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Factors in Knife Collecting – The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 05)

The pasta makes me hungry. Well, it’s the same thing when I read a YouTube article and I see someone’s hand open and close a knife over and over, and I hear the sounds and I see them fondle it move it around in their hands. That is what has moved me to buy more knives than anything else in the last 10 years.

Welcome to the knife: junkie, podcast, your weekly dose of knife news and information about knives and knife collecting here’s your host Jim person involved the knife, junkie, DeMarco, hello, and welcome to the knife: junkie, podcast, I’m Jim person and I’m Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie.Com and We’ve got a good show for you today we’re a little fat and happy from the Thanksgiving holiday, but still hopefully we can trudge through this with all the turkey honest indeed James I in Jim, I’m sorry, I fell DJ.

Hey James was my middle names. I’m not your father. I ate myself into oblivion. I haven’t done that in a while I was uncomfortable and a real grouchy for half of thanks yeah. Well, I want to hear if you actually got to use any of your knives for Thanksgiving might be carving the turkey or something like that. You know I did yeah. I know you did coming up with Alexa. We’ve got a good show. We’ve got our normal couple of segments.

This one is going to be maintenance minute and we’ve got a ships in the night segment coming up, but this episode of the knife junkie podcast we’re kind of finished up with our knife 101. Although we may go back and talk about specifics, those kind of things I’m going back for a whole episode about the bowie or the kukri, or something like that, but today we’re going to kind of dive more into the knife.

Junkies collection come talk about some of the things that interest you about the knives why you started collecting the knives and why, specifically, some of these knives, so we’re going to have a good show coming up where we’ll dive into some of the knife junkie. Favorites to talk about right that Jim, but before we start, I got ta, ask you as always: what do you carry in today? What’s going to pop yeah, I’m a normal, a Swiss Army, Swiss Army knife nice? Did you use that over Thanksgiving a little bit with a knife or opening some boxes, and you know some packages of food and those kind of things all right, yeah right and I bet you found it was remark dull.

Yes, I’m just busted. No, you are your true, so today I got, I have a Victorinox. Actually I saw my I have this Victorinox camper that was gifted to me from my brother. He left it in that guitar case that he gave me well. I mentioned it in a previous. I finally got it sharpened up and lubed up, and I was going to give it back to my brother and he said no, that’s yours, so it’s it’s great to have him pocket a lot of tools, especially the corkscrew.

That’s right, yeah! Well, it sounds like my Swiss Army may have to go to you for the spa treatment out lysias, indeed the spa treatment. Everyone needs it now and again. I also have the spyderco patata on me today and when we talk about knife collecting grit and we get a little bit into how and why I knife collect this – is emblematic of this Spyderco patata beautiful knife. That looks very much like your typical Spyderco, except different in different angles, different handles and such.

But this really calls to me because it comes from the island of Sardinia in Italian island, and so I had to get it because I’m Italian extraction and I get sentimental about things and knife collecting – is one of them. So I’ll talk about that. Alright, alright and of course we have in your pocket – oh oh yeah, as always right in my hip, my waistband at 3 o’clock is the pink cold steel broken skull with the snaggletooth wave opener on it yeah just in case this right and maybe one day we’ll Talk about why you always carry them, because that’s a constant, like my Swiss Army knife is mine.

Yeah! That’s one of your three that you always carry exactly yeah, but you did get a new knife we’re going to talk about in the ships in the night segment. Coming up, we also have our maintenance minute, which is coming up momentarily slip-joint pivot care, which should be a good one. But I’m really interested in hearing about how the knife junkie got started in collecting knives and talk about some of your knives in our main show segment, which is coming up after our maintenance, minute you’re listening to the knife, junkie, podcast and now it’s time.

For this week’s maintenance minute part of a knife, junkies calling is the maintenance and loving care of the knives he or she carries and uses ubiquitous to modern folding knife construction is the ability for the end user to take the thing apart, maintain it down to its Component parts, often we take our knives apart to get to know them better to clean out the works and improve the action you know make it ours, but that’s not so easy to do with most traditional knives, which are pinned together.

I mean when was the last time you took a part of slip-joint and then got it back together. So how do you improve the action on a slip, joint or otherwise, pinned together, pocket knife? Well, here’s what I do in the absence of purpose-built knife lubricants. I use gun oil on my pinned knife pivots. I figure gun oil is created for metal parts that move at higher rates of speed and in way more physically stressful situations, so it should be more than adequate for a grandpa knife.

I applied the gun oil liberally to the knife Tang in the closed position in the half opened and fully open positions, then holding the blade with a doubled over rag and then holding the handle. In my other hand, I open and close the blade quickly, never fully closing it, but working the oil around the pivot. With the repeated motion, then I stop and mop away the blackened oil as it uses from the back spring, then open and close again open and close open and close.

That’s it, starting with generous amounts of oil, and lots of motion really helps to clear out dirt and grit from the pivot, thus improving the action you can tell by how black the used oil gets. If you really want to get OCD about it, keep it this process until the oil comes back clear, then you know you’ve done all you can for the action of the pivot. On that traditional or pinned pocket knife. That’s this week’s maintenance minute and now more of the knife junkie, podcast all right, we’re back on the knife.

Junkie, podcast follow up on the maintenance minute there. Bob the slip-joint pivot care, the the the oil that you use is that commonplace yeah pretty much anywhere, can get it anywhere. I got mine at Dick’s Sporting Goods. It’s hops number! Nine is what I use mocha. It’s just you get any sort of gun, cleaning, kit or rifle kit and they’ll have a lubricant in there. It goes with a little spray, nozzle kind of like wd-40, okay, you can approximate accuracy with it all right and of course, you can get it online sure.

You Amazon and okay. Well, if you’d like to get some knife, oil or any of the other stuff, maybe some strapping materials that we talked about. I think on last last episode go to Amazon, the knife junkie, calm and you can get all your supplies there and help support the podcast. We do get a small Commission, but it does not increase the price you pay so just show some love to the show. Amazon, the knife junkie.

Com. So let’s talk about knives Bob all right! Well, your collection! Why did you get into it that gun when I think about my collecting the base theme that comes up is needs versus once, and I come every time to the depressing conclusion that my needs list is very short. My wants list is a very long right. Actually, knives are something that I really actually work into my life. I really I’m kind of depressed to say this Jim, but in a way I could probably get by with just that Swiss Army knife – hmm, I mean it has so many different more tours than that than Ives.

I prefer to collect Brian and the knives that have prestige, so to speak. So if we were just going by needs, I could probably just have a Victorinox classic like the tiny one I have on my keychain burn and get along fine right. But it’s not a matter of that! No wants come into it and I think what you have to do before you admit that you’re, a knife collector is admit us to a certain amount of materialism, these knives, that we collect that we’d love.

To have that we love to carry multiples on and fondle. These things are just things. There are things that we don’t really need, but there is an appeal to how much care goes into their design right, how much care goes into their manufacture and and then the thought of something that will outlive you, because you know you hear about heirloom quality knives Right everything you see here in front of you, even the cheapest plastic thing is heirloom quality.

It’s all going to outlast you, even the even the $ 20 cold steel right. It’s going to outlast you right, but we talked about in the interests, show double zero and kind of you know who we are getting to know you. That kind of thing. Your background has a lot to do with it kind of the art interest and and the art that you have and that you do as well as the martial art training that you do so. A lot of these factors also lead to some of the collectability for at least view of some of the knives that you collect right, actually you’re keying into something very important, and, and that is justification.

I I’ve always been aware of my highly advanced sense of justification. So if I thought something I can come up with great arguments to maybe I should have been a lawyer too. Then we wouldn’t be sitting here talking, but you’d have a huge like exactly about the meter when I’m suffering right now. I’m sure you have plenty plenty, but but it’s this it’s this idea that justifying your purchase as an artist.

I am justified in buying knives that that a lot of design care has gone into yeah. I I am justified as an artist to buy. You know a crazy looking knife like the ZT 0 0 5 5, which basically looks like a stealth jet. It’s got all these facets and angles and it’s uncomfortable in the hand and everything else, but I love it. But who cares so as an artist? It’s justified that purchase is justified now, as a martial artist.

All of the Emerson knives I buy are justified all the combative knives, all of the crazy cold steel knives that you know are all overkill, they’re all justified by the fact that Jim, I know what I’m doing with a knife right and their sorbet. The zombies may attack and you’ll need it. Well, you know you laugh, but it’s the truth, they’re right, so why why else collect knives? I mean we kind of touch on this and the intro section getting tuned up.

Your intro show getting to know you, but why again collect knives and – and I know you focused on a couple of categories because they’re you know the weapon functionality, maybe the uniqueness of design or their other particulars for you that then to your collection well to others. Okay, one of them is pure sentimentality. That is someone buys me a knife. Someone knows I’m a knife knife guy and they buy me something, and even if I don’t like it or isn’t a knife, I would pick out for myself.

I hold it dear. I love it, I’m not forget right. How many times do you just get an Amazon gift card which is also cool because you can purchase knives with it right I mean right. You know it’s nice to see someone thought the deeper and brought you that gift. So sentimentality is a big no-no. Unser Burt, you know, I told you, I’m Italian, so sentimentality kind of comes with the package and also my my well I’m a user to.

I mean as much as I as I downplay that, because I’m not working on an oil rig or you know, a cattle rancher, I still do use my knives in my sprawling backyard estate. You know, and so there are some knives, like my tops, knives. My texts creeks my Ontario machete, my cold steel Vacarro. These are knives that I use outside. I mentioned them in previous podcast. Those are my backyard knives and – and I actually do a lot of work with them.

