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anything bladed, r8 and h8

pic related is my shit... what should I get next?
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Here's my shit, I've never really used the OKC, the folder is my edc and the mora is what I use for /out/ purposes
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>>1133508
What do you think of the mora? I think it's great. I beat the hell out of mine and it still works perfect
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>>1133524
>>1133508
>mora companion - breakfast of champions
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>>1133528
>>1133527
I took $100 that I normally would have used to buy an expensive folder and bought 5 of the heavy duty companions.

>$20
>not chinese (swedish)

Seemed like no brainer. I like the idea of having a banger that i don't have to care about always available at the campsite. And people seem to say they are very well made. I took the other 4, coated them with gun lubricant/oil, and put them back in their boxes with silica gel packets. Don't want to take any chances with how humid it gets here.. --the high carbon steel can probably rust fairly easy.

I like having multiples of things like that, and with these it is super cost-effective. Hell, if mine lasts long, I might just gift a couple of them out to people.
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>>1133508
Moar moras!
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got this guy in the mailbox today...
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Mine.
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>>1133678
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>>1133682
Damn pic
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>>1133683

I was watching an axe video on youtube and the guy said that you want the grain patter to be totally vertical, and no heart wood. My handle violates both of those rules. I dunno, I'm not a huge axe guy, but maybe someone here can enlighten me.
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>>1133678
Way too beautiful. Does it still smell to prime swedish pussy?
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>>1133686
Huge axe guy here. That handle is fine. You can use just about any old stick on a hatchet. It matters a lot more on a large splitting maul with a long handle that flexes upon impact. If you are going to split logs with it put a few layers of duct or electrical tape around the base of the axe head to prevent the handle chipping and it should last double digit years.
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this thread is full of pretty knives that look like they have never been used to cut / pry / split anything
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>>1133699
Hey thanks man. I don't plan on splitting logs with it... I bought it for basic camp shit, making tinder, hammering, clearing brush, etc.
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>>1133524
I've owned KA-BARs and the OKC version and even though the KA-BAR is better quality, the okc is much much more rugged. Would purchase again
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>>1133699
Hey huge axe guy, what are some recommended models for babby’s first axe?
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>>1133699
>Me
Are you the Norwegian guy on your image? If so shouldn't you be fucking tons of pussy instead of shitposting on /out/
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>>1133678
You must have a HUGE mailbox
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>>1133508
>>1133524
>>1133665
>>1133684
>>1133711

god, what is this? the mall ninja edition or something?

Can't you at least post something a little /out/ related?
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>>1133665
Mora STRONK!
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Looking for a beater folding knife I can get via amazon prime.
Already have an opinel, looking for something sturdier like my mora
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>>1133843
What price range?
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found this buck knife in a really tricky pocket of a hiking backpack that I got for $10 at goodwill

things built like a Craftstman wrench
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>>1133848
like 20-30 bucks
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>>1133508
you have got abysmal taste
I hate you
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>>1133809
I use all my knives /out/.
What are you bitching about?
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>>1133797
Either that or a front porch... you know... for packages?
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>>1133809
Wym faggit? Kys
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>>1133809
ka-bar is a pretty decent /out/ knife once they have a good profile, the blade is strong, the pommel makes a usable hammer in a pinch, and it is as good as any knife in it's price range.
though the factory edge is pretty shit
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>>1133711
>OK
Beautiful knife anon, like what you did with the cord, Which model is this?
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>>1134134
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literally everything i have
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>>1134135
>>1134134
prime shit, nigger-
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What do you guys think of Tops knives? So far mine has been my ol' reliable.
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God I’ve never witnessed such wall hanging
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Mora is good
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looking for three things for a beginner outist. Reliability above all else, dont really want to have to buy replacements

A good camping knife

A good Hatchet

A good pocket knife

Please help my dudes
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Left to right:
>Victorinox one-hand trekker
>Mora companion
>Esee laser-strike
>Estwing hatchet
>Silky gomboy 210
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>>1134199
In order of usage:
>silky
>mora
>estwing
>esee
>trekker
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>>1134191
Basic birch mode is a Mora. Anything else just search for different knife reviews on youtube. Or you can check out different outdoor stores or gun shops. Most of the time they sell pretty good knives Just make sure that it isn't made out of chinese stainless steel. My best experience with buying a knife was at a gun show. You can always check those out too when those come around because you buy all three of those things in one place.

