Knife Thread General: size matters edition>Smallest and largest blades in your collection?
>smallestBenchmade hidden canyon which is my edc and work carry>biggestCondor Hudson Bay knife
>>33690742Condor Hudson Bay
>>33690548I'll have to take a pic latter, along with some new stuff I got (not knives, but related) later. But I think the smallest would be my Spyderco Bug, and largest (knife) would be my XL Espada. My largest blade would be my Valiant Armory Longsword.
>>33690548Want an Espada XL pretty bad, but don't want to pay almost $400 for one.
>>33691137G-10 one's, like pic related, are like $275. They just updated the steel (AUS8a to CTS-XHP) and gave them a DLC coating, almost doubled the price. I got the AUS8a one in pic related for like $90 when they were starting to run out of them everwhere.
Do you guys ever carry knives on your LBE or other gun-related gear and if so, how?
>>33691266Yes. Usually zip ties on the sheath.
What is everyone's dream custom? This guy is high up there for me.
>>33690987Mall was having a sale, eh?
I recently rounded out my collection with an Okapi. Cool mechanism, but terribly dull and has been a bitch to sharpen.What does /k/nife think of Higo no Kamis and laguioles?
>>33691563What is the knife from second the top? And is that an old schrade knife? Or is it a new design
>>33691512>gay rainbow style scales>tip down only looks like>probably some shitty paki Damascus Bet he asking for a premium price for this "jem" too
>>33691512Also>if the pocket clip loosens, oh boy!! A tamper proof screw holding it on. Guess I'll just send it away to get tightened
>>33691583Second from top is a handmade my friend gave me.By schrade you referring to the Old Timer? I am not sure what design it is, I think it's a special model for giveaways (I got it as a gift), and it's pretty new. I actually like it a lot.
>>33691633My biggest. Don't have a pic of my smallestNo scale reference either. The handle is about 6 inches, if that helps.
>>33691748Jesus christ, how horrifying
>>33692021What about it is horrifying?
>>33691512I'm a big fan of Will Moons work, he is pretty new to the game, but I like his style. >>33691541Long Sword (top) is a Valiant Armory Rhinelander, pretty much as far from Mall Ninja you can get as far as swords go. Katana is a Hanwei Raptor, to expensive to be mall ninja, weab maybe The two bellow are Cold Steel swordchetes, yes they do look mall ninja a bit, but are good machetesThe Schrade Priscilla may look a little LOTR ish, but it's an awesome brush clearing tool Bellow that is a 1907 Enfield Bayonet, very far from mall ninja Cold Steel Espada, yes mall ninja looking, but once again, too expensive. Ontario SP-10, just a knife. So no, nothing here is really mall ninja, maybe the Chines War Sword Machete. >>33691613>>33691628>tip down only looks likeI could be wrong, but I'm 99% sure that is not a pocket clip... idk maybe because it's flush with the handle. Now some knives do have pocket clips that raise out of the handle when you close the knife, but considering it's under the pivot screw I doubt that. >A tamper proof screw holding it on. Guess I'll just send it away to get tightenedYou don't know that. It could be standard Torx on the other side with a key (non-free spining) pivot. >
Mora companion arrived. HOLY FUCK WHY IS THE HANDLE SO BIG
>>33692271But I love the blade, my only gripe is the grip. I'm 6'2", with big palms and long skinny fingers. Do I need Swede or Finn blood and be 6'5" and 220lbs of muscle for this to fit?
>>33692165>I'm a big fan of Will Moons work, he is pretty new to the game, but I like his style.Holy fuck. His shit is nice. Like his style too..>this blade is for sale on his site for $1,000,000
>>33692303The handle is perfect to me. Feels amazing in my hand and gives good leverage.
>>33692165If that is part of the handle, then god damn. That is a mind fuck.
I live 10 min from spyderco factory outlet store and picked up this guy yesterday, how did I do? I am new to knives, I prefer guns but I figured since camping season is coming in need a new knife.
>>33691563I'm not a big fan of the higo. I've got one as a "backup" knife or how ever you want to call it. I, as a swissfag have a ton of victorinox old wenger knives i also bought an opinel but i'm at the point where i just carry one solid folding knife on me and have those "small knives" in my backpack. Something like pic related
>>33691563what is top knife
>>33691512I really want a Direware Solo. That thick blade and carbon fiber really fiddles my pickle.If I get the recurve, though, it's going to be quite silly trying to sharpen it. Might go for a wharncliffe.
Anyone order this from BladeHQ? It's my first Military and holy shit it's huge. I've got medium/small hands so it's hard to open and close one handed. It's fucking really well made. Came absolutely perfect!
>>33692639Anon is that your pic or did you lift it from Sootch?
>>33692678This thing could take a finger off. Reminds me of the Resilience, but nicer.
>>33692678Have fun with keeping the handles clean and preventing the m4 from corroding. Also>manlet
>>33692648An Outdoor Edge Fish & Bone. The blade is 440A steel. The handle is zytel and works pretty good with slimy fish mucus hands.
>>33691748How does that crossguard even pivot into position?
>>33692816It's pinned to the blade and pivots into place as the knife opens.
>>33692759Dude, clean your fucking keyboard.
>>33692832>>33692853I can't, it has its own ecosystem now. The EPA would have my ass if I tried.
>>33692753Not worried about the handles. I'm was aware and it will give it character. What is the deal with M4 anyway? Is it tough to keep rust free? I noticed it came with a desiccant pack.
>>33692691It's mine. Sootch is that guy from youtube right? I remember watching his RUSH12 5.11 backpack video. Great backpack btw. Pic. Is some stuff i have on me at work
>>33692933Get a vacuum, neet.
