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The pliers on this thing are really tight. Do they normally loosen up over time?
are you the guy that just bought that
i had a dream where you couldn't get the package open without a knife and the only knife you had was in the skeletool
eventually figured it out and we inspected the fit and finish.
i'm itt too damn much
Sorry, not a mechanic. I actually found that Snap On knife on the shelf of a Walgreens when I was delivering there. I think somebody who worked there must have dropped it because it was on the bottom shelf behind the bottled water.
Upgraded to this beast 3 days ago.
Only read good stuff about it.
Took it innawoods today for the first time.
Stored a Vic. farmer, a ferro rod and a field sharpener inside the sheath pocket.
The factory edge was hair popping sharp.
I don't know what problem the people have with the handle. It didn't slip a bit and it was raining, but that could be because my hands are so big.
Knife balance is good and the edge retention too.
Only down side I can find until now is the sheath, which is too long.
"Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks."
All weapons pertain to use in the outdoors though, save perhaps chemical and nuclear weapons
How do you like your ESEE 6? I'm in the market for one, but I am kinda thinking that perhaps the BK-9 paired with something smaller like a Mora, an Izula or other camp knife under 4 inches would serve me better. How would you compare the ESEE 6 to your BK 9? Which would you choose if you could only have one?
I prefer my esee 6 over my bk 9. The 9 is an amazing chopper, it is a lil to big for my liking. I carry the Esee 6 scout carry (Pic related) with my izula 2 for my neck knife.
The BK 9 is more of a cleaver, while the Esee 6 is better for finer stuff, can still chop. It not being as big as the BK 9, you're able to use the tip a lot better, have more control of the blade.
That's the "pout house" logo - used by LT Wright Knives (ltwrightknives.com) - they are the Next Gen, and Coyote, respectively.
The Bone Collector is a Benchmade BM15005, designed by Michael Wadell - sadly, it has been discontinued and replaced by the benchmade hunt series - similar blade, slightly different handle, s30v steel (the bone collector is in D2).
This is the 9th iteration of the knoife thread; have you been bitching in every thread, or are you new here? Board culture has generally (there are a few exceptions) accepted the knoife generals, as the knife is a very versatile tool when sc/out/ing.
Mine. Some cheap and bad, some are good. Don't think I will add more to the collection at this point, it's already redundant enough.
Been thinking of getting the Lansky sharpening system.
I'm not much of a knife guy but I would like something easy to use to sharpen what knives I do have.
Pretty much just an old 70's Schrade Walden Old Timer, and kitchen knives.
Worth it to get the Lansky system?
I don't spend a lot on knives cause I am rough as hell on them, but these have held up really well. Left to right
Favorite fixed blade stag and damascus
neck knife I like to carry when kayaking and stuff
EDC folding knife
Old pocket knife I found in a field and cleaned up
First hand made knife.
I wanted to try a proof of concept so I did a few things different and tried a few things.
6 in blade.
4 in handle
1 in 325 paracord wrapped choil
Spine is a true .25 in
Made from a Nicholson black diamond file.
Handle is a burl I prospected myself last summer cracks and worm holes and filled with a powdered brass and epoxy mix.
Heat treated on spine to a proper straw color while the cutting edge was re treated to slightly higher.
Nice work anon. I've been wanting to make my own blade for a while now. Even bought a few files and an old ferriers rasp for starting points but I'm too big of a pussy to actually cut into them. You did a really great job on that, I love the handle.
Were you nervous and/or did you make any mistakes? I'm a professional handyman and I'm quite good with tools but since I've very little metal working experience I'm kinda worried I'm gonna fuck up.
who here is hyped?
"Happy New Year!
This is our promise for 2016."
im just curious what blade they'll put on it. if it'll be like the survival/bushcraft, the companion or maybe even then 2000
You didnt give it to the manager to find out whose it was?
Are you an african american fellow?