So in essence, I could have a four knife collection and actually be happy and be able to get by right, well, you’d be able to get by. Yes, I’m going to be happy, so also do I’m going. Let me interrupt you one thing: I’m realizing now, as I get older, I’ve become more interested in history and a lot of the knives that I get are based on historic modernized versions, modernized interpretations of historical knives like Matata, I’m carrying in my in my pocket today.

This is a this is a modern take by Spyderco on a traditional Sardinian, folding pocket knife that people in sardinia have carried for generations, and it’s used for everything from cutting cheese to you know protecting yourself. I would assume right – and there is an appeal to that. Personally, do to my ethnic link, but also it is an interesting variation on a typical Spyderco design. You have this low whistle variation.

Well, you have this raised hump at the back of the spine, for you to put your thumb on this thumb around usually Spyderco chimps that puts uh puts encryption there so that your thumb doesn’t slip. They left that off there. This sort of leaf-shaped blade is very typical of a spider coat, but here you see this abrupt angle change here to that very, very pointy tip. That is a reference to the original.

The original patada knife this. So this is a very spider coat interpretation of the patata knife and, as you can see, there’s the the trademark round opening right now. What is that for this is for opening the blade. So you just put your thumb in that hole: okay and yours no out, but there are other ways you can flick it right with your thumb. You can flick it with your middle finger and then you can do what’s called a Spidey drop, which is just hold the blade and drop it.

Oh, my these are all these are all emblematic of that whole, but also you’ve got this beautifully. Sculpted g10 handle. If you can see how that is radiused, so the handle is contoured and rounded, and that takes a lot of machine time, so that goes into the cost of the knife, etc, so that the historical aspect of knives is and is an interesting Avenue more collecting. I think, on all the little different features that you talked about, I’m thinking just off the top of my head.

There could be tens of hundreds of variations on a knife by tens of dozens of manufacturers of knives. I mean you know yes, yes, yes, I mean, and and if you go into blade, HQ and just go down that rabbit hole, you will see them all yeah. It is a great big, wide world of knives, and the funny thing is, is you know before 10 years ago or 15 years ago, before YouTube and and the popularization of holding knives? Just through the reading? You know Jim, I read a movie like The Godfather too, and they eat pasta on that one scene where they decide they’re going to they’re, going to knock off Don Cheech and just reading them eat.

The pasta makes me hungry. Well, it’s the same thing when I read a YouTube article and I see someone’s hand open and close a knife over and over, and I hear the sounds and I see them fondle it moving it around in their hands. That is what has moved me to buy more knives than anything else in their last 10 years. I’m a sucker alright, so you want that knife, yeah and then reading. It makes me Jones for that night right.

You know, then you go buy that knife yeah. It’s well, there is a keeping up with the Joneses aspect. You know every new every new year right, all the manufacturers come out with cool new designs and you want, and you see, other people have it and in a way you want it to because it looks so good to hold into flip like they do in the Riviera’s gotcha, but really the question is: are you keeping up with the Joneses or are you just Jones it like like, like a knife junkie, you know so when we’re talking about collecting knives, am I better off as a knife newbie to start collecting brand-new knives? As you say, they’re coming out with new models every year, they’ve got new, handles or covers, or the Christmas edition those kind of thing, or am I better off as a a collector to look at older knives, maybe knives that have been used, I mean, is there – Is there you three different perspectives? Are they, through the word collective in in air quotes, and I’m just wondering demon collector as someone who who is collecting for the value and for the possible resale value? Or you know, my collection is totally personal.

It’s my taste Sandra and that kind of thing I never buy anything with the with the thought that I’m going to yeah well, seeing that’s where I’m coming at it differently, because I have not yet developed the knife Jones yeah yeah, the knife junkie. Yet so so it’s something! That’s that’s interesting point, though, that you bring up some some people do that they wait for the new drops. They buy it immediately and then turn it around on the secondary market and sell it for a much inflated price and in a way, they’re doing people who didn’t jump on that drop, a service and supplying it.

But it’s also kind of, I think it’s kind of seen as a little sleazy, just a little opportunistic and and and I don’t know if that supply and demand yeah. But I remember Jim, you showed me a article of a man who bought some hundred odd Randall made knives for twelve hundred bucks yeah, and that was a killing he made yeah, but some might think maybe you should have spent a little more. But then again, if that’s what the person was asking, I yeah it’s a hard line when you’re buying and reselling, because you want to try to be fair with people, but it’s not my job to price your items, everybody always says.

Well, what do you offer me for it and I say no, it’s your stuff, I don’t know what it’s worth. So you tell me a price and whatever their price is I’ll, be honest with you, it’s always too high. I will never pay what they say. Right is their initial offering you know, so I always come down from there that you want to see where they’re starting that’s their starting point and I always come down from there yeah and I’m sure that gentleman did quite a bit of negotiating before you walk up With a hundred Randall date knives, but no, but so collecting so for your purpose, yeah for buying and selling career purposes.

Jim, I would. I would take a look at what people really like what the most popular knives are: opponent stance, the Spyderco paramilitary. It’s probably the most popular knife out there I mean just everything is compared to that to a great degree and it has endless variations of color and steel material, and so you could, you could decide. Well, I’m going to start making money on buying and selling paramilitaries.

There’s a whole crowd of people out there who love that knife and collect that knife. So I don’t think it’s sleazy to inject yourself into into a community of buyers and sellers from one-thirty draw knife right. Well, you most people specialize in something and then you know they start with something and then they branch out from there. So right, you know it’s kind of what I did am I buying and selling.

You know we’ve kind of started with one thing to specialize in it before I moved on to another category. Of course, you don’t really turn down a good bargain or good buy if you come across it and something that you’re not familiar with, but which doesn’t tend to specialize in certain things right. So the Spyderco or military tactical kind of knives might be a a good place to start for someone looking for investment potential or buying and selling, and to to kind of increase their collection yeah.

Yes, I think, if you, you can always resell a paramilitary team. That’s the model, that’s a good point: you there there are certain knives, you can always sell and certain knives you’re not going to lose too much money on. In my experience, the zero tolerance and ives always resell for a nice price. Okay, but one thing I wanted to get to before we before we veer is part of my collecting compulsion.

Is I get enthusiastic about the designs of certain designers and makers and their designs just resonate with me? Okay, you know in us in a way that you cannot put your finger on. Okay, tell me tell me just just like any great part, for instance designer of this knife. This is a 0 for 6 to buy ZT designed by dimitri syncovich she’s, a belarusian designer and maker, who makes incredibly in, in my estimation, incredibly beautiful, knives, incredibly beautiful designs, but without Kershaw and their and their upscale ZT models.

I would never be able to afford anything of his. I wouldn’t be able to have I own three of his designs. I would never be able to have them in my pocket without that opportunity. Same goes for this. This is a bokor lateralis. It’s a beautiful knife by JB stout. These are custom, fully custom knives unless you buy this production version and they go for 1,500 bucks. I can’t do that Wow, but I can do $ 60 from bokor.

So all these not this, this knife – this is the an automatic knife. I’ve mentioned it before it’s the protec rocaille and this checks two boxes in my collecting categories. It’s unique in that it’s my only side, opening automatic and it’s designed by Les George, a knife maker and designer that I really admire whose knives are a little bit out of my reach. But this protec is not so. These designers have collaborations with production companies, and it’s a really good thing, and you can.

You can put together a really nice collection of really state-of-the-art top-end designs without breaking the bank run ompletely right, I mean yeah interesting point. Maybe at some point a future show be kind of interesting to talk about designers and designs, and you know how does one become a top knife designer I mean you know some of those things, but the interesting question that popped in my mind when you were talking About the designers and a couple of the knives like this one here, you pointed to which one was this one: that’s the ZT, 0.

4. 6. Okay, it doesn’t look like any of the other knives you brought with you. It’s got more of a kind of Lanka. It’s almost like a bent handle you, I mean it’s kind of a you know, kind of comes up to a point in the middle kind of it’s got a little slight angle. It’s it’s kind of, futuristic, modernistic. You know it’s got kind of a cool shape, cool design. At what point does the designer design come back to what the collector wants or the the end user needs and a knife? I mean: how does that mesh together, hi? That is a very good question.

So, even though this knife, the 0 for 6, as you mentioned it, has this upswept persian style blade, it’s got this sort of bent pistol grip, handle. It presents the blade at an interesting angle in your hands. It’s got all these chamfers and this beautiful material. To me, I look at this and I see a designer who was successful in expressing himself in a product. It’s a very graceful if there’s nothing on this knife to Nene.

That looks out of place to my eye, but then you take a look at this knife, which is also a zero tolerance, maybe a bit of a fanboy, but I love zero tolerance. This is designed by a Brazilian designer called Gustavo to Cheney or searching not sure, and this is the zero zero five five and this knife. It looks like a stealth fighter to me as a Star Wars, like look almost like a jet fighter. Yeah, it’s got angles and facets.

It’s got an unnecessarily but beautifully compound ground blade. It’s got this unique opening mechanism, it’s like a flipper, but it was inspired by the the trigger mechanism of a revolver, and so this is 100 % about the expression of the design. The designer was going for something unique, obviously, and they really came up with it. But when you open it when the end user opens it this very, very, very pointy, but which you definitely break glass with digs into your palms, the the jimping and the hard edge on the side of this little triggering mechanism that opens the blade is, is pretty Stout and and it kind of hurts your fingers and then you have to pull back hard enough, that it jams this into your hand and what I’m getting at is.

Is it’s not the most comfortable thing to deploy and then, when it’s open, it’s really only comfortable in this standard forward grip, you put it in reverse grip. You got this sharp thing on your thumb. You know it’s just you put it in. I guess you could use it in this grip to this reverse grip, but my point is: this: did not take much into account with the end users, comfort. This was way more about producing a really unique and cool-looking knife that functions and, and this checks all the boxes, so is that that one built more for just the collectability versus usability? Yes, this is pocket jewelry yeah.