>But how come you didn't list anything
Because buying a knife is like buying clothes. What feels good and works for one person may not fit for you. Always try before you buy. I'd hate to see you waste money on buying a knife online then it turns out to be crap or is uncomfortable.

Hatchets I don't know much about So you could watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZYtTXz5m7Y
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>>1134200
>>1134199
Is your name Brian by any chance?
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>>1134204
No but my name does start with a B
This brian guy sounds like a fun dude
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>>1134212
I was just asking because he has that same hatchet. But yeah he is a cool dude. He makes walking sticks as a hobby.
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>>1134214
Estwing is pretty common desu, cheap, sturdy, and found at most hardware stores. All metal so doesnt break when u hit the neck. Its the mora of hatchets imo.
Are his walking sticks pretty cool? Does he make any with hidden samurai swords?
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>>1134203
thanks friend :)
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>>1134215
Yeah he makes some decent sticks. Sadly no swords though.
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>>1134191

KA-BAR fighter/utility

Spyderco Endura 4 in orange

Cheap hatchets from the hardware store work fine; wood

That's what I've used since the beginning (exchange the Spyderco for a Buck 110, because that's all that was around back in the day for a locking folder).
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>>1134093
USA Short Serrated, I couldn't find any difference between the USA and the USMC other than the stamp. I also didn't feel I needed the full size for camping that I do. I have used it for and it does work fine for batoning though the interwebs are full of guys who broke theirs doing so, that said batoning is hard on any knife.
The leather chord on the handle is just to get a better grip and index the blade and the top of the cross guard has to go, it sucks for choking up on the blade. the paracord on the sheath is just extra cord I used to keep the fire steel with the knife and to have a bit of extra cord.

>>1134191
Ka-bar is fine but it is defiantly not perfect for reasons listed above. I like it because it is not a re-curve

I often see old boy scout knives like pic, at swap meets and wonder if they are any good if they are cheap enough. look like they would be a good budget /out/ knife
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>>1134220
I love my endura4. Had it a few years now, use as EDC for landscaping and /out/ing, never sharpened it on a stone just a belt occasionally. The only problem is that the clip is prone to falling off, for some reason those little screws don't like to stay tight. If you do clip it I suggest clipping it so the knife is still in your pocket. I spent about 60 bucks for mine and it turned out to be a great investment. There's many other good spyderco's but I like the plain simple effective design and the VG-10 steel. It probably has twice as much metal to the blade compared to the inch shorter delica
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>>1134191
As a general rule of thumb, I just try to avoid anything made in china. That's my first requirement. Second, it has to have a solid reputation and history of use by other people, however, don't trust reviews alone. A lot of amazon reviews and shit like that are fake, probably the majority. A website like this is valuable to see what people are really using and what is working and what isn't, granted as it gets more popular it will face all the same problems with fake reviews and shilling and such.

