Recommendation? Belt knife question

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DMG, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    It also depends sometime on what is available for sale. Wait till there are some Boot Daggers available. There will probably be 60 posts in just a few seconds. I won't be able to buy a knife in a Friday sale for a couple more months. But I preordered a nice DEK1 so I am not complaining.
     
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  2. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Right - the last few sales have been slow because they were preceded by a pre-order for the latest model. Without that pre-order, demand would still be crazy high, and batches of 20 would be sold within a minute or two
     
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  3. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I've had severall Carouthers and quite a few Survive...way back when Survive was still in Pa.
    Their GSO series knives are terrific. I still have three. The Carouthers are also very good, and his HT is about as good as you can get. The S!K knives feel more comfortable in my hand, but that is a personal thing and not universal....
    The EDC series of Carothers will run about $300, while the S!K knives are $50 bucks or so less.
    Both are super and you'd be happy with either one.
     
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  4. Allan DeGroot

    Allan DeGroot

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    Jun 15, 2019
    Have you Considered:
    Benchmade Hunt 15002-1 Saddle Mountain Skinner Fixed Blade Knife Richlite/S90V?
    $212 at BHQ...
     
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    While Survive has its fans (some diehard), given their track record I wouldn't (and haven't) purchased from them. If you want to consider the knives, that's your choice... but buy from someone that has already taken the risk & has the knife in hand. I agree with Sonnydaze's opinion on many knives; but didn't like the one survive model I tried (received in trade).
    I'll also second the earlier suggestion of checking the Knifemakers section of the Exchange - lots of good knives popping up there, and you can even get something made to your specs. When I get my income back on track, I'll be resuming a discussion toward that end with Robert Erickson.
     
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  6. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Many are thick and heavy. My most used one however is not, it has a nice thin convex grind and slices like crazy. A few other have thinner blades and edges as well, just need to know what you are looking for.
     
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  7. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    I've owned several Winklers in 3V and 80CRV2. I've been interested in Carothers but I don't think 3V is really for me. The only way to really find out is purchase and use the heck out what you have and figure out what you like. Nothing beats real world personal experience. That's why we are here. (Not my primary purpose in life but hey, I really enjoy sharp stuff)
     
  8. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    @Skidoosh I'm curious what put you off about 3v? I personally tend to carry smaller fixed blades, with blade lengths ranging up to around 4"; so the toughness factor is less of an issue for me.
     
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  9. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    I really like "sticky sharpness" and while I can get 3V to a shaving edge I've found i like S90V or K390 better especially on small knives. It is preference issue for me. Also when I look at edge retention 3V is not that great but toughness is awesome.
     
  10. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    You should go to the Carothers subforum and talk to the users there. Edge retention is really good.
     
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  11. Weasipoint

    Weasipoint Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Aug 8, 2019
    If you've got an itch then scratch it with custom, you'll get exactly what you want, alot of great makers here on the forums. Got this one made here from Josh at Ankura knives. Same price or very similar to alot of the other knivea you mentioned but its something made to your liking
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  12. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
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  13. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 10, 2016
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  14. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Sometimes I'm glad that I don't have that problem. Then sometimes I wish that I did. :) Personally, I think that CPK knives are very reasonably priced.
     
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  15. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    You likely won't see much, if any improvement in terms of general cutting performance, but you would see an improvement in edge retention with the Carothers since many of his knives seem to be 3V.
     
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  16. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2005
    Thanks for all the advice people. I went with a Carothers Field Knife 2 So far it has been great. I am probably going to unload most of my other fixed blades, aside from the esee 4 I can’t make my self part with and the knives my dad and grandfather gave me.
     
  17. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2005
    Here it is hanging out with a friend.
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  18. rpn

    rpn

    Mar 17, 2008
    Scrapyard is going to have a nice knife out shortly. It is in thinner stock and the price is smoking good. I love sr101, takes a great edge and is tough
     
  19. Weasipoint

    Weasipoint Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Aug 8, 2019
    Very nice! A good combo you got there
     
  20. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    Daniel Winkler makes a great belt knife.
     
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