You know. This is something that I, this is new to me Jim, so I I know that I’m going to carry it right, but it won’t be. It won’t be one that I carry after the after the honeymoon phase. I won’t carry it that much because it is more of a showpiece okay, and so you collect both functional and usable as well as design. Aesthetic, yes, yeah. Okay, all right a lot more we could get into. I guess need to kind of wrap it up here before we get into our ships on the night, where you’re going to talk about a new knife in your collection, the ZT double zero 55 and what we’re just talking about.

We are talking about how you want to kind of wrap up this. This section here on your collection and kind of talking about needs versus wants, and in user in user need versus this designer. Okay, apparently had some come some needs of himself. It doesn’t necessarily translate philia needs of his own all right. Well, this is going to sound a little self-serving, but once you get over the weirdness of being a collector because it is weird and I’ll give you a, for instance, a dear old friend of mine, may she rest in peace, had a beautiful office and around her Beautiful office she had a collection of little glass penguins that I always thought was odd, might include penguins because I like them, they make me happy okay, yeah, and I thought that was weird and then one day I looked at my pocket knife collection.

I realized wait! A sec I collect the pocket knives. That makes you happy, though, either they make me happy and most people probably think it’s weirder than collecting glass penguins. So once you admit that you’re a collector once you admit your knife junky once once you admit your knife junky, then then the world really opens up to you. You can start start looking for what do I need and buy that stuff? What do I really like? What do I really want, and you can start budgeting things out? It’s a it’s a huge knife world and you can these designs by these designers.

If you’re interested in them, they can mostly you can get most of them for a budget to mid-range to high-end production. All the way to to custom so that the world is really opened up to collect we’d like to hear from you about what you collect. What you look for in a knife is it I want it or I need it or are there certain designers? You look for give us a call on the listener line at seven, two, four or four six, six, four, four, eight seven at seven, two, four, four, six, six, four, four, eight seven! Let us know kind of what you collect, why you collect them, and you may hear your cell phone upcoming issue or episode of the knife.

Junkie, podcast, that’s right and all opinions are welcome, buy, sell trade, keep the addiction healthy and justified ships in the night. My recent purchase of the zero tolerance, zero zero five five, a collaboration with innovative Brazilian knife maker Gustavo two Cheney – was born purely of FOMO or fear of missing out ZT announced it would be discontinuing the manufacturer of the zero zero five five and all the online Retailers started announcing a sale price on it, so its purchase became a moral imperative.

I collect knives for three basic purposes, one as weapons, two as users and three for their design. This third purpose design includes different and unique designs from makers whose custom knives. I cannot afford the ZT zero zero. Five five falls squarely in this category. It looks like no other knife in your collection unless you have a custom, airborne folder on which it was based. The very sculpted and angular titanium handle looks like a futurist painting and the compound ground blade looks like the wing of some future stealth fighter.

It also employs two cheney zone: s LT flipping mechanism, a spring-loaded triggering mechanism inspired by the internals of a Smith & Wesson revolver. Ok, let’s get this out of the way it’s a ZT, which means it’s centered blade is razor. Sharp lockup is rock-solid. There’s zero blade play and the fit and finish is outstanding. Deployment is interesting. Different I’ve heard reviewers indicate that once you ready the spring-loaded SLT flipper, it deploys like a regular flipper.

Well, I beg to differ the blade whips out for sure, but it feels like an extra mechanical element of the retractable trigger slows it down just slightly. Adding to this is the extra sound that comes from the trigger spring slapping it back into place, concurrent with lockup. I, like it, this knife sounds cool, but it’s different from a regular flipper. Together, all these unique elements make one super cool super uncomfortable pocket knife.

I would consider this a problem if I intended the ZT 0, 0, 5 5 to be a user rather than pocket. Jewelry, which is what it is when the blade is deployed – and you have the knife in a standard forward grip, it’s good to go, but the Devils in the deployment when pulling the SLT flipper, which requires a strong light switch motion. You may experience finger discomfort from the triggers small size, hard edges and jimping.

You also may find discomfort in the quite pointy handle, but digging deeply into your palm as you study it to flip, but hey it’s a knife and an art knife at that. So it’s all on me, I’m no mama Luke! I can take a look at a picture of a pointy and angular knife handle and know it’s not just going to melt in my hand and feel great. But the damn thing feels great to my eyes and to my need for endless variety and uniqueness, and that’s why I bought it and that’s why I’ll keep it.

Nonetheless, the secondary market prices go through the roof, and I find I’m sitting on a gold mine how’d. You like that upgrade on ships in the night. Now here’s more of the knife, junkie, podcast, all right Bob, the zt0 0:55 got a letter airtime in this show being the ships of the night. We talked about it a lot in the the main part of the show, but you know again pretty cool-looking my thing: yeah, I’m in the honeymoon phase.

Jenna, that’s what happens about okay, so wrapping up your collection, but really this is for all knife collectors that we’re talking about just kind of using yours as a point of reference needs wants in user needs. Designer needs a lot of factors, the aesthetics, how it looks, how it feels how it uses kind of kind of wrap it up for us when we’re talking about knife collecting in a broad sense. Okay, I feel, like I covered most of that stuff, pretty well what I, what I would like to say is that to people who are new to collecting, don’t forget, there’s a vibrant, secondary market, look at blade forums.

Look at the usual suspects network. There are plenty of places to buy knives used, look at eBay. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on a previously loved knife and to really try out and you might not want to drop the full the whole cost on a branding knife. So don’t forget about the secondary market. Mark also, don’t forget that you can sell knives that you have that you don’t use that you don’t want anymore on that same market, just join blade forums and just be straightforward with people.

Let them know exactly what they’re buying when you describe it, make sure that when you buy a knife, you keep the box and all the internal paperwork, all the all the stuff that comes with another and then, if you think you might be selling it down the Road because you’re just buying it to try it out. Well, don’t use it too hard right. You know and be straight straight forward with Bieber or Telenor.

He got and call the knife chunky. If you don’t want to call the listener line. You have a question comment. Please seven two four, four: six, six, four four eight seven Bob mentioned eBay. If you’re looking for a knife on ebay, you can visit ebay, the knife, junkie.Com, that’s ebay, dot the knife junkie.Com and find your your used or collectible knives there, and I may find find a good bargain. Thanks for listening to episode, number five of the knife – junky podcast, i’m jim person and i’m bob DeMarco thanks for listening and please give us a visit at the knife junkie.

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Saturday Knife Live-Slipjoint Edition Take 2

We will see how this goes later: woodland, there’s more stool, sweet stewardess here, almost buddy, almost how’s it going Grom, is here sweet how you doing buddy very cool Donnie’s here, excellent how’s. Everybody doing tonight I just got home. Well I, at home, a little while ago I had a banquet to go to this afternoon. I’m doing well, my friend I am doing well.

I hope you are too that’s good Marshall. So I get home. Wife wasn’t home yeah. I am too woman, I’m really hoping the Wi-Fi behaves itself tonight. I’d really like to do this, so it’s all right, Stuart, there’s always next time right but yeah. So this is take two of the Saturday Night Live slip-joint Edition. I know, but Marshall will probably recognize a couple on the table and I don’t think I have anybody in here.

Just yeah. Well yeah. I guess Stuart. That is a slip joint, so I have to know that one locks I can’t put that one in there. That’s got a locking blade, yeah bummer. I almost got one on there for you, Stuart yeah, yeah, great yeah girl. There is a lot of red on the table very true and I will be completely honest with you and uh-huh. A lot of the red ones were well not a lot, I guess maybe half-and-half forgiving to me.

No, I think I bought most of yeah yeah, there’s a lot of red yeah this one Mike traveler you take about that one. The case that’s a great little knife. I love that, but I will I will tell you guys that Wow, like I said my wife’s, not home right now when she does get home. I do have something I need to tell her, so I might have to step out real, quick. Well, I’ll give you a topic that y’all can talk about.

If that happens, the advances of Western civilization from 1945 to 1960 that’ll be your topic when I jump up, if I have to so what do you mean? You only recognized one knife on the whole table buddy, which one you recognize the eslint line is nice. Marshall is responsible for me, giving giving me a couple on the table he’s responsible for me buying one. That’s on the table. Oh yeah, hey Doug, how you doing buddy good to see you so? Oh the Bushmaster, okay, yeah yeah, the Bushmaster definitely got my my homemade patina job on there a little bit a little bit of mustard smeared on there.

I just wanted to see what it would do and I’ll kind of like the Tiger striping. I got there and they’re kind of reminds me of a perch belly too. So I kind of did the whole glob and then I did the streaks on it. I, like the streaks, much better, just kind of playing around, but it’s kind of fun. I just did my uh, it’s not on the table, but I just did my up and all number six. I wrapped that in a you know, paper towels, soaked in vinegar and put a patina on that, so that’s kind of fun.

Yeah I mean dude for a what you know you can, if you get them on the BOGO they’re, a five dollar knife, probably probably one of the better five dollar knives you’re going to buy the Bushmaster. So, let’s see, oh here’s one that Marshall is responsible for me buying and I am very glad he showed this to me. It’s the lion steel net, just a gorgeous gorgeous knife. I absolutely love that blade. I mean that’s pretty much the you know the nine forty Osborn style blade tanto.

They look very, very similar and well here. Let me let me grab it real, quick, it’s right here, the 940. The first time I saw one it became my Grail. I got one see there, I got the 940 and it was alone, and Marshall is like Oh check this knife out. Oh yeah yeah, I guess I’ll be buying one of those too I’m darn it right. There we go trying to get to focus. The blades are very similar, really trying not to cut myself here, but I’m trying to also make it focus there.

