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Old thread is nearly bumped out.
>>664235
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>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.
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your dumb knife spelling wasn't funny the first time and it's even less funny now
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>>671884
this. It's just stupid.
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>>671824
>Tool/10

>>671884
>>671887
At least we got that out of the way before the Knoife Thread really got going.
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>>671822

Why must you always fucking post shit knives in the OP?
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>>672141
What's the advantage to thinner blades like that? Compared to lots of knives (especially folders) where the profile is wide and almost looks like a butcher's knife in shape. I noticed the Moras are kinda like that too, blade almost looks like a filet knife, but not quite as long and thin.
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>>672141
He's a redditor and doesn't own any knives.
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>>672141
because this thread needs more scandi grinds
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>>672201
it's really easy to get the edge beyond razor sharp, virtually impossible to fail.
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Just posting my knifes here..
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>>671824
this shit is so gay
how autistic do you have to be to take it upon yourself to become the forced mod of /k/ and /out/ knife threads? better post in every single one like anybody gives a fuck about your sperging
might as well leave your trip on, christ
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>>671884
Yet you chose to post in this thread rather than the one that spelled knife correctly.
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>>672275
just sage this one.
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>>672281
This is the official one though
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how many knife generals are needed at once?
will 10 be enough?
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>>672329
One, and this is the original one.

Where are my Knoife bros at?
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>>672376
here is your bump then
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>>671822
I just picked up a buck 110, its a really cool knife but I'll probably only take it camping and leave it behind while hiking,its very heavy for its size
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Or in this thread?
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>>673632

This one wasn't created by an autistic faggot so this one I would guess.

Any of you guys own anything by Daniel Winkler? Not his Dances With Wolves looking stuff, the practical designs? I'm really struggling with not buying one but it'd cost me a good 350 bong bucks - steep by any measure when you look at what else is on the market.
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In my opinion nothing can match the high quality and practical user friendly interface of an Microtech Ultratech.
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>>672259
Whats the large chopper called
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>>673657

Looks like the Terävä Skrama Varusteleka sell.
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>>673651
>This one wasn't created by an autistic faggot
>knoife
>claims it was because of a 70's movie
yes it was
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>>673709

That... Doesn't make sense.
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>>673655
>OTF auto
>practical
laughingwhores.jpg
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>knoife
>duplicate thread

please let it get pruned..
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>>673752
no
>full tang stronk
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>>673651

Personally, I LOVE Winkler's designs.

In my oppinion, the perfect blend of tacticoolnes and extreme ruggedness with traditional looks, which make many of his designs a 10/10 in my book.

It's just a pleasure to have a traditional looking knife that performs like an ugly Busse or Mission without attracting the autistic audience.

I dont have any myself but I am an avid knife collector and enthusiast, so I trust my judgement.
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Rate this one for EDC
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>>673981

Thanks, I'm glad it's not just me.
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>>672376
Knoife bro 4 Loife yo!
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>>673985
No significant edc related advantage over a small folding knife or a SAK
0/10
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>>672259
>Savotta master race
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>>672201
it's an american idea that blades have to be thick.
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>>674323
The shittiest LM ever, the skeletool. A gerber and 2 fantasy knives. Micra sure is handy when fishing.

What is that orange knife? It looks functional?
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>>674325

I think he's a non-native english, and by "thin" he actually meant "narrow", as opposed to wide - ie the distance from the edge to the spine.
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>>674330
Skeletool is ok so far. I wanted something for fishing that has full-size pliers and a knife. The Micra sucks (for my use at least) because it has scissors instead.

The orange one is a Kershaw Antelope Hunter. They are $15-$20 all over eBay because it is a discontinued model.

>>674401
Heh. Engrish not not bad.

I figured somebody would get it confused. I don't know my knife terminology so well, which is why I posted the pic. Wide as in distance from the spine to the cutting edge or whatever, not the thickness of the blade.
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I vote for making "Knoife" the shiposting/showingoff your collection thread. If someone has a real question they go to "Knife"
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Whats a better brand to edc spyderco buck or the rat knives?
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>>674408
>The orange one is a Kershaw Antelope Hunter.
Thanks! Looks like a bargain.
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>>673657
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MxbNupxUygM
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>>674427

if by rat you mean RAT cutlery (as in esee before they became esee, specifically the ontario rat 1 and rat 2 folders, similar to the esee avispa) then I'd say spyderco.

Buck i'd only consider for nostalgia reasons and the buck 110 folding hunter, but at nearly 7 ounces that's hardly an edc knife.
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>>674446
Gets the job done. Pic related is basically why I bought it, needed a decent size blade for the tackle box. It isn't too big tho and comes with a leather sheath. Comes with a black handle too for the same price. I guess they were around $40-$50 before they got disco'd.
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>>674471
I just found LT Wright knives how do those compare?
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>>674500

to what? lt doesn't make folders, but as for fixed blades, they compare favourably to esee, tops, benchmade and spyderco. They are a bit more expensive than esee, but well worth it in my opinion. And cheaper than some of tops' knives.

LT has excellent heat treat, and their knives come with great 90 degree spines (technically, you could do that yourself with other knives if you know how to sharpen ice skates).

Also - their handles are nothing short of amazing. People often underestimate the importance of a good handle.

Besides LTWK, there are Battle Horse Knives (LT and BHK used to be part of Blind Horse Knives together, before they split).

You can check youtube for guys like e2e, mantisoutdoors, pm101, black scout survival, and others - they are pretty much unanimous about LT. As long as you are willing to make the jump from 50-80 dollar knives, to 150 dollar ones, i'd say go for it.
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>>674514
Thats very good to know. I'm thinking of edc a spyderco but getting an lt for hiking/camping im not sure which of his models would be best for that though.
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>>674587

I carry a next gen, because it's perfect for edc (3'' blade). Other than that i'd recommend either a full size genesis, or a bushcrafter, but the GNS is just as good. And there's supposed to be an oversized genesis some time this year, but that might be overkill. Still, lt doesn't currently make any large fixed blades (they did some custom work for bladesports, but those were more for promotion).

I'm kind of kicking myself that I missed the JX2 preorders, so now I'm waiting until it's in regular production to pick one up.
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>>674427
They can all be good but the Byrd line of spyderco are great for less expensive knives

The best bang for the buck that I can think of would be the buck vantage pro with its s30v, I haven't found a knife with as good of a steel for as good of a price other than maybe the crkt ken onion skinner but that's a fixed blade
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>>674763

Adding that the byrd crow2 and raven 2 are especially nice. I'd avoid the stainless steel handle byrds unless you're really into that.
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>>673985

nutnfancy/10


>I actually like it though gg
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>>673985

As shown, I like the general shape of the knife. it doesn't have an awkward big steel lump near the base of the blade that gets in the way of cutting food on cutting boards or interferes with sharpening, and the nearly flat grind is a good cutting geometry for small wood tasks, the curve of the belly lends itself well to skinning and filleting, as well as handling common tasks like box opening and cutting rope.

