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#293513 - 09/19/19 10:19 PM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: Chisel]
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$4,295!? I hope they take internal organs as payment!
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#293516 - 09/19/19 10:59 PM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
$4,295!? I hope they take internal organs as payment!

I pass. I want to keep both kidneys.

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#293518 - 09/20/19 04:04 AM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: hikermor]
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Some people buy knives as collectors, and some are users
While I may admire the beauty of some knives, but I am a practical user, and will not spend this kind of money on any knife.

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#293541 - 09/21/19 04:08 PM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: Chisel]
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Decision made already, but I want to ask you guys. There are some "sharpened pry-bars" out there. Half-knife, half prybar. How practical are they ?? Do you know people who use them ??? A few years ago County Comm used to sell those. Can they beat a knife in any situation ???

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#293542 - 09/21/19 04:10 PM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: Chisel]
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#293544 - 09/21/19 05:07 PM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: Chisel]
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They are good prybars. They cost more than normal ones because they are designed for Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) specialists. They are non-ferrous and non-sparking. You can find excellent prybars at a hardware store, a little larger and you can sharpen one part if you think you need it, and much cheaper. I would not, however, count on those prybars replacing a knife. They are sharpened to get into tight cracks or dig through wood or masonry.

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#293545 - 09/21/19 05:27 PM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: Chisel]
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Registered: 08/26/06
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Loc: southern Cal
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Dasco-Pro-Pry-Bar-Set-3-Piece-91/202585548

For everyday use,I have found pieces from this set quite useful, more so even than the County Comm items which i also have. Quite cheap and good to pry with, saving stress on your knife blade. Similar sets are available from many other suppliers.
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#293547 - 09/21/19 06:00 PM Re: Suggest me a fixed blade and a folder [Re: hikermor]
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Loc: SOCAL
I have a 21 oz. Vaughn Framing Hammer with Fiberglass Handle paired with a 12 inch Stanley Wonder Bar; the 15” Wonder Bar is a good choice too. They can do much more demolition used together than either one alone. Other hammer weights and pry bar lengths can be substituted according to taste. cool The 16” handle on the claw hammer comes into play once the pair get started.

IMO, FG handles are much easier on your wrists than the steel handle of the Estwing and they’re tougher than wood.

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