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Here's the new knife containment thread since the old one croaked. How about a theme this time? Post your best budget /out/ knives
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inflation fetishists be gone !
I got these for a good deal
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Is lc200n a meme?
I'm working on Vancouver Island over the summer and I don't want my 940 to rust to death.
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I've got my first, very shitty, but still kinda cool pattern welded knife finished up except for the glue drying and the pins. Pics tommorow.

>>2404368
Is there worry for slipping and cutting yourself when using a knife like that, or do you just keep the danger in mind when using them?
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>>2404575
these are for delicate cutting not chopping, so it's kept in mind
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knives aren't real.
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>>2404589
If knives aren't real then what is real?
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>>2404591
Literally no reason to use a knife while out unless you hunt
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>>2404570
>rust to death.
Just carry an oiled cloth in a bag.
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>>2404570
from what I heard lc200n is good. H1 is the one that doesn't stay sharp
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I still adore my Casstrom Woodsman.
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>>2404367
Grohmann #2. Great for bird and trout. My buddy says she can be used on moose too sure.
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>>2404622
i hunt off leash dogs
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>>2404570
>pic related, carrying lc200n today
its is what h1 was supposed to be, rust resistant but still decent blade steel. it's not rust proof but its damn close. clean it once in a while and it should last forever. i have it 3 years and use it on all manners of food all the time. easy to sharpen too.
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>>2404622
>Feather sticks
>Food prep
>Clearing light brush
>Cutting rope/paracord
>potentially self defense if you don't bring a pistol or something
Knives are considered the most versatile tool for a reason
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>>2404575
And here it is! Used this knife to figure out how to finish the handle scales completely before pinning and gluing, but messed it up, which is why they're kinda weird and sloppy. Learned a lot.

The two sides have completely different patterns. Here's the cooler of the two.

Feels reasonably okay in the hand for the size.

15n20 and 1095 with african blackwood scales.
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>>2404575
He doesn't use them, so no mind set is required.
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>>2404867
>rent free
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>>2404645
That's really nice bro.
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>>2404687
They have a sale going now, and they have some nice deals.
I bought one a while back and they make a great product.
I'd like to get one of their lock blades also.
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>>2404855
Nice little knife good job.
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>>2405465
Oh they're great! The no. 2 is great. I have it in the stainless sabre. Great game knife, and camp knife. Their folders seem really nice, but I've never used them before.
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>>2405460
Thanks, I really like it, it's a joy to use.
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>>2404367
BILLHOOKS
What are anons thoughts of billhooks as a survival knife in the boreal?
All I can find is that synthetic fiskars... or some Italian makers.
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>>2405781
It's maybe a bit too specified of a blade shape to be a good general use survival knife, but if you find yourself cutting a lot of branches while /out/ go for it
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>>2404738
BASED
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>>2404687
This useful for things besides hunting? Cutting string etc.
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>>2406037
My neighbour's son tried to cut some string with a Grohmann#2 and the blade basically exploded and the chips cut off his nose. You need a #3 for utility purposes.
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>>2404367
What's/out/'s opinion on contractor knives? They are cheap and made to take a beating.
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I tried adding a swedge to my edc knife and she looks pretty beaten up now lol
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>>2404855
It looks like something I would gift my girlfriend (if I had one)
Cutesy fancy, but functional!, little knife
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>>2406037
Well if you wanted to not use it as a game knife, it can be used as a bushcraft knife... taking duties like cutting cordage, making feathersticks, whittling... food prep. It's a decent size/weight knife.
>>2406081
Um... I don't know what to say about this lol... obviously fake, but now I have the urge to buy a grohmann #3...
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>>2404801
Hatchet
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>>2406265
Doing over half of those with a hatchet sounds like a pain in the ass
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Got my new Buck 110. The ebony ones are sweet. It's gritty and needs a good flush with 3/1 oil, but everything else about it is perfect.
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>>2406501
>It's gritty
Yeah, had my 112 do the same thing out of the box. It goes away in about a day or 2 with somewhat consistent use. Didn't need to clean mine though
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Finally! My first mosaic pattern. If I can pull off the final hardest step I should have a really cool knife in the works soon. Very exciting.
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>>2406715
Neato
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>>2404570

If S30V is rusting, you're doing something wrong.
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>>2406524
>it just keeps pooping it out!!

Nice Ranger, Anon. I can recommend the flush with oil. It runs slicker than duck shit now.
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>>2405781
A billhook is specifically made to dispatch shrubs, that's why it's so common in the italian Appenino where forests are typically of the dense, temperate tipe.
Depending on vegetation size and hardness you have machetes at one side, hatchets at the other, and billhooks in the middle.
It really depends on what you have to work with. Dense shrubs with small to medium sized trunks = billhook ("roncola" in Italian).
If the underwood is more open and you want to cut down small trees you're better off with a foldable saw or a camp hatchet.