If the item passes those two tests, then I look to see if the price is something I'm willing to pay. It usually is, because I'm fortunate enough that money isn't a huge concern for me.

good luck man
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so much hate for Chinese knifes
Chinese make best knifes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqTnBmYXeqQ
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>>1134279
>batonny chop chop is the ultimate test of a survival knife
>thinks using YOUR ONLY FUCKING BLADE as a throwing knife is a legitimate use in a survival situation
Why do people like this retard again?
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>>1134254
Yeah 5" is perfect length i think. Good looking knife. Thanks my man
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>>1134305
because batonny chop chop is a last resort
you are more likely to have a knife with you when away from your camp than an axe and any 1/2 way decent knife should stand up to an occasional baton. otherwise it is of no use as a survival knife

you may not always have your Nessmuk trio on you
also the idea of a survival knife is different than a bushcraft knife, survival is to keep you alive long enough to get out of a situation or be rescued.
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>>1134391
>Implying the survival concept isn't an irrelevant marketing meme
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>>1133508
nothing, you already have plenty.
>inb4 you can never have too many
what could you possibly need that many knives for?
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>>1133737
My name is a lie, I don't use an axe. Hatchet for kindling and maul for splitting logs. I don't know what to tell you to get because use no name stuff from when grampa died and a chainsaw/hydraulic splitter most of the time. I still have a mean swing though. Ash trees got the borer on my uncles 20 acre property and I live there and produce about 25 cords a winter and we landscape/mow all summer.

>>1133742
Not the guy in the image. That's a faggot from Amon Amarth or some shit. I do look somewhat similar if you subtract a couple dozen pounds of needless bicep muscle and move it to my back and shoulders. I exercise /out/ not in the gym. Have to do something while I wait for my balls to reload so I shitpost.
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>>1133508
Pic related is essential for the true survivalist. Get one... or five!
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>>1134405
Why only use one knife when you could use 16? Think about it.
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>>1134396
Agreed. The idea itself wasn’t a bad one if it was applied properly but it isn’t anymore. It’s a played out over glorified version of camping. I find it to be played out.
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>>1134546
depends on how you apply it. Mors has a pretty good concept.

It's the 1/4'' thick, 7'' long, batonny chop chop survival knife crowd you have to watch out for, then terminate them with extreme prejudice.
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>>1134191
Want cheap and reliable?
Stainless Steel Mora companion
$14 on Amazon
I picked stainless steel just because it’s less care and not much harder to sharpen. Carbon steel has a cult like following here, but I prefer stainless.

Estwing Hatchet/Camp Axe(choose your own length.
$40-$50 on Amazon.
Choose your own length. I’m a big fan of the 26inch camp axe but it can seem a big overwhelming at first when you strap it to a pack but I like the extra heft.

Buck FG110
$40 on Amazon
Total Dad knife but a timeless and reliable one. Not as decorative or tacticool as the knives out now, but it’s a very underrated and solid knife by today’s standards.

All very reliable and at very good prices. You won’t be disappointed, I promise you.
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Here's my foldy sharpy's
I have my out knives in a completely different pile, and by pile I mean 5 knives in total that I have not felt like taking a picture of
>carbon steel puukko made by some blacksmith and a wood handle mora
>Cold steel Bushman and drop forged hunter
>nepalniggerise khukri
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>>1134545
>>1134405
>he doesn't have a knoife doge
LaffingGrills.png
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>>1134559
Seriously. Nobody needs this many knives...
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>>1134555
>Carbon steel has a cult like following here, but I prefer stainless.
It's not a cult, just experience. I have found it almost impossible to sharpen a stainless steel Mora with my sharpening stones without making a secondary bevel. There's always a burr. A strop solves the problem but it's not practical for /out/. Even when it's sharp it won't stay that way for long.

>>1134575
Are you from UK by any chance? How many spoons do you have? I hope not too many as they will be outlawed soon enough.
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>>1134590
>Not being a consumerist fuck now makes you a bong
Flawless logic, moron. Having fun lining the pockets of companies that couldn't give to shits about you at the same time they deplete Mother Earth of its resources and keep ruining the great /out/doors.
But hey, at least you will have some shiny steel to show your buddies.
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>>1134598
*Have
*two
*to show to
Stupid phone.
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Related, can anyone recommend a good lubricant for folding knives? I get mixed advice from Google searches. Is mineral oil okay, or is that poorfag shit?
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>>1134598
>deplete Mother Earth of its resources
These knives are not going to trash any time soon. Stainless steel lasts many decades. Buying a good knife is probably the best way to utilize earth resources.
>buddies
Good if you have any anon. No sense of humor whatsoever.