The biggest mistake I made was trying to work with the metal before softening it in my "forge" ( fire with hair dryer) as I broke a few drill bits and it took me a solid 3 hours to grind down the metal. I kept referring back to the internet in the heat treating process as that is the most nerv raking part. However it turned out fine. Total cost to me was under 10$ usa for the brass rod/epoxy/gun blue. I already. Had the worn out file and the burl wood. I some of the file markings as well.
i softened the steel out properly but even making the general shape and cleaning it up was hell of a work. somehow i hadn't had time during my leave to work on it further mostly i was sick or had to catch up with some chores.
how to use a knife in the woods?
If that's all you got, what techniques, do's and don'ts are we talking about?
Finally got this baby last week. Anyone got any ideas or past experience for modifying it?
What do you guys think? From lurking a little, seems like Gerber and Kershaw are decent knives for somebody who will actually use them but doesn't want to spend "collectible" money.
I just want a fixed blade that will go thru the skull of a snakehead. I was at the gun store looking at some Benchmades and stuff like that, and if I spent $200 on a knoife, I would be afraid to really use it.
Maybe I will step up to something nicer. If that Kershaw actually shows up, I will abuse that a little bit and think about something nicer. But I'm not really a collector or anything and I don't carry a knife around unless I am fishing so I don't feel the need for a bladed fedora right now.
Just buy a nice knife. Make sure it's build sturdy and it'll last you a good while. That being said, you can get great knives without going all the way up to $200. The esee 6, for example, sits right around $100.
I wouldn't ever buy a knife with finger-mold type grips on the handle. I find they don't sit right and make it impossible to adjust your grip on the handle for different tasks, and they just make the knife feel uncomfortable.
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Too late. Already paid for. It was $17.95 shipped to so whatever.
I'll see how I feel after getting that Kershaw. If I use it enough where a $120 knife won't be a total waste, maybe I will grab something nice.
I'm interested to see how much use I get out of a fixed blade. Like I said, I don't really carry knives around unless it is a multitool while fishing. Or my folding box cutter at work.
even a good 440hc will chip and roll if you stab it through, for example, a 32oz beer can to make an air intake. the difference between that and something like s35vn/elmax/d2 is night and day. if you don't really use it, that doesn't matter. if you wanna upgrade and keep it cheap an s30v kershaw blur is less than $100
you don't have to do that. it's a /k/nife meme like lock types and muh full tang.
just keep it dry and nothing bad will ever happen to it.
I want it.
>you don't have to be afraid to use them because they are made of shit that wont break
1) i can break any knife ever made in 30 secs
2) cheap knife is cheaper to replace if it gets worn out you will be less afraid to abuse it imo
3) expensive knives are for rich fags for them it's actually worth it for everyone else even a generic kitchen knife is a hundred million times better than no knife and an expensive knife is alos a hundred million (+a few) times better than no knife.
Looks like it would be a decent knife, 5160 is a great steel, fucking exxy though, sucks to be an Ausfag, goes for about $55us.
As a possible alternative
>Kizlyar Nikki, Santi or Kid
Nikki/Santi - 3.5" blade, D2 steel 60-62hrc, Micarta handles, Kydex sheath
Kid - 3.5" blade, 440c 59-60hrc, Micarta handles, leather sheath.
>ANNO DOMINI MMXVI
Whatever floats your boat, m8. I have a puukko now.
the points you were making aren't making any sense either.
A good knife is capable of far more, than a cheap piece of shit, diminishing returns notwithstanding.
Something like an LTWK, will continue to perform, while your cheap, "good enough" knife leaves you wondering "what the hell". Assuming it hasn't broken already.
Nice bullet list you fucking faggot.
You can get amazing knives for under $150. If you're that poor, it means you don't work and likely live with your parents or some other poor bastards that you leech off of. I was homeless for a while and made that much every couple of days playing guitar on the street. Your shit knives are shit, why the he'll anyone would continue to buy shit over and over whenever it breaks is beyond me. Throw a hundred bucks at a knife with a good rep and then you can stop talking out of your ass.