We go very similar blades. I just love that blade style, yeah, cutting garlic, sure, hey Jett. What’s that buddy yeah, that lions steal juniors here yeah that line steel is very sweet, so not Marshall! Marshall is responsible for that one and I think you buddy, because yeah I’m so glad about that doc. What’s happening: CRKT secant, Oh okay! I put too many letters in there right at first. I thought you see those it’s CRKT uh.

This is another knife that I really love. Yes, it’s red as well, but oh, the bull nose. Yes, indeed, number 71 bull nose from GE see. I have not picked up a bull Buster John, from Grateful panic, yeah he’s responsible for this one because he lent me a bull nose to review and, like oh yeah, hope we get one of those real soon and I did great great knife. I mean this one. This one’s pretty much perfect for my hand.

I know the bull Buster, the number 21 – that knife would probably be better for larger hands, so yeah great great knife. I love that one well Buster’s kind of big for the pocket. Yeah I mean I could see that. I might never viewed the bull Buster to our good buddy, a secret-agent BH. Let me his to review and I could see you know it did definitely have to be a pocket dropper. I mean it was okay, I didn’t mind it in the pocket, but I get where you’re coming from Marshall.

The bull nose is a much better pocket friendly knife for sure yeah, they’re, Caribbean blue case is really nice man, I’d really like the color on that. Oh, you got an imperial den här sweet, very cool. Oh you didn’t miss a whole lot. Did you see the hot that dear I’ll show that real, quick cuz we just got started, but there’s the hot net Marshall made me buy. First time you heard the buck for the pocket dropper.

This is a nice girl from the party you wish they would make a smaller bullnose. Really that’s interesting smaller than that huh. Hmm ad for baron. Do you ever review custom knives um? I have not a lot um. I really only have one custom yeah again III have a clover knife works. I think I did it in a. I think I read that one I’m alive. Didn’t I 46 to 56. Oh, an old one, Wow! Well, that could be Jer or not gr.

Huh Jeff! You! If you got a knife like that. Well then, hey good on your brother, hey blue collar, how you doing buddy, Ozark yo man, how you doing man glad to have you always glad to have you as he did you can make it that is truer. Smaller bono saw Buster jr. There we go. I mean I get, I mean it’s a little smaller, not a lot. I got this case. Sod-Buster jr., my good buddy Larry, gave me this one.

I mean no, I mean it’s a tad smaller this one. I mean no just this comparison, so I really do like the sod-buster pattern. I love that pattern in a in a slip, joint, hey just in time how you doing hmm, that’s awesome, Jer, very cool you just like basically, a GEC sod-buster, jr., gotcha, yeah right huh. You’ve been drinking again well join the club brother, I’m drinking on a little bit of a lesion men’s room original red.

That’s like my homage to Grateful panic, that’s what I’m drinking so the handling huh! Okay, very cool! Oh well! I mean there’s not that much of a difference between those two I mean. That’s really the only good comparison. I have I mean my my slip joint, I mean you’re. Looking at all my slip joint, so I mean Mike said my collection. Isn’t that extensive? So that’s just the that’s just a comparison I have to make Eric so yeah.

Reds are good blue-collar. Now, when you say red beer, I mean this is a red yeah, but when I think of when somebody uses the term red beer, I think of beer with tomato juice in it, you know some people do Clamato or something like that. I personally like Bloody Mary Mix, so no, you can never have too enough knives a little Orange Crush. I got something I saw that in the fridge Woodley I like some orange Krush everyone, so on no, no Marshall, it’s it does not have that.

Where is he? I don’t know I don’t know where he’s at yeah, hey Rick, how you doing buddy yeah yeah gross. What’s gross! No, I don’t well. I will drink red beer with tomato juice, but I prefer Bloody Mary makes something like you know, Coors Light or something like that. But like not a good beer, of course but and no head, so don’t be offended that I say Bud Light and Coors. I aren’t good beers, it’s just.

I can’t bring them. I can’t drink quarters later but like Street, so I just can’t do it? No! No! Oh, I don’t have a Camillus, but I don’t have my work knife either Stewart that’s down in my bag, doggone it my Maxim my maxim sailors knife. I don’t have that on the table doggone it. I forgot that one Browns are good. Hey another nice guy. How you doing buddy yeah yeah, we’re doing okay for now, Rick we’ll keep your fingers crossed cross her for years crushed toes! Oh, there goes.

Somebody said something, and now it’s starting to tweak out on me. Hopefully you guys are I’m getting a circle of death over here, so hopefully you guys aren’t yeah. I can’t drink, but like blue collar. I just can’t I drink two of them when I wake up with a headache: okay, good! Well, it’s not I’m not seeing the same thing I was seeing last week. So as long as this is usually what happens. My picture goes out, but I still have the chat feed.

So I’m, okay with that, I don’t need to see myself, hey Thomas, how you doing buddy good to see you all right. Well, we’ll just keep going and not worry about it! Didn’t y’all yell at me if it starts going funky, but this is a knife that I really I really was surprised back when we had our Secret Santas, Oh in the shark spa in in Jimmy slashes. I this as a Secret Santa gift for somebody. It’s the Reich m11 m11 B to be exact, and when I got it I I did open it to make sure the knife was okay and everything – and I was like duh gone – that’s a cool knife, so it wasn’t very long and yeah.

I got myself one, but it’s kind of a cool little knife I mean yeah, it’s got a glass breaker, it’s nothing, but it does have tweezers. I’ve got good sized tweezers on it and it does have a pocket clip. You can take the pocket clip off. If you want to, but oh no, I just it feels really good in hand. It’s got g10, but the chickens almost got like a micarta ish feel to it a little bit, and I really dig this little guy yeah.

I mean a pocket clip on a slip. Joint, I know that’s not really. You know it’s not really a thing, but I just really liked the way it felt it felt really good in the hand. So, oh, let’s see what are some other gifts here. Oh where’s, the this one, that’s a gift right. There cool little canoe, it’s the only canoe. I have in my collection a little rough rider’ canoe like they’re, green, oh man. I wish Tojo was here.

I got a green eye for him. Well, here’s another one! I just got. This was a gift. This one came from Jay this one came along with the blind Revere knife that I still have to do, but it’s a Roper knives sell beli, buy American Buffalo knife and tool so cool little sob le knife digging it. What am I missing in the chat? Something’s problem, the knife is green yeah. I know, but so awesome awesome knife.

This one is a fantastic. This gift. This is a gift for my family for Christmas. This is an absolutely gorgeous knife. It’s I remember correctly. It’s perlite. It’s not real pearl, it’s fake Peru, but that’s all right. It’s an absolutely gorgeous gorgeous knife. If I have a safe Queen, this is it. This is a very, very special knife that doesn’t come out very often very, very gorgeous knife yeah. It’s it’s! It’s just absolutely gorgeous and I’m getting fingerprints all over and mucking it all up, but it’s just that those slanted bolsters on it very very nice, just a gorgeous gorgeous knife overall yeah that one stays that one stays kind of tucked away.

Yeah I was, I was pretty well blown away when I got that one, just a beautiful, beautiful knife, Coraline, that’s what it is. It’s white pearl coral on handle, so beautiful one. Second guys! Sorry! I couldn’t tell if my wife was home yet or not. Let’s see what else we have oh here we go this one Zacks in the house. What’s up buddy this one comes from my good buddy jr., another gorgeous gorgeous knife.

Oh man, that orange camel bone just Oh 43 want orange camel wound wow. That thing is just sexy: I’m usually not a big fan of orange, but that’s just sexy to me. Man she’s a gorgeous gorgeous knife overall and then I’m blinding you. This got that polished, bleed sweet knifed. Such awesome awesome people in this community. Let’s see what else I bought this one, I love the. I love the shield on that one case: doctor’s knife, American flag shield, nice little slender knife cut the cutting blade, got the pill.

Crusher pill, Smasher right there. That’s definitely nothing wrong with the camera. On that one Stuart, that’s all red and there’s the marble. Sowbelly Marshall gave me that one as well believe you gim me this is when the oh, you gave me this one, but it was this. The canoe and blue all at the same time, wasn’t it if I remember correctly well, that is true. That’s the crusher you’re right, Stuart, that’s the crusher part, but this marble cell belly.

I mean it’s a lot like the Roper knives, so Billy! So hey guys. Do me a favor, I will be right back like I said your topic for discussion, the. What did I say it was something between 1945 and 1960s. Just talk about between 1945 and 1919 60 be right back guys. Okay, I’m back I’m back. They go Stuart. There’s my sailor’s knife, I ran and got it there. You go sorry guys. I mean to do that to you. Yeah forget about forty five to six in nineteen sixty, I’m back.

I had to run downstairs that I needed to give you something to talk about. So he’s like, but there you go Stuart. That’s my maximum sailor’s knife. I mean it’s just a cheap little knife. There’s nothing, there’s absolutely nothing special about this knife, but it gets a lot of work. I put it through a lot ground it up. Did I wash my hands now I wash my hands, but I do have one sailors knife Stuart, that’s it so.

I know I should probably feel bad. Let’s see what else that’s are pretty. I like this guy, this cigar whittler another Rough Rider um. Oh, I can’t remember the model on this one shoot the model was it seen on here. Oh man, yeah you’ll have to. I do apologize guys, but remembering model numbers. I really really terrible at I my mind just doesn’t work, but I do like that. I do like that shape. What’s the ring, what ring Donny? Are you talking to me or somebody else? I got ta catch up here.