I'd like the same blank shape but with a FFG (which is an option from the maker) and slightly more aggressive gimping on the thumb ramp and some gimping on choil for more control, which I'd have to modify with my dremel. I really like that the blade is M390 tool steel , I don't mind that they're a bit harder to sharpen with "super steels" with my DMT hones it doesn't take that much longer to get them razor sharp, and prefer edge retention to ease of sharpening.

The grip seems grippy enough for control but I'd prefer some more rounded edges for comfort in hand when pressure is applied, and a again it appears that the option to go to a wood handle will be available, maybe.

As is, I would rate the knife as 9/10 for a "legal" sized EDC fixed blade. Solid knife choice from an American made knife.
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Haven't looked into knives for a little while, but did some research a while ago and never ended up buying one, was deciding between an Esee 6 and a Becker BK7, but leaning towards the esee, are these still worth it? Are there any new 6-7 inch full tang blades that would be good? Any recommendations welcome really
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>>675093
Of those two I like the bk7 because it lacks the choil and has a more ergonomic handle, check out the bk12 which isn't a kabar made becker so its more expensive but its a good knife

What exactly do you want it for? A smaller knife paired with an axe or hatchet when you need to do heavy work might be more versatile
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>>671824
Holy shit, are you serious? Do you really care THAT much? Oh, self-proclaimed moderator of /out/ I pledge my allegiance to you! What is your bidding today, master? FUCK, you must be SO lonely and SO power hungry to do this shit. Get off your high horse, you miserable shitter.
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>>671822
Which model boker is that?
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>>673651
Winkler is one of the few knives I have on my wish list, but I think they're a bit too pricey for a stock removal (not that it should matter too much if quality is good) and I'd like to hold one first to see how they feel in hand, and I can't decide on model and handle.
Those sheaths are really nice though, would like to try make something similar myself.

Anyhow, Winkler will have to wait 'cause I ordered a Lon Humphrey Vanguard. Pic related.
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>>674491
What are you doing to that poor fish?
>throw it in the grass and leaves
>against a fence
>stick a knife in its neck
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Guys....how bad did I screw up?
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>>675925
It was a snakehead. They are like the worst possible invaisive species.

I was back there today. Pic related. I'm suprised it was still there at all. Obviously something nibbled on it.

>>675997
Trippy looking.
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>>675997
Eet's interdasting. I wouldn't mind having it as a toy.
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>>675366
that's a gorgeous knife. How much?
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>>675050
why does nutfancy fancies nuts?
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Postan my sad little collection because I've been a poorfag until this year, and even now I have other essential gear to buy before I can expand. Mostly gifts except for the leatherman MT. Batarang is actually ridiculously sharp and holds an edge really well

Also shaved with one of the bowies on a dare, didn't do too bad
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>>676434

>taking a batman knife innawoods

What's it like to have autism you nigger
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>>676461
Never have actually, I only used it for cable management and cutting resin blocks for casting, plus house stuff

Way to get triggered though, good job
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>>676461
>taking a batman knife innawoods
>autism
You might have autism when you buy an overpriced bushcraft knife that you don't take innawoods. The anon said he's a poorfag. The knives he has are the knives he will have for now.

There's nothing wrong with the batman-knife. Personally, I would re-grind the blades but that's just me.

>nigger
s don't go /out/
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>>676434
I'm poor as well.

The only knife I bought is the Opinel, rest were gifts.
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>>676511
>There's nothing wrong with the batman-knife.
Not that anon but that knife is the ultimate of mall ninja knife, pretty much useless, the other fixed blade on the left is also really cringy. Not making fun of him since that anon said he was a poorfag until now. Gladly seems he's getting better and now he can buy better things, or not if he doesn't feel the need to

>>676578
I have that same SAK on the left but my corkscrew got bent opening a bottle of whine. :'(
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>>676578
Nice Anon, is the butterfly Benchmade?

>>676592
The only one I actually bought was the multitool, the batman thing was a gift from my girlfriend and the two bowies I got from a family friend who was looking to get rid of them

Now that I'm spending less on /tg/ stuff and am actually getting paid more than minimum wage I'll be getting an SOG trident or flash and a Spyderco Delica for EDC

Also a ka-bar or seal pup for innawoods
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>>676602
The delica is a solid, solid choice anon.
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>>676604
Thanks, I still gotta figure out if I want a straight blade or a combo for more versatility
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>>676592
The corkscrew of the left one is a bit bent, but stills usable.

>>676602
Nope, the butterfly is made by Joker, a spanish brand.
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This thread seems appropriate to my question, can any tell me the name of the weave used on this lanyard, I'm making up a lanyard for my work knife and can't find any information on how to make this style, specifically how to tie the bead at the end without a protruding knot
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>>676602
>ka-bar or seal pup for innawoods
No. If no other choice, then seal pup with plain edge.
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>>676760
Looks like a snake knot. Not sure about the bead though.
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>>676825
What would you recommend instead? I thought those were gold standard when it comes to fixed blade full sized utility knives

I apologize if this seems ignorant, I've only ever used sheet stamped machetes for innawoodsing
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>>676828
I'll keep looking then, thanks
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>>676832

I'd say a kephart style, full flat or scandi grind blade. Start with condor bushlore, and go up as budget allows. A drop point will work as well, or get something based on the french trade knife.

Some other examples: tops bob, ltwk genesis, ltwk gary wines bushcrafter, falkniven f1/a1, esee 4, etc.
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>>676832
If you really want a combat type knife get a Becker 7,10 or 9, but the first investment you should make for an /out/knife is the lowest cost Mora that you can find
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>>676379
$300 with desert ironwood, they range from 220 to 300 depending on handle material.
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Thinking about a Spyderco Paramilitary 2, any reason not to go with it for EDC/as a second knife innawoods?
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My favorite
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Grew up and still live in the tropics. I pretty much always carried one of these everywhere.
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>>678217
Greatest folder of all time in my opinion. It's just a little too big for EDC for me though, at least in your pocket. There's some great leather belt sheaths you can get for it as an alternative carry method.
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>need a knife.
>preferably under $30.
>outdoor wood work.

why isn't there a list for this type of question in the OP?
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>>678217

Nice shine on that bevel, anon.
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>>678346
Morakniv or Old Hickory.
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>>678346
>under $20 shipped!
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>>678291
Guam? South America? Hawaii? I want to get one for my truck but I don't have the extra 25 bucks for the ace version. Agreed though super useful in the tropics.
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>>671824
Here's your (you), you faggot autist.

