KG: Backpacking editionDiscuss, rage, cringe, cry. Do it all here.
https://streamable.com/f5mwdjHere's a camp knife I forged. Steel is 80CrV2, takedown construction so the handle is replaceable if needed.Tried an edgy harpoon tip for kicks and gave it a coffee etch to see how well it would hold up. It chops great for its size but the handle makes a hot spot that will give a nasty blister between thumb and index finger if chopping more than 4-5 forearm thick limbs
>>1919557that's good because the handle is disgusting
>>1919560don't like the wood or the shape?
>>1919637Neither. It's the SMELL
>>1919702Way thicker than normal but I wanted to see how bad it would affect things that weren't chopping. Not worth going that thick, but I'm not too upset because it still works fine and was just for personal use to test
>>1919760How heavy is it?
Anyone have a quick rundown about the different kind of steels and their pro/cons? All I really know is that there is carbon or stainless but not sure what the difference is in a practical sense.
>>1921122Stainless has more resistance to corrosion while carbon is usually tougher and easier to sharp. But to be fair these days with such huge offer of different alloys this isn't as straight forward as it used to be.All and all you'll need to find what's more important to you (corrosion resistance, toughness, edge retention etc) and choose accordingly.
Good 4” blade? Budget is under $150. Would prefer full tang, removable grips for cleaning, etc.
>>1921122A lot depends on the heat treatment, which is more or less represented by the Rockwell hardness number so pay attention to that when you are researching your knife. Even if it only various by one or two digits it could mean the blade is a lot more time consuming to sharpen.Start by getting 'basic' knife in a carbon steel like 1095, O1, or D2, and a knife in a stainless like 420HC, 12c27, AUS8. Try them out and see which one you prefer.
>>1921285The benchmark for that kind of knife.
>>1921288Are those grips removable? I always worry about moisture getting trapped under the grip and rusting it out
>>1921294I wouldn't worry about that. If it does manage to happen, just contact bitchmade and they'll probably replace it.
Bump, my knife. It's from a set. 4 knives plus 4 forks for the equivalent of 3 US dollars. I know you can't cut in half a 300 years old sequoia in a state park with this, but that's enough for me.
>>1921824It’s a fucking kitchen knife, you simp
>>1921285lionsteel M4, has M390 steel at an incredible priceI'd pick one up if I didnt already have so many fixed blades
>>1921824my mom uses that knife to dice carrots. A bigger version of it, actually.
>>1919557cool, pic sucks, but knife is tits! But will it protect you from space niggers?
>>1921122click here for a bunchhttps://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrC4Su4VJ9fUQwAHgIPxQt.;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj?p=steel+blade+graph&fr=yhs-iba-syn&hspart=iba&hsimp=yhs-syn
https://www.spyderco.com/pdfs/steelbrochure.pdfif you're new this is a good quick read about blade tech
>>1921824Prepare for bullshit from knife-consoomers. I use a 5€ Mora for 90% of all tasks.If it works for you, keep it that way
Let my younger brother borrow my bowie knife and he returned it with the tip bent like this. Any idea on the safest way to fix it? I was thinking of just sharpening it away
>>1922688posting the whole knife to contribute
>>1922688To je ok. Díky ohnuté špičce nůž vypadá, že se aspoň jednou někdy použil
>>1922688>>1922694throw it away and buy a knife thats worth a shit
>>1922698mám ho čerstvě pár měsíců tak neni moc používanej, ale ta špička dost vadí používání>>1922754whats so wrong with this one?
>>1919557I have the varustuleka knives in 80crv2 and honestly it's an amazing steel. I've always wanted to make my own bladed items out of it, specifically an axe and have it sent out to be heat treated properly. The only thing stopping me is the huge amount of work to get the material to be thick enough for a decent size felling axe. Can't find it any thicker than .3ish inches. I'm surprised nobody sells it in rounds or stouter chunks for bigger items.
>>1922670To fell a tree I use an ax or a saw. To cut through brush I use a machete. I cannot tell if you are disingenuous in your post or just shitposting.
>>1922670u fukn troll LOL
>>1922688You can probably just bend it back into place with a pair of pliers. Sharpen a bit afterwards.
>>1922694That's probably just 440 stainless, you can hammer the tip gently back into shape, you just have to avoid prying with it since metal can only bend so many times before it breaks. I had a similar issue with a section of the edge that rolled when my brother batonned it through a knotty mesquite log, It hammered it out.
My Opinels, thoughts?
>>1922883IMO, they're good for fruit and potato peeling, not much else, they're too flimsy for serious use. I'm not a fan of the locking mechanism, the blade steel itself is decent though.
