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#122122 - 01/31/08 02:08 PM Thoughts on this knife?
Pablo Offline
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Registered: 12/14/06
Posts: 6
Loc: Texas
This came up on BladeForums, and is a new company established by two of the knifemakers there. I really like the D2 and ruggedness of this knife, but it would be nice to get the price down $50 or so.

The ability to customize is a plus though, but I'm not sure I'd need or want to swap out the handles, and I think I'd see that as a minus versus something I didn't have to worry about working loose.

I do like the kydex sheath though.

http://www.downeastknife.com/



Edited by Pablo (01/31/08 02:09 PM)

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#122124 - 01/31/08 02:19 PM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: Pablo]
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Not trying to hijack your thread.

However, I think for the money you would be better off with the RSK Mk3 Fixed Blade knife.


Pete

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#122126 - 01/31/08 02:45 PM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: paramedicpete]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Yes, for that price I would much rather have something made from INFI steel. Far more durable and resale value gauranteed, plus you can't beat their warranty.

Whatever floats your boat, though. It does look like a most suitable knife, just a bit expensive.
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#122127 - 01/31/08 02:47 PM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: paramedicpete]
BillLiptak Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 259
Nice looking knife all in all. Being able to customize it a little is a bonus. As far liking it 50 bucks cheaper, who wouldn't like any knife they could get in their paws for 50 bucks less....
Bottom line is if you like it, get it. Then be sure to tell us all how it performs for you.

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#122171 - 01/31/08 07:49 PM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: BillLiptak]
jmarkantes Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 138
Loc: Portland, OR, USA
That looks like a very useful, classic blade. I like it. I really like some of the options available too, especially the slotted handle screws and not torx or something odd.

There are more affordable knives out there, but having all those options right from the maker without going so far as making your own knife is pretty freakin cool.

Looks nice!
Jason

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#122184 - 01/31/08 10:10 PM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: jmarkantes]
Themalemutekid Offline
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 351
Loc: New Jersey
Looks good...I like it.
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#122200 - 02/01/08 12:40 AM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: Pablo]
Stretch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
It's not a new design. That's Scott Tanguay's knife and he has been selling them for awhile. He's just starting a new venture with a guy and I guess they're just "re"-marketing it. It's a super-nice knife, I think, even though I haven't ever handled one.

Isn;t it going to go for approximately $200? As nice as it is, I'd agree that the Mk3 is a better deal for the money.... quite a bit better.
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#122203 - 02/01/08 12:50 AM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: Stretch]
falcon5000 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 662
+1 on INFI steel, definably if your going to spend the money get a Buse knife.

http://bussecombat.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BCKC&Category_Code=KNF


And if have questions on the superiority of these knives, check out this: (Alot of people hate the site but it's entertainment)
If you hate this site or object to it, then don't click below:
http://www.knifetests.com/BussefFFBMtestpage.html
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#122205 - 02/01/08 01:03 AM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: falcon5000]
sodak Offline
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Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 410
I like D2 on knives this size, it takes a great edge and holds it for a very long time. For the money, I'd either go with a Dozier or a Krein. Both are proven knife makers in D2, and are masters at their craft.

I also like INFI, and 52100 for most outdoor uses, though. YMMV.

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#122206 - 02/01/08 01:26 AM Re: Thoughts on this knife? [Re: Pablo]
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Looks very close to a Bark River Knife and Tool Bravo-1, which has been out quite a while.
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