>>33690548smallest: GEC#18 coyote (pic related)Largest: 16'' HI WWII KukriAlternatively, a 117cm OAL longsword (for shits and giggles). Or, if you want to keep it strictly knives, a 65cm blade langsax.
>>33691512Probably a HOM Tempest or Arashi, maybe a Santiago full custom channel ti.I honestly wouldn't buy a custom folder. *Maybe* an Olamic 247, but that's more of a small production.
Just picked up the Mini Stryker. Axis lock is GOAT.
>>33691563It took forever to sharpen my okapi, the edge bevel is ridiculously steep, and unfinished near the tip. I used a file to do the rough sharpening, goes fast . Also to get the lock smoother, put some polish in it and then work it back and forth and then put more polish in it then keep working it. I used brasso. Just make sure you clean it all out when it's smooth enough for your taste.
>>33692678>>33692710>>33692722>>33692934Nice, I was considering it, but I don't really carry my Ti Milli that much, and I would probably carry this one less.If you just oil it from time to time, and wipe it off (like on your pants or something) before putting it in your pocket, you will be fine. Frog Lube is pretty good for keeping blades clean. Eventually it will develop a patina, but that's fine. M4 really is a bitch to sharpen though. Unless you are pretty good at sharpening, you may consider just stropping from time to time, but sending it out when it comes time for a sharpening.
>>33691748I can't help but laugh at how ridiculous this is, I love it.
>>33690548can /k/ help me to find a knife like this in Germoney? I just want a solid knife with marble/silver aesthetic
>>33692165>Will Moonhe got banned from bladeforums.com for being a huge dick
>>33692678>>33692710>>33692722that looks neati've always wanted a Military, but i don't like the fact that it's tip down carry i also don't like the way they are constructed without liners. the ones with titanium handles seem sturdier to me though
>>33690548i have the same little SAKlarge knife is and Emerson Super CQC8
>>33691137>>33691242>Espada XL those faggy knifes are that expensive!?!?
>>33694722Tempest is a very nice
Are there any authentic dagger recreations that aren't total LARP or mall ninja gear? I already practice with a machete and do HEMA with a steel feder. I kind of want a medieval-style dagger to round it all out. All I've got right now is this big fucking MTech thing with a guard that's hilariously oversized.
>>33692052>All of the drawbacks of a folding knife with all of the drawbacks of a fixed blade>Wacky Paki steel with speed holes
I'm going to mod an inox Opinel and I want to put a thumbstud on it, so here are my questions.Any guide for DIY thumbstud? I guess I can work something out but I want it to look decent.If not,Where can I order something like a Kwik thumbstud in EU? Right now I can order it from eBay but I'm not going to spend 16 bucks on a thumbstud for a 10 bucks knife.
>>33696403Pic related is something more contemporary, you should probably check out KOA's dagger pages and see if a reputable company makes anything that catches your eye.
>>33695931I don't think being banned from Bladeforums is a good judgment of character.. Many people are banned there for saying horrible things, such:>using proper science and peer-reviewed sources to argue an unpopular opinion >disagreeing with mods politely >Not being a part of the hive mind >Not jumping on the bandwagon Granted I would like to see how he was being a "huge dick", maybe he was justified, maybe he was just being a dick. Either way, he knows how to make good knives. I'm still on bladeforums from time to time, but it can be an echo-chamber some times. I think the whole Cliffstamp ordeal highlighted that pretty well. >>33696128Yep... I think Nick Shabazz put it best, even though I disagree with a fair amount of what he says, I think in some ways he missed the point. "This is $259 to buy brand new... and on some levels the price is okay. I kind of get it, XHP is an expensive steel, they got a DLC coating, that adds some to the price too, it's a large chunk of material. I mean, I'm not saying the price is not worth it given the construction, but that's a lot of money... that's just for shits and giggles.... That's a lot of money for a knife that has no purpose except being a jackass." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI9l6xP5hIg>>33696468How about a brass plate on the spine? This is a common mod for the Buck 110 and other classic folders.
>>33696380I want to have the sexual with Hom's knive
>>33696945http://www.bladeforums.com/index.php?threads/the-bad-will-moon.1171678/kek 26 pageshe seems like a douche bag and so do most of the people commentingi have mixed feelings about bladeforums, but it's a pretty good resource for used knives
>>33694334How do you sharpen your kukri? Just bought a 12" HI one.
>>33697834i just rub it on muh dick and it's good to go.they both are actually.muh dick an muh kukri
>>33690548Well took a new batch of photos, forgot to take one of the Espada with the Bug... But I did finish sharpening my XL Espada and I took it apart for cleaning. I did not realize how many parts it has, 32 (including the screws). I'll get some edge pics when the lighting is good at some point. >>33697093Yeah I go there for the sales page mostly... honestly a bad habit... Every time I sell something I'm tempted to buy something. Yeah he does seem to be pretty dickish there, and samefaging is a sin... but I can understand the time that goes into being a student. I would still be willing to give him a try one day.
So between broken pocket clips, squeaky opening, and shity screws, this knife is going into the shitty knife box. Fit and finish is meh, maintenance is a pain. If you want a cheap Emerson wave, go to spyderco. I'm tired of fighting it. Next, Kershaw Oso Sweet.
>>33696945The brass plate is an option, and a lot cheaper, but it's more intrusive on the blade than I would like.Right now, plan A is buying a cheap as shit chink knife on eBay and taking the clip and thumbstud apart.