>>1922889In my experiance, they are more then capable of any pocket knife task
Folder compared to belt knife
>>1922896Just be careful using it, avoid putting any torque on it, and you should be ok as long as you treat it as the delicate folder that it is. Like I said, the blade is just dandy, it's the handle you can't trust.
>>1922889the locking mechanism is very flimsy, i got a couple of them and I would even say it sucks
>>1922901personally, for me, in my opinion,nahand you should never torque on any knife, that will bend the edge, do you have any personal experience with the handle failing? i would like to know what to avoid, or do you have a video or something?
>>1922872nice, ill try hammering it thanksbtw is 440 steel especially bad? I know its like the most common/basic steel used for knives but what are the downsides really?
>>1922907440 steel is softer than say 1095, the main reason it's popular is it's corrosion resistance, that softness however lets it take a bit more abuse that would break a harder knife that will shatter where 440 will bend. It's also relatively easy to sharpen and keep sharp, so there's that, it's also much less expensive. Hammered out and slightly modified.It's the loaner knife.
If you are looking for a fixed blade go custom. Good custom FB knives can be had for 300 and under and they will be with you forever and to your sons
>>1922945Or just buy a Mora, and actually use it, instead of thinly veiled jewelry
>>1922883For backpacking this is probably plenty good.
>>1923060>backpackingOpening food packages, food prep, light cutting tasks, sounds about right, backpacking you can get even away with using a small SAK.
it's a little old and beat up but I like it
>>1922883How are you even meant to use them with the blades sticking out at 90° like that?Are they for carving if some weird shit?
Hey /out/, my dad gave me this a little while ago. I've been using it exclusively for field dressing deer and squirrels. I can't find this knife online, anyone know anything about it?
>>1922917So there's nothing really bad about 440 steel? I guess bending is better than if it were more brittle right?I like it
>>1922906He doesn’t have any experience of anything, he just thinks he knows something about them because he saw one in a photo, and talked to other teenagers on a basket weaving forum, and wants to appear knowledgeable. I have a no.6 Opinel, had it for 20 years. Was my edc for a while, but now use it for spoon & bowl carving. You’d be hard pressed to break the locking ring just using it - they’ve been making them that way for 100s of years, if they were shit or unsafe, no one would still make them. If you use any knife incorrectly, you can break it, or you. I will say this, though, be careful using it with wet or sweaty hand as the cylindrical wooden handle can get slippy. People carve grooves in them to improve this though.
>>1923187It’s a traditional French design. Used to be common throughout Europe, but only a few places do it now. Pity.
>>1922906What's your favorite cheap pocket knife?
>>1919557It looks good but also heavy, how much does it weight ?
>>1921277Carbon can also create a spark from a regular stone while stainless cannot. A nice little survival perk that you'll probably never need.
>>1922883>no number 8 mushroomnever gonna make it.
>>1922790>I have the varustuleka knivesHow are they? (besides the steel) Tempted to get a fixed one again (though I don' really need one), and should my consooomerism lead me to ordering at varustelelelelel, I might as well make the shipping worth it.
I gotta admit, I thought carbon was kinda a meme for the knoife collector fags, this is the first carbon one I had so we’ll see what the toughness is like when I finally try to use it as a pry bar. This knoife doesn’t hold an edge forever, although I never had any supersteel bullshit, I would say this one stays sharp about as long as the CRKT’s and Kershaw stainless blades I own, maybe slightly longer.The biggest difference, when this knife gets a bit dull, I pull it through the $7 sharpener 2 or 3 times and it’s ready to go for another week at work. The stainless steel knives don’t come anywhere close unless I get the perfect angle on the diamond grit stone and then finish on ceramic.As for the rust, I put a couple drops of 3-in-1 on it after I sharpen it. I think carbon is good for the EDC knife, but if I left the thing in my humid garage for 6 months, it would likely get rekt.
>>1922688I don't think that's something you want to try to sharpen away unless you have access to a belt sander and know how to re-profile a blade. Try carefully bending it with pliers.
>>1919461She's an old girl had it for ages. Main one for any purposeParacord is too slippery without a guard. I put a handlebar grip on it, does a good job. Goes into a leather sheath and on the belt.>it's filthyI know
any knife companies that sell horizontal fitting knife sheaths with their knives? all I can find is damn etsy shit
>>1923560Excellent, they are very well designed and have a great price/performance. I keep shilling them on /out/ cause I use them all the time for wood/bamboo processing and they are great from the factory. Only thing I have done to improve them is laying 1500-2000 grit sandpaper on my strop and very gently convexing the edges. I haven't sharpened them yet and just green compound strop them after every use. Still razor sharp after a solid 7 months
I just bought an opinel. Just had some run of the mill pocket knives but they seem so hard to sharpen. I assume they were stainless which is why I got a carbon knife. Surprised how thin it is, seems sharp but haven't used yet. Will need to skin a squirrel soon.
