>>2097630First for based Spyderco!!
>>2097786I like the fully serrated Military, and it's a shame they don't make them anymore. I'd buy one.
>>2097786anyone know where I can get a really cheap pm2 clone?
>>2097630Such an ugly knife lmao, its like an orc made it
Am I a boomer if I buy a buck?
I recently got the Ontario 499. What is /out/s opinion on it for general survival/bushcraft? I figured if it's good enough for the USAF it's good enough for me.
Thinking of picking up a morakniv kansbol. Anything else I should consider? Looking for a cheap but decent utility knife.
>>2098100I have a Journeyman, which is basically the same thing with a less stabby stabby blade shape, and it works fine. Does everything you'd expect a knife of that length to do when /out/. The coating is tougher than I thought it'd be. Factory edge was a little ragged, but stropping on cardboard cleaned it up fine.I want to pickup a Journeyman with the funky as hell tanto blade when they're available in my area of the woods.>>2098124That'd be fine. If you want to batony chop chop, the SK5 Cold Steel SRK is generally one of the cheapest beater blades out there.
>>2097630> someone paid for that
>>2097630Just use a Kukri.
Just a reminder that you don't need super-fancy knives. A 3 inch, 1/16th thick 440c blade will serve 99% of your daily needs with ease.
Big knives are mostly for showing off.Pic related - a knife for showing off your status as a wealthy free man, and occasionally stabbing someone.
>>2098313>too small to turn the tables in a life and death encounter>>2098314>too big to have any daily use beyond a makeshift bayonetThe perfect knife is somewhere between 5-6 inches, made thin enough to slice, but thick enough to chop wood, with good stainless steel and a well made guarded handle
>>2098327>too small to turn the tables in a life and death encounterthree inches will more than kill anything if you get it in the neck
>>2098341You dont want to be relying on neck shots when attacked by some wild animal. Need as much length as you can afford so anything in the body is long enough to hit vitals.Too much fur, leather, fat, bone, connective tissue in the variables to rely on some 3 inches.Sure you could still kill things, but by the time it dies you'll be wearing more injuries than necessary.
>>2098327Easy there, Rambo. Daily use rarely calls for anything bigger than 3", and then it's mostly slicing bread.The big knives are mainly for show, though it's still a knife at the end of the day. And for chopping, I have this.
Show your Jap steel.
>>2098068go for it if you want one, but a civivi will probably outdo it.or alternatively, buy an izula clone off aliexpress, break it, and send it to their warranty to get replaced.
>>2098448That wouldn’t work esee isn’t retarded. Now buying a clone and the original from Amazon and returning the clone as the original to Amazon might work
>>2098013Wish.com my bro has one, they're pretty good quality surprising.
>>2098530I've done itjust broke it in half with a hammer and sent it, they sent a new one no questions asked
>>2098419I can tell you actually go /out/, because you understand actual utility
>>2098601Maybe don’t be a thief bitch. People like you are the ones who ruin things for everyone else. I would take your wrists in my firm grip and beat you with your own hands if I ever saw you irl. Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself! Faggot boi
My collection, missing some Mora's which I hate, and Opinel #6 & #8 which are dumb sizes. Thus, the SS and carbon #12's pictured. Need to streamline. I really like old school grandpa knives and the Squirt the most.
Purple is sentimental, my grandpa and dads fixed blades. And the Case XX.Keeping the Leatherman Wingman and Squirt. Keeping the 2" Gerber, it has a great blade grind and is nice for cutting fruit and veggies. Just wish it had wood handle.Opinels 6, 8, 12 & 12 SS all gotta go. They are not durable for innawoods LARPing, they're inferior to ordinary kitchen knives when camping. Useless at home in kitchen. They just suck. They even suck to open and close. The handle angle makes your hand touch cutting board before the blade, so you really only have like 2" of useful cutting edge. Oh and Carbon Steel has only pissed off females. - "Is this clean? Is this sanitary? Does anyone have a clean knife?" Folders really are compromise, I need to stop buying little gay ass pocket knives and get some really nice kitchen cutlery. Those are the only knives that matter. And then maybe something like a Spyderco Police or Military.
>>2098808Why do you hate mora? I don’t like them much myself but curious about your thoughts
>>2098926not him but the thing that people hate about moras that makes sense to me is that scandi grinds are essentially chisels and the edge is extremely sharp but extremely weak, and because its not a compound edge, you have to remove a fuck ton of material to resharpen them, so much that it really requires something like a belt grinder and jig, not something you can do innawoods with a simple flat stone.
