My uncle wants a pocket knife for his birthday that had, in his exact words, "nothin' new-fangled." I'm assuming that means no thumbstuds, pocket clips, fancy locks, or anything else useful.
Based on that criteria, is there any reason to get anything besides a Buck 110?
That's probably a safe bet, I actually have one that's been handed down twice, from my grandpa to my dad, and my dad to me.
If he wants a fixed blade and something a little nicer, get him a Puma. Again, have one from my grandpa that he carried in Vietnam.
It's a safe choice.
While 110s are classics, they aren't the end-all-be-all of traditional pocket knives.
There are plenty of high quality manufacturers of traditional pocket knives. I recommend looking at A.G. Russell, Northwoods, Great Eastern Cutlery, Canal Street Cutlery, and Queen Cutlery.
>ride bike to winn dixie to get some junk food
>take shortcut through the back of the shopping center, use dank scary hallway
>juan and his homies are hanging out in there
>realize this before its too late
>accidentally bump juan with my handle bar trying to squeeze past them
>going to lock up bike in front
>juan runs out with knife that looked exactly like OP knife
>demands my camo hat
>give him camo hat so i dont get gutted by some puerto rican
>go home and tell mom i just got strong arm robbed
>takes me to police station to file report
>look at mug shots and give them description
every time i see one of these knives i replay that in my head. seriously fuck florida.
>mfw that was the day a racist was born
Get him one of these for the lulz.
I bought myself one of these when I was 13. It was a great knife. It now sits at the bottom of the Kansas river.
Are svord peasent minis decent for their low price? I really want to pick one up with a wooden handle. After my father took my SAK , I've had it since I was just 6 years old, to a bench grinder... Anyone got any reccomendations on relatively cheap UK legal pocket knives? One hand open is a bonus but not important. I'd love a nice traditional wooden handle but not an opinel. That's why I'm thinking peasent mini
But I like this one too, the pseudo-damascus blade is pretty. Boker, I think.
If you're in US or can get amazon ship to your country
I wanted to get it but they don't ship to the shithole where I live.
made in the US, very good materials, quality, fit and finish. The steel they use is only 420HC but performs incredibly well even when pitted against steels twice the price. It managed this because of Buck's heat treat. I think the rockwell is like 58
obsidian is sharp as fuck, and looks fucking nice. I would be happy getting an obsidian knife.
Materials are only half the story, just as important is the heat treatment. A dipshit can fuck up S30V, a good smith with the right heat treatment can make a seriously good 420HC.
My grandma got me a Buck 110 from their custom shop with a cherry wood handle and my first and last name engraved on the blade. It's a great knife. My dad has had a Buck 110 for over 25 years as his main knife and it's still in great working order.
Yeah, I wasn't saying it's not overpriced, just trying to make sense of the price. They're good knives just not worth that much imo. I guess it did seem like i was trying to justify it
No, they never found him to my knowledge. What pisses me off is I didn't leave immediately and go home, I still went inside and bought shit. I saw him walking around the store with my hat on and I was so pissed but I was scared as fuck to say anything to anyone there like call the cops or hey that fucking guy just robbed me.
>having a literal fudd relative
Disown him and move on
you wouldn't use an obsidian knife as if it were a survival knife. You probably wouldn't use an obsidian knife period. But they can make pretty good skinning knives, or just nice looking display pieces.
>or just nice looking display pieces.
Jesus what's the fucking point then? Buy a wallhanger and a fedora while you're at it.
>Serious question, why a knife so simple looking costs like 80 dollars?
I have one of the old Buck Brother's 110's, about 40 years old at this point, and I've been offered over $400 for it.
I bought a Kershaw wildcat Ridge for 18 dollars.
3.5 inch blade 8cr13mov steel.
Came with a sheath performs pretty well for 18 dollars of Chinese stainless steel.
The jigged bone handle is nicer than I thought. Now I just wish that ugly 'China' wasn't engraved in.