T. Pastafag
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>>2406453
It's really not.
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>>2407550
>It's not hard to do food prep with a fuckin hatchet
Even with the others a knife or machete would preform better
Seriously, why do hatchet-fags think that it's a do all tool? They're for tree limbs, trees, and firewood. Atleast with knives you have varied designs to preform different tasks, hatchets are more of a specific use tool than anything
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>>2407288
Thanks Mario. I was really thinking about how useful they'd be for cutting down these alder bushes/shrubs that plauge the area. I like how you painted the picture that the billhook is in the middle say between an axe and machete.
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How do I cut firewood and prepare food with just a SAK
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>>2407775
Carve a wedge
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>>2405781
This occasionally gets used to clear some paths during summer (Scotland). Much heavier than my machete. Decent for some branches too. Was a gift, I don't use it often.
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>>2405781
This is much lighter than my billhook but very handy. I have a small axe but this most of what I'd use that for as well as clearing scrub etc
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>>2407934
I never seen a tramontina bolo, where did you get it? Most sites only seem to have the basic machete available
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>>2404570
You close to vic? Wanna go grab a drink some time?
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>>2407791
What's that
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>>2407775
>Folding saw for preparing the wood (mainly just branches and shit you find on the ground)
>Folding blade for light food prep
It's not ideal for either, but the SAK is the "good enough" version of most tools
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>>2408551
not that anon but here is a metal one.
you can carve hardwood ones but they don't last very long.
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>>2406155
i keep a bucket of oiled and sharpened mora basics for everything but i'm not a bushcrafter just an angler so i bring a cheap 6" fillet knife and 3" bait knife
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Is cold steel SRK good or shit?
I need something solid for bushcraft and protection. This summer me and 3 other frens are going into the woods where are bears and wolfs. We will have bear sprays but if they dont work we want some plan B
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I really like the coldsteel bushman.
But i don't have the bowie version, i like the regular one.
I modified mine, made a custom leather sheet with the existing plastic one as the interior. stripped the blade, but not the handle. Made a notch for the fire steel, the rest of the spine is rounded. wrapped it with hockeytape and carved a stick out of ashwood as an additional handle to use it as a machete.
I love bushwacking and i own a little patch in the woods where i like to camp.
It's a really decent and cheap knife, which serves many purposes.
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>>2409481
how do you compensate for it not being centrally aligned?
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>>2409485
It is centrally aligned.
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>>2409448
It's fine but I'd rather have an Ontario.
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>>2409489
oh, i thought it wasnt centered
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>>2409520
Can't speak for everyone, but i really love this knife. Takes a beating like a champ and is easy to be resharpen. In the field i just use an old stone for a scythe from my grandpa.
Not the hardest steel, but it works for me.

It serves a special purpose, because i own a little bit of forest land and can only visit two or three times a year because of the distance.
When i get there it's always overgrown and i have to hack a path.
I do a 2-3 nights overnight at a time.
I only bring that knife and a foldable saw.

I know, everyone has a different usage for a knife, but for batoning wood, preparing food and cut my path clean it's perfect!
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>>2409533
know what you mean broder, the ammount of things ive smashed my bushlore through should be illegal
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>>2409543
In the end, it's just a piece of sharpend steel.
Like most of knives. If you really use it and don't just keep it for display, you work with what you've got.
Of course you can optimize everything, but it works fine for me.
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>>2409481
>>2409533
The bushman is genuinely the best survival knife for the money I've come across. Tough as all hell, can be used for just about everything you can think of outdoors, and with a novel handle you can either stuff survival supplies in or used to make a spear or even axe
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>>2409749
Corresponds perfectly with my experience.
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>>2409805
How did you strip the blade by the way? I've honestly been waiting for use the wear down the writing on the blade, but I like how yours looks.
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>>2409827
I tried multiple methods. I think the surface is powder coated. It's really tough.
started with coarse sandpaper, but that took way to long.
In the end i used a rotary tool to grind the paint down and used a file for the edge of the spine and the notch for the fire steel.

you could grind the whole thing much cleaner after stripping, but it was enough for me this way. Maybe there is some chemical way to strip it, but i just tried it mechanical and it worked.
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>>2409843
Sounds like I'm in for some fun in this project
There are chemical strippers that you could spray on and let it soak, so I'll probably try that with some sandpaper and a wire brush. I'm just worried how accurate it'll be, cause I want to keep the handle coated and strip and force a patina on the blade. Basically, my goal is yours but the bowie version and a forced patina
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Anyone like esee knives? Thinking of picking up an esee 3 or 4 or an izula
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>>2409857
You're going to become a stripper. Heh.
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>>2410061
hey, I've done worse for less
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>>2405781
i had a fiskars billhook with the extended handle or well long handle, very nice. liked it very much, wouldnt be great to carry all the time but if i knew i had to clear a path through lantana or other small brush id very much like to have it. used it to clear debris in the most recent floods in australia
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>>2410029
Want 1 but 2 pricey in canada
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>>2407968
>>2407968
https://www.greenmanbushcraft.co.uk/cutting-tools/machetes/brazilian-machete-carbon-steel.htm
It's a really nice 'chete for the price. I usually use it for birch, ash and the black muck on it is from cutting a path through larch
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Bolo is great for soft wood, harder stuff wrecks the edge altho my Tramontina is easy enough to sort. I'd never consider taking a billhook out to cut branches, I tried jst because but never again. It's great for clearing gorse, dog rose, bramble whatever. Small axe goes through picrel quicker but it's also heavier.
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Going on a two week camping trip. New toy arrived and the larp factor makes my pants explode.
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>>2409448
Its good. Most expensive knoves these days perform just as well. Just remember that people 100 years back didnt even have chinesium grade knives most of the time and managed to do more better than people do today. Sure, a nice, expensive knife is great but that cheap cold steel knive will do just as well. Also its not alexpensive so if you fuck it up its not as bad.
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>>2409448
I really liked mine, until some little grub stole it out of my ute when the fuckers stole the car.
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>>2409448
I like it, its supposed to be the best all-rounder
but if defense is more your aim, they make the Survivalist oh yes
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>>2406037
It's a knife
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>>2411046
A sexy knife at that.
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>>2410804
I think the SRK is better for defense mainly cause of the handle. It's very grippy, I have a peacemaker II with the same handle material, and it's great. If you want a bigger cold steel for defense, go with the marauder, it's cheaper, bigger, great blade shape, and easy to sharpen
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I've had a bunch of knives over the past 7 years but nothing's had as much use or been as handy as my Mora Companion. Best 12 quid I've ever spent.
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Hey /out/ists
I was sharpening my knife and just for kicks decided to pass a soft brass brush (mainly used for jewerly or nubuck leather) on the edge just to see what would happen
Managed to get some pretty agressive bite the blade
Anyone ever tried something similar?
I suggest you also try it with the soft brass brush, I was surprised
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bought a PM2.
first spyderco
I may never buy from another brand again.
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*mogs all other machetes*
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>>2411327
>doesnt know the hilt is rubber not metal
I wanted a marauder for the longest time but the survivalist is basically the same but all metal and less
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>>2412210
I've been carrying a crkt tighe rade (now discontinued) every day for 5 years now and no complaints except it lost one of the retaining nuts in the belt clip, I was eyeing the crkt provoke since they came out but they're like $200 here and I'm not dropping that much on a folding knife, I've read that crkt are relatively shitty knives but the ball bearing assisted opening is smooth as fuck still
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>>2412243
I knew it was rubber, and I'm saying thats superior if you were using it purely for defense
>but the survivalist is basically the same but all metal and less
I've always seen those go for more, bur I haven't checked recently
It being all metal doesn't really mean anything for defense, as the marauder is full tang with an overmolded sheath so it's plenty sturdy for tactical bullshit
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>>2412311
all metal more for the hilt
allegedly if moving too fast you can bend it out of the way
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>>2410029
Esee are great knives. I have all 3 but the 4 is the most versatile. The 3 is thinner and a good cooking knife especially when you strip and patina the blade. Izula is nice and easy to carry but thicker so can do stupid caveman things with it. I carry the Izula the most but if I just had one it would be the 4. Also remember the number is .5 bigger so the 4 is around 4.5 blade length etc.
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>>2412242
>mogs all other machetes
WTF, you posted a knife not a machete dumbass, if it doesn't have at least an 18 inch blade, it's a knife.
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I don't want to make a new thread for this, so I'll ask it here
How do I stop blunting the tip of my knife when I'm sharpening on it a stone?
I can put a decent edge on the blade, but whenever I sharpen my knife I can feel the tip getting more blunt, not sharper
I'm talking about the very tip, the stabby part.
The edge that it's near the tip can cut well
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>>2409857
>>2409481
Bros should I go for the Bowie or plain version of this if I want to use it with a handle as a kind of collapsible machete for clearing overgrown paths in summer? Can’t carry a full on machete as I need to be a little bit discrete about it.
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>>2414831
Scratch that, found someplace selling the Bowie version for cheap so I got that one.
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>>2412242
How tho
It looks a little short for brush, and I've never really seen many hawkbill styled machetes before. How thick is the blade?
>>2414165
So this. by your definition, is a knife?
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>>2414929
Looks like a type of billhook; old european tool for clearing hedges and brush.
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>>2404367
Just picked this up at a flea market for 100 bucks. The guy said it was a low carbon steel so it won't crack under strain. It's a remmington 36 from wwII. Thought of you guys when picking it out. Thought "what would /out/ think?"

