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I ended up buying both the Elementum and the Brigand.
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>>49592885
nice. add some grease or oil to the ball bearings when you get it. d2 isnt stainless and you dont want that shit rusting.
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>>49592871
Last knife you will ever need. The Bark River Bravo in CPM-3V. This is the one knife that will do everything. Beats the heal out of cheaper carbon steel blades
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Where can I find a stitch or something like it, bros?
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>>49592885
Two is one, one is none
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>>49592871
My camping knife.
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I guess this might be a little off topic but doesn anybody happen to know any good resources for finding certified swordsmiths in Japan?
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>>49593096
You should probably email the Japanese cultural ministry, they're in charge of the paperwork and could probably give you a list of the ~300 dude in Japan who are still making traditional swords. Be prepared to wait and drop several thousand dollars.
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Looking to put a knife on my belt.
KA-BAR
LMF
or
Fairbairn Sykes?
Considered a buck 119 but too shiny
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>>49593423
Still Buck 119. Kabars are overpriced now and the LMF and FS will make you look like a sperg. The latter is also only good for stabbing people which every other knife on your list can readily handle.
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>>49593468
The price diffbetween the kabar and 119 is like $20. Also how would the lmf be spergy on a gun belt?
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>>49593423
>Looking to put a knife on my belt.
Is your knife going to be solely for combat or other tasks as well? This is important to know
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>>49593508
Mix of both. It's for a larp kit. My pack or PC would have a multitool as well
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various sizes for various tasks
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>>49593484
>gun belt
As in your gear? I thought you were talking about EDC. I stand by my assertions about the standard Kabar though, $20 overpriced is still overpriced. The standard one is now the price of nicer knives that I've bought from them.
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>>49593521
If you like the styling of the KaBar, I’d recommend the Cold Steel Leatherneck. It has a MUCH beefier tang that’s not prone to breakage like the original KaBar. It also comes in D2 tool steel which holds an edge substantially better with only a marginal decrease in toughness compared to 1095
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Update on last knife build post. Going to refinish the handle soon and put a proper edge on it.
It's not perfect but it is made by my own two hands. Can you say the same anon?
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>>49592871
What’s the best buck knife for breaking open small game like quail?
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>>49593594
I'll take look at that, handle looks like suffering.
>>49593564
Oh yea no, edc I carry a Kershaw launch
6.

Another option I've considered is figuring out how to mount my koster bushcraft knife on my belt.
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>>49592871
Commencing dump of some of my collection
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>>49593389
Yeah I did assume it would be very costly indeed but didn't see the ministry part coming.
I'll try looking into that, cheers
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>>49593603
>>>/tv/
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Anyone ever have a knife break on them? Stories or advice?
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>>49593044
Love me some camp knives
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Do not respond to posts containing the words
>broken
&
>buck
they're not really asking about knives, they're /tv/ fags spamming a hot new meme about sex with black men because normies can't even be degenerates correctly.
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>>49592871
I got excited cause it looked like if had a D-guard handle. :(
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>>49593900
I’ve seen this shit on /pw/ too, but I think they’re talking about different bucks
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>>49593830
I don’t like the way that BK5 sweeps upwards
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>>49592871
I just like it bros.
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>>49593815
I actually did have my Buck 110 break on me, I was at our troop camp scraping away the name of the disgraced former scoutmaster and his son from the wooden bunks and the tip snapped off. I was admittedly being a retard using the tip to pry at odd angles though
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>>49594172
>I was at our troop camp scraping away the name of the disgraced former scoutmaster and his son from the wooden bunks
story?
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>>49593992
>stag
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>>49593932
It is a peculiar style that had to grow on me, though I've heard it makes skinning a fair bit easier, and breaking joints.
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>>49594202
You don't like it?
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>>49593815
Broke this mtech trying to baton an 1.5 inch piece of wood. Its funny ive done stuff that size with folders no issue but ehh $15 chinese steel.
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>>49594194
It’s not even worth the effort to greentext it, but basically we had a fatass freemason, his fatass cunt wife, and their fatass autistic son take over the troop after our previous scoutmaster retired. On a trip to Gettysburg that I didn’t go to, my friend’s father disciplined the fatass kid because he pulled his phone out of the box that they were being kept in. Long story short the fatass freemason used that as a cassus belli to try and kick him and his son out of the troop, but they kept on coming to meetings and it eventually boiled over to the point that the fatass scoutmaster called the cops on my friend’s dad because he wouldn’t leave the meetings even though he was a member of our troop’s sponsor organization (Elk’s Lodge) and had every right to be there. Well the Elk’s Lodge didn’t take too kindly to the cops being called on one of their members so they basically banned the fatass freemason from the premises and he had no choice but to resign. Friend’s dad then became scoutmaster and when we went camping again I scraped the fatasses names off the bunk, leading to my buck being broken
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>>49594379
and all this over boy scouts
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>>49593595
L-lewd!
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>>49594404
Scouts can be some of the most uptight and pettiest people. When it's the same people running the troops for years and years, there is bound to be bad blood and that trickles down to the younger generations
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IN B4
>benchmade
>bitchmade
>commie
>grabber
Etc etc
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Anyone got a free shipping coupon or something for bladehq?
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>>49594675
Just make your order total over $99. Their UPS two day shipping is only $5 anyways
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>>49594827
It's 8.99 for a kabar :/
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>>49592871
I have that knife. Bought it as a meme back when I was 19 nearly a decade ago. Held up pretty well overall. I've used it for lots of chopping, but honestly I'm better off with a hatchet for that, and it doesn't serve well as a traditional knife so... cool but not functional.
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>>49594888
>Bought it as a meme
I do not believe that you are 29.
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>>49594876
Add an Ontario Rat 1/2 to your order if you don’t already own one, they’re great beater knives
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>>49593815

Nope. Advice:

Don't be a retard OR get a knife that you can be a retard with.

I abuse my knives daily, but in the outdoors I treat them like they're made of glass and gold, wont risk injury or any damage to them, as they're so valuable. So far not a problem.
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>>49594313
>>49594202

Used to hate bone and stag handles. I still hate those raw horn handles with weird shapes, but after years I admit I've been missing.

