The Just Hanging Out Thread.

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by cchu518, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    How do you know Benchmade is struggling? If they are, it started with MAP pricing and price increases. Many said they would not buy another BM knife. I did buy one and can honestly say that it is presently my favorite modern folder (Mini Presidio II). But I think the price was a bit high. You like a particular knife and become willing to pay the price, but this has a compounding effect on future purchases. Basically you look elsewhere first.
     
  2. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    They is the shiznit :)

    Working out a new handle design for a med-small knife along with trying to see if John can do a bit of a grinding trick I've seen from Randall knives that acts like a compound grind. Trying to figure out a way to get the bushcrafty base and slicey front a kansbol without doing it the way they did it. I sent him the sketch this evening so we'll see if it's possible, and then if the process isn't cost prohibitive. If John says it's possible, I'll post the pics over in my collab thread on the JK sub. Otherwise I'll have to decide between the scandivex and saber, which is kind of how the modified grind came up.

    And our knives are handmade, so that's something we even have over buck :D


    The waterway is a great knife. The guy that designed it did a great job taking what was a very specific purpose built knife and making small changes to give it more widespread appeal while still retaining it's kayak fisherman knife intentions. I use mine as a kayak camp knife, occasionally as a trail knife when I'm riding and don't think the native salt is enough blade length.

    The newer river thing made in China is a pretty decent looking thing as well. I honestly would love a spyderco sprig, but I'm not willing to spend the coin on it. It may not be around anymore.
     
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  3. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    657
    Dec 19, 2015
    Heard good things about the waterway. I just picked up a couple new lc200n mules off a different forum and have some halpern 3d scales coming. Will make an excellent camp/fish knife I hope.
     
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  4. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I love me some Buck Knives particularly the SFOs like From @skblades it is so far the only maker with a club I really think about joining.
     
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  5. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    657
    Dec 19, 2015
    Recently ive been thinking about their grey ghost marksman. Missed the bf sale but keeping an eye on them. Interesting lock mechanism to me.
     
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  6. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    Their modern designs are interesting but I find myself more drawn to the older designs and fixed blades.
     
  7. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    The Hawks make a true lay simple yet elegant locking mechanism, don’t have a gray ghost but the black one, it sure is fun to flip and with a fairly thin blade a true cutter.
     
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  8. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    23 pages in and I finally found the old PIF crowd. Where have I been? :confused: I've got some PIFffing to do but no one to play with. :( Using a few of mine from you guys on a very very regular rotation.

    Today though - as we are approaching the holiday season - I'm wondering about what special toots I might order.
    Toots :confused: you ask? :D Yeah - is this a Bourbon or a Scotch or Blend crowd and what might you recommend?

    I am fond of Glenfiddich - but tend to buy Jameson Irish whiskey as an easy and affordable favorite but will occasionally splurge on a nice single malt or single pot still Irish Whiskey such as - Tyrconnell, Redbreast or Green Spot.

    Wondering if anyone has a favorite Japanese Whisky. I'm a very seasonal sipper. So one or two bottles is an indulgence, and the holidays bring out the best. :) Anyone else?

    Cheers indeed!


    Ray
     
  9. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
  10. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Not to rub salt on the wounds but guess who just put up all the pif's he claimed including the waved endura he claimed to have given to his family member.

    What a piece of work... Nice job @Zacboy7 a true testament to your character. Bravo.

    https://www.ebay.com/str/zacboy7sales
     
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  11. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Wow! Just wow.......
     
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  12. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Disappointing...

    Thanks for reminding me to add him to my ignore list.
     
  13. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    That sucks for sure.:mad:
     
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  14. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Some people take advantage of other people’s generosity. What a damn shame.
     
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  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I'm shocked :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    657
    Dec 19, 2015
    Damn! Well he only lives about an hour drive from me if anyone wants me to deliver a message for them...
     
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  17. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Well gentleman. I'm proud to know that the greater majority of everyone who participated in the thread are stand up folks and great members of bf.

    In terms of how genuine and organic the generosity of everyone t...it was just over the top even when the center did not hold.

    The only surprise here was that there weren't more folks trying to cash in on the thread in a disingenuous way while the gettings were good!

    @Worldwatcher no intervention needed. This clown is called out on bf. His name is garbage.
     
  18. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    GBU?
     
  19. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I gotta laugh this one off but it reminds me early on when some other joker on the pif, took like a $150 knife and didn't even sneeze when he offered back up a beat to hell Spyderco Tenacious.

    Gonna find that one and paste it here just to laugh. He was talking up the Tenacious like it was a PM2 or something roflmao.

    My bad it was a ZT566, look how he talks up his pif back into the thread a beat up tenacious lol... Post #144

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads...doing-this-again.1582646/page-8#post-18087524
     
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  20. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    657
    Dec 19, 2015
    Wow! The frog lube he put on it must have added $149 to he value
     

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