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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.
Not as nice as some, but they work for me.
I think that the Kershaw Blackout is one of the 'best knives no one ever heard of'! I am on my second, it doesn't get as much use since autos became legal here, I hardly went anywhere without it up until that point.
my EDC, custom one off damascus folder with titanium boosters by the late Polythress, former pres Georgia knife makers guild. most blades this grade are safe queens. not me, my take is a blade is next to worthless if it cannot be carried and used.
lots of one off, custom fixed blades out there. but very few one-off custom folders. simply too much work to be cost effective making one-off folders.
note the scratches on titanium clip. pic is several years old.. this Damascus folder has got lots more wear now...
M16-13Z ...very nice knife IMHO. I have a nice Benchmade auto knife that is slower to open than the CRKT. love that "Carson Flipper".
The CRKT holds an edge pretty good too - OP is yours made in Taiwan? ...not that there's anything wrong with that.
My two favorite knives I own Izula and my Hest dpx original ...
Here's my latest Gransfors Bruks, got it a several months ago. I took it in my tank-bag on a 1500 mile four day moto trip with a couple of guys in June and actually used it to produce kindling. We were not camping, it was a credit-card ride, staying in nice hotels but in a rustic cabin one night which had a wood stove, but nothing small to start a fire with. As they were scratching their heads, I produced the diminutive axe and they were amazed.
I put it next to a Gransfors American felling axe. I got the big one about 4 years back and have used it some. No, I don't fell much but have some land and did take out several small dead pines with it. When I ordered the axe the woman on the line asked me if I wanted a 31" or 35" handle. I did not know, so she asked my height. I told her I was 6'2", so she suggested the longer handle and I went with that. Great axes, both of them.
No pictures as I am at work. I recently got a Grantors "small forest axe" very nice tool, so sharp it cut the sheath in the post! A few days after it arrived i was cleaning up in the tool shed and came across my fathers old felling/splitting/all purpose axe, which is at least 50 years in the family, yep its a Granfors, probably an American Felling axe to look at it.
That's interesting. I don't recall ever seeing a Gransfors axe until about 10-12 years ago. I know the company has been around forever, but don't know when they started selling their stuff in this country. Cool that you have one that's over 50 years old.
I love this. Dimensions?
^^^ I was about to quote that and :tb ^^^
In keeping with the Scandinavian theme of the Gransfors axes, here are some knives I picked on a few trips to Sweden. All came ridiculously sharp.
The first is a nice little knife with a pretty part wood sheath. The handle is wood with bone, the blade is unpolished on top.
The next is a Frost's of Sweden with a very nice wood handle, olive maybe?
The next has what looks like a birch handle.
The last is Finnish made, I was told it's a fighting knife, complete with blood groove. The handle is stacked birch bark.
I would think a fighting knife would have some sort of guard?
More of a shank with a plug
I've seen several other scandi fighting knives that do not have guards.
My gift to myself last year. After two years on the waiting list. Its a Kerry Hampton.
No, it's not the splitter which looks like a mini-maul. I think it's called the "outdoor axe" or hatchet. It is one that they introduced fairly recently. It has a very small head.
I have the hunter as well, bought it about 8 years back and have used it quite a bit. Have you ever used the rounded poll for skinning? I have and it works pretty slick.
so its not a problem then?
good, they have made a UK legal carry knife finally, that i like the look of (kiwi)
Took the small splitting axe out for a test run today. Had a few rounds of aspen from a pruning project. I was really impressed with the results - these were 9-10" rounds and they were pretty easy to bust open.
I haven't tried out the poll yet, maybe this fall if I'm lucky :)
That new one looks great but my next GB purchase will be the small forest axe.