>If you're that poor, it means you don't work and likely live with your parents or some other poor bastards that you leech off of.
Or maybe you prioritize what you spend your money on. In fact, I'd say the opposite. If you have no one to leech off of, you have to be more moderate in your spending choices. Years ago, my sister and her boyfriend lived with my parents for a while, and he was buying expensive toys left and right until they were kicked out.
Not him by the way, just butting into an argument.
You do prioritize what you spend on, like prioritizing a nice knife and putting some cash back every check til you can afford it. even if you only throw a couple bucks at it you can get what you need. This is a knife thread, so assuming people want a nice knife, that guy is perfectly happy throwing $5 at frost cutlery every two weeks which makes even less sense.
Especially when there are s30v options in knives less than $100.
Hey guys. Looking into a cheap folding pocket knife. Honestly, the average use of it would be cutting oranges and average every-day "I wish I had a knife on me" moments. After a couple days learning the general issues I should look at, the last thing I haven't really decided on is blade coat. I wasn't putting any thought into it either, I figured I just wanted a plain blade, but I'm now wondering if I should put more thought into that. Do coatings matter as far as rust is concerned? Or anything else really? Is there an advantage to black or tan coatings other than appearance? Especially if, as I mentioned, cutting fruit is an intended use.
Get a Swiss Army knife bro. Pic related is my Climber, but if you want something more low profile the Spartan with alox scales is choice.
I somewhat want to. They just aren't comfortable, you know? I don't like having to use a fingernail to open stuff up. Or dodging bottle openers to open a knife. I'm sure my opinion is tained by having a cheap swiss army kniff as a kid. It had a screw driver on it with extra bits, cool, but I had to move the screw driver out of the way to get to the one knife, not cool.
It's a Piuma from Viper Knives. They use real feathers (woodcock) which I thought was pretty neat.
The other ones are Peltonen m95, Eräpuu - Jan and Opinel 8. The Moras are 'prototype'/early models and the black/yellow they supposedly only made a 100 of, so they'll remain as dust collectors.
seems like an opinel would do you just fine. thin but strong, easy to operate and keep sharp. comes in carbon or stainless. if you get carbon and cut fruit with it, you can develop pretty interesting patinas which are fun to play around with.
What is normal retail on Izulas? I was lookin around on eBay, and I'm thinking about grabbing one for around $50 and then getting some cool paracord and attempting to wrap the handle myself.
They had them for sale at the gun store by me too, but I didn't see the price. If it is only $10 or $20 more, I will probably just buy it from them instead of eBay. Still waiting to see what that $17 Kershaw will be like when it arrives.
That's a big fuckin range.
I was also looking at the Ontario Rats. I find it odd that I can get a Rat 1 or 2 folding knife for $30 all day, but the Rat 3 fixed blade is at least twice that price.
Esee Izula or Ontario Rat 3?
I'm really digging the lime green Izulas. I think it would look cool if I find some orange paracord to wrap it with. I like those bright knives for some reason. Looks more like a tool instead of all tacticool. That's why I got that orange Antelope Hunter. Plus I don't want to drop them in the grass and lose them while I'm fishing.
if you can, i'd strongly recommend getting the Izula 2. The full micarta scales make a huge difference, and you can always take them off (at which point I2 has an extra half an inch of handle over I1).
Is the handle on the Izula 2 longer? Or the blade? I really like that lime green color, I think it is only on the Izula 1. And I kinda want to do the paracord handle if I get the Izula.
I figured the newest would be more. On eBay, it looks like an Izula 1 with a bare handle is around $40-$50. The one that comes with the cord handle kit to DIY is like $10 more, and then $20+ more for other plastic and wood handles. I was just wondering if eBay is going to be that much cheaper than a normal retailer. That Kershaw I bought is dicontinued a lot of places I think, but it would've been $40+ in a regular retail setting instead of $17.95 shipped.