>>1923449With chaga it will take the sparkpretty amazing resource otherwise you’ll need charred material
i got pic related and im in love with it so much. im too lazy to take a grainy picture rn maybe tomorrow.
>>1923709The Esee Izula has it, their other models probably do as well.
>>1923414If I could only keep one knife, out of all of those it would be a tough call between the Mora Classic and the Opinrl No.8But in the end, the opinel does more tasks well then the Mora, ever tried peeling a carrot with a Mora? LmaoBut if we are strictly talking pocket knives. An Opinel No.8Hands down no question. Opinel no.8Your hand size does play a role here, if you have bigger or smaller hands you may wanna go up a number or down, not many knife manufacturers let to choose model based on hand size
>>1923100You may not like it but this what peak knoif looks like.
>>1922688This is plastic deformation, you can bend the tip back but it will be infinitely weaker or just break off. Just regrind the tip, it's a cheap knife and you'll gain some experience.
what's a good folding knife under 10cm length for a 80yo that does farm work every single day?
>>192470110cm total or just blade length?i assuming this is for some sort of gift?just a bunch of opinels honestly
something like this, if I don't want to carry a belt knife
>>1924707and something smaller if on the belt
I'm prepared for whpilash cattle blacks, and vampire sneakaround, and whittle wound eternal.
Oh shit wong puctire the government has my dog >:D lol hope the dont get the WONG idea..
>>1924777>t. angry he got his butt handed to him in the bird thread
>>1924783huh? Bark River has been dunked on here since the dawn of the board
>>1919557This is based as fuck, what’s your setup look like? Do you have a 2x72 grinder or did you hand file it?
>>1922698>>1922759How did each of you figure out the other was a Polack?
>>1919461How is the Bradford Guardian 5 for a camp/bushcraft knife? CPM-3V steel, looks pretty hefty with a good aggressive grip. Should I got for the aggressive grip or a more smooth grip?
>>1927158The regular Guardians look like they would be a bit uncomfortable. I think the 4.5 would be better.
Does anybody have recommendations for a small floating knife?
>>1922688stick in between two of your brothers ribs and bend it back into shape
>>1927206I think Mora makes a cork-handled one.
>>192515212 year-old forum drama isn't debunking anything.
>>1922688Did you tell him it’s not a prybar
>>1927795>1927795Why? I'm now looking at the 5.5.It seems to be the perfect do it all camp knife. Can baton wood like nothing else. That and my Silky saw what else would I need?
>>1923599Dont bend it. I have done all your stress tests for you on multiple izula ultimately with guns and sledgehammers because you cannot bend it to break it. I've put them in vices before. They have insane tolerances no need to test on your nice knife unnecessarily hard. You can trust it.>>new kydex (cheapest available $22 from rc kydex on etsy) same clip and hardware fits>>same clip fits
>>1923599Forgot pic and nice dubs
>>1927158I very much enjoy the shape and hand feel of my 3 and imagine a 4 with 3d scales would be delightful but that the 5 would stop seeing the benefit of the grip shape/style.>>1927203I have always thought the .5s looked miserable. Huh. Different strokes for different folks.
>>1927206Also curious about this. Could DIY it but simple solutions are simple. Kind of suprised I couldn't really find much on this.>>1927626I heard that they suck and the tang tries to flex out of the grip.
>>1927969Looks nice this one.
>>1919461I live in the tropics and by the sea so I've always had stainless knives, decided about six months ago to give a carbon steel knife a test. So far so good- probably being a little paranoid about keeping it clean and oiled but this has stood up very well, keeps a nice edge, comfy in the hand.
>>1927050I made a 2x72 out of square tubing and bought aluminum wheels for it. I use files for the shoulder on hidden tangs. Homemade propane forge for forging and heat treat>>1920015>>1923423242g>>1922790It's a great steel for shock resistance and would be absolutely killer for an axe. The general consensus seems to be that it's an improvement on 5160. It might be overkill for an axe to be honest, the geometry of them typically makes simpler carbon steels work just fine with easy sharpening.
>>1927965Do you rate the izula?
>>1931283Rate? Like 1-10? It's pretty much endgame for me I've been through many small fixed blades and come back to it again and again
>>1923385In my 30 seconds of research it seems they were an Italian company that specialized in OTF knives back in the day
>>1927892>batoning woodJesus. Fucking. Christ.
