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#79571 - 12/09/06 10:58 PM RSK Mk 3
batmann Offline


Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 5
Loc: In
Merry Christmas to me!
Just received my new RSK Mk 3 knife. Have not had a chance to use, but feels great in my hand. It is really well made knife and can't wait for a camping or hunting trip and use it.


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#79572 - 12/10/06 12:00 AM Re: RSK Mk 3
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2114
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Congratulations! I really like mine. I'm surprized there isn't more talk about them on the knife forums. They are well-designed, feel nice in the hand, and are absolutely beautiful!

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#79573 - 12/10/06 12:30 AM Re: RSK Mk 3
batmann Offline


Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 5
Loc: In
I'm glad you like yours. I want to add they are SHARP!

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#79574 - 12/10/06 11:05 AM Re: RSK Mk 3
oldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
I got a RSK mk I mini last week. I love this thig as well! Simple, elegant tool, EXTREMELY sharp! Doug and Benchmade did an excellent job!
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#79575 - 12/10/06 01:35 PM Re: RSK Mk 3
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Registered: 01/28/01
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I'm surprized there isn't more talk about them on the knife forums.


That's been a puzzle to us as well. <shrug> We're getting good feedback, but not much being posted. Wish I knew why as it is a big help when someone posts positive comments on the knife forums.
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They are well-designed, feel nice in the hand, and are absolutely beautiful!


Thanks! That's what we like to hear. It is nice that those that are using them are appreciating the details and the handle design with its CNC machining.
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#79576 - 12/10/06 01:36 PM Re: RSK Mk 3
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Thanks for the compliments!
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#79577 - 12/10/06 01:40 PM Re: RSK Mk 3
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 2042
Thanks!
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#79578 - 12/10/06 02:04 PM Re: RSK Mk 3
batmann Offline


Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 5
Loc: In
Doug, I think I can speak for all Forum Members when I say "Thanks" to you for all of your efforts. I have been reading ETS for many years and have taken your advice and recomendations many times. My own "kit" is based on the area I live in, but has many common items.
Once again THANKS for the great site and a really GREAT kinfe!

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#79580 - 12/11/06 07:35 PM Re: RSK Mk 3
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2114
Loc: NE Wisconsin
I'm guessing that amoung other things the $115 to $165 price jump from the fullsize Mk1 to the Mk3 is because the full-tang fixed blade requires a significantly larger chunk of S30V to start out with, plus there is the cost of the sheath.

Though a lot of different knives are discussed, the knife forums most talked about knives seem to be the BK&T Northstar & Fox River, the Ranger knives, and to a lesser degree the RAT and Becker knives.

These are much thicker-bladed knives (choppers) and about all of them are made from non-stainless steels.

Personally I prefer a thinner lighter corrosion-resistant blade like the Mk3. I'm just not a batoner. In an emergency I can split smaller sticks, whittle down to dry wood, or burn it as is (unsplit).

Would the price be lower if the Mk3 had used a non-stainless steel? Should that be an option?

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#79581 - 12/11/06 08:05 PM Re: RSK Mk 3
ZenEngineer Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/15/06
Posts: 86
Loc: Northern California
Price is an issue. I'm looking for a useful sheath knife that can take a lot of punishment. So far the Anza Boddington looks good (on paper) and is 40% of the price of the Mk3. Why should I shell out the extra money?

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