>>33698471If you are just looking for parts, go on to knifemaker, you can buy clips and all of that with ease. There are plenty of sites that sell general knife stuff, I just happened to have used Knifemaker before for washers and stuff. Problem with the clip though. Most pocket clips use very small screws, with very fine threads. These machine screws are fine for going into metal, but may not work well with wood. You may consider a band clip, like some flashlights and pens have. Idk how you would find one of the right size. As for the thumb stud. Drilling a whole through a tempered steel blade is doable, but it's hard, even worse if you don't have a drill press. There are thumb studs that bolt to the back of blades with a set screw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS5t4pxRL_wIt's really a question of how much you want to make your self, or how much you want to buy.
>>33698471You're gonna drill a hole into the blade rather than just buy a $10 tried and true product? You're gonna fuck up the knife and be out another $15.
>>33698601What I don't want to do is spend more on this stuff than I did on the knife.The thumbstud on the video would cost me 16 bucks including shipping, and shipping from knifemaker is 40-50 bucks for me, so that's not an option.>>33698888Maybe, but I can guarantee you I'm not spending 16 bucks on that shit.
>>33699014>All of the drawbacks of a folding knife with all of the drawbacks of a fixed blade
>>33698267keki have one, a different modelzero problems desui loaned it to a non-knifefag buddy who wanted to check-out a knifepretty decent knives for $50.00
>>33699381>i loaned it to a non-knifefagI hope you said goodbye to it, that's the quickest way to kill a knife.>>33699554>No pocket clip>No thumb studNo way
>>33699381I stripped a screw trying to loosen it up, and just got tired of fighting it. I also replaced the clip, but the replacement didn't hold against the knife. So into the box it goes.
>>33699588i have no expectations of getting it returned.if he loses it, i'm sure he'll pay me for it and if he likes it i'm just going to let him keep it>>33699602what was wrong with the original clip? too small? i do think they're a bit on the small side
>>33699145It's a takeoff of a WWII Italian Paratroopers Carcano bayonette.
>>33699638I caught it on a leather couch and bent it out of shape.
Any bladesmiths in the thread who can give some tips on forging bevels into a blade?
>>33699675>http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/Italy/italy_2.html>M1938>This example is the push-button folding model, where blade folds into handle like a pocket knife. This was done because the bayonet was intended to remain fixed to the rifle.>This did not work well in practice, so the folding feature was discontinued and a steel scabbard provided.
>>33699809i hate it when that happens
Really like both knives. Handles are ergonomically perfect.
>>33696093I'm you, but stronger.
>>33696093Did you buy that Super CQC-8 used? It looks a lot like the one I sold.
>>33690548There, my largest and smallest knives.I have the Cas Hanwei 5160 tactical wakizashi and katana as well, but those are swords, so~
>>33696403>Are there any authentic dagger recreationsTod's stuff
>>33700197>>33700298Go away and stay gone SOGfag.
Questions about the spyderco Dragonfly: anyone know how well the jerryrigged ziptie wave opener trick works on the knife?
>>33700825>This did not work well in practice
>made in thailand machete, $30 on ebay!>m7>sog swedge 2>sanrenmu 6011>small sabeenza for scale>boker stingray
>>33701135I never claimed it was a good design, did I?
>>33698204Looks good man! Happy with your results?
The US produced autos by Smith and Wesson any good?
>>33702777>Luckily I bought this on sale, I have been curious about the USA S&W models and got my answer. Very poor quality with a cheap feel. Save your money and for even less pick up a Boker AK that has much better quality. The blade on mine came extremely dull, I guess Taylor brand is the same whether China or USA, bad quality.>taylor brands garbage
Is Sebenza guy coming back? I have nothing to meme now :'^([spoiler]I miss him desu[/spoiler]>spoilers don't work here, but fuck it.
Just ordered one of these. First foray into nicer knives. Been carrying a little, tacticool S&W assisted for a few years now, but it's time to be a big boy
Hell yeah guys this thread is tight, what do you think of me and my knife?>>33705000>>33705000>>33705000
>>33705062hopefully not tanto half serrated, though.
>>33705402Why not? I get a lot of use out of serrations, and I like the strength/utility of the tanto. I'm a paramedic, and I've had other tips not be able to stand up to what I've had to put them through.
>>33701829So? My point from the start was that it is a bad design, you brought up the bayonet and it led me to more information that bolstered my point.
kept under pillow to cuddle with at night
>>33696560I remember seeing on one of these threads a similar knife but the blade was kinda more triangular, any idea of brands or models of something like that?
>>33705764Avoid Deepeeka, Windlass can be OK but look up reviews for specific products before you buy them. Universal Swords makes a lot of Cold Steel's swords and the general consensus is that they're meh.Hanwei, Lutel, Del Tin, Darksword, and Albion are all reputable makers, there are probably more that I'm forgetting.You could also get something more experimental. Condor makes good machetes and a decent copy of the (now discontinued) Hanwei tactical wakizashi, but they're relatively new to swords.
>>33690548>Bizzlesnaff confirmedSmallest is a Kershaw Cinder, nice size for keyring and very cheap. I had one of those tiny ceramic folding razors but lost it when drunk innawoods.Middle is Colt Dispatch, my EDC.Largest is some weird shortsword looking thing made by Herbertz. It's impractical and I'd only use it to terrify an intruder.
>>33702777Smith & Wesson knives all suck. Essentially el gas stacion especial knives watermarked by the ultimate "we used to make revolvers but now we keep up with modern technology terribly" brand that is S&W
>>33705090I think that's an airsoft Deagle.