We didn’t even get to my birthday man, I’m missing something. What ship did I serve? One is that is that question. For me, Thomas, oh, that you trying to let that well this you can use it for splicing. You can use it for splicing rope yeah! That’s what I use it for splicing rope! Oh well! You know what this knife actually didn’t serve on a ship. I actually got this one after I got out of the Navy yeah, but the ship’s I served on uh.

I served on the USS Philadelphia, the USS Augusta, the USS Pittsburgh, the USS Hyman G rickover, the USS Salt Lake City and the USS Nevada. Those are all the ships I served on, Thomas. Oh sorry, I had to get a drink after that. Well, that’s good! Oh! This was a gift from John over a grateful panic. This Rough Rider cotton sampler when he gave this to me. That was the first time I’d ever seen a cotton sampler blade believe it or not.

Well, thank you thomas. I greatly appreciate it. Your uncle was on Roosevelt. That’s cool cheeks pick a boat already hey that wasn’t me brother. That was the Navy. Sending me all over the place. I didn’t have a choice: yeah Jeff was a jet, was a marine la chaise and LHD. Sure yeah John give me that that buckshot bone I like the way that looks now the only the only issue with buckshot bone is you can get some uneven parts like right there on the pin.

You know where the pins go through just depends on one of those buck shots. Our butt feels good in hand. Good grip ability, oh yeah, when he sent that to me. That was the first time I’d ever seen the cotton sampler blade. So I thought that was really cool. I don’t believe so Rick. I don’t know anything about that. You and Chad yeah the monitor uh my mos uh. Well, it was submarine summer that sort of was our Killman.

I was a submarine sonar technician. No, I am NOT a red dragon, I’m a blue nose, the only one I am as a blue nose, I’m not a I’m, not a shell back, I’m not a golden dragon. I’m not! The only thing I got was blue nose and for result for those of you that don’t know being a blue nose just means I was across the Arctic Circle, so I have ringing in my ears a lot Stewart. I do yes, yes indeed, it was. You are correct.

That is correct. That was our gentlemen. Are you sho back yeah? That’s cool this starter to get into the traditional knives me personally, my opinion. Rick. If you want pretty good, I mean pretty decent quality and the not expensive price. Any Rough Rider is a really good choice: they’re inexpensive they’re they’re, pretty solid. You know I mean it’s, it’s really hard to beat a good good Rough Rider knife to get into the game.

If that’s you know, if you’re looking to start with traditional, I mean here again and I don’t know Marshall – I mean, throw your opinion out there, but I mean but Kay sells ease. You know, they’re ten bucks, but they’re. You know. If you get there buy one, get one they’re, five bucks apiece, not a bad start, but I mean for overall quality. You know overall quality at a really good price. I mean you can get some really really really nice Rough Rider knives for fifteen bucks.

I mean seriously, I mean I’ve got, let’s see all the Rough Riders. I mean this little canoe, it’s a rough rider. The cigar whittler is a rough rider. This large, lock blade sod-buster, is a Rough Rider. This is this is the r3 r4 304, but it’s a lock well that one can’t be in there it’s a long plate. What is that doing there? I got thrown out nevermind, but no seriously, it’s a good knife. Uh Barlow’s are good patterns for sure you know.

That’s I do like the Barlow pattern and I don’t have any. Let’s see alright. This is a rough rider if you want a hawk bill that big ol knife, good pruning knife hoc bills are what I mean yeah truthfully, the Rough Riders, probably the way to go. To be perfectly honest with you, my favorite sod-buster, oh dang, oh you’re, going to put me on the spot. Um trappers are good knives to start with. You know.

Two blades trappers are a good place to go good place to start my favourite sod-buster, though oh man I’m going to go with in my collection, cuz. That’s what I have to oh dude man, oh man, it is really hard because I I mean it seriously, and I mean these are two complete sides of the spectrum. This is budget. This is not budget put them again, the bull nose, God they mean they’re, not too bad. I mean it’s a GE, see they so for what is it right? Around 70 bucks? I don’t remember, but in this one this SOG Buster junior, hawk, really loved.

The looks of this knife – that’s a really hard question buddy. That is really I mean if I really really really had to pick. My favorite sod-buster would probably be the bull nose for everything all around use. Dirt sturdiness, but I mean that saw Buster jr. Yeah. That’s just a pretty knife. I love that just a pretty pretty knife wait. This is budget too. You can’t go wrong with that thing. I’m telling you budget wise all day long all day, long budget, wise why’d, you pull nose, make you cry.

Oh I’d love to check that out of those art. I don’t have any really good nice Thor’s around I mean we have Cabela’s and we have well the closest one we have is Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sportsman’s Warehouse yeah. They got some all right knives, but it’s yeah. You know the blade recon spy. Oh, that sucks, hey VH, is here sweet. Did you have blade play in your Bushmaster? I mean yeah. I guess there’s a little I do.

I do have a little in mine, not too bad. That’s, okay! Buddy! I’m glad you hear me H, glad you made it. Let’s see, BH has lent me some really cool slip-joint to check out. It was a matter of fact. It was like. I said it was his bow buster that I reviewed. Let’s see what, if I reviewed of yours, BH, whether you’re 44, with a 44 to 38, both yours from GE, see that I reviewed yeah, yeah yeah. Those are great knives that gunstock.

I love the gun stock, Oh and the badge the bullet badge statuses. That is an awesome, awesome knife, a terrific terrific knife. Oh let’s see here I know Guerra was talking about Imperials earlier here’s a little Imperial Ric if you’re still here I mean this – isn’t a this, isn’t a bad little guy again fairly budget-friendly. I don’t think it’s quite on par with the Rough Riders, but it’s not bad. I mean the fit and finish: is it isn’t too bad on it? I’m pretty yeah.

We got a little bit of got a little bit of skip there. So then again you know it is a budget knife. So it’s not going to be perfect but yeah. If you had to go, I Rough Riders the way to go [ Laughter ], so yours had a little bit of play in it all right Beach. What’s more important, quality er looks well, I mean the true I mean the real answer is obviously quality, but I mean I want a quality night, so it looks good.

You know. I mean there again, it’s wood, it’s nothing special, but for the price. Now you have to when I think when you say quality, I I there’s quality and then there’s value. Yes, you want a good knife, that’ll hold up, and I and to you know whatever you’re going to do with it, and I mean, if you take a look at woodlands, tactical wasn’t tacticals article of what he did to this knife, which is an upfront lean if — what he did to it and what it held up to that tells me it’s a quality knife.

I mean, I don’t know if you all will agree with me or disagree with me, but I mean if you buy this on a BOGO, it’s a five dollar knife and people are going to say well that five dollar knife is not a quality knife. Well, if I woodland tactical took this 5.9 beat the hell out of it and it held up. So you know what that’s a quality knife in my book, so you know there’s a lot of things too. There’s a lot of things when you, when you throw that out there, you know, because you know when you say quality knife people are automatically going to think you know GC or something like that, and they are.

They are quality knives for sure quality for value. I that is a that’s probably the best way to put it buddy quality for value and in in my book you know. Quality for value goes a long long way and I think it does for pretty much everybody. I think that’s pretty hard up yeah. I saw you post a picture of your 21 BH glad it made it to you. Okay, you have a nice little box of goodies. There. That’s awesome value equals best quality at lowest price yeah.

I mean exactly right, Marshall, that’s that’s the way to do it and I mean and trust me trust me. You know I say I got this knife at bud. Kay immediately, people are going to say it’s a piece of junk because I got it from bud Kay. Well, it’s not the case, that’s not the case at all. It’s not a piece of junk. Is it the absolutely best knife on the market? Absolutely not I’m not going to say that it is, but, as Marshall said, it’s an extreme value knife, exactly Marshall aka that could be zero.

Eight, eight zero. Eight five I mean that’s a ten dollar knife. You’re right, Thomas price does not guarantee quality and my example that I will give for that is SOG. I have such a love-hate relationship with SOG. They have a lot of knives that look great. I’m like man that knife looks awesome. I get it like man. This ain’t, so great, you know it’s, that’s Kuby is doing a lot better on their knives.

I will agree with that statement Rodney and if that’s the first time, I’ve seen you buddy sorry how you doing man, if I haven’t said hi to you already, I’m sorry. I haven’t, but coupie is doing some good things with knives yeah. Let’s see $ 10 Sheffield yeah yeah, crkt man. They are really baffling the the prices they charge for some of their knives and mean yeah. I don’t know, and that could be jet.

You know I’m just this, I’m speaking from my experience. You know, I see one I’m like my head, that looks cool and I get in like man’s kind of sucks. You know it looks just that. It’s that type of it’s oh yeah kumys, come a long way. Buck 112 yeah, nothing wrong. I love! I love buck. Dives private purchase on trades, huh, yeah, no love from CRKT. How would them yeah? You know. I’ve been hearing that a lot Marshall um hey Menace? How you doing buddy I’ve been hearing that about see Eric scare Katie tinkers are great little knives.

My buddy has one I don’t have one. My buddy has on it’s cool, um knife. Oh, let’s see somebody said song chiku this one there’s a Kiku. Anybody wants to buy a Kiku, I’m selling it I’ll, sell it to you cheap, it’s just too big for me that little does have a couple little discolorations on the handle, I’m not sure but yeah I mean it’s in great shape other than those two colorations discolorations On the handle but I’ll sell it to you cheap just too big for me, if you want to Kiku in a good price email me big, Randy DC at gmail.

Com, we’ll talk. Yes, I believe it did come on battle walks. Yet this one did yeah. It is a big knife, it’s I mean it’s okay, but it’s I don’t know it’s just not for me. No, it’s just um. It’s not me. Actually. This is probably one of the better so knives. I have honestly, but it’s just a little big hey. I love knives how you doing five bucks sold – hey Jerry, if you really want it. Email me or message me seriously.

