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Pics of a lovely Grohmann.

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Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
on: February 27, 2008, 03:28:34 PM
Ok here are just a few quick pics I have taken of my new knife.  Mike, I suggest you turn away now!  :D

BTW, these pictures do not do this knife justice!













I tried to get a good close up pic of the scales, but this was the best I could achieve;



The sheath is really well made as well.  This one is the overlap sheath which is available as an optional extra;





And here are some comparison pics with it next to the Cold Steel version;







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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 04:09:40 PM
I know I'm a bit biased here, but doesn't the Grohmann look so much nicer? :D

Seriously, the handle on the Cold Steel kind of ruins the "flow" of the knife.

It's a beauty all right- now I'll have to get me a micarta one...

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 04:14:07 PM
The micarta looks great!  I'm sure it looks even better in person.  The whole package is really nice--the scales and that beautiful sheath exude quality.  The Cold Steel version looks very cheap in comparison.

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 04:21:51 PM
The micarta looks great!  I'm sure it looks even better in person.  The whole package is really nice--the scales and that beautiful sheath exude quality.  The Cold Steel version looks very cheap in comparison.



It does look even better in person.  The micarta has a great effect on it.
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 05:13:25 PM
So the Cold Steel will gather a fair bit of dust from now on? :D

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 05:35:41 PM
I know I'm a bit biased here, but doesn't the Grohmann look so much nicer? :D
Seriously, the handle on the Cold Steel kind of ruins the "flow" of the knife.

I agree. I also like the jimping on the Grohmann more.  Very sweet knife!
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 07:21:42 PM
Looking good Ben mate!

Looks like the fixed blade bug has bit pretty deep :D
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 07:23:12 PM
Looking good Ben mate!

Looks like the fixed blade bug has bit pretty deep :D

Yeah I wonder who's fault that is! ::) :D
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 07:25:05 PM
Looking good Ben mate!

Looks like the fixed blade bug has bit pretty deep :D

Yeah I wonder who's fault that is! ::) :D
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 07:30:03 PM
I am absolutely jelous of you. I have wanted this pattern for years but have never been able to take the plunge. Something allways came up.

I think that the knife will be a great little blade for the bush, and it should serve you very well!!
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #10 on: February 27, 2008, 11:42:15 PM
She's a beauty Ben, I'm much impressed! :)
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #11 on: February 27, 2008, 11:47:33 PM
Any Grohmann dealers in Epcott? :D

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #12 on: February 28, 2008, 03:47:47 AM
Def, you being a Grohmann fan and all, do you have one of their folding knives?  I am thinking of getting one (along with one of everything else in the MT,SAK, Knife category :)).  I like the shape of those blades.  To me they look very utilitarian, almost nessmuk knife looking which is why I like them so much.


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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #13 on: February 28, 2008, 02:07:53 PM
Any Grohmann dealers in Epcott? :D

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #14 on: February 28, 2008, 02:23:45 PM
Def, you being a Grohmann fan and all, do you have one of their folding knives?  I am thinking of getting one (along with one of everything else in the MT,SAK, Knife category :)).  I like the shape of those blades.  To me they look very utilitarian, almost nessmuk knife looking which is why I like them so much.

Unfortunately I haven't tried any of their folding knives.  I will be visiting the Grohmann factory this spring and I may end up grabbing a new knife or two, but to be honest I never had much interest in it beyond a slight curiosity.  I'm usually not a big fan of fixed versions of folding knives or folding versions of fixed knives as they always lose something in the translation and end up being a disappointment.  If something works, don't mess with it!

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #15 on: February 28, 2008, 06:43:18 PM
I friggin hate all of you.

A couple of months ago I finally convinced myself I don't need a grohmann #1, now you all start all these stupid threads about it with pictures. Unfortunately for me the store is only 30 minutes away...

Fro the price they should've used a nicer lanyard than a black nylon rope thou.

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #16 on: February 28, 2008, 06:45:02 PM
LOL!  :D  Yet another in the Grohmann Club.

What scales are they mate?
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #17 on: February 28, 2008, 06:47:41 PM
I'm pretty sure they are the standard rosewood.