Buffalo horn, Giraffe bone.... top tier materials, and they look top level when polished.
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anyone else like looking at those ridiculous opulent paki damascus knives/swords?
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>>49595180
Absofuckinglutely. That's a good one, too.
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>>49595180

No, they're shit and ugly
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>>49595180
>paki
Avoid at all costs
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>>49595180
No, it can be fun to browse that ostentatious bullshit but then I think about all of the people who buy that crap and think they've got a real handmade piece of art because there's no way the description would lie. Hell, if I had a dollar for every time someone here got their dad a totes unique handmade dumbasscus knife that they paid too much for I could buy a damn nice dinner.
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>>49595233
I know they're full of shit, but still like that exotic oddness. One day I'm probably gonna buy one, just for show and to have something ridiculous in the collection.
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>>49593037
Keep an eye on places like bladeforums BST board until you get lucky.
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>>49592885
Good man.
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>>49592871
Cleveland kydex makes a good IWB holster for the SP10 raider.
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>>49593423
Is this for innawoods or is it for daily carry?
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>>49593423
>119 but too shiny
you can get them unshiny now
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>>49595309
I have a few, one thing I like is the obvious hand made nature of them, you can totally see Apu in some backyard hammering out the decor and I appreciate that he's putting the effort in to overcharge me.
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I'm surprised that /k/ seems to be more into fixed blades than folders. If I'm to believe the images in this thread at least. Got a ZT 0393 lately and have a Spyderco Native 5 in the mail.
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>>49596126
>pic related
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>>49592871
Howdy knifefags.
My sister's birthday is coming up and I was thinking of getting her a small knife she can keep in her purse for edc shit. I'd prefer if it met the following parameters:
-sub $50
-light/colorful scales
-3" or less
Right now I'm leaning towards pic related. I love my Voyager but idk if these are as good.
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>>49594627
Scouts have good potential, but parents need to keep an eye on that shit and make sure the people in charge locally aren't useless turds.

When I moved to the US from Canada I got into scouts and advanced quickly. Then the scoutmaster fucked up royally when he didn't bring a lot of critical gear on a winter camp. I had to take up the slack since I had the gear and he expected me to cover his ass by taking care of everyone with my stuff.
This left me busy as fuck and unable to help cook a communal dinner since I was covering his ass on other stuff. Later he reamed my ass publicly for being a slacker and not helping with dinner. So I reamed his ass publicly in return letting all the parents know he had endangered their kids by not bringing mission-critical gear that would keep them alive on a winter camping trip.

I never advanced after that. Every time we had an advancement/badge ceremony he would "forget" that I'd passed everything off and would say I had to do it again since it wasn't written down. That went on for six months until I moved.

I was so disillusioned with scouts, that they'd let such a massive fuckup be in charge of other people's kids that I never resumed scouting.
I did all that outdoor shit on my own and ended up learning way more shit through self study and my own weekend trips innawoods than any of my friends ever learned in scouts.
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>>49596164
>I'm surprised that /k/ seems to be more into fixed blades than folders.
Dawg it's the weapons board. Not that folding knives can't be weapons.
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>>49596196
There are a lot of good choices out there and that knife is one of them.
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>>49595180
Wash your sheets.
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>>49596249
Around these parts they are the 'tism containment zones. Every troop is like a museum collection of undesirable traits/social dysfunctions
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>>49594659
Benchmade, bitchmade, commie, grabber
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>>49596196
Victorinox Swiss Clipper

>comes in lots of colors
>sub $50
>small
>less chonky/intimidating than the TUFF so she's more likely to use it
>if she's knife-phobic you can pass this for a manicure tool with extra features because it has a nail clipper and file
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>>49596249
That's a shame anon.
I was the useless autistic kid in my troop.
I hated it at the time, but in hindsight I'm glad my Dad made me do it for as long as he did.
The things I learned in the scouts have benefited me greatly in the long run.
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>>49596799
>The things I learned in the scouts have benefited me greatly in the long run.
Funny, besides learning how to start a fire and tie a square knot I can’t say I learned anything significant from scouts. And this is coming from an Eagle Scout
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Morakniv Garberg g2g?
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>>49596863
Yeah, but for the price there’s significantly better options
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What else can you do with those paracord lines? Give me ideas. Got 3 more meters
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>>49596957
monkeyfist. throw a firestarter kit in the middle for good measure
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>>49595180
No. Actual damascus steel patterns are cool because they naturally resulted from the forging process and one can tell.
Modern damascus patterns are cringe in-part because the designs are not natural for the blade and because of it being a deliberate attempt to make it "look cool" rather than the looks directly implying any actual quality.
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>>49596957
Keep it til you need it. I was hiking with the gf out in the woods and had to venture off site for firewood so, I made a sling out of paracord to carry 6 or 7 or firewood at a time back to camp. It hurt like a bitch but, it worked
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>>49597052
Forgot pic related
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>>49597052
>>49597066
You're almost there. pattern welding was common in sword making almost from the begging, and arguably the Chinese and Japanese perfected it by stretching and drawing and folding inconsistent steels into consistent high carbon blades. A good steel grain showing how finely the steel had been folded became prized in Japan as the hada of a sword- in China they reffered to it as watered steel and tried to forge auspicious patterns that looked like waves or clouds or dragons.
wootz, made across persia and idea, gets it's grain from being smelted in a closed crucible with the right amount of carbon content added to iron. When it comes out, there is no need to fold it, it can be hammered into a high quality blade straight away, and it shows it's distinct rippling or pebbled grain as well. This kinda sorts looks like patterned welded steel, but it's not. It reached the west via trade in the port of Damascus, hence the name. iron mongers tried to duplicate the wootz patterns with lower quality pattern welded steels and that's how the two terms got mixed up.
Nobody makes wootz anymore so the difference is irrelevant unless looking at antiques
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>>49597057
>paracord to carry 6 or 7 or firewood at a time back to camp. It hurt like a bitch
I've done that. next time use your shirt and make a tump line, far less painfull
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>>49595955
That sounded perfected. I registered and my account was banned as “spam” despite using my private email and posting nothing. Wtf
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>>49597257
>persia and idea
persia and India fuck you google
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>>49596882
Please enlighten me. I am new to knives
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>>49597727
If you want a full tang scandi ground knife, take a look at Condor’s Bushlore, Swamp Romper, Terrasaur, Ripper, and Bisonte for the same price or less than the Mora. A Mora doesn’t need to be full tang anyways since the blade isn’t designed for chopping or batoning, and the partial tang ones cost anywhere from $15 to $50
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>>49597257
Actually that technique was sold and taught to the Japanese from the Gaya federation In South Korea. Their metallurgy skills and special mix of steel and carbon without having to draw the carbon out from charcoal is what made this technique supreme. a cave that is still being mined currently by mitsubishi in South Korea is still open although it was closed last time I went to visit.

You seem to be fascinated by metallurgy as I am. I recommend you check out the museum and you can actually take the tour and see this evidence for yourself. I hope you keep studying metallurgy is my passion and they drew these techniques from the stars and aliens
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>>49592871
Is it worth it to spend the extra money for a Gerber switchblade over a Boker one?
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>>49596126
>>49596167
Pommel is shiny
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>>49597444
Some forums have bots that auto-ban new accounts if they follow any patterns that spammers have frequently used, such as odd or inconsistent information in various personal information fields.

