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#166874 - 12/06/17 12:36 PM Slipjoints master Poroshyn
desert.snake Offline
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Hello!
Recently I bought a Case, an old one, used,
but I really liked it. I decided to look for high
quality slipjoints. I have so found several outstanding
masters - Tony Bose and his son, Bill Ruple
and other. What they offer is beautiful. Next, I decided
to look for something cheaper and stumbled upon
an excellent master from Ukraine - Alexander Poroshyn
https://www.instagram.com/poroshyn/

and made an order - model Caiman, brother of this


What I particularly liked - is good steel M390
The queue is big - next summer.
When he arrives, I will continue.


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#169540 - 03/13/18 12:23 PM Re: Slipjoints master Poroshyn [Re: desert.snake]
Jimbo729 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/18
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how do you communicate with A. Poroshyn? These look like awesome knives. What $ do they run?

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#169600 - 03/15/18 11:49 AM Re: Slipjoints master Poroshyn [Re: Jimbo729]
Steven Offline
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That is a sweet looking knife.
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#170473 - 04/21/18 04:23 PM Re: Slipjoints master Poroshyn [Re: Steven]
Lofty Offline
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Registered: 02/06/16
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They are beautiful. I avoid beautiful clipless folders simply because I cannot bear to tear them up in pocket, and just not enough pockets to guarantee it stays there alone. And a leather pocket slip no guarantee, and entirely too fiddly by then when I need a knife and need it NOW. Pockets slips are delux gun cases, as far as I am concerned, for the presentation crowd.

And so, I only worship from afar.


Edited by Lofty (04/21/18 05:19 PM)
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#170495 - 04/23/18 02:21 AM Re: Slipjoints master Poroshyn [Re: Lofty]
Lofty Offline
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Hey, DS, regarding your friend and the videos...did you two serve together? I enjoyed one of his rubber-hammer-era videos, watching him defeated by a cheap Taiwan copy of a Hinderer medium sized model.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW0TVkcBFkw

He would have broken most fixed blades with that test, as he does not play around when digging through a 2x4 (or your equivalent). I found it quite informative, as to what an S35VN blade of that thickness can take, as I was debating buying an XM-18 which is a 5.6oz knife vs my 7.9oz stronger XM-24 knife. And the knife he tested is the Taiwan equivalent of the "smaller" knife.

I can see from his results with a copy, that any worries on my part as to what the actual XM-18 might be able to handle are unfounded. It would be able to handle literally anything which I could do to it. Of course, the XM-18/3.5" is the knife which assured that series' fame and fortune, anyhow, so no true suprise there.

But, if you chat with him, be sure to pass along my thanks.

(and apologies, thought I was adding this to the tough folder thread, but, close enough for government work).



Edited by Lofty (04/23/18 11:09 AM)
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