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Old 02-05-2019, 10:53 AM   #1
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I just bought a new knife.

As most of you know, I'm buying cheaper knives and using slurry polish to make them functional, and more importantly usable.

I bought a 3-inch CRKT Prequel. It's stubby, with a good, wide blade, and it utilizes their detail strip feature which does not require tools.

To my liking, it has a tanto blade, which becomes two bevels. I like this feature, you can chop with the back bevel and slice with the front. If one goes dull, you still have the other.

I paid 34 bucks, my cost. That's within spitting distance of my Shuffle II.

A full showcase will happen in a week.

https://www.crkt.com/prequel.html
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Brother, I wish I had your blade skills.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:51 AM   #3
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Interesting looking, I see it can be field stripped.
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Oh, I like my Shuffle II, and I used it once for food. That stripping feature will allow my wife to use it on dinner--cover it with gravy--and yet fall apart in my hands for a quick easy cleanse.
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Brother, I wish I had your blade skills.
Everything I know I either stole or borrowed from Dwade Hawley, Rob Babcock or Ken Schwartz.

The only big thing I did for polishing was to guide Ben Dale to use thick glass on his polishing fixtures because thick glass is dead flat, and aluminum ones are not.

The rest was sweat equity.
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Is this a assisted opening blade? Will you be offering your version?
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:23 PM   #7
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Is this a assisted opening blade? Will you be offering your version?
This is how the blade is marketed:

Folding Knife w/Locking Liner

Experience has taught me that any assisted opening is marked clearly as A/O.

My own version? No, I'm retired and still getting caught up on the Barges. Until we recoup the cost of our furnace, we are not making any large purchases.
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As I stated in another thread, the CRKT Prequel came yesterday. It's not A/O, nor does it need to be. It was sharp out of the box. However, since this knife became an immediate EDC, I like the take-down feature. You can eat with this knife, slop it in gravy, and just wash it in the sink when you get home.

Oh, I still have my cheap Shuffle II, and that one could also get a bath, it just doesn't come apart!

Edit: I just checked the specs on this little knife, and the manufacturer lists the blade length at 2.7 inches. It sure doesn't look or carry like a 3-inch knife. I think the fact that the blade has a dog-leg in it makes the overall length seem shorter. Personally I like tanto style blades, and this is a nice variant of the idea.

I also went to the knife closet and looked at my collection. It's rapidly shifting to "user blades only." I do have a few "No Time Off" folders, which I should carry, but this "cheap knife" era looks like it's going to continue. Honestly (and with the Bradfords) I have all the "hobby holes" filled. And even with the entire monthly Blue Catalog, I cannot find a knife I need or want.
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