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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #18 on: February 28, 2008, 06:53:27 PM
So, has the quality met your expectations?  The rosewood scales do look nice.  :drool:
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #19 on: February 28, 2008, 06:59:21 PM
Quality does look very nice. It's my first full tang/wood handle knife so I'm not quite sure what to expect. I waxed the handle hoping to make it a bit more water resistant, that made it look a bit darker. The factory angle seems pretty obtuse, more than 40°, I reprofiled it to 40 and finished with 1500 grit sandpaper and it's pretty sharp now, will see how well it holds it.

The shape is a bit funny at first, when you hold the knife you'd expect it points forward, or a bit down, but this knife points upward.
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #20 on: February 28, 2008, 08:41:26 PM
I friggin hate all of you.


We hate you too!  :D

That sure is a nice knife you have though.
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #21 on: February 28, 2008, 09:41:11 PM
I was doing some googling and apparently you guys in the states can have it for $50.

http://www.knifestuff.com/grohmann/grohmann.htm


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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #22 on: February 28, 2008, 09:50:29 PM
Congrates on the Grohnie mate, there a bloody good, wee knife :)
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #23 on: February 29, 2008, 01:31:28 AM
I was doing some googling and apparently you guys in the states can have it for $50.

http://www.knifestuff.com/grohmann/grohmann.htm

Sure enough.  Thanks for the link.
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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #24 on: February 29, 2008, 02:11:51 AM
Def, you being a Grohmann fan and all, do you have one of their folding knives?  I am thinking of getting one (along with one of everything else in the MT,SAK, Knife category :)).  I like the shape of those blades.  To me they look very utilitarian, almost nessmuk knife looking which is why I like them so much.

Unfortunately I haven't tried any of their folding knives.  I will be visiting the Grohmann factory this spring and I may end up grabbing a new knife or two, but to be honest I never had much interest in it beyond a slight curiosity.  I'm usually not a big fan of fixed versions of folding knives or folding versions of fixed knives as they always lose something in the translation and end up being a disappointment.  If something works, don't mess with it!

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I guess that I can agree with that.  If you have ever held the hissatu from crkt and then handle the hissatu folder from crkt you are definately right.  However, I dont know of many folding to fixed or fixed to folding knives.


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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #25 on: February 29, 2008, 02:38:55 AM
Nice looking knife!
A question: what would the advantages/disadvantages of a Grohmann be over say a Benchmade Nimravus?
I'm looking for a general purpose knife; I don't hunt but I fish, and many of the places I go to fish are not that terribly far from civilization, like surf and jetty fishing for example. I want something a little more "polite" in a knife. Thoughts?
I don't mean to hijack the thread, so if this is too O/T just ignore it.


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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #26 on: February 29, 2008, 02:58:03 AM
Well it's about half the cost for starters.  :D Benchmade has better steel thou, 154CM vs. 440a. But other than that it's probably pure personal preference.


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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #27 on: February 29, 2008, 01:37:58 PM
No one will call the local SWAT team when you pull out a Grohmann!  It's traditional type design and materials don't scream "terrorist serial killer" the way other, more tactical type knives do!

For all intents and purposes they will both work for fishing, but if you are meaning you want a knife for cleaning the fish, I'd suggest just getting a cheaper fish knife or a "bird and trout" type. 

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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #28 on: February 29, 2008, 02:21:18 PM
Oh don't worry about that, I have a decent filet knife. That's not the issue.
I'm more looking for like I said, a general purpose knife. Of course I have a folder and my Leatherman, but what I've found is that sometimes I need to cut some brush to get through, clear brush to cast, you name it. Not particularly heavy duty stuff, I don't need a Busse.

I'm tempted to get something a little more "terroristy" like the Nimravus because ONCE in a WHILE I need to stick it into a branch to help me climb up a hill. I'm thinking though that since that is only very rarely, something a little more polite like these Grohmanns might be right.

Being fairly inexpensive, I imagine you guys use these knives regularly; what kind of stuff have you used them on? Any heavier uses also? I should say that I try to use knives for cutting, rather than juggling, sword eating or cutting the turrets off tanks, but on those rare occasions when a T51 drives by, I wouldn't mind knowing that my knife is up to the task.


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Re: Pics of a lovely Grohmann.
Reply #29 on: March 29, 2008, 10:50:05 PM
So, now you've used it in anger Ben, any thought ???
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