Thanks for making me hold off till I could get something not shit tier, frens.
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>>2415371
I wouldn't pay 100 bucks for this steel, but I guess it's more expensive for being a vintage knife.
Speaking of vintage, I got me a Solingen razor
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Are these things a meme?
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>>2410029
I’n a fan. EDC’d the Izula for like 2 years and a Candiru now for 6mos, I’m a big fan. Carbon steel gets sharp real fast on the $10 pull-thru sharpener, stays sharp longer than budget stainless steel knoifes IME. Rust isn’t an issue as long as I don’t leave the thing wet overnight. Horizontal carry is comfy AF, got me hooked on fixed blades instead of folders or a box cutter, and the sheath seems to hold better for longer than the CRKT I had before. Carbon steel seems to hold up to abuse well too.
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>>2415371
Paid about the right price for that condition, the steel is probably just some mid tier stainless nothing to write home about.
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>>2415494
IMO anything fancier than a kitchen knife to cheap outdoors things you're going to want a real wetstone. If the knife has any weird cutting angle or size you're going to want to free-hand it.
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goofy ahh bushcraft (mind the grim visage of death in the background)
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So what do I need to properly learn to sharpen a knife and make it razor sharp? Everywhere I go presents me with a dizzying amount of expensive stones and strops. I really don't get it at all
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Just got the "Turok" from ka-bar yesterday, feels great in the hand and the sheath is well thought out
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>>2417042
Buy a worksharp precision adjust and call it a day
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other than the machete chads almost none of the knives itt are very suitable for /out/
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>>2417127
other than like 3 pocket knives and a razor all the knives posted are /out/ oriented
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Is it really that important to have your knife razor sharp or is it nothing more than a dick swinging contest?
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Are clubs allowed in here too?
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Fish poke
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>>2417155
Depends on what you're using it for, a knife for cleaning/gutting animals needs to be pretty sharp to make the job easier. If you have a big bushcrafting/survival thing it doesn't need to split hairs.
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>>2417155
This is the scandi or zero degree vs v edge or micro bevel conundrum. For things like food and detailed woodworking a scandi like a mora is extremely sharp bud the edge is not durable. A flat ground knive with a v edge like an Esee or rat3 is more durable but less sharp. You can get rat 3s at cabelas. Moras are 10-15 online. Esee3/rat 3 will never break. Don’t overthink it. Overthink safety though.
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>>2404367
what's a nice 2.5" folding non-serrated knife that can be had for under $75? My city has a length limit
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>>2417368
Case Half Whittler
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>>2417242
Are you naruto?
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>>2417118
>>2417155
>>2417042
Please help I need it so sharp it can cut atoms and hair
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>>2417444
shut the fuck up
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>>2417053
Looks nice anon
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>>2417155
yes and no.
reasons you would want a razor sharp edge: processing small game/food, blisters/first aid,
reasons you would not want a razor sharp edge: not durable, won't stay razor sharp long if you use it,
you want your knife's steel and edge geometry to be based on how you plan to use it, and if the size/precision of things you need to do is very wide you might need more than one cutting implement.
for example i bring something like this for when i need a razor sharp edge, which gives me 4 factory fresh razor sharp edges (2x full blades) and instead of worrying about sharpening them i can just replace them. it weighs only a few grams and its small enough to forget about in your kitchen/medical kit. there's all kinds of different styles of blades and holders for these things.
when i need a slightly bigger knife i bring a little opinel because it doesn't look scary on the trail, floats, and gets the job done for cutlery and cutting cordage. small knife beater things.
if i need a bigger knife i bring a fixed blade or a machete with a blunter edge that i can literally sharpen with a rock if i need to. sometimes i need a big knife sometimes i don't.
the steels i choose have to be ones that don't rust because its very humid where i live. if it wasn't i would pick softer ones that are easier to sharpen in the field in improvised conditions even if it meant they don't hold an edge as long. this is just an example of the thought process i go through when deciding what knives (or saws) to use /out/ its going to be different for everyone.
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>>2417445
No. Never. I want advice on how to do it.
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Got this choppa the other day. Feels great in hand. Blade is thick af.
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Lately i just carry a pocket knife, feel free to r8 n h8
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>>2417445
LMFAO
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>>2417734
Based and Buck / Opinel pilled. Don't care for the cheap Chinese blade or the douk douk
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>>2417734
Very nice
>>2417784
Unless he bought one of those boker higos, it's japanese made
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>>2417784
>Don't care for the cheap Chinese blade
Genuine folded over 9000 times Nippon blue paper steel
>or the douk douk
Well, thats just like, your opinion, man
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What kind of a grind is this? Can I get a knife with this grind ?
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>>2418305
look like an overly thick spear point fantasy knife
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>>2418340
>>2418340
Nah that's not quite it
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>>2418305
I think it might be a hollow/sabre grind, or a chisel grind depending on what the back looks like
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>>2409448
>Is cold steel SRK good or shit?
Shit compared to what you could get for slightly more
Terävä Jääkäripuukko or Mora Garberg
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>>2417949
Based 120. I don't know fuckall about any asian knives desu so thanks
>>2418090
Just my opinion ye
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>>2418305
Cold steel tai pan San mai
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>>2418355
>Slightly more
Both of those knives are a minimum of like $60 extra, even more in most cases
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>>2418457
This isn't even close...
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>>2418456
I still need to pick up a 120 one of these days, since my 119 is my favorite fixed blade and i really like knives with an around 7 inch blade
I'm not really versed in eastern knives myself, my baby higo is my first venture into the realm of classic asian designs
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>>2404367
Got a morakniv companion spark for $20 haven't lit a fire with it yet though
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Buck 119/120 or Kabar MkII Fighting Knife, and why?
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>>2418797
Buck for hunting/food prep, kabar for general camp tasks
Both can work for either, but I have different preferences steel-wise when it comes to those tasks
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>>2418352
The back is just a reflection of the front. I can't find any hollow/sabre that end in that kind of Y point
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How do I get a knife sharp enough to shave
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>>2418615
Ok goober
>>2418731
As long as you enjoy it! You'll love the 120 for sure... Mines 31 years old!
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>>2419275
learn how to sharpen
>inb4 but how do I learn
practice
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>>2419275
Light pressure getting lighter as you go up in grit. The last couple stones should be done with just the weight of the blade, no pressing down with your hand.
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>>2419275
Learn to set your edge bevel properly. Good foundation is essential.
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>>2419325
>>2419356
>>2419422
No but what do I buy
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>>2419315
>Goober
Dude it's just a fact. It's not even the right grind. No aspect about it is similar.
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>>2419577
Get a 3 sided sharpening stone and a leather strop
Personally I can get my blades shaving sharp off the stone alone, but the strop helps
Also buy a couple cheapshit pocket knives from walmart to practice on, just dull em out first and see how sharp you can get it
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>>2419577
I like the Fallkniven DC4 and CC4.
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>>2419585
Idk what sharpening stone or strop. Man this is comlociatahebdd
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>>2419634
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>>2419643
How do I put that shit in my pocket bruh that ain't a stone that a rotisserie chicken
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would you rather buy
1. A $205 dollar benchmade osborne 940
or
2. A $230 Zero Tolerance Sinkevich 0450CF
because I think benchmade is out of touch with their build quality for the 205 asking price compared to a ZT where its titanium and carbon fiber justifies the 230 price tag.
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>>2419809
Both are pretty pricey for the steel choice (although it isn't bad), but I could probably justify buying the zero tolerance more than the benchmade
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>>2419809
>>2419809
>>2419809
dont spend more than $30 on a folding knife
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>>2419579
Ok bozo
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>>2418797
Buck 120 all day baby. Why? Just look at it.... Also mine is 31 years old and abused to shit. Still going strong. Getting it reprofiled as we speak.
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I have a Winkler
Shit is sharp. The grip contains tinder material. Great knife, but it cost a pretty penny.
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>>2420207
You don’t know what you’re talking about. The difference between a case and a spyderco in usefulness as a tool is astounding.
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>>2420534
>The difference between a case and a spyderco in usefulness as a tool is astounding.
Kek you fucking wish
Case knives are (for the most part) quality built, and tend to be a bit more pricey as a result. My sodbuster here is one of their cheaper models, yet its still american made with serviceable steel
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>>2420573
there is a guy who tests all sorts of knives, axes, et cetera
he has the whole range of cheap to ultra expensive cutlery
his most reliable knife for batoning- that he has been smacking for years, is this large generic knife that he doesnt even know the maker of it
The cost of something is not definitive, it may usually point to quality but when you are just paying alot for a brand name dont pretend like its more than that
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>>2420580
I get your point, but being able to baton with something doesn't make it a quality knife
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What do y’all think of the Cold Steel Drop Forged hunter? I ground the blade a bit to give it a scandi edge but I wonder if I should just go buy a Mora for the meme
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>>2420584
No, I know- and I dont like batoning.
My point is expensive brand knifes broke and chipped but a generic knife that cost less than 30 >>2420534 did not
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>>2420587
I'm not personally a fan of the handle, but I can't deny that it's tough as shit
Can't go wrong with a mora
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>>2420603
I wrapped the handle in hockey tape, I figure I can use it as a fire starter since it’s so flammable and just replace it with cordage. Definitely tough as shit lol, it’s my daily
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>>2420295
Straight up why are you being mean to me? Like what did I do to you
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>>2420644
Because you're an underage, reddit using BULLSHITTER
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>>2420587
Why didn’t you post the one you modified? I’d be interested to see it
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>>2420767
I'm not underage though. I'm 30
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>>2420774
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I had a dream I drove a fairburn sykes knife into the neck of a misc. enemy the other night. Would this make a more practical out companion?
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>>2420778
You must be new
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>>2420936
No
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Alright what's the best knife money can buy
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>>2421054
Anything mythril
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>>2421054
Randall
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>>2421054
Spyderco Para3 or Benchmade Bugout.
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>>2421054
Fallkniven NL5cxL?
>>2421104
>a fucking folder
>best knife
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>>2415494
>chinkshit/russhit
yeah it's a meme
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>>2421065
>>2421085
>>2421104
>>2421230
Wrong. It's a cheap mora.
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>>2421364
cheap mora is not the best knife money can buy. stop larping
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>>2421054
I dunno what the best knife in general is, but I think this (CS bushman bowie) is the best knife you can buy for $20.
>inb4 "Muh mora"
This can do everything a mora can do plus more
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>>2421387
>another person not understanding what "the best money can buy" means
they're not sending their best
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>>2419634
You're never going to make it
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>>2421393
I already explained that I didn't have a say in the "Best knife ever" debate you diseased crack addict
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>>2421406
>responds to question on "the best money can buy" knife
>doesn't have a say in "the best money can buy" knife debate
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>>2421372
Proof? What can >>2421230
Do that mora can't ?
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>>2421419
>YOU CAN'T RESPOND TO SOMETHING WITHOUT COMPLETELY ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS, IT'S ILLEGAL!!!1!!11!!
Cry about it
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>>2421395
Yes i will teach me to sharpen
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>>2420778
Don’t expect to have a real conversation anywhere on this website. No good faith here. You are on the outdoor section of an anime/my little pony forum after all.
>>2420779
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>>2419653
Get a worksharp guided field and just carry the plates. Fuck the guide learn to sharpen freehand, it is an important survival skill. You can always sharpen on a stone if you lost you pack with the diamond plates.
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>>2420936
This bad bitch would but it’s nearly 500$. Imagine if you put a scandi grind on it.
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>>2421773
Pic forgot I
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This turned out exactly how I imagined.
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>>2421563
hold an edge longer
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>>2421767
It's an anime site so souldnt people here be more willing to assist people in their unrealistic fantasies >>2418305
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>>2421772
What do you mean ?
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>>2421806
what is happening
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>>2420587
Too big of a handle for such a short blade
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>>2421085
>>2421104
>>2421230
not him but is this good for baton? can it be a good prybar? can I cut rocks with it?
is it full tang?
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>>2421856
I wanted a collapsible machete so I bought a bushman and added a branch as a handle. Works just how I image it would.
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>>2421806
I'd reccomend buying a wooden pole that fits in there either from a hardware store or a home depot or some shit.
Branches work in a pinch, but it's a pain to find a good one you don't have to carve down a shit ton
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>>2421855
Diamond. Plates.
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What's the consensus on Kershaws for a simple pocket knife? I'm not exactly an /out/ guy currently but trying to learn and go out more, I realize there are probably better /out/-knives, but I've been recommended Kershaw by 3 different people. How is a Kershaw for a knife-/out/-beginner?
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>>2422137
Kershaw is pretty dependable, I would probably say that’s the lowest quality I’d feel comfortable using. CRKT has take their place Ive the last decade. If you want something you’re really gonna use, gay a rat 1 or 2 in d2. It is not pretty it is useful. Best folding knife at the $40 mark.
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>>2422125
I don't understand what you mean still.w hat about grits and strops?
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Thoughts? Handmade, vg10 damascus clad, 275 bucks.
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>>2422208
The line in the wood is kinda sketchy (although I dunno if it'll actually affect the durability, just my thoughts. Other than that the knife looks nice, though if there is a belt loop on the sheath it looks like it would ride pretty high
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Been considering a CS recon scout as a grail knife/fairly heavy duty user, since it's around my ideal blade length for outdoors use, in a really nice steel, and has a nice utilitarian handle. Are there any others you'd reccomend? I've looked at some fallknivens, but alot of them are either in plain vg-10 or just really pricey
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>>2422208
Can you find an NOS Kanetsune outdoor model?
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>>2421085
>>2421230
Is this REALLY the best knife? That's silly
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>>2421230
Alright I went on /k/org and they said buck is better and that I'm a fag apparently?
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Is this /out/ enough? Finnish puuko, has been used for generations, still cuts like a razor after sharpening..
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>>2422423
Yes
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>>2422800
They said that the buck is more specialized towards skinning and food prep
I should know, I'm the one who said it
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>>2423009
No you aren't I checked
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>>2423011
are ya sure
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>>2407927
Based, I love these, I have two, one big and one smaller, they work great, but you have to be fucking carefull with it, do not make any mistake and plan your cut well.
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>>2422423
Dunno but it is created by Japanese craftsmen to perfection, and it has really good steel, and it is really fucking expensive(around 2150 US dollars). And anon implied money was no issue.
>>2422800
hollow grinds are gay. But anyway if you do not want to spend 2150 US dollars on a knife then buy a cheaper Fallkniven or Bark River is my recommendation. They got a lot of good knives for ~200-300 dollars and going for meme level prices like >>2421230 won't really get you much better knife, at least not compared to the price difference.
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itt almost 0 of the knives posted are actually decent for backpacking. there's a lot of other outdoor activies that involve knives, and knives are cool so i'm not here to flame. rather i have a question.