Pic related is the idea I have going in my head. Lime green Izula with orange cord that has some black strands in it.
That makes sense why the fixed blade costs so much more.
Now I'm also looking at the Ka Bar BK-14 or BK-24. They look nice, basically an Izula handle and some Becker blade design. ~$45 for the BK-14 or ~$55 for the BK-24. Looks like the only difference between the two is the steel.
I still can't get past that green Esee though. Such a cool color, especially if I match the handle right.
My 2 EDC beaters. The peasant knife is for the weekdays and for the weekends it's the Mora
floats around $50 for the izula no scales
i say getting the izula 2 with scales is worth it but if you like it for it's slim profile and just plan to paracord wrap the handle then the izula is fine.
FWIW, >>660118 is as full of shit as a Christmas turkey. If you're going to completely neglect your knife, get stainless. If you like interesting patinas and aren't lazy about knife care, get carbon steel. Good care of the knife for a couple of years will result in a patina that looks good and resists rust almost as well as stainless. Don't get a blade with a coating, it'll look like crap after you use it a few hundred times and sharpen it a few times.
Buck, Case, Moore Maker, SOG, Victorinox, Camillus, or even something Schrade would probably work for you at a reasonable price. I've heard good things about Opinel and Spyderco on here, but haven't owned either so I can't honestly recommend them from having used them. My favorites are here: >>657430 and here: >>657442. Most of those knives are old. The red Victorinox is a Tinker. It's the EDC Swiss army knife I'd recommend. Check out mooremaker.com before you buy anywhere else. They make really good stuff.
For cutting food, you'll want a plain edge, not serrated.
I know Cold Steel gets shit on around here but for the price I can't really think of a better EDC option.
I've had a couple of Cold Steel knives. The mini-bushman is excellent. The machetes are pretty good. Everything else sucked and I got rid of it. For that kind of money, Victorinox, Case, Moore Maker, SOG, Spyderco, Kershaw, and about a dozen others are better.
>I don't know what problem the people have with the handle.
Problem with Becker types isn't the knife, it's the ones with the hard Kydex sheath. The fiberglass in the Kydex dulls the blade when it runs against it during sheathing / unsheathing.
That said they're not impossible to find awesome aftermarket leather sheathes for, but seeing as some people buy the knife on a price point anyways, a hot shit custom leather sheath will run you more than the knife.
See this is where your autism is hurting our little chat here. Are you saying 70 bucks is to much or to little to spend on an EDC blade? What is your issue with Cold Steel? What do you mean by "egobot"?
Together we get work through your crippling lack of communication skills.
hey fag, that's why coatings exist
not saying they look good but you really think the only application is tacticool black?
cut fruit with a carbon blade. 30 seconds later you have patina. some people don't want to deal with that shit. fuck yourself.
Look at the knives in the pic I linked. The only rust prevention they get is being rubbed with an oily cloth after sharpening and being dried when wet. Keeping a knife rust-free requires very little effort.
That's a big part of it. If my hands are full while I'm fishing; I can toss it in the grass and stull be able to fine it 10min later. Plus I feel like the orange and green let people know that it is a tool instead of some blacked out tacticool weapon:
the handle is longer, the blades are exactly the same. People thend to forget though, that a good handle is just as important, and the Izula 2 having full micarta scales makes a really big difference.
Not the case on the guy you replied to's model. Each tool seems to be individually accessible as far as I can tell, due to their having fingernail grip-type things on different sides and having the actual tool fold out on seemingly alternating sides as well. I have never had to open a different tool to get to the large or small blade.
Any knife savant here?
I have a knife collection of 70+ knives but I still haven't found THE small knife .
Can anyone recommend me a small fixed blade for EDC on hikes?
I'm not very excited about skeletonized ones and I'd appreciate if you recommended me something that isnt a well known normie brand like ESEE, Becker, Dozier, Bradford , Busse etc... I really want to look into alternatives.