>>33705968That's a shame. I was just curious since it was actually made in the US with S30V for around 60$ but it looks like they cut corners.
>>33690987Is that cutlass machete any good? Ive been thinking about picking it up
>>33705677>I'm a paramedic, and I've had other tips not be able to stand up to what I've had to put them throughWhat did you need to do with the tip as a paramedic that caused them to break?>>33705764>but the blade was kinda more triangularLike this?
>>33706267I've forced entry into windows, had to get into locked medication boxes to find a medications to get a medical history on someone who's unconscious.
>>33705677>I'm a paramedicShit if you are a certified EMT, you can get like an automatic triage or any other auto for 30% off through Benchmade.
>>33706267Yeah it was kinda like that but military/tactical design
>>33700197ok, anon, whatever you say>>33700267no i got it new.i think they all look about the samewhere did you sell it? bladeforums?
>>33702244Oh yeah it's stupid sharp, just barely hair whittling. The apex polish is pretty good, but there is some easily noticeable scratches where the bevel meets the grind near the tip, because of how wide the bevel got.
>>33705875I agree with you... but Darksword is a little sketchy honestly. They are beautiful looking, but I've heard a lot of iffy stuff about the functionality. Also Valiant Armory is awesome, I have a sword from them, pic relate. >>33705741Nice, BK-9 is a great knife. I'm going to pick one up this summer. >>33706165I really like it, but keep in mind, it's a machete not a sword. Very blade heavy, but not to a point where it's not very useful for brush clearing. The factory edge may need a lot of work though, it took me 15 or so minutes to thin it out on a belt sander. If you are looking for more of a sword, consider the condor cutlass
>>33707707>Darksword is a little sketchy honestly. They are beautiful looking, but I've heard a lot of iffy stuff about the functionality.I've heard some of the same but most of what I've seen is positive so I figure they're probably decent, or maybe somewhat like Windlass where certain products are great and certain products are trash.
>>33705689SO you're fighting a fight that was never a fight to begin with.
>>33708670I'm not fighting anything you ass, what is your deal?
>>33705677if the knife has a decent cross section you realistically shouldn't have a problem with penetration or the tip breaking. if you need a plain edge you just happen to be shit out of luck since the tanto tip takes up 1/4 of the blade and the serrations about half so you need to slice through anything you have about 1/4 of the cutting edge to work with.You can get the 940-2 half serrated for a little more and you're definitely not breaking the tip on that or like the other anon said, a triage auto.If you've gotten by without much of a plain edge or belly to work with then I guess you're the rare case the tanto serrated combo is preferable.
I am looking to buy a Model 51 for flipping an EDC, would you guys recommend it?
>>33708721Then why are you arguing with me when I'm not arguing back?
I just realized all my knives are pretty similar in size. Smallest knife i've ever owned was probably a small sebenza but traded it off pretty quick.
>>33710121Love mine but just a tip its a really light knife,so it takes some time to get used to flipping it.it weighs like 3 oz.if you want to add some weight you might want to look into some flytanium scales.
>>33709148I've just always been a serrations guy. Admittedly, though, my experiences with failure of other styles of blades have been shit knives. I think I ordered that one more out of past experience vs what that particular knife can actually do, which could be a mistake.Regardless, it's not breaking the bank, and I to think I'll get plenty of use out of it to be satisfied. If I find that my needs/wants change, my next purchase will reflect that.
Why should i own a knife?
>>33710142What was the point of your posts?
>>33710310To cut things.
>>33698267Thats the shittiest one out of all of them if you get the cqc6k that would be the best of them all.the larger ones are fine but the cqc6k is perfect.
>>33710257I have never flipped before but I have heard it is good for beginners. I don't want to get something really heavy and end up needing stitches.
>>33707707If you do pick up a BK-anything, be aware that the stock sheath and stock handles are both functionally shitty, in that they work fine, completely tolerable, but can be upgraded.The stock sheath is just run-of-the-mill black trying-to-be-military fabric with plastic inserts, with a floppy molle thing on the back. It's nice in that it has a little velcro pouch on the front, but that's about it.The stock handles are just black plastic. Micarta is better. The nuts holding it together also need locktite, it's not the best stuff.The blade itself is fucking amazing.
>>33710305cheers, post pics when it comes in
>>33710361I used to own a bm42 and thats what i learned on.i assumed you had some experience with some lower end stuff which tends to be heavier.
>>33710339It's a knife thread
>>33710931>It's a knife threadI know that, that's why I'm here talking about knives.
>>33710205Awesome, a Gavko folder. How you like it? He is on my short list when I start to have the budget for customs. I have two fixed blades from him (pic related), the T-rex in particular is some of his very early work. >>33710416Yeah I have a BK-15 already, I very quickly got Micarta handles for it. I actually don't mind the stock fabric sheaths, but for knives I use a lot, I will go for a kydex one.
Wow, those both look great! Been thinking of picking up a fixed wharncliffe by him. This particular folder is a ferrum forge collab, but was made by mike. Flips very well and is super smooth. Definitely looking to pick up more of his work in the future.
>>33711185and that's why I posted knives
>>33711821>>33712228No I'm Dirty Dan
>>33691748how do i get this?
>>33713387I got it off ebay
>>33713444sell me it
is the only way to get switchblades in canada from shops?
>>33713817selection isnt great but beggars cant be choosers.
What's the appeal of tops knives? They seem pretty overpriced for what they are in comparison to some other brands.
>>33710472Thanks, but it's actually one of my least favorite knives. It's a cheapo Jaguar that has wonky rivets in it; the steel is stainless and doesn't keep an edge too well. I want to get a benchmade when I have some spendin' money.>>33695095Thanks man. Good advice. I used a lansky and a file to re-do the shitjob from the factory.
