Post Your Tactical Folders

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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by Reverand » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:52 pm

Not my knife, but belongs to a Deacon from our church. He wanted to see if I could sharpen it for him.
It is a CRKT Desert Cruiser.
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I noticed right off that the blade sat off-center in the well, scrubbing hard against the liner. Also it felt a little "off" when opening and closing the blade (I don't say 'walk & talk, since it has no backspring - it is a tactical friction folder).

Once I took it apart I found some sticky coffee or cola inside, which had caused enough friction to slowly back out the main screw.
This knife was a joy to take apart and reassemble. There were no annoying springs or bearings to fight back into place - only a couple of thin plastic washers. After some soap & water, drying & oiling, it worked like brand new.
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I sharpened it freehand with a whetstone, and finished with ceramic stones. This knife has some HARD steel! It took quite a while to get an edge on it, but it shaves now!
I am not really into tactical folders, but this is a pretty great knife!
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:55 pm

Great looking knife, hope you can get a decent edge on it for him. ::tu::
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:56 pm

A Gryphon and a Gerber. Tho designed as boot knives, I carry them elsewhere.
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by jmh58 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:32 pm

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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:35 am

Great looking boot knives!

Whatcha got there, jmh? Kershaw in AUS-8? Using my phone to surf AAPK and I don't get a good, crisp picture. ::mdm::
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:24 am

I do not know why I posted fixed blades in a thread on folders. I must be losing it. Suppose I fixed on the word tactical. :oops: So here are some folding tacticals.
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:40 am

Great looking group! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:10 am

1967 redrider your comments are always appreciated.
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by jmh58 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:07 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:35 am
Great looking boot knives!

Whatcha got there, jmh? Kershaw in AUS-8? Using my phone to surf AAPK and I don't get a good, crisp picture. ::mdm::
Rat 1.. For the money this knife is GREAT!!! ::tu:: ::nod:: ::tu:: Sharp as a razor out of the box and smooth opener... ::tu::
John :D
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Son.. You need to get off the front porch once in a while!!

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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by Phaeton » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:27 am

The Benchmade is my EDC and the Ontario Knife Company is in my kit bag. The M390 steel is quite hard and difficult to sharpen. The N690 steel is almost as hard and sharpens a bit easier. Both hold an edge very well although my non tactical folder with D2 outcuts them both.
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Both folders are stout, but the Ontario XM-1 is built like a pocket prybar and is stronger than my grip.
The blade says "COMBAT DEPLOYED" and I received it from a soldier that has been overseas.
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And the otherside, just 'cause I like the knives.
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The massive build of the XM-1 is why it did not make it as an EDC, just plain too wide for comfort.
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by 1967redrider » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:00 pm

I've got one of those Ontarios, built like a tank. Cool comparison. ::tu::
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by jmh58 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:48 pm

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..a great rabbit chase ends with a BANG!!

Son.. You need to get off the front porch once in a while!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

All it takes is a little bit of sharp!!

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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by garddogg56 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:40 am

Delica is my favorite Spydico ::tu::
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Re: Post Your Tactical Folders

Post by jmh58 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:07 pm

garddogg56 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:40 am
Delica is my favorite Spydico ::tu::
Mine too.. ::tu:: ::tu::
John :D
..a great rabbit chase ends with a BANG!!

Son.. You need to get off the front porch once in a while!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

All it takes is a little bit of sharp!!

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