If it asks for personal information make sure to enter information that LOOKS real even if it isn't.
Don't just enter a name of Nunya Bizness and a location of Ny Ny 90210 or something like that.
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>>49596196
I love my Boker Subcom. I think it was ~$30. Comes in a bunch of colors and blade shapes.
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>>49593830
Nice - what's the bottom one?
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>>49597870
Well, Best Corea got it from the Chinese so it's turtles all the way down but yes I am fascinated my metallurgy, outside of medecine and gunpowder it's the closest thing to real magic ancient people created. I love to think about the first Chinese smith that managed to equalize and properly temper a high carbon blade and how he bent it in his hands and watched it snap back to true. or sharpened it and made the first cut- like a light saber but real. iron pots are great but real steel was literally like magic.
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What do you guys use on your knives to prevent rust? I really want a carbon steel vs stainless but not sure how to prevent rust
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>>49600139
Vegetable oil. I live in humid central FL with no issues. You can even still use the blade with food.
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>>49600139
just clean them properly and put a bit of oil on after use
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>>49600139
I just wipe them down with the same shit I use on my guns.
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>>49600236
>bit of oil
Any oil?

>>49600360
This is what I was thinking. What do you use to clean your guns?
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>>49593815
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>>49600236
When you say clean properly, do you mean like wipe down with soap and water? Or what should I do, and for oil would food grade or CVS mineral oil work? Just one or the other, both or neither?
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>>49600887
MPro7, just because it's nontoxic and I clean indoors. I'm sure any CLP would be fine as long as you aren't using your knife for food prep.
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>>49596249
>Scouts have good potential
My troop was out in the country with barely anyone, so they sort of rolled us into Venturers and Rovers which meant the older kids and adults looked after us a lot and we did some pretty worthwhile stuff to the point most of us sort of slotted into the local volunteer rescue services. All the land nav experience, ropes, abseiling and hiking was something I used a lot of later in life.
Course it all helps when you don't hate each other!

>>49600139
Mineral oil for kitchen knives, 3-in-One for outdoor knives and stuff that's going to be sitting around for a while in storage I use Renaissance Wax
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Does microtech confirm if a knife is a fake or legit if you email them? Found a hard to find microtech on blade forums and I’m paranoid of being duped
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>>49603448
Screw it, maybe some of the knife autists on here can tell me if this looks legit
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>>49603835
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>>49603847
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>>49600139
Coconut oil is one of the most effective and long-lasting rust preventative oils you can get. Obviously being a food product, it's also safe to use on knives that will contact your food.

Almost any oil will help prevent rust but some are better than others. In several controlled tests I've seen, coconut oil has always shown in the results to place in the top three; more than any other product I've seen. In one test it was so far ahead as the top rust preventative it provided twice the rust prevention and for twice as long as the next closest product. Cheapest place I've found to get it is Costco.
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>>49600960
I wipe them down dry or use soap and water when needed.

You can use any oil to protect the steel but some are better than others. In another post above I suggest using coconut oil since it's food safe and one of the most effective rust preventing oils. If you warm the item slightly, like with a hair dryer, it will thin out the oil and help it flow into every microscopic imperfection on the surface to improve protection.
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>>49603835
>>49603847
>>49603869
It looks real to me, but I'm not an expert.

At first I thought the torx fasteners might mean it's fake since Microtech usually uses proprietary screws, but in looking at other pics online it appears on this model it appears they use torx.

The pic details are a dead match for pics on blade reviews online. Some fakes are VERY good but they usually aren't identical if you look at small details.
In googling the serial nothing came up. Fakes often all use the same serial number for all fakes of that model made by the same place.

Given all this, if it were me I'd go ahead and buy.
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I fucked up an old machete of mine and want to retire it at the bottom of the river where it saw the most use. I can crack off the plastic handle and toss that in the recycling just fine but I'm wondering what the best way to dull the blade might be. Just in case some kids in the future go wading around like I did I don't want them stepping on the thing.
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>>49604821
>but I'm wondering what the best way to dull the blade might be.
Just furiously slide the cutting edge up and down the length of a coarse rock
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>>49604849
That's about what I'd figured. Got some extra brick chunks lying around that I was planning on using.
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>>49604821
Don't ruin a perfectly good tool.

I don't know about real life, but I heard that in Minecraft if you thoroughly flush the machete with bleach or gasoline it will remove all traces of Minecraft DNA, and if you thoroughly resharpen it, it will not allow any Minecraft police to match it to nicks in any Minecraft skeletons that you may have chopped with it.
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>>49596784
I’d say a lock would be good if she doesn’t have much experience using a knife, tho
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>>49605172
I'd argue the opposite.

From my experience, if you give a woman a locking knife, she won't know how to disengage the lock. Even if you show her, she'll either forget, wasn't paying attention, or doesn't really understand but says she did to save face. This leads to her doing all sorts of stupid shit to close, making it more likely for her to accidentally cut herself. This isn't an incel "REE WOMAN DUMB" post. If you give them a non-locking knife and tell them it doesn't lock, most will be careful and know to move their fingers out of the way when closing it. But putting something mechanical in the mix just throws them for a loop.

The Cold Steel Tuff-lite would be a particularly bad choice IMO. Lockbacks in general are often stiff and difficult to disengage at first until the lock is broken in until the action has smoothed out. Once you unlock it and get past the detent, they have a bias towards closing completely, which could cause the blade to close on your fingers if you weren't paying attention close enough. The Tri-ad lock, being essentially a lockback on steroids, is prone to both of these issues. You could easily google to see numales and noobs complaining about the Tri-ad lock for these reasons on other sites. Giving a knife like that to a woman is asking for trouble.
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>>49605009
You have to be 18 to post here.
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>>49604821
throw it in the recycle bin you autistic fuck. Don't throw a blade into a river. The fuck is wrong with you?
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>>49592871
where did you get it with that sheath?
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>>49605606
the sp series used to come with better more knife specific sheaths rather than the more generic one they ship with now. just gotta hope for new old stock.
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>>49605557
The blade and the place have sentimental value and the latter is secluded. In fact I'm going to have to cut a new trail back there. So long as I take the time to render the machete a dull bar of steel I don't see the problem.
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>>49605539
Newfag detected
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>>49605628
>>49604821
How is it messed up?

If the damage is mechanical (i.e. blade is broken or edge is super messed up), you could probably salvage it by remounting it as a knife or other blade.