Anyway, if one day I get a better job, ADDbux or a relative who likes me dies, should I get the Fallkniven A1 or S1? Don't do anything in the way of batoning (probably never will, it's a stupid meme), I just want a solid knoife that I can attach to and detach from a stick whenever the fancy strikes me. Maybe pass it onto my children, whenever that happens.
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>>678580
>tfw living un EU
>Antelope is 40€ here
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>>678610
There was some anon in Spain, and I was actually looking around on eBay for him. Seems like most stuff on Spain's eBay would come from Germany and shipping was 15€-20€ on everything. There were US vendors still offering to sell the Antelope for 15€-20€, but then shipping was close to 20€ and then I guess he would have to pay extra taxes on it when it was delivered.

The only decent options for knives under 50€ seemed to be Spanish manufactures through Spanish vendors. Although the German vendors did carry everything you could possibly want.
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>>678581

Guam/hawaii

I've had this cheap no name made in India thing for about 30 years now. The thing is older than I am.
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>>678610
I feel you.

>>678615
That was me. After watching some reviews of people using them for months and considering I don't usually carry a belt when I go fishing, making the seath of a fixed blade a pain in the ass, I settled for one of these.
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>>678727
Looks decent. Is that a Spanish company? Did you order online? And what was the total bill after shipping and everything?
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>>678729
Chinese made, ordered it at gearbest, free shipping, 16,05€.

There are quite some models and every reviewer I've seen on youtube says they're great price/value. Some anon recommended me the brand on a /k/ thread.
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>>678729

Ganzo is chinese, and they typically run 10-25$. Amazon has many models.

They're mostly in 440c, mostly solid, and many are copies of other knives. That one for example is a copy of lion steel molletta.
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>>678533
It's not my image, but I hope to get an edge that nice
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>>678727
That Ganzo G720 is actually pretty awesome. Very smooth folding action, and for the price I could not care less if the blade is made from the best steel ever invented. The orange material actually isn't plastic, but apperas to be machined out of solid G10/FR4 glass fibre material, the same stuff circuit boards are made off, but orange. Extremely durable and hase a nice texture. I recommend it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dp8-SvG-kM
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>>679523
for $17 looks okay, but you are not making sense about the best steel it's 440C for gods sake.
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>>679541
Theynare almost certainly not 440c, i would bet its at best 440a or a Chinese steel like 7cr17mov or one of the other random types they use
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What does /out think of Condor? I was thinking of buying Moonshiner model, it just looks damn cool lol
Usually I like much smaller knives but this one looks awesome.
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>>680190

They're fine. Very rarely there may be a manufacturing mistake or a seller stores the item bare blade in the leather sheath and it rusts.

I like the Moonshiner and another good model that doesn't get mentioned much is the Stratos.
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>>680237
I actually took a look now and they have some really cool blades, nessmuk and bushlore and some other bushcrafty knives seems very nice, but again, I have zero experience with them.
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>>673651
dont suppose you could post a better pic of the one 5th from the right? looks nice
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>>676434
zozzle/10
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>>674770
Byrd is garbage, just buy a cheaper Spyderco if you want that style of folder for less. I'm a big fan of the manix personally.
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What is the difference between this knoife General and the knife general?
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>>680582

autism
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>>680499
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>>671822
solingen = win
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Family foto of my cheap folders
>each knife is $20 sometimes less than $10
>carbon steel, delicious carbon steel
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>>680718
Are you from Spain by any chance anon?
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>>680738
Not me, but two of the knifes are. I just happen to like cheap carbon steel folders, and the Spanish make just that, in a myriad of variants.
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>>680743
I'm spanish myself and those knives are common as fuck here, that's why I asked.

Pallares specially is really loved by country people and old geezers.
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>>680745
>Pallares
The handle is cheap as fuck and they messed the tip up somewhat during grinding. Got it new and ordered online.
On the plus side, I payed around €5 for it, the blade is sharp as fuck and it has no secondary bevel, just a flat grind going into a convex edge. It is easy as 123 to sharpen and judging from a kitchen knife I got from the same folks it will hold an edge really well, they must harden their blades close to 60 HRC.
The leaf blade is excellent for food prep and cutting cordage. Impressive spring for such a basic slip joint. Also light and rides well in the pocket.

I like it a lot so far and will definitely use it for mushroom hunting and fishing and other chores when spring comes. I can understand your people. Cheap no nonsense knife, imho on par with a Opi or even a bit better.
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>>680748
>blade is excellent for food

Pretty much all my uncle used it for. I advice you to clean if after some use because the handle tends to act as a shit magnet and the inside part looks disgusting after some time.
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>>680718

good taste, anon.
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Beginner here

Opinel No8
Cheap switchblade I bought in a market in India
Gerber Remix Tactical (gift)
Kershaw Cryo
Mora Heavy Duty Robust
Leatherman Sidekick
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>>671822
Do we know what type of steel this will be? All I can find is that its stainless.
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>>681444
14c28n

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?111399-Sandvik-14C28N-steel-Fantoni
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>>680718
You need some American slipjoints to round out that collection
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a good full tang, pure Scandi grind knife?
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>>681501

LT Wright Genesis, Gary Wines Bushcrafter, something by Battle Horse Knives, Helle makes one that's full tang.

Don't know if you consider tops to be "pure scandi grind", but there's the BOB fieldcraft knife, scandi trekker, etc.
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>>681516
>BOB fieldcraft knife
Not pure scandi grind. Better.
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>>681501
You already know the answer to which company just put out a full tang, pure Scandi grind so why ask it?
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>>681501
Enzo Trapper is pretty popular.

>>681494
Thanks, I'll see to it, they look rather interesting. Would you know what their price range is?
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>>681581

because there's just no way garberg (that's swedish for garbage, right?) is worth a hundred bucks.
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I love my finnish army knife, the so called "sissipuukko."
It's the best.
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>>681494

That better be a stock photo anon because otherwise that means you don't use your knives....

I EDC a F&F Bullnose and sure as shite ain't ever been that clean
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>>681587
I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing garbage as the name
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>>681654
>new models are saber ground

No thanks
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What's the point of multiple blades on a folding knife? Backup?
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>>681806
Back up, suitability for different tasks and different levels of refinement on the edge to name a few reasons

A knife with three blade will stay sharp thrice as long
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>>681806
"Might as well" is the thinking. If you make the handle thick enough for good grip, there's room for more. And yes, the different blades often have different utility.