550. Whole word it up anymore. Well, this is also a battle box knife. This Lordan field, that’s kind of the battle box brand. Now I’ve been wanting to review this knife and I really can’t find anything out about it. So that’s why it’s kind of out here we’ll call this the review. I mean I’m guessing it’s pretty, probably 440 stainless. I have no idea my karna handles, though I do like to my Carter, handles the little hawk bill.

I’ve got a little knife: oh yeah right bidding war for the Kiku, alright, so the rest of this time, you’re in a bidding war for the Kiku. Excuse me just place your bids in the comment section and when we’re over highest bid wins okay, there you go well yeah. I mean it’s a cool little knife, but I I can’t find anything out on it. So I’m guessing it’s 440 stainless micarta handles feels good. I like the way it feels cool little blade, not as dramatic Tenace dramatic is the hawk bills.

This thing that the blade difference in those two yeah daddy hawk bill and Junior Hawk bill. I guess on which one one which one junior oh the, except to eight Jim field – 825, oh yeah, what is the the fit and finish? Are you talking about on this one on the on the Lord of the field? It’s not bad the fit and finish on this Hawk bill. Isn’t bad at all. Really um! You got a little race spot there on the lock.

I don’t know how easy if you can see that it’s just got a slight race spot and it is a little sharp, but I mean in your normal day to day operation. Are you going to feel that? No, probably not no, not really at all I mean that’s a lock bag too. Why is that in there anyway? Yeah I mean the Fitness finish, something that’s not bad. It is a lock back, so I got ta throw it out of this section, but no it’s not bad, I’m better at all decent! Oh, oh blue-collar, just sweeten the deal 931 an old license plate what state? What states of light slices play from be blue-collar? That will definitely make a difference.

Yeah. It is kind of cool that lock back it’s all right. I mistakenly put it in there red Chris. Oh, he said red, Oh BCS. If it was a 1971, I I’d be down the 70 that was the year before. I was born yeah old, so Oh, Oh red, Ontario moped license plate yeah Bobby hurry, hum yeah ten, Oh sold ten dollars in a big ray Dec sticker sold, mm-hmm yeah Stuart was going in with that red moped license plate. Hey.

Do me a favor guys, hang on one second I’ll be right back one. Second, everybody that pretty much was one second. So no, no, no, not the bathroom, not the bathroom on a pre-op jackknife from her dad. That’s cool! Nothing goes wrong with 1970 bah. Nothing is wrong with 1970, but he said he had a 70 license plate if he had a 71 license plate mm-hmm. Now now, if you had a 72 license plate and it was connected to a 72 Chevelle, you win anyone – oh my god.

No, I do feel yeah, I’m with you Rick no 81. Oh, my goodness at least nobody here. Nobody, here’s going to say the 90s. I hope. Oh wait a minute. What about Woodland well done was born. You yeah, you’re, close. Aren’t you buddy. Do I collect license plates? No, not really Stewart. I really don’t. I do have a few from Nebraska old Nebraska license plate. I I do, but no, I really, I really don’t collect license plate 89 yeah.

That was the year I graduated high school, so yeah yeah. You just might be hey Craig, how you doing glad to have you man, 75 model, marshal streamline built for speed, yeah buddy, oh, that sucks James. Oh, Oh Donny’s, matching you with 89 89 s as far as we got as long as nobody says: 90. We’re good. Okay, come on now come on now come on. That’s funny! Oh yeah yeah! I always have to. I always have to subtract a year Stuart.

Let’s see 71 do the math yeah. I always have to do that hey! Well, then you got new Smarties. You got any smarty Andy, they say here a baby-boomer trick. He just ate some right on ha seriously. How many of those things do you have left it was? It was two two and a half come on bags. Wasn’t it it was five pounds total all right. Bcs go make a drink; he got a lot left right on. Isn’t that what it was, though, wasn’t it two two-and-a-half pound bags? It wasn’t two five-pound bags.

Was it for all of you, they don’t know. I did a giveaway and there was one of the brass works prize and the thing as Smarties came with it and when, when the drawing was done woodland – oh it was one five-pound bag. Okay, woodland was all bummed. He said the guy stole his stole his Smarties. So me being the while me being me, I went on Amazon and I borrowed a bottom, a five-pound bag of Smarties and sent it to him because I didn’t want his feelings to be hurt.

So the cat is beating the crap. Oh, your cat is getting the creek. Well let the poor cat in then. Is it your cat? There isn’t somebody else’s cat yeah I like Smarties to Donnie. But what does it’s been good he’s been good he’s been parceling him out. So that’s good. So, Oh blue collar mmm-hmm eisenhower, really Rick all right, uh-huh! No, don’t get JR started on the tequila. Oh yeah, do you started buddy, so I think as of right now, Thomas and Rick maybe have us yeah you by all means do a shot of tequila.

For me cuz, I can’t do it. Oh mmm-hmm nope, no tequila for this guy, so everybody’s drinking heavy. Well, not everybody we’re drinking we’re having a good time talking about knives. That’s awesome! I love it! No! No worm! Oh don’t do the worm. So, okay, Canadian, hmm yeah, it’s got ta, be Canadian whiskey, bourbon! That’s all right! Rodney you’re! Here now, yeah bah bah! You got a lot of the good beers over there.

Man, the haunts uh, the Mach you’re, probably drinking a mock right now. Aren’t you I, like Canadian Club, Thomas, a good Canadian Club, any Canadian risky real any Canadian corn mash that stuff’s that stuff’s harsh noon? I have drank some, but it’s harsh this one is that time: you’re talking about redneck, no! No, that is strictly for display purposes. Only no EDC in that one whatsoever. Oh, let’s see hey baby.

Oh, oh, oh Donny! You brought up old granddad, oh my goodness! Oh you had to Borg. Is that that’s right right Tuborg! Is that you pronounce it? Oh 7:00 a.M. Yeah, okay? Well, it’s a back pocket knife, yeah yeah, a back pack pocket nice. Maybe now I can’t do Danish. Okay can’t remember. I think I drank some of that when I was when I was in Norway. It really sounds familiar most the time when we were in Norway.

I drank mock, though, really like the mock beer Danny’s old inside. Oh no, you ain’t hurt! Oh my god, guys. Hmm man, you’re killing me demon Christmas. Oh no! I could never do Jager all right, so you guys want to hear a peppermint schnapps story. You want to hear the story why I can’t even come within sniffing different sniffing distance of a bottle of peppermint schnapps. So well, if you don’t want to hear it, I’m going to tell it to you anyway.

So a friend of mine – and I we were probably I don’t – know – 13 ish in that area. We were hanging out at our house and he my brother had a bottle of peppermint schnapps in the freezer. Well, he also kept his skull wintergreen in the freezer. So we grabbed a bottle of we grabbed the bottle. Peppermint schnapps and we grabbed a can of the skull wintergreen and we went up into the trees. Grew up out of the country went up in the trees behind my mom’s house and commenced to drinking peppermint, schnapps and dipping school wintergreen.

It did not go well, as you can imagine. I probably swallowed a little bit of both and then Oh horrible horrible horrible horrible. To this day I cannot even smell peppermint schnapps without just like. Oh yeah, yeah, that’s horrible Marshall. I agree it is horrible. I was uh, it was just a and it was funny here, a few years ago, my wife bath and Bodyworks, or something at Christmastime. You know she brought all the Christmas scented soaps and she put a peppermint soap in the bathroom and I was washing my hands.

You know – and I pushed the soap in my hand, and I got a woof to that. Peppermint snow soap immediately got queasy. I was immediately just like. I hope that is got to go so yeah, so yeah yeah was not a wise decision was not a wise decision. Marshall you know, but when you’re 13 you know everything right cool rough rough day, but anyway, as long as it’s not peppermint, I’m okay. As long as it’s not performing oh the whole block – oh my goodness yeah.

That seems like a wicked combination like though it and Copenhagen mmm-hmm yeah. That sounds like disaster man, oh man, good times. So how long have they been going? Oh man, a little over an hour, been doing this a little over an hour. Well guys, I think I’m going to go say howdy to the wife, real quick. She got home a little time ago, but first off how about let’s give away a swag pack. What do you think I’m not leaving yet not quite yet, let’s give away a big ready, DC swag pack.

What do you think you guys in alright? So, let’s see we’ll do a t-shirt. Oh, let’s see what else we got here. How about a couple of silicone wristbands and let’s see how about one sticker to Steiger how’s, that it looks like a pretty good slide pack? Does it all right, there’s the pack? What do I got ta do? How am I going to do this all right? There goes, I was waiting for Marshall to say, 157 um.

I know I can’t do that. What’s happening, I’m giving away a swag bag yeah. Where you been all right. Let me find something to write this on so y’all don’t know. So we all have an idea of how old I am. You have an idea how I am so there’s the winning answer. The winning answer is right. There it’s kind of in there so on the count of three actually right now nope, it’s not that low guess! What year my oldest son was born go the year.

My oldest son was born idiot, no 90, no 85, no, 93, no! 76, no! 86! No! 82. 82, any now I nope not yet 95. No, he says ever get the OL 1994 1994. Let me go back and verify that nobody got it before jet. Phil did great right on no looks like jet. Fuel was the first 1994 all right. Let’s take sure you are jet fuel, this blogs, favorite, color red. That’s this blogs, favorite color redraw, oh goodness, alright, alright Jeff feels every girl, don’t go anywhere.

Jeff you’ll sit redraw, don’t go anywhere! Hmm! Hmm! Let’s see! Okay, we’ll do this. What do this way? All right, are you ready the first person to say red hands all right here it is. I got another answer all right ready. The year my wife was born, go hang on, hang on, I wan na make sure I didn’t see it. No, no, not mm. Oh, no, there you go groan, Grom got it 69. Let me go back and let me go back and verify hold all your answers.

