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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/17/2002 7:11:44 PM EDT
The best knives undoubtably (that dn't cost $600) are made by Strider, of course. They rewrap and sharpen for free (just pay for postage to send it to them, return shipping is free) and have a lifetime UNCONDITIONAL warranty. Really nice knives. I want that Model KH (double edged, 6.25 inch blade). Model GB and GS are nice general purpose cheese cutters. Model PAB can replace those Khukri's. Awesome stuff.....

Doggonit
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 7:39:03 PM EDT
yea, there were some at the gunshow today.
fell in love until i tested the edge.
they must be sharpened with a belt sander.
yuck!
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 7:41:56 PM EDT
got a full size custom hammond sealtac. $700 more than 10 yrs ago. pig sticker.can you say wheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/18/2002 11:25:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2002 1:31:46 PM EDT
The main advantage of Strider knives is the hardening treatment. Paul Bos hardens the blades to Rc 60-61, and he is widely regarded as a master of hardening and tempering blade steel. ATS-34 is a top of the line stainless steel, and Paul Bos brings out the best in it.

I like the BG. I haven't been able to figure out Strider's naming system... BG, GS, WB, etc. Any clues?
Link Posted: 8/18/2002 2:26:49 PM EDT
Tempering is really the key to how well a stock removal knife well turn out. And Paul Brothers does about as good a job as you can find.

Before you folk get too far off, many hand forged knives are available for much less than $600.00. Many of mine were purchased for well under $300.00.

A forged knife will often out preform one that is made from the stock removal method. When a knife blade is forged, 99% of the shaping is done under the hammer. This leaves some areas denser than others and produces a very stong yet light blade. In addition, many bladesmiths do a differencial heat treatment. The blade is partially covered in clay during the final heat treatment. The result is that the edge is hardened more than the stock which gives you great edgeholding properties while still maitaining the flexibility and softness needed in the rest of the blade.

Link Posted: 8/19/2002 3:44:54 PM EDT
I find that I loose my knives way before they require a professional sharping!

I'm the same way with sunglasses.

I'll "lose" a $100 knife and a $150 set of sunglasses in a real good month .

My cheap Spiderco knife and Wal-Mart sunglasses never get lost. What's up with that?
Link Posted: 8/19/2002 3:56:32 PM EDT
Big_Bear,
If I remember correctly, the letters of the knife are the initials of the gent who came up with the design for that knife. I read this somewhere. In a mag or maybe the Strider site. They are nice. But I don't like the cord handles. The cost means nothing to me (yeah right!).
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