Introducing...The Libertariat

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  1. 480 RUGER

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    I love this knife! It has a permanent place on the side of my Tarahumara
     
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    Traded into a brand new one this weekend at a local gun show.
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  3. Black5

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    When are you dyeing the handles black?
     
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    This thread reminds me to post pictures of what a used libertariat looks like. You know, after the spousal unit used it to chop rocks and wire. (I think some vegetation got in her way occasionally.) And put it back into the sheath wet. And left it for a week.

    I still haven't gotten all the dings out, but now I have a half serrated libertariat.:confused:
     
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    Crap! I gotta rescue mine from the sink. Been there a few months under dishes and coffee grounds :confused:
     
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    5col has them on sale. May be cheaper and easier to replace than repair.:rolleyes:
     
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    Jesus H Christ. I got my libertariat this week. Does Expat dip them in paint thinner and kerosene before they get shipped out from El Salvador. Holy **** it stuck like some pretty harsh chemicals when I opened it up. The photos make it appear larger than it really is. I thought it would be bigger. Handles well. It will get used around the house doing cook prep if I can get the methylpropylketone smell out if it.
     
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    It takes extra time but we feel it is worth it. We want to make the experience authentic as possible so we ensure the 3rd world smell greets you upon opening.
     
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    I want suggestions on making the handles less slippery.

    For the first time ever I beat the holy hell out my libertariat. I mean serious swings against tree branches that fell on the chicken coop.

    I went through elm branches with diameter exceeding one inch with ONE swing, and buried into the branch below.

    But the blade would twist sideways in my hand as I hacked at larger branches or try to go forward out of my hand.

    Screw the chem smell. That's the sucky but serviceable sheath. It goes away quickly.

    @Getnlwr I use this thing for food prep, batoning, meat carving, butchering, garden work, fence clearing, and intimidating people who want to haggle with me on rabbit and egg prices.
    The smell, while reprehensible, fades.
    The capabilities are boundless within reason.


    I'm probably the world's only libertariat fanboy..:confused:
     
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    Yeah I was gonna' say it's probably the sheath. The nylon sheaths often have some reinforcement panels in them and I think they use some sort of adhesive on it.
     
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    Is that bank line with epoxy?
     
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    Just waxed bank line. I put a bead of super glue around the top and bottom wrap just for piece of mind, although I don't honestly think it needed it. It's grippy and fills the hand well now.

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    There are a few of us.

    But like Groucho said, "I'd never belong to a club that would have a guy like me as a member." :D
     
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    Think I will give the bank line a shot.

    Thanks!
     
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    Any way we can get one of these with a micarta handle like the new Darien machete?
     
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    Yes please!
     
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    Oh that truck...
     
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