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Old 20-08-2011, 01:30 AM   #2266
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Anyone know how much Spyderco Endura costs locally? Thanks.
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Old 20-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #2267
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Anyone know how much Spyderco Endura costs locally? Thanks.
Around the region of S$200

I bought my delica locally at S$150 and harpy at S$180

My Spyderco Endura in ZDP189 Steel...




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Old 20-08-2011, 01:56 PM   #2268
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just curious
do the collectors here practise knife fighting (Eskrima/Kali/Arnis)?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Kinda interesting if one collects knives but not learn a relevant skill set
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Old 20-08-2011, 02:08 PM   #2269
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Fallkniven A1 vs Cold Steel SRK



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Old 20-08-2011, 07:10 PM   #2270
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I got Spyderco Stretch, delica with wave, and superleaf. Anyone interested can pm me
Btw, nice fallkniven!
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Old 20-08-2011, 07:11 PM   #2271
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just curious
do the collectors here practise knife fighting (Eskrima/Kali/Arnis)?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Kinda interesting if one collects knives but not learn a relevant skill set
What does knife collecting and knife fighting have to do with each other?
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Old 20-08-2011, 07:12 PM   #2272
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Anyone know how much Spyderco Endura costs locally? Thanks.
Too much...
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Old 20-08-2011, 11:01 PM   #2273
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just curious
do the collectors here practise knife fighting (Eskrima/Kali/Arnis)?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Kinda interesting if one collects knives but not learn a relevant skill set
you have to see beyond the traditional notion of knife as a weapon.
it can be art, like people who collect antiques, pens and even cars.

Too much...
haha, I like this statement!
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Old 21-08-2011, 12:21 AM   #2274
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Too much...
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Old 21-08-2011, 12:43 AM   #2275
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just curious
do the collectors here practise knife fighting (Eskrima/Kali/Arnis)?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Kinda interesting if one collects knives but not learn a relevant skill set

I collect knives for the specialty steel and also the art of the workmanship in making the knives... i.e. heat treatment and grinding, polishing, handle material etc..

The knive I collect can hold keen edge for a long period and can be hard use with no worries of damaging. it is more for survivor or hunting situation

I keep my knives locked safely in my cabinet and NEVER bring it out of the house... let alone taking it oversea... so knives fighting skill is irrelevant to me, cos if there is a situation there won't any knive to use but my own bare fist

You don't need knive fighting skill in Singapore, you need a good lawyer and lots of money

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Old 21-08-2011, 12:59 AM   #2276
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Finally I got the Bark River Aurora in Green Canvas Micarta...








That's enough... I guess I won't be getting anymore BRKT for the time being...

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Old 21-08-2011, 03:09 PM   #2277
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I collect knives for the specialty steel and also the art of the workmanship in making the knives... i.e. heat treatment and grinding, polishing, handle material etc..

The knive I collect can hold keen edge for a long period and can be hard use with no worries of damaging. it is more for survivor or hunting situation

I keep my knives locked safely in my cabinet and NEVER bring it out of the house... let alone taking it oversea... so knives fighting skill is irrelevant to me, cos if there is a situation there won't any knive to use but my own bare fist

You don't need knive fighting skill in Singapore, you need a good lawyer and lots of money
Hm..just curious, have you ever had your edge roll on your brkts?i heard their heat treating isnt terrible reliable. I had a Huntsman, but didn't really like it much. I like BRKTs for their scale options tho.
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Old 21-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #2278
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Hm..just curious, have you ever had your edge roll on your brkts?i heard their heat treating isnt terrible reliable. I had a Huntsman, but didn't really like it much. I like BRKTs for their scale options tho.
Actually, their heat treating is spot on (in my limited experience) if the knife edge rolls during hard use. I find their steel softer as they made their knives @ around 58-59rc than typically 60rc.. I never had mine roll so far but read the roll is usually because their edge is brought too thin from the thicker convex..
I did measure the edge thickness with a caliper and so far mine is not brought down too thin..
the plus side to a roll is it can be fixed easily on the field but a chip cannot. I personally prefer mine to roll than chip off..

on the other hand, if it chips, than their heat treat is off quite abit.

yeah, their contour handles are one of the nicest I've held!
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Old 21-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #2279
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Hm..just curious, have you ever had your edge roll on your brkts?i heard their heat treating isnt terrible reliable. I had a Huntsman, but didn't really like it much. I like BRKTs for their scale options tho.
A rolled edge is much preferred to a chipped edge... Rolled edges usually can be honed back to shape, chipped edges, you'll have to remove a lot of steel to get a nice edge again. On a convexed edge that's going to be a real pain. Honestly there is a point where if a steel is hardened too much it chips or too soft and your edge holding is bad. For impact and "hard use" it's better if a knife isn't too hard else chipping occurs. On an EDC, I'll take them as hard as they go i.e. ZDP-189.

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Old 21-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #2280
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Hm..just curious, have you ever had your edge roll on your brkts?i heard their heat treating isnt terrible reliable. I had a Huntsman, but didn't really like it much. I like BRKTs for their scale options tho.
Mine so far so good... no chance of rolled edge. Probably becos I havnt used it to chop a few 6x4 or 4x4. The edge thickness on mine is pretty standard

But like like what Viix and Lonerider had mentioned, rolled edge is better than chipped edge cos the former is easier to fix.

See below what Knife Test did to a Bravo1..

http://www.knifetest.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1715

According to the Knifetest, Bravo1 didnt fared well at all... so is a few Chris Reeve knives they tested. Busse knive did the best, but I find it a hassle to order...

Unlike KnifeTest, I guess.. the few BRKT I owned should hold up just pretty well for normal folks like me

I dun really like the huntman either, the design doesnt look nice to me

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