Good inputI think it would be great to see everyone's blades. So I suggest a picture thread showing what blade/s your carrying and what you think about the blade/s. I will be first
2 USA made blades......
Chris Reeve Umnumzaan
Two titanium scales, frame lock, and s30v hollow ground blade. I love the blade shape especially the two finger ramps which allow for the user to choke up as well as the glass breaker at the top of the blade when folded. however, I dislike the small somewhat sharp edge on the frame lock scale side.
One of my grandfathers small folders I use this usually in public especially when I think some idiot is going to be intimidated by my Umnumzaan. The tip was broken so I reprofiled it using a Spyderco Sharpmaker.
Show us what your sporting and tell us what you think about it.....
USA Made - Chinese Steel Blade
Liner Lock - Assister Opening
Bought it to see if 8Cr13Mov was any good and to see if I would like an AO knife without spending a ton of cash. I had enough points left on my Bass Pro Gold card to get it. It's a good beater knife if you don't want to ruin a spyderco or higher end kershaw. S30V is about the most expensive steel I will buy into. Opens extremely fast for a cheap knife. Ken Onion design with speed safe AO. This could easily be a great design if it weren't for the 8Cr13Mov, lack of a thumbstud, and scale material.
My thoughts on the 8Cr13Mov:
A million times better than 420, 440, AUS-6, or AUS-8. Simple to sharpen and holds an edge fairly well for a good period of time even with heavy use. I haven't broken it yet ( although I do use my knife properly ), but my friend has the same knife and somehow managed to bend about an 1/8" of the tip about 60*. I'm surprised it didn't snap.
Still waiting on a Bayoushooter spyderco...