>>2098419I find large knives far more useful than hatchets simply because they chop as well in the end, and batoning is fine with them.A Trail Master or Junglas (or any other similar sized or bigger knives), are a one tool job.
>>2098926Mainly the grip that sits so much lower than the blade edge. Useless. What the other guy said, having to resharpen the Companion was the deal breaker. Scandi grind pretty limited.I'm really only interested in full grind knives these days and not prone to falling for shills and memes anymore
>>2097786Neat. Do you have a favorite model?
>>2098942>they chop as well in the endThey sure as hell do not.
>>2099174They really do. A single hit won't bite in as far, but you can get off two swings in the same amount of time and exceed one hatchet swing.I cut down small trees constantly, and I started with a hatchet and then went to a large knife. It's also easier to break off the dead limbs with the spine of the knife.The Trail Master is what I mostly use.
>>2099245Ok lumberjack knife chop b oiAxes are better tho. Hatchets for kindling. Knives are for cutting things
>>2098808Keep the 110 too, you tight-nutted faggot.
>>2099245I been feeding a wood fire heater for my home for over 20 years, combined that with the years of camping, I can say I have process literally thousands of pounds of woods. A hatchet will perform better than a Esee jungles 1 or 2, Bk 9, other large blades. A hatchet just doesn't cut, it also splitting, with all the weigh in front it requires less energy and time. Go take your larp else where, you lying faggot.
What do you use your opinel's for?
>>2099491 OI M8 WHERES YA SERROITED BLOIDE LOICENSE
>>2099524Umm.... to open packages... when I'm outdoors.
>>2099485Truth to power. Bless up
>>2098124Kansbol is really good value, maybe not for batony chop choping big logs but its a really good blade.
>>2099617i accept the boof
>>2099491HAHAHHAHAHA HOLY SHIT MAN
>>2099485Hatchets are too heavy for my /out/kit. Once you have a good fixed blade and a small folding saw, a hatchet will struggle to justify its weight in your pack. Except maybe in a snowy winter environment where you're using a ton firewood.Id honestly rather take a meme small shovel instead.
>>2100216>hatchet will struggle to justify its weight in your packtake one of these, and use it as a walking stick.
>>2097630Newest member of the family
>>2100333Nieto CETRERIA 4404An58 steel, olive handle
>>2098721what a shitty collection, dig the gerber tho
>>2098808these are cool too, specially the smaller oneAnd totally agree about opinels and the excess of folders, that's why I called it shit, but seems like you now have a better idea about what you really want
>>2101419Thanks, it's better than your collection
>>2101419don't be an asshole
>>2099491my mum bought me a swiss army knife when i turned 13, been by my side almost every day for 19 years now.
Why do so many knives block the very rear part? I want a pocket knife that can also be used for dinner prep.
>>2101706If I'm understanding you correctly, that's something that annoys me on certain knives too.
Linear logical problem for you all:if all stainless steel knives are crap, and you have a stainless steel knife, then what do you have?
>>2101720But not all stainless steel knives are crap.
>>2101720Not enough data to extrapolate
>>2101720the premise is flawed.
Anyone here got the Skrama 200? I'm thinking of buying it for an all round knife.
>>2101675Feels. I got my dad's old army swiss knife.
What are your thoughts on used knives? I've never bought a used knife, but I've been looking at some ESEEs on ebay because I wanna try one out and don't wanna pay full pop for a new one.
>>2102609All good as long as they didn't fuck up the grind by sharpening it wrong.
>>2101706Buy a goddamn Opinel son.
>>2098623Too fat behind the edge, very not slicy, good for splitting and making feathers tho'
Bought a Kershaw Chill cuz on sale. It's a manual flipper but the thing is fucking unopenable. I have literal bruises on my fingertips from testing the kickflip. I sanded down the detent ball a bit, and it's like 30% better, but it takes a fuckton of force to flick open. Do I file it down more, or just pop the ball out entirely and let the liner lock keep it closed? I usually leave my knife in a bag, so I'm not worried about it coming open. Also, I bought a blackwash Kershaw Zing that I'm considering taking the speedsafe out of. Will I just get the same problem?
