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Old 07-11-2009, 02:18 PM   #166
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A buddy of mine just started making these. I love the classic stiletto look.
It's like a retro version of the Gerber MK-II

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Old 07-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #167
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Buddy just starting making these.

Where and how much. Thanks. Spook.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:46 PM   #168
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Sweet story, sweet knife. I am told by those who know, that the shape of this guard is the one they really want in a slippery blood fight... as opposed to straight or one folded forward towards the blade.
I wonder if he ever used it?

His main job was getting food and water to the front lines; and since lines were not "hard", he often found himself behind enemy lines and having to hide until dark when he could return to safer territory. Can you imagine having to endure that as a teenager?
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:23 PM   #169
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Where and how much. Thanks. Spook.
The company is Italian, not sure who sells them in the States.

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #170
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A buddy of mine just started making these. I love the classic stiletto look.
It's like a retro version of the Gerber MK-II

Looks more like a WWII Bayonete, and me likes very much! It actually looks like a modern Sykes Fairbarin.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:01 PM   #171
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I carried one of these ( E.R. Fulcrum) around on my kit for a few years and really liked it. Tough knife. Even used it to open a couple of these Soviet sardine can type ammo boxes a few times and it still held an edge. A bit too thick to get a super sharp slicing edge, but works great as a multi purpose blade. I made a custom Kydex sheath for mine.

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Old 07-13-2009, 07:11 PM   #172
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Sort of rough...

A bit larger knife than I ever use to be honest. I like SMALL sharp blades.
Hey, it was a gift from a brother and it will never be sold for that very reason.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:48 PM   #173
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The company is Italian, not sure who sells them in the States.

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Interesting looking knives. Here is their US distributor.
http://www.xtremeknives.com/
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:11 AM   #174
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Man there's some great knives in this thread. I've got way more knives than one man should, but mostly production knives Striders, Emersons, etc.. Everything from 2" to 36". A little side effect of being an Inayan eskrimador.

This is my preferred EDC (Emerson CQC-11)...





A couple of my live blades with their trainer counterparts (Keen Edge Pukulan trainer + live, Emerson Combat Karambit Folder + trainer)...





More tomorrow...

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:02 PM   #175
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I carried one of these ( E.R. Fulcrum) around on my kit for a few years and really liked it. Tough knife. Even used it to open a couple of these Soviet sardine can type ammo boxes a few times and it still held an edge. A bit too thick to get a super sharp slicing edge, but works great as a multi purpose blade. I made a custom Kydex sheath for mine.

I loved and bought a few of the modern Tanto blades till I used them for a while. HATE chisel sharpening! I'll never buy another chisel sharpened tanto although I love the way they look, i hate them for general use.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:11 PM   #176
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I loved and bought a few of the modern Tanto blades till I used them for a while. HATE chisel sharpening! I'll never buy another chisel sharpened tanto although I love the way they look, i hate them for general use.


The OP asked for photos of nice knives, yet perhaps half the replies are doG-awful production tantos and other hideously ugly crap.

WTF is the matter with you Yanks? Have you no taste?



You can keep the airborne ninja commando rubbish. Let's see some quality materials and workmanship.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:14 PM   #177
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The OP asked for photos of nice knives, yet perhaps half the replies are doG-awful production tantos and other hideously ugly crap.

WTF is the matter with you Yanks? Have you no taste?



You can keep the airborne ninja commando rubbish. Let's see some quality materials and workmanship.


Oh, and BTW I am the OP!
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #178
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Oh, and BTW I am the OP!
and that's not a bad-looking knife.

i can't stand all this weaponised shit that looks like it was rejected for use as a star trek prop for a klingon psycho character.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:22 PM   #179
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I've got a gerber armor (not saying it's nice like some of the others in this thread) but the tanto blade has really come in handy.

I spend a lot of time opening and dismantling heavy carboard.

The blade is plenty long enough to go through 3-4 ply cardboard and I have serrations at the hilt to saw through it if I haven't bothered to sharpen it in a while, but what I especially like about it is the tanto style gives me that brilliant little angle inthe front part of the blade to cut through thick packing tape to open boxes.

Maybe not prefferable to most, but it works great for me.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:10 AM   #180
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I've got a gerber armor (not saying it's nice like some of the others in this thread) but the tanto blade has really come in handy.

I spend a lot of time opening and dismantling heavy carboard.

The blade is plenty long enough to go through 3-4 ply cardboard and I have serrations at the hilt to saw through it if I haven't bothered to sharpen it in a while, but what I especially like about it is the tanto style gives me that brilliant little angle inthe front part of the blade to cut through thick packing tape to open boxes.

Maybe not prefferable to most, but it works great for me.
That's the thing; tanto's are rather specialized. You happen to use one of its specialties.

Personally, I hate 'em for an EDC.
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