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Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Thanks, Pud and Wally...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 31, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Been a fan of the dinky Spyderco stuff for awhile. Ladybug and Jester. Also have the Ladybug hawkbill.

Interesting that in Europe, especially amongst the canyoning community, rescue scissors have become fairly popular.



Jul 31, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Of interest to climbers, this serrated pattern on the CRKT Kommer Full Throttle outperforms any other serration when cutting rope and webbing than any I've ever tried on any knife that cost any money: and I've seen and tried a lot of them.

The metal handle is heavier than some other knifes, and the gold looks great for about a week till it rubs off...but this thing cuts rope like it's warm butter. Most CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) products do NOT have this great serration.

Trad climber
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Credit: Snowmassguy

This Spyderco has served me well. Multi purpose for sure with serration and a regular blade.

Think it is pretty much the same knife as Wally has shown above.

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:16pm PT

Similar but slightly different shape in both blade and handle. Can't quite tell what it says in the handle on yours. Is it the delica? I think most of their models comes with the combo edge option?

Great knives, that's for sure!!
Steven Amter

Washington, DC
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
Classic 007 folding knife from the 1970s.  Vintage hand-tinted photo o...
Classic 007 folding knife from the 1970s. Vintage hand-tinted photo of Yosemite's Vernal Falls in background.
Credit: Steven Amter
This is the wooden handled "007" lockblade knife that I keep in my office desk drawer - mostly used to cut apples. I got it in New York City in the 1970s. Although it doesn't look like much (and trust me, it really isn't), it's legendary.

Back in the day, this was the #1 knife in NYC used in stabbings and by criminals, because it was cheap (and disposable), available at every corner store, and apparently quite effective. It was the blade equivalent to the "Saturday night special" cheap handguns that plagued urban areas in the same era.

It's currently illegal to carry it in NYC because of its size and that it's supposedly a "gravity knife," i.e. you can open it with just a wrist flick. I don't know about that, mine is so sticky that it's difficult to open. Probably age and dried apple juice.

This is a knife that has its own website recounting its interesting history:


An excerpt:

"The 007 knife is an embodiment of New York City’s decline in the 1970′s. The more you read of the street life in that era of the city’s history, the more you come across the 007 knife. As far as I know it was sold throughout the country (it is mentioned in courtroom documents in Massachusetts and Illinois) but it is not written into the history of any other place the way it is of New York City. Mention the 007 knife to a New Yorker of a certain age and background, and they’ll have a story for you."

The website also explains that the 007 was supposedly used by Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols to murder his girlfriend Nancy.


Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Without even trying I've ended up with a collection over the years.

Credit: pud
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Credit: whitemeat

Big Wall climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:22am PT
Credit: pyro
seald with a locking biner!

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:31am PT
I always had a thing for butterfly knives. Those many years of working with Mexicanos and Chicanos in the kitchens of the West, I have met more than one mean hombre that could scare the crap out of most gringos with some flashy wrist-work with a butterfly. I have also seen a few rookies slice parts trying to show off. Funny shite.

Trad climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 09:12am PT
As most, I have several knives, most are used daily in the kitchen. Some, however, have the privilege to go to work on our friendly neighbourhood pigs.

Warning - some might find the following imagery disturbing. The same people might not know where meat comes from.

You have to break an egg
You have to break an egg
Credit: Lasti

Those who find the image below mouthwatering should not be squeamish about the one above.

to make sausages.
to make sausages.
Credit: Lasti


Trad climber
south africa
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
I just got this knife today from Tod's Stuff in the U.K. It is a faithful reproduction of a 12th Century whittle tang knife that I commissioned.

The blade form is easily recognizable as resembling that of the broken-back seax. Though pattern welding swords had ceased to be forged by about the 10th Century, pattern welded knives continued to be made until the 14th Century. And so this blade was made by Owen Bush with shear steel edge to hold a sharpness, a patterned core (iron and steel) and a wrought iron back - just the way knives were made in the 12th Century.

The handle is boxwood, typical for knives of that era, and the ferrule is pure silver.

The sheath is just a bit speculative. The form is typical of the 12th Century (a single layer of leather, unlined, no tabs, suspended vertically, and form-fitted to the blade and handle), but the stamped design is based on surviving leatherwork from a century later.

She's a beauty.

About 14 inches from the butt of the handle to the tip of the sheath
About 14 inches from the butt of the handle to the tip of the sheath
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

A shear steel edge, a patterned core &#40;iron and steel&#41; and a wr...
A shear steel edge, a patterned core (iron and steel) and a wrought iron back
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

I also bought another custom blade from Owen Bush - a reproduction of a 9th Century broken-back seax. I've having Ben Potter make a rather special handle and sheath for me. I'll post photos when I get that knife, shouldn't be too much longer.

Here's the raw pattern-welded balde. Again, looks like a steel edge, patterned core and a wrought iron back.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Lastly... a limited-edition 13th Century steel dagger made by Albion Armorers.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Antique Gurka

Antique Gurka knife from India
Antique Gurka knife from India
Credit: Magic Ed

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Aug 2, 2013 - 01:11am PT
No Applegate/Fairbarin? just a bunch of wimpy folders?

no vaquero grande or len thompson videos?

wtf, over?

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:21am PT
My new favorite knife.

It's a big knife ( the pizza came out of a 14" Dutch oven ). A hell of a lot easier - and safer - to clean than a wheel-style pizza cutter.

Remind me never to raise hell in a pizza joint.

Aug 2, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Dr Spock asked:
"No Applegate/Fairbarin?"
I have an original WW2 Fairbairn Sykes. Wayne Wallace wandered over to me in Camp 4 about 1983 and said "do you want to buy a great knife cheap"?

"Uhh, No. I have a Swiss Army Knife that does everything I want, but thanks".

"Well I'm broke and need some money," Wayne Says: "you're buying it for $10 as a favor to me, you can cut cheese more efficiently."

"Uhhhh, OK, glad to help you out"...later I came to appreciate it as an interesting bit of history.

Sorry, no photos, but looks like this.

More info: http://www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury/FairbairnSykes.php

Very nice knife, Ledge Rat. What did that beauty run you? And would love to hear why you wanted to commission such an interesting bit of history.

Trad climber
Nevada City
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:51am PT
damn, beautiful knives SLR, i almost feel ashamed posting my simple little benchmade after several of more recent posts, but here it is, with hand for scale.
Credit: kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Aug 2, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
A few throwers.
A vintage 73' Philippine butterfly.
And an example of my amateurish attempts at knapping.
Credit: shady
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