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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2012, 03:55:54 AM »
Love the Helles bradly!
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2012, 05:43:32 AM »
Yes, it sure is. I didn't realize they has stopped making it.

Bradley... Does my little eye spot a Leatherman Juice Kf4? That's the wee one with the awl and a saw, right? I don't think they make them anymore...
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2012, 07:16:24 AM »

[/quote] That looks like a Hedge Hog Leatherworks Sheath for your Becker, VERY Nice! Blade As Well!!! 8)
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Thanks Remo. Certainly is a Hedgehog sheath. The sheath for the Blakcbird is as well. Paul does amazing work.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2012, 07:18:37 AM »
Hell of a nice collection there Brad. Kind of inspiring me to photograph the rest of mine.  :D
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2012, 10:16:04 AM »
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2012, 05:45:55 PM »

That looks like a Hedge Hog Leatherworks Sheath for your Becker, VERY Nice! Blade As Well!!! 8)
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Thanks Remo. Certainly is a Hedgehog sheath. The sheath for the Blakcbird is as well. Paul does amazing work.
[/quote] Paul is a Perfectionist to be sure!!! :) I've talked to him on the phone before too, Cool Guy! 8)
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2012, 07:37:00 AM »

That looks like a Hedge Hog Leatherworks Sheath for your Becker, VERY Nice! Blade As Well!!! 8)

Thanks Remo. Certainly is a Hedgehog sheath. The sheath for the Blackbird is as well. Paul does amazing work.
[/quote] Paul is a Perfectionist to be sure!!! :) I've talked to him on the phone before too, Cool Guy! 8)
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Paul is an all around quality individual. I have spoken to him on the phone as well. He called me to thank me personally for a letter I sent HedgeHog with my thoughts on their products and their quality. I wouldn't hesitate to order from them ever.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2012, 10:57:38 AM »
Here are my Fallknivens

First up the A1

F1 with Antique Ivory Micarta

F1 again.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
After seeing this thread, we might need an intervention thread right next to it.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2012, 12:34:44 PM »
Oh lord, here come the Fallknivens...
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #60 on: February 14, 2012, 12:40:02 PM »
Oh lord, here come the Fallknivens...

What's wrong with the Fallknivens?
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2012, 01:04:51 PM »
Not a darn thing. I just have to hide my wallet and grab a drool rag.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2012, 01:26:38 PM »
I know the feeling all too well. With all this knife porn flying I have been itching to buy more blades.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2012, 06:45:39 PM »
You sure have some Great ones Right There!!! 8)
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2012, 06:56:10 PM »
Thanks Remo. I do enjoy all the knives I have. But, I always enjoy getting new ones as well..
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2012, 06:18:50 AM »
Well, I do have two favorite production blades.

The S1 because I bought one to use as an issue knife, never needed anything else so over the years it became a favorite for other stuff as well.


The #1 because it's what I learned on and what I've used my entire life. For a good long time I thought knives with relief edge (proper English term?) and saber ground blades looked exotic and odd.

So for tried and true comfort I go with these two.



Also, proud that my oldest is going the same route. He made the sheath himself! (with some instruction and minor aid in the awl use.)
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2012, 06:40:59 AM »
Well, I do have two favorite production blades.

The S1 because I bought one to use as an issue knife, never needed anything else so over the years it became a favorite for other stuff as well.


The #1 because it's what I learned on and what I've used my entire life. For a good long time I thought knives with relief edge (proper English term?) and saber ground blades looked exotic and odd.

So for tried and true comfort I go with these two.



Also, proud that my oldest is going the same route. He made the sheath himself! (with some instruction and minor aid in the awl use.)

I think we are on the same page as far as choice of knife. It's great to see you here.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2012, 05:17:42 PM »
Remo007. Well, I do have a few more...



How do you like that Helle Temagami Bradley? I just ordered one today. Looking forward to its arrival.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2012, 05:16:17 AM »
Remo007. Well, I do have a few more...



How do you like that Helle Temagami Bradley? I just ordered one today. Looking forward to its arrival.

I've never actually used the Temagami, although it came really sharp, is comfortable in the hand and seems like a really solid knife. I have used the other 2 Helle's a lot that are pictured and they are great knives, so I'm sure the Temagami will be also. I think you'll like it.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #69 on: February 18, 2012, 05:18:35 AM »
Here are my Fallknivens

First up the A1

F1 with Antique Ivory Micarta

F1 again.