For example with whittling you can use the bigger blade to pull off larger chunks, and the smaller blades for detail work.
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>>681806

Different blades for different tasks. I have a knife like that and I use the shorter blade for more detailed stuff when I'm whittling.
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>>681688
Haha nah that's just some shit I found on Google, how do you like it? I'm looking at getting some nice traditional slipjoints. Rock the Swiss army everdyay
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>>681688

Love it, dude. I'm a Brit, used to carry a Spyderco UKPK and it had some great characterstics (good clip, lightweight, nice choil) but ultimately the downsides outweighed them - It's a very aggressive looking knife for sheeple, but also it's very thin handled, not that sturdy and GIN-1 is shitty steel.

The F&F Bullnose tho.. Love the tool steel, love the blade profile (very similar to an Opinel), love the contour and shape of the handle and general 'classical' style. Sheeple friendly. The only downside is lack of clip, IMO, somewhat mitigated by my lanyard setup.

Heres a quick and dirty OC of mine.
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I'm no knife expert or enthusiast, but I bought a Mora a few months back that I've been extremely impressed with. Is there any reason I shouldn't buy like 5 of them and put one in the car, one in the boat, etc.? Maybe even buy a set to use as steak knives?
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>>682291
Name of the knife?

I love Opinels and that looks like a great addition to the family.
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Do Spydercos have lifetime warranties? I want a quality edc knife that I won't have reservations about using for tasks where it could break.
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>>682315
I don't think any folding knife company has an unconditional lifetime warranty, esee does that for their fixed blade but I don't think anybody does that for folders
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>>682325
Thanks man
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>>682312

GEC (Farm & Field) Bullnose. O1 tool steel and G10 scales in sodbuster form factor. This and my opinel are my favourite carry knives.
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>>682328
Just buy cheap folders or find one that is pretty tough

Now that I'm thinking about it buck has a lifetime warranty, they don't cover abuse but they will fix or replace something that fails crime normal use, they also make a heavy duty folding knife that is meant to handle hard use so if you get one and it breaks they will probably replace it if you know how to ask politely

Its called the buck csart, its as close to what you want as I can think of right now
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>>682349
I've got a couple of Buck 284s already and was looking for an excuse to buy something cooler but I'll just stick with those.
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>>672248
its beautiful
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Asking for opinions.

I'm going to get a cheap folding knife. Either one of the pictured knives or an Ontario Rat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ontario-RAT-1-tactical-pocket-folder-Knife-Black-G10-Handle-AUS-8-Plain-Edge-/272121491130?hash=item3f5bb46eba:g:Kj8AAOSwXshWr1kZ

Opinions?
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>>682402
>ships from China

If you are in the US, don't order from that vendor.

There is this website calls knifeworks I believe, I ordered something from them. And they actually carry Esee folders that are made in that same factory in Taiwan as the RAT folders. Supposedly it is the only place to buy a quality knife made in Asia. Those Esee folders looked nice too. I don't think you can go wrong with the RAT knives or those Esee folders from Knifeworks.

One thing I heard about the RAT folders is that the larger one is normally a bit too big for an EDC if you want to keep it in your pocket comfortably.
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>>682402
Get the rat 2, there are a lot of good inexpensive Chinese made folders but I try not to by the ones that are direct rip offs of knives or patents

The rats are great knives though, work very well /out/
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>>682402
>>682409
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>>682409
>>682413
That website looks good but I'm in EU and they don't do international shipping unless you spend over 100 bucks.

>>682410
I see your point and I respect it but I don't care if they clone a popular knife.
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Does Home Depot or Lowes actually sell any decent knives in-store? I was looking online, and Home Depot has some Kershaw, Gerber, and Camillus blades for good prices. They have lots of Leathermans too. But idk if they carry much of it in their stores. They have the Leatherman Skeletool for like $44, and the CX is only around $65. I could've gotten te CX at Home Depot for what I paid for my normal one at Dick's.

I'm right by a Home Depot, so just wondering if it's worth going in.
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>>682652
Maybe it's just my store, but I've never actually seen knives out on display in my Home Depot/lowes other than the shitty low budget Gerbers and stuff in plastic packaging.
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Can you guys recommend me a good whetstone I can get from ebay?

The ones at my local store are absolute shit.
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>>683166
US/Yurop?
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>>682334

dayum son.

mfw I live in YURP, and lamnia only has 3 models of GEC, at absurd prices (and the one I want is not in stock).
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>>683186

I'm in the UK, dude, I paid fiddy squid for mine IIRC.
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>>683209
where? HH doesn't carry gec, and lamnia only has a ben hoga, big jack and farmer's jack, starting at 150-ish yuro.
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>>683169
Yurop.

Any online store is welcome as well.
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>>683221

http://www.mikesknives.co.uk/6.html

Normally use HH but happy with the service from above. If theres a model you want not listed its worth shooting him an email too
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Condor Discord machete.
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>>683225
try a Zische Missarka ultrablue, you should find them on Amazone for around €40.
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>>683445
King 1000/6000 or Suehiro Cerax 1000/6000 are also great stones, whatever you can get cheapest.
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I'm one of the guys making a knife. This is my first attempt. I glued the handles and filed them into shape today. It kinda looks like a steak knife, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Just gotta do some more sanding, wax the wood and put an edge on the blade and she'll be done.
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>>683450

i like it, good job
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>>683450
Good job, anon. Knife making is a fun hobby.
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>>680745
So what can you tell about spanish made knifes. I only know about the Muela ones?
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>>682325
bemchmade,maybe for free,maybe for $20 will replace the whole blade without asked questions
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>left knife sitting in container
>didn't know it had water sitting in it
>the 4 screws are now rusty

How easy are they to replace?
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>>683635
The screws on the sheath? Probably really easy. Bring it to Lowes or Home Depot and find some screws that fit. The only problem is the screws on the back. If they are like the CRKT ones I have, the female end is a long, flat one. You might have to search online for those, maybe email SOG. Or else if you can't clean the rusty ones and repaint them if you want, just grab some small flat nuts instead.
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>>683640
Hoping I can get away with some cheap bolts and nuts, just have no idea what they are called.
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>>683691
Lowes, Home Depot or Ace Hardware will have an aisle with tons of drawers full of nuts, bolts, and screws. Just bring it there and find something that fits. It will probably be like $1 for a few nuts and bolts.
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My EDC.
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>>683696
Will do, cheers.
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>survival knife
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>>683635
You can call the company and ask extra nice and they might send them to you free
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>>682325
I think Buck does that for folders. Maybe I'm remembering wrong but I believe I read somewhere on their site they do.
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>>683723
Me again, found this:

"THE BUCK FOREVER WARRANTY

We warranty each and every Buck knife to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the life of the knife, and we will repair or replace with a new Buck knife, at our option, any Buck knife that is defective. Buck Knives does not warrant its products against normal wear or misuse. Buck Knives are not intended to be used as hammers, chisels, pry bars or screwdrivers. If your knife was damaged due to misuse, our repair department can analyze the damage and repair it for a reasonable fee. If your knife is unable to be repaired, we will extend a one- time courtesy offer, allowing you the option to purchase a new knife for 50% off of our MSRP price listed on the website, excluding any custom knives or web specials."
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>>683728
Misuse is key here, they won't replace a buck 119 that breaks batoning because its not intended for that but if you break a hoodlum they will because it was designed for harder use
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What do you guys think about the full tang knives by Spyderco? This one looks interesting to me as a good outdoor knife and they talk about it being good for both chopping and skinning.