I thought of picrelated but it's unlikely I can get it.
I'd appreciate if it had a stronk steel like 3V
fairly certain that is due to the blade geometry and heat treat. but i don't really like the d2 either. what's the point of "semi stainless"? i would rather have a tougher blade that rusts and have to oil it or a softer blade that is stainless no care.
Cold Steel being bad is a meme.
Lower end Cold Steel is some of the best material any brand puts out.
Their folders are excellent for the price and the locking mechanism the absolute best.
Cold Steel isnt worth it when you're buying high end knives in the 300$+ range
>A good knife is capable of far more, than a cheap piece of shit
really not true that's the problem and also i'm not talking about actual crap steels but cheap decent knives. there is not a single thing that a fuck-expensive knife can do that they can't. not a single thing. the main difference is usually how sharp you can get it and how long it keeps that edge. and that is mostly about the appropriate heat treat for the steel.
i agree with everything you said, but it's worth noting that their locking mechanism is the strongest toughest shit on the market no doubt but it just might be the least ergonomic and easy to use. i still love it the lock can withstand abuse even the blade can't.
D2 is semi stainless so it need some TLC. Will hold an edge forever, however it wont take a razor sharp edge and can be a bit hard to sharpen. Aus 8 is easy to sharpen and take and razor edge but wont hold it very well. Not sure about strength and toughness of the two.
All steels are dependent on correct heat treatment and that can vary a lot between knife manufacturers.
Choice of steel also depends on your intended use.
Fuck sigma, riding on another company's good name and reputation. That SIGMORA have nothing to do with Morakniv and doesn't look like one even if they claim it's inspired by it.
Lon Humphrey make sexy knives, want one myself.
Whats the best all round large knife for outdoor survival. Doesn't need to be able to carve wood or cut the nipple off a mouse, just something made to a high quality that wont break when I chop wood or smash glass with it.
The made a revision on them, the older Code 4s where a 50 buck knife, the new ones with tool steel are 70 bucks.
Should of got a new name but whatever
>Air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy which can be described as either a high hardness Type 440C stainless steel or a corrosion resistant D2 tool steel. Possesses corrosion resistance equivalent to Type 440C stainless but can attain a maximum hardness of 64 HRC, approaching that of D2 tool steel. Now available in strip product form.
basically a 440C whilst the aus8/a was more like a 440B.
What's up with Sigma?
I agree it's a retarded name, even more so when Mora is the name of a town, not the name of a style of knife or even a knife brand.
I just like it because of the shape and materials. 3V is some of the best shit I've ever seen and there are no knives like the sigmora right now
I have a problem anons, I can get my Fällkniven A1 very sharp and paper cutting good, but it doesnt shave hair.
Is it because of the geometry? Some hair shaving knives I have cut paper and food as well as the Fällkniven.
Is the edge too thick? can I fix that? Is it worth it?
why would anyone make knives out of air-hardening steels tho? the entire point would be for them to self harden if overheated as tool bits like drills. no way a knife gonna need that.
both of those were my posts btw
>both of those were my posts btw
I gathered that.
>why would anyone make knives out of air-hardening steels tho? the entire point would be for them to self harden if overheated as tool bits like drills. no way a knife gonna need that.
Because of other properties they might possess
>Why would anyone make a knife out of a tool steel used for die punching plastics?(3V)
>Why would anyone use a steel which has very good red hot hardness due to the amount of cobalt added?(VG-10)
Usually in other generals around the site there is a guide and FAQ of sorts in the first post.
>what knife to get in a certain price range?
>what knife to use for what situation?
>do you need a multitool? what multiool for you price range and use cases?
>what brands to avoid?
>where to look for deals?