>>2098808>I need to stop buying little gay ass pocket knives and get some really nice kitchen cutlery.Let me tell you about Old Hickory, friend. $20, carbon steel, and full tang. I keep two in my kitchen and they're the best knives I've ever had
>>2097630The epitome of a larper - absolute form over severe lack of function lmao
>>2098327>actually considers "life or death" scenarios to be a thingYou don't go out often do you, go ooze over your knife collection some more lmao
>>2100304>implying that axe is used for anything but instagram picturesgtfo
my dad has a bunch of knives but he uses one of those plastic V-shaped knife sharpener things. i was thinking of getting him a proper whetstone, and reddit says good things about this one. i don't know anything about knives, but i figure you guys have an opinion on them. is this a good first option?
>>2103243Yeah. My dad prefers Arkansas stones. I would say they're like super fine grit. Like a Teflon pan smooth
>>2103210Thanks. Love how they give a bit.more space for knuckles
>>2103291>Arkansas stoneslooks like you have to use oil on those, which is kind of inconvenient. i like the idea of the ceramic ones since you just pour a bit of water on top and they're good to go
>>2098013AliExpress, search for C81 knive and the recommendations will take you from there.
>>2103243Fallkniven makes some awesome ceramic/diamond stones. I'd get him the bench sized one.
>>2103243You need a bit of technique to get it right with a stone and if he's used to the simple v-shaped crap it may be too much of a hassle just to put an edge on. They can be quite enjoyable and 'therapeutic' if you get into it though.Spyderco's sharpmaker is almost idiot proof and easy to use. Lansky Deluxe Sharpening System is also cheap and easy to use, but a little more work setting it up than the spyderco.
anyone got suggestions for a small-ish(2-3.5")fixed blade wharnecliffe? Something like pic related but on the cheap for when I eventually drop and lose it.
>>2102613Even if they did, just shoot it and esee would replace with new
>>2103639I know the handle is unique, but I've heard good things about the CRKT Minimalists.
>>2103677i was considering minimalist cleaver or the crkt spew. I am no fan of how crkt does their bolster at the heel on those knives, but nothing a quick filing of a notch wouldn't take care of. I was also looking at artisan cutlery sea snake.
>>2103691Do what you will but the tip of most warnies is very fragile.
here's what i take with when camping. usually bring at least the machete along if im just traipsing through the woods just for fun. thinking about getting a morakniv just because theyre cool
>>2104175the edge on that kukri has more chips in it than a neckbeard's keyboard
Ive been waiting on a knife from LT Wright for 4 weeks now, feels bad man.
>>2103691I have this particle warnie profile knife. I love the knife and the idea behind it, but the steel is absolute shit. I really wish someone would make that blade, with a slightly beefier handle, in 1095 or decent tool steel.
>>2104308I am with you on the steel and why I was looking at the sea snake - its in budget friendly powdered stainless. I might just have to suck it up and be willing to drop a hondo or two.
>buy CIVIVI Praxis>comes ridiculously sharp>awesome knife btw>friend looking for a knife>suggest Praxis>stress how sharp it will probably come>cuts himself the day it arrivesthis fucking guy kek
>>2104266I’m waiting 2-6 weeks for kydex for my cr2.5. It comes tomorrow. I’m conflicted
>>2103330I've broken like 3 of those spork things, all in the same spot right in the middle. Love that design, just hate how they're plastic
>>2104175I'd consider putting a convex on that kukri to lessen chipping.
>>2104562Yea my buddy broke his but actually put it near hot coals and welded it back together lmao but mine has been fine just don't be a retard with it I guess
>>2104562Buy the titanium one and never worry about it again.
>>2104258I’ve had it for like 8 years and have used it for every camping trip I’ve gone on >>2104636Been meaning to do this for ages. Just a matter of finding someone with a grindstone
>>2104995Use sandpaper glued to a popsicle stick or a file
Extremely excited about this new little guy
>>2105395How is the Case? It's a trapper, right?
>>2105957You like it?
>>2105958That wasn’t me. The trapper is sweet I’ve only used it for a half dozen trout but it did very well. I keep it in my car because the Spey blade would be a safe seatbelt cutter, other than fly fishing I mainly only carry it at church or nice places. The new esee will be taking its place fly fishing now, much harder to lose
>>2104670^ Own them, it's true.
Are good hewing or carpenters axes available under $50?I want to make some boards and do some rudimentary bushcraft joinery so I can make some benches and tables n shit. I have an Estwing Sportsman axe that I got from a garage sale like 5 years ago but it is such a fucking piece of shit I need to throw it out, it has probably the worst steel I've ever encountered and it will not get sharper than a spoon no matter what I do. I have a 10 dollar home depot axe too which is 100x better than the Estwin but still not that great.