If the damage is structural (i.e. heated up and fucked up the temper) then I guess you could engrave it and hang it on the wall.
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>>49605520
>Once you unlock it and get past the detent, they have a bias towards closing completely, which could cause the blade to close on your fingers if you weren't paying attention close enough. The Tri-ad lock, being essentially a lockback on steroids, is prone to both of these issues.
Based Lynn Thompson cutting the fingers off fingerlets
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>>49605784
That shit's post election, retard. Fuck off.

>>49605817
I wanted to grind it into a different shape. I'd done that before with other machetes but not to this degree and I didn't buy a practice machete first. It still works as a machete but it's a reminder of a failure and I don't want to look at it so I thought I'd put it to rest where it served me best.
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>>49605897
>That shit's post election, retard. Fuck off.
You have no idea what you are talking about, retard
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>>49604821
How do you fuck up a machete beyond repair? even if you snapped it in half you can still make a knife out of it
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>>49593992
I see you are a man of Kultur
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>>49606132
Because the fuckup was lenghwise.
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>>49592871
That exact knife was given to me by my late father for my 13th birthday. Thanks for the feels anon, i miss him very much.

Anyhow, I carry a CS Voyager, the 'large' sized clip point. The aus10 steel they use is a massive step up from aus8 and is underated as a middle steel when its edge holding is below but near s30v and the keenness and ease of sharpening match vg10. HT is great, super duper lock holds 300lbs for some reason, blade is a true flat grind, 0 wiggle and it cost me 48 dollars shipped from amazon. I really like it. Cold Steel is hit or miss but this a hit.

I had a cold steel double edged arc angel as a teen that i bought for 275 bucks new. I lost it being a dumbass. Last time i checked, they were worth over 1000. I dont check anymore.
Thinking about an otf auto. Any out there for under 100?
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>>49606006
Do tell.
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Just ordered a Terava Skrama 200 for my outdoor stuff. Anyone else have one? How do you like it?
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>>49605539
Shit, I'm not 18, I'm 62. i guess I can't post here.
It's a shame because my professional history, in minecraft, in police work and crime scene investigation might have been helpful to some people who believe that we should be free citizens of Minecraft.
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>>49604495
Do you have links for the tests? I've never thought/heard of using coconut oil, and this intrigues me. Being a food-based oil, can it spoil or go rancid on the knife?
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>>49606550
>i guess I can't post here.
Glad to see we're on the same page.
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>>49604614
You’re a god among men, anon. I appreciate the input.
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>>49605520
>if you give a woman a locking knife, she won't know how to disengage the lock
touch grass
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>>49605520
>From my experience, if you give a woman a locking knife, she won't know how to disengage the lock.
its not just women, thats men too.
anyone who has to borrow a knife cause they dont have their own is simply not a knife person and has no idea how things work. a larger % is women but there a a surprising amount of so called "men" who have never touched a knife not even for cooking.
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How tf they gonna charge $200 for 440 stainless?
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>>49607560
Wehraboos
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>>49607560
Back in the day, 440 was top notch lol
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>>49607672
It hasn't been for over 15 years lol
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>>49607697
>15 years
You’re thinking of 440C. 440A was always garbage
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>>49592871
I'm looking for a fixed blade knife for hunting/camping. I carry a hatchet in to the outdoors, so it doesn't need to be great for batoning. Main use is going to be skinning game, but I'd like something that doubles as a general purpose blade (4 inch length is probably ideal) that I can easily hone to hair splitting sharp. I carry stones with me as well, so edge retention is not a huge priority. Any recommendations?
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>>49607712
What?
I'm saying that even 440C hasn't been important for ages. In 2003 you could get gas station knives in it. More often 420J2, but still.
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>>49607697
15 years is not that long ago, unless you're 12
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>>49607724
Big question is what's your budget?
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>>49607808
>15 years is not that long ago, unless you're 12
15 years ago is 3 presidents ago.
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>>49592871
Where can I source a Fairbairn Sykes knife from?
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>>49607724
Just get a Mora Companion
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>>49607826
Under $300 would be nice. Though my guess is I don't need to spend nearly that much for a good blade.
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>>49607861
The internet.
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>>49607850
I'm saying for the knife world to change so much in 15 years with all these super steels is pretty nuts.
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>>49607878
If you want something nice I'd go with a Bark River. But I'm not a hunter, so I'm not sure if you would want a convex blade for skinning. I'm assuming you would want a full flat grind? So maybe an ESEE?
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>>49605520
Hey you’re right that is a good point. I’ve got an xl voyager and I get scared every time I show a friend and they try to close it and start struggling with it, it’ll cut a damn finger off lmao
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>>49607912
I don't know which is better for skinning. I've done a few animals with my Kershaw Blur. The belly (I think thats the right term - the part that rolls outward on the middle of the blade) helped with rolling the blade to peel away skin, but it made it more difficult to sharpen. Couldn't tell you what grind that one is. I'd like whichever grind that is easier to sharpen, because I autistically over sharpen most of my blades.
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>>49607870
I've heard great things about these, but I can't bring myself to like them. Wish I could, but I care about aesthetics to a degree.
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>>49607970
I feel the easiest grind to sharpen is Scandi grind. So maybe check out the Condor Terrasaur.
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>>49608050
Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it man.
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>>49607724
>I'd like something that doubles as a general purpose blade (4 inch length is probably ideal) that I can easily hone to hair splitting sharp.
You’ll want something with a hollow, full flat, or saber grind. I’m not a hunter but I know Buck knives are very popular amongst them
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>>49608074
>You’ll want something with a hollow, full flat, or saber grind.
It'd take effort to be less specific.
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>>49608105
You asked for advice, you got it, and now you’re crying like a little bitch
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>>49608204
That wasn't me (I'm the guy who asked the original question), and I appreciate the advice. Now I'm debating between hollow and full flat grinds. If someone makes a really durable hollow grind knife, ill probably go that route.
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>>49608236
If you're between the two, I'd go with full flat
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Who makes a good multitool and doesnt support gun grabbing pinkos? Leatherman is run by a commie. Im thinking about the Victorinox Swiss tool plus. I havent seen anything bad about Victorinox.
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>>49608303
I have the Swisschamp and I love it.
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>>49592871
just ordered a griptilianbros
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>>49607887
I mean it has changed, a lot.
AUS8 used to be an expensive knife, now its the new gas station knife
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>>49594570
holy shit that is horrifyingly telling of Britain's current state
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>>49606640
yes. same with frog lube for your guns, it can and will go off and make a stinky mess.
plain old mineral oil/baby oil from CVS is no joke the best solution
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>>49608204
I didn't ask for jack shit you dumb bitch.
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>>49594172
He and his son Eiffel-towered a kid, didn't they...
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>>49606228
Cherish the knife and the time spent with your dad, anon.
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>>49598881
TLIM C445 Bushcraft 2
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>>49593546
nice
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>>49606640
I'm sure it could go bad, but how bad the smell gets probably depends on climate and whatnot. I'm in a fairly dry environment and I've been using the same jar for about 12 years for guns. I wouldn't eat the stuff at this age, but it doesn't smell bad.