>>1931586You realise that internet retards aside, batoning wood if done properly, can have a place. Not processing a fucking tree at a campsite but for quickly producing a small amount of kindling and tinder it's perfectly fucking fine if you're not spastic.
>>1919557Your hand looks deformed. Like some sort of half fish half man.
>>1931597>you realiseStopped reading there.
Why should I buy an Esee over an Ontario?
>>1931619esee's come pre-sharpened, better sheathes (on the big ones at least), better grind angles and whatnot too. ontarios are tough but they usually need reprofiled out of the box, my kukri and marine raider bowie both came dull as fuck
>>1931619Their warranty 100% I have shot them and had them replaced for free
>>1931602Extremas make my glue gun shoot
>>1931880The absolute state of her.>>1931602Nice
>>1919461is opinel a meme?
>>1932278on the internet>yesin real life by real knife users>noget one, see if its fits your needs
>>1922688Start by giving your brother a fucking beat down
i dont understand why knife companies dont make a lot of horizontal belt knife sheaths also good knife brands for small (less than 4inch blade) 'skinning, hunting, everyday' knife. nothing too bulky
redpill me on Knives of Alaska
>>1932538there's an anon on /out/ that posts his KoA knives from time to timehttps://archive.nyafuu.org/out/search/text/knives%20of%20alaska/
>>1932481Everything is overbuilt these days. That makers can get away with charging $180 for a sharpened piece of stock steel says much about the gearfaggotry that plagues the market.>>1932537It's one of the few companies not selling chinkshit that don't outright rape its costumers, even if they could easily make a full tang mora companion for 20 bucks instead of charging 80 for a garberg.
>>1922883i have the no 7 and i love that blade locki actually widened it a tiny amount and with lubrication its really satisfying to play with
>>1922688Had this happen to a kitchen knife because of my roommates. It was cheap and not uber important, but the thing I used that knife for most was its tip for slicing (not prying) things open. Very frustrating
What's a good everyday carry knife that can also be used for self defense?
>>1927051His second image filename is in Czech language. Easy.
>>1932956knife self defense is a meme
>>1933586Yeah thats why every military on earth trains in hand to hand combat with the addition of a knife. Just to waste time.
>>1933586A knife in a gunfight is a cliche, yes. But why not both?
Bump with my cheap quality knife that I keep using just because it belonged to my grandfather.
>>1934170Even if it's cheap, it'd look good on a mantle
>>1919461New to this general. I am shitty at sharpening with a whetstone. I am looking for a knife sharpening system that is easy for retards like me to use, and results in razor sharp edges. I tried using the spyderco triangle sharpmaker and I found that it worked worse than my plain old handheld diamond sharpener. I remember someone recommending me pic related. Anyone have experience with it or something like it?
Someone give me a quick conparison of a classic puukko and pic related, the enzo trapper?I want to use it for whittling and basic outdoors tasks like food preperation and maybe some bushgrafd
>>1934921Oh and which other tools do I need to do proper carving and whittling? Is pic related worth it?
>>1934549https://youtu.be/9NfTiypvGuk>tfw virtuovice is my dad
>>1935017Hey that's pretty cool, I think I saw one of these videos once when I was shaepening my kitchen knife.I'm >>1934921 could you maybe tell me what kind of steel and sharpening I should get for the general purpose knife I am looking for?
>>1935023Why do you know what an anal hook is? Get off the internet for some time of the day anon. Your mind will feel a lot healthier
>>1935020If you ask me you want a flat grind or a high saber. Your scandi on the enzo will come screaming sharp but you will have to remove lots of material to get it there again, there's less metal in the way, in throng place, on scandi knives. If you really get into freehand sharpening. That being said they're the "easiest" to sharpen on a stone because that wide edge is easy to keep flat on. If you take the time to learn to sharpen you'll be glad you have the superior performance and easy of sharpening of a thinner edge. Also micro bevels are not bad. Ray Mears uses micro bevels to finish. Use a car windows edge or coffee cups bottom for that, just a few swipes aside, after nearing zero with your stone.
>>1935036Thank you, so should I look for a scandi with very hard steel so I don't have to sharpen it often perhaps? This is my first fulltang and I am absolutely clueless about most of the decisions I have to make. I don't want to end up like a gearfag and buy more than one knife because I find out I bought the wrong one so I intend to make a very informed decision
>>1935043Harder the steel the harder to sharpen and you already don't know how to sharpen goofus, standard high carbon is standard for a reason
>>1935043Just get a knife. If you want traditional style condor has a wide selection despite hit or miss production quality, probably some scandis. You could get a blank and make one like a recent anon
>>1932956A sharp one
>>1931880Tv is voodoo magic. Look at lindsey lohan too. Literal reptillian filter
>>1935287Pepsi I'll send you free micarta for the esee if you want. Via discord, via your local post office to protect your address/identify
>>1935287It's been through my digestive tract though
>>1935353Rinse it off with water and I’ll think about it
>>1919461Need a good knife to quarter a buck. Would it be possible to put a good enough edge on my AK bayonet for the job or should I get a Mora?