can anons show me some examples of knives you'd actually want to take backpacking that are a step up from these guys >>2404368 and the plastic moraknivs? those are what i've used my whole life and i'm willing to spend more money.
something fixed and light weight that batons wood with a blade narrow enough to actually be useful and not meme.
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>>2417127
>>2423476
Almost none of these knives are suitable for going /out/
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>>2417145
the pocket knives and razors are probably the most relevant knives in this thread for backpacking honestly
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>>2423476
>0 of the knives posted are actually decent for backpacking
>show me more
I have an idea!
How about you show us what you consider to be subjectively decent for backpacking?
:D
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>>2423488
yeah sure that's easy. i quoted a post with a good backpacking knife, here's another one.
the only problem these have is that they're not full tang and i've broken one before. and i have to grind the spine down on them a bit to use them with a ferro rod.
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also the handle shape isn't suitable for whittling or making cordage. it gets the job done but i'd like a better handle i can choke down on more.
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Got the katanaboy for tree work and it will now pull double duty for camping. 3 pounds, very good grip, the folding mechanism and lock make it feel solid. The over all length is in a sweet spot, used it for two days back to back and it paid for itself and then some.
It makes dead limbing small pine trees up 8 ft, easy. And works well enough for sawing pitched out limbs on larger trees.
Be warned if you have never pole sawed dead limbs for hours. You are gonna get a new kind of workout.
But there is so much firewood just sitting on green trees. Firewood that is harming the tree with the dead wieght. And those low dead limbs are fire hazards themselves. Also possible, not easy, to use it to slash cut pecker poles in crowded areas. Even more good firewood is just standing dead in crowded growth areas.
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>>2423491
Buck 102 has better steel, is lighter, and better built overall. Try one of those.
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>>2415494
that specific one idk but those types of sharpeners work wonderfully for me. Mine is a lansky one.
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>>2423524
that's actually really appealing thanks anon. know if they're big enough to baton wood with? its kind of hard to tell from the pics. can't tell if its a batoner or in betweener but i like it either way.
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>>2423534
>big enough to baton wood with?
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>>2423356
What makes the $2000 knife actually good aside form aesthetics? It's just an art piece
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>>2423540
if i'm not batoning wood why do i need more than an opinel 6 or something?
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>>2423548
>Food prep
>Hunting
>Generally being stronger and easier to clean
I love my no. 6, but I'd be a little fucked if I needed to survive more than a few days while /out/ and it was the only thing I have. It's only really good for light carving and opening packages while outdoors
If you wanna split wood, just get a handaxe with a cover and put it in your bag. If you're adamant about using a knife, get a cold steel drop forged survivalist. It's a single piece of 5160 spring steel meant for absolutely fucking wailing on
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>>2423543
>It's just an art piece
Bingo
If it's over $500 you've gone past the point of paying for materials or quality or in general usability
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>>2423548
If you're backpacking, why are you batonning wood?
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>>2421230
He said best knife money can buy. not a fantasy you pretend to live by, Bear Shills.
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>>2423589
nice to have a real fire if i'm not solo sometimes
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>>2422959
Any recommendations for where to buy one? Going to go to finland soon and want to bring one home. Or might just buy a mora lol
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>>2423665
Burn twigs and sticks. Use the knife to cut shavings to start the fire. You don't need to baton.
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>>2423868
deadstanding's all you got here its wet
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>>2423932
If you need to be splitting wood all the time then carry a hatchet.
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>>2423543
Obviously I was kinda memeing when I posted that knife because he wanted the best knife money can buy which means paying a trillion more dollars for a knife if it is 1% better than a 200 dollar knife would fit that need.