The some tests were online, some in gun magazines. I'm sure I have the online ones bookmarked but I'd have to do a lot of digging. Too many bookmarks.
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cant afford a nice bowie but i bought this off ebay for $30. i have mixed feelings about it
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>>49609710
Cool. Nice pattern, if it really is pattern welded steel and not laser etched. Looks real.
If it's decent quality steel that'll take and hold an edge, you probably got a very nice deal.
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>>49609710
I can dig it
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intredasting bideo on converting a lockback to an automatic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=digtxaPKoO0
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>>49608296
Thanks man.
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>>49593595
>>49608236
I could make you something if you like
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>>49611214
I've been on more of a chef's knife/kitchen cutlery kick lately but a 4" functional carry/skinner is certainly doable
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>>49611231
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>>49611242
Nice looking knives. I already placed the order though, went with an ESEE. Hopefully it works out. Keep up the good work man.
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>>49606550
Not sure why you're getting shit on, and I'm also not sure why "I messed up my knife and just want to give it a proper burial at the bottom of its favorite river" didn't raise more eyebrows. Median board IQ is dropping.
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>>49608303
I bought the Victorinox New soldier recently and I cant recommend it enough
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>>49596196
Love mine, it's an amazing masterpiece of a knife.
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>>49598336
it's been discontinued a year or two ago
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Anybody know if Western bowies are any good for batoning? I came across a model B at a yardsale for $40. Wanted to know before i break it in.
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>>49613087
Look up other ways to split wood, batoning isn't they only way.
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>>49613087
Batoning is a historical technique but was generally done with tools designed specifically for it. You're likely just going to break a nice old knife.
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>>49613087
No, the clip point is weak and prone to breakage and will chew up your baton stick
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Give me the skinny on sharpening with a stone. I have a small collection of knives and was looking to getting them all paper-cutting sharp but come to find out those pull-through kitchen sharpeners only do so much. Is it hard to learn?
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>>49614073
You basically just scrape the blade on a rock. It's not fucking complicated.
>paper-cutting sharp
lmao jfc a knife sharp enough to cut paper? Is such a thing even possible?
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>>49614073
Keep using the pull through sharpener you aren't doing it enough.
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>>49614073
>Is it hard to learn?
its hard to master but any human is capable of learning good enough. pick a knife any knife preferably a cheap one and just start practicing. get it sharp then go stab dirt/sand a couple times to dull it then resharpen. keep doing it.
you dont need an assload of whetstones when learning. you can get by with some pos $5-10 dualstone. all the finer higher grit ones are for refining the edge. you can get sharp enough with this crap it wont look nice but sharp enough to learn the motions.
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>>49614073
Here's a tutorial made by an old /k/ommando
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWU_qTp3DLM
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>>49608593
Yeah, mineral oil is what I usually use.
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>>49609710
What do you mean you can't afford a nice Bowie?
You just bought one. Assuming it's not some garbage soft steel anyway. If the steel's good, thats a nice knife.
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>>49611826
I appreciate it, thanks.
There's a lot of mouthiness on the internet in general, but it gets even heavier in here. It's the tough-guy syndrome, where people will feel free to flip you off, trash talk, etc as long as they think it can't come back on the. They're the first people to piss their pants when they get called out on things in person.
I've developed a thick skin over the course of my life and the words of cowards mean very little to me. Mostly it's just slightly useful for gauging the quality, or lack of quality, of information that person presents as authoritative.
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>>49593423
Gerber Mk2, it's the improvement on the fairbarn sykes
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>>49596429
I'm a fairly recent scout. Norse Pagan kids joining the fucking troop, more special needs kids every time i turn around, an increasing number of kids less than 14 who weighed more than I did at 18.
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>>49596262
Hey I got a knife like the one in your pic as a gift, and could never figure out what it was. You got any idea where it's from/what its for?
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>>49592871
Thoughts on the wild pig knife?
I think it's pretty
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>>49614752
its just a spanish pocketknife, if you got something that looks close that one but isnt its probably french, Laguiole are fancy wine/cheese knives that are commonly given as gifts. of course this all goes out the window if the guy who gifted your knife was spanish.
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>>49606192
>>49606192
>the fuckup was lenghwise.
so now it's a thinner knife?
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>>49614705
>I'm a fairly recent scout.
You have to be 18 to post here
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>>49592871
What are some good large full-tang knives in CPM-3V?
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>>49607991
They're the vodka of knives.
>Effective at primary tasks
>beloved by Nords
>cheap
>Still boring as hell
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>>49592962
I have the grizzly cub in 3V and love it but that convex grind is hard to sharpen. I hate that I have to send it in every time.
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>>49614862
I have one and like it. It's probably TOPS most mature design, which isn't saying much since it's just a copy of a russian design.

I found the finish to be poor. Looks nice but doesn't protect against rust and doesn't wear well. It's also a bit "sticky" whereas the steel underneath is much smoother. Good for a stabbing implement. I also ground the last finger groove out, as it was sized ridiculously. The first three are okay but the last one is in the wrong place. The Russian version has a much better handle, but the steel is iffy and the sheath options aren't there. Picrel

It seems the Russian version also comes in different handle types and blade finishes. It's the Kizlyar Phoenix.
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I said a few threads ago that Cold Steel was sold to a chinese conglomerate, but I found out that they were sold to a company called “GSM Outdoors” which is based in Texas.
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/12/11/gsm-acquires-cold-steel/
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>>49615616
How much does it cost to send in? If you wanna take the initiative yourself get a worksharp ken onion edition. Its basically a mini belt grinder which will make the convex grind easy as hell for like $80 and you can put the convex on everything else you have. If you think you will mess up your knife get some sand paper and sharpen it on a sponge or a really thick soft mousepad, obviously will take longer but hey can't ruin a heat treat with it
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>>49615071
In profile, yes. It's still the same thickness.
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>>49615839
moving the last of their production to China would be nothing but an improvement for Cold Steel. I hope GSM rapes their product and QA division to death and skins the corpse to make lampshades
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>>49600139
I use obanauffs that put on my leather products it's a bees wax and propolis paste, I wouldn't worry about using it for food and its paste so it's not runny either
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>>49606371
I have an 80, a 200, and a 240 is arriving today. I use it for yardwork and when I go hiking. Its very well balanced and I used it all year hot and cold. I've had it for like 1.5 years now and I only had to strop it to keep it shaving sharp after using it for many hours of beating the shit out of bamboo and processing branches of fallen trees when I don't use an axe. max size I'd attempt with it is 4" diameter otherwise I'll just pull out a hatchet/axe. This is why I bought the 240 to reduce the amount of axe use I have. honestly the 200 is my favorite knife. Easy to maintain, very tough, balanced for control when you need it. If you don't buy the leather sheath it fits right in a $2 dollar surplus British bayonet frog
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>>49616009
Show us on the doll where Lynn Thompson touched you
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>>49615211
I'm past 18, I just aged out within the last decade, hence "fairly recent"
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>>49592871
I remember reading an article awhile ago that said single action OTF’s will very easily be able to penetrate deep into someone when you deploy the blade right up against their body, while double action OTF’s will barely even nick their skin. Is this true or just fuddlore?
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>>49593815
So this is where this buck breaking meme comes from?
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>>49606371
Dunno about the 200, but the 240 is perfect.