>>1134601
Most quality folders with special washers don't necessarily require oiling but some knives like SAK get sticky if never oiled.
WD40 is a good allaround. Right now I use bicycle chain oil that I happen to have. I wouldn't worry about health issues even if you use it for food prepping. Just clean all the excess oil after applying so that there are none on the blade. Not much oil will get into the food. You get more poisons from plastics, breathing etc.
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>>1134625
this anon is right >>1134598

you're just a retarded hoarder making excuses, I bet my ass knives aren't the only thing you "collect"

jesus christ have some self-control, how much happiness do these things really bring to you?
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>>1134559
The funniest part is that up until now this original Anon has not posted anything and has just been sitting back while someone has been arguing with a total stranger
>>1134575
You are entitled to an opinnion
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plz no h8
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>>1134665
I can tell you live in either finland or sweden and shop at XXL a lot

How's the enzo?
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>>1134665
Pls give f1
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>>1134699
its seems you already know too much about me.
The enzo is my absolute favorite in elmax steel, it takes an amazing edge and stays sharp forever. The handle is comfy and the the overall feel and weight of the knife is really nice, the only con about it is that for really fine woodcarving the blade is a bit to thick but that is easily fixed by packing a small mora or something in that range
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>>1134647
>>1134647
>The funniest part is that up until now this original Anon has not posted anything and has just been sitting back while someone has been arguing with a total stranger
>>>1134575 A total stranger? That's exactly what this board is all about? We have no names you idiot! Ever heard of 'anon'?
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>>1134733
Bro stop smoking whatever you are smoking
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>>1133711
>pry
Not even once
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>>1133711
>pry
Don't pry with a knife, no matter how much of a pry expert X hours into prying and never close to hurting self, certified knife prying master, it'll happen someday
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Plus a usmc kabar but it's not in the shot
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>>1134916
How do you like the one on the far left? I was thinking about getting a regular usmc kabar for a camp knife but that made me hesitate since it looks better for batony chop chop but I can't tell how thick the tang is
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>>1134944
The bk7 is far superior. The sheath sucks. But it holds an edge and is so easy to sharpen. Would buy again
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>>1134601
superlube grease, the grease kind in a tube is thicker than the superlube oil

a little pricey, but food safe and excellent reputation

I've used even chapstick....wd40 is NOT a lubricant
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>>1133711

My brother.

I lost the sheath years ago in a tropical rain-forest. It's done pretty much all you can do with a knife barring killing a man.

(EDC Delica for show.)
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>>1134989
Talk about well used
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>>1134665

How do you like the Bucklite?

I've got one, and it's been working about as well as my Failkniven F1 (for like 1/5 the price too).
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>>1134991

There's lots of good to be said about carbon steel.

It may rust once the coating is worn away (nothing sandpaper or homemade patina can't fix if it bothers you), but you won't crack it. Well, I haven't, and I've smacked rocks and steel/glass with it accidentally.

I've pried shit open with it after beating it in with a hammer, no problems.

Currently, I just use folded cardboard and duct-tape for a sheath.

It's got a homemade quasi-convex edge, except for the clip point, which I leave fairly blunt for poking around for stuff when metal detecting.
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>>1135003
I love carbon steel. The only stainless I've liked is sogs aus 8 like in my pic above with the tech Bowie. How long have you had it? That edge has seen lots of sharpening
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rate my knives
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>>1135136
>serrated “”””Bowie”””””
just end it already
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god damn hate how high the condor bushlore rides when on a belt, really makes me want to get a D-ring or something and turn it into a dangler
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>>1135143
make your own sheath bruh
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>>1135136
Faggot/10
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Anyone know anything about pic related? They seem well made. Just don’t know much about axes or hatchets in general
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>>1135151
Also, would I be better off with some sort of machete that I could also use for bushwhacking? Or am I just overthinking all of this?
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>>1134665

good knives/10

well done anon.
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>>1133508
need more sheepsfoot
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>>1135142
>>1135150
You idiots this is from the tv show "lost"
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>>1134991

I'm thinking about retiring it. Not because of any fault with it, but ever since I got it, I've been in positions where a longer blade would have come more in handy.

