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My MKM Isonzo arrived last night. Nice little knife. A little pricey but it is well made. No play in the blade. Ergonomics are very nice for a small knife. It’ll probably end up being the knife I carry in my camera bag as it is very lightweight.

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That CPM bladed one is tempting.  I've had an OG for 15 years.  I firmly dislike metal scales/frame, so that CF is tempting, too.
The Leek is a knife you have to be careful with the point, no question about it.  That point will do stuff a lot of knives won't, though


It’s definitely light as hell. The scales are also just a little bit wider than the metal frame only regular model which gives it slightly more to grip.

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1 hour ago, Anton Chigurh said:

 


It’s definitely light as hell. The scales are also just a little bit wider than the metal frame only regular model which gives it slightly more to grip.

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Oh my.  The extra width solves another of my complaints, that it's a little skinny.

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Finished the rough file work on my Searles style bowie blade. The original Rezin Bowie presentation knife made by Daniel Searles had an ebony grip. Lucky for me I have a good sized chunk of ebony I brought back from Senegal almost fifteen years ago. The accents were silver, so I'm going to have to try my hand at lost wax casting to make this piece as nice as possible. But for now I'm trying to finish up another leatherworking project, so this will probably take the back burner for a bit.

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I don't think it's properly hardened. While it did take a few hours to draw file all the forging marks out, it wasn't all that difficult. And the blade blank came from what was probably some backyard forge in India, so I'm not sure I would trust whether or not it is heat treated. I'll probably make a simple makeshift forge to heat treat it myself. I'm not too concerned with getting it perfect, as the early American knives weren't heat treated all that well compared to modern standards.

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Out of rep.  Ever look at the requirements for Journeyman and Master Smith at ABS?  Holy fuck.  They demand pretty awesome practical performance from pretty primitive methods.

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On 11/18/2019 at 10:28 AM, Anton Chigurh said:

PSA, Leeks are on sale today on Amazon.

 

I grabbed another regular one to throw in the camping box, and the carbon fiber handle one with the better CPM-154 steel, which is at its lowest price ever.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1660CF-Stonewashed-Reversible-Pocketclip/dp/B06XFGY89C

 

Orange handle

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1660OR-Bead-Blasted-High-Performance-SpeedSafe/dp/B00AU6NJLG

 

 

 

How much was that carbon fiber when you posted this? I'd love to get that for 20 or 30 off. Because I don't need it at all. But I hate heavy shit in my pockets. 

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How much was that carbon fiber when you posted this? I'd love to get that for 20 or 30 off. Because I don't need it at all. But I hate heavy shit in my pockets. 


$48. It’s great. I noticed that the Leek actually has three handle widths. CF is thickest, regular bead blasted scales is a little thinner, and the natural finish without scales is even thinner.

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On 11/19/2019 at 8:45 AM, TwiceHorn said:

Oh my.  The extra width solves another of my complaints, that it's a little skinny.

That's what she said....

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Not a pocket knife, but does anyone else have a Randall?  My godfather gave me this for HS graduation - he was related to the Randall family.  My best friend is turning 40 next year and I thought this would be a meaningful gift that he would appreciate.  I went to their website and they are currently on a 6 year backorder...  I always planned on getting my sons one for HS graduation as well, I guess I better get in line.

Mine is a 4.5" model 11 - Alaskan Skinner.  One of my prized possessions.  

 

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So for the Kershaw folks, what's your typical over-/under on the life of that little plastic "safety?"  I get about a month.  Kershaw will send you a few free every time you ask but they must ship from Neptune because it takes over a month to get them

 

I tend to just remove them (screw and all) once they break. But I have had a couple of the Speed Assists partially open in my pocket.  I mean, it's a $20 knife.

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35 minutes ago, The Royal We said:

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Not a pocket knife, but does anyone else have a Randall?  My godfather gave me this for HS graduation - he was related to the Randall family.  My best friend is turning 40 next year and I thought this would be a meaningful gift that he would appreciate.  I went to their website and they are currently on a 6 year backorder...  I always planned on getting my sons one for HS graduation as well, I guess I better get in line.

Mine is a 4.5" model 11 - Alaskan Skinner.  One of my prized possessions.  

 

Nice!  I love Randalls.

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33 minutes ago, Liquor and Poker said:

So for the Kershaw folks, what's your typical over-/under on the life of that little plastic "safety?"  I get about a month.  Kershaw will send you a few free every time you ask but they must ship from Neptune because it takes over a month to get them

 

I tend to just remove them (screw and all) once they break. But I have had a couple of the Speed Assists partially open in my pocket.  I mean, it's a $20 knife.

I have been through one on my Leek, but I don't carry it that much.  I have never had it open in my pocket.  Do you wind up closing it on the little lock?

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12 hours ago, The Royal We said:

I went to their website and they are currently on a 6 year backorder...  I always planned on getting my sons one for HS graduation as well, I guess I better get in line.

Mine is a 4.5" model 11 - Alaskan Skinner.  One of my prized possessions.  

 

NOTE: ORDERS ARE LIMITED TO ONE KNIFE PER HOUSEHOLD EVERY THREE MONTHS.
Orders received now are being scheduled for shipment in approximately 6 years.

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On 12/20/2019 at 11:28 AM, TwiceHorn said:

I have been through one on my Leek, but I don't carry it that much.  I have never had it open in my pocket.  Do you wind up closing it on the little lock?

Same here. I never use the lock and have never had it open up at all in my pocket. I've had it unlocked thousands of times while doing a lot of moving around, physical work and it's never come open. Sometimes it will lock itself in my pocket, but I haven't had the lock part itself break. 

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Friend of mine bought this Muela edition for his two sons, his brother, himself, and me....cool skinner & nice belt carry size. Damn thoughtful gift.

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