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    Default "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    I just got one of these from Takealot for just under R300.

    At that price, I'm happy for it to get abused, damaged or lost.

    The only thing I don't like about it so far, is that the pocket clip is not reversible, but it's not a trainsmash.

    Anybody else got one, and how do you like it?




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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    I had one as an EDC for a few years. It stood up well to almost daily use and abuse.
    I removed the non-slip plastic coating from the aluminium scales, it makes it easier to slip in and out of a pocket.
    The blade eventually started wobbling, can probably fix it, but at that stage I got gifted two Kershaws, with the Cryo 2 replacing the S&W as my EDC.

    This knife did cement my liking for liner-lock assisted opening folders. You can do worse for R300.

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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    My son claimed the one i bought for myself few years back. Only issue thus far is the blade wobble pirate spoke of, the screw holding the assembly together works loose. Bit of loctite and all is tight.

    I did see one club member snap the tip of his blade off his one trying to pry something open, which tells us the blade is either very hard and brittle or lesser quality steel.

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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    Quote Originally Posted by SamL View Post
    My son claimed the one i bought for myself few years back. Only issue thus far is the blade wobble pirate spoke of, the screw holding the assembly together works loose. Bit of loctite and all is tight.

    I did see one club member snap the tip of his blade off his one trying to pry something open, which tells us the blade is either very hard and brittle or lesser quality steel.
    And that your club member doesn't know what knives are for and how to use them.
    Cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal:
    But I know one thing that never dies,
    the glory of the great dead.
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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    Cheap production knives do tend to be rather badly heat treated, or in many cases, not heat treated at all, as it adds considerably to the cost. If you couple that with relatively thin stock, well, they will break if you pry with them.
    However, if you have nothing else to pry with at the time.....

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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    Well no knife should be used as an improvised crow bar

    I dropped my honey badger tip down and that snapped off, and then the clip came loose again

    Got a CRKT CEO, been super happy

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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    I have an extreme ops somewhere, it's blue and black and fake as they come. But still cuts

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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    I agree, but I've been in situations where it's the only thing available, as I'm sure you have. That's all I'm saying.

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    Default Re: "S&W" Extreme Ops folder

    Quote Originally Posted by GAZZAMCK View Post
    Got a CRKT CEO, been super happy
    Looks interesting - what do you like about it?

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