I might pick up the full size fighter/utility. I think they make some with synthetic handle wraps and sheathes too.

There's some shitty vines with thorns where I often go /out/, and a longer blade would work better at slicing those things. They're amazingly stout.
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>>1135200
M8 stop you’re only making it worse
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>>1134994
paid only 14 europistan kopecks for the bucklite (note that this is the bucklite small) but ive only had it for a month so far but im still really suprised with the edge retention, the feel, the quality and the fact that i only paid one tenth of what the f1 was, however i would still put more trust int my f1 than the buck mainly for the spine thickness, the steel and just because ive got more experience with the f1 but either way both knives are really good for different purposes
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>>1135167
peace be upon you
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>>1134957
is this ok?
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>>1134559
why is there a knife in the box on the bottom right? is it in the naughty corner?
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>>1135354
that's exactly what I was talking about
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>>1134625
>because i keep all this worthless metal in my basement the environmental disaster that is mining/ production/ shipping or air freight is worth it.
>being a consumer cuck
>has the audacity to call that the best way to utilize earths resources
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>>1135151
>>1135152

Jesus, quit being a fucking consumerist faggot. You’d look like a fucking idiot with that hatchet.
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I like sharp stuff he he
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>>1135499
neat, buying now
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>>1135551
if you have a harbor freight nearby, they carry it....use a 20% off and get a freebie while you're there
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>>1135553
>harbor freight
I wish man, europoor here

gonna order it online, lucky for me they have it on amazon spain for ~9€ and free shipping
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i have more knoifes now, most of them way shittier in concept. my Mora bushcraft survival not pictured. beside the meme name is has become my second favourite knife
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>>1134391
>because batonny chop chop is a last resort

find a sharp rock?
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>>1135329

That's kinda my opinion too.

Seems like a solid hunting/light /out/ knife that probably can take some abuse, but I wouldn't do it when there's better stuff out there for it.

For light tasks, it seems pretty much ideal with the blade shape and nice feeling grip. I like it better than the the basic Mora Companion so far.
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>>1134199
Love the laser strike. Perfect survival knife. Doesnt get as much love as the esee 5 but i prefer the lighter build of the laser strike.
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>>1134832
What the hell did you pry and what with?
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>>1133508
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>>1133678
what is the gun on the back called?
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>>1136750
looks like an M14
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>>1135523
>consumerist
not really trying to go for the aesthetics. i found it for the cheap and was wondering how they perform. I’d get an estwing but i couldn’t find one over 15”
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>>1134279
It's well known that you can find decent Chinesium knives for a bargain. They are available on all the Chink e-commerce sites. Ganzo is the best known brand. There are others like Sanrenmu (all-steel body Sebenza clone for $10). These knives are especialy good value for people who live out of the US. For instance, a $15 CRKT minimalist costs $15-25 in the US depending on the model, but double that for me (and I'd have to pay at least $10 for shipping from Amazon or ebay). So suddenly a $20 knife now costs $50. It's that way across the board.
By comparison, I can buy a sturdy Ganzo for $12-15 including shipping.
Dozens of youtubers have reviewed and tried these knives, btw. It's not as if they haven't been put to the test. If you don't want to purchase Chinese out of principal, that's a different issue.
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>>1136446
A can of paint and a shitty fiskars puukko
The only thing I got opened up was my thumb
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>>1135523
>consumerist
REEEE STOP BUYING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!
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>>1136992

I leave the clip point portion of my /out/ KA-BAR blunt for prying, and it works well there. I also use it to dig around when metal detecting.