It's just fucking genius. Its balance is just right where it should be, despite being huge and heavy, if you hold it close to the blade and close your eyes, you could swear you hold a tiny Mora in hand. That makes it incredibly capable at tiny stuff. And its extra handle turns it into a powerful chopper. It's by far the best do-it-all survival knife I've ever tried.

As for steel in general, I have plenty Jääkäripuukkos and Skrama 80s which I tortured like crazy, and I have no complaints.
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>>49616364
Some single action OTFs I have could do injury if you opened it against skin, but not deep penetration. Includes my Godfather spike, which would penetrate further probably, but not fatally.
I have some OTFs that have very strong springs and I wouldn't want to test them on myself but I've opened them against cardboard and was underwhelmed.

Double action OTFs tend to have less force. I have one I can and have put against my hand and opened it and it only leaves a tiny puncture. I have others that would do more than that, but none of them are THAT strong.

Hopefully if anyone has an OTF that IS that strong they'll chime in here.
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>>49616364
No OTF can do more than barely break the skin like that.
even a genuine ballistic knife won't go more than an inch or so into flesh
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>>49616379
Notorious troll Tariq Nasheed made a black gay sissy fetish movie about the mythological practice of humiliating black male slaves by BDSM raping them called Buck Breaking and /tv/ and /pol/ have been running wild over it
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>>49616590
I used to have a ballistic knife back in the 80s before they banned them. A KGB guy in a stupid movie uses a pair of them in his sleeves and kills two cops with them so congress banned the ownership of the springs for it back in the 80s in the US. Idiotic.

It's been a long time since I shot one (it WILL go through thick plywood) but I would NOT want to open that against my skin, anywhere.

Those springs are so huge and strong that it's almost impossible to reload it by hand. You either have to have a secure place to wedge it then use your body weight to push it in to reset it, or use a camming jig with an extended handle like I made for it.
Even if you open it against skin so it doesn't have momentum, I'd be very worried about the injury I'd sustain. While I've never tried firing it while against flesh, I've almost gotten injured from just compressing that spring. It's THAT strong.
At a wild guess it would go in at least two or three inches simply because that would take it to the resting length of the spring.
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Give me ONE reason not to buy this knife

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CN2823898HC/condor-tool-knife-ctk2823-898hc-plan-a-fixed-blade-knife-1075-carbon-steel-bowie-micarta-handles-kydex-sheath
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>>49616827
Looks like a reasonable knife, if a bit roughly finished, made of reasonable materials, if they haven't lied about what steel they used.

All in all I don't think it's a horrible knife to buy but I think the price is way too high for a 3rd world produced knife that's a little rough around the edges. For $75 plus shipping, I'd go for it.
But admittedly, I haven't watched the knife market closely lately. Maybe my idea of price isn't current.

tl/dr knife doesn't look half bad it's just a question of whether it's worth the price to you.
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>>49615712
Thanks. I might get one and refinish it
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>>49616590
My Combat Toodon is pretty snappy. It only goes about 1/4" into cardboard but I'm not going to test it on me.
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>>49595180
Absolutely. I also enjoy looking at those overdesigned tacticool knives from time to time too. The odd design choices can be fun to look at.
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>>49616827
The plan A is just ok. Its not one of Condors best. You'd be better off with an undertaker if you want a large bowie from them.
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So, i used some random hardware metal lubricant from a hardware store on my knife. I think it was recommended on some website, i didn't want to order special knife oil online.
And it was my first time lubing, i had new knife, I didn't want to break in, i wanted it smoother now. But I made a mistake, i did way too much oil.
I tried to wipe it off, and dry the knife. But still seems like good amount, maybe too much oil hidden deep in the handle or somewhere.
What do i do?
Do i run knife and handle under warm water and then dry, do i try q tips? Maybe i should try q tips first.
Man, what should i do in future? I feel like my whole knife got extra lubed, but i just wanted the pivot slightly lubed so it could open smoother.
This was my first knife lubing. I think i learned a lot.
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I was thinking of getting either this or the sp-5. I heard plenty of good about both but I'd like to hear the bad if anyone has any personal experiences. I find that the bad can be more telling than the good when it comes to stuff like this. If there's no bad to be said then that's obviously good too.
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>>49611826
>>49614617
>two ancient dipshits don't realize it is fucking summer and board quality drops everywhere.
I know you faggots weren't raised on the internet, but jesus christ this isn't some new phenomenon. Calm your tits, knock the sand out of your vagina and stop getting so triggered. Fucking boomer snowflakes I swear.
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After nearly two months of waiting because FedEx fucked up the shipment, I finally got my knife. What do you think /k/?
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>>49617599
cheese cloth or cotton balls, wrap it up tight for a day or so, that will suck out any oil that's gonna come out
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>>49617679
Not a machete, just a big knife. Retarded blade shape, you'll never sharpen it properly, and you'll never use the end of it. Blade begins too far from handle. Rasp thing won't saw anything, it'll just hurt the day you have to push on it with your hand.

This knife has no use. A cheap mora and a real machete would be cheaper and better. Or a SP5 which is decent.
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>>49617679
The knife is only a stick and not a true full tang, therefore it’s not good for chopping
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>>49618125
>no true tangsman fallacy
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>>49611653
No problem. I just like fucking around with thin stainless nowadays. Pic related AEB-L kiritsuke sushi knife and a 440c chef's knife
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>>49616827
It's probably a pretty solid knife, but I agree with >>49617214 that the price seems a little steep for what it is.
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>>49617214
Condor has been getting more and more expensive. I'm glad I found them about 5 years ago.

