That's okay, it won't be the first impractical knife in the collection.
I saw that CRKT knife yesterday too, but too damn weird looking for me. Not a tanto blade fan either.
If I'm ever home and not busy as hell I have a bunch of new stuff to put on here. Someday maybe.
Last edited by Tap Dancing KungFu Master; 03-23-2012 at 04:25 PM.
Just bought this on ebay:
My LD10 has become totally unreliable even after I cleaned it. Hope Fenix made some improvements.
I have a mag lite for the house. This goes with me for photography in abandoned buildings or night shoots. Small but powerful and close to white light.
Found this CRKT knife at the local True Value hardware store for $13.95 yesterday and thought, what a bargain! It didn't come with a box because the clerk couldn't find it but I had a sneaking suspicion that it was underpriced. Not knowing about this particular CRKT, I went back home to do a little research before purchasing. It didn't take long before I was back to purchase this little EDC knife.'
Compared to my SOG Flash 1.
This very nice bargain folder will come very handy. I have a small to medium size hands.
From the moment I picked it up and opened the blade, I knew this will be a keeper. It is light, smooth easy one hand opening and has a nice tolerance. No wiggle whatsoever, even better than the SOG Flash 1. The ergo is decent and the grip is a nice textured G10 scale. Blade is razor sharp.
Description from BladeHQ.com....
CRKT G-10 Drifter Folding Knife (2.875" Gray Plain) 6460K
The 6460K Drifter is an ideal pocket knife for everyday carry (EDC) with its good looks and slim design. It features a gray titanium nitride finished 8Cr14MoV stainless steel blade with a partially serrated edge. CRKT's Interframe handle features G-10 scales with a nested liner lock frame and a stainless pocket clip.
What makes a good logo knife? It should be affordable, and it should have some large flat areas on the blade or frame suitable for logo imprinting. So we are very happy to present the Drifter series. They're high-quality knives that are priced low enough to purchase in quantity, and all have flat areas that are perfect for imprinting by laser or silk screen (you can take them to your local trophy house for personalized engraving).
Overall Length: 6.5"
Blade: Length: 2.875"
Blade Thickness: 0.10"
Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
Handle Material: G10
Closed Length: 3.625"
Weight: 3.4 oz.
Video review from knivestown.com
So for $13.95, it's a solid bargain in my book.
yeah, that's a good price, it $22 at walmart
Makes me wonder if someone at the store made a mistake. Even for $26.05 + shipping at Amazon, I still think it's a good buy. I stopped by at Hardware store again this evening and asked the manager to check if they have some more in stock but unfortunately it's the only one they have. He did however found the CRKT box it came with and he gave it to me. The more I play with this knife, the more I like it. I honestly think it's even better than Kershaw Chill as a basic pocket folder knife. Don't get me wrong, Kershaw Chill is a decent knife for it's price. I just like the Drifter better as far as ergo and overall design and for the price I paid, I'm totally cool with it. I can see this Drifter getting a lot of use.
this is my everyday carry. pretty sharp, nice build, and has a seatbelt cutter and a glass breaker.
OK, you have my attention, what would YOU compare it to then.
Cheap, utilitarian, disposable....
My definition of a Timex watch, and a kershaw knife....
Nothing wrong with either....
But unless you buy a high end kershaw, with quality steel, it is no different than any other cheap knife....
Knife buying, and collecting is just like your watch buying and collecting. To simplify it with a statement like the one you made is no different than the statement I made.
Kershaw has it's followers and I can understand the attraction. The Kershaw Chill in particular is a nice knife at a very reasonable price. I picked one up because I'm one of the $#@!s around here who likes troubles. I honestly believe that you can got so much blade for this $17.00 knife. The Chill's steel is excellent as well and similar to the Drfiter, 8Cr13MoV. Chill's blade length and shape is perfect for an EDC pocket folder. The blade length is slightly longer than the Drifter. It even has the nice G10 scale. I compared the Kershaw Chill to my latest acquisition, the CRKT Drifter. I found both to be excellent, considering both are well below $20. I paid $13.95 for mine at a local True Value Hardware store. Do I like one over the other? Yes, but not by much. I give the edge to the CRKT Drifter.
