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    Connoisseur of cheap 1911 Sidheshooter's Avatar
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    Down to 149 on the 'zon now...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HYWFGN8
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    I may pick up a second one at that price to turn into a trainer.
    The blade is just held on by two screws, so replacing it with a shaped piece of Delrin plastic would be a breeze.
    Lot of desert out here.
    Lot of holes in the desert.
    Lot of problems buried in those holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JodyH View Post
    I may pick up a second one at that price to turn into a trainer.
    The blade is just held on by two screws, so replacing it with a shaped piece of Delrin plastic would be a breeze.
    Jody, how secure are those two screws, in your opinion?

    I'm not planning on taking down a mastadon with it, but I'd rather not drop two bills on something that will work lose.

    Thanks very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousStudent View Post
    Jody, how secure are those two screws, in your opinion?

    I'm not planning on taking down a mastadon with it, but I'd rather not drop two bills on something that will work lose.

    Thanks very much.
    The design seems plenty strong, probably as strong or stronger than the single pivot screw on a regular folding knife.
    All four screws secure the pivot bearings the same as most traditional folders do.
    Lot of desert out here.
    Lot of holes in the desert.
    Lot of problems buried in those holes.

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    Excellent, thank you for your observations.

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    Rabbit of Caerbannog JodyH's Avatar
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    I've been playing with the Provoke as much as my tennis elbow will let me.
    It's a damn fine "strikers knife", especially if you've done any Muay Thai.

    You can use it as a knuckle duster with right cross, or deploy the blade and have a wicked cutting right hook. Using an elbow strike to cut someone takes on a whole other meaning when you add in a Karambit.
    It is to ranged striking what the Clinch Pick is to grappling, a force multiplier.

    Downsides, it requires two hands to close safely and it's right handed only.
    Lot of desert out here.
    Lot of holes in the desert.
    Lot of problems buried in those holes.

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    By "right hand only" I'm talking about using the pocket clip.
    The knife can be opened and used by either hand.

    And the reason I specified Muay Thai is the hand position, striking combinations and angles work extremely well with the Karambit blade orientation.
    Last edited by JodyH; 02-13-2019 at 08:28 PM.
    Lot of desert out here.
    Lot of holes in the desert.
    Lot of problems buried in those holes.

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    Quick point of interest on these: the one I ordered in Jan (Amazon) was perpetually marked "Arriving by March 13th," then "arriving by Wednesday," and finally "arriving by tomorrow at 8pm." I found that interesting, since there was no ship notification. Today, I get an email from Amazon saying that I needed to approve my order, since there is a delay, which I did. The next step seemed to be a quick call to CRKT to see what the scuttlebutt on these was, so I called and asked.

    Mid to late June. I guess sales exceeded useable supply by a fairly large margin. So, if anyone is on the fence, may as well stay on the fence until summer Q. FWEIW.

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