I've used it on countless cans (mostly food) and it's been fine.

That's my tip. Leave the end blunt, and make sure it's thick so it won't snap (and it's carbon steel).
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Cheapy dive knife for spearfishing, Skeletool for EDC, Swedish knife made by link below for small game hunting (mostly wallabies) and a home made leather stropping block smothered in 0.5 micron diamond compound for maintaining face shaving edge.
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>>1137677

Forgot link;

http://rb-blad.se/home/?page_id=18
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What is a good folding knife that will hold it's edge well? My knives go blunt real quick when skinning roos.

Any brands to look out for? Budget is under $60
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>>1137011
OR you could carry a multi-tool and not fuck up your knives. But you paid for it, so do what you want.
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>>1137730

Knifecentre right now;

- Svord peasants knife for 30 bucks
- Eze-lap super fine diamond oval sharpening steel for 25 bucks
- Economy butchers steel for 5 bucks

Job done.
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>>1133711
Bravo 1 a2
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>>1133508
if you tried using your knives you might be able to discern what you need next yourself.
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>>1134191
If you're the newbie I hope you've already covered teh ACTUAL three essentials,

shelter,
sleeping bag,
rucksack

I'll humour you tho,

Mora 1
Hultafors trekking axe
Swiss army knife
+ Bahco laplander

have fun.
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>>1137730
get one with disposable blades for skinning

www.amazon.com/Havalon-HV60EDGE-BRK-Piranta-Edge-Quik-Change/dp/B00JYEBUPW
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>>1134601
Depends. Is your knife on washers or bearings? WD40 is a solvent, not a lube. Don't use that.

>>1135354
I wouldn't use that, it's good for o rings and stuff in pumps and things but I feel like in a knife it would attract grime and crud. I'd use like a bike chain lube or "dry lube"
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>>1138119
WD-40 is a lubricant dissolved in a solvent. Solvent allows it to penetrate, then evaporates leaving the oil behind.

Nice try, though.
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I just picked one of these up tonight to toss into my get home/weekend camping bag. Seems like some of the tools are gimmicky but better than packing full sized versions. How bad did I fuck up?
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>>1134538
But can I use it to smoke the ganja?
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>>1138335
Classic leather man is quite underrated.
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>>1138142
Water displacement....
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>>1138369

Skeletool is underrated IMO. Has everything you need for a normal hike and is light.
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>>1138370
And?
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>>1138368
Sure

>>1138409
That's why I got one. All of the bigger multitools, 60% of the stuff I have never needed in my life.
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>>1138415
Seems like the signal would make a nice dedicated backup to toss into a pack, whatcha think?
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My leatherman waves knife have come very tiny wobble, did not help tightening the nuts

shoutld i send to factory?
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>>1138499
call the company first to see if they can help you out for free or not

keep proof of purchase handy
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>>1138461

Not for me. Has a few features that I consider redundant;

- only bellends use ferro rods
- whistle usually integrated into backpack straps
- cans are two heavy to backpack about the place, so no need for can opener
- saw is too small to be useful
- hate serrated blades
- sharpener is too small to be useful
- never use awl with thread loop

I'd rather carry a Skeletool CX (with non serrated blade) and a small ultra-fine diamond steel.
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>>1137730
>using folding knives for skinning game

that's a tad disgusting m8
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>>1134271
Good brands: vespa, viteli, CH knife, Green Thorn, miker, two j, Wild Boar.
Buy from dealers like jufule, china high-end edc, etc. It doesn't matter much, they are all okay.