Side question, what do you call this type of knife? The blade and handle are one piece. The steel is rolled into a hallow cylinder so you can easily turn it into a machete or a spear. The Cold Steel Bushman is like this as well. I've heard it be called a "hilt tang" but I'm not sure.
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>>49617599
Is it a folder? If so, just take it apart and clean everything and relube. Having it disassembled also makes it easier to just put a dab of oil where you need it and not slather it all over everything.
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>>49618338
A man of bayonets I see
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>>49616827
You might also consider this, if you're not absolutely set on the clip point style.
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/ON8669/ontario-randall-rtak-ii-fixed-plain-blade-micarta-handles-nylon-sheath
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Brooo
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>>49618338
I wish I'd bought a bunch of M7s back when they were $30.
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>>49618264
socket handle.
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>>49617735
Enjoy it!
I got one from 1976 last weekend.
Nimble little thing.
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>>49618361
Thanks anon, that definitely does look like a good option considering the much lower price
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>>49618481
Provided it's heat treated properly, 5160 is really tough too.
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>>49618367
man, what a deal! with that discount, you can buy a grimsmo norseman right after and won't even notice a difference!
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>>49618420
Thanks, never heard that term. But you are right!
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>>49618481
And there's these to consider as well.
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/ON8669/ontario-randall-rtak-ii-fixed-plain-blade-micarta-handles-nylon-sheath
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CS36MH/cold-steel-36mh-drop-forged-survivalist-fixed-blade-knife-gray-teflon-52100-carbon-steel-secure-ex-sheath
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>>49618659
Cold Steel drop forged anything can take a walk. Heavy garbage.
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>>49618905
Did Lynn Thompson fuck your mother or something? Without fail every thread you always kvetch about your seething hatred towards Cold Steel
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>>49618905
>drop forged
one of my all time favorite knife marketing gobblegook. All it means is a piece of bar stock was squished into a mold and pooped out, the absolute definition of mass produced, but ppl act like its extra special.
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>>49619046
>the “everything is full tang” sperg is back
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>>49619029
That's where you are wrong. I own several Cold Steel blades, but I hate the drop forged ones. Too much weight for no reason.
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>>49619175
>Too much weight for no reason.
I own the Drop Forged Survivalist which only weighs 16 ounces. It’s nimble in the hand and if anything if feels like there should be more mass in the blade for chopping. You’re either a wristlet or a queer with women sized hands
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>>49618905
It's the logical evolution of knives for the sharpened crowbar crowd.
>2025
>Post pic
>Assaulted by some sperg saying that's not a *real* full tang, good luck using your knife when the handle scales crack and fall off
By 2040 dudes will be taking straight up bar stock innawoods and bludgeoning plants.
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>>49619269
>too poor to afford good full tang knives
>only buys stick tangs
>he copes with this by convincing himself all knives are full tang
Typical
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>>49596167
What do you think it would take to break?
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>>49618276
How to clean? With cheesecloth and cotton, with microfiber cloth, with paper towel, with tissue paper ?
(I should mention i have to get cheesecloth this week, cause i don't have it)
Also, i only have a couple basic screws, and the ones made for knives seem small and specialized like glasses screws.
So, i haven't taken apart a knife before.
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>>49619335
Can you take a picture of it?
When I clean my folders, I just use paper towel pieces with some isopropyl alcohol. It does a good job of getting gunk and oil off.
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>>49619310
I'm sorry but it appears that you've involved me in a conversation that's taking place in your head. One that doesn't appear to make sense, but of course I'm only privy to half of it.
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>>49619356
>Mtech
Ah yes, Chinese garbage with a stick tang to boot!
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>>49619245
What do you think you could be "chopping" with that blade? You just exposed yourself as a retard. Use the proper tool for the proper job, dummy.
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>>49618461
Thanks, I really like the feel of it. Here's the rest of my fixed blade collection.
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>>49619382
Not him, but that looks like a full tang with some bolsters slapped on it, dude. You can see the seams at the guard area where the fitment is shitty.
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>>49619382
>stick tang
This sea change is happening much earlier than I'd estimated.
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>>49619448
I have that. It is worth exactly what I paid for it.
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>>49619434
>Sportsmans' Axe
Patrician choice. I reprofiled mine a wee bit and can shave with it.
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>>49619335
you don't have to take it apart. put something absorbent around the joints and the oil will wick itself out, like when you put bacon on a paper bag to drain.
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>>49619354
I've been trying to get gear to prepare for crud, but the alcohol, cheesecloth, and special knife screws seem to be the only things i don't have.
I have like 10 first aid kits, and like 10 different fire starters, 7 different super tapes and a whole bunch of other tools including an ax and junk, but none of those small items.
I've basically already been using paper towels. And the alcohol i know is at pharmacy and easy and cheap.
I just hope i can get smaller size.
My knife does not look very oily, i can send you pic, but i dried it with paper towel like over 10 times, i tried putting in fridge for a couple minutes to see if that helped (it didn't) then i put it in front of fan, which might of helped?
And basically just keep trying to wipe it with paper towel once in a while.
So, it doesn't look wet/oily anymore. Maybe if you see that it seems to look ok, i can stop worrying. Hold on.
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>>49619587
I prefer this particular Mk1 knockoff since it comes with a better sheath.
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>>49619604
It's my go to for anything hand to hand, honestly. The Ka-bar is a close second. I really like the feel and swing of it. I do need to put a better edge on it, though.
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>>49619739
Those are Torx screws (six-pointed star shape). Most hardware stores should have cheap screwdriver and bit sets with Torx bits.
A little excess oil on the knife won't hurt anything. It'll just accumulate dust a little more readily. Just wipe it off if you see spots with a lot of oil, and the little residual bits like what's under the pocket clip will just rub off with handling and use.
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>>49618630

Isn't that white rapper moses malone? Or Post cereal mellon or whatever the fuck?
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>>49617214
>if they haven't lied about what steel they used.

This is a horrible thought. How common is this? Scary
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>>49619864
you should watch those chinese d2 tests never trust anything from china
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>>49617476

Ok regardless of any other considerations such as quality and price, this thing looks motherfucking awwwwwwesome.
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>>49619864
Why would they lie about using 1075 steel? It’s the cheapest high carbon steel you can buy
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>>49617509

Different anon, but I'd like to ask, I have a BK-9 combat bowie. It seems very well made. Is it one of the higher quality bowies out there? I really like the bowie design in general. Ol' Jimmy was on to something, methinks (provided he actually did design it himself).
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>>49619883

Well, yeah. The chinks treat faking things and couterfeiting as some fucking noble calling in life. Those cocksuckers would fake breathing if they wouldn't all fucking keel over and die. I wish they'd try it though.
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>>49619832

