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#164467 - 09/10/17 09:07 PM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Theshween1501]
Shelley Offline
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You are not comparing apples with apples, Randalls O1 tool steel is great stuff but the Rockwell hardness tends to be in the mid 50's from what I understand, this makes it easy to field sharpen but will also dull fairly quickly, although a quick strop should get it back to sharp very quickly, the other steels you mention tend to be a higher Rockwell, so the edge will last longer, but take more effort to resharpen when needed.
Randall stainless models tend to be in the mid to high 50's, so should take an edge and hold it longer, might be a better comparison for you, try a model 10, usually 154 cm steel, makes a good edc.

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#164469 - 09/10/17 09:16 PM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Theshween1501]
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Best to hold one, also a good idea to make a list of day to day uses you will have for your EDC.
I use mine for a lot of point prying which makes my 19 a great choice as the tip has a lot of what I call "tip thickness" hasn't broken off yet.
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#164507 - 09/11/17 06:24 PM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Chief]
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Registered: 08/18/17
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Thank you both for your response!
I have had my first 11-4 since I was 16 which makes it 19 years old. I also started as a volunteer firefighter that same year and I have using that same 11-4 since for firefighting, as well as camping, opening boxes, cutting rope and other every day needs. Kind of extensive for this blade but it has held up very well! Just got my knife & new sheath back from Randall last week actually.
Shelley you are right about needing to sharpen the 01 blade a lot as with all of this work it does dull fast.

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#164531 - 09/12/17 05:58 AM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Theshween1501]
GCTom41 Offline
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My EDC is a triathelete; stout blade, strong right to the tip.

Tom Flynn


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#164552 - 09/12/17 08:23 PM Re: EDC Randall [Re: GCTom41]
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Beautiful knife Tom!

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#164553 - 09/12/17 08:37 PM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Theshween1501]
Chief Offline
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Black Palm?
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#164561 - 09/13/17 06:07 AM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Chief]
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Chief,

Yes black palm from the Captain; Musk Ox from Duke. The Tri is a legal carry in New York.

Tom Flynn
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#164570 - 09/13/17 10:05 PM Re: EDC Randall [Re: GCTom41]
Chief Offline
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Do they enforce the laws there?
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#164585 - 09/14/17 09:01 AM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Chief]
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Loc: Glen Head NY
Only if you get caught! smirk

A cop once told me ... Better to be tried by twelve than carried by six.

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#164591 - 09/14/17 10:56 AM Re: EDC Randall [Re: Chief]
GCTom41 Offline
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Chief,

The biggest issues are for automatics and top & bottom edges sharpened; anything less than 4" is legit.

Like Tony said, it gives them more interest to look for more if you are not legal.

Tom Flynn
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