>>33691613>gay rainbowreminds me more like an oil spill
>>33706416might take EMT classes as elective fillers in my college, how expensive/hard is certification after that? would it be worth? unrelated to my major though
Any of you have experience with the kershaw shuffle?Not sure if getting the 1st or 2nd version.
>>33714102EMT basic certification is remarkably easy. It's a one semester class most places. A lot of the time the cost of all the testing is rolled into the tuition, with the exception of the big computer based test that you pay out of pocket for your state or national certification. Honestly, if you don't plan on pursuing paramedic licensure, and you're working on another degree, it's probably a waste of your time. Basic EMT pay isn't shit.
My baby, grandpa picked it up god knows where, dunno if its seen action but god damn is it gonna when i get deployed.
>>33710520Post the whole thing.
>you will never own a gold class 530 Pardue...Why even live? And why is carbon fiber, damascus, and bronze so sexy together?
does anyone know the name of this?
>>33715491>Reverse image search>Daily Mail: "Gurkha troops brandish the fearsome 16in kukri knives"Is using the internet really so hard?
>>33697834sorry, missed your comment. Rods work well for blades with a recurve.
Suggestions for micro/keychain knives?I'm considering the Kershaw Cinder.
>>33715530Why not a Victorinox or some kind of small Leatherman like the Squirt?
I'm a fat bastard. >make your jokes>har har harok seriously now. I've bought a 5 and a bit inch bowie for 'hunting'what casual, non-hunting clothes should i wear to mask the print?
>>33715569Buy more practical knives.
>>33715576what would you suggest?needs to be>fixed blade>cross guard>under $200
>>33715580What are you using it for?
>>33715622'Hunting' knife fightingalso>no double edgedlaws in cuckistanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRdIltdDE4A
Old picture, but biggest is ZT 0630 and smallest is an Opinel #2.
>>33715567I have little use for something that isn't a blade to be honest, even the bottle opener on the cinder is unnecessary.
>>33715639Probably a boot knife if you're trying to conceal a fixed blade.
>>33715685cooli'll look into em
>>33715639It'd be easier to help you if you could drop the memes for a minute and tell us where exactly you live. If your main concern is concealment then boot might be a good option but when carrying like that you sacrifice the ability to get to the knife quickly or discretely. I kept a folding knife clipped to my boot in high school but moved it to my pocket ASAP once I was on the bus.Also, you're probably going to get inundated with Anons saying something along the lines of "nobody wins a knife fight," but that's a total load. However, if you get into a knife fight you should absolutely expect to get cut. If possible your first defense should be pepper spray, do not pull out a knife unless you feel that you need it and are ready to use it.
>>33715711I'd still recommend a large tactical folder like a Benchmade Contego.
>>33715721Australiai'm thinking something like this, as i don't really wear belts
>>33715787not that, thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYwd0Wus5Ik
>>33715787>AustraliaThen I guess concealment really is your biggest concern, while trying to get a good general sense of kangaroo law I found a shitload of stories of people getting fines & having their Leathermans confiscated and destroyed. Can you fags seriously not carry anything with a blade without a "reasonable excuse"? Because that's horsecrap, especially since the law includes "proof of which lies on the person," which I can only see as "guilty until proven innocent."Something like what you posted would work with a jacket, I don't know how feasible that is in Australia. People do make high quality kydex rigs like that so if that's what you want to go with then look at what models various makers can accommodate and go with one of those. If you get caught with such a rig I doubt that you'll be able to argue that it was for work though.I think that the most practical choice would be a nice folder with a deep carry pocket clip but I guess if someone sees the pocket clip you might be out of luck, I've heard a lot of stories about NYC involving cops getting a stick up their ass because of a visible pocket clip. If you could think up a good job you could carry something like pic related and hide in plain sight.
I've got 200,500,800 diamond stones and a single relatively high (don't know #) synthetic with my knockoff apex pro (A ruixin pro 3). After I 3d printed the mods (end-stops, extensions so you can use the whole stone, stability and removing the angular play from the pivot) it's working pretty well, though the clamp is pretty much totally useless because of how annoying it is to open. I can finally reset the flat bevel instead of the increasingly convex bevel I get freehandingQuestion is compared to regular synthetic stones of which I have a 1k/4k what do the diamond ones I have compare in terms of grit? I've heard JP stones have much higher numbers for the same result, for example. Also what kind of maintenance and lifetime can I expect from the diamond stones?Also I'd like to polish the bevel for aesthetics after the stones before I put the final edge with a metal polish loaded denim strop. Good options for achieving that?
>>33715792>mfw HERE WE GO AGAINEvery time I see this posted I fear it's not the hardcore feelings, and then I am pleasantly surprised.
>>33716037Wew lad. that sounds lit.pics?
>>33716093ever let it do that to your dick m8?
>>33715985>I've heard a lot of stories about NYC involving cops getting a stick up their ass because of a visible pocket clip>attach a pocket clip to a dildo
>>33715985i'll just tell em it's for cutting apples with
>>33716121>YOUR MOVE MR. LAWMAN!>HFW
>>33716093Don't have a picture and I'm not home but basically this is the original creator's rig and mine is the same except I didn't bother with the big protrusions out the sides at the front or the Y rod's plastic piece because a small washer achieves the same effect in removing the wobble w.o. requiring obscure bearings
>>33716219looks like some kind of deviant sex aid
>>33716261It's good though. Just takes a long time per knife compared to freehand
>>33704706Fit & finish.......Tight tolerances.....Call me.....555-never had an ID-180
>>33692165>Long Sword (top) is a Valiant Armory Rhinelander, pretty much as far from Mall Ninja you can get as far as swords go.10000% mall ninja
Aksing again for micro/keychain knives.After doing some research, so far here are my candidates:Kershaw CinderCold Steel Micro Recon 1Opinel no 2 keychainBuck Nano BantamVictorinox SAK Classic SDSpyderco BugSuggestions?Some aditional input, most likely I won't be doing any heavy duty task.
