Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Esee is the brand I recommend the most, but Tops has a new knife that was designed by one of Esee's survival instructor, that I will be picking up at some point. It's called the C.U.B.

    For something in your price range that is more along the lines of a semi-custom, I would go with Blindhorse Knives. They're less tactical or utilty, and more toward woodscraft or hunting.
  2. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    Thanks for the blind horse recommend, I really like what I'm seeing there.
  3. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Indeed. The man can absolutely explain stuff well. :clap
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    Jayrod1318 Poster

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  5. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    New knife pic! What could it be?


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    5" 29 Knives weehawk with carbon fibre inlay:

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    Honestly, I have lots of other knives but always seem to photograph the balis. :D
  6. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Cool throwing knives..
  7. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    my two favorite knifes. [​IMG]

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  8. mrmurph

    mrmurph Been here awhile

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    Those 29s are gorgeous ! and SPENDY !

  9. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    That "Knife of Alaska" is a nice-looking piece.

    I was in Alaska & Western Canada recently, and saw a number of knife shops, but they mostly carried either collector-quality (i.e. fossil mammoth ivory handles, etc) or nasty tourist-quality town-branded junk. I didn't find any user-grade work.

    I did see a nicely built user-grade Scandanavian-style knife in a hardware store, but I'm not a huge fan of that style.

    Too bad. I'd have enjoyed bringing home a useful trophy from that trip. I think I've already lost my only other souvenir -- a ball cap.
  10. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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  11. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    So, I've noticed the location of the owner of the Balisongs and I gotta ask,
    How did you manage to come by them? I always had them on my can't order/sell list
    when I managed a cutlery shop.
  12. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    i have a time sensitive question that I'm hoping y'all knife known folks can help me with. What's a good child's knife? my son is 8 and attending a camp that encourages the campers to bring knives. they need to either be fixed blade or locking, so the obvious swiss army or boy scout knife is out, unless they make a model that I'm not aware of. any help will be appreciated.
  13. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Get him a Mora. Cheap, solid gear, no problem if he loses it, and it will punch above its weight as he grows into it.

    My buddy John sells 'em... http://www.survivalresources.com/store/product.php?productid=16294&page=1
  14. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    thanks Smithy.
    I'd love to hear more if anyone else has an opinion.
  15. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    I have to say that the mora would probably be too large and too sharp for an 8 year old. Too bad swiss army knives aren't allowed, they seem like a perfect knife for a kid- there are some models with locking blades, and that might be the ticket, or an opinel #7 or 6 with a stainless blade (in my opinion, will hold up better to kid abuse). Or a hardware store locking knife. I really wouldn't give a kid something I expected to be treated with reverence and passed down to the next generation. That said, he/she should be taught that it's a big responsibility to have a knife, and how to take care of it.
  16. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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  18. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I'd say #611 and teach him to take care of the carbon steel.

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  19. Dirtysouth

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    My 8 year old daughter has a Esee Candiru, that she has been carrying for over a year on our trips into the woods. She hands it over to me once we get home, and asks for it when she wants to use it outside. I set her down before giving it to her and showed her the proper way to handle a knife, and explained to her the do's and do not's. I thought of a Mora but wanted something a little more easier for her to handle. A Mora for her size hands, would be like me trying to use a Rambo survival knife to sharpen a stick for marshmallows. She'll be ready to move up to a Izula before long.
  20. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    thanks for all of the feed back.
    I really like the mora knives, and I like the fixed blade, but I think i have to agree that it might be a little big for him at this time.
    I think the swiss army knife that locks is about perfect. I'm going to see how fast they can deliver it (without paying too much)
    Thanks again. I knew I'd get good answers here.