Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. TALLGUY

    TALLGUY Been here awhile

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    Just googled that knife! Very nice looking and glad you enjoy it! I thought I might need one but my pocket knife budget is closer to the Opinel range.:rofl

    This thread already cost me over $100 this year for that darned Blackbird SK5.




  2. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Did you say Opinel?

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    Rattled RTW in my cook kit.

    My eating knife.
    bill
  3. TALLGUY

    TALLGUY Been here awhile

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    My latest desire/need/want/must have. That glass breaker pommel would have been handy a couple times. I know a Trooper who got a little excited and broke his hand on a window a while back. Of course I already carry a 2 dollar chipping hammer for such an occasion, just not on me.

    Does anyone know if the standard plastic shielth that comes with this will hold this knife securely with the handle down and no other support?

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  4. nashopolis

    nashopolis Been here awhile

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    Another left-hander here - I got the bench made mini griptilian for that very reason. I really like the axis lock as it works well in either hand for me. Those leeks are nice too I remember trying one when I was shopping.
  5. duc

    duc Been here awhile

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    I own that very knife, and the answer is a resounding "yes".
  6. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    Agreed. I own that one as well and it's great.
  7. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    what the ESEE stand for!?

    I have a Ka-Bar BK14 with ESEE stamped in one side!
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  8. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    Escuela de Supervivencia (Survival School in English) Escape and Evade



    The BK14 is a kind of mix of the Becker Necker (blade part) and the ESEE Izula (handle part) made under license by Ka-Bar
  9. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    Thanks.

    why are the first two worth in Spanish and last two in English?

    or the whole ESEE is in Spanish
    Escuela de Supervivencia Escapar y Evadir!
  10. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Not exactly knives, but sharp edge related.

    URL in case the embed code doesn't work: http://youtu.be/v3Ad6tBdLbM

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  11. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    If you hit up Amazon, they have them from $39...
  12. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    I carry a Pro tech 1321 and their warrenty is first class.
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  13. JStory

    JStory Long timer

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    Plane nerds. That's cool.
    I'm curious about the wood that they use.



  14. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Link?
  15. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Bob,
    My sons and I carry these Protechs every day and they get used.
    My grandson is 10, has a Protech at his bedside.

    Over the years we have had a couple of springs break so we sent them in with a $10 bill. Protech repaired them and one one the blade was getting worn so they replaced it while it was in their shop.

    I lost a Brend 2 in Guatemala when I was working on my KTM along the road(left it sitting on the front fender). I like to think I made someone's day. I won't buy another black folder. The darn things like to hide.

    The Protech company is no nonsense. The whole repair process happens in 5 working days.

    I know they are pricey and illegal but I have never had a problem traveling with mine. Everyone is fascinated.

    I don't do any thing illegal, I don't drink or smoke.
    This is the cheapest model of the Brend 2

    http://www.bladehq.com/item--Protech-Black-Brend-Auto--3765

    I carry bear spray for personal protection. I would never use a knife in a fight and consider any knife a worthless last resort for protection against humans. Knives kill people.

    Used my bear spray it in a robbery fight on the highway in Russia and won, two against one. I was wearing my helmet and armored jacket and pants/boots. The men were young and poorly dressed.

    Surprised them, yes I did. Sprayed them and ran for help while they cried.
    bill
  16. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    I think it's some kind of cedar or sugar pine, hardwoods are not used that much in carpentry and woodworking in Japan. All the tapping you can hear in the background of that video is the sound of other contestants adjusting plane irons so as to get the finest possible shaving. Pretty amazing that they can get a consistent 9 micron shaving from a wood bodied plane where the blade is wedged into an angled cut in the plane body, and the only adjustments are made by careful taps on the front or back of the plane. And those guys know a thing or two about getting a keen edge on a blade, too. . . .
  17. jestragon

    jestragon Been here awhile

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    I'm a user, not a collector, so don't expect fancy pics of fancy knives here.

    Some of the knives I own, nothing special (although I'm glad I got my hands on Schrade SS1s before the company went bust!):
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    A blank I got a village smith here to knock up:
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    What I've made of it so far, planning to put Khaya senegalensis scales on it:
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    You can get a traditionally made, good working knife here (leaf spring steel, no sheath) for about $1.50

    Old model Dutch armed forces Victorinox, you can buy them used for cheap, great knives.
    Enzo Trapper in 01, scandi grind
    Brandless, old, beautiful hatchet
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    I also own an Enzo in D2, convex edge, seen here cleaning Tilapia while I was doing field work in Gabon
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    My Valiant survival golok (medium):
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    What I carry depends on where I am. My EDC is either the Dutch armed forces Victorinix or a Spyderco Endura 4, in ZDP-189 or VG10. The fieldwork I'm doing know has me carrying my Dutch Victorinox in the pocket, either a slightly-cut down Tramontina machete or my Valiant golok off the belt (depending on the amount of heavy chopping I'll expect to do), with a leatherman charge Ti in my bag.
  18. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    I carry an SOG Flash II for work, opening stuff, cutting, prying, etc and it's been very tough.
    I'm a big fan of SOG stuff.
  19. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    yeah you start off thinking 'ah bless, keeps them safely off the roads i suppose' and then wonder how sharp those things are! theres a lot of skill there, 8 microns? a micron is 0.001mm or 0.000039"
  20. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

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    Always in my pocket.

    Sog Aigis.

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    IRBI, Damascus,Oosik handle. Christmas present from the wife.

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    Jeff White Knife

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