Another thing, if you buy a box of torx screws at say, home depot, most of the time, the torx bit that works with those screws gets included in the box, which as a tradesman I found to be both awesome and surprising.
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>>49619832
Ok thanks, well i got a shopping list of like 3 items.
But since the paper towel got rid of most the oil, now it's just very light oil.
And i think will go away without problem eventually right?
So, I'll look for the small pharmacy alcohol (they sell mostly large), some cheese cloth (can't believe i don't have that) I know i saw it and wanted it before, and the torx screws. My knife definitely seems to be gathering just a little dust more easily. But it's definitely not bad. It's just a new knife, so I'm trying to do the best i can with it.
Thanks.
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>>49619932
Yeah, a lot of those decking screws come with a bit. It's really nice.
On a tangentially related note, I fucking hate those tiny square-head finishing screws. I was putting balusters on a deck railing and the fucking bit kept skipping out of the head of the screw and smashing right into my thumbnail.
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>>49619856
It's Donut Operator dressed up as Post Malone for Halloween. Donut is a good dude.
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>>49619975

I do HVAC so the vast majority of what I deal with are hexagonals, but I do know those square ones and I think whoever came up with that should have a serrated knife shoved in their peehole
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>>49619935
If you start noticing a lot of dust on the inside of the handle, you can just fold a piece of cloth or paper towel up and run it along the inside to get rid of it.
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>>49619987
Philips are fucking awful too. The bits pop out too easily and they strip constantly.
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>>49619935
This video might be helpful for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ZMDlO_HN0
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>>49620028

I concur. They are definitely a relic of a pre-power tool era. And probly sucked ass back then too.
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>>49619324
Exceeding it's tensile strength.
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>>49619864
>>49619891
>Why would they lie about using 1075 steel?

Money.
Good materials cost more money.
Customers want stuff made from good materials, so they SAY it's made of good materials, but they know 99.9% of customers have no way to test what steel it is, and won't even know it might not be what it says, so they might simply lie about what steel they use. Customs enforcement never checks stuff like that and they know it.

If it's made in a third world country, for knives and swords it's usually leaf springs from old trucks. If those are made from 1075, I don't know what they're made from, then that knife has a good chance of being made from 1075, but you still never know. It could be made of ANY scrap steel they had on hand.

China isn't a third world country but they are notorious for cutting costs by using non-spec materials, especially their steel industry. Even if a Chinese firm making knives wants to use the proper steel there's still a good chance a Chinese steel supplier will fuck him over and send him a substandard material. They do it out of greed and because they know they're unlikely to ever face any consequences over it.

I've seen some of the bootleg "Microtech" OTF knives that had blades of such garbage and non-suitable metal that the edge would just roll when you tried to sharpen it. It literally wouldn't even take an edge, let alone keep one under use.

So yes, it is common to have knives that are not made of the steel that they claim it to be.
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>>49620555
If you’re so skeptical of Condor’s 1075 why don’t you buy a blade then pay for a chemical composition analysis?
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>>49620555
>Good materials cost more money.
1075 is not that great.
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>>49620629
Of couse its not but pure anything still costs more than random crap. China will use the gutteroil of steel if they can get away with it.
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>>49620604
I'm not SO skeptical, I just warned him there is a chance when you source a knife from some countries you might not get what's advertised. I have no specific reason to doubt it on THIS knife but I've seen certain trends during my lifetime (I'm retired) and since he asked a question, I shared some information. If you don't like the information, ignore it. I'm not the God Emperor of /k/ so ignore me if my suggestions rustle your jimmies.
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>>49620028
>>49620091
philips heads and bits were specifically designed to stop shop monkeys from over-tightening screws and stripping out threads on machinery. that is the reason they have the canted edges, so the bit will slip out over a certain amount of resistance instead of breaking the screw head off or stripping out the hole threads
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>>49620629
>1075 is not that great
superb choice for springs and swords
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>>49606640
I think I'd just give the knife a wipe with a rag that's got WD40 on it. If I'm going to use it for food, I'd be giving it a wash first anyway.
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>>49607870
I've got that exact knife. It's all you'll ever need for a utility knife.
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>>49608303
Is Gerber on your shit list? I have a Suspension NXT and it's pretty damn rugged for the price.
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>>49593815
Yeah, my s110v knife chips all the time. It's practically glass. I don't know why the fuck anyone ever thought this was a good steel.
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>>49611892
That'd be really great if the knife blade wasn't serrated.
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I bought a bowie knife when I was 16 because I thought it looked cool but never really used it. It's actually pretty decent and looks nice and has a 6" bladder, making it barely legal in my state of NC to carry. I am a cheapskate, so would it be retarded to EDC it? Should I swallow the pain and get a pocketknife? I've accidentally worn it in public before and nobody seemed to care
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>>49615013
those are great knives for just going out for an afternoon lunch or picnic.
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>>49621743
*blade. I fucking hate this phone so much, why does it autocorrect real words
>phoneposter
So?
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>>49616827

You could get a pretty hefty Schrade for almost half the price?

https://www.schrade.com/knives/?prefn1=knifeType&prefv1=Fixed%20Blade
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>>49619434
what's with those helix-shaped knives? I've seen them around here and there, but never understood what they're supposed to do.
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>>49619911
It's a big mix of quality, though. Like, Chinese factories will make pretty decent mid-range price electric guitars. Then one day the manager will look at his order for 1000 guitars, and instead have his guys make 1200. He sells off the extra 200 at a discount and pockets the extra, cutting in his superiors and the lower level supervisors. Those 200 are "fakes" but they're exactly the same in every way (except legit serial numbers) to the 1000 legit ones. If you buy one, are you getting ripped off? In one way, I guess...in another, you're just getting a good deal. I imagine its exactly the same with knives and any number of other Chinese-made consumer goods.
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>>49622059
>Those 200 are "fakes" but they're exactly the same in every way
Well that's how it used to be. But not anymore. Now they just pretend it's "the same" from "the same factory", and they know people will gobble it and will be ready to pay anything as long as it's cheaper than the original, so they'll be cutting corners on the fake ones, and you ARE getting ripped off.

And then there's also the case of pure couterfeited stuff that's passed as "from the same factory". Of course they're lying, but you can't even verify those claims anyway.

>>49619891
Because not all steels are equal. Not only because there is no exact composition of a steel, but a range, and that means there's good and bad 1075, but also because processing it, shaping it, and heat treating it, will hugely affect the outcome.

This is why I content myself with 1095, 5160, 440C, and other good old, well known steels, because I know there's plenty knifemakers that fucking master their production and can push these steels to their limits.

Meanwhile, chink D2 is garbage no matter how much you pay for it
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>>49615712
What makes the steel iffy? I just ordered one of their other knives.
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>>49622059
Theres also make 1000 guitars and 200 fail qa standards and are supposed to be destroyed. Spoilers they arent destroyed just sold off.
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>>49621977
Marketing.



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