Anniversary knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by K.O.D., Feb 11, 2021.

  1. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    So, 2/27 will mark 30 years brain tumor free. I was 11. I figure I should celebrate with a knife for going under the knife. I'm thinking $400 max.

    I'd prefer a wharncliffe or semi-straight edge.
    Flipper, front flipper, or hole opener.
    No thumbstud.
    No metal handles unless its a bolster.
    Not made in China.
    No G-10 or FRN. Prefer Micarta, CF, Wood, or other unique materials.

    No CRK, RHK, Strider, etc.


    Blade steel is not especially important.


    What I have currently:

    Brous Bionic
    TSF Beast
    SG Spider Monkey
    Spyderco Yojimbo 2, Manix 2, PM2, PM3 lightweight, GB1, Domino
    Civivi McKenna
    WE Deacon
    Massdrop Gent Select CF
    Kizer Ki423
    A Purvis Progeny
    ZT 0095 BLK S90V
    Bailey Model 2 Geek edition
    Hogue Exploit
    Heretic Manticore E
    Brian Tighe and Friends Twist Tighe
    Kershaw Launch 8
    Two Case traditionals, Becker BK5

    Thanks y'all! I doubt I'll live another 30 years, but here's hoping. I may also get a new tattoo.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2021
  2. Billy The Hungry

    Billy The Hungry Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 11, 2020
    Congrats brother. Happy anniversary. I certainly hope you do live another 30 years, and that they are healthy and happy.

    Keep'em sharp my friend
  3. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Velitrius here, Shaman Emeritus of the Terrible Ironic Horde, and commemorator of commemorations.

    This is legit! So much so that I have been burning up the interwebs trying to find something cool enough to be an appropriate commemorative.

    Apparently there isn't one. But this is neat... BladeGallery: Fine handmade custom knives, art knives, swords, daggers

    Not a big ZT fan, and this isn't a flipper (got a damn nail nick FFS) but it's along the lines of what you were after.

    But I'm not gonna give up... I've not yet begun to shop! Somewhere out there is a thing that will make you go OOOOHHH!

    And I will find it.....

    Okay, I'm BACK! And I have a couple ideas.

    Nothing epitomizes "Wharncliffe Flipper" like the Kershaw Leek, and nobody does "other unique materials" like those lovable, creative hippies at Santa Fe Stoneworks. So feast your eyes on their modded Leek collection! Something in a mammoth tooth and Damascus is just something you don't see every day.

    Kershaw Leek Knives – Santa Fe Stoneworks

    They have a TON of variations, so click on each of their collections. Might even give them a call and see if they can brew you one up to your specs. The knife and their embellishments are all done here in the U.S. of A.
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  4. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Well, I got a Sebbie 21 to commemorate my new hip (turned out to be state-of-the-art ceramic, not titanium as I anticipated the hip would be, but what the heck...)... lotsa custom options available. Buena fortuna!
  5. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    I found it - maserin am5 with cf & maple burl with m390 blade... just a bit under $300
    it's really eye catching and looks like a great slicer

  6. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    No suggestions, but go you! Here's hoping to a MINIMUM of another 30 years
  7. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    "Reaches through the screen and slaps Velitrius"

    I've had a leek, not interested. However, you and your bladegallery turned me on to a knife that is twice what I was originally willing to spend! How do I justify...$775!
  8. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    It's a mere $25 for each year that you are commemorating. Easy peasy.

    Have a big BBQ, have your guests BYOB and specify canned beer, collect empty cans in designated can, recycle cans... there's this year's $25.

    If I had a nickel for every time somebody reached through this screen to slap me, I'd buy that knife for you, Bruddah.

    Oh, and @dirc is on to something with that Maserin. They make a smaller one too...

    Maserin AM-3 with Carbon Fiber |
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  9. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    About the Maserin...

    I bought an AM-4 a year and a half ago, and had some issues. It did not flip particularly well, I didn't like the pocket clip, and the handle was very chunky for such a thin blade. Maybe I got a bad example, but even so I've on and off eyed the AM-5.
  10. MarkN86


    Sep 3, 2012
    Glad you beat the tumor, that had to have been a really scary and awful time.

    A Yojimbo fits the bill, but you may want something a little fancier than that. Maybe a sprint run with upgraded scales if you can find one?

    Personally, I wish I knew of an updated version of the Case Wharncliffe Copperlock. Beautiful design but not one hand opening, and likely won't perform as well as something more modern.
  11. Spears


    Jan 30, 2007
    F Cancer! That's a serious fight at such a young age.

    Hmm... the list of specifications narrows it down quite a bit without going full on custom.

    Only thing I can think of are any variations of the Viper Knives Novis. Only caveat is no clip (clip requirement wasn't explicitly stated, though, I would surmise a clip is a must). I also don't own one so I can say anything about it personally. However, it pretty much fits everything you're looking for.
  12. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Well, if you are going to survive another 30, perhaps you need this Timberline Survival Folder.

    Timberline Knives Survival Folder - KLC14409 | Cutting Edge

    Always wanted one of these and never got myself one.

    Also, William Henry makes a cool piece. Everybody likes a W&H! Check this one out...

    William Henry A200-1E Folding Knife - 2.63" Blade & Kirinite Handle + Free Shipping (

    It's got that blank shield there that you can personalize, like "1991-2021" or such.

    Got a thumb stud though... so I'll keep digging...
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  13. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Ok, so I really like the Viper Novis, except the lack of a clip. Anyone out there who could drill and install a clip?

    I keep my wallet and car fob in my right pocket, so that makes pocket carry cumbersome. I keep my big ass LG G8X in the left pocket.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2021
  14. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    Congrats on defeating it, sorry I'm a bit late saying so. :) Seriously though congrats.
  15. barleywino

    barleywino Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 11, 2020
    20210110_200856.jpg Not exactly your specs but check out the Sandrin Dellatorre. Designed like a Ferrari, but a lot cheaper ($300)
  16. Spears


    Jan 30, 2007
    You and me the same. The lack of pocket me is what's holding me back (well, that and I'd want the liners, clip, and backspacer to be Ti).

    I just don't get why they didn't include one of their backspacer-attached, deep-carry clips (like on their Lille model). That really would have been a super simple solution to allow both sheath carry and pocket clip carry while not breaking up the scales with unnecessary holes if they were gonna have ambi-carry.

    Another thing you could try is MKM's magnet leather slip sheath. That would at least keep the sheath near the mouth of a pocket.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2021
  17. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I don't have an idea...yet...but I wanted to offer my congrats on beating cancer and best wishes for the next 30 years.
  18. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I’ve had good luck using these TEC clips on clip-less knives...they work on anything that has a lanyard hole or a loop.
  19. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Shank you very much. :D I may do that.

    Turns out my mom wants to get me a knife so if I can find one, I'm gonna get an MKM Raut in cf. So I'll be getting two knives, both Italian. Figures since I'm half Italian.
  20. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    Spyderco Gayle Bradley 2

    Disregard, it looks like you may have a GB1 already.


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