I really like the F1 with the Ivory Micarta. That's a really nice looking knife. I've been wanting a F1 for some time and I may have to break down and get one.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2012, 06:41:34 AM »
I've got a Mora #2 around my neck mostly...ahem...tha t red threatened to throw in the river :-\ last camp.  Ha ha.  12' Tram on my pack.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #72 on: February 18, 2012, 07:28:26 PM »
For me the best production knife for bushcraft is the Mora no.1, this one has served me well for many years in the Alaska bush, I have used it to skin and butcher deer, skin martin, cut my food, and every type of cutting task you could think of, never let me down, very easy to sharpen, just the bevel flat on the stone, a smooth rock works in a pinch. The Victorinox pocket knife (or something similar) belongs in everyones pocket at all times.[/img]

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #73 on: February 18, 2012, 07:28:51 PM »
I really like the F1 with the Ivory Micarta. That's a really nice looking knife. I've been wanting a F1 for some time and I may have to break down and get one.
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Thanks Brad. I have to say it was the looks of that particular knife that sucked me in. I knew the F1 was a good blade and I could have gotten the base model but I really loved the look of this one.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2012, 07:32:11 PM »
Mora #2

Agree.

I'll add the DH Russell Belt Knife #1 as a favourite too (sabre or flat, stainless or carbon). Hmmm, I find myself without one right now. Must remedy that. Road trip!!!!
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2012, 06:58:35 AM »
Marttiini 161 is my favorite, but if I could only have one knife it would be an ESEE 4. 

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #76 on: February 29, 2012, 06:43:41 AM »
Anything becker. But most of you already knew that ;D
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #77 on: February 29, 2012, 09:19:18 AM »
Anything becker. But most of you already knew that ;D

I'm actually considering going back to Becker for one of those tweeners. I'm a lost cause.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #78 on: February 29, 2012, 09:35:42 AM »
I really like the Falkniven S-1 a lot.  The F-1 is also great.






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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #79 on: March 01, 2012, 07:27:42 AM »
Anything becker. But most of you already knew that ;D

I'm actually considering going back to Becker for ALLof those tweeners. I'm a lost cause.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2012, 12:41:04 PM »
Fixed Blade: Spear point ANZA




Folding Blade:  Victorinox One-Hand Trekker (don't have a picture of this one yet)
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2012, 02:33:02 PM »
Oh good lord... dat Anza *nods once*

What model is that? I've been looking at the 719 and 721 myself. More I look at Anzas, the more I like 'em. I know I like my little'un.
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« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2012, 09:10:52 PM »
I'm not sure of a model number.  It was the only one of it's type that I found at Lee's Cutlery, and I haven't seen him list any more like it.  The only thing that seems to come close is the Boddington.  It holds an edge really well - I've used it for everything from making fuzz sticks to improvised hiking sticks to field dressing large herbivores, and a few strokes on a steel is all that is needed to bring the edge back to scary sharpness.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #83 on: March 05, 2012, 12:24:28 AM »
Yeah, it's a lovely blade. It's interesting you don't see more Anza users in our circles. I might just up and decide that's the way I'll go! I don't think I've seen a design of theirs I haven't liked.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #84 on: March 05, 2012, 12:29:49 AM »
Yeah, it's a lovely blade. It's interesting you don't see more Anza users in our circles. I might just up and decide that's the way I'll go! I don't think I've seen a design of theirs I haven't liked.
I was gifted an Anza a couple of years ago, and I think it's a great knife (gotta play with it again next time I'm out)..
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #85 on: March 05, 2012, 05:17:57 AM »
I LOVE the Mora Classic #1.  It's one of the few pieces of gear
  • I can afford to replace
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  • I can show my bushcraft buddies and my ultralight buddies with pride
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  • and I think is down right classy looking.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #86 on: March 05, 2012, 05:20:09 AM »
Yeah, it's a lovely blade. It's interesting you don't see more Anza users in our circles. I might just up and decide that's the way I'll go! I don't think I've seen a design of theirs I haven't liked.
I was gifted an Anza a couple of years ago, and I think it's a great knife (gotta play with it again next time I'm out)..

I handed my Anza down to my son.  he LOVES it!!!  GREAT knives and almost impossible to beat for $50 bucks.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #87 on: March 06, 2012, 04:52:37 AM »
That is a very nice Anza you have there Half-Axe. The scale job is awesome looking on that blade.
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« Reply #88 on: March 06, 2012, 08:36:21 PM »
I'd like to find a couple more just like it and stash them away for the future.  It's so rare for me to find an affordable production knife that I really like, picky cuss that I am.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #89 on: March 07, 2012, 04:58:37 AM »
I'd like to find a couple more just like it...

Found em'  LOL
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« Reply #90 on: March 07, 2012, 09:18:10 AM »
I'd like to find a couple more just like it...


