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Re: I bought a bunch of knives
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2023, 10:29:00 PM »
I see the resemblance. The Model 1874 sword bayonet for the Fusil Modèle 1874 or Gras. The handles on many of the old bayonets look like a lot like my one sword.
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Re: I bought a bunch of knives
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2023, 11:18:11 PM »
I found a picture online of my SOG Stout FLK (frame lock), Blue and Stonewash color that they're no longer selling. It is indeed a stout feeling knife, but not too big. If you choke up your grip on the choil it feels like a bigger knife in your hand. The blade is only 2.62" long, but it's 0.15" thick and locks up tight. The old expression short and stout is an apt description. It also flicks open easier than most of my other knives, including the assisted opening ones. I've included a picture of an O.D. Green version with the same stonewash blade and G10 handle so you can get a better look. They have an all-black version, too, among others.

And here's a pic from SOG's website of my ESCAPE FL (frame lock) that's named after their ESCAPE, shown below that. The Escape has a line cutter integrated in the handle (perfect for cutting cord, string, seat belts, etc.), a glass breaker for extreme emergencies, their patent-pending wire stripper, and extra line cutter blades (which are stored under the handle slab). It's a lockback, and the name Escape seems appropriate. The ESCAPE FL has NO line cutter, NO glass breaker, and NO wire stripper. I hope I never need it to ESCAPE since it has no extra tools to do so. If I'm wearing my Leatherman Tread LT I can use its carbide glass breaker to break out a car window, assuming I'm not panicking or forgetting it's there.
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE - A. E. van Vogt, The Weapon Shops of Isher

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Re: I bought a bunch of knives
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2023, 11:42:35 PM »
Here's my Aegis AT in the Forest & Moss color scheme. It's an unusual knife for a couple of reasons. SOG's patented Assisted Technology (AT) XR Lock gives you fast, easy, one-handed opening with either hand, and solid lock-up once its open. The 2 button blade release makes sure it won't accidentally close, but it's easy to close with your thumb and fingers of either hand. And it has an ambidextrous safety on the back of the handle. It's a rocker switch that won't let the knife open with the safety on. When you flip the safety off you can use it as a thumbrest. The blade is 3.1" long, 1/10" too long for me to carry into the township, so I put it in my first aid kit in the Yukon. I'll always have a good sharp knife in there, along with the scissors and bandages and stuff.


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""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE - A. E. van Vogt, The Weapon Shops of Isher

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Re: I bought a bunch of knives
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 01:35:37 AM »
I bought an AD-15 LITE from Cold Steel. It's a more affordable version of the AD-15 designed by Andrew Demko. They also have an AD-10 LITE, a more affordable version of the AD-10 designed by Andrew Demko, along with regular production model AD-15 and AD-10 knives. All of them are a fraction of the price of the custom versions he makes. The Tri-Ad lock of the AD-10 can support hundreds and hundreds of pounds of weight on the handle before it fails. I've been looking for a video and finally found it, where Andrew Demko explains how precise the lock has to be made, and why he came up with the Scorpion lock of the AD-15. It's about halfway through the second video. Inventing new kinds of locks is what he likes to do, and he came up with something that's an improvement of the Tri-Ad lock.

I'm including pictures of the AD-10, AD-10 LITE, AD-15, and AD-15 LITE. The descriptions of the pictures include the prices at Cold Steel. My AD-15 LITE and Large Luzon are my fidget toys. I've been carrying the SOG Escape FL. The 3" blade is the maximum I dare carry, and I like the long straight edge. They call it a sheepsfoot blade but it's not even close to being that. It's more like a Wharncliffe blade. I'll post some more knives next week.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_YLx2jieFM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpAT60YSrZY
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE - A. E. van Vogt, The Weapon Shops of Isher

 

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