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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #30 on: March 03, 2008, 10:48:43 PM
 :think:, you'll have to bring it with you on the 27th :)
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #31 on: March 03, 2008, 10:49:28 PM
:think:, you'll have to bring it with you on the 27th :)

I will indeed.  :)
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #32 on: March 04, 2008, 01:52:13 AM
Thanks for the update, i've been looking at these more and more the past week or so. I'm slightly annoyed though, they only do the Desert coloured scales on the semi serrated Subcom F, i'd love to get the Wharcom in that colour, but it would require buying two knives and i'm not up for that!

IIRC there's a guy over at Knifeforums that does scales for the Subcom series. I've seen some pix of his work.... very nice.
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #33 on: March 14, 2008, 09:50:55 PM
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A good framelock IMHO is, at best, just an unfinished linerlock that the manufacturer wanted to cut the scale costs in half!

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Try telling that to Chris Reeve  :pok: His Sebenza is regarded by most people ( Not all ) as the strongest locking production folder in the world .

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #34 on: March 14, 2008, 11:19:54 PM
And at $300, it dang well better be! :o

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #35 on: March 15, 2008, 09:50:38 AM
And at $300, it dang well better be! :o

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You dont have one do you ?  :P

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #36 on: March 15, 2008, 04:15:43 PM
Nope.  I've seen them and handled them and they were indeed impressive.  I can't say that I wasn't very impressed by them, but not $300 impressed.  What is the point of the most hardcore, serious user knife if you are too scared to take the tag off it and use the bugger?  And, how bad would you feel if you broke it or lost it, or loaned it to a friend who used it to pry open a paint can with it?  I am also impressed by Lamborghini's but with the potholes we have around here I'd never get one because that's way too much money for something that will just sit there!

By the way, before the Sunfire, the two cars I had cost me $400 and $250 and I put a lot of mileage on both!  $300 for a knife that doesn't cut any better than a $30 SAK, and doesn't do anything else?  I just can't see it....

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #37 on: March 15, 2008, 06:30:27 PM
Nope.  I've seen them and handled them and they were indeed impressive.  I can't say that I wasn't very impressed by them, but not $300 impressed.  What is the point of the most hardcore, serious user knife if you are too scared to take the tag off it and use the bugger?  And, how bad would you feel if you broke it or lost it, or loaned it to a friend who used it to pry open a paint can with it?  I am also impressed by Lamborghini's but with the potholes we have around here I'd never get one because that's way too much money for something that will just sit there!

By the way, before the Sunfire, the two cars I had cost me $400 and $250 and I put a lot of mileage on both!  $300 for a knife that doesn't cut any better than a $30 SAK, and doesn't do anything else?  I just can't see it....

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Thats a good point and of course I was lucky enough to recieve mine as a gift , and of course I would think twice to before shelling out that much on a knife . But you cant deny its a mighty fine piece of work .


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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #38 on: March 15, 2008, 06:42:39 PM
Forgot to add a few pics of my Rescom

















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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #39 on: March 15, 2008, 06:48:05 PM
Dunc, if you are going to post pics in my thread, can you not make them better than mine please! :twak:  :D
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #40 on: March 15, 2008, 06:55:00 PM
I know , send me all your knives and tools and I'll take your photos for you  :D

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #41 on: March 15, 2008, 09:58:30 PM
Don't do it ben!, you'll never see them again :D
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #42 on: March 15, 2008, 10:07:43 PM
Don't do it ben!, you'll never see them again :D

SHUT up Mike  :twak: Or you wont get half like what we spoke about earlier.

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #43 on: March 15, 2008, 10:12:51 PM
Don't do it ben!, you'll never see them again :D

SHUT up Mike  :twak: Or you wont get half like what we spoke about earlier.

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #44 on: March 15, 2008, 10:14:01 PM
Don't do it ben!, you'll never see them again :D

SHUT up Mike  :twak: Or you wont get half like what we spoke about earlier.

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #45 on: March 15, 2008, 10:17:37 PM
I've just spent 15 minutes in her company >:(, Dunc do you fancy introducing her to Davy Jones next time you get a shout mate ???
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #46 on: March 15, 2008, 11:09:12 PM
I've just spent 15 minutes in her company >:(, Dunc do you fancy introducing her to Davy Jones next time you get a shout mate ???

You cant have always thought like that

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #47 on: March 16, 2008, 12:43:22 AM
I had one of the first Subcom's that was the 420J (?) steel and gave it away. Just never could find a use for it. Don't fret though, it went to a Marine headed for Iraq.

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #48 on: March 16, 2008, 10:39:49 AM
I've just spent 15 minutes in her company >:(, Dunc do you fancy introducing her to Davy Jones next time you get a shout mate ???

You cant have always thought like that

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #49 on: March 16, 2008, 10:41:59 AM
Don't fret though, it went to a Marine headed for Iraq.

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #50 on: March 16, 2008, 11:37:46 AM
I've just spent 15 minutes in her company >:(, Dunc do you fancy introducing her to Davy Jones next time you get a shout mate ???

You cant have always thought like that

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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #51 on: March 16, 2008, 02:09:05 PM
Have met her then ??? :D
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #52 on: March 16, 2008, 05:34:40 PM
Try telling that to Chris Reeve  :pok: His Sebenza is regarded by most people ( Not all ) as the strongest locking production folder in the world .