Hold all your answers. Hold all your answers. Yes, ROM! Yes seriously. It was the summer of 69 jet yep. So hey girl. Do me a favor: do me a favor shoot me your mailing address again just to make sure that I got it. I think I do but just shoot me an email, bigger, a TDC at gmail.Com and let me know your t-shirt size in the email, so yeah all right, buddy. So there you go guys thanks a lot hey. It worked tonight right on absolutely terrific, I’m so glad the Internet held out and it’s new, so yeah great thanks man glad you could join us.

Glen join the party, keep your eyes open, set it every Saturday, night, 10:00 p.M. Pacific Saturday Night Live Zak, you’re, terrible you’re, terrible Zak. Oh sorry, I didn’t show you the answer. There’s the answer it was 1969 see. I wrote it down. [ Laughter ]. You guys have an absolutely terrific Sunday enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I will see you all next Saturday. Those of you that have blogs I’ll be senior this week.

Probably talk reading your articles and all you guys. I greatly appreciate ya coming out and having some fun. So thanks, Stuart thanks for joining us. Take care guys have a great weekend I’ll see you next time. Bye, bye,


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Frist Impressions: Opinel Knives and an 80’s Boy Scout Knife

This is the open, L, carbon steel and it’s the number seven it’s made of beechwood and, of course, like I mentioned, the blade is carbon steel. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a carbon steel blade or if I wanted to do a stainless steel, and I opted to get both this one. I got locally because it was available and this is the number seven and then I also recently got it still in the box, but I thought I’d show that as well.

I got this off of Amazon. This is a number eight and this is done in olive wood, so open that up just a little off camera here and I’ll show you the difference in size and the difference in wood. Here we go so this is the unit move that down and it’s done in a stainless steel blade and it’s done in olive wood, and this would be the number eight which is always labeled there on the rim. Now, on this little locking mechanism, it’s really interesting knife.

So if they didn’t have this locking mechanism, I’m just going to turn this back to Center this one’s a bit tight, then it would just be up-and-down, and originally the knives from opinel were like that they were just a nice piece of wood. You would open up the blade, I mean notice, I’m doing this with two hands, because this one’s quite stiff, this would be it. The blade would stay open when you’re pushing applying pressure on it.

Obviously it wouldn’t go back down, but there would be a chance that it could end up opening up in your pocket, and so I’m assuming just with that in mind and I believe around world war ii opinel invented this little lock ring. And this allows you to turn the ring right there, as I just did, which will lock the blade from opening and if you have it opened it will then lock the blade from closing and i’ve seen a lot of articles out.

There were people put in. Quite a lot of pressure downwards on this to try to force that – and this does a really good job. This locking locking does really a job. So here we can say the blade of the olive wood. It says in ox which I believe in French is translated to like na trustable in aqsa dibala. I may be wrong, so excuse my friendship. I honk it is a nice nice, somewhat shiny, blade. I’ve heard a few things about the the difference between the blades.

So I’m going to leave this open with the olive wood and I’ll open up the number seven besides a size. That’s why I wasn’t sure which blade to go with and or I wasn’t sure which steel to go with, and then this is the number seven. This one is the number eight. This is a standard model here. This is beech. Wood, like I said this is olive wood. The beech wood comes quite standard with the base models, and these are not.

These are quite reasonable. This one particular one, I believe, is about twelve dollars and maybe less on some stores cost me about twelve dollars plus tax. This one was closer to twenty, because the carbon steel requires a little bit more maintenance. Some people aren’t really fancy to it. The stainless steel doesn’t require it won’t rust, whereas the carbon steel could potentially rust. So there are a lot of youtubers that will put some form of acid on the blade to force a patina, and if you don’t do that as long as you like make sure that it’s not in a moist setting it’s it’s staying dry, then over time.

It will develop its own patina, which can be really nice. The other really nice thing about carbon steel and I readed another YouTube article and if I remember the name I’ll put it up in a little box at the top here. But they were talking about how they like their the the flat edge at the back. And I’m going to close the knife, so I can show you with the knife, closed and locked, there’s this flat edge here and you could use that.

Let me just make sure it’s in focus. You could use that against a striking pad of some sorts, a flint per se, to start a fire where it’s a stainless steel. You wouldn’t be able to do that, so that can be really nice if you were taking this out camping. I also, if I’m honest with you for EDC I’ve had these for about a week now, both of them I’ve carried the carbon. I got this one first, so this one less than a week, but but for the most part a week for both I’ve carried this one for a few days in my pocket and I’ve carried the number eight, this number seven fits perfectly in my pocket.

It disappears. I don’t notice it. I’ve used it to go down and open up some parcels that have arrived. I’ve taken it with me to open up other forms. I’ve had to cut some other things randomly, and this has been great. There have no problems with it. Like I said, it’s super lightweight disappears in the pocket now the number 8, though I think the number 8 fits my hand a little bit better. It’s just it’s almost the perfect size for the hand and the blade length is really nice with it.

It’s because they obviously take it and scale it up. The wood is quite the circumference of the wood is quite a lot bigger, and this means that there’s a bulge in the pocket. So I don’t. I don’t like this much as much in my pocket as I do like the the number 7, so you can see in my pocket. I don’t have these technically together in my pocket. I may have it with my lip job. There’s some burpees! That’s about half the size, so comparing it with the number 8, then I could take the number 8 out now I’ll.

Take this one out place it. You can see that it is much taller right, but it’s more the circumference! I don’t know if I can put these on top of the circumference of the knife is bigger. Now between the Steel’s, I’m really fancying the carbon steel. I like things a patina. I like the fact that it has a few other purposes that you could use it for, especially for EDC and for camping reasons, and I think I like the fact that the number 7 is a little easier to carrier carry.

I wish that the carbon steel was offered with different woods. That’s my wish. I really like this olive wood. I, like the walnut out there, there’s lots of different wood options. You can choose, but carbon steel is only offered from my understanding right now on opinel. It’s only offered on the beech wood and it’s a standard blade, which means it is the base model and then, of course, these things can go up as high as like few hundred dollars, depending on that not necessarily the type of stainless steel, but whether it’s polished And the type of wood you can get wood all the way from Africa, olive wood from the Mediterranean.

You can get oak dark oak lots of things. You can even get a blade. That’s black, like a black stainless steel blade. So those are those knives. My first impression is I like them. I think these things are great, like I said, really lightweight both of them. Obviously, the heavier models will go up. The wood mate depending up you won’t go with a stainless steel. Knee just ride, decide to change the wood.

The wood may be a little denser than other woods, but both of these woods are quite light. They fit really nice in the hands. I like them, locking mechanism when it’s locked the blades not going to go anywhere. I will say that the carbon steel came out of the box with a super-sharp and it’s it’s still ridiculously sharp and the seal is still not so much, and I’ve heard other viewers talk about that as well.

Like I said, these are very reasonably priced. Any of these would be fine. I’m heard lots of viewers that have had a stainless steel for years and then just decided hobby wise to go to carbon. I think I’m most likely going to stick with this more as an EDC. I may or might not keep this or may or just put in my camping kit or may even give it to a friend as a gift, because they’re quite reasonable.

If you have any questions about open all knives, I’m going to put some links for both of these in the descriptions below both of those links are where I purchased the knives. So you can follow those I’ll put something up, put a link for the actual website of opinel, so you can look through there. The knife I’d like to get is the gardener’s knife, which has a nice rounding handle on it, but the one thing that I would like to see it again as I’d like to see if it if it eventually came with a carbon blade from so I’m going To show you in the package that first came with this says Boy Scouts of Canada, and it looks like this is like a bench and leather, because it’s slowly fading.

I’ve used it for these last couple years. Camping and it’s been great, but it was a little whiter prior to me using it and if I take it out of its sheath and just move that to the side. This is the knife here, so it came with this original string there. It says Boy Scouts of Canada that it that is, and it ends up focusing. It’s got some brass, I believe, on the sides here, some brass rivets looks like it’s a stainless steel.

You can see some patina on the knife and a nice hole. It is quite heavy, especially after carrying the opinel knives. As far as the knife goes, we’ve got a knife section. This is going to be a longer knife than the open, L and I’ll try to lower that down. I don’t know much about knives to talk about like the belly and all that or the blade or the or where the edges is I’m just I’m new to all of this thumb things I was just doing some research to get a knife that would be to Replace this for weight reasons, but also to replace this, because it’s not holding an edge very well.

You can see it’s stainless steel made in China, so I don’t know if that’s talking about the quality of this, like I said it’s a boyscout blade, it does lock. The locking mechanism is down here. You can push on the locking mechanism and then it folds back in, and it also has a saw so I’ll – show you that so I was a little stiffer to get out. There’s your saw bottle opener and a flathead screwdriver.

In the end I have used the saw when I was boy scouting to do a couple fires and to chop down some specific kind of wood and again it locks as well. So you push would have to push the lock and then you could pull the back in and that’s it. I comes with a nice sheath there. It is in comparison to size to the open Elle’s. We can just put them on the ends there and you can see this is the biggest knife here.

That’s my knife collection. I wish I wouldn’t have got these if this would have held an edge to be honest with you just because the history also my grandpa’s knife somewhere. It’s a foldable knife like a Swiss Army knife, if I find it out I’ll do another article, but if anybody out there knows information on this type, if this was mass-produced or knows anything about the type of knife it is. I love.

Let me know in the comments below some information or put put send this article to someone specific and we can get in touch just because I really like the knife and I’d like to learn more about it. And potentially I’d like to keep this. For a long time, in the meantime, I’m most likely going to keep the seven I find that easier in the pocket, and I really like the carbon blade, there’s nothing wrong with the stainless steel blade.

