December 7th, 2013 10:20 PM
Wilson RRX Folding Knife - anyone have it? Like to hear your thoughts
Rapid Response XL | ELMAX | Stonewash | Cocobolo-Wilson Combat
Anyone have this knife? The 289-ish price is a lot of coin for a knife, wonder if its 3X better than, say, a Benchmade Griptillian... Sure is 3X prettier.
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December 7th, 2013 10:33 PM
I don't have one, nor have I ever handled one. But, I am not a fan of liner locks for serious use, so I would stick with my Griptilian or waved Endura. If I was looking to spend a bit more on a folder, I have had my eye on the Benchmade Rift.
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December 8th, 2013 02:47 PM
Very nice looking knife, looks kind of like a ZT. Have you looked at the ZT Rick Hinderer models ?, they are really sweet for production knives. BTW I think a well done liner lock is fine, I have a few Spyderco's with liner locks and never worry about them. Frame locks or back locks do look more stout however.
December 8th, 2013 03:08 PM
Even if a liner lock never fails, as sharp as I keep my knifes they still present a danger. I don't want my hand in the path of a very sharp, moving blade. I have never been cut closing a liner lock knife, but I have seen several people cut their self closing knifes I sharpened for them.
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December 8th, 2013 09:02 PM
That knife is a framelock, not a liner lock.
That being said, for that price, I would look at the Zero Tolerance 0560. Same blade steel, frame lock and the KVT ball bearing opening.
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December 8th, 2013 09:18 PM
Like the looks and the specs., I like ZT and Kershaw top end but my belief is that if you find a knife you like and you want it and if you will use it than price should not be the buying factor unless you can't afford it. When I bought my Randal way back when people said I paid to much but there are people that have offered me 5X what I paid for it.
December 8th, 2013 10:06 PM
Pretty slick looking blade ........never held one .I own a Wilson Cop Tool and it is good quality.
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December 9th, 2013 12:41 AM
nice knife. Elmax is really good super-steel. Ti scales with cocobolo inlays are lovely. You're paying a lot for materials and machine time to craft those scales.
If you want to see some similar alternatives, look at the Spyderco Delica4 Ti/Damascus (VG10) and the Spyderco Chaparral 2 Titanium/CTS-XHP knives.
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