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Username Post: What's the difference?        (Topic#920470)
Altaraz
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03-03-12 02:50.52 - Post#2448518    



I've been looking through Randall's online catalogue, and something struck me as a bit odd... there are two knife types that Randall advertises about being "nearly indestructible":

the model 14 "Attack": https://www.randallknives.com/catal...

and the model 16 "Diver": https://www.randallknives.com/catal...

They are priced differently... what I'm trying to figure out is - what's the difference between these two? They look the EXACT SAME. Then again, maybe there's something I'm just not seeing...
 


Nasty
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03-03-12 03:27.45 - Post#2448525    


    In response to Altaraz

The Diver is standard with stainless while it is an extra cost option on the Attack.

"Life has a special flavor to those who fight for it that the sheltered never know."


 
Altaraz
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03-03-12 03:35.47 - Post#2448529    


    In response to Nasty

Ahhh I see thank you. I was also wondering, does it make sense for the "Diver" to have exposed metal like brass and/or nickel silver? Shouldn't there be rubber guarding that metal so that the saltwater doesn't eat it away? I also heard something about dive blades usually being coated with nitrate...
 
cut-n-run
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03-03-12 06:55.58 - Post#2448569    


    In response to Altaraz

  • Altaraz Said:
...what's the difference between these two? They look the EXACT SAME. Then again, maybe there's something I'm just not seeing...


The Model 14 has a 7 1/2" blade, where the Model 16 has a 7" blade; in addition to standard stainless steel, the Model 16 blade is notched for thumb placement (at top of hilt); also, the 16 is supplied with a special sheath (either nylon or wax impregnated leather).
-Steve
 
Sheldon Wickersham
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03-03-12 11:36.44 - Post#2448596    


    In response to cut-n-run

In addition to the shorter blade length, the #16 is 1.125" at its widest point spine to blade edge - the #14 is 1.250", or, 1/8" of an inch wider top to bottom...

It doesn't seem like much, but that 1/2" in length and 1/8th in width adds weight pretty quickly.
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Nasty
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03-04-12 04:31.56 - Post#2448764    


    In response to Sheldon Wickersham

As a diver, I can tell you that *everything* you dunk gets a fresh water wash at the end of the day.

Nothing is left exposed to saltwater any longer than is needed unless you like replacing ruined gear.


"Life has a special flavor to those who fight for it that the sheltered never know."


 


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