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Old 12-28-2021, 10:15 PM
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I bought the subject folder about a month ago, when we were over/up at Mount Dora. While there, I usually make a habit of visiting the A.W. Peterson Gun Shop.

I first found the place in the early ‘80’s, back when I was building and competing with flintlock muzzle loaders. Back then, there was a part of the store that was called The Swampfire Shop; complete with a big log round for hawk throwing, and a few hounddogs you had to wade through to get in the door. The older gentleman there was most gracious, and quite knowledgable. His name was Leighton Baker, and I was amazed years later when I received an “Encyclopedia of the World's Firearms” from my mother for Christmas, and found that the book was dedicated to him!

Anyway, while visiting there recently, I noticed a small display case containing several knives. I asked to see one, and found it to be the most “substantial” folder that I’d ever seen.
So, after hearing about the knife and the company that made it; Medford Knife and Tool, I made the guy a cash offer, which he accepted.

I’m now the owner of the most overbuilt folder that I’ve run across so far, and it’s proven itself quite handy on numerous occasions. So without further adieu:

DAMN, I FORGOT I CAN’T EASILY POST PICS ON HERE (AT ALL)!

Sorry about that, y’all.
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Do you know what model it is?

they make some amazing stuff....the prices are amazing too

I have always liked "the fighter". A guy who i hunted with a few years back carried one and it was impressive.

https://medfordknife.com/product/usmc-fighter/

if I were made of money I would have one.
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sdmc530[/U];175090]Do you know what model it is?

they make some amazing stuff....the prices are amazing too

I have always liked "the fighter". A guy who i hunted with a few years back carried one and it was impressive.

https://medfordknife.com/product/usmc-fighter/

if I were made of money I would have one.

It’s a Medford Proxima.

https://medfordknife.com/product/proxima-3/
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VERY nice find.
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I have been carrying a Civivi Naja for two and a half years. About the same size flipper as the Proxima but with a flat ground blade. I did not buy it for EDC, I looked at it as more of a folding skinning knife. But with the pocket clip, it slides right down there in the back of the pocket and doesn't interfere with pulling my keys out of the pocket. So it did become my EDC knife and is not intrusive at all despite the size.

Not exotic steel like S35VN or CPM3V on the Medfors knives, but sharpens easily enough and takes a wicked edge.

Civivis have flawless fit and finish. The bearings as smooth today as they were 2 1/2 years ago when I bought it. And it's been used...a lot.


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I guess I should add that the Naja is no longer in Civivi's lineup. The closest thing to it now is the Praxis, which has a thinner and slightly narrower blade and a narrower handle.
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