"One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Schempp Rock is its unique dropped-handle design. The angle between the handle and the blade allows the user's hand to maintain a strong, natural wrist angle and lowers the blade and cutting edge in relationship to the line of the forearm. This provides enhanced control during cutting, reduces fatigue, and transfers energy more efficiently during chopping motions. The handle features full-tang construction for strength and textured, injection-molded, fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle scales for a secure, comfortable grip."

The specs seem decent too.

"length overall 12.25 " (311 mm)
blade length 6.75 " (171 mm)
blade steel VG-10
length closed n/a (n/a)
cutting edge 6 " (152 mm)
weight 9.1 oz. (257 g)
blade thickness .125 " (3 mm)
handle material FRN"
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>>683745
My bad, not skinning. I had been looking at a skinning knife before I was looking at this one and I guess my thoughts jumbled together.
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>>683443
Looks good.

>>683708
Using the blade to strike the steel...

>>683745
Handle doesnt look very comfortable
Recurve not much point apart from making it slightl harder to sharpen
FRN handles kek
Thin handle
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>>683745
Looks like amazing slicing geometry
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>>683815
>>683854
I don't know a lot about knives but you both seem to have differing opinions. I'd like to hear why you feel the way you both do. It is worth mentioning the knife is being discontinued so Spyderco slashed the price on the knife.
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>>683866

Im >>683854

Without knowing anything more about it than the picture and what you posted, the grind looks well executed, spyderco folding knives have some of the best geometry around, they are usually thin behind the edge and make for great slicers

The leaf shape of the blade will put the weight forward helping it chop a little better but its not going to be an axe and the recuve acts like a cross between a kerambit and a saber, the inside curve gathers material and increases pressure in the cut but then instead of snagging on a point the belly will tend to want to slice through and keep going

There is a knife maker in the south that talks about them being good on fibrous plants but I don't have experience with that
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>>671884
agreed. I haven't participated in these threads since. I have pretty huge collection of homemade knives too. Sucks that children ruin these boards. I forget where I am sometimes.
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>>677075
I was about to say a bunch of Mora, good thing I looked for replies. Generally, out or at work I'll carry two basic plastic handle Moras - one I'm nice to and one I'm rough with. When the nice one gets worn down or the rough one gets too messed up (can be years, mind) swap in a spare.
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>>683445
>>683449
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try to grab the cheapeast one.

If it can help, I'm mostly going to sharpen my Opinel (both carbon and stainless steel), SAK, incoming Ganzo and some stainless steel junk.
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>>683474
From personal experience, you can get decent knifes pretty cheap in Albacete, I mean solid construction, no blade play, good lock, but don't expect super steel, they work mostly with stainless.

Muela is great, pretty much the spanish equivalent to buck.

Then you got the Pallares folding knives, similar to Opinel, they use carbon steel, but the handle is made of ABS plastic and they have no lock. They are super comfy for eating.

Joker makes some decent stuff, but mostly cheap things.

Aitor has some quality fixed blades and survival knives. My brother has the one in the picture, "Aitor Oso Blanco", and the thing is just orgasmic to hold.
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>>683635

...have you never heard of a hardware store?
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Mora companion best overall.
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Just picked this up. Did I do good?
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>>683974
http://gruntstuff.com/ranger-gets-confirmed-kill-with-mre-spoon/

Is this the joke you're making?
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>>683854
>>683866

Other anon here..

Seems counter productive for a chopper to have the edge geometry of a slicer, don't you think? 3mm stock and vg10 I'd be worried about rolling and chipping the edge when chopping.

Ultimately it depends what you want the knife for. For me an /out/ knife is a working knife that primarily is going to be for cutting wood.

Spyderco make good knives, they're usually well designed and use good materials. BUT they're a tactical knife maker that has only gotten into building /out/ knives recently.

The big swell behind the choil and the grooved handle will cause hot spots and limit the number of grips you'll be able to make.

Yes the recurve aids in slicing, but it also makes it harder to sharpen. And personally I like having a straight section of edge at the ricasso for precision cuts.

Equally, VG10 is a decent steel but personal preference for an /out/ knife is a tool steel.

Same idea with grind. Not a fan of flat ground edges four /out/ work, I prefer convex (for choppers especially) as theres more steel behind the edge, or scandi grinds (sure with a secondary micro bevel) as it gives greater control working wood.

FRN, sure, it's an okay material. But for an expensive knife? Personal preference for G10.

It's also a bit big to be good at dressing game IMO

Ultimately, you have to ask yourself what you're going to use your knife for. Are you going to be doing rough work where a chopper might be useful (but not as useful as an axe....) or are you going to be doing fine work, in which case (IMO) a 4'' bladed knife would suit you better.

If you don't know a lot about knives then I suggest you do some reading, but also put weight into the traditional pattern knives - kephart, the western bushcraft style knife (short bevel scandi), the puukko/leukko scandi knives, these are all utilitarian designs proven by time. IMO the Spyderco is a relabelled tactical knife.
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>>683996

Ran out of text, also bear your sharpening ability and ease of sharpening of whatever knife you buy. Recurves can be tricky, equally long edges can be tougher. VG10 is an okay stainless to sharpen (not as bad as CMP3V and all those super tough steels) but it's no where near as easy to put a razor edge on it as a simple carbon steel like O1.

BTW pics related is what I'd consider perfect bush knives. I believe in the right tool for the job so a <4'' knife coupled with saw, axe and/or machete is the way to go IMO.
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>>684002
What would you pick if you weren't going to take an axe/hatchet but instead take a large knife for batoning?
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>>683989

no, i think he's referring to the simpsoms making the dundee joke, which the spelling of "knoife" represents.
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>>684018
more like a kukri-like object, but whatever works for you man.
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>>684017

Pic related. Cost me 30$ in Nepal. Ground out the choil myself to be able to get a bit more leverage on my cuts. But I always always have a pocket knife and a folding saw on me too. Axe only comes out if I know I'm going to be processing a lot of wood.

Also, batoning is a meme..