I just tried it for you and it did not do a good job with a ferro rod... I got one little pitiful spark off the spine. I tried it with a different knife (landi bull maverick) and confirmed it isn't the Rod's fault. I think there's a coating on the knife throwing it off. I think if that's removed it should be good.
my man - im a groceryman of 7 years checking in.
Lansky Ccrock Sticks. easy, fast and effective. You may have to regrind sometimes, but you won't need a sharpening system for that, a diamond stone or the cheapest sharpening stone will do.
>Free shipping from eBay
>coming from Washington (state) to Miami
>Ordered late Tuesday night
I was expecting this thing to take at least a week to show up. Tracking yesterday said est delivery was next Wednesday. Not sure how it ended up overnighted, but I have seen that happen with USPS before.
I just got pic related for $17.95 off eBay with free shipping. Not bad if you're looking for a fixed blade that isn't complete garbage. It also comes in black if you don't like the orange.
Noice. Those folding box cutters are great. I'm ripping open packages of soda all day, and that shit hurts your fingers after awhile. So I grabbed the ol' Stanley. I just have to be careful not to slice open the bottles and cans when I'm using it.
I actually bought a 2nd one too just in case I lose that thing. Like a year and a half ago, I left it at a gas station and when I was back there a week later, they had it sitting in a drawer at the counter. That box cutter has seen some shit.
Too much variation in preferences to get a consensus.
Handy as hell, especially if you are going to do something mean to the blade.
Yep. Round sharpeners tend to leave a blade with a rounded profile at the edge after a time due to the steel's plasticity. I use a ceramic stick on my hawkbill, big contact area doesn't work well on a convex blade. The rounding is not a big deal if you don't mind coming back with a stone once in a while. In a pinch, the top of a car window or the bottom of a ceramic coffee cup makes a decent sharpening tool, too.
I like my Svord, I just ordered one in a skinner pattern.
I've always been tempted to get a Svord, in particular
Whats your thoughts in general?
look at me, I'm do fucking cool. I put rolling papers on my knife and ax box. I did this so you will be able to see that I'm cool and I smoke weed. We should hook up and smoke together.
I'm so fucking cool, amirite?
These 3 are a result of 4am impulse purchases. I'm excited to take them out camping and general light work, food prep, very small cutting tasks.
Hey I've got one of those. Be careful with it, the steel is awfully soft. Other than that I bet you'll be as impressed as I am with the quality.
its a 12 dollar local reseller rebranded (Forsyth) Chinese manufactured mystery knife.
Stainless Steel, Closed 95mm Open 170mm, Locking tension blade, wooden handle (only specs).
I've been meaning to get a double folder pocket knife for a while now just to play around with, and the same seller had that little wooden folder. For anything under $15 bucks normally I take a stab. Personally I'd rather own 3 cheap knives I get to use and build up my skills on rather than one expensive one I'm afraid to damage.
I can link you to the ebay seller, but they are Tasmanian based and only ship to Australia.
Yeah I've heard good things about the quality and fit of the Sanremu 7010. I tend to be very cautious with folders anyway so I won't be beating on it or trying to one hand gravity flick or any of that nonsense.
oh it's solid as a tank m8, flip it, snap it open a million times youll be golden
just you will fuck the edge up pretty easy if you're not a bit careful with what you cut. i switched to this for edc instead of my ZT, i fucked the blade up stabbing it through a beer can top to make an air hole. nothing too bad to fix, but still. never shrugged once using my ZT for dumb shit like that, the elmax was practically indestructible
curious about this as well, do people on long distance trips carry razors? Do the real badasses use their blade?
Is there some kind of knife info database type of deal i can use to research which knife is best for me?
It's a little guy. There was another smaller CRKT knife I was looking at, it had a paracord wrapped handle and I thought I could wrap it in some cool colors. But the blade looked like a chef's knife. Cutting edge was almost totally flat, and it had no real point. I though this blade looked neat, good for stabbing hobos and snakehead.