I handled a Sebenza. Very beautiful knife with excellent craftsmanship. It didn't Wow! me. I wouldn't spend that much on a knife, and certainly not a folder. MOF, I'd buy a Subcom before I bought a Sebenza but that's because I could afford to lose, both monetarily and mentally, the Subcom!  :)
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #53 on: November 30, 2008, 05:43:31 AM
Hey Ben, I was wondering how much action the Subcom is seeing these days and any further comments, complaints, etc., on it? I'm considering one because I've gotten too many "Geez, what do ya need such a big knife for?" comments about my Griptillian at my p/t job.  ::)
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #54 on: November 30, 2008, 12:42:55 PM
It has seen an average amount of use and TBH my thoughts on it are pretty much the same.  It is amazingly comfortable to hold and use for a little knife.

One thing I have found, is that the frame lock is still really stiff and if you fling the blade open with a bit of pace, it can be difficult to release one handed.

Still a good buy IMO.  :tu:
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #55 on: December 12, 2008, 11:27:48 PM
Interested to know what you guys think about the Subclaw.  I've got my eye on one, and really like the hawkbill blade.  Probably better suited for self defence but could also serve as a utility blade for opening packages.


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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #56 on: December 13, 2008, 03:13:47 AM
I handled one and its fit, finish, and utility is like the whole Subcom series: top shelf! :salute: I almost bought one but couldn't justify it. More geared towards s/d and cutting seat belts, IMO. I bought a Boker Trance two weeks ago from Marc/EDCDepot and abso-friggin'-lutely love it!  :tu: :tu:   It's my new EDC, replacing my Griptillian. :o  I think Chad really has hit a few home runs with his knives. Have you looked at the Trance?
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #57 on: December 13, 2008, 03:37:46 AM
I handled one and its fit, finish, and utility is like the whole Subcom series: top shelf! :salute: I almost bought one but couldn't justify it. More geared towards s/d and cutting seat belts, IMO. I bought a Boker Trance two weeks ago from Marc/EDCDepot and abso-friggin'-lutely love it!  :tu: :tu:   It's my new EDC, replacing my Griptillian. :o  I think Chad really has hit a few home runs with his knives. Have you looked at the Trance?

The Trance is also on my wish list,  I agree Chad really has some nice knives in the sub series.  I also have my eyes on a mini griptilian, but find it hard to justify the high price.  What's your thoughts on the griptilian v.s. the trance.  I checked alot of reviews on the grip. series and everyone seems to have high praises for them.



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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #58 on: December 13, 2008, 06:58:45 PM
The Trance is also on my wish list,  I agree Chad really has some nice knives in the sub series.  I also have my eyes on a mini griptilian, but find it hard to justify the high price.  What's your thoughts on the griptilian v.s. the trance.  I checked alot of reviews on the grip. series and everyone seems to have high praises for them.

I'm starting to like well-built frame locks. That said, the Axis is pro'lly tied for my fav lock with the frame lock. The only reason it's not tops for me is it doesn't feel or sound solid, but that's really due to the Grip's plastic handles. Maybe with more substantial handle material it would feel more solid....   I know it's a solid lock so I guess it's more a psychological thang. The first times I handled the Mini-Grip and the Trance I can tell you that the Trance felt more solid in the hand. FWIWI have big hands though. The Trance also disappears in my pocket(s). I can, and have, easily forget it's there. As written about many times by others the Trance's small blade just handles superbly and like a bigger blade. I've done lots of work with the Trance and I never get discomfort. I also like how the flipper becomes a guard when the blade is deployed. I actually bought two Trances from Marc/EDCDepot. One for myself and one for my brother for Christmas. Both knives came with solid lockup and nice, sharp edges. Let's not forget the price of the Trance. You can pro'lly buy two Trances for the price of one Mini-Grip. I say try the Trance first before the SubClaw or the Mini-Grip.  :cheers: :salute:
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Re: Boker Subcom F
Reply #59 on: December 14, 2008, 12:52:44 AM
The Trance is also on my wish list,  I agree Chad really has some nice knives in the sub series.  I also have my eyes on a mini griptilian, but find it hard to justify the high price.  What's your thoughts on the griptilian v.s. the trance.  I checked alot of reviews on the grip. series and everyone seems to have high praises for them.

I'm starting to like well-built frame locks. That said, the Axis is pro'lly tied for my fav lock with the frame lock. The only reason it's not tops for me is it doesn't feel or sound solid, but that's really due to the Grip's plastic handles. Maybe with more substantial handle material it would feel more solid....   I know it's a solid lock so I guess it's more a psychological thang. The first times I handled the Mini-Grip and the Trance I can tell you that the Trance felt more solid in the hand. FWIWI have big hands though. The Trance also disappears in my pocket(s). I can, and have, easily forget it's there. As written about many times by others the Trance's small blade just handles superbly and like a bigger blade. I've done lots of work with the Trance and I never get discomfort. I also like how the flipper becomes a guard when the blade is deployed. I actually bought two Trances from Marc/EDCDepot. One for myself and one for my brother for Christmas. Both knives came with solid lockup and nice, sharp edges. Let's not forget the price of the Trance. You can pro'lly buy two Trances for the price of one Mini-Grip. I say try the Trance first before the SubClaw or the Mini-Grip.  :cheers: :salute:

Yeah I do like the Trance alot, I think you just help bump it up a couple of notches on my list, I still want to get a grip though just to see what all the fuse is about.  Thanks Splat.


 

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