They sell the same model except with cheaper steel though and all the reviews I've seen of it are positive. Good convex grind, really thick blade so I guess you can pry open almost anything with it(actually the only thing people have complained about, that the blade is too thick(5mm)), and good quality stacked leather. But yes the one I posted probably no one would dare to use.
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>>2423666
If you want something really cool from Finland then you could buy this. A puukko double knoife. Pretty expensive though but I am sure there are cheaper ones in Finland too
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Any suggestions for a good knife to cook with while camping? I've just been taking my chef's knife but I don't want to baby it and I'm looking for something else.
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>>2405781
>BILLHOOKS
Great garden tool.
Also pretty good for clearing brush (which is exactly their use). Much like >>2407927 I sometimes use one to clean up some paths.
Also decent at splitting kindling.
Cheap, dependable, I see no good reason to not own one.
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Get yourself a smatchet
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>>2424127
Buck 120
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>>2424127
Mora kansbol
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>>2423666
That old wirkkala knife arent made anymore, but can be found used if you are lucky.
Kauhava knives are good if you want something traditional, but in the end as long as it says made in finland somewere on the knife youre good to go.
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>>2424127
Victorinox paring knife
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>>2424251
Based and incredibly strong
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>>2424251
Can I baton with this?
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>>2423964
Hatchets are kinda shit for splitting wood due to how thin/light they tend to be, get a hand-axe
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>>2424136
This
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>>2424295
Fuck handaxes, use a kukri like a true /out/doorsman.
these bad boys can do so much its honestly incredible, Ive chopped, batoned wood, skinned, cut rope and so much more. In my eyes this tool is what god used to make the universe
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>>2425092
>Skinning game with a kukri
Based
Kukris are top tier machetes, I'm more of a bowie knife kinda guy myself but I can't deny their usefulness
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I want a knife for /out/. Just for food prep kindling prep or whittling. I don't need it to be big or long or anything like that. Just something durable so Full tang. I kind of like the eldris but it doesn't check all the boxes and seems overpriced.
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>>2404367
Perhaps someone can give me some advice. I was looking into finding a new attachment mount for my sheath. It currently has what I find huge spacer which then has a HLR clip on it. it works fine but it is very stiff which means I have to remove it before sitting down and the clip makes it very hard to remove from my belt before so. I'm wondering if I can get / make a fabric holder or loops that attach directly to the sheath holes. I was also interested in some sort of retention strap across the top. Anyone know of any over the counter solutions or similar modifications they have made? Knife is a Winkler I received as a gift which I did look up but they don't seem to have the modifications I was looking for.
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>>2425265
terava skrama 240
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>>2425344
Shill
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My friend used my knife and put it away like this. I just noticed 2 weeks later.
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>>2426841
That's no friend
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>>2426841
this is the best reason to own a mora: it's the knife you loan out to friends
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I'm gonna soak it in vinegar and then use steel wool.. is that good?
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>>2426858
Just steel wool should work. The vinegar is going to tarnish the blade further.
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i've had others sharpen my knife for me but wanted to try it myself. it's definitely harder than i imagined but i think i got a good edge in the end. i used a 1000 grit whetstone. :)
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>>2426858
I'd just use vinegar and newspaper to take off the more egregious shit on there but it looks like you might need a dremel or something with a light buffer head, I generally avoid using steel wool since it will scratch the knife up and make it more prone to actual rust in the future also as this guy said >>2426866 you're gonna get more of a patina using vinegar but that's not really a problem.
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>>2404367
I usually carry only a small neck knife. But I recently started going for longer /out/ings and that means I need (a) something to dig holes to shit into and (b) cut though bush and undergrowth. Is there something that can do both? I'm not looking forward to carrying both an e-tool and a machete.
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>>2428117
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>>When I made this general there were eight knife threads up at a time. It moved fast initially, but seems to have grinded to a halt. You anons need to engage with eachother or I’m going to bad knife generals and force you all to wander through the desert that is /out/ chasing the mirages of conversations that happened a week prior in dead threads. Get litty yall. You had ONE job. Shill esee and treat mora/buck trash like the dirty whore she is. OR ELSE. I fully expect this image to be the next OP. DO NOT MAKE ME TELL YOU AGAIN.
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Many years ago I got a Karesuando knife. Can't post a pic due to range ban but it's this one
https://grahams.hampton.associates/media/products/8015.jpeg
I've had it ground flat almost immediately because I hate compound bevels, but it's lasted me many years of (admittedly light) use.
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>carry some bucksaw blades and some cord in your pack for a few ounces
>whittle a bucksaw or bowsaw in 10 minutes
seems like the smart thing to do
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>>2425290
Get an ulticlip or cannibalize the clips from that atrocious mounting plate and make a stand-alone clip yourself like this anon did. >>2415622
I prefer vertical orientation inside my waistband at 4-5 o’clock.
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>>2425290
I didn’t ever read your post. You want a dangler, no homo. Just take the whole plate off and attach a leather loop to the kydex sheath, hang from a carabiner.
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>>2426841
Why did he put it in his pooper?
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>>2426841
This is why you have a cheap loaner knife, never lend out your knife.

