I have that exact same Para 2,dark blue with S110V. It's an awesome knife. The blade holds a nice sharp edge but for touching up,which is very seldom,I stick it in my KME sharpener and run the diamond plates through a progression.View attachment 49953 So we went to the "Deer and Turkey Show" Saturday to meet a vendor we had done business with and pick up a pistol ordered 11 MONTHS AGO!!!
Then on the way out the door, herself saw another vendor we know. That meet and greet got expensive when she saw THIS.
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This is the first time I have handled an S 110V blade. It came out of the box VERY sharp, and if reviews hold true, should be a long time before I get to find out if it's really as hard to sharpen RHC 64 steel as I have heard.
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(Reviewer's hay stack of cardboard bits after cutting 6,000 feet (1.87 km) of cardboard, he gave up testing because the knife STILL wasn't dull?!)
I have and like the GM3 from GiantMouse. I recently ordered (and returned) the otherwise very successful Ace Biblio from the same company. A super cool knife (just somehow I did not bond with it) so I did a short video showing these two knives.
Funny you mention Shirogorov. I was eyeing his knives for a bit until a ran across a thread on reddit titled: “Cheburkov... Shirogorov Killer?”@brainsausage - that is one fantastic looking knife. Reminds me a bit of Shirogorov knives. I must admit that 3.9 blade thickness is a bit too much for my taste for an EDC, but all about the knife screams quality from photos. Thank you for bringing this maker to my attention.
BTW, just recently got a GiantMouse ACE Iona with grey scales. It is their low-end model, I think it costs $100 in US ( a bit more in € around here). Of course - it does not have the finesses of the GM3 and FRN scales are not going to have you make a standing ovation, but it is very well put together and the hardware is very solid. Since I am sucker for thin blades I have decided that I will re-grind the blade on mine (still have to figure out how to do that without fooling the knife up beyond repair. But I really like the knife otherwise and want to make it a mean apple slicer. The blade is also M390 so it will be some work.
That knife looks wonderful. Perfect aesthetics for me. I’ve moved away from knives I think I would have a difficult time cleaning after butchering an animal. Blood guts and gristle is unpleasant to remove from nooks and crannies. Sure I have dedicated hunt knives, but I love using the one in my pocket as well.Funny you mention Shirogorov. I was eyeing his knives for a bit until a ran across a thread on reddit titled: “Cheburkov... Shirogorov Killer?”
Which immediately piqued my interest. The more I dug into Cheburkov’s work online I realized I had to have one of their pieces. Once the Tukan’s we’re back in stock I jumped on one. It definitely met all of my expectations. I’m going to try to pick up a couple more of their pieces over the next year before word really gets out. I can see them getting hype prices over the next couple years once the American market catches on. They have a pretty diverse line of knives, but the design language still comes through. In my opinion they’re a steal for the level of workmanship, fit/finish, functionality, materials, and hardware.
Funny you should mention the blade size as I was a bit skeptical at first, but it slices very nicely, and isn’t too weighty in the pocket.
I’ve been eyeing Giantmouse for a hot minute now. They look like really great knives for the money. Let me know if you ever want to do a swap!
Btw- I snagged the Cheburkov from Lamnia dot com. International shipping was stupid fast, and their response time to a query of mine was super quick. Definitely recommend them to anyone looking to take the dive on a Cheburkov. I’m looking to score a carbon fiber small Strizh next, followed by a bronze Ti scale Hudson...