>>2106266If you’re serious about maximizing your quality for dollars spent get a used antique head off eBay and rehaft it yourself. You sound up to the task
>>2106336im kinda nervous since the estwing was an old one and its shiti don't know if antique automatically means quality
>>2106381Research the heads you find and you’ll get an idea of quality I can’t give you some overarching solution to this task. That’s what makes this the fun solution. Figure it out
need me a folder under 20 smackers. what do you guys have for me?
My new Case.First one for me in bonestag. I likes.
>>2106446Handsome knife, anon
>>2106942Thank you, sir.
>>2097812I have no use for a knife like that but love the profile
>>2101706Spyderco has (at least) two folding knives designed with food prep in mind, the Kapara and the SpydieChef.
Just starting with cheap chinesse knives i buy at small shops
Suggestions for a button lock / plunge lock knife under $100? Looking for something that's easy to close one-handed without putting my fingers in the path of the blade. The omega spring in the AXIS lock on my Benchmade knife broke in less than a month so I'm not looking to get an AXIS lock / ABLE lock / anything else that uses an omega spring like a CJRB recoil lock; and after getting burned on a Benchmade I've become skeptical that I'm getting anything more for my money above $100.
>>2108282Get a mora 511. They’re $10
>>2101419t. YouTube survivalist.You picked the most marketed brand out of that table and the knife that was most certainly made in China. Poor taste mate.
Hello /out/, first time poster, 40th time shopper.You guys know anything about folding knives from Ontario? My kid bro pointed out one in a Cabela's he wants for his B-day.I'm also interested in an Ontario RAT-3 myself.
>>2108551The Ontario RAT folding knives are good and quite popular. They're also not made in China, instead in Taiwan. Difference between the 1 and 2 is only size.You can get them in either AUS-8 bladesteel, or D2 if you pay a little bit more.
>>2108522I just had to tell myself he was trolling for (you)s. The Gerbers are the most useless pieces of shit pictures. If they performing better for the poster it’s because he doesn’t know how to sharpen and all his shit except the serrated portion on the gerb has dulled out long ago
>>2108551The rat 3/esee 3 is also a great knife. Go for it in both cases
No he likes the plain edge 2” Gerber I stand corrected. Still if that’s performing better than an opineil for him he’s doing something terribly wrong. I guess the high saber on it gives him more confidence and visual aid while sharpening because the geometry leads to a higher wider bevel. What a nigger
I don't know of a better knife then a chinese slysz bowie D2 copy.
>>2108734>>2108750Thanks Anons. My kid bro is following the same path I did, video games constantly. I didn't get into /out/ stuff until I was 25. He still thinks I know all the fun stuff, so he's willing to learn innawoods shit along with me. A quality knife is where I wanna start him off
>>2103237it is. I have literally 3 good pictures of it, and one is from the guy that made it. Besides that it's primarily a mountain walking stick (as most highlanders use it), and used as a hatchet tends to be.
Not knife, but didnt want to make a thread just for this; should i save up for a gransfors bruks, if not, what should i get instead? Currently have some 23" browning axe that sucked out of the box, but after i totally redid the edge is decent, except for the frn handle. Pic not related to axes, but in exchange for an answer ill post my fairly new mora bushcraft
post your bowie knifes and big blades, plz
>>2110096I know kukris are a meme, but i got it before i knew better, and atleast its a Himalayan Imports WW2 so its qualityLeatherman wave for scale
I wanna get a nata to satiate my inner weeb. Are the single-edge chisel grind ones going to be rubbish at batoning?
>>2097812Nah, that’s a poker
>>2101675>>2102480>>2110096This is my grandpa’s bowie knife, he gave it to me when I was 17, it’s very old,big,heavy and sharp>>2110108Beautiful blade
>>2110113I already gave you a very thoughtful answer you cunt
>>2110244I don’t really understand what I’m looking at
>>2110108not that much of a meme. I got a HI WW2, though in hindsight, I wish I'd gone with Tora Blades (I prefer their profiles).Not my video, but the guy seems to handle it well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHGlhFJH0g
>>2110244This knoife is the equivalent of a really short but really thick dick
>>2103639Why are you set on a wharnecliffe? Aesthetics, or is it better for a particular task?
>>2110941Nice Barlow knife, show me more pics of it
Ik its popular in the blade community to hate on worksharp, but its great for stuff like axes where you want a convex edge
Is there any meaningful difference between CVS and generic Food grade Mineral oil? If so, which is better for knives and how much do I need?