>>1935177>>1935184Thanks, still not sure if I want a scandi or flat grind. Pic related is another knife I've been looking at, with scandi again howecer. It's the Helle Utvaer and I am not sure if it dosn't look a little big and larpy for my taste.I want to make my own scales btw
>>1935448This one is also looking good, Casström Woodsman. Mever heard of the brand before though and it's a scandi as well
>>1935450This >>1930181 is my Woodsman; I've had it about eight months and a couple of camping trips plus the odd use here or there at home. I like it - I've usually stuck to stainless knives in the past but this has been nice to use, easy to keep sharp, the handle is comfy for extended use and I think the blade length is a handy one - I'm not a fan of massive knives.
>>1935456Nice, I should have looked tnrough the thread first. How do you sharpen it? I guess you just bought it with the handle, right? Do you use it for food preparation and if yes what kind of oil do you use?
>>1935463I don't use it for food prep - Scandi isn't the best grind for finely slicing vegetables in my experience. Sharpening-wise, I strop it on an uncompounded strop after most uses, and I've used a Fallkniven CC4 while camping to tidy it up which was workable. Back home I use a KME.
>>1935465>>1935463And yeah, factory handles.
I really want to get a fulltang but every time I'm close to ordering one I think that my leatherman was avle to do all the things I wanted it to yet. Never was in the nees to do batony chop chop and I just fear that I will look like a manchild (well maybe also just like a child I'm 19 and look younger). I would like to get one because of the higher quality builds and aesthetic but especially the latter is a very bad reason to consoom product. Can you please convince me to buy or not to buy a proper knife so that I don't have to think too much about it?
Redpill me on Puukkos. Are they the only non-beargrylls tier knives? Whixh size is ideal? Which brands?
>>1919557It looks fake as fuck and the image looks stretched
Just finished converting Fallkniven A1 into a kitchen knife: grinded off side steel leaving only VG-10 core (thinned to 2.2 mm), removed stainless steel handle (was welded), installed deer antler handle with epoxy, sanded some parts and finished with laque. few pics 1/6
>>19355606/6F1 is next
Is the mora eldris is any good
Post whittling knives please
Behold my knife, gaze upon its pristine condition and weep.All jokes aside, I bought it from a navy vet for 5$ This is my first knife, I have no idea what I’m doing. On the plus side, it’s well worn. I always enjoy objects that have been used, always tells a story.
Bought pic related years ago for LARPing reasons, but since I've been getting into /out/ and actually need to use a knife, I was wondering if it's any good.I've been using a small folding knife or my swiss army knife mostly so far.
>>1935599looks great, been wanting a marlin spike knife sometime myself
>>1935562youre a sick fuck
>>1935719At your service
>>1935493Puukkos are based and heritagepilled. Wish I was from finland
>>1935562Dude you're completely destroying the heat treat in these you're such a fuckwit what in gods name should possess you to such heights of faggotude?
>>1935782How does any of that destroy the heat treat?
>>1935782>completely destroying the heat treatyou dumbo, he didn't torch the blade ffs
>>1935797The heat from the grinder god I wanna skullfuck you
>>1935797The heat from the previous weld. The heat from my breath in your moms ass crack
>>1935807It's stupid easy to avoid overheating the steel by not grinding continuously.There aren't any knife makers that don't at least do some grinding after heat treat.>>1935809>The heat from the previous weld.If that did ruin the heat treat then there would be no reason to worry about destroying something that was already gone before he got it.
>>1935812He welded it and you're dumb
>>1934921There's not much difference between Enzo Trapper and a normal puukko but I'd say the smaller you go, the better it gets to whittle with.See Mora 120 for reference, that thing is HUGE compared to the Mora!
>>1935815I read it you just dont understand what you're talking about there's no way you're doing what he did and maintaining the integrity of the knife. I've reprofiled flat ground knives with wet sandpaper and wetstones but not a fucking grinder. This anon already posted that he welded a metal handle onto his falkniven himself. Hes a fucktard. That being said the kabar becker esee collab came from welded fuckery
>>1935841Reread the post dumb dumb.He removed the welded handle and replaced it with deer antler.>not a fucking grinderTell that to all the knife makers that use a grinder after heat treat.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsGrk-A8ilc
>>1935841I posted that Fallkniven A1. Blade is fine, there is no need to be rude. Guy who welded that crappy handle did the job right, with thermal paste, and cooling wet sponge while welding it. It's shit but blade is fine. I did use grinder but carefully. It can be done with patience and some logic so stop whining already.
