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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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