>>33717054>Not using the official Sebongo image.FAKE NEWS. I guess the real Sebenza guy has died.
i heard you guys like flashlights too
>>33692638U dun gud. How much was it?
>>33691512Pic.Grimsmo Rask made with damasteel. I would want blue anodised screws, though.
>>33692638Actually looks really nice, I've never seen that one before. If i were you and going camping, I would buy a mora as well as a dedicated wood carving knife, because that spydie won't be very good at carving wood (making feathersticks, tentpegs, notches etc.)
>>33692982Not the guy you replied to. How do you like the 0095bw? I've been looking at getting one for ages but I've never pulled the trigger. How does it perform?
>>33710205Ti locks are gorgeous
>>33715450I fucking love the 530, more specifically the 531. It's just such a great edc. It's light as fuck, pretty strong, fast and easy to use. Love it!
>>33717479The cinder would be the best option as it has more than 1 function.
>>33717479Microtech UTX-70 with the two inch blade. Does it. Have to go on a keychain?
>>33720366That picture kills me every time. How is it possible to break a blade there anyways ?
>>33717479Did you know there used to be an Opinel no. 1?I carry a SOG key knife, and it's very stealthy, but I like Spyderco's slipjoint line a lot.
>>33691748This ones better quality. There might still be some guy in Texas who'll convert one of these into a switchblade for you.
>>33690548So does /k/ like Cold Steel now?
Why is d2 steel so fucking hard to sharpen?
>>33717479OP here. I used to EDC that Victorinox SD on my keychain. Scissors and toothpick got the most use because my normal folder (940 Osborne) took care of all the knife stuff... That being said, just pick whatever looks best to you because it's not going to get much actual use anyways.
>>33721178Because it's also very wear resistant. It's more for industrial cutting stuff than knives. Blame the large amount of chromium.>>33717479Here's a picture of my SOGs, including my keychain one.
>>33721111Nice quads. Depends on who you'require asking, really. Most people agree that Lynn Johnson or whatever his name is a cunt because of his litigation misadventures. If you don't know, basically, cold steel managed to get a trademark for the term San Mai, when it wasn't theirs to begin with. San Mai is an incredibly old Japanese term, it basically describes laminated steel, where there is a core of a hard steel sandwiched between soft steel which increases strength, performance and sometimes corrosion resistance depending on the steels used. Then they use this trademark to sue and bully smaller companies that use the term properly for money, credit or to just stop using it. This is obviously a complete dick move. But, as far as their knives go, it's a bit of a mixed bag as well. Some of their knives are amazing in my opinion, such as the recon 1, American lawman, code 4, voyager, 4max, hold out, trail master, SRK and recon scout. But then you have the complete meme knives like the espada xl which is good for nothing but making videos of cutting shit on YouTube. It's laughable how unpractical it is but I bet it could fuck someone up. TL;DR- they're a bunch of cunts on the legal side of things, some of their knives are great, some of their knives are good and some are terrible and some are just plain wrong
>>33721178Because its a hard steel.do you research anythimg before you buy it?
>Dad gave me this pretty cool victorinox, pic related>Can't open the blades up with my fingernails because I bite them all the way down>Have to use my teeth to open blades>Don't want to do that in public and look like a retardDamn
>>33722277>have an opportunity to look like a pirate>bitches about itYou're not fit to be a pirate, mate.
>>33721739>laughable how unpractical it is but I bet it could fuck someone up.You don't pull out an espada XL in public unless you need to fuck someone up. At home it is fun to play with and do some food prep.
>>33722792What the fuck are you prepping? Bleeding a goat?
>>33722792>Allah ackbars internally
>>33722277Then stop carrying a nail nick knife jesus christ. Get a modern folder for fuck's sake.
Is he our guy?
>>33723915>33723915this guy is a deadly and deathly scary motherfucker, i wouldn never ever want to be on his list.
>>33690548I dont own as many knives as id like to, but i care for the ones i do have.
>>33722277Your father didn't account for the fact that you're autistic.
>>33690752>>33690752What's the fifth knife from the right?
>>33723915100% our guy
>>33715569>what casual, non-hunting clothes should i wear to mask the print?>I'm a fat bastard.You've got natural concealment.>>33715645How do you like ZT? It looks better than the Emersons and people say it is.
>>33720754Looks neat but I can't legally carry an auto.>>33721079I would go with the Oinel if it had a lock, but I owned a no 4 in the past and I know the blade eventually gets loose and I don't want to cut my fingers.>>33721184This will be my only regular carry so I need something reliable, probably the SAK is enough.>>33721226I have cheap ass chink key knife, I'll try to get it sharp and maybe I'll keep using this one.
>>33719981its pretty comfy. the flipper won't flip if you just flip it, you have to pushbutton it. i'm not a big fan of s35vn but it holds up quite good. Also the relatively thin almost flatground blade slices like a champ
>>33691512desu I found my ideal daily knife with the Douk Douk. So I just customize Douk Douks now.I've also just finished regrinding a machete to give it a Douk Douk shaped blade, looks dank. Will post pictures soon.
