Medford Praetorian opinions.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Corndog, Sep 6, 2016.

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  1. symphonyincminor


    Oct 5, 2005
    This one even comes with the $200 Ti hardware upgrade!


    Stained Special Edition:

  2. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    LOL, well done.
  3. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    I'm a construction worker, and I find these knife to be ridiculous:thumbup:

    Rather than making uneducated statements, perhaps try to think before you speak about what other people do and need.
  4. Praetorianti


    Oct 24, 2016
    I personally feel people that keep knives in safes are retarded. I buy them to use, not look at. To each his own. Knives are pretty simple tools. Timascus and all the other bullshit like bearings and shit are just that. Goofy shit. It'd be hard to compare Medford knives to one of these "fancy" knives your used to collecting because that would require someone to actually use them. God forbid they actually come out of the safe and be tested. But we all know those knives aren't actually meant to be used or purposeful. They are in fact, doing exactly what they were meant for, looking cool on a shelf or being pulled out of a safe. In the end it's whatever makes you happy....
  5. Armadew

    Armadew Reisloafer

    Nov 22, 2006
    Is this guy for real?
  6. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Yeah, you need to crank the "dudebro" dial back a tad.

    This board has members who are collectors of ALL kinds. So what if people have knives they like to keep in a safe? Does that hurt you? No? Then what does it matter? Keeping knives in safes is retarded? Really? Foul language to describe bearings or timascus? Wrong.

    So, I'm going to help you out. Here's some free advice: I'd sincerely suggest you tone it down before you get shown the door. Our moderation team takes a dim view of that sort of thing.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2016
  7. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Blues, post up some of your "safe queens". Hrm, don't have many?
    How about some of your user photos?
    I had to separate these two quotes from the same post to ask you how you form your thoughts and posts?
    They seem to be in direct opposition to one another
  8. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    Guess it is time to test some mastersmith daggers and swords.

    Or maybe I will just stay "retarded".

    On the other hand it is ok to be narrow minded as long as you keep it civil and get your thoughts across here with a smiggin' of common sense.
  9. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Ok already, we get it...

    A Medford in your pocket makes you the baddest dude to walk the earth and you flex in the mirror every morning with your Medford. Forget about what other people do for a living, or what they do with their knives; you've got a Medford, and that means you've got important shit to cut.

    Forget about anyone who uses their knives, you do it better because you have Medford. God bless America, because Medford!
  10. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I wouldn't mind trying out a Medford, especially if it were free or extremely discounted. ;)

    I have knives that are in the thickness/weight range of the Medfords, and some of them work pretty well (other cut like a brick though, or required hours of reprofiling to make them work right).
    They don't make me more of a badass than when I am carrying any of my other knives though, so I doubt a Medford would amp-up my badassitude either.
  11. Teyler79


    Jun 19, 2015
    Lots of butthurt in this thread😂
    Get a life..
  12. pvicenzi


    Dec 25, 2008
    The "Cubical Crusader" fights crime with his faithful sidekick "Keyboard Commando" with only a safe queen as a weapon.
  13. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    No, get a knife.
    You were close least the words rhyme. ;)
  14. cda555


    Nov 17, 2015
    I love the Micro. I would never buy one because I think it is way overpriced, but I get why some people love the design.
  15. Teyler79


    Jun 19, 2015
    Hehe good one!😉
    U right! Need a new knife soon!
    Maybe buy one of these medfords? 🤔
    So i can join in on all the fun and games😂
  16. stonproject


    Nov 22, 2013
    They're great conversation pieces, people be like "where did you get such a sweet cinderblock?!?"
  17. matt009au


    Apr 23, 2009
    I've had a couple of medfords (187rmp and tff1) and have another on order.
    They are most definitely fun knives due to their ridiculousness. They are most certainly well built.

    In my opinion the designs are not the most refined and they are over priced for what they are.

    I'd recommend picking up one 2nd hand to avoid the hit.

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  18. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    He's right, though. For tampon cord cutting, you want a thin, slicing blade. I recommend an Opinel in carbon steel with a polished convex grind. It's what I use. :thumbup: :)
  19. benzy2


    Jul 18, 2013
    I'll be honest, it's not my cup of tea. Everything is thicker and heavier and bigger than my use requires. I don't see many situations where their designs are my best choice. Plus, the owner comes off a little weird in his YouTube videos.

    That said, I haven't seen a single case where Medford was unfair to customers. Their warranty requires you not to disassemble a knife, but based on what I've heard and seen as long as you follow that they will take care of you. While some of the videos rub me the wrong way, I can't say I've ever got the feeling that anyone at Medford was less than completely upstanding and doing everything in their power to take care of the customer. Their build quality has been knocked by a few here and there but the majority of owners have nothing but positive reviews of the build. I've not owned one but I believe the positive reviews that say their knives are built very well.

    Then we have the cutting ability. As much as it looks to my eyes like a sharpened pry bar, nearly every owner states it cuts well. Seems the area behind the blade is thin and for most daily chores it works as good as anything. Not my first choice for food prep but far better at daily tasks than the spine thickness would have you initially guess. And they seem to all come very sharp out of the box.

    For me, it's not ideal. I don't do anything that benefits from the extra size, weight, and toughness. I get along most days with a Chaparral. But I get it if it's your thing. If you enjoy that end of the spectrum, like I enjoy the opposite end, then it probably is a knife that is a decent value. It's tough for me to say it's a bad value, as while that is certainly true for my tastes, it only is a miss in form factor so if the form factor is good for you it may be a home run.
  20. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    That is hysterical!!
    You kill me Rach!!!
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