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Old 07-21-2004, 08:00   #16
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I recently had the chance to examine the MOD (Masters of Defense) demo-type knives. A lawnmower blade with a handle IMO. They have a spike type abortion thing on them, ostensibly for making cap well in playdoughbooms.
Mr. Harsey, just a thought, but perhaps a demo knife with 18C input would be a consideration for a future project. Lord knows they could use one and they use a blade more than anybody but medics. Just a thought.
Yes I would like to hear what you guys need for this application. When road building for the logging side I remember the pain in the rear it was to stop and carve a stick in the woods so we could put the electric cap in the end of a stick of stumping powder (40% nitro dynamite, rock powder was 60%). At least we never ran out of sticks. On "Double Load Friday" we sometimes ran out of powder. I'll have to explain sometime.
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:23   #17
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NDD, wait till you get your hands on a New Leatherman Wave.

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I have my hand on it and it serves as my vote for best utility knife! Bought it 2 months ago at Gaylands for around $65.00 and I love it. Even CINCHouse runs off with it because it's so useful.

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Old 07-21-2004, 08:53   #18
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I have my hand on it and it serves as my vote for best utility knife! Bought it 2 months ago at Gaylands for around $65.00 and I love it. Even CINCHouse runs off with it because it's so useful.
First, you need to size your pictures to screen width.

Second, that is not the New Wave, it is the old one. IMHO, best of the multi-tools, but nowhere near the utility and features of the New Wave.

Mr. Harsey:

Double Load Friday's was a great story, please put it up for everyone here in a new thread of its own.

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Old 07-21-2004, 10:44   #19
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First, you need to size your pictures to screen width.

Second, that is not the New Wave, it is the old one. IMHO, best of the multi-tools, but nowhere near the utility and features of the New Wave.

Mr. Harsey:

Double Load Friday's was a great story, please put it up for everyone here in a new thread of its own.

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Roger---deleted photo. Checked the Leatherman website and didn't see the new Wave. However I see they are coming out with the Charge TI and Charge XTI. Anyway, I highly recommend the old Wave.

http://www.leatherman.com/products/t...ve/default.asp
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This is on at least two other threads, but here it is again.

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Old 07-21-2004, 11:00   #21
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This is on at least two other threads, but here it is again.

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Thanks appreciate it! Take care and hope things are well in Pineland!
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:27   #22
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Preferred SF Blades

Great thread -

My preferred "top 5" carry knives sifted out like this -

1. Randall Model 18 - purchased right after graduation from "Q" course at little gun and knife store just outside Bragg.

2. Randall Model 14 - Gary Randall referred me to a little shop in Solvang, California, for this one. He didn't have any on hand. Carried/used it while with 3/7 in Panama.

3. Gerber MK II - Introduced to this particular knife while going through the "Q" and have always had one...or two.

4. Al Mar Eagle Folder - Started carrying one in Panama - one of Al's all time best designs.

5. Chris Reeve Aviator - one of the best small fixed blades ever made / offered IMHO.

Many, many years ago Bill (Harsey) crafted a fixed blade for me while I was doing contract work with Vance International - we titled it the "Oni", or Demon. A close friend of mine has it today - it's still a work'in blade
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Every time I've deployed, I've taken my Yarborough. It was designed to be used, and I used it as a field knife. I have always kept it sharp, and I have trained with it as well. By now, it is not as pretty as it was out of the box. It has desert camp paint on the handle, and the finish is scratched in some areas. But, when I retire, the knife will too, and both of us will have stories.
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Every time I've deployed, I've taken my Yarborough. It was designed to be used, and I used it as a field knife. I have always kept it sharp, and I have trained with it as well. By now, it is not as pretty as it was out of the box. It has desert camp paint on the handle, and the finish is scratched in some areas. But, when I retire, the knife will too, and both of us will have stories.
That is exactly the thing that makes an excellent knife into one that is priceless. Superb post.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:32   #25
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Every time I've deployed, I've taken my Yarborough. It was designed to be used, and I used it as a field knife. I have always kept it sharp, and I have trained with it as well. By now, it is not as pretty as it was out of the box. It has desert camp paint on the handle, and the finish is scratched in some areas. But, when I retire, the knife will too, and both of us will have stories.
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Jerry "Mad Dog" Shriver's Combat Knife

This is a great story / update about one of SOG/SF's greatest operators and legends - Jerry "Mad Dog" Shriver.

http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.co...-with-new.html

The photo of him wearing his Gerber MK II is priceless.

Shriver as also the only guy I ever heard of who carried, among other weapons, a .444 lever action rifle.

As was told me he'd gotten tired of the 5.56 "bouncing" off the heavy duty bunkers he'd come into contact with.

So he had his dad order him a .444 Marlin and had it shipped over to Vietnam.

Shriver carried it as he felt necessary and used it to "bust bunkers" or otherwise get heavy lead in on who was occupying those bunkers.

The DROP recently did a story on him, as well.

Apparently he considered the Gerber a knife he had no problem carrying or using
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:52   #27
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Every time I've deployed, I've taken my Yarborough. It was designed to be used, and I used it as a field knife. I have always kept it sharp, and I have trained with it as well. By now, it is not as pretty as it was out of the box. It has desert camp paint on the handle, and the finish is scratched in some areas. But, when I retire, the knife will too, and both of us will have stories.
Thank you very much for the report.
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Thank you very much for the report.
Come on Bill, you know we know that you and Chris make the best Special Forces knife on the planet........... You guys set the bar very high with the Yarborough!
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