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    I just resent my shipping info. I'm looking forward to it!

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    She`s on the way! Leaving the post office today. Enjoy
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    This knife arrived today. I just opened the box to find everything in good shape. Mike, if you can send me your shipping info, I'll get it off to you as soon as I'm finished.

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    Glad it got there in good shape I'm gonna have to get me some blue steel though.
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    As others have mentioned, the cutting performance on this knife is excellent. The steel is pretty nice, as well although deburring is a little more difficult than other blue (and comparable) steel. Edge holding was quite good and sharpness was also very good.

    The grind is pretty uneven but there are no problems that get into the edge. There is a large overgrind near the heel where it is essentially flat ground and the sticktion is incredible there. The blade is also slightly twisted and bent. That coupled with the flexibility makes it a little tricky to sharpen nicely. I could feel some odd steering as I cut through larger objects. I also felt some flexing at the machi, as previously mentioned.

    With Don's permission, I smoothed out the choil area some. This is an excellent knife if you don't mind a little wonkiness cutting certain objects and a little work smoothing out the rough edges. I could imagine that some of these knives have pretty significant flaws depending on the QC.

    Thanks for doing the passaround, Don. This knife is shipping out tomorrow, barring anything unforeseen. Thanks for the coffee, too, VM.

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    I have had the knife for a few days, and really enjoying it. Great cutter ,and had a fantastic edge on it. I love the profile I was also suprised at how thin it is.

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    Have you experienced the sticktion?
    Other than that, I was more than a little impressed.
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    +1 on being impressed. The sticktion is bad, but I still like the knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    ...had a fantastic edge on it...
    Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. If you have any other comments on the edge, please let me know.

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    Woohoo!!! I'm not crazy! I've been a fan of these guys for a long while but they never seemed to get much love. Thought it was just me! Great bang for the buck, just know that the F+F is atrocious. Kinda sucks that the prices have increased so much recently, though

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