>>684018

Ma brotha
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>>683996
>counter productive for a chopper to have the edge geometry of a slicer

Its not, the edge is going to bite deep, for a knife that small a thicker heavier grind won't bite as deep and I wouldn't worry much about chipping unless its used on knots but convexing the edge would help

>>684017
That knife is way too small to replace a hatchet though, if that's the idea then the blade should probably be around 8 inches give or take
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>>684029
not a fan of full tang kukris - i prefer sticks.
It's not as nice now, as when I took this picture but whatever. Still a great chopper.

And as for batoning - modern steels can handle a lot more than in the old days.

Actually - I think the "one stick fire" is more of a meme than batoning is.
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Could you guys help me choosing a folding knife for my father?

Something classic looking, no thumb studs/holes, clips or anything like that because he doesn't even use them. Rock solid and good blade.

His favourite knife until he lost was a lockback with a rather wide (maybe 3,5-4cm) blade.
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>>684045
again - basic question is budget, and where you live.

Check out Great Eastern Cutlery - they make sweet, classic folders.
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>>684045
The buck 110 is a great classic knife its had solid sales and has been carried in the field and hunting since it was introduced and people say its the most copied folder design ever
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>>684046
EU

I could go to 60-70€ but he has a bad habit of losing his shit, so the cheaper the better, as long as it is good.

>>684047
Now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure his old knife was a wider clone of the buck.
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>>684047

it's also heavy as sin at almost 7 ounces, and quite large. There are smaller models (like the 112 I think), but I'd still prefer a GEC, or Case if I didn't want to shell out that much cash.
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>>683953
>If it can help, I'm mostly going to sharpen my Opinel (both carbon and stainless steel), SAK, incoming Ganzo and some stainless steel junk.
Yes that helps, you can take a smaller stone if you only use it for short blades and don't have full size kitchen knifes to take care off. Smaller size == cheaper.
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>>684048
Bucks in the states are like $30~40, I'm sure its more for you

A couple of the clones are good like the puma lock backs but there is nothing like the original
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>>684048

then try Case - bit cheaper than GEC.
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>>684045
A vintage knife. If you try to find something new, rock solid with a good blade it's gonna be expensive. Cheap knives generally have shitty blades.
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>>684049
Its heavy but that just makes it a good fish whacker
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>>684034

Oh it doesn't replace an axe, no knife can IMO. But as I said if I'm not out to process a lot of wood thats what I take, along with a saw, which is the crucial bit of kit out of the two.
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>>684045


The Buck 110 is a wonderful knife. Most Bucks are and they often have web specials well worth looking into. >>684047 hit it right on the head. With that said, if you're willing to go with a fixed blade and spend $180 ( original price $240 ) you can get their limited edition 118 Personal knife ( http://www.buckknives.com/product/118-personal-build-out/0118BO6-B/ ) featuring a handle made from stag. A big beauty.

If you are truly fixed on getting him a folder you can customize one for him. Visit http://www.buckknives.com/custom-knife-shop/ and select the knife of your choice. They also have some folders on sale in their special shop ( http://www.buckknives.com/web-specials/ ) right now.
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>>684052
With shipping, 50€ at least, including a seath.

>>684059
I'm going to take a look at those customs knives.

I'm settled for a folder, because he never carried a fixed blade and simply prefers a folder because he's only going to use it when fishing/hunting, for eating and with small game preys.
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>>684062
The buck 112 is a little shorter and lighter, not necessarily a bad thing

I don't know if your dad would be into it but there are 110 sheaths that will lock the blade open when drawn, one place that makes them just calls them quick draw sheaths, at around $40 its not essential but it is cool
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>>684065
It sounds cool but probably not his kind of stuff.

Hell I remember when I gifted him a nice folder with a thumb stud. Every single time I saw him using it, he just opened it like a slipjoint
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>>684062
If he's using it for fishing and hunting go with the 110 or the 112. I personally like fixed blades because you don't have to worry about getting the insides dirty. I personally would prob go with the ram horn or waterbuffalo handled 113 Ranger Skinner because it has the Lanyard loop for my hand, they look beautiful, are great for gutting/skinning/other detailed work and because you're using a product of nature there will never be another knife exactly like it. I also feel I could get more use out of engraving the bolster of the 113 than I could the 110 or 112.

Pic related; example of how I would do the knife.
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>>684078
Buck 110 done similarly, sadly I had to engrave the blade in order to make it work. 112 has even less to work with.
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>>684080
I wonder if they would do "niggers tongue my anus"
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>>684078
I really like that idea, but I will wait for his birthtday for this.

>>684081
This would make it even more especial.
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>>684081
they'd probably snicker a lot, but why not?
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>>684082
This website I ordered from, Knifeworks.com, they will engrave basically any knife for a few dollars more.

If you are really into the engraving, check out that website. They carry basically everything too. Not sure where you are, but shipping was cheap and fast for me in the US.
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Any of you guys have experience with Ganzo knives?

I want a cheap knife and I was considering this brand, the models I like range from 11 to 15€ but on the other hand, an Ontario Rat 1 would cost me 20€.
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>>684088

Yes, they're fine. Some models occasionally have sticky axis locks, but they're generally good.
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>>684088
I've had a G704 and a G710 for roughly six months. I haven't used the G710 at all because I don't like the ergonomics, but the G704 hits the sweet spot very nicely and I've used it a lot.

The blades are a bit thick though compared to the models they are cloned after.
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https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/woodsknife-traditional-puukko-77-dark/27467

Y/N?
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>>684655

Yes but you have other choices.

Many other choices.

From varusteleka I'd only consider the full tang Puukos with rubber handle, that and the Skrama are the really unique things they offer.
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>>684666
After watching some reviews, specially from that russian guy who makes hard use tests, this was my second option.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ka-Bar-Esee-Eskabar-Black-Cro-Van-Survival-Neck-Knife-BK14-/121842531084?hash=item1c5e617b0c:g:50UAAOSwEK9UIalB

It also fits my 50€ budget including shipping from US.
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>>684712

not a bad choice as knives go.
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>>684712

Not bad either, although I recommend you buy some scales for that.

"survival" is not a chore if you do like the natives, just dont use your knife when you should be using something else.

If you're not in US buy something from a local store, plenty of choices there.
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>>673763
thats not full tang buddy.
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>>684752
It is though
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>>684720
I wouldn't buy anything from US usually because shipping and tax make everything expensive but that knife has a decent pricing.

The con about local store is that I won't have so many info to know if I'm buying something worth the price tag or not and it is always more expensive than buying online.
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>>684762

No it's not.
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>>684762
That's called a hidden tang, not full tang, even if it's full length.
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>>684762
full through, half tang
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>>684720
Just found a online store from my country with awesome prices, beats the cheapest I found on eBay and amazon.

