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#111354 - 11/04/07 06:17 AM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: bigreddog]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
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Loc: United Kingdom.
I am in the same boat.
I E.D.C any combination of the following:
A Spyderco UKPEN.
A Swiss Army Farmer.
A Buck Model 301.
A Camillus Demo Knife.

Multitool is a Leatherman Juice XE6.

Just to make things interesting , one of my co-workers has sworn to have me "done" (arrested) if she can. She's another one of the "Oh my god, he's a psycho with a knife" brigade. Which is a common attitude in the U.K.


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#111356 - 11/04/07 06:36 AM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
simplesimon Offline
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Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 133
hows the spyderco ukpen doing?

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#111357 - 11/04/07 06:52 AM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
norad45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp
Originally Posted By: norad45
I would suggest a pre-bankruptcy (pre-Taylor) Schrade Old Timer 8OT or a similar folder. The steel is 1095 carbon


Just a quick note, just because a Schrade is pre-taylor does not mean it will be carbon. Schrade switched to stainless steel long before then. Most stainless will be marked "Schrade+", but not all of them will.


While it is true that not all Schrades are carbon, pretty much all Old Timers are. The stainless will be found on the Uncle Henry series, among others.

I'll have to dig mine out tomorrow and make sure the main blade is 3 inches or less though... smile

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#111361 - 11/04/07 11:36 AM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: norad45]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
Originally Posted By: norad45
While it is true that not all Schrades are carbon, pretty much all Old Timers are. The stainless will be found on the Uncle Henry series, among others.


In later years, so were many Old Timers, especially ones sold through Wal-Marts.
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#111363 - 11/04/07 01:07 PM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
bigreddog Offline
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Registered: 07/02/06
Posts: 253
Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
I am in the same boat.
I E.D.C any combination of the following:
A Spyderco UKPEN.
A Swiss Army Farmer.
A Buck Model 301.
A Camillus Demo Knife.

Multitool is a Leatherman Juice XE6.

Just to make things interesting , one of my co-workers has sworn to have me "done" (arrested) if she can. She's another one of the "Oh my god, he's a psycho with a knife" brigade. Which is a common attitude in the U.K.




Yep, it's that attitude which makes carrying something like the UKPK a pain - hence my focus on something as traditional looking as possible.

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#111376 - 11/04/07 05:40 PM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
billym Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 616
Loc: Oakland, California
It appears that there are NRA Outdoors(Benchmade) as well as NRA knives that are made by Case and Bear & Sons; there are viewable at the NRA store.
http://www.nrastore.com/nra/Product.aspx?productid=KV%2024370-4
Bill

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#111486 - 11/05/07 02:54 PM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 129
Here's a pair of nice looking pen knives..

Fallkniven U1 http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Fallkniven/Fallkniven-U1-Bone/p-92-139-1902/

Moki Thuja UK http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Moki/Moki-Thuja-UK/p-92-175-1541/

The legal slipjoint thread over on BB would be worth browsing

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26459



Edited by Ren (11/05/07 03:02 PM)

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#111492 - 11/05/07 03:13 PM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: Ren]
bigreddog Offline
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Registered: 07/02/06
Posts: 253
Both nice, but at 3-4 times the price of the NRA one I'd really want to be very sure before I bought one

(I guess I want a slippie to be good - but ultimately if I want to do real, manly cutting I'll have to go and get a fixed blade)

I think I've decided to get an NRA - I'll report back with my verdict

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#111811 - 11/07/07 11:13 AM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: bigreddog]
bigreddog Offline
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Registered: 07/02/06
Posts: 253
Got one!

Fit and finish are very good, razor sharp out of the box, and feels more solid than my SAK (which is what I was aiming for)

Right now, it feels like a great buy. Only time will tell how it holds up to protracted use and pocket carry - however it has already sharpened a pencil and savaged the envelope it came in!


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#112075 - 11/09/07 08:15 PM Re: Slip joint advice [Re: bigreddog]
corpsman Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 51
I really like the "different" blades on my Case Seahorse whittler.

It's 3 blade, but nothing at all like a stockman's pattern.

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