    WHT Gold Member Gold Member

    198
    May 25, 2016
    Chris Reeve Elemental TiLok. I passed on it when it was affordable; now, if one came on the market, I don't think I could afford it. I do have the basic design and an Inmotion and want it to fill out my collection of TiLok's. Just to complicate things; I guess, if I got it, then I would then need the Steam Punk version too. Now, I am way out of what I want to spend.
     
  20. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    989
    Aug 20, 2014
    Busse Folder
     
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