>>2426846
This.
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looking for a 6" chefs knife for car camping, needs to either come with a sheath or aftermarket ones need to be available. nylon, plastic or other no-maintenance material for the sheath and handle. any recs?
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>>2412210
ID on the wallet pls
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I found this while cleaning out my Grandads tool shed. Probably has not been opened in at least 15 years & the blade is still sharp. Any advice on the brand or cleaning the timber up would be appreciated. Cheers
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>>2410448
noice
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My edc
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>>2429669
Use naptha on the wood, then oil profusely.
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>>2429669
East german
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>>2429753
Is the portion of the blade behind the grind unsharpened? Nice knoife either way, I need to grab me a big fuckin bowie knife again one of these days
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>>2409448
I love my bushman, hard to beat for the price. It is certainly not the prettiest knife and I treat mine like absolute dogshit, but it is a total workhorse. Mainly what I use it for is battoning/limbing, so firewood prep. Holds an edge decently but for the the biggest draw is the strength. I've had mine 7 years and have absolutely beaten the shit out of the spine, the thing can withstand so much pressure provided you use it the correct way. Only time I've seen one break is when a retarded friend got it wedged in a log and wiggled it side to side instead of up and down. Took a huge chuck out of the blade.
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>>2406155
I keep them as self defense knives, they are sturdy enough for a fight and cheap enough that I wont feel bad about losing them afterwards
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why does opening cardboard boxes with my knife make it dull so quickly?
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>>2430360
shit steel and/or thick edge
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>>2430360
Cardboard is made with clay. It dulls blades super fast because it's like a soft honing stone or strop. You can use it to hone your blade, too.
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>>2405781
I always have one in my car. Also in the countryside. We call it "cavunazzu". Sardinian for Roncola.

