Fixed blade

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Bhickman9867, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. JamesofArc

    JamesofArc

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    Apr 19, 2016

    Wasent trying to talk big, was being sarcastic.

    Guess I could ease back a bit. Did not mean to hurt anybody, just bored and was being silly.
     
  2. Bhickman9867

    Bhickman9867 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2019
    Thank you for the information. I didn’t buy the Benchmade simply because it was a Benchmade. I collect knives and it has the steel I was wanting, 3v, and the style, puukko, and also liked that grip better than the wooden tops puukkko. So that’s why I chose it. That being said I’m not a big fan of Benchmade because they are generally overpriced for what you get.
     
  3. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Benchmade puukko is a great choice - I made a sturdier sheath for mine (used the one it came with for a pattern). I'd rely on it a backpack trip anywhere.
     
  4. Bhickman9867

    Bhickman9867 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2019
    I do really like that lt Wright illuminous 5. It looks like a great knife. I love the cpm 3v steel.
     
  5. ScottsBad

    ScottsBad Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 13, 2015
    So far its been great. Its my first LT Wright. I actually prefer the convex grinds that Bark River Knives uses, but the reason I decided to try the Illuminous is the wide 3V blade, blade shape, and generous handle (I have L-XL hands). I'm a collector too, but all my knives get used, no safe queens.

    Check out Bark River Knives they have a huge selection. DLT and KnivesShipFree are the two biggest BRK dealers.

    Anyway, happy knife hunting.
     
  6. Troutzill

    Troutzill Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2009
    One more vote for a Scandi LT Wright. They are worth the money and less expensive than the equivalent Bark River.
     
  7. ScottsBad

    ScottsBad Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 13, 2015
    You know, LT Wright makes very good knives, but a scandi grind is not always optimal for me. As I said I actually prefer a convex sabre grind like BRK uses.

    I don't think LT Wright is cheaper. The Illuminous is $250, and Bark River Bravo 1.5 in 3V is $269, the Aurora II (also 3V) is $255 and convex is harder to grind

    The other thing is that LT Wright doesn't make many of the knives I want in 3V. I really don't want to spend that kind of money on 01 tool steel or AEB L although AEB L is not bad.

    in the case of the Illuminous 5, the planets all aligned and I thought I'd give the scandi a try. Its a good blade but it'll eventually end up more like a scandi-vex.

    I really like the Illuminous 5 a lot however.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2020

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