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Username Post: Fox River - A Damn Fine Blade!        (Topic#920122)
Komitadjie
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02-21-12 12:16.27 - Post#2445304    



Well, just got my first Fox River in the mail today! Ended up with it through a rather odd set of circumstances, and it cost me a bit more than from one of the dealers, but now that I've got it in-hand, I'm wondering how the heck I managed not to end up with one of these before! Not really any point to this particular post, just had to show off the new Barkie-porn.


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The sheath didn't survive the transaction quite so well (not from a stocking dealer, the fellow I purchased it from bought it from some schmoe on flea-bay despite everyone telling him to use a dealer, then got pissed off because the sheath looked gnarly *facedesk*) so I'm going to be ordering up a leftie Buschraft, I think.

I can't believe I haven't ended up with one of these sooner, the whole thing just REEKS of quality and ease of use. Can't wait to give 'er a decent workout.
 
tannhd
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02-21-12 12:53.44 - Post#2445311    


    In response to Komitadjie

I'm going back and forth between a Fox River Recurve, a Canadian Special, and the new special hunting knife. I can't decide!


I also can't convince the wife, lol
-Dan
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brucesears
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02-21-12 13:03.58 - Post#2445313    


    In response to tannhd

Just get 'em all.



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tannhd
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02-21-12 13:18.12 - Post#2445317    


    In response to brucesears

See second part of post
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Komitadjie
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02-21-12 13:22.17 - Post#2445318    


    In response to tannhd

Hard call! I've got both, and it'd be a tough call for me at this point, I think. I'd personally just flip a coin.
 
mack1
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02-21-12 14:03.54 - Post#2445335    


    In response to Komitadjie

Then the wife would flip you!
Russ

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Edgejunkie
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02-21-12 14:56.30 - Post#2445355    


    In response to tannhd

Sometimes it better to ask for forgiveness than permission

Someone told me this once..........



It doesn't work
Jeff
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Edgejunkie
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02-21-12 15:02.14 - Post#2445357    


    In response to Komitadjie

Komi,

Its a really good looking knife....even if you did pay too much..........been there done that

I've been wanting a Fox River for a while now....but just hadn't pulled the trigger yet....you've got me wanting it more now............THANKS

What handle is that ? It really looks good. Also can you explain more about what you like about it?
Jeff
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Komitadjie
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02-21-12 16:06.51 - Post#2445380    


    In response to Edgejunkie

Always glad to be an enabler. I didn't overpay by more than a few bucks, not enough to bug me, and I knew what I was getting into. Such is life.

That's an Antique Ivory Micarta handle, and I've got the matching firesteel for it as well. Still in the bag, actually, just didn't pull it out for the photos. I'm actually still up in the air if I like the scale set that much yet as far as colour goes, I tend to be more in for the laminated colours. Circumstances dictated the choice this time, though, so AIM it is!

Bear in mind that I haven't actually USED this knife yet, so anything I say about it is definitely deep in 'grain-of-salt' territory! It fits my hand very nicely in a number of grips (just like my TUSK, big surprise there) And the balance is extremely nice, on this one it is right at an inch behind the front of the scales. The blade length strikes me as just about perfect for almost any hunting or fishing task, a tad long for EDC unless you've got a particularly laid-back group of co-workers. I am rather fond of the lanyard loops, so this one definitely hits a soft spot there. Blade grind is extremely nice, and the mismatch at the plunges is quite small, perhaps .020 in both X and Y, definitely well within "nicely fitted" territory. To my eye, the general proportions of the knife are very pleasing, the handle-to-blade ratio seems to hit that sweet spot where it looks just right.

This PARTICULAR knife I might hang onto or might sell off again for one with scales I prefer, but I'm definitely going to have a Fox River around, I think. This looks like it's THE knife to take on my next fishing trip.

Edited by Komitadjie on 02-21-12 16:08.36. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
palmerdl
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02-21-12 18:13.50 - Post#2445409    


    In response to Komitadjie

If you give the AIM a chance to age, it's get classier, IMO.
Don

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