Its great to chop meat and wood. Like a machete. Also it's hell of a weapon.

T. Italian /sardinian i use it everyday
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What's the best method to fix a chewed up tip? The tip itself is fine, but the edge leading up to it is pretty fucked up
I got a 3-sided stone, should I just run it on the coarse side until fixed or what?
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>>2430360
paper and cardboard are super harsh to knives
I've learned this because I do some bookbinding, using scissors on fabric or leather wears them down much slower than using them on paper.
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>>2409489
>>2409481
It amazes me how much that knife is pretty much your average billhook, just with a different blade shape, at 5 times the price.
Yet, I still want to buy one.
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>>2431149
>At 5 times the price
What are they, $5? The bowie bushman is $20, and the standard bushman is like $25-$30
And while they're similar, the bushman is a lot more generalized use wize, while the billhook is more specialized. You can use it for wood prep, food prep, general camp tasks, and you can even spear and dress game with it
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>>2431162
>What are they, $5? The bowie bushman is $20, and the standard bushman is like $25-$30
Around here the Bushman is ~30-35 euros. Meme outdoor shit is grossly overpriced.
The billhook was 7 euros.
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>>2430388
>>2430468
>>2431147
very interesting, thank you. good to know.
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At what point should you bring a sharpening stone? I have two small Fallkniven stones (DC3 and CC4) and they're so small I'm thinking of just chucking eiher one or both into my pack but I'm not sure.
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>>2431132
pics plz.
Should just be some time and effort on the stones. Start from both the ricasso end and the tip end so you don't get a wonky belly.
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>>2423491
They do make a full tang version of mora knives. the cheaper 1/8th tang ones are great for first knives for family/friends or to keep around the shop/car.
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>>2419587
I have 2 A1's
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>>2404367
I just have two mora knives, there is no real reason to have anything more than that.
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>>2431147
I moved to 20cv memesteel just for breaking down boxes and a number of craft projects.
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>>2428179
Not wrapping the bucksaw blade around your belt like a chad
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Where do I get a fancy schmancy, actual puukko in Europe? what's it going to cost me if I want a good one?
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>>2406194
had the same done to my karesuando, that scratchy texture on the bevel goes away over time, mine's become pretty thin
sorry no pic because of range ban
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>>2404367
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>>2421928
Bushman anonbros, after years of wanting to buy one I decided to waste the money on a knife I'll rarely use (I have a billhook and a hatchet, heavy use is covered also have an assortment of cheap small knives), a couple of questions about the knife, if you guys don't mind:
1- How easily does it rust?
2- Bowie or normal? I'm thinking normal
3- Anything comfortable to wrap the handle with that you guys would recommend? My brain is telling me to find a bicycle inner tube and use it.

