I just bought this Bat Cave Cutlery Sendoa Auto on AAPK

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Fishtail Picklock
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I just bought this Bat Cave Cutlery Sendoa Auto on AAPK

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I think that this will be a great carry knife here on the farm (among the others). 8) :mrgreen: :P


MAKER : Bat Cave Cutlery by Keith Wood, formerly with Paragon Cutlery.

PATTERN : Sendoa Automatic

CLOSED LENGTH : 4¾ inches long.

HANDLES : Aluminum with non-slip inserts. There are no handle problems.

TANG STAMPS : None

CONDITION : Probably carried and used but not sharpened. The safety works fine.

BOX: None

DAMAGE : None

AGE : Recent

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : USA

BLADE WEAR : None

SHIELD AND BLADE ETCH : No shield and the blade is etched BAT CAVE CUTLERY with the Bat Logo, followed by ATS 34.


I'm laying out $119.00 to have it shipped to my door. (I think that it is worth it).
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Looks good 👍 cool blade profile
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john wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:15 am Looks good 👍 cool blade profile
Thanks, I like it. (I was looking for a medium-to-large "pocket auto" with a useful blade profile). The ATS-34 Hitachi-made steel is a "hit. The curved, razor-sharp blade, and useful clip-point is what sold me the knife. Couple these with the great engineering and we have a winner!
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I never liked the rubber "non slip" inserts and you probably won't either. They attract dirt and junk.
The bars are invisible but have never been stronger.
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whippersnapper wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:42 pm I never liked the rubber "non slip" inserts and you probably won't either. They attract dirt and junk.
A bit of Dawn Dishwashing liquid and water should clean them well enough to keep them in proper shape.
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Fishtail Picklock wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:49 pm
whippersnapper wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:42 pm I never liked the rubber "non slip" inserts and you probably won't either. They attract dirt and junk.
A bit of Dawn Dishwashing liquid and water should clean them well enough to keep them in proper shape.
Rubbing alcohol works too.
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Is that rust or blood on the blade?
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john wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:43 pm
Fishtail Picklock wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:49 pm
whippersnapper wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:42 pm I never liked the rubber "non slip" inserts and you probably won't either. They attract dirt and junk.
A bit of Dawn Dishwashing liquid and water should clean them well enough to keep them in proper shape.
Rubbing alcohol works too.
Thank you, John. After a bit of research I discovered that the inserts are made from Neoprene. You are correct. a bit of rubbing alcohol should clean them up quite nicely.
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sammy the blade wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:05 pm Is that rust or blood on the blade?
The blade is made from ATS-34 Stainless Steel the smudges on the blade appear to be some sort of tar or resin. I believe that Hydrogen Peroxide, Acetone, or some other petroleum distillate may remove the stain(s).
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The knife arrived today and a bit of scrubbing with Dawn dishwashing detergent removed most of the stains. A few passes on my Sharpmaker brohgt a keen edge to the Hitachi ATS-34 Stainless Steel blade. The Neoprene inserts don't bother me at all and the knife is just the right size for a "larger" pocket-carry auto. These knives currently selling for $247.95 or so on one of the sites selling higher-end automatic knives.

I paid $119.00 for a "slightly imperfect" specimen. (Not a big deal). This excellent auto is well worth the "price of admission". 8) :mrgreen:
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Glad you got it and like it !
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Tom19176 wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:26 pm Glad you got it and like it !
Thanks, Tom. The edges of the handle and blade are rounded and of a soft, sand-blasted/satin finish. This virtually eliminates "hot spots" when working with the knife. It is a first-rate cutting implement. Above all else, it is a "tool" rather than just a "play-pretty" or "show" knife.

It is the very reason that I'm already quite fond of the blade. (A no-nonsense "workhorse" of a knife that happens to look damned good doing it)!
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If anyone is interested, Nic-Nac Knives have some of the Bat Cave Sendoa Auto Knives for sale. These run about $250 and not all of them have the Neoprene inserts. (Some have wooden inserts instead). If you're looking for a true "workhorse" of an automatic knife, this is it.

I really think that this was a great purchase.
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