>>1935847I'm gonna cum in your mouth and eyes
>>1935846>anon who wants to prove something is generally acceptable posts lonk >tells me 5000 views, 8000 most for vidao in my own personal search which your result was second in which! Not at alllllllll a percerviering opinion Darrell Thomas!!!!
>>1935496fake how? look at link in post
>>1935841literally every knifemaker grinds after heat treat. Knives are left thicker than final dimensions for hardening to prevent cracks and warping, and they're ground to final thickness afterward. You only fuck up the heat treat if it goes past the tempering temperature (400F minimum, much higher for stainless). You're almost correct, but you know just enough to make yourself look like a retard.
Tell me about a knife that is>less than 10cm blade length>full tang>available as a blank blade with the option of adding diy scales>flat grind>available in europe>without the typical bushcraft larper lookDoes anything like this exist? Would also be nice if it was <50€ and carbon steel but I don't want to have too many wishes
>>1935869I have used your mom
>>1935784I is yes the is as in good or yes as in is stop talking is to me when?
>>1935885>he needs to compensate for his dick with a huge knifeBad cope. Others can definitely tell because there is no reason to run around with a bushwacker when all you do is camping in your moms garden
>>1935896It's good actually.
>>1935902I have a tiny knife and a huge hog son. You couldn't conceal it or even walk down the street in Europe with it though onion boy
>>1935980But you guys is said mora is bad
>>1935989Some Americans say that yes. But they batonMoras are light, cheap, durable, easy to maintakm and good for woodcarvingPretty much ideal /out/ knife
>>1935992IDK where to buy for cheap I'm not euro :((
a lot of the folding knives with a marlin spike tend to be shittyis there anyothing theaat is a sheepsfoot and a ha hahave a marlin spike?
>>1936013then it wont be.support whatever is local and appropriate to you
>>1935992Moras are impossible to fully clean as is any knife with an overmolded handle.
>>1936088Myerchin makes the highest quality rigging knives I'm aware of
>>1936092How is an injection molded handle difficult to clean?Most of the NSF certified knives are injection molded.
>>1936111Junk gets in-between the tang and handle. I like my mora for ultilty tasks but would never use a knife like that for food processing. The victorinox paring knives being an exception for food prep.
>>1935350Geeze dude this is out not pol lighten up
>>1936218Kek, we did a few years of Secret Santa and I don’t believe anybody got swatted yet.
>>1935017What accent is that supposed to be? Sounds like asian or russian with english as second language.
>>1919461Whats a good knife to learn to sharpen knives on?
>>1936335Har har chang
Where can i buy leather for a sheathe in Europe (UK preferably). Would Chandlerys do raw leather?
>>1936290>/thread your own postYou know the answer is Esee 3
>>1936365There are leather sellers on Etsy.
>>1936408Benchmade 940 is better
>>1936218Lighten up? I dont get what's /pol/ about secret Santa you ghoul
For actual backpacking, I just carry a small folder.
>>1936463I've been looking at these hard as fuck! How is it? What constellation did you get?
>>1919461Condor Terrasaur any good?
>>1936500Condor is a proven brand
>>1935493Varustuleka Jariipuukkos are good
>>1935606anon please do not use that tanto for outdoor usage.i have the same exact one and i bet you if beat it in the woods it will break.
>>1935606unironically just get a mora companion
What's the history of batoning?
>>1937022i don't have my hatchet but i need to process this kindling
>>1920015What’s the name of this beauty and where to buy in Europe?
All I have
>>1937358Did you ever use any of that?
>>1937388Of all the knife collector pics you see on this website, you question that one?
>>1937489>three very similar knives>all look unused>all in a modern edc type of style>that fucking hatchet>putting it onto a book to prove how mucb of a pseud he is
>>1937525I like that hatchet, the stake puller help me get my dogs runner stake up, I have to move home around the property or kills the grass till hes in a muddy circle. I does a good job and if I need to kill a goblin. I can. It also has glitter in the blue paint which is cute
>>1937584I cant get it sharp enough
>>1937525What do you expect them to look like? The coating on the blades they use these days is prettty rough, a couple years of mild use will look like that. The Esee is the only one that looks new.All I’m saying is there are wayyyyy better candidates for pocket jewelry that get posted here constantly. Half the anons with Benchmades here only use them to open the Amazon packages containing their new stropping lube.
