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Old 30 August 2019, 10:19
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I had a Sebenza 21, which was a great knife. I now have the Umnumzaan, and LOVE it, it is my EDC. Are they worth the asking price? That is determined by what you are willing to pay for an item. I hear people tell me there is no way they would ever pay that amount for a folder, or knife in general, and yet drop a couple hundred bucks on a nice box of cigars or bottle of scotch. To each their own. I collect folders, Shirogorov's, CRK's, Grimsmo's, etc. It's your money, at some point, others have to face the fact that it's not their circus, not their monkeys. $300 for a CRK isn't a bad asking, I would offer $250 if serious.
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Old 30 August 2019, 19:39
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Thanks.

If it’s still there next week, I’ll see if they will negotiate.
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Old 31 August 2019, 17:42
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$300 folder?

What say you?
Yes. Something like that will last as long as you want to own it. I had a $400 micro tech folder, paid $200, beat the shit out of it for 12 years, still felt like a bank vault, sold it for $200.

I was rocking $35 Kershaw since then, but recently acquired a zt 0808ti, and won't be going back to cheapies any time soon.
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Old 1 September 2019, 00:03
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Any knife made by Chris Reeve is worth the money. Quality.
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Old 3 September 2019, 17:55
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It’s on layaway?!?!?.

I’ll be back in <90 days to see if payment has been made in full.

They don’t do a lay-a-way wait list... :D

Thanks for info on that knife maker.
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Old 3 September 2019, 18:50
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Kudos to Benchmade and their Lifesharp program. My 15+ yo 9100 got soaked in seawater a few weeks ago and the auto open function got all gummed up. I mailed it off to them and in less than two weeks I got it back functioning better than ever and freshly sharpened too.
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Old 9 September 2019, 20:34
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decided to start making my own knives recently (this is the 5th one)..



Im not up to forging just yet (or probably ever).. Im limited to basic stock removal techniques..

this one is a little 2 1/2" skinner.. 440 stainless.. with purple heart slabs and basic brass pins and a simple oil finish..

I think it will become my daily carry for a while... I kinda dig it..
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Old 10 September 2019, 10:15
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Old 10 September 2019, 10:16
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Nice! It looks like a reamer would help your pins set better though. Usually the discoloration right around a pin means it's too tight and could split on some scale materials. Wicked 5th knife, mine sure didn't look that good at number 5.
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Old 10 September 2019, 12:40
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thanks!

YouTube has been my friend lol.. Its amazing what you can learn just watching some instructional videos..

I figured I've been building my own bolt action rifles for a few years.. and have gotten comfortable with both the metal work and the wood work associated with those projects... and I have all the basic tools needed already on hand (1" belt sander.. 4" belt sander.. drill press.. grinding wheel (set up for polishing now).. band saw.. scroll saw.. rotary tool.. vise, files,.. etc.. why not give it a shot?

I brought back a bunch of exotic materials from Africa back in June (leadwood, wild african olive, tambotie, some cape buffalo horn, giraffe bone, etc) that I thought would make some cool handle materials..

so I just bought some bar stock and started screwing around..

I happened to be in a Woodcraft store over the weekend and saw a plank of purple heart for cheap ($12 for a 4" x 18" piece thats a little more than 1/4" thick) so I grabbed it for something "different"..

I dont ever see me making knives as a business.. im just enjoying tinkering around in the garage.. and figured if I can get reasonably good at it I might make some family heirlooms for the kids and an occasional gift for friends, etc..
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Old 10 September 2019, 23:26
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Nice knife! It gets kind of addicting.
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