If you want the best china knife, you're looking for: Kevin John
I think his most expensive clone is 1400usd, but he makes clones better than the original so you pay for what you get.
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>>1139377
Clones better than the original
>clones
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>>1139398
Ganzo vs Ontario Rat 1. Just because it's original, doesn't make it better
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>>1139398

As long as you get one with a good heat treat, the Chinese copy of the Failkniven F1 is a better /out/ knife simply because it's in 5 or 8c rather than VG-10, which is shit for out (good for the kitchen or an EDC folder).

It's also 15-20 dollars compared to 150-200.
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these are mine, I rarely use anything other than the mora though
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>>1139578
I guess I’m just looking at it differently. I don’t support ripping off of their people’s intellectual property or designs. To each their own. I won’t do it.
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99% of clones are made from inferior materials and may look but perform far far worse. Don’t hold a candle to the real thing.
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>>1133508
I've lost all of my blades, don't ask why (they weren't confiscated or anything). What's the absolute best knife I can get my hands on?
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How are Ka-Bar knives for general outdoors tasks?
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>>1135993
my LS is s beast but i havent had many uses for it recently. honestly all i bring out these days are my silky and the victorinox.
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>>1140002
Fine. The only weak point is a sharp transition at the shoulder. Probably only an issue if you're stupid enough to baton it through a log.
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>>1139936
For what? Your intended purpose and budget dictate what's best.
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homemade sheath. Inside is just a mora but I reground it to be a convex grind. werks for me
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>>1139762
I guess I’m just looking at it differently. I don’t support ripping off of their people’s intellectual property or designs. To each their own. I won’t do it.
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Anyone know where I could get a crkt m16 zytel withOUT auto lawks? I had one years ago with just lawks and can't find one to replace it. Thanks
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>>1140527
It's standard, now. But it's just a tiny spring, inside. Disassemble, remove, reassemble. Voila.
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>>1140583
You can but then the lock flops around and will lock itself sometimes while you are using it. Its a pain in the ass.
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>>1140587
Then either remove the LAWKS system, entirely, or stiffen it up. A thick grease or a drop of PVA glue in the LAWKS pivot should stiffen it up while still being usable.
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>>1140587
All mine are pre-auto, but I've handled the new ones at gunshows. With a little use, one handed folding quickly becomes second nature.
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>>1140598
I will try some glue and see if that helps.

>>1140599
They are doable but it makes the knife more cumbersome to close.
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>>1140609
You might need to deploy in a hurry, but there's a saying that no one ever won a gunfight by their speed in reholstering their weapon (paraphrased).

Putting your knife back isn't something you really ever need to do in a rush.
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>>1135151
The shape looks like it'd be well suited to making kindling, it has a good splitting shape to it. For about a hundred bucks bucks though it's at the upper limit that I'd be willing to spend on a hatchet / camp axe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV2L5txVsOY
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Got this one recently, it's doing great so far and I love the aesthetics. It's the LT version with red liners and A2 steel.
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>>1138142
Which then dries as well... It will clean things but is not a good long lasting lube. Yeah, it will leave behind some oil but it certainly isn't a good lubricant.
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I wish I knew what model this SANJIA K-87T chink copy is of.
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>>1144460
I thought I had seen the original maker but I went looking and seems like it's chink too, probably you were the one posting it on /k/
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>>1144472
Yeah that was me posting the wooden handle version. The steel apparently sucks but the design seems too good.
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I restored a very old Iisakki Järvenpää knife that had been abused a lot yet the construction was solid as ever. I resently sharpened it and that motherfucker is razor sharp. Apparently the blade is very high carbon steel.
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How do we feel about the mora kansbol?

I have an esse 4 that i basically never use because its a fucking huge hunk of steel, ive got it up for sale for 100 and can get a kansbol for 60 ( i live in canadaland). Worthy trade or nah? I feel like i could actually use the thinner blade of the kansbol but i want soemthing a little more durable than the classic mora. Plus i dont like the original mora sheaths, they switched it up a bit for the kansbol
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>>1144748
looks awesome familia, nice job




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