>>1937623The esee is relatively clean. I don't beat on my nice knife though. I just cleaned up the edge . I hope to keep the protective coating intact I'm definitely not going to "baton" with it
>>1935439Go into your kitchen and grab a chef knife you fucking goon
>>1931597just bring a small hatchet dude. weight hit is minimal and does the job a lot better. plus you don't have to worry about fucking up your knife.
>>1932844why do you need full tang? just bring a hatchet
>>1935439any decent hunting knife or any 5" boning knife.
Any thought on the Kizer Sheepdog?
>>1937774SOG It's super light and killer sharp
Hello friends. I live in Eastern Europe, and buying new Morakniv Companion from Ebay would cost me 20$ and about a month of wait. I can however buy new Morakniv Classic LE from local shop for 9$, but it's gay yellow color. Should I go for it?
>>1937886>I live in Eastern Europe, and buying new Morakniv Companion from Ebay would cost me 20$ and about a month of wait.why
>>1937888>whyI don't know friend, that's just how it is. I don't live in Poland btw, that's why I have to pay for shipping too.
>>1937891why biden dollar wtf are you doing
>>1937893I don't understand you, I don't want to display my local currency so I edit the screenshot. Also should I go for carbon mora or stainless steel?
>>1937886If it bothers you get yourself some bike hose they make a great handle cover. You can replace the scabbard too.
>>1937896the cheap ones suck
>>1937900Well, then which one should I get?
Anyone have any infographics or pics of good/interesting sheathes.
>>1937902The mora robust is only a few dollars more and much more dependable. It will be the one with a grey handle. It is the same format as the one you picked out but has a thicker stronger blade
>>1937944Companion *MG* not robust
>>1937944>>1937946That would be this one, right? With stainless steel instead of carbon. Yeah, I can get it for 13$ locally, sounds like a good deal.
>>1922883Favorite one for EDC, and why?
>>1937774You have one give your thoughts
>>1937948Great knife. I've had one at work for years.
>>1937946>>1937948companions suck. made for baby hands. also thin blade.
>>1938759There is a heavy duty companion available in carbon and stainless that is quite thick
>>1938759>also thin blade.this is good
>>1938792show me a picture of your Esee 6, if you do, i will show you mine
Esee 6 or mora garberg, depending if I'm near the sea.The kitchen knife bic people need to shut the fuck up though, honestly why you opt for shit gear when you can afford something decent, it makes no sense but I guess those people are living off their parents income.Like kids trying to argue the console they got for christmas is better than their friends but as adult if you wanted both you'd just buy both.
>>1938796show me a picture of your Esee 6, not a stock imageif you do, i will show you mine
>>1921285Doesn't have removable grips but the Buck Pursuit pro is s35vn and from what I can tell its full tang. Its well in your price range too. Just make sure you get the pro version with orange handle and black sheath, there is an identically designed one in 420HC steel that has a green handle, you don't want that one.
>>1938803If you show me your Esee 6, I'll show you my Esee 4 and wonder why you bought too big of a knife.
>>1938809this was the point i was going to make in regards to the Esee 6, if that anon replied, hoping that his would also be brand new i fully admit i got memed into buying an Esee 6 like 6 years ago now, believe me, ive tried, taking it out, but i always have to force myself to take it. wanna know the best use ive gotten out of that knife since 2015? spreading liver paté
>>1938811>hoping that his would also be brand newhoping also, that his would be brand new
>>1938811>>1938812and i know exactly the knife that memed me into getting an Esee 6, which at the time was not easy on my country, dont get me wrong, great knife, but generally for the /out/ that i do, not well suited >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=520_M1FTzLI&ab_channel=MCQBushcraft%26WildernessLifethat the one
>>1938803>>1938809get them out boys
>>1938815Look at those crigy batonning marks on mine. And that paracord wrap thats been on since I bought itAlso a rust has started to show up inside the logo
>>1938796This.I used a cheap knife made out of chinesium for the longest time then I borrowed a TOPS knife from a friend and I've never looked back since.Not sure why people makes it almost a point of pride to use crap.
>>1938821We're not going to ask about your foot.
>>1938830Its more about finding what your needs areSomeone who carves wood needs a different knife from a hunter
>>1938821nice job stabbing yourself moron
>>1938811I was just fucking with you mate. I'm saying nothing anyway, I bought a Blackjack 1-7 almost a decade ago and while it has been used here and there it's the most pointless thing ever. It's cut four different wedding cakes though. That's sort of cool, ha!
>>1938838Neither of those people would want a cheap knife though. Every explanation from cheap chinese shit supporters is cope
>>1938796>BUT MOM I NEED THIS NEW KNIFE SO I CAN BE AN OUTDOORSMAN>"but anon you never go outside">BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A GOOD ENOUGH KNIFE>"we'll get you a less expensive knife, then if you keep going outside we'll get you a better one."Later that day:"I don't know why you LARPers spend so much on your fancy pants city knives, this $20 fixed blade from alibaba does everything I need. I guess you just like consooming that much.."