I don’t have anything “name brand” from everyone showing or some maple flavored, wood scaled masterpieceBut my edc that I was given from a dear friend was thisFrom what I hear, there was one with a gut knife on one side and a serrated similar blade on the other.Will say this knife has served me loyally for about 3 years. Plus its slender and fits in my wasteband and pockets with no complaints. Could use a sharpen though
>>2111384If you dont care sbout your knives much, a rada is $10 and will put a serviceable albeit very toothy edge on your knives.
>>2099491>I went berserk when he came home with itDamn, I guess those people really shouldn't have knives, huh?
>>2111170it is an Imperial made in Providence Rhode Island (on the blade)
New thread faggots, reply limit reached>>2111638>>2111638>>2111638
>>2111644Are you retarded?
Just ordered a knife from the brand that sends /out/ into autistic rage spasms.Feels good man.
>>2113211they are only jealous they cannot afford the butterfly tax
Still need to replace the scales.
>>2113352I own several bitchmades, still say fuck that company for the retarded shit they did.1. Those guns were not used in crimes, they were from a buy back. 2. The PPD had those tools that they themselves could've easily done the work with out involving bitchmade.Bitchmade talks sooo much about how they're pro gun, when it comes time to actually be pro gun, they let themselves get walked over like little bitches. Rather use a Gerber over BM.
>>2113352It's not a Benchmade.
>>2103210Ayy, I have this one- is good.
Are opinels any good? They look like they break easily but people seem to like them. Never held one personally.
>>2113567>buying french engineering
>>2113586French engineering won America's war of independence so I don't know what to think about that.
>>2113567They're pretty cheap so I cant really hate them.Look aesthetic for picking mushrooms.
>>2113643What's a better cheap beater folding knife? A buck?
>>2113567>lightweight>thin blade>great cutting geometrygreat utility knife - get a number 7, or 8 and they'll do great cutting food.
>>2113672Ontario RAT II if you want to stick under 3", RAT I if you don't care about it being bigger.Opinels are fine for what they are. They are aesthetic and they are sharp as FUCK, but I don't really like the barrel lock personally. There are also some tricks you need to learn if you use them all the time, like how to knock them open when they're swollen shut after getting wet.
>>2113567I have myself a number 9 (pic related) and I gotta say is a pretty good knife. I use it for cooking, cutting rope, sharpening sticks and even carving some small pieces of wood. Is cheap, aesthetic, has good steel (doesn't chip easily) and in my own experience very reliable knife. Dont buy one to chop wood or something like that tho
I don't get it why so many of you like plastic modern shit like kydex, micarta, epoxy... Keep it traditional. IMHO the Scandinavian knives looks and perform the best - wood/horn/birch bark handles, sheats made of leather, no shit from China.
>>2113697>Dont buy one to chop wood or something like that thoNah, I just wanted a little camp knife.Thanks bro
>>2113751ID all knives plz
>>2113751>Scandinavian knives looks and perform the bestNot on hardwoods, conifercountryfag.
>>2113567>They look like they break easilyonly two words on that "they wont" Opinels can take a surprising ammount of beating although they shouldnt, its a pocket knife Opinels arent for force, their strength is how stupid sharp you can get the carbon modelsfor any skinning job i would take a properly sharpened Opinel any day
>>2113766An Opinel is a perfect option then
Here's my refined collection, I think I posted a week agoSold my Buck 110 and little Gerber's to a pawn shop.
Should i get a cold steel luzon, ruike or fox?
>>2098422>boasting about japanese steel as if it's an indicator of qualityweeb
>>2114565>so rent-free it causes reading problemsok functional illiterate
>>2097786>based Spydie collector
Spyderco Manix 2
>>2114425Lookin sharp, anon
>>2097630looks like it's time to bump the knife threads again!
>>2113751the 4th one from the top would be a perfect little knife for camping or backpacking.
>>2114425Swapping scales was hard afDon't @ my fingerprints
>>2113567I've carried a carbon Opinel no 8 for 6 years.It's price was what made me give it a try and it can be very sharp.The locking mechanism is simple and effective but the blade does wobble a lot and it doesn't stay closed all the way down when in pocket mode, I've cut my fingers a couple of time when reaching down in my pocket because it opens just slightly.The blade itself is very nice, thin and very easy to sharpen.
>>2103330Forsooth!Of this blackguard I am beholden!He consumes the legumes.
>>2103330>carrys a folder knife like a fuckin baby
>>2097812I have one of those too, It's really nice for what it cost. Pictured here with what is probably the most-used knife in my collection. Bought each back when they were discounted.