Opinel 8 for 7,5€, basic Morakniv for 8€, now I just have to see the shipping cost.
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>>683957
Nice I saw the military version in a shop from my town I think is called "Oso Negro". Looks like a great knife but is expensive, I think I'll get a better price from a spanish online store if i decide to buy it.
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>>684890
Check the website listed on pic related, I guess they do international shipping since you can set the web to english.

Sadly they only have this one, currently on sale at 52€.

The store is worth looking at, literally the best prices I've found (at least for me living in Spain).
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>>684925
>dat ugly camo though

I once bought some mora knifes from an online store from Spain its' called filo fiel, they have fast and good service ( they arrived to me in 8 days) and I think it has free shipping for Spain and canarias, maybe you can check it out.
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>>684858
>>684864
>>684866

There are two types of tang, everything else is a subcategory, partial tangs, like the 3/4 and 1/2 tangs you see on plastic handle Mora which run part way through the handle and full tangs which run the full length of the handle, like most swords, it has never had anything to do with the width of the tang

People who get their knowledge from YouTube are the ones that started the "tru-full tang" meme
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Knives I make.
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Has anyone used this before? I like the idea of a nice sized machete with a saw on the back but no idea if Meme steel are the only brand who make a decent Machete like this.
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>>685147
Saw back machete are shit, also if you look the those teeth they look like they are for astetics, I don't think they are functional
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>>685156
Why exactly are they shit? Only going to be using it to cut through reeds and small bushes, saw blade might come in handy for tougher stuff.
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>>685057
hey cool, make me one for cheap? i'd be stoked to have a custom sc/out/ knife
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>>685159
Because they usually just aren't made right to function as a saw, they won't be ground right or have the right kerf (saw teeth are wider than the blade so it doesn't bind)

From that picture it looks like the saw teeth on that model are just triangular cutouts without any edge at all, though I could be wrong

A small folding saw or even a swiss army knife worth a saw will cut wood much better than most saw back machete
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>>685159

Just like the saw back on >>684925 they will at best notch wood to the depth of the tooth if they are actually sharp
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>>685166
>>685170
Good points, just wish shops stocked them here so I could look at one IRL before buying. Are there any other brands that do the saw bit properly?
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>>685171
you need something along the lines of a bahco folding saw plus a regular machete. sawbacks on knives/machetes are made for notching not sawing.
in case you haven't grasped it yet, you need a saw for sawing.
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>>685174
No need to be a condescending cunt about it.
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>>685171
I've never heard of one that works well

I know Gerber makes one but I heard they had trouble with the blade breaking at the tang when they first made them, I think they fixed the problem though
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>>685177
Just want to point out that wasn't the original responder, I'll be damned if my anonymous reputation is ruined
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>>685177
i'm not being condescending, don't be a pussy
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>>685163
Those are going for about $180 with the sheath and custom ferro rod. pic related, my personal knife. They're all O1 steel heat treated to 59 hrc (i have a tester). Mine is actually at like 62 hrc because it was only like the 3rd knife I've ever made.
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>>685185
okay well that's far too much. could i get you to make me some cheap custom scales for a zt0160? the only reason i want this stuff is to know it came from /out/
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>>685178
Time to grab a saw and seperate machete then I guess.
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>>671822
What does /out/ suggest for sharpening? I'm not quite ready to free hand yet and want a kit for now. I'm willing to spend some money if needed but gonna pick up a spyderco edgemaker off craigslist for $50
Would the edgepro be worth the money? I used my friends lansky system and that made a real nice edge on my knife.
I'm not quite ready to free hand so what do you guys say?
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>>685057
They're nice but $180 it's not cheap. What's the wood in the bottom 2?
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>>685316
>I'm not quite ready to free hand

I've been more than adequate at hand sharpening for a while now, and I still reach for the spyderco sharpmaker from time to time.

I get a much better result when I take my time with a stone and strop, but the sharpmaker is quick and easy as fuck to use. Its especially useful to me when the edge just needs a little touch up.

They typically go for 50-55 brand new at walmart and amzon. If you get it used/through Craigslist, and I recommend you do that, you might hold out for a better price.

Beyond that, get a relatively cheap stone if you don't already have one, and some knives you don't completely care about and work on using your hand. I think you'll be surprised at how quickly you pick it up if you don't have to worry about ruining something you care about and want to carry.
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>>685147
>>685156
>>685166
gerber gator is general shit machete but has a functional sawback that actually cuts trees. too bad the handle and the blade is such garbage.
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>>685178
>they had trouble with the blade breaking at the tang
that is because they don't have any tang to speak of and the parang looks like it could be used to cut shit but looks are deceiving gerber machetes are for cutting grass and even suck at that.

what you need in a saw if you want to make progress is hardened biting teeth that is alternating to clear the wood and don't get stuck. gereber gator is alternating and not a triangular crap like the ontario. i seen some nice reviews about it actually doing good job with trees up to 10 inch in diameter you can possibly go 12 but it will be a much slower progress.
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anybody here have a jx2 yet?
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>>685316
I'd honestly recommend just learning to do it by hand, but that's just because of my personal preference as I've always had a knack for it.
That said, >>685347 is right in that you'd be surprised how easily you can pick it up with a little patience, and that it is always nice to practice on a knife/axe/whatever that you don't really care about.
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>>685036
Can you provide a source on that? At a glance, everything on Google seems to think you're wrong, but I don't want to fit into your YouTube memelord category.
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>>685347
I'm in Canada and it retails across the board at over $100 unfortunately so this is a good deal.
>>685385
Thing is; I know that free hand will never be as good as using a system. And I know that because I've been sharpening chainsaws for a long time and can still not do it as well by hand as with guides or even close to as consistent with machines
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>>684997
Just checked it, not as cheap as the other store but good prices indeed and if they have free shipping is actually a good place if you're going to order just one knife.

>>685170
I can't talk about that model, but the saw in this one >>683957 is sharp as fuck. I'm used to shitty saws in knives, and playing with my brother's Oso Blanco I cut myself for the first time.
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Which one for a first /out/ knife?

I can make my own sheat.
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>>685496
the bottom one
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>>685496

Companion Heavy Duty
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>>685553
Bigger blade and carbon steel are the reasons I guess, unless you have experience with the handle.
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>>685573
i do, i have that one. it's just nice, exactly what you expect it to be. i don't like the other style of handles
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>>685496

>>685591

I too have the bottom one, the handle feels good but if you have small hands it might be a touch large

Though probably not large enough to make it uncomfortable
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>>684925
The Oso Blanco is on sale for 70€.

http://cuchilleriaelartesano.com/es/cuchillos-bowie/2465-machetes-aitor-oso-y-montero.html

You just have to select it on the listed models.
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>>685599
My hands aren't that big but I should be fine, an Opinel nº9 handle feels perfect for me.
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EDC with my heavy duty
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>>685453
If thats a good price where you're at then go for it. I just didn't want to seem like a shill. Most people, myself included, will say go by hand but the sharpmaker honestly isn't a bad system.