I still need to find a green Izula and wrap it with orange cord. I like bright stuff now. I almost lost my week old Skeletool today. Unhooked a bass, ran it back to the water, and left the knife laying in the grass.
The 6 is too big for me. The 3 or maybe 5 in Venom Green with the orange handle looks wild.
That Knifeworks website carries orange Izulas. I guess it is a color only carried by them. I still want to buy one. I was browsing and saw pic related and couldn't resist ordering one. I need to stop spending money.
Gotta catch 'em all!
...the knife bug bites hard man. I know the feeling.
ESEE: 2 izulas, candiru, junglas , 4 and a 6
Ontario: 2 rat 1's, rat 3 and pilot knife.
A few other knives, like 3 moras, svord, ect.
I'm done for a long while, however. It's fun to try new knives, but i can't justify anything else (can't really even justify what i already have). Unless i can get my hands on a cheap Benchmade triage 915 or boker kwaiken.
The fact Brian Baker personally heat treats every single knife and keeps it a secret is reflected in other aspects of the fit and finish but nothing that cant be fixed. I just buy the economy models, its a good knife for the price, holds an edge longer than the victory and f-dick knives.
I don't even know why I'm buying these. I originally just wanted a multitool for fishing that wasn't complete garbage. So I bought that Skeletool. Then I saw that Kershaw Antelope Hunter for $17 shipped, so I said fuck it, why not get a fixed blade. Then I was at Bass Pro, knowing I just want an Izula when they don't carry Esee knives. I ended up getting that CRKT SPEW. I really like the design and sheath, so when I saw that CRKT Dragon with a similar design but a little larger on clearance, I had to do it.
I still want an Izula and some different colors of paracord to play with. I was fishing today like a block away from this gun store that carries Izulas, and I stopped by to see if they were selling them for a decent price, but they closed 15min earlier.
I had a bunch of random folding knives, butterfly knives, and multitools before. These are the first real knives I have bought. The Gerber Dime and Leatherman Micra in my tackle box were the nices knives I owned before I bought any of this stuff.
I need to keep an eye our for a sharpener next time I go to Dick's or Bass Pro. And try not to buy any more knives or fishing stuff. I spent like $120 at Bass Pro today.
I also will grab a Benchmade if I see one on clearance for cheap tho.
I want a knife that is made of a single slab/bar of quality damascus steel where the handle kinda gradually turns into a blade by the hit, like this
Anyone got a name for this?
Would it be a good idea to contact a good maker to make one similar to this?
the 6 really is huge i drew out the length on a drum stick i had laying around and its fucking massive, but the 5 is only 3/4 inch shorter and super fucking heavy. Who needs 1/4 " thick of a blade thats just full retard. also more expensive for what thats worth.
comes to the containment thread to tell everyone how glad he is that they arent shitting up his board
shits up the thread
Side comment though, which of those old hickory kitchen knives would be best suited for a bushcrafy/survival type setting. No grinds or pommels. explain that shit hickory man
I'll post this here too. Idk much about this knife company, but this looks like a steal. Even on other discount websites, the knife is going from $80-$120.
If anybody wants to add to their collection, free shipping on this thing and it's from a decent seller.
I'm not going to buy it. The blade looks too crazy for me. I thought about it for a second tho. I just figured I would share with you goys in case anybody is looking for a nice, funky folder for a great price. That Mantis company is on a lot of reputable websites as well, they look decent. Not cheap knives.
I already have pic related coming in the mail. I'm going to hold off for a minute. I still kinda want a decent folder if I see a good deal too. And that green Izula.
I saw the "Made in Taiwan" but they didn't look too horrible. It isn't the end of the world if something is made in Asia. They aren't selling $200+ knives and trying to be like Benchmade, but a lot of their stuff still goes for $80-$120.
Either way, it didn't look had for ~$25 with free shipping. Has anybody here owned any Mantis knives?
Kydex does not dull the knife. The cutting edge doesn't come into contact with the kydex if made right. You're just a retard who doesn't even know what he talking about. Go learn proper kydex molding you stupid faggot.