>>2104175It's nice to see knives that are actually used.
>>2097630KNIFE THREADS! BUMP!
>>2097630MAKE /OUT/ SHIT FOREVER!!! BUMP!!
>>2117099Who hurt you? I have been a regular in these threads for nearly a decade. No one is making anything anything. There was never a time this board didn’t have them. If anything, there used to be far more knife threads at any given time. Take your autism medication
Common knowledge I'm sure but if your new NEVER buy the chinese tacticrap. I had 2 folders not even last 1 year, vs a Kar Bar copy from Tiawan that took heavy use and last 5 years.That tacti crap is NEVER worth it.
>>2113211I hope its not chinese tacti crap, that steel will NOT last man.
>>2113523please tell me it isn't fucking James Brand
Did a little mod
less of an /out/ post, but you guys are bros so.. why shouldn't I just get both :D?
>>2118723That Zwilling knife is made with an AEB-L equivalent steel which is a very good steel for kitchen knives.
>>2118728I know that I want to get that Tojiro (white #2 steel btw), i just dont know if I want to get the zwilling at the same time.. but im kinda feelin it.
>>2118728>AEB-L equivalent steel which is a very good steel for kitchen knivesIt's my favorite steel overall, even for fixed /out/. It has great edge stability and holds a razor edge for a long time (actual edge retention isn't great, but its razor edge/apex holds long and it's easy to sharpen).
>>2115046I have this same one in the transparent blue. Super impressed with the corrosion resistance with the bdn1. I keep it in my shorts while wading in the saltwater. Dry it once I'm out and still no rust after a year.
>>2118723the important question with all the many kitchen knives is always how they're hardened. 53 HRC blunts like crazy but at least it wont chip when some idiot cuts on a glass surface, thus saving the manufacturer the complaints
>>2119003I wanted that transparent blue handle but for some reason the black one was $30 cheaper at the time for the same steel. Oh well, form follows function right? Been surprised at how good their BDN1 steel is. Cheers
>>2119220Agree but if you have a 65 hrc knife it will literally never go dull. Food is always like 70% water and it does take to cut lots of food to really wear out your knife. Most kitchen knife dull by the edge bending or getting crushed
>>2120080Yeah my shun western 6” is 65hrc. I reprofiled it when I got it a year ago and have never sharpened it once since. It still cut off my fingertip like a lightsaber a month ago
( >>2119220 )Please share knowledge for a potential pastebin in the new thread , we all would like to hear itThis one'll get deleted soon
>>2114565This, Jap steel is inferior to any other country on Earth but of course the anon you replied to is a massive faggot and denies it's inferiority like how Japs deny their war crimes so no surprise there.
>>2120634Did you reply to yourself because you didn't get enough upvotes?
>>2120150Not much to say there, it's no secret that many cutlery companies (especially those that market to normies, not the ones for knowledgeable customers/professionals) underharden their knives so that the blades don't break when abused in ways you're not supposed to use a knife.
>>2098313this is British copesource brit
>>2120634How is Jap steel worse than Chinese or Indian steel?
>>2099491holy shit he could have sawed his arm off with that thing
>>2103210Concur, nice knife. Gorgeously thin.
>>2097630>move into apartment in big city with 2 new flatmates>turbourbanites.jpg>first evening cooking and drinking together>talking about /out/ stuff and how they never been hiking / camping>go to my room and show them excited my knife collection>both of them flip out>one girl thinks I'm weird now, the other one is scared of me>mfw my passion for /out/ ruined the relationship with my flatmates before it even beganI fucking hate normies like themCan't wait to finish university and move back to the countryside
>>2123323>Not showing off your chef-tier culinary knife skills to get them bitches wetDo you even knife anon?
Anyone have any good sources on handle making? I've got a good 1 piece euro blade was thinking about making a handle.
>>2123323This is why I don't talk to normies.Mother spazzed out when she learned I had an airgun wew lad youd think I had a m249 saw or something. Ex gf flipped out when she found I had a knife used for camping and fishing.Turbo kike father bitched me out for having archery bolts in my house.Just avoid people this retarded, in a disaster they will litrally suck government dick for food. Nor will they ever stick up for themselves or anyone else if it demands physical altercation.