Found em'  LOL
http://www.anzaknives.com/

Ahhh, yes, I am familiar with the Anza website.  Unfortunately for me, either the handle configuration isn't right or the blade is not the right length.  Also, the costs are about 30% higher on Anza's site vs. Lee's Cutlery.  So, now we've established that I am cheap as well as picky  :) .  Maybe I should have said exactly like it - the handle fits my hand really well.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #91 on: March 07, 2012, 10:12:46 AM »
Well I get the specials for $50 a pop.  Call Charlie up.  He'll work with you.

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« Reply #92 on: March 07, 2012, 10:49:35 AM »
That's an excellent notion - I'll e-mail him the pics and specs and see what he would do for me.  I think I'll send Lee Beene the same e-mail and ask him to let me know if he gets anything in that fits the bill.  Thanks!

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #93 on: March 07, 2012, 01:24:14 PM »
Yeah, I've thought about emailing him to see if I could get something similar to that Ranger, only without the lanyard thinger on the back. Makes a beauty look less than, in my opinion. That said, I reaaaaaally like that 721, especially in elk.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #94 on: March 07, 2012, 02:42:03 PM »
The C 002 model in the Customs section is nice, too.  That said, I like handles with a finger notch (choil ?) right behind the blade, but nowhere else - too restricting as far as using a variety of different grips on the handle.  That's just my personal preference, YMMV.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #95 on: March 08, 2012, 12:30:50 AM »
Probably Bark River Knives, although, I'm not the biggest fan of their sheaths.

Since they have consistently described themselves as semi-custom,  I don't know if they qualify as either a production knife or a custom knife?

Now before you assume that this is a BRK bash, can I remind you that this is something MikeS himself has noted on numerous occassions.  :)



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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #96 on: March 11, 2012, 07:06:15 AM »
for all around edc, public life, hands down Izula, I loved that thing, maybe I have small hands I dont know but that thing is perfect, but I gave it to my girlfriend she uses it everyday. and everyday I look at izulas on ebay....actually if anyones got a bashed up one they want to let go for cheap...


I also really liked this 18 dollar buck, carried it for a few months, made a sheath that included the plastic liner from the original with some thin leather I thought would be useless, worked great. I used this knife for woodworking a lot actually, I had a job working some ancient cast iron and wooden machinery  that needed alot of minor repairs done. It scraped, shaved, chiseled, shaped and split really well...gave it to my dad.


and I love my woodsman pro. It's awesome, but I miss the Izula for edc for sure

actually I forgot about this guy, think I pushed into the recesses of my brain with other things that make me want to walk really far just to beat the hell out of somebody....
my beloved ESEE 3 that is most likely rotting on DWAT's shelf. someday I will get another and do the exact same thing I did here, worked great, and without the crkt piggybacking it was really unobtrusive and easy to wear in public....grrr. one day I'll learn to keep hold of a good thing.

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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #97 on: March 11, 2012, 08:46:04 PM »
I carry a SAK(this was serrated blase when I brought it ,has seen much use)  and a Izula 2 as my edc , Esse 5 for chopping ,ESEE 4 for everyday camp stuff, But recently brought some land in Michigan and although I still have the Izula 2 as a kneck knife and the SAK in the pocket ,have been getting a little more traditional , made a strap from leather so I can secure my tomahawk and this knife I got from Track of the Wolf to my possibles bag , the blade is thin but it stays sharp and has done everything Ive asked it to do, may end up buying a kneck knife from there in the future, I also have several knives I forged from a truck spring that I keep in the pouch as patch knives . Back in the late 80's I was into buckskining so going back to a more traditional setup is like going home for me.




Heres my hand forged patch knife

Hey Matt this is going to be off subject ,but one of my neighbors has beehives ,thinking of getting some for the new place , he gave me some beeswax ,and I found these wicks and made a emergency candle from a pellet gun tin, also melted a piece to fit in a old precusion cap case so I have wax to cote my long bow string.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2012, 10:06:33 AM »
Nice looking stuff, Chris!  I used to have a full sized GMC Jimmy with that wolf material as my vehicle interior that you have laid your knives out on.
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Re: What is your favorite production Knife??????
« Reply #99 on: March 14, 2012, 11:42:32 AM »
Now I haven't owned a lot of knives yet just kinda slowly getting into  collecting them lol.  To date I  would have said my  favorite fixed blade is my Mora 840 and my  favorite folder is  hands down my Opi #7. Now I do have to change  my  favorite  fixed to this after using it for the past week I have  fallen in love  with this blade hands  down best  and most comfortable  cutter I have ever used my  bark river also  one of the prettiest knives I have ever had the pleasure to own :D





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