Pics of both side by side. (L)Kershaw Chill, (R)CRKT Drifter
Here is where I start giving the CRKT an edge over the Chill. I like the fact that the liner is almost completely covered with the Drifter. The liner lock section is protected from debris with the Drifter unlike the Chill due to the G10 coverage. Look at how thicker the G10 on the Drifter as well. That gives it a much substantial feel in my hands and the roundness of the edges and corners just gives it a much smoother feel as well.
Here is another plus for the Drifter, the open space will allow easier cleaning. Blood and guts bring it on!
I also like the added jimping here by the Drifter, giving it an extra grip security. It's not much of a jimping but significant enough.
The jimping on the liner with the Drifter also adds to easier closure of the blade.
I'm also trying to warm up to this.......I don't know, I just like my pocket knife sleek and free from potential snag. It's not much different with the way I like my snub nose revolver, hammerless. One handed deployment and closure for both knives are excellent.
Now, I got to give the blade shape to the Chill, it's just a personal preference here. This will be an awesome steak knife and I can already see the mrs. getting pissed off when I pull this out during a fancy steak dinner outing.
Anyway, both are very nice high quality pocket knives and will not hesitate recommending either one. Both can be had for less than $20. Just imagine how many you can get compared to a single Bob Loveless knife.
What I find hilarious, hence my comment earlier, is that someone who enjoys fine precise timepieces as much MP5, says such a blanket statement as he did....
can you read?
called a pocket dump for a reason...
sorry, added the watch, because it fit another picture thread theme on another site
fits fine in my jeans, nothing is even touching the bottom of the pockets, all hanging from clips...
Strider SnG on the way to me, through a trade....
Will post pics...
Been carrying this SOG Access Card 2.0 for a month now...fukin love it. Not going to be something I carry while camping or for heavy use, but for everyday carry it's great. Came very sharp out of the box. It fits in that smaller pocket in the front right of my jeans. Very concealable. I have been to few places while working in MX where they pat you down to enter....they can't feel nada.
Built like a tank, fit and finish of my Sebenza!
Old Kissing Krane
Newish bone-handled Moore Maker trappers
I wish I could take pictures like the Reason. Try as I might my little Lumix won't take a close-up without some glare.
Pocket dump, minus wallet
plus brand new Moore Maker drop point
If it's good, it never gets old. So, another Spyderco added to the collection.
Spyderco Caly, G10 scale, VG-10 FFG blade.
Quality, ergo, weight, easy smooth one hand deployment and closure, wicked sharp like all spydercos, it's a win, win. Without a doubt one of the best in the collection and the latest favorite.
length overall 7.625 " (194 mm) blade length 3.5 " (89 mm) blade steel VG-10
length closed 4.313 " (110 mm) cutting edge 3.125 " (79 mm) weight 3.1 oz. (89 g)
hole diameter .5 " (13 mm) blade thickness .125 " (3 mm) handle material G-10
The best part is the fact that it was given to me as a gift and I'm grateful.
SOG knives at Clymb
Ex: Flash I for $29.98 + $7.98 shipping. Amazon has it for $54.06 + shipping.
Got an SRM 710 with a cool screw-set for $10. The set has a bunch of small hex and torx bits you don't normally find in tool kits.
MeSoHorny, I love that new Calypso. I'm kind of going back and forth between that and a Jason Breeden.
Wow! That was strange. I can't even find the price on that SOG Flash I now that I'm checking. Thanks for checking that rage. Amazon is hard to beat for the most part so I thought that was interesting. Anyway, I checked The Clymb and even their description of that SOG is off as well. Up front its a straight blade but in the detailed description, it's partially serrated.
That SRM 710 is a nice find. The tool set alone is at least worth that much.
Just saw this damascus endura on the spyderco website. Kind of ugly I think, but still a cool idea. I like the blade at least.
This is pretty sick too.
spyderco R Nishijin
Picked this Leek Rainbow up on ebay for $20. It was in pretty bad shape, plus the lock and speed safe open mech didn't work. Sent it off to Kersahw for $3 and walla, looks about 20 times better (for an 8 year old knife anyway).
Nice review on the chill. I told you so. $#@!ers
Last edited by rage-a-holic; 05-14-2012 at 06:37 PM.
Check out Kershaws, they make spring loaded ones that are pretty sweet.
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