Appreciate any answers.
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>>2432107
So Finnanons, I need your help. Eventually I narrowed it down to a Roselli Hunter full tang or a traditional Kauhava by Järvenpää. I like the latter better but I'm a bit concerned that since it's a "traditional" knife I'll get some kind of decorative / collector item not meant for real use.
I only have 1 knife and I want this one to last.
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>>2432460
>3- Anything comfortable to wrap the handle with that you guys would recommend? My brain is telling me to find a bicycle inner tube and use it.
weave paracord around it? there are tutorials in a variety of styles on youtube
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>>2432489
Paracord is 99% meme. Some good tape for patching tents and gear would be much more useful. If you want fishing or trap line carry that it’s weightless, if you need something to bare a load paracord is the worst it stretches and stretches. It’s the worst meme
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>>2432524
Tape gives horrible fucking blisters. Trust me
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>>2432460
>1- How easily does it rust?
Not too easily. It's a carbon steel so I would wipe it off when it gets wet, but the coating helps a lot. Just oil ip the edge occasionally and you'll be fine
>2- Bowie or normal? I'm thinking normal
It's purely preference. The bowie is slightly cheaper, but get whichever blade shape you prefer
>3- Anything comfortable to wrap the handle with that you guys would recommend? My brain is telling me to find a bicycle inner tube and use it.
Grip tape/hockey tape are ideal, duct tape works in a pinch. I've never used paracord, but I'd assume it works decently well if you wrap it correctly
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>>2415494
That specific one yes.
But there are good brands with good gigs.
You can use quality small whetstone and diamond stones on them too.
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>>2432464
I'm not a Finn but i was in finnland and i bought a roseli UHC. And other pukkos.

I never heard of the other brand you are mentioning. However a lot of Finnish small brand puukkkos blades are made by laurin in 80crv2 which is more than decent. 80crv2 is better than any carbon steel.

When i was in finnland. Almost all the hunters i encountered recommended me a Wood jewel or a roseli.
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>>2423666
Depends on your budget.

Roseli,Terava jakaripuukko, wood jewel
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>>2425218
>>2432750

How much does that weight?
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>>2433265
Thanks anon. I've made up my mind toward a Damasteel RWL-34 knife although the price tag is going to cost me a few sleepless nights.
>>2433314
Not him but I have a curiosity: at this point I've narrowed things down to the same type of knife: birch handle, 10cm blade, same shape etc. but then I see that the knives fall into two categories of weight: about 90-100 grams and 180-190 grams. How is it possible that some knives with the same blade, same thickness (actually a few thicker-bladed knives weigh less) can weigh about half as much? I have only one knife, which is a birch-handled scandi, and it weighs 97 grams. It makes me wondre if this means something about the tang of the blade.
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>>2433265
>80crv2 is better than any carbon steel.
80crv2 is carbon steel
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>>2433318
About 10 ounces. Pretty light for a bowie knife, but it works for just about anything you can put your mind to. I like it since it's a lot of functionality packed into a relatively light package
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>>2433335
This may be just a definition argument but i define carbon steels as:
Carbon steels are carbon and iron.
Example are 1095,1084,1070...etc

80crv2 Has, chromium, vanadium,molinedium,cobalt,manganese...etc
I think we usually define this kinda steel as Toolsteels
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>>2433330
Maybe is just handle material. Most steels are all more than 80% iron. So steel shouldn't be much of a difference.

Note also that some people say the length of the blade and others the length of the knife.

Things like being full tang vs rat tail and the grind can also matter.

RWL-34 is like Abel if i remember. At which hardness is the knife being made? what kind of knife is it?
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>>2433551
>Maybe is just handle material.
It's all stacked birch bark
>Note also that some people say the length of the blade and others the length of the knife.
I'm on Lamnia and it says specifically the length of the blade
>Things like being full tang vs rat tail and the grind can also matter.
that's what I believe
>RWL-34 is like Abel if i remember. At which hardness is the knife being made? what kind of knife is it?
58-59, it's a puukko
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>>2404645
Very nice, mirin'
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>>2432750
Thanks for the answers, anonbro.
Ordered one online yesterday, hope I don't end up regretting buying it.

>The bowie is slightly cheaper
Funilly enough, around here (somewhere in Europe) it's actually the opposite.
In the particular shop I got mine the normal one is 30€, the bowie is 32.50€, negligible difference but kinda funny nonetheless.
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Should I get a Full Size KABAR straight Edge in 1095 Cro-Van or a Buck 120 General Pro in S35VN?
kinda biased to the buck because the kabar seems mil-larpy
I cannot find any comparisons without Boomers and their hallmark grandiosity and sloganeering obfuscating any useful information
>Muh KABAR sempi fi
>Muh Buck nothin like it

Any other suggestions for a large fixed blade welcome
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>>2434065
B B B BUCK 120 BABY!
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>>2404367
I've been eyeing a ginunting these past few days
Maybe I'll ask my bladesmith to make one
(yes I did post about it earlier on /k/)
Either a ginunting or a seax, still not sure
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>>2434123
Making a buck by breaking a buck while buck breaking
(I should go to sleep)
Captcha: NGGXDN
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>>2432731
Bring some virtually weightless mechanix gloves. If you aren’t a full blown full time abo you should wear gloves to work. You wear shoes don’t you?
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>>2434065
Depends on your usage, though with the buck having better materials I'd say that.
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>>2434505
Goodnight
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>>2434524
Fuckoff racist. I wear boots not shoes.



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