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Old 09-17-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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Doc is going to demand this before it's polished...

I got a steal of a deal on a Kizer knife, one of Glenn Klecker's designs simply called the G-10 Linerlock.

First off, it's made from S35VN. One of my favorite cutlery steels.

It arrives on Tuesday, and in digging around in my premium stones I found a seldom used, hard, off-white, 15,000 grit Nubatama stone.

No whisker marks!

I like Kizers because you don't have to sell your favorite goat to get one, but it has quality craftsmanship just under Bradford Knives and Medford.

Betcha' a nickel, at dusk next Tuesday I'll get a call from Tennessee asking, "Is it done yet?"
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:38 PM   #2
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I looked up this knife. That's a very nice knife indeed. I might have to own one of those!
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I think you'll like the cutting geometry of the knife. It looks like they designed the edge as one smooth, uniform arc from choil to tip.

An edge like that is great for blocking out sections of meat or fish. And S35VN can be easily cleaned in the kitchen sink.

I'm looking forward to get mine. Got the stones, glass, Alumina and slurry all picked out...
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once you receive your knife and have driven around the bloc so to speak, please post your thoughts of its performance. I for one would really like to hear your thoughts.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:50 AM   #5
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After a knife is polished, I time-date it, then photograph it on a playing card and post the pictures.

If the knife is a "rebuild," Chuck likes me to post 'the first cut' to show how bad the edge was when it arrived.

I think this Kizer will just be a refinement, a straight polishing job.
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I'm anxiously awaiting your pictures. As much as I love the "No Time Off" I got from you I'm still looking for something else. The NTF is one of the sharpest, smoothest opening knives I've ever owned. I love the heavy wide blade and weight of it but the lack of a real point for opening stuff leaves it lacking at times.
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I've been carrying my Ruger/CRKT 2-Stage for that problem.

They made the tanto edge obtuse, but I put a polished edge on it. It works good for pressing down on rope.
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That looks like it could fill the bill, I like the longer (4") blade but not the model with serrations. The picture on CRKT's site has the Tanto tip looking like it has a belly in it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:22 PM   #9
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The Kizer I bought from Blue Ridge must be a limited collaborative knife. I cannot even find it on You Tube.

That said, I'm going to buy a spare.

I have a confirmed delivery date of 09-20-17, so in two days I'll have the knife and take some "as is" pictures. Then it gets the blue tape and torture...
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