I'm pleased to introduce my new friends from Hinderer Knives. This is the Jurassic with the slicer grind and the XM18 skinny skinner. As a regular dude who can't afford a full on custom knife, these are high end knives that represent the next evolution of my sickness. While I love CRK, I never fully embraced the thumb stud. Also, the 20CV steel is an upgrade in terms of edge retention and corrosion resistance when compared to the S35VN.
Brk has some great options. I do a lot of carving and woodcraft, ive used this as a rough shaper when in the outdoors. I have smaller carving knives for more detailed stuff. I also like a general camp knife that’s not to large. A smaller blade with a good size handle just feels right to me. If theres a task that needs something bigger than this Ill grab a hatchet or axe. I’ve used this to make a pot hanger, feather sticks, cutting up food, etc
Your De Wit photos got my started on collecting knives a few weeks ago! Would love to know anything else about them as far as pricing too. I'm keeping my eye out everywhere online to try and locate his knives for sale used with no luck. I did find his site at least and will be emailing him.
Back when I got my tax refund I put most of it in savings like a responsible adult, but I set some of it aside for a wild knife purchase. After no small amount of reading and watching youtube reviews I settled on the Medford Praetorian Slim. Is has all the signature style of a Medford, but is actually reasonably proportioned for a pocket knife. I just got it today so I haven't done much cutting with it yet, but so far I'm very impressed by it's feel and by how well that hollow grind slices. Overall I'm loving it so far!
And here's a size comparison with some of my other "large" folders. T-B: Kershaw Bareknuckle, TRM Atom, Praetorian, Benchmade 940, North Arm Skaha, Protech Malibu.