I've been eyeing the DPX Hest folder for a long time. Looks like a great folder, and iirc it has the same warranty as ESEE. I'd love to get the ESEE Izula folder, but I've come to accept the fact that it will never be released.
new knoifefag here
I need an all purpose but for the main purpose of stabbing living creatures/self-defence knife. What is the main /out/ recommendation? Nothing is illegal here in terms of knives.
Just to point out, it won't be for illegal purposes in any form or shape. You just aren't allowed to keep a gun with you at all times despite the fact that predatory animals are everywhere around here. I just need something that hurts wolves et cetera.
I was looking at that paracord wrapped BG knife; but I can't get past his signature on the blade. Camillus or however it's spelled, they have a few Les Stroud knives that looked decent. I like the basic one without the survival kit, but it was too big for my needs.
Is 3.6" considered too long for an edc? I can get this pretty cheap and I'm also looking for a folding knife for both every day and /out/ use but if anyone has qualms about something this size in your pocket all day I'd be receptive to that. All my previous knives have been a good deal shorter
I edc a rat 1, which also has a 3.6" blade. It's extremely comfortable to carry (i carry back pocket).
Benchmade makes quality knives. I did own a benchmade griptillian, and i didn't like it due to the bulkiness of the handle.
New EDC blade is here, it will mostly see box opening duty with mild use during hiking. Worst thing it will do regulatory is make feather stick and maybe open a can of soup in a pinch. Might end up skinning a beaver or something with it if I bag one while /out/.
>How do you like it so far?
I like it a lot so far, for a EDC blade it's right on the edge of being big to big. Feels well built and came with a nice edge.
>Can you open and close it with one hand?
Can open it one handed but not close it
There are no Mora knives in there. One of them is a work knife I got for free at work, the other one came with a tool set (I bought it for the axe and saw).
They are cheap Mora equivalents made by other companies. Moras and similar knives are not a meme when you use them correctly; as cheap and disposable knives that you abuse and throw away when they are too damaged.
i want that. Would be fun to use and abuse. or for the little weekend camp trips. Gimmicky stuff can be fun every now and again.
Don't own the ESEE 6, but I've used one a bit. I didn't like the balance, it was too butt-heavy. I'd taper or skeletonize the tang if I purchased one for myself.
It's a good knife though, well made, useful all-around size, and unbeatable warranty.
They take advantage of this to sell you a mediocre knife for a premium price.
Many high end brands offer the same warranty for much more quality and proportionally not that much increase in price.
ESEE is overpriced as fuck.
Draw cuts should be 99% of your cuts, even when doing things like cutting the bark off a stick. Start cut near handle and move knife down as it moves away from you. Don't cut toward yourself.
Get a sharpening system you like and learn to use it well. More contact area is better because steel is subject to plastic deformation when sharpening. Pull-through sharpeners suck. Keep it dry and oiled. Find the sharpening angle your blade likes best and go with it.
Carry it only where it won't land you in jail.
Is a meme and a good way to destroy a knife. Not many circumstances where I can see it being necessary.
Personal preference here. I don't like them, but I keep my knives really sharp and don't cut much rope. YMMV.
Your knife is not a screwdriver. Don't break the tip proving it. Your knife is not a prybar. Don't break the blade proving it. If your knife is not a throwing knife, it's not a throwing knife. Don't throw it and break the blade proving it. If your knife has something solid at the back end and a handle that won't break, it's a passable hammer.
>cutting big stuff
Do you know why beavers cut wood from the outside in and not straight across? Because it's easier that way.
Kershaw Armadillo Hunter (the orange one). $17.95 from eBay with free shipping. They have it in black too.
Get a rabbiters set, get an old hickory or dexter russel knife, I carry both an upswept boning knife and skinner. Then you could make a sheath or buy one later and get a good steel to carry in the sheath too.