>>1938809> muh 4 incher is just right!>the 6 incher is just too much!!fuck off femboy
>>1938873>mind immediately goes to dick when talking about knivesHoly shit how many cocks do you suck before you get out of bed in the morning?
>>1938842jammed gun>>1938821troll feet wtf
>>1938878Are you retarded?
>>1938878>troll feet wtfmore like, based feet, amirite
>>1938884don't talk to me or my son ever again.
>>1938821I'm gonna grind up your big toes with my back teeth
>>1938861If that's the case they are coping pretty hard.I don't think you need to spend mega bucks on a knife but come on, a cheap knife coming from china should raise some red flags alone... you know... like with most cheap crap from china...
>>1938821I recognize those feet, Mads.
Got a TSB Boar that was on sale ages ago, many people don't like it for some reason but I've had no issues. Not the best food prep knife but great on wood.
>>1922883used one for years for gutting fishthe slim blade is really nice for slicing delicate meat, and its very quick to get razor sharp
>>1932538You can baton the shit out of ketchup packets all day with them, no problem.>>1932738What can I say? I fucking love these things.
Hello frens. What should I buy as my first knife, Morakniv Companion or Opinel n°10 ? I am going to use it to butcher small game, woodworking and general bushcrafting. Thanks.
has anybody purchased one of those opinel meme knioves before? mine has completely rusted after a few months and chipped
>>1939533this one>>1939505dont buy it
Is a "bowie" shaped blade even good for /out/?
>>1939538>"bowie" shaped bladebuy a machetebowie knives are heavy you could split kindling wood with one if it was big enoughor just buy a machete they're more useful and longer they do everything a bowie knife does except for stab
>>1939538>>1939555https://www.machetespecialists.com/buying-guide/machete-types/>not just getting a bolo machete
>>1939555If you felt like it was necessary for it to have a stabbing point you could clip the tip and make it stabby, you know in case of zombie bears.
>>1939796yes in case you need to stab the tree
>>1939534>>1939533i just fixed it with some cheap pocket knife sharpener and its a lot sharper than i remember
>>1919461is damascus steel bad for hunting knives? I just bought a set of four fixed blade knives for ~$120.. Kinda dumb but seemed like a good deal for some christmas presents. don't call me a nigger
>>1939929>Don't call me a niggerOk then, how about basketball-american?As long as it's not some fake paki-chineseum shit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeeE9DyI52w
>>1939383But in all seriousness, the blade steel is great for the price, the major beef most people have with KoA knives is that the scales/grips aren't flush with the tang of the knife, and on mine they weren't, but i was took a wood rasp to them and reshaped them anyway so it wasn't a deal breaker for me . If you're thinking of getting a KoA knife head over to Cabela's and feel them in your hand and you'll have a better idea if they're something you'd be happy with. If you do end up buying some, make sure to get yourself a DMT diafold pocket sharpener, regular stones and files won't work, but 95% of the time a few strokes on the strop will get you hair popping sharp again.And yeah, that's seasoned mesquite, it's slightly tougher to baton than ketchup packets but it's easily doable.
It's dry, just doing it for the hell of it, mesquite bark shreds up nicely and makes good tinder and kindling when it's dry.
Meh, pic didn't post.
>>1935869Yes, but the knifemakers who actually care about making good cutting tools do that grinding with active, continuous liquid cooling so as to avoid damaging the heat treatment of the steel.Any time you grind heat treated steel without active liquid cooling you are damaging the heat treatment to at least a depth of a few microns of steel. This is one reason why factory edges are often hot steaming shit and knives will suddenly develop much better edge retention after being manually sharpened a few times.
>>1935849>>1940198I was too lazy to continue correcting him. I.e. >I'm gonna cum in your mouth and eyes
>>1919461Did this a little while back. It's surprisingly comfortable, mostly did it for aesthetic value but it's actually a nice little whittling knife.
>>1940198I seem to recall William Collins saying something similar about edges holding better after being sharpened a few times, now I can see why.
>>1940198what about a slower grinding wheel
>>1940585Certainly better than a belt grinder, but still not ideal. If you go look up a Tormek sharpener, you'll see that it's a relatively slow grinding wheel that still has liquid cooling. Something like that basically eliminates the risk of burning the edge when grinding.A bunch of custom makers also rig up continuous spray cooling onto a belt grinder set up to allow them to get the speed of a belt grinder without the heat treatment damage.
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