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for folders im pretty much a 100% benchmade man with over 50 pieces, i have maybee a dozen case, bulldog, boker, etc slipjoints and 3 or 4 spyderco's. for fixed blades im pretty heavy into bark river knife and tool with around 60 pieces and maybee a dozen or so EK knives and blackjacks. so my collection is pretty much benchmade and bark river.
 

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Folders = Striders, Buck, Case
Autos = Microtech, Protech, Dalton, Lone Wolf, Benchmade, RKK
Fixed Blades - Don Llewellyn, Buck, Case and a couple unknowns
Filet knives = Nick Allen and too many productions to list

I'm not a collector though.... :)
 

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I have 6 Benchmades (4 folders and 2 autos) and 2 MOD's that I consider SD knives.

Unfortunately, the 2 knives that I considered my all time favorites... got lost. :bawling:

I had an old Benchmade AFCK that I carried with me religiously. It was my favorite folder. Then one day I made the mistake of taking it to work. One of my co-workers asked if he could see my knife and without thinking, I handed him my prized Benchmade. He had it about two minutes before he snapped the tip off of it. I almost kicked his @$$ right there, but I refrained. then a couple days later, I got busy and laid it down. Needless to say, it was gone.

Then I had a Spyderco that was just a BAD @$$ KNIFE!!! :rock:

I don't usually like Spyderco, because I don't care for the hump that is created by the thumb hole. It just doesn't look right to me.
Anyway, this knife was full serrated and although it had the thumb hole, it didn't have the "hump."
After I lost my AFCK, I found the Spyderco at a gun shop and it was instant love!! LMAO!!

One night I went to a gentlemens club ;) with some buddies and forgot I had it clipped in my pocket. I got in alright and it didn't seem to be an issue, but after several table dances and a wide array of liquid refreshment... my knife came up missing. I looked everywhere for it. Under tables, in the bathroom, in the creases of the chairs... everywhere. It was gone... :(:(:(:bawling:

Nowadays, I carry either a folding razor knife to work or a cheap Gerber that is really no big loss if it gets broken or stolen, and my party days are pretty much over. :mummy:

As long as I'm not at work, I carry one of my better knives.
 

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I like the tactical folders, here's some of my favorites
 

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Out of all those makers nobody says anything and only one photo with Al Mar. For shame. At least I have 2 a S.E.R.E. and a fixed bladed Special Forces MAC/SOG Commemorative.
 

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Rolls Razors.

Do a google search.

The eponymous product was a sophisticated safety-razor which came in a metal box designed to allow the blade to be stropped against the lid and thus was not disposable, but unlike the straight razor it incorporated a safety guard and its size was closer to the early Gillette double blade disposable razor. The company wilted in the face of competition from the likes of Gillette.

The Rolls trademark, "The Whetter," was registered in the U.S. in 1950; the claimed first use was 1922. The U.S. patent for the method of attaching the blade to the handle was filed in 1925 and issued in 1930. The name "Rolls Razor (1927) Ltd." was used in advertising. The razor was still manufactured and sold until 1958 when the company was purchased by entrepreneur/corporate raider John Bloom who converted the factory from Rolls Razors to washing machines.

It seems that no one could bear to throw away a Rolls Razor. That must be why there are so many still around. Though not made by the Rolls-Royce company, the name was undoubtedly chosen to evoke the "Rolls" image of luxury and quality. The factory address was 255 Cricklewood Broadway, London, N.W. 2, with showrooms located at 197a, Regent St., London, W.1. A U.S. importer was Lee & Schiffer, East 44th St., New York City. By 1937 the U.S. distributor was Rolls Razor, Inc., 305 East 45th St., New York.

Rolls Razors, Ltd, made several models with variations based soley on casing material, finish and shape. The earliest models have a pebble-finish metal case. The nickel plated Imperial No. 2 is the most common along with the silver-plated Imperial which was packaged with a hard leatherette storage box. During World War II, the case was made all Aluminum. Older razors, pre-1930, do not have a Greek key pattern on the case. A gold-plated case was made before 1930, but is very rare. The two main shape variations were the “standard” Imperial which had a flat boxy shape with rounded corners and the Viscount which had a softer profile with shaped sides and rounded corners.

The case design evolved to a pattern of parallel zig-zag lines. Later razors have a 3-row Greek key design and with the "The Whetter" trademark near the end of the case. These cases measure 2-3/4 x 6 inches. The Viscount case design has a single Greek key row. The corners of the case are more rounded (about a 5/8-inch radius) than previous Rolls. The case dimensions are 2-7/8 x 6-1/4 inches.

By 1951 Rolls was also advertising the Viceroy Electric Dry shaver, or, the ad said, if you have "no electricity ... ask for the Viceroy non-electric mechanical dry shaver ... Press the lever and shave!" The mechanical version was operated by repeatedly squeezing a lever on the handle.

The Rolls Razor was successful enough that it had a similar British competitor, The Darwin, made by Darwins Ltd. (or Darwin, Ltd.; both spellings were used), Fitzwilliam Works, Sheffield, England. U.S. patents were filed in 1933 and issued in 1935. A British patent was issued in 1934. The Darwin case is longer and narrower than the Rolls. Darwin models include "Universal" and "De Luxe."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls_Razor

:)

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Just be very, very careful using one.

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I have a few dozen blades of one sort or another. My favorite brand, if I had to choose one, would be Al Mar. I have one of his Eagle Talons which I carried and used until the thumb stud fell off.

Recently I have been carrying a CRKT M16 with the spear point and no serrations. I also have one with the serrations but I prefer a plain edge.

My favorite folder is a liner lock that I custom ordered from a maker in South Africa. Pattern welded, Swedish steel blade, titanium bolsters, giraffe bone scales - a real sweet blade.

I also like Cold Steel fixed blades and have their Trailmaster and Laredo Bowie. The first time I picked up a Laredo I knew I would have to get one. The balance is perfect - it's hard to believe such a big blade can feel so light and alive.
 
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