>>33726072How would you compare it to an Opinel?I'm probably getting a Douk Douk soon.I got a couple of more tacticool knives, RAT1 and some chink ones and I don't really dig the aesthetics, neither I need the features.
>>33726302It's a slipjoint so it'll never fully lock, but it's the toughest slipjoint I've seen, which is easily safer than many cheap locking knives, and as the knife gets banged up, the handle tightens around the blade increasing the friction, making it even safer. In case of emergency, you can hammer the handle and make it a fixed blade knife.I passed countless border controls everywhere on the planet and it's never been a problem, because it's just the right size, and it's technically non locking so no one bothers you for it. It passed countless frisks too, because the knife is incredibly thin and light making it very easy to conceal in your ass crack, slip in your shoe, or tie to a braid of hair. The handle isn't the comfiest as a result, but it does the job. The blade is twice as thick as an Opinel and is so easy to sharpen you can do it on concrete.So they're very different overall. Opinels are great knives, but the kind I keep in a bag or in the car. A Douk Douk is what I keep in my pocket.
>>33726347Looks neat, I'm sold.Also the wooden handle on the Opinel mixed with moisture is a pain in the ass.>easily safer than many cheap locking knivesI get what you mean. Having no lock is better than getting a false sense of safety from a cheap lock, already learned that with a, fortunately, not so serious cut.Also, the third you one from the pic you posted is a mod or available model?
>>33726347>In case of emergency, you can hammer the handle and make it a fixed blade knife.so fucking retarded
>>33692759>>33692832>>33692853reminds me of pic related
>>33726072Fun fact, the blade shape of douk douks comes from French military machetes, that were themselves based off of Vietnamese dao taken home as war souvenirs during the colonial period.
>>33723166Most recently onions and steak for a sandwich. Roommates bought gimmicky serrated knife set and I'm not going to pay for a better one when the espada works for me.
Man, these old traditional knives are great. Cheap, sturdy, and full of history. I just picked up an Opinel and Okapi to go with my Mercator. Now all I need is the Douk Douk. >>33726475I could have gone my whole life without seeing this.
>>33725199Really like it, the S35VN is some of the best I've had.
>>33726380>>Also, the third you one from the pic you posted is a mod or available model?They're all mods except the one on the right which is original. But they're easily modded with a dremel. There's also a variant called "Ecureuil", with a Victorinox/Swiss-style blade, and the "Vendedouk", which is a disgrace and shouldn't exist.>>33726636I seem to remember the current owner of the factory, son of its creator, saying it had more middle-oriental origins, rather than east asian. I don't remember French machetes to have such a shape either.>>33726404>so fucking retardedWell talking about colonies, the Douk Douk played a huge role in the Algerian independence war. Algerians had few weapons, but plenty Douk Douks, so they hammered the handles and then used them as weapons to amputate and assassinate the French. They've been used as bayonets on rifles too. Same story in Indochina, later Vietnam.Then French colonial armies confiscated all Douk Douks from stores and began to use them themselves. It eventually came back home after the many colonial conflicts where they became popular, as the Douk Douk was only sold in colonies up until that point and nowhere in mainland France, and later found its way in plenty other French conflicts: Korea, Suez, Tchad, Gulf, Djibouti, Kosovo... Even today you can get shaved by fifty year old Douk Douks at barbers in Morocco.So yes, hammering it definitely works.
>>33727480I wish I had the tools to get into knife modding, I would love it.
>>33724255What's that cleaver looking thing?
>>33726888Everyone should have a douk
>>33728302Its the machete from Rambo 4 made by Hibben knives.Its pretty much just a slab of 1/4in 1090 steel, great for processing wood.
/K/omandos. Can any /k/omrade tell this Anon where to find the best benchmade/microtech OTF knock off's. Dhgate is no go.Please and thanks>inb4 if you can't afford the real thing
>>33729155Aliexpress is the only other reliable chinese knockoff site I know. Maybe eBay.
>>33729176Thank you Anon. Godspeed to you.
>>33729422Carbon Mercator?Also what's the steel on the south african knife?
Can someone suggest a knife for edc scout carry/horizontal appendix carry? Is the benchmade hidden canyon good?
Boker kwaiiiken clone just arrived. I think I got chink'd
>>33732254>scout carryI was way into carrying my hunting knife like this when I was younger. As someone who's tried it I wouldn't recommend it, I honestly don't know why anyone does it other than because it looks cool.>Is the benchmade hidden canyon good?Yes.
>>33732417Post some pics so we can make sure
>>33732417>>33733237It's so shitty. >Blade tip hits metal spacer.>Blade is touchable through the back spacer, so you'll cut yourself if you run your fingers across the back when it's closed>Tons of lock stick>Doesn't always lock>Flipper slippery as fuck>Bearings and shitty and rough even after oiling>Clip is tight, and shitty overall. I personally like deep carry.>One of the screws came stripped and threadless.>Nearly impossible to take apart >Whole frame of one side of the knife is off centered, including g10. At least it was only $25 on dhgayte
>>33729155Just buy a cheap H&K from BladeHQ.
>>33733652>Blade is touchable through the back spacer, so you'll cut yourself if you run your fingers across the back when it's closedTo be fair, so did the original ones. >Tons of lock stickYou don't even know how bad the Tux Kwaiken was with its Ti interface. It took two fingers to disengage the first few days, even with graphite. It took like 2 weeks to fully smooth out.
>>33732445Scout carry is amazing, specially with bigger blades. It's how I carry my esee 6, BK 7 and 9, even a few smaller blades.My chubby friends dont like it...you a bit on the rounder side?
