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Old 25-09-2015, 05:03 PM   #8131
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Hi knife experts:

Just a quick question:
Does anyone have any experiences with CKF knives? i came across the Gratch which thought was nice but im not very sure if the high price is justified.

I own reate, benchmade, zts and spydies and i was wondering does the extra cost for a CKF really translates to that much of a qualtiy difference? i mean i can easily buy two good quality production knife for one CKF knife.

Thanks in advance!
Some good, some not so. The Sukhoi was good. Looks like Gratch is good too. Get it - they're probably made by Reate/Adai/KevinJohn the usual suspects.

They are priced according to the same perceived market. Flippers with M390/20CV/204P steel with bearings are now all around $350-400. The only thing you want to consider carefully is the warranty and servicing.

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Old 25-09-2015, 07:27 PM   #8132
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Some good, some not so. The Sukhoi was good. Looks like Gratch is good too. Get it - they're probably made by Reate/Adai/KevinJohn the usual suspects.

They are priced according to the same perceived market. Flippers with M390/20CV/204P steel with bearings are now all around $350-400. The only thing you want to consider carefully is the warranty and servicing.
Hmmm... Thanks for the advice Vespaguy! Will probably wait till the next shot show before considering pulling the trigger (if it is still there that is)
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Old 25-09-2015, 08:33 PM   #8133
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Hmmm... Thanks for the advice Vespaguy! Will probably wait till the next shot show before considering pulling the trigger (if it is still there that is)
video looks good. wait till Jan? maybe it won't be there anymore. if you liked the sukhoi, you'll like this one - the sukhoi was ultra smooth...smoother than all customs. it was like floating on lube.

get it and do a video for us.
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Old 26-09-2015, 10:10 AM   #8134
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video looks good. wait till Jan? maybe it won't be there anymore. if you liked the sukhoi, you'll like this one - the sukhoi was ultra smooth...smoother than all customs. it was like floating on lube.

get it and do a video for us.
HAHHA i would love to. Unfortunately as a student ive got a limited budget for knives. Getting it means i cant get a new one for the whole of next year XD so i gotta be damn sure that it is the only knife that i wanna get. I guess u gotta lose some to gain some
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Old 27-09-2015, 08:34 PM   #8135
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HAHHA i would love to. Unfortunately as a student ive got a limited budget for knives. Getting it means i cant get a new one for the whole of next year XD so i gotta be damn sure that it is the only knife that i wanna get. I guess u gotta lose some to gain some
my advice as always - don't spend a little here, a little there on mediocre knives. get quality over quantity. it's always difficult with limited budgets and disposable income, sometimes it's a matter of shifting funds here and there.

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Thanks for your advise. I still not prefer G10 handle
aluminium handles are light but they are slippery and they feel...a little cheap, I don't know why. They're not bad, it just depends on the finish.

most importantly, buy what makes you happy and is safe.
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Old 27-09-2015, 10:55 PM   #8136
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Wow those CKF custom designs looks out of this world. Serious alien technology there.
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Old 28-09-2015, 04:38 PM   #8137
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Wow those CKF custom designs looks out of this world. Serious alien technology there.
Right at the base level before all those customizing..all are made in China though. Having said, it isn't necessarily bad. I have fondled good and bad ones from CKF.. The Sukhoi was a well tuned and designed pc. But the Elf was a dud (or at least the piece I helped a friend to tune and salvage...

Their recent M390 ones, Gratch and T90 looks good. I just wonder how is the treatment on the steel. waiting for the verdict from a few Russian friends now after they have put those knives to the test. Quite tempted to get them myself

But for those kind of etching/ anodizing "customizing".. there are a lot of russian craftsmen doing after market mods out there. Some are really quite outstanding.

found these on BF...



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Old 28-09-2015, 04:49 PM   #8138
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Hi knife experts:

Just a quick question:
Does anyone have any experiences with CKF knives? i came across the Gratch which thought was nice but im not very sure if the high price is justified.

I own reate, benchmade, zts and spydies and i was wondering does the extra cost for a CKF really translates to that much of a qualtiy difference? i mean i can easily buy two good quality production knife for one CKF knife.

Thanks in advance!
Was looking at Gratch and T90 too as in my last reply before I saw yours.. Frankly, hardly any knives are actually worth the value they are sold for. I will wait... if they don't sell out in 3 months time (which I am hedging that they won't)-- there will be a drop of these ~$375 knives to maybe $325?.... still not moving and none of their overseas distro are taking in more -- then maybe a $275 or even less. Resale value hasn't been high for many of their knives either-- so cna probably look out on forums for something lower than original price after awhile...
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Old 28-09-2015, 08:00 PM   #8139
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Was looking at Gratch and T90 too as in my last reply before I saw yours.. Frankly, hardly any knives are actually worth the value they are sold for. I will wait... if they don't sell out in 3 months time (which I am hedging that they won't)-- there will be a drop of these ~$375 knives to maybe $325?.... still not moving and none of their overseas distro are taking in more -- then maybe a $275 or even less. Resale value hasn't been high for many of their knives either-- so cna probably look out on forums for something lower than original price after awhile...
Hi anvil_den, in the end i did pull the trigger and ordered one. Will let you all know how it is Based on the Sukhoi 2.0, i doubt it will go so low as 325. Even the Daboia which doesnt seem that popular is only a 10 dollars discount
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Old 28-09-2015, 09:17 PM   #8140
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Anybody knows if this Schrade model is legal to import?

http://taylorbrandsllc.com/collectio...op-point-blade


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I like the design and the short length (2.4") is just nice for everyday use, but the fact that it looks a lot like a switchblade / flick knife / auto is cause for concern.

Technically, it's not a flick knife or switchblade because pushing the button only disengages the lock, and the other hand is still needed to pivot the blade out of the handle. Which makes it look like this knife was specially designed to comply with stricter laws in other parts of the world where one-handed opening knives are not allowed. But of course, our men in blue will still have the last say.

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Old 29-09-2015, 11:10 AM   #8141
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Hi anvil_den, in the end i did pull the trigger and ordered one. Will let you all know how it is Based on the Sukhoi 2.0, i doubt it will go so low as 325. Even the Daboia which doesnt seem that popular is only a 10 dollars discount
Oh yes please.. do update here on the Gratch
Get on their newsletter email-- time to time there's more "special dealts" there. My friend got one of the Daboia . Now its back to 230.. but at the point when he got it-- it was knocked down to I think ~170-185....a 2 wk window or so
But honestly that one is not worth the $$ imo...even when the price was lowered.
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Old 29-09-2015, 09:29 PM   #8142
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Anybody knows if this Schrade model is legal to import?

http://taylorbrandsllc.com/collectio...op-point-blade


Advertising video:


I like the design and the short length (2.4") is just nice for everyday use, but the fact that it looks a lot like a switchblade / flick knife / auto is cause for concern.

Technically, it's not a flick knife or switchblade because pushing the button only disengages the lock, and the other hand is still needed to pivot the blade out of the handle. Which makes it look like this knife was specially designed to comply with stricter laws in other parts of the world where one-handed opening knives are not allowed. But of course, our men in blue will still have the last say.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:59 AM   #8143
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appears like a button lock mechanism - allen elishewitz uses that on his custom folders. they seem to also include an additional 'lawks' type lock as well...
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:07 PM   #8144
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Hais.. just lost my 0566BW. grew very attached to the 1y/o knife. wondering what should I get as a replacement..
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:37 AM   #8145
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This knife is totally primitive and from the mail u attached, that is green light , I think.
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