Recommend me something chad to shave myself
>>2114565>Weebs>On the Cambodian shadow puppet website
>>2123323Collecting knives is a bit high on the power levels, I mean its really down to outdoorsmen, tactical nerds and miscreants. And most people only think about the miscreants.Hell, only the other day it hit me that just a few basic items recommended as part of hiking essentials, heavily overlap with what you see found in the cars of serial killers. bushknife + paracord + work gloves = weapon + rope + killers gloves. Not to mention where they tend to go to hide the bodies...If it wasnt for the handcuffs, you could say Ted just liked being prepared for a cold day /out/.
>>2115529>censoring finger tips>not censoring finger printsamateur
Ganzo as a cheap starting point, yes or no?
>>2098100How have you found it?I had a "kar bar" made in New York or so the brand claims.Not impressed, it went blunt, warped and I chucked it when it rusted, 2 year old knife what a joke.
It's a 5 1/2 folding knife
>>2101675Your mum loves you and her brain works great!
>>2126344You’re retired from not being retarded, eh?
>>2110244That is homemade, not a factory job. Good gift to you!
>>2115662You can remove the locking ring and make it fit tighter...
>>2098327My knife is for utility/campcraft, I have a gun for "life or death scenarios"
>>2126344paracord is overpriced trash
What is the best self-defense knife in existence? Hoping for something relatively discrete. No faggy snake or wolf shit on the knife please
>>2098721The 9 is the best. If you disagree you're a fuckwit
>>2126834Sure. It's a tough one though. If you just want a knife it would be excellent and you would be very happy. If you want to start collecting (consooming) knives it is probably a bad start, as it will offer nothing to your collection later on.
>>2127408Izula 1, no scales. If you’re not fat that is. With your finger through the pinky hole it’s not coming out of your hands unless cold and dead. And even then they’ll have a hard time getting it away from you. It does have a gay little ant on it though.
>>2127408Fairbairn Cobra is your best option
I just use a dollar store knife that I sharpened, tempered, and blued.
Is this the Knive general!?
Reminder that the Cold Steel Broken Skull is still by far the best 4 inch EDC you can buy.- Ultra thin.- Ultra light.- Super strong lock (only lock that wont wear out from medium utility tasks like cutting off branches).- Good steel (sadly they switched from CTS-XHP which is the best allround steel to CPM-S35VN which is up there with the best as an allrounder but not quite CTS-XHP level).Drop it in your pocket and literally forget it's there until you need a blade and remember you've got 4 inches of it. If they'd get rid of the cheesy logo and the ugly clip point it'd be the perfect 4 inch utility folder. >B-but what about the Spyderco Military?Much sexier and more fun to play with but doesn't touch its carriability and utility. >Wh-what about the Cold Steel Recon1?Too fat and big to be carried comfortably. Also still uses that cheap coating and not DLC?>B-benchmade Crooked River?Comes close and is more fun to play with but not as light and slim and too expensive to really use properly.>Para2? ZTs? Chris Reeves? Not 4 inches.
>>2097812>peels the meat
>>2098314for when you bring dishonor upon your family and death is the only way out
>>2103243They're pretty autistic and bad at what they're supposed to do. Buy him a chinese Edge Pro Apex style sharpening jig instead. Or a sharpening wheel. More importantly though buy him a leather strop and some green polishing compound. You only "sharpen" the knife when you've honed it so much that the profile of the edge has become too blunt. Most of the actual sharpening is done on a leather strop with polishing compound and done by adding a tiny secondary bevel (aka "micro bevel") on the primary bevel. This way you can keep the knife sharp for months without having to reprofile the edge and remove a ton of steel. Only takes a few minutes to bring just about any knife to razor sharpness on a strop.
>>2130571Why over 5 revisions of the design do they still insist on putting writing on the blade? People wouldn't care so much about the retarded name if they didn't have to see it every time they looked at their knife.
>>2122097Its the same steel, just with a little "Japan" on it.
>>2130608Yeah it's fucking awful. Would be such a sexy knife without it as well. You can remove it with 220 and 400 grit silicon carbide sandpaper if you don't mind losing the DLC coating though. Leaves a nice satin sheen on the blade.
>>2126843ur not using ur knife right if u bent a k-bar nor if U let it rust. da fuck
>>2115046Considering this in comparison to the para 3 LW
>>2100336>An58 steelI too like over-glorified 420 steel. (no, really, I kinda like chinkshit 5cr15)
>>2098327Dude, are you fighting ninjas or what? And chopping wood with a 5-6 in knife? What do you think axes are for? If you try to build the “perfect” knife, you’ll just end up with a wall hanger.
I use 420 tomahawk for guerilla gardening.Its perfect, doesnt rust and hacks through roots and dirt alike..