Im looking for the name of a knife (non folding) that was posted a few months back.There was a video of a German guy innawoods testing its durability and reviewing it. It was able to hold his weight when he stood on it and cut through a tree branch of 3 in radius. The knife was roughly $200 and had a diamond sharpener.
>>33734644>able to hold his weight when he stood on itBecause apparently cutting implements need to do this... In reality any .18" (or thicker) full tang fixed blade with a half decent temper should support a human in some ways. >cut through a tree branch of 3 in radiusIn what way? You can cut a 12" tree down with a Swiss Army Knife if you have the time. And you can cut through a 3" branch with any knife if you have enough force behind it. >had a diamond sharpener.Oh cool, like a Bear Grylls. Sounds really gimmicky. Typically having an included sharpener is a red flag for "Tacticool" or "ultimate surviuuur" crap. Chances are, if its $200, the stone is something he added to it.
>>33735556>not getting the Emerson
>>33690752Horray for brass knuckles
>>33735711Emerson is waaaaaaay too big for me and compared to the spyderco the wave sucks balls
Boker Mini KwaikenFull carbon fiber or tuxedo?
>>33735556Nice choice. I had one of the older ones and I liked it.>>33736278Buy two and make one side full and the other side tuxedo.
>>33736832Spyderco Dragonfly 2Spyderco Bug line (super small)CRKT Pazoda 2Al Mar Hawk UltralightKershaw Ken Onion Centofante series (might are discontinued though)
What would be your recommendations for /thin/ knives? I like my knives not to make a huge bulge in my pockets, even better when they can fit in a wallet and go unnoticed.I have plenty:>Douk DoukAbsolutely love it.>MercatorPretty good, though unreliable lock.>HigonokamiNice, though no lock.>Baladeo ultralight knivesGarbage framelock whose frame bends when you apply the slightest force on it.>Victorinox AloxThin handles, but short blades, and no lock.But there's something they're all lacking: a quick and easy one-handed opening. I spotted pic related recently, which looks pretty good, but that's all that's on my radar, and I could use some help.>>33736875Thanks, I'll be checking those.
>>33730820Yes, and the okapi is 1055
is this an actual benchmade? its in a benchmade box but i doubt its a benchmade, is it? Alternatively, would I get ripped off if i bought it for 20 bucks?
>>33737262Looks like I know what knife I'm buying next.
>>33737559>its in a benchmade boxUmmmmm no? Since when do Benchmades come in shitty clam shells. >would I get ripped off if i bought it for 20 bucks?Absolutely. I would not take it if someone were to pay me to
>>33734577I am now, but wasn't back when I tried it.Why do you like it?
>>33737559>actualNo>BM boxThat's a fake box, I've seen them before.>ripped offYes. Do not buy it. It's worth less than $0.50
>>33737587>>33737262Oh and could you post a slower, better quality webm of that?
>>33737640>>33738101Thanks, you just saved a poorfag who thought hes found a benchmade for 20 bucks and that makes him hot shit
who /rudeboy/ here?
>>33737262>>33739153Where did you guys buy these?I found them on eBay, selling B grade ones for pretty cheap.Also, is the Cold Steel version any good? Just curiosity, I dig the classic look a lot more.
>>33738669You are still a dumbshit for even thinking thats a benchmade.dont get too full of yourself.by the way i have a 2x4 made by chris reeves id sell you for 25 bucks if you are interested.
>>33740255Don't talk to me or my son ever again
>>33740255>>33740274>my or my son>smaller one is black
>>33740198Theres a lot of fake ones out there but i can confirm that this place is legit.http://casiberia.com/category/okapi-tools-and-knives/okapiYou should never pay more than $20 for a real one.
Some1 said these Opinels were the shit. My cat doesn't think so either. I had to use pliers to get it open. The blade edge got dull like it was a thin burr.
Who are some interesting knifemakers on instagram?
>>33735820They're awesome. Very difficult to get in Canada as having them no matter what is a huge no no. If I carried them in public I might as well carry a gun it is the same offence
>>33736983Benchmade 530. It's a pocket razor I loved mine till it got stolen
What does everyone think of Helle?
>>33692303The handle fits my hands perfectlyBut I'm 6'5 and exactly 220...
>>33736983Spyderco endura 4One of the best cary knifes and it's super thin
>>33740198>>33740198I bought mine on etsy, Saw then recently in amazon for good prices though, I couldn't find one on there a year ago when I bought one. I have two of the cold steel ones, they come with a MUCH better fit and finish, and the lock can be weakened to allow easier one hand operation while still maintaining functionality, the okapi lock doesn't work that great if you loosen it at all. The Krupp steel is meh, but for like six dollars, it's a great knife to toss in a tackle box or play around with.
>>33728611Did you spend $1200 on this glorified and sharpened lawnmower blade?
>>33743667Theres a $1150 version hand made by Gil Hibben, but theres also a $40 licensed version.
>>33745068OK. I can see spending $40 for something like this.
Kabar USMC long or short?
>>33745309regardless if use, a short Kabar is blasphemous
DOES YOUR FOLDING KNIFE COME WITH A KYDEXSHEATH???
i usually don't buy mall ninja shit, but iwas drunk browsing amazon a couple nights agothe Clinch Pick is pretty cool.i think it might be pretty good for peeling apples
Got pic related and love it. Also have two other Moras.
somebody start a new thread
What's a good fixed blade self-defense knife? Moving to Chicago soon and I don't have the money to buy a gun and get a concealed carry permit