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  1. roadwarrior

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    I am slowly moving up the list for my first Turley, I am very excited and it looks like I am 32 knives away. I want a Green river with a pommel plate and I think a varied convex grind but I don't know what steel to use. Stainless or not? any thoughts on the grind and steel? Thanks
     
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    I got O1 and the varied grind with mine. Just a heads up though, you may be 33 blades away, as I may order my 2nd one as part of 5 soon.
     
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    I just keep patiently waiting. Thank you
     
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    I have and the opportunity to own and play with many Turley Knives. For the GR I am a big fan of O1 in 3/16ths varied convex. Super durable and versatile and just works with that blade shape and height. 5/32nds is preferred by some and hard to argue, but I think the sweet spot for that is 3/16ths. Enjoy!
     
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    O1 is a great steel and unless you are working around Salt Water it is preferred for a GR style knife in my estimation.
    If you want high carbon steel just on the carbon side of stainless consider D2. I have found the only thing that stains D2 seems to be lemon juice
     
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    3/16 or 5/32 either one is fine I've used both and don't really see a big difference with the Green River model. You would really want a varied or near full height grind with 3/16. Stainless or 01 is really personal preference as well, I've been using a stainless Turley for about 2 months now and really do like it. Of course I'm not a big fan of patina's either, so that may have something to do with it. I think its worth the extra coin to upgrade to stainless and when my name finally comes up I believe I will get it on my Green River.

    Btw 33 in line sounds a heck of a lot better than where I'm at ;)
     
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    For a Green River sized knife, your options are basically O1 or 154CM. Unless you think you need stainless based on the environment, I'd say O1 would work just fine. I'm partial to the varied grind as I think it's the quintessential Turley grind. There's also the new whip grind that's similar to the varied but curved.

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    I'm a fan of O1, but then I like a patina. The varied grind is what immediately screams "Turley" when you see one and it works great too. I've had both 5/32 and 3/16 Green Rivers, and slightly preferred the cutting ability of the 5/32. Having said that most of my Turleys are 3/16" and its the perfect goldilocks middle ground width.
     
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    Well I got the great email from IZ. I am up for my knife, I have been excited all day so I forgot to include my grind choice but I will do that next. It has been faster than I thought. 3 years and 1 month
     
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    That's an exciting moment! What did you order?
     
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    That's because I didn't order #2 yet and probably won't for awhile now since I just had to buy a fridge. Apparently we need to get a new stove too since the frig we ended up with (used) isn't the same color as out old one.
     
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    I have a varied grind Mississippi 1/4 in I believe 5160 and I love it.
    Ruined me for other makers!
     
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    I ordered a Green River with Green scales, red liners, 3/16" 01 varied convex grind and a brass pomel plate.
     

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