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Offline aelfred.t.allspa

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My review of the crkt sting
« on: April 25, 2016, 07:14:15 PM »
This thing is awesome. It's sold, throws well, and came acceptably sharp. For us knife nuts though, it was mediocre. About fifteen licks on an Arkansas stone and a quick stropping on my 1930's strop, linen then leather, and this thing will cut your soul if you stare at it. I've already made some good feather sticks and cut some notches. Don't believe the reviews on amazon, the Velcro strips are plenty big for ankle carry. In fact, the only way I can tell I'm wearing it is the weight. The grip is solid and it fits my hand well with no hot spots. I wear size 13 ring and large gloves. Retention is awesome. The knife only comes out when you want it to.
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Re: My review of the crkt sting
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 07:51:46 PM »
Is yours the removable scale model or the one with a molded handle?

Looks like a neat knife but I prefer a single edge for most outdoor/camp use.

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Re: My review of the crkt sting
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 07:54:18 PM »
Molded. The other ones were thin and really pricey due to being discontinued

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Re: My review of the crkt sting
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 08:44:43 PM »
I remember when A.G. Russell introduced them to his subscribers as a limited edition 'knife-of-the-month' offering.  They were an elegant little sticker, available in sambar stag, several different woods and maybe even linen micarta......can't remember. :P
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Re: My review of the crkt sting
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 06:16:49 PM »
I remember when A.G. Russell introduced them to his subscribers as a limited edition 'knife-of-the-month' offering.  They were an elegant little sticker, available in sambar stag, several different woods and maybe even linen micarta......can't remember. :P

It's funny this got posted when it did from a timing standpoint.  My brother gifted me an original when they were new and I thought I lost it in the move when I got divorced.  I found it over the weekend in some things I had packed for longer term storage.  I'll try to get a pic up maybe towards the end of the week.

I've not used one like the OP posted, but have read about them and always was reminded of the one I thought was gone forever.  I've read favorable things about these newer ones though, thanks for sharing your thoughts on them!

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Re: My review of the crkt sting
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 06:30:11 PM »
I'm glad you found it, Dan.....I bet you were, too! ;D    I'm looking forward to the pictures.....I haven't seen one in a loooong time. :-\
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Re: My review of the crkt sting
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 06:48:25 PM »
Looks illegal for me to carry in public
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