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What out of production knife do you covet?

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March 20, 2017, 10:48 AM
RNshooter
What out of production knife do you covet?
Hey all-

I just purchased one of my all time favorite Spyderco knives: a Co-pilot!
Spyderco originally spec'd this knife out to be under the airline knife length restriction. All that went away on 9/11 so this knife has always hearkened back for me to a simpler and more sensible time. Smile

Co-pilot
What out of production knife do you covet?

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March 20, 2017, 11:06 AM
jhe888
A green handled Spyderco Lum Chinese folder.




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March 20, 2017, 01:06 PM
Kravashera
A Benchmade 710-141 or 142



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March 20, 2017, 03:25 PM
JohnnyD
A Gerber Orange and Black handle Dive Knife (MK-II style) with original leather sheath and the piggyback sharpening steel.


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March 20, 2017, 05:44 PM
feersum dreadnaught
Hackman Folding Puukko



I have one that my dad brought back from Finland, and there are reproductions being made, but I have kids that could use one or two each...



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March 20, 2017, 06:58 PM
henryarnaud
Benchmade Model 42 Balisong.



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March 21, 2017, 02:37 AM
Nuclear
Zero Tolerance 300 Tiger Striped blade with a green handle.
March 21, 2017, 01:31 PM
Z06
OOP Knives I currently have that I can't replace:
Spyderco Citadel Auto - 92mm
(2) Spyderco Embassy Autos

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March 21, 2017, 04:12 PM
Browndrake
quote:
Originally posted by henryarnaud:
Benchmade Model 42 Balisong.


This was the only one I could really think of.




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March 21, 2017, 05:20 PM
braillediver
Benchmade Mel Pardue 475. The symmetry, balance, size and shape were perfect. I want the auto but they're illegal in Wa. State.




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March 21, 2017, 07:00 PM
agony
Benchmade Ares. All of the variations.

And the Benchmade 42. Still the finest production balisong ever made.




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March 21, 2017, 11:27 PM
newtoSig765
quote:
Originally posted by Nuclear:
Zero Tolerance 300 Tiger Striped blade with a green handle.

Check this guy. I'm not sure this is exactly the knife you're looking for, but it appears he has some. I got a ZT0301TS from him a year or so back, after they were discontinued, and was extremely happy with the deal:
http://kershawguy.com/products-page/zt-discontinued/
This one has the black blade, but you could e-mail him to see if he has any left with the TS blade.


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March 22, 2017, 09:48 AM
Z06
quote:
Originally posted by braillediver:
Benchmade Mel Pardue 475. The symmetry, balance, size and shape were perfect. I want the auto but they're illegal in Wa. State.


Your post hit home braillediver for me...
I bought my 475 at a Washington Arms Collectors gun show 20+ years ago while still living in WA. After 30 years (in the rain) we moved to AZ in 2001 and the very first knife I bought in the auto-knife-friendly-state-of-Arizona was the matching auto.

Almost every mall that has a cutlery store carries switchblades and OTF fun stuff.


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March 22, 2017, 07:54 PM
cas
An Ek M4, for the last 30+ years.



No real use for it. A "dagger", so illegal to do much with here, but still...

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March 22, 2017, 09:44 PM
photoman12001
quote:
Originally posted by Nuclear:
Zero Tolerance 300 Tiger Striped blade with a green handle.


About a year and a half ago I stumbled upon this pair for sale on a local forum. I'd never heard of Zero Tolerance but liked the look of them so I picked them up at $250 for the pair. That quickly escalated into a pretty sizable ZT collection. They have a lot of designs I like.




quote:
Originally posted by agony:
Benchmade Ares. All of the variations.


I snagged one of these a few weeks ago for a decent price (second from top). It's a really well-designed knife and I wouldn't mind getting one with a plain edge. All of these are nice discontinued Benchmades.



I can't think anything I'm actively pursuing but I've learned to just buy a knife while it's in production if I like it. Otherwise it could prove to be a difficult and expensive hunt down the road.


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March 22, 2017, 10:28 PM
ruger357
Spyderco embassy auto


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March 23, 2017, 08:59 PM
amals
If I didn't already have one, I would have coveted the Spyderco Jumpmaster (original, not Jumpmaster 2). As it was, when I found out recently that it had been discontinued, I snagged the last one at Knifeworks. So I guess I coveted it even though I had one!
March 25, 2017, 10:52 PM
eTripper
Probably an Al Mar SERE with a Special Forces crest to go with my other SERE.




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March 26, 2017, 09:25 AM
Skins2881
quote:
Originally posted by Browndrake:
quote:
Originally posted by henryarnaud:
Benchmade Model 42 Balisong.


This was the only one I could really think of.


Just started a thread looking for advice on finding one. Want to replace one I had 20 years ago, found out they are no longer made. Frown



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March 26, 2017, 01:16 PM
C-Dubs
quote:
Originally posted by Z06:
Spyderco Citadel Auto - 92mm

+1 just a sexy looking auto. I looked for one once autos became legal and only found 1 83mm model. I checked the next day and it was gone too.



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