It’s just that it requires obviously a bit more work here to sharpen it. I really like the wood, and I wanted to check out a number eight number eight. By the way, going back is probably the most popular size that’s been ever sold by opinel. It was considered just the perfect size for people’s hands. Number eight or number seven would be for smaller hands, but for a lot of this lightweight EDC carry in your pocket with less things.

This is really nice. I do agree, though this feels a little bit more comfortable in the hand. If you got any questions, any comments please leave them below and if you’re new to my blog feel free to subscribe, like the article give it a thumbs up, you


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Frist Impressions: Opinel Knives and an 80’s Boy Scout Knife

This is the open, L, carbon steel and it’s the number seven it’s made of beechwood and, of course, like I mentioned, the blade is carbon steel. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a carbon steel blade or if I wanted to do a stainless steel, and I opted to get both this one. I got locally because it was available and this is the number seven and then I also recently got it still in the box, but I thought I’d show that as well.

I got this off of Amazon. This is a number eight and this is done in olive wood, so open that up just a little off camera here and I’ll show you the difference in size and the difference in wood. Here we go so this is the unit move that down and it’s done in a stainless steel blade and it’s done in olive wood, and this would be the number eight which is always labeled there on the rim. Now, on this little locking mechanism, it’s really interesting knife.

So if they didn’t have this locking mechanism, I’m just going to turn this back to Center this one’s a bit tight, then it would just be up-and-down, and originally the knives from opinel were like that they were just a nice piece of wood. You would open up the blade, I mean notice, I’m doing this with two hands, because this one’s quite stiff, this would be it. The blade would stay open when you’re pushing applying pressure on it.

Obviously it wouldn’t go back down, but there would be a chance that it could end up opening up in your pocket, and so I’m assuming just with that in mind and I believe around world war ii opinel invented this little lock ring. And this allows you to turn the ring right there, as I just did, which will lock the blade from opening and if you have it opened it will then lock the blade from closing and i’ve seen a lot of articles out.

There were people put in. Quite a lot of pressure downwards on this to try to force that – and this does a really good job. This locking locking does really a job. So here we can say the blade of the olive wood. It says in ox which I believe in French is translated to like na trustable in aqsa dibala. I may be wrong, so excuse my friendship. I honk it is a nice nice, somewhat shiny, blade. I’ve heard a few things about the the difference between the blades.

So I’m going to leave this open with the olive wood and I’ll open up the number seven besides a size. That’s why I wasn’t sure which blade to go with and or I wasn’t sure which steel to go with, and then this is the number seven. This one is the number eight. This is a standard model here. This is beech. Wood, like I said this is olive wood. The beech wood comes quite standard with the base models, and these are not.

These are quite reasonable. This one particular one, I believe, is about twelve dollars and maybe less on some stores cost me about twelve dollars plus tax. This one was closer to twenty, because the carbon steel requires a little bit more maintenance. Some people aren’t really fancy to it. The stainless steel doesn’t require it won’t rust, whereas the carbon steel could potentially rust. So there are a lot of youtubers that will put some form of acid on the blade to force a patina, and if you don’t do that as long as you like make sure that it’s not in a moist setting it’s it’s staying dry, then over time.

It will develop its own patina, which can be really nice. The other really nice thing about carbon steel and I readed another YouTube article and if I remember the name I’ll put it up in a little box at the top here. But they were talking about how they like their the the flat edge at the back. And I’m going to close the knife, so I can show you with the knife, closed and locked, there’s this flat edge here and you could use that.

Let me just make sure it’s in focus. You could use that against a striking pad of some sorts, a flint per se, to start a fire where it’s a stainless steel. You wouldn’t be able to do that, so that can be really nice if you were taking this out camping. I also, if I’m honest with you for EDC I’ve had these for about a week now, both of them I’ve carried the carbon. I got this one first, so this one less than a week, but but for the most part a week for both I’ve carried this one for a few days in my pocket and I’ve carried the number eight, this number seven fits perfectly in my pocket.

It disappears. I don’t notice it. I’ve used it to go down and open up some parcels that have arrived. I’ve taken it with me to open up other forms. I’ve had to cut some other things randomly, and this has been great. There have no problems with it. Like I said, it’s super lightweight disappears in the pocket now the number 8, though I think the number 8 fits my hand a little bit better. It’s just it’s almost the perfect size for the hand and the blade length is really nice with it.

It’s because they obviously take it and scale it up. The wood is quite the circumference of the wood is quite a lot bigger, and this means that there’s a bulge in the pocket. So I don’t. I don’t like this much as much in my pocket as I do like the the number 7, so you can see in my pocket. I don’t have these technically together in my pocket. I may have it with my lip job. There’s some burpees! That’s about half the size, so comparing it with the number 8, then I could take the number 8 out now I’ll.

Take this one out place it. You can see that it is much taller right, but it’s more the circumference! I don’t know if I can put these on top of the circumference of the knife is bigger. Now between the Steel’s, I’m really fancying the carbon steel. I like things a patina. I like the fact that it has a few other purposes that you could use it for, especially for EDC and for camping reasons, and I think I like the fact that the number 7 is a little easier to carrier carry.

I wish that the carbon steel was offered with different woods. That’s my wish. I really like this olive wood. I, like the walnut out there, there’s lots of different wood options. You can choose, but carbon steel is only offered from my understanding right now on opinel. It’s only offered on the beech wood and it’s a standard blade, which means it is the base model and then, of course, these things can go up as high as like few hundred dollars, depending on that not necessarily the type of stainless steel, but whether it’s polished And the type of wood you can get wood all the way from Africa, olive wood from the Mediterranean.

You can get oak dark oak lots of things. You can even get a blade. That’s black, like a black stainless steel blade. So those are those knives. My first impression is I like them. I think these things are great, like I said, really lightweight both of them. Obviously, the heavier models will go up. The wood mate depending up you won’t go with a stainless steel. Knee just ride, decide to change the wood.

The wood may be a little denser than other woods, but both of these woods are quite light. They fit really nice in the hands. I like them, locking mechanism when it’s locked the blades not going to go anywhere. I will say that the carbon steel came out of the box with a super-sharp and it’s it’s still ridiculously sharp and the seal is still not so much, and I’ve heard other viewers talk about that as well.

Like I said, these are very reasonably priced. Any of these would be fine. I’m heard lots of viewers that have had a stainless steel for years and then just decided hobby wise to go to carbon. I think I’m most likely going to stick with this more as an EDC. I may or might not keep this or may or just put in my camping kit or may even give it to a friend as a gift, because they’re quite reasonable.

If you have any questions about open all knives, I’m going to put some links for both of these in the descriptions below both of those links are where I purchased the knives. So you can follow those I’ll put something up, put a link for the actual website of opinel, so you can look through there. The knife I’d like to get is the gardener’s knife, which has a nice rounding handle on it, but the one thing that I would like to see it again as I’d like to see if it if it eventually came with a carbon blade from so I’m going To show you in the package that first came with this says Boy Scouts of Canada, and it looks like this is like a bench and leather, because it’s slowly fading.

I’ve used it for these last couple years. Camping and it’s been great, but it was a little whiter prior to me using it and if I take it out of its sheath and just move that to the side. This is the knife here, so it came with this original string there. It says Boy Scouts of Canada that it that is, and it ends up focusing. It’s got some brass, I believe, on the sides here, some brass rivets looks like it’s a stainless steel.

You can see some patina on the knife and a nice hole. It is quite heavy, especially after carrying the opinel knives. As far as the knife goes, we’ve got a knife section. This is going to be a longer knife than the open, L and I’ll try to lower that down. I don’t know much about knives to talk about like the belly and all that or the blade or the or where the edges is I’m just I’m new to all of this thumb things I was just doing some research to get a knife that would be to Replace this for weight reasons, but also to replace this, because it’s not holding an edge very well.

You can see it’s stainless steel made in China, so I don’t know if that’s talking about the quality of this, like I said it’s a boyscout blade, it does lock. The locking mechanism is down here. You can push on the locking mechanism and then it folds back in, and it also has a saw so I’ll – show you that so I was a little stiffer to get out. There’s your saw bottle opener and a flathead screwdriver.

In the end I have used the saw when I was boy scouting to do a couple fires and to chop down some specific kind of wood and again it locks as well. So you push would have to push the lock and then you could pull the back in and that’s it. I comes with a nice sheath there. It is in comparison to size to the open Elle’s. We can just put them on the ends there and you can see this is the biggest knife here.

That’s my knife collection. I wish I wouldn’t have got these if this would have held an edge to be honest with you just because the history also my grandpa’s knife somewhere. It’s a foldable knife like a Swiss Army knife, if I find it out I’ll do another article, but if anybody out there knows information on this type, if this was mass-produced or knows anything about the type of knife it is. I love.

Let me know in the comments below some information or put put send this article to someone specific and we can get in touch just because I really like the knife and I’d like to learn more about it. And potentially I’d like to keep this. For a long time, in the meantime, I’m most likely going to keep the seven I find that easier in the pocket, and I really like the carbon blade, there’s nothing wrong with the stainless steel blade.

It’s just that it requires obviously a bit more work here to sharpen it. I really like the wood, and I wanted to check out a number eight number eight. By the way, going back is probably the most popular size that’s been ever sold by opinel. It was considered just the perfect size for people’s hands. Number eight or number seven would be for smaller hands, but for a lot of this lightweight EDC carry in your pocket with less things.

This is really nice. I do agree, though this feels a little bit more comfortable in the hand. If you got any questions, any comments please leave them below and if you’re new to my blog feel free to subscribe, like the article give it a thumbs up, you


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