In a way its sort of the most "by hand" of the different systems you can by as you don't lock the knife in a fixed position. Because of that it isn't entirely "idiot proof" but its pretty damn close. I don't mean that as a knock against you, just in general. Its technically possible to use one and not do it right but its hard to really mess it up for anybody that isn't completely brain dead.
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>>685496
I've had the one that looks like a black dildo, it's great. Anyway, I recommend a regular Mora Companion carbon. It lacks the huge finger guard that is good for work use, but not so good for /out/.
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>>685496
I'd say any will do, but I'd go for carbon steel. I find stainless a pain in the ass to sharpen
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>>685717
Good to know. Like I said I wouldn't actually mind getting an idiot proof system at some point and I take no offense in what you said.
I've been sharpening chainsaws by hand for quite a while and even though I can get it pretty damn good I'll never have a chain as sharp as the machine can do it which is why I'd like a retard proof system. I do plan to eventually learn freehand sharpening for knives but not just yet in my life.
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>>684002
I'd agree with you on a small high carbon knife.
Where would you recommend I find something like that?
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>>685972
BK11.
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>>685983

Bk14
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>>685983
>>685989
hmm I don't think so. I was thinking of something with a narrow-er face and more of a scandi edge. Don't worry I will find something suitable soon.
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>>686018

something like a tops MSK, or a condor mini bushlore (depends on your budget)?

You can also try Ahti, or Helle, to name but a few.
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>>685731
>>685839
I'll probably get the bottom one since I also prefer carbon steel.
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Do any of you have experience modding knives?

I really like Opinel kinves and I don't want to get anything else but i want to make mine something unique.

I want to do something with the handle, that won't be hard, but what could I do with the blade?
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>>686271
>I want to be a special snowflake
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>>686271
>what could I do with the blade?
Why do you have a need to fuck up the perfect blade?
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>>686276
I don't.

I was referring to something aestethic.
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>>686279
Well if you don't reshape the blade the only thing left is etching. If you want it to be truly unique you don't look up any examples but do what you feel like doing.
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>>686279
force a patina. Google it, you can make patterns and different designs. I did it with mine, though I eventually grew to hate it and took it off with a scotchbrite.
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>>686282
>>686295
Both options are interesting, thanks.
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>>686279
>aestethic
acid etchings
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What's the cheapest whetstone I can buy online that isn't shit?
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>>685453
Fair, I've just never really trusted systems. I feel I don't have enough control or flexibility when stuff's clamped in and guided.
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>>686399
I prefer hand but in the end, for me, it depends on the edge itself. If I take the time to put a really nice convex edge on one of my knives, I'm never going to take it to my sharpmaker.

When my Leatherman Wave gets a little dull thats a completely different story.

Systems can be somewhat adjustable, but in my experience, they more often than not give you one choice. Its execution of that choice is often perfect and repeatable every time. That's the appeal. Its just not ideal in every application. That's where the flexibiltiy of hand techniques come into play. I wouldn't say one is better than the other. Systems are a luxury item of sorts designed to make one specific thing easier, and that's totally fine. Its just not necessarily and end all be all, unless of course that's all you really need.
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>>686378
The Norton combination India stone is one of the best inexpensive stones, they are long lasting and won't need to be flattened often like Japanese water stones
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>>684002
What's that kind of knife ?
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>>685663
Nice syline man, i just picked one up and i love it
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>>686471
Finnish Puuko with a stacked birch bark handle.
>got a Puronvarsi blade and some birch bark sitting on my desk, just need to find the time to fix it together.
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>>686448
>Norton combination India stone
Isn't that an oil stone?
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>>685972
Try brisa.fi
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>>681444
I love the idea but $100 for a Mora... Ouch!
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>>686483

Hopefully it will be like their other $100 knives and go for around $60. Yes, that's still high compared to their knives selling for $10.
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>>686487
I cannot see the advantage over lets say a Mora 711, except you are of course into BATTONING!!!!
>not using a Hultafors GK for that
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>>681654
I have two. Carried the M/95 during my conscript service.
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>>686420
Fair point, it does somewhat depend on what you want to get out of it.
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>>686271
You could etch something into the blade if you wanted to customize it, but I wouldn't try to change the shape or anything. The blade is already hardened and not only would it be difficult to do, but altering it could compromise the structural integrity of the blade.
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>>686483
>that mora costs as much as an esee 6
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>>672270
>Post knife thread on /k/
>Told to go to /out/
>Post knife thread on /out/
>Told to go to /k/
Fuck off. It's appropriate for both boards.
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>>671822
Thinking about buying a Grohmann Canadian Belt knife, should i get the flat grind? for an additonal charge? I plan on using this as a widdler / skinning / light camp use knife. should i?
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>>687153
What's the standard sharpen
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Good purchase for 29€?

I'm going to sharpen folding knifes only, specially Opinel and SAK.
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>>687437
Good. Simple to use. Just be careful not to fuck up the tip (because the rods are round). You can get an opinel hair-popping sharp with one of these in less than a minute.
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>>687453
Neat, do you have any idea how long those rods last?
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>>687458
a good while. I haven't gone through mine yet.
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>>687493
I'll get one then. My cheap whetstones last shit and a good one would cost me about the same as the Lansky box.
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>>687437
>>687453
>>687493
I want to get one as well. Should I go with 4 or 2 rods? I'm not even sure when I'm supposed to use medium or fine grit.
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Opinions on Ganzo knives?
They are dirt cheap and seem to be of good quality.
http://www.gearbest.com/ganzo-_gear/
Got tricked into buying an Ontario Rat 1 fake on ebay and I'm pissed.
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>>688144
I'm going to order a Ganzo soon, from my research, G720 and G704 are considered the best/strognest ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0EIAjQ61Y

G727 (Rat 1 clone) and G729 (PM2 clone) also have some good reviews.
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>>688144
is that stuff chineese copy of benchmade?
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>>688111

i got the 4 rods (2 diam, and 2 ceramic). The 2 rod version is coarser.

Mostly I use the ceramic, but i don't let my knives get really dull. If you need to put an edge on a knife that's really worn, the diamond comes in handy.
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whats a good skinning knoife?
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>>688617

something with a good belly, and not very long (so you can index the tip with your finger, while holding the handle).

My top pick would be a nessmuk, or something like the BM hidden canyon (or the old bone collector skinner).
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>>688431
Not only Benchmade.
They took the axis lock and put it on all kinds of knives. They copy Ontario, Spyderco, and even Lionsteel.
They seem to do one hell of a job though..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HDU4lnaib4
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