>>2130986My 420 steel will protect all of us
>>2130571It has one flaw: it isn't the simplest to close one-handed.
The s35vn izula is coming out this month. Im a carbon chad but I’m obligated to shill esee gear here as part of my plea bargain after eating James gibsons hands
aight boysi live in canadia so i dont have access to the cool knives burgers can get, especially during coof. This full tang mora is available near me, but only in stainless, no carbon steel. Is stainless a mistake? I heard mora stainless is not that bad, but won't throw sparks off rocks, only ferro rods. I have a much smaller opinel folder for eating and stuff, but I was looking for a full-tang to baton and etc.
>>2132790That knife was designed for extreme use. Mora sells it as a “one tool option”. However, I have heard of the stainless model breaking “under extreme use” I have heard zero reports of a carbon garberg breaking. You probably would be fine with any mora though regardless of steel. 511 is my favorite
>>2131360Holy shit I bought one of those at a flea market
kinda out of my usual board here but i'll ask anyway.any brand recommendation for some general purpose knife for someone who never handled anything sharper than silverware?i usually stick to leisure walks by the river and birdwatching but i got an extra 100 bucks to spend, though maybe having an ok knife would come in handy even for household situationsi know swiss army knife are a thing but i'd prefer a proper one but i'm open to opinions
This is my go to /out/ knife... It fits my grip perfectly...i thought i lost it recently (wife misplaced it) abd i looked online and it seems tgeir discontinued so thank goodness i found it :)
>>2133571Apologies for all the mis spells in my first post... Anyways when i thought the knife lost i ordered this knife. Tho i dont like it as much as the Gerber it seems decent..only complaint is the handle is a bit small
>>2099464i prefer a batoning knife to a hatchet, much safer
>>2130586>water stones are bad at what they dobased retard
>>2115646my friend has this knife and its such a piece of chunky garbage
>>2098419What axe is that? Looks based af
>>2133552Do you want a fixed blade or folder? Would you rather it be better at carving wood or be more durable?
To the anon who tried to make other knife threads, how does being buck broken feel?
New:>>2134027>>2134027The edc thread will now encompass the knife general. Try to direct all knifetalk and superfluous threads there. Just like the outdoors, try to leave this place how you found it by keeping threads alive, by not making one unless you have to. This gives ops plenty of time to get feedback on their questions. Out has always been a slow board and I’m all for newfriends but COVID resulted in a lot of traffic and I think it’s important we try and hold on to what little board culture \out\ has. When in doubt, CHECK THE CATALOG
>>2134152fixed blade because apparently there's regulation around it, wouldn't want to accidentally buy something i shouldn't.durable for sure, but depends on what i can get with 100 bucks or less, as i said, i don't know squat about knives, so maybe i shouldn't even bother with a sum like that
Mora is fine
>>2134483Get a condor terrasaur or a mora garberg. If you live in a humid environment or spend time around water get the stainless garberg. If that’s not an issue carbon would be better
>>2134441edc is for gayboys
actually in use
>>2134515there are coated mora carbonblades
>>2129137ok now get a mora
>>2130615>t. retardHitachi and KAI make steel in Japan.
>>2134441No, we doing a knife thread.
Rate. Pls no bully
New thread >>2134842
>>2102478yeah, Its great. Not super huge but enough weight for chopping branches and stuff.I use as a small jungle chopper and have a small knife too. Its carbon steel, so will rust unless you oil it.
>>2134853-Straight tanto-half serrated1/10
For me the canonical outdoors knife is a Finnish puukko with stacked birch-bark handle. The birch bark gets MORE grippy when it gets wet or bloody. You can buy a custom puukko from Finland costing 400 euros or more, but there are really talented makers in other countries who can do a beautiful copy for half or two-thirds the price of a Finnish knife. Jelio Tenev and Todor Hristov in Bulgaria, Paweł Michalski in Poland, and Dima Lavrinenko in Ukraine are all excellent craftsmen.This one is from Jelio Tenev, with an Elmax blade.
>>2135393Its a bit big and heavy for a allrounder, get the 140 pukko they make, Can do it all.
>>2135434you can make any wood handle more grippy when wet if you use a trad Finn finish of 1 pt turp, 1pt linseed oil (boiled is fine) and 1 pt pine tar.
Do you guys prefer leather handles?
>>2136760love the look but ill suited to wet situations
Not exactly great for innawoods, but here's my $50 kershaw leek. My favorite EDC so far.
>>2136803Yes brother, thought as much.