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post #1 of 73 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Randall certainly would be very hight on the list as the most recognized brand of custom knife. Case quite possibly as the most recognized brand.

But while Randall has its clones how good are they. Bark River makes clones of the Randall fighting knife of ww2 fame the #1 model. I have one of each and canít tell the difference in use.

Ruana knives out of Montana are regionally weíll know and highly collectible especially in the northwestern states. I have a couple of them and they are every bit the equal of any knife Iíve ever owned.

But when I need to gut a hog or deer I usually reach for a old Keshaw lock blade pocket knife.

How does the new marbles Chinese knives compare to the Gladstone marbles of yesteryear? I own several old ones and just ordered a new Chinese model for comparison.

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I like Schrade. (before china made them) but my first knife was a hand-me-down Barlow.

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Yeah my dads favorite also. I bought him a new Barlow every year for Christmas after I got old enough to be able to do it. He was hard on a knife. Sharpened them on a sidewalk or cement block or a rock. He wore out one every year.

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Yeah my dads favorite also. I bought him a new Barlow every year for Christmas after I got old enough to be able to do it. He was hard on a knife. Sharpened them on a sidewalk or cement block or a rock. He wore out one every year.
My Dad sharpened his with a file, so my first knife didn't have much blade left.
But it was good enough to play mumbly-peg at recess.

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the old case knives i have are noticeably better built
and ground to a better geometry than the newer ones
i have. jmho- i think case is catering to the collectors
more so than the traditional users.

as far as imported knives, i have some that will work
as well and hold an edge as just as well as some 40
year old + American made knives i have. i have a
newer marbles folding hunter that is a great knife.
i have several rough rider knives that are really great
knives.

i sold the randall knives i had some time back.
not because they were defect in any way, i just
needed the money more than i needed the knives.


as far as dressing game, i try to not use a folder unless
i really need to get whatever dressed out in a hurry.
i try to use the commercial butcher-type knives i have
for ease of cleaning and sanitizing. i don't like having
to try to clean blood and hair out of a folder joint, then
maybe have a few deer hairs or fish scales fall out into
my ham sandwich sometime later on a camping trip or
whatever.
that said, i have used pocket knives that weren't really
suitable for the job to dress out game during spur-of-the-
moment hunts or fishing trips. it can be done with a teeny
knife just like some like to say, but it sure is a pain.

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Ain't nothin' like a good blade... especially when ya' need it!
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This one made by a young fellow in the Carolinas outta saw blade calls himself "The Legend Forge"
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After buying about every brand they sell in a blister pack at the BX, I settled in on Buck. The Vantage Pro S30V was my do-all pocket knife for a good while. Until I tried making my own and learned a little about steel. Now I like SpyderCo, they really offer a lot of different steel options ... Pacific Salt H1 SE DLC is my daily carry now. Salt water, high humidity, etc. no problem. Use it for everything I used the Buck, plus everything else ... including scuba diving.
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With the crowd I run with itís the $5.89 junk at the C-Store. Made in Pakistan. Next comes box cutters.

Then I guess itís a toss up between CRKT, Gerber, or any $25 clamshell lockback with a pocket clip, The modern day imperial Barlow


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Spyderco tops my list. Mainly because of the quality but the deal maker is the Spyderco Sharpmaker. A knife, any knife is only as good as it's sharpener. No I don't work for Spyderco.

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SOCOM was my father-in-law's favorite so I ended up with a few from Christmas gifts.
I've